How to Upgrade Equipment in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Effects of Upgrading Weapons and Armor
You can upgrade weapons and armor using various materials obtained throughout the main story of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (FF Origin). Doing so enhances the special passive effects granted by different types of equipment, improving your job class’ performance in battle.
Upgrade Equipment from the World Map
Access the Smithy Sub Menu
To begin upgrading your gear, open the main menu from the world map and press the R1 button to go to the Cornelia sub menu. From there, select Smithy and choose Upgrade Special Effect.
Steps to Upgrade Equipment
|1||From the world map, press the OPTIONS button.|
|2||Press R1 to go to the Cornelia sub menu.|
|4||Select “Upgrade Special Effect.”|
|5||Choose a piece of equipment to upgrade.|
|6||Choose a special effect to enhance.|
|7||Upgrade the effect based on the materials you have available.|
Use Materials to Upgrade Gear
Enhancing equipment requires materials which can be obtained from missions as rewards or through dismantling weapons and armor you do not need. The type of material and the amount you need changes as you keep refining pieces of equipment which means that further upgrades become more demanding later on.
As mentioned earlier, you can get upgrade materials either as rewards from clearing missions and through disassembling gear. For the latter method, simply open the Smithy sub menu from the world map screen and select Dismantle. You will then be able to salvage the materials from unwanted pieces of equipment which you can then use to refine weapons and armor you actually use.
Various equipment can be found throughout the game. As with materials, weapons and armor are rewarded for completing missions. You can also loot treasure chests to find equipment. Lastly, enemies, including bosses and mini bosses, will also regularly drop gear when defeated, with strong foes naturally yielding high level equipment that you can dismantle for rare materials.