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Final Fantasy X Celestial Weapons guide: the celestial mirror, best weapons and their abilities

Like any classic RPG, Final Fantasy X has a strong progression of weapons where you'll get your hands on increasingly more powerful weapons for each party member as the game progresses. In the late game, you'll have the optional opportunity to chase the best weapons in the game, the ultimate weapons for each character: the Celestial Weapons.

The Celestial Weapons are basically the most powerful weapons in the game, and so appropriately, getting them won't be easy. You'll first need a new key item, the Celestial Mirror, to obtain them at all - and then once obtained, you'll need to follow a few additional steps to unlock their full potential.

Once you've done that, however, these weapons are amazing. Most celestial weapons allow you to break the damage limit with ease, with five of the weapons also corresponding to an aeon of a similar element, allowing them to break damage limits once the weapon is in your posession. Celestial Weapons also ignore the enemy's defense stat. In short, they're amazing.

On this page, we're going to list how to get every Celestial Weapon, how to unlock its potential, and the Celestial Weapon Abilities for each.

How to get the Celestial Mirror to kick off your Ultimate Weapon quest

Before you work towards having Celestial Weapons, first you'll need the Celestial Mirror. As the names suggest, the two are inherently connected. FF10's Celestial Mirror is the key to finding the ultimate weapons for all of the party members in the game.

It all starts with the Cloudy Mirror, which leads to the Celestial Mirror, which then leads to those unbeatable, ultimate weapons.

The Cloudy Mirror and the Celestial Mirror Quest

To acquire the Cloudy Mirror, you must first go to Remiem Temple in the Calm Lands. Once there, talk with the Chocobo that you'll see ont he left-hand side of the temple in order to challenge it to a race. If you win the race, the Cloudy Mirror will be your reward.

In order to take that Cloudy Mirror and turn it into the Celestial Mirror you'll need to head on down to the Macalania Woods. At Macalania, you'll find a mother and son standing near the save point at Macalania Woods South. The mother will mention that her husband is supposed to meet her. Go to the Macalania Woods Campsite area and talk with the man on the right, who is her husband. Tell him where his wife and son are, and return to Macalania Woods South.

Talk with the mother and father again, and they'll mention that now their kid, who you saw before, is now missing. Run up the glowing path and you'll see the kid. Talk with him and he'll move. Continue up the path he was blocking, and "talk" with the large crystal by pressing X or whatever the default interact button is on your platform of choice. The Cloudy Mirror will turn into the Celestial Mirror. Nice!

Final Fantasy X Celestial Weapons: how to get every character's best, ultimate weapon

Each character in FF10 has a specific legendary weapon that can be acquired by using the Celestial Mirror, which you hopefully will have obtained using the guide above. When each Celestial Weapon is first acquired, it will be equipped with the No AP ability. To remove this ability and unlock the weapon's full potential, you need to find two specific event items, Crest and Sigils, for each character.

Once that's done, you must then return to the Malacania Woods and use the Celestial Mirror to power up the weapon at the large spherical crystal high amid the treetops. Once powered up in this way, each celestial weapon is hands down the best weapon in the game for that character - making it ideal for the challenging late and post-game bosses. 

The names, locations and items needed to power up each of the legendary Celestial Weapons are listed below.

Note: In the original version of FF10 in North America and Japan, some characters may need different sigils to power up their weapon. Rikku, for example, needs the Venus Crest in FF10 International Version, which includes the European PS2 release and all of the HD Remaster releases - while in the original Japanese and North American PS2 version, it uses the Mercury Crest.

Tidus' Celestial Weapon: Caladbolg

To acquire Tidus's ultimate weapon you must race and defeat the chocobo trainer in the Calm Lands. After winning the race, walk to the upper northwest section of Calm Lands. The guard who has up until now been blocking a narrow pathway down into the gorge will have left his post, allowing you to pass. Tidus will then be able to use the Celestial Mirror on this spot to acquire Caladbolg.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Sun Crest: found in a chest at the Zanarkand Dome, where you fought Yunalesca. 
  • Sun Sigil: talk to the Chocobo Trainer and complete every one of his training exercises.

Caladbolg Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Evade & Counter
  • Magic Counter

Yuna's Celestial Weapon: Nirvana

To acquire Yuna's ultimate weapon you'll need to capture all nine types of fiends found in the Calm Lands. Once you've collected alll nine of the creatures on offer, go and talk to the Monster Area owner. He'll produce a treasure chest containing the Nirvana, Yuna's Celestial Weapon.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Moon Crest: found in a treasure chest on the beach on Besaid Isle.
  • Moon Sigil: head to Remiem Temple and defeat every one of Belgemime's Aeons there.

Tips: How to beat the Summoner Belgemime

Belgemime's summon only has about 30,000 HP, so if you have Anima and have leveled up Yuna's stats enough, Anima's Overdrive (Oblivion) should kill it in a single hit. When you fight Anima, use the Magus Sister's Overdrive move. Again, if you have leveled up Yuna's stats before, one overdrive should be enough to kill it.

