The Crystals' Curse is a Main Quest in Final Fantasy 16, following on from Righting Wrongs. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about The Crystals' Curse.

The Crystals' Curse: Overview

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The Crystals' Curse begins after fast travelling from the previous quest, Righting Wrongs. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Main Quest

The Mothercrystals are a curse, and curses are meant to be broken. Committed to the path that lies before them, Clive, Jill, and Cid make for the Holy Capital of Oriflamme where they seek to take their first step to true freedom.

The Crystals' Curse: Walkthrough

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The Crystals' Curse begins when you fast travel to Drake's Head. After the cutscene, proceed forward into the tunnel. It won't