Resistance Relic Weapons
This section will cover the Resistance Relic Weapons and will feature content written by Cordelia Faye.
I decided to make this guide to help other players get a complete understanding of how the Bozjan relics are made and the different ways to obtain the relic items through their grind.
Prequests That You Must Do
Main Scenario Quest: Shadowbringers
This is the furthest in the main story you need to go to get started!
Return to Ivalice!
First you must have completed the entire Return to Ivalice quest line starting from Dramatis Personae in Kugane.
Queue times are fortunately much faster thanks to the later Resistance Quests, you’ll see!
Resistance Weapons: Hail To The Queen!
Starting in Kugane is the quest Hail to the Queen and the beginning of the entire Resistance Weapons questline.
You should be able to follow the quests easily enough. Keep in mind you WILL have to continue doing these Bozjan quests as you progress!
Some Things You Will Have To Do Throughout This Relic
You WILL have to do the questline within the Bozjan Southern Front (and the soon to come area Zadnor from patch 5.5 in April)
- There are currently 21 sidequests.
- Some of these are located in Gangos, some of these are inside The Bozjan Southern Front. It’s pretty straight forward; the ones inside the Southern Front tend to all start in the entrance camp.
You WILL need to upgrade your resistance rank and earn mettle to do so. Don’t sleep on Bozja because it is required for the relic. Up to rank 10 is required currently, patch 5.5 might ask for rank 15+ though.
Some Tips For What You Can Do Throughout This Relic
The biggest thing I try my best to do is to keep all of the quests active, so I can farm all of the memories passively while I play the game.
Here are the quests you can keep active to farm the different memories while you play:
My other big tip is to enjoy yourself the way you want to farm these relics, it’s a game, have fun. And don’t forget you can level up while doing all of these grinds!
Acquiring Your 1st Weapon: Resistance Is (Not) Futile
Obtaining the base weapon is easy enough once you unlock the quest, just 4x Thavnarian Scalepowders at 250 poetics each (1000 total) just talk to any
You’ll find them under:
- Combat Supplies
- Special Arms Materials
- Down the bottom!
And that’s it. Simple step!
It is up to you if you want to spend your poetics here for now, or save them for something else. Just keep in mind its 1000 poetics per weapon and it’s the only poetics you’ll be spending on your relic (unless you want to change the stats in the second phase later on).
Step #1: For Want of a Memory
This is where the grinds begin!
You will need:
- 20x Tortured Memory of the Dying
- 20x Sorrowful Memory of the Dying
- 20x Harrowing Memory of the Dying
Tortured Memory of the Dying
You can obtain these two different ways currently:
- Guaranteed drops from fates in either Coerthas Western Highlands or Sea of Clouds
- in the Bozjan Southern Front’s first area (Southern Entrenchment) from Skirmishes or mobs randomly
Sorrowful Memory of the Dying
You can obtain these two different ways currently:
- Guaranteed drops from fates in either The Dravanian Forelands or The Churning Mists
- I n the Bozjan Southern Front’s second area (Old Bozja) from Skirmishes or mobs randomly
Harrowing Memory of the Dying
You can obtain these two different ways currently:
- Guaranteed drops from fates in either The Dravanian Hinterlands or Azys Lla
- In The Bozjan Southern Front’s third area (The Alermuc Climb) from skirmishes or mobs randomly
Step #2: The Will To Resist
You’ll only need 6 of these Bitter Memory of the Dying, this is probably the more relaxed step, but maybe some people will hate this step more than the previous.
There are currently four ways to get these bitter memories:
- The main way you’ll get these is through lvl 60 dungeons (synced), any of them.
- You can also get them randomly through any Critical Engagement. (low chance)
- You can get them once per day in Levelling Roulette.
- And lastly random mobs in Bozja, any area (low chance)
My Recommendation For Farming Memories
For the Tortured, Sorrowful and Harrowing memories, there are two different ways to go about these. Either you can grind straight through the Heavensward fates to get x20 of them FAST, or you can party up with friends or even find random people out there to farm with. It’s not bad.
Up to you which fates so pick your favourite scenery. I stuck with Coerthas Western Highlands, Dravanian Forelands and Dravanian Hinterlands.