Nirvana Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit (works with Aeon Valefor)
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Double AP
  • One MP Cost

Auron's Celestial Weapon: Masamune

Auron gets a weapon famous to Final Fantasy - the Masamune is a name shared with Sephiroth's Sword and also appears regularly throughout the series. To get it, you first need to acquire the Rusty Sword that's found on the eastern cliff of the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth in the Calm Lands. Ince you have it, take it to the statue of Lord Mi'hen on the Mushroom Rock Road. Access this area used to be prevented by Clasko, but is open now. Place the Rusty sword before the statue to reveal a gylph. Touch it to reveal Auron's Celestial Weapon, the Masamune.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Mars Crest: You'll find this in the southernmost part of Old Road South area of the Mi'hen Highroad, inside a chest. 
  • Mars Sigil: Capture 10 monsters of 10 different species in 10 different regions, then report in to the Calm Lands Arena to get it as a reward.

Masamune Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit (works with Aeon Yojimobo)
  • Triple Overdrive
  • First Strike
  • Counter Attack

Wakka's Celestial Weapon: World Champion

To acquire Wakka's ultimate weapon, World Champion, you must have the Celestial Mirror and talk to the bartender in the Luca Cafe. If she refuses to turn it over, it's because you have been neglecting to play Blitzball - in order for her to give up the celestial weapon you'll need to have won a certain number of Blitzball matches. So if she doesn't hand it over, ready your Jecht Shot and get to playing.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Jupiter Crest: Head to the Auroch's Locker Room in Luca; it's inside one of the lockers.
  • Jupiter Sigil: Randomly offered as a prize in blitzball league matches, but only after Wakka has all three of his slots reels - the Attack, Status and Auroch reels. Given the random chance, this could take a long time to show up.

World Champion Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit (works with Aeon Ifrit)
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Double AP
  • Evade & Counter

Kimahri's Celestial Weapon: Spirit Lance

To acquire Kimahri's legendary weapon, the Spirit Lance, you must activate three of the Cactuar stones in the Thunder Plains area. Stand at any stone and press Square or your platform's equivilant to see a spirit of a Cactuar released. After activating three stones, find the Cactuar ghost flying just above the ground at the Thunder Plains South, and follow it to a small ruined lightning tower on the right side. Press Square again to send a bolt of ligthning to the tower, revealing a treasure chest holding the celestial weapon.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Saturn Crest: found in a chest behind one of the pillars at Gagazet Prominence on Mt. Gagazet. This is where you fought Seymour Flux.
  • Saturn Sigil: requires you to capture all of the Blue Butterflies without touching any Red Butterflies in the Macalania Woods Butterfly Hunt game. The sigil is your reward.

Spirit Lance Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP

  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit (works with Aeon Ixion)
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Double AP
  • Evade & Counter

Lulu's Celestial Weapon: Onion Knight

To acquire Lulu's ultimate weapon, the Onion Knight, return to Baaj Temple. If you don't remember this location, it was a while ago - it was where Tidus first woke up. Dive underwater, and swim towards the doors to the North. Here, fight Geosgaeno. After you beat it, you can search the southern part of the circular underwater area to look for the chest containing the Onion Knight celestial weaponf or Lulu.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Venus Crest: go to the Farplane at Guadosalam. The chest containing this crest is found here.

  • Venus Sigil: this is a painful one - you must evade the Lightning on the Thunder Plains 200 consecutive times without being hit. After being successful, head to the Travel Agency to open the chest and collect your prize.

Onion Knight Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit (works with Aeon Shiva)
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Magic Booster
  • One MP Cost

Rikku's Celestial Weapon: Godhand

To acquire Rikku's ultimate weapon, Godhand, you must input the airship password GODHAND to open a secret location at Mushroom Rock. Move /+north to the end of this ravine and use the Celestial Mirror on the symbol embedded in the rock face.

Crests & Sigils Required:

  • Mercury Crest: grab this quest in the Sanubia Desert - it's inside one of the whirlpool antlion pits.
  • Mercury Sigil: Complete the Cactuar Village sidequest to open up a new area that'd previously been blocked by a sandstorm - within is the chest. 

Godhand Celestial Weapon Abilities:

  • No AP
  • Double Overdrive
  • Break Damage Limit
  • Triple Overdrive
  • Double AP
  • Gillionaire

How to complete the Cactuar Village Sidequest

To complete the Cactuar Village side quest, you have to find a bunch of Cactuar in the Sanubia Desert. We note the areas as follows:

  1. Area #1 is the screen with the Oasis
  2. Area #2 is the area with a Save Point below a tent.
  3. Area #3 is a huge open area with a save point
  4. Area #4 is in a screen with a Cactaur Stone in the North East.

With that in mind, here's a step by step guide to the Cactuar Village side quest. Remember that you'll need to sneak up on them to be successful:

  • First, check the Cactuar Stone in area #4. Once you capture your first Cactaur, insert the sphere here - it kicks off the quest and makes the others appear.
  • Find Tomay near the Oasis in area #1.
  • Rovivea is running around the north-western section of area #2.
  • Chava is hiding behind the Al Bhed 20% sign in area #4 - just examine it.
  • Alek and Aloja are both running around the ruins in area #3. 
  • Vachella is hiding in area #2, at the save point - examine it.
  • Robeya is hiding in a treasure chest in the south-western area of area #3. 
  • Isrra is running around the antlion pit in area #4. He doesn't always spawn - so if you can't find him, leave and come back.
  • To find Elio, go to area #1 and follow it up to the airship. Head to the top of the airship (where you once fought a dragon) and you'll find it there.
  • Flaile doesn't need to be found - he'll appear automatically.
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