How to Farm Anima Shards in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Anima Shards are type of resource in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (FF Origin) that can be used to gain job experience points (Job EXP). This allows you to level-up certain job classes without having to actually use them during main story or side missions. Because of the usefulness of Anima Shards, it is recommended to take the time to farm as many of them throughout the game.
Each Anima Shard grants 4,000 Job EXP to any class, regardless of level (basic, advanced, and master). To use an Anima Shard, go to the Job Tree menu and select a job class. Then, press △ to use the Anima Shard to gain Job EXP.
Where to Get Anima Shards
Mission Clear Rewards
Anima Shards can be obtained as rewards for completing main story missions so simply playing through the game allows you to stockpile a good number of them to level-up job classes you rarely use.
Sub Boss Drops
Defeating sub bosses found in various dungeons also lets you acquire Anima Shards. Be sure to explore different passages to find mini bosses that drop the material to get even more of them as you go through the main story.
Tips for Farming Anima Shards
Harder difficulty modes reward more Anima Shards.
Clearing missions on higher difficulty settings lets you receive more Anima Shards. Try to do the early-game missions on Hard to farm Anima Shards once you reach a point that where you can run them without any problems.
Playing on Story difficulty can also help you farm Anima Shards faster.
Another method for grinding Anima Shards is to do several runs of certain missions on Story difficulty. This method to farm Anima Shards may be more efficient for people still struggling with any mission on Story or Hard mode.
Best Missions for Farming Anima Shards
Below are recommended missions to farm Anima Shards in the game, including each mission’s difficulty, recommended level, and rewards obtained after clearing them.