However, if you are lower in rank and not in a rush I would recommend farming the different bozjan fates to both get mettle, experience for level 71 jobs, decent chances of memories and on top of that you can probably make some money (unless you want to keep what you find) by selling the various items you can obtain from lockboxes or the Forgotten Fragments.
For the Bitter Memory of the Dying, I would recommend just doing your daily leveling roulettes for exp, and queuing (synced) for either The Great Gubal Library (Hard) or The Antitower, your chances of getting these in Bozja is low so it’s best you farm these more directly. Though this might change in future.
Another way to farm all four memories is to join cluster/memory farm parties in the Bozjan Southern Front. This involves finding a party and either simply farming the mobs outside of skirmishes or splitting your party to farm multiple different mob packs throughout the instance. You will still get loot from your party even if you haven’t attacked the mobs they kill.
This is often referred to as “cluster farm parties”. if you want to find one try typing in the Bozja shout chat that you’re looking for one, or try out a Bozjan related discord.
…And that’s it for the first phase, now it’s time for some side quests before you can touch the second phase!
Most of these sidequests are within The Southern Bozjan front and will require you to rank up as you WILL need to clear Castrum Lacus Litore!
Clearing Castrum Lacus Litore
Castrum thankfully has gotten a lot easier to que into thanks to the 5.45 hotfix, your only challenge will be simply getting into the 48 limited slots.
Check out the Castrum Lacus Litore guide.
Rewards in Castrum Lacus Litore
- x70 Bozjan Coins guaranteed (+5 for each prisoner rescued up to +30 coins. 100 total for the whole run)
- x1 Magitek Helldiver F1 minion (potential drop)
- x3 different Orchestrion rolls (potential drop)
- x5 Loathsome Memory of the Dying (Guaranteed, if quest Change of Arms is accepted)
- x1 Garlean Synthetic Fabric (rare drop)
- A decent amount of exp OR 50x Tomestones of Revelation at Lv. 80
- Forgotten Fragment of Superstition
- Forgotten Fragment of Mastery
- Forgotten Fragment of Sagacity
- Forgotten Fragment of Becoming
- Forgotten Fragment of Transcendence
- Forgotten Fragment of Caprice
You will get some from saving the prisoners.
Bozjan Runner’s Secrets
- Bozjan Runner’s Secrets (Head Gear)
- Bozjan Runner’s Secrets (Body Gear)
- Bozjan Runner’s Secrets (Hand Gear)
- Bozjan Runner’s Secrets (Leg Gear)
- Bozjan Runner’s Secrets (Foot Gear)
These are rare coffer rewards.
Keep in mind a lot of these rewards can be sold on the marketplace, if you don’t want them.
Getting In To Castrum
The first thing you need to understand is that Castrum Lacus Litore isn’t tied to anything other than a timer, it goes off around every 60 minutes and lasts around 20-30 minutes, the 60 minute timer begins after the Critical Engagement is closed & gone.
Otherwise all you need to do is simply hit “Register” when it appears and then hit “Commence” when the critical engagement is ready, you can join in with or without a party and reform parties freely inside the instance, so don’t stress about party composition too much!
You may however recently find a struggle with the full instances of Castrum and to get past this I would recommend talking to the Resistance Quartermaster in the main camp and spending 5 clusters to “request priority deployment”, this will give you a buff to basically give you priority on entering the next Critical engagement, this includes Castrum.
Otherwise here are some Discord communities who tend to do more organised Castrum runs together as well as Delubrum now, I hope they help!
For the Crystal Datacenter
This one is pretty neat to run with, they offer voice chats and organisation to guide you along with and they even farm the random hunts in the field before Castrum pops, Skirmishes & Critical Engagements (sometimes cluster farming too).
To join their runs simply read through #welcome to get started, if you want to que for Castrum scroll down to the “Castrum Group Finding” go to #lfg-castrum and type
~lfg [role] d, h or t (can queue multiple at once).
For the Aether Datacenter
From memory when I was on Aether this Discord was handy for Baldesion Arsenal, I know they do Bozjan runs and they probably handle those quite fine there too, the Discord should be pretty easy to go through.
