Final Fantasy 16: How To Craft Gotterdammerung?

Gotterdammerung is a powerful weapon crafted by collecting the weapon design Ragnarok, 2 Darksteel, 3 Orichalcum, and 1 Primitive Battlehorn.

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Final Fantasy 16: Gotterdammerung

When there is a discussion about the strongest weapons in Final Fantasy 16, Gotterdammerung is always a part of it. A combination of materials craft this sword by completing challenges or unique objectives. It is one of the strongest weapons; you must have it during the late game. 

Key Takeaways

To craft the Gotterdammerung sword:

  1. Complete four “Blacksmith Blues” quests to obtain the recipe.
  2. Defeat A-rank hunts: The Prince of Death and Thanatos to acquire Darksteel.
  3. Participate in “Under New Management I and II” to locate the Prince of Death.
  4. Defeat Gobermouch to obtain the Primitive Battlehorn.
  5. Defeat Atlas and Gorgimera to collect three Orichalcum.
  6. Complete “Under New Management II” to acquire more Orichalcum.
  7. Visit the Blacksmith in The Hideaway to craft the Gotterdammerung sword and earn the “Half Past Twilight” silver trophy.

As the sword combines different materials, you must collect them before visiting the Blacksmith in The Hideaway. The required items are easier to find, but some are obtained by defeating Notorious Marks first. 

1. Ragnarok

Ragnarok is another powerful sword that is an ingredient to the Gotterdammerung. To obtain it, players must complete the four Blacksmith Blues quests.

These quests appear one after the other, but you must be at a certain point in your main story quest progress. Every mission will teach Blackthorne a new, unique skill to apply at the Forge.

complete the four blacksmith blues quests to get recipe for crafting Gotterdammerung sword
Initiating the Blacksmith Blues quests at The Hideaway | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming
  1. To start the first one, players must complete the mission “Here Be Monsters.” This quest will indicate you to defeat the Dozmare Griffin.
  2. You can find it in The Holy Empire of Sanbreque to the South of Lostwing. When you complete the act, approach the second mission in the series.
  3. The second one unlocks after the quest “Letting Off Steam III” when you approach Clive’s table and read the letters. Visit the location mentioned in the letters and eliminate multiple Bandits to pass the mission.
  4. After completing the main story mission, “Like Father Like Daughter, ” the third Blacksmith Blues side quest unlocks.” The mission will dictate Clive to visit Dravozd to fix the Forges. In addition, you must defeat the Desert Salamander in the Fields of Corava.
  5. Moving towards the final quest, it unlocks after the main quest, “Across the Narrow,” which redirects you to Dravozd to defend the city from multiple Akashic wolves.
  6. The last act of the quest is to eliminate Beefy Chimera, a crucial enemy. When you get rid of him, the Blacksmith Blues quests will finish, and you will receive Ragnarok and the recipe for crafting Gotterdammerung. Keep them safe in your inventory until you collect all the materials.
recipe for complete the four blacksmith blues quests to get recipe for crafting Gotterdammerung collected
Collecting Ragnarok sword and Recipe for crafting complete the four blacksmith blues quests to get the recipe for crafting the Gotterdammerung | Picture Credits: VeryAli Gaming

2. Darksteel

Darksteel is a rare crafting material broken into two pieces, each obtained by defeating A-rank hunts. The sole purpose of Darksteel is to craft the Gotterdammerung sword.

  1. Find the first piece by defeating The Prince of Death on Cape Orsiere. Locate this in the Royal Meadows of Sanbreque.
  2. Before approaching the hunt, you must complete “Under New Management I and II” side quests.
  3. Take care of the axe attacks and frequent teleport of the Grim Reaper to avoid taking a lot of damage.
defeating grim reaper gives us Darksteel for crafting Gotterdammerung
Rewards for defeating Grim Reaper | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming
  1. Obtain the second piece of Darksteel by eliminating Thanatos, another A-rank hunt. It is present at Titan’s Wake.
  2. Start walking from the Glided Path in the Dhalmekian Republic to get there.
  3. Collect the two separate Darksteel pieces to proceed further.
collect darksteel as spoils of war for crafting Gotterdammerung
Collecting Darksteel after defeating Thanatos | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

3. Primitive Battlehorn

In my opinion, Primitive Battlehorn is the only item on the list that you can grab the quickest. It is close to a Fast Travel joint, Eistla, in The Kingdom of Waloed.

  1. Walk up the stairs on your East to find Gobermouch.
  2. The goblin is another A-rank hunt you must defeat to obtain the Primitive Battlehorn.
  3. Gobermouch may look like a mini goblin, but the attacks hit hard. You must proceed with caution during combat.
primitive battlehorn is essential for crafting Gotterdammerung
Defeating Gobermouch will get you Primitive Battlehorn | Picture Credits: VeryAli Gaming

4. Orichalcum

For the final item on the list of ingredients, collect three Orichalcum.

Find the first one at the end of the “Under New Management II” side quest, which also requires finding the Prince of Death to obtain Darksteel.

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Collecting Orichalcum by finishing the quest | Image By VeryAli Gaming
  1. Find the second piece as Spoils of War by defeating Atlas, an S-rank Notorious Mark in Cressida in Rosaria.
  2. Fast travel to the East Pool Point will get you close to Atlas.
orichalcum is essential for crafting Gotterdammerung sword
Eliminating S-rank hunt Atlas will provide you Orichalcum | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming
  1. Obtain the third and last part by engaging with a Chimera called Gorgimera in the Velkroy Desert in the Dhalmekian Republic.
  2. The enemy is easier to defeat when you stay close and avoid the attacks.
Last orichalcum is collected by defeating gorgimera
Gorgimera is a tough enemy, but killing it will give you Orichalcum | Image By: VeryAli Gaming

Now that you possess all the necessary materials, it is time to craft the Gotterdammerung sword. Make your way towards The Hideaway, where you will meet the Blacksmith. Use the Forge to combine all the materials, automatically creating the weapon for you.

You will also unlock the “Half Past Twilight” silver achievement from crafting. 

crafting the weapon
Finally, you can combine all the materials to craft a Gotterdammerung sword | Captured By: VeryAli Gaming

Is It Worth The Trouble?

Yes, owning the Gotterdammerung sword is a great honor, as it is currently the most powerful weapon FF16 has. It will easily let you tackle S-rank hunts and other tough enemies without problems. All you need to do is not sell any of the items, so you can also craft a mighty sword for your playthrough. 

If you have more questions, drop them in the comments section below so I can answer them in my guide. 

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