Final Fantasy 16 Wind Shard

Here is a complete guide for how you can get your hand on Wind Shard in Final Fantasy 16.

Final Fantasy 16 Wind Shard

The Wind Shard is one of the many materials you can collect in Final Fantasy 16. This guide will cover where to get it and how to use it.

Key Takeaways

  • In Final Fantasy 16, players can use the Wind Shard as a crafting material.
  • It is dropped by the Eikon of Wind, Garuda, after killing her.
  • Garuda is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy series.
  • The Wind Shard crafts the Stormcry. Moreover, it has an Attack of 135 and a Stagger of 135.
  • You can use the Stormcry in crafting to create superior weapons like the Everdark. Moreover, it has an Attack of 310 and a Stagger of 310.

What Is The Wind Shard

Final Fantasy 16 Wind Shard
Wind Shard (Captured by us)

The Wind Shard is one of the materials in Final Fantasy 16. Furthermore, materials can be used for crafting many things, including Weapons, Belts, and Vambraces. According to the item description, the Wind Shard is a suitable material for crafting weapons due to its lightness and unique characteristics.

“The power of the Eikon Garuda made manifest. This crystal shard is light as a feather and can be heard to emit a soft hum when held to the ear.”

Wind Shard Location

Clive in Garuda’s Clutches (Captured by VeryAli Gaming)

You can get the Wind Shard from one of the recurring characters in the Final Fantasy series, Garuda. Furthermore, Garuda exhibits a female humanoid bird appearance and possesses a strong affinity for wind-based attacks.

Wind Shard Uses

Crafting using the Wind Shard at The Black Hammer (Captured by VeryAli Gaming)

The Wind Shard itself can only be used to craft 1 weapon. However, this weapon can then be used many more times. Consequently, this makes the Wind Shard a key item for specific weapons.


Final Fantasy 16 Wind Shard
Stormcry (Captured by us)

After beating Gardua and getting the Wind Shard, bring it to Blackthorne, the Blacksmith at Cid’s Hideout. Now, open The Black Hammer Craft Menu and trade in the Wind Shard to craft the weapon, Stormcry. The origin of its name can be discovered in its description.

“So spurred by her cries did wind become storm.” – Eikonomachy – Book of Gales 13:32

This weapon is decent at this point in the game, with 135 Attack and 135 Stagger.

Further Crafting

The Wind Shard has no more use, but we can create a weapon from it. We can use the Wind Shard to make the Stormcry. Additionally, we can use Stormcry to create the Flametounge. Moreover, the Flametounge can be used to craft the Levinbolt. Here is a list of all the weapons that can be made using the Wind Shard as the starting material.

1Stormcry135135Wind Shard (x1)
2Flametongue180180Stormcry (x1)
Fire Shard (x1)
Meteorite (x1)
3Levinbolt195195Flametongue (x1)
Lightning Shard (x1)
Meteorite (x2)
4Grindstone225225Levinbolt (x1)
Earth Shard (x1)
Meteorite (x3)
5Brightburn270270Grindstone (x1)
Light Shard (x1)
Meteorite (x4)
6lcebrand300300Brightburn (x1)
Ice Shard (x1)
Meteorite (x6)
Magicked Ash (x200)
7Everdark315315Icebrand (x1)
Dark Shard (x1)
Meteorite (X8)
Sharp Fang (x400)

Closing Thoughts

That would be everything you need to know about the Wind Shard in Final Fantasy 16. If you enjoyed this guide, check out our other Final Fantasy 16 content.

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