For the Primal Datacenter
Handy dandy discord for Primal that also runs DR normal and savage, as well as Eureka content.
For all Datacenters
A Discord for Eureka and Bozja on all servers, might be handy.
Will add other Discords if I find any more!
2nd Phase Upgrades!
This phase was made by a demon…
You will need to do a few sidequests which are located in Gangos and they’re locked behind Resistance Rank 10.
Fortunately the quests themselves aren’t so bad, one of them is a small rather short instance fight to then unlock Delubrum Reginae, the new 24 man Bozjan duty.
There’s only 3 side quests to do but there is another weekly sidequest I recommend picking up if you want some free goodies called One Man’s Relic.
It will give you 3x Bozjan Gold Coins which are traded for the new Law’s Order armour sets.
The 1st Step Of Upgrading: Change of Arms
This step is rather straightforward, you must obtain x15 Loathsome Memory of the Dying. You can obtain these only in three ways currently:
The main way to get these is the Crystal Tower Alliance Raids (synced):
Another main way to get them guaranteed is each time you complete Castrum Lacus Litore, it will drop x5 each clear!
And lastly, they also can drop from Critical Engagements, though at a rather low drop rate (10% or around 1 in 10, might be lower?)
The fast and consistent way to farm these Loathsome Memories is through Syrcus tower, or now clearing Castrum Lacus Litore is another great way to farm them, the harder part is getting into Castrum in the first place but you can farm Bozja skirmishes getting the phase one upgrades and potentially more Loathsome Memories in Critical Engagements :D
A Sidequest You Are Required To Do Just ONCE: The Resistance Remembers
This quest is potentially the worst in the entire phase, I’m sorry little one…
This part requires:
This phase haunts me and vexes me even after completing it…
There are only two ways to get these memories:
For the Haunting memories they are guaranteed drops in the Dun Scaith Alliance Raids (synced), or fates in Gyr Abania at a 25% chance.
For the Vexatious memories they are guaranteed drops in the Return to Ivalice Alliance Raids (synced), or fates in the Far East region at a 25% chance
Ways To Farm Haunting And Vexatious Memories
- The Void Ark, faster queues and clears & consistent (around 16-20 minutes I’ve seen).
- The Weeping City of Mhach, can be quick but inconsistent, not as many people know the raid.
- Dun Scaith, can also be fast but expect people to not know the raid here too.
- Gyr Abania Region fates, just pick whichever you enjoy it’s all deserts anyway :P
- The Royal City of Rabanastre, by far the fastest at around 20 minutes clear times.
- The Ridorana Lighthouse (Clockwork City of Goug), although a fun dungeon, can be a bit slower than the other raids. Also I’m still looking at YOU, person who doesn’t know prime numbers.
- The Orbonne Monastery, surprisingly not as slow as it used to be, only takes around 20 to 30 minutes now and seems like most people know the mechanics in there now.
- Far East Region fates, again just pick the one you like the most, though Azim Steppe is a nice place.
Some tips on fates: Try to party up and go to the same fates as any other people in the area, remember you can always talk to each other and coordinate, it’s an MMO.
Tips for the Alliance raids: Although Void Ark + Rabanastre is the fastest, try to mix things up be it doing fates or the other alliance raids.
The Second Step Of Upgrading: A New Path of Resistance
This time you will be farming x15 Timeworn artifacts, which aren’t as bad as the previous sidequest but still another step to upgrade your relics.
There are two ways to get these and they’re both not so bad but still rather long.
- Delebrum Reginae (guaranteed)
- Palace of the Dead (RNG drop)
Which one to do? Depends on what you’re after so I’ll keep it short and simple:
- Delubrum is better for something different to do and earning different rewards.
- Palace of the Dead is better for leveling up jobs.
Delubrum and PoTD have similar drop rates overall as PoTD’s drop rate seems to get higher the further you get, 151+ being 100% drop rate per ten floors. (Numbers below F150 not 100% accurate)
- Floors 1-60, ~10-20%
- Floors 61-100 ~30%
- Floors 101-150, ~80%
- Floors 151-200, 100%
DR or PoTD? Honestly that’s your choice, PoTD is good for exp where as DR might have other rewards you seek out, they both will get you artifacts at similar speeds overall.
Do keep in mind getting to Floor 150+ for the 100% drops is also an option but not an easy one to access and might not be worth it for you, but still another option.
Tip for Delubrum: use Lost Actions & Essences if you want to grind through these faster, after all the more dps the better, what else are you gonna use them on?
Note: NORMAL Delebrum, not savage!
Note for PotD: It’s once per 10 floors and on any 10 floors, eg. 1-10, 51-60, 91-100, etc.
Once you have gotten your 15 Timeworn Artifacts return to Gangos, it’s time to get your shiny new sparkly weapon!
Augmented Law’s Order Attributes
Now in this current weapon stage we can finally augment its statistics.
This time they’ve put it in our convenience unlike the previous relics - no more random factors! It’s all exactly what you desire to have for the stats you want, and it’s a relief for all the work you put in.
Below is my Scholar weapon:
As you can see it allows for an allotment of 1167 total stats, into the four different stats of your choice (the only limit is the number you can push out.
Do keep in mind you cannot meld materia into these weapons.
Reconditioning Your Relic
This is also very convenient. You will only need x4 Aetherial Sealants for 100 poetics each (400 total), then simply talk to your friendly neighbourhood Allagan Node in Gangos and ask it to “Recondition the Resistance Weapon” (it’ll be the one equipped currently).
Aetherial Sealants don’t sell in main cities, you have to go to Mor Dhona, Idyllshire etc. Same place at the bottom of Special Arms trade though.
Then enjoy whichever stats you prefer! It’s rather convenient and cheap with no repercussions or heavy grinds behind it - for once!
And that’s all!
…Until patch 5.5 🙀
Third & Final Phase Upgrades In Future!
This will be released in patch 5.5 in April, can’t be touched for now, sorry!
I’ll keep it up to date when the patch comes out.
Finished Bozjan Relic Weapons
Here we’ll cover the finished weapons at each step
- ilvl 485
- 5 meld slots
1st Phase Weapons: Resistance Weapons
- ilvl 500
- 5 meld slots
Animated, ilvl 500, 5 meld slots
2nd Phase: Law’s Order Weapons
- ilvl 510
- 5 meld slots
- ilvl 515
- custom stats, 0 meld slots
3rd/Final Phase: ??? Weapons
- Feel free to provide any links for images/gifs of the weapons, I couldn’t really find anything nice on the step 1 unanimated weapons myself, sorry.
Patch 5.45 Hotfix Update
Castrum Lacus Latore now drops:
- 5x Loathsome Memory of the Dying (previously 1x)
- 70x minimum, up to 100x Bozjan Coins (previously 26x)
- EXP (~5m @lvl 79) or 50x Tomestones of Revelation at Lv. 80 (previously nothing)
- Mettle, probably a critical engagements worth (not sure yet, but previously was also nothing)
Critical Engagement Loathsome memory drop rate was upped, not sure what it use to be but currently feels like they’re around 1 in 10, maybe 1 in 8.
The random drop rate for the first phase upgrades (Tortured Sorrowful Harrowful and Bitter memories) are a little better, obviously the 100% drop rate from heavensward fates will always be better but casually getting them in bozja is much nicer now. Still not sure what the droprate is but it’s definitely from “uncommon” to “rare” rates.
Vexatious & Haunting memory droprates from fates were increased, they’re now around 25% (1 in 4 fates) on average for the openworld fates, do keep in mind you can get unlucky and get something like 1 in 8 fates but it’s definitely WAY better than whatever it use to be.
Bozja is really good for all the memories of the dying (minus Vexatious/Haunting) as you’ll be able to grind all of them at once
Castrum Lacus Litore is REALLY good right now, 5 Loathsome Memories for clearing it + extra rewards, because of this a lot of people are queuing it right now
The fates for Vexatious/Haunting are way nicer now and it lets you feel ok to do either the alliance raids or fates at a similar rate.
Thas all :D
Oh and Patch Notes here
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21/02/2021: Page updated with Spindah’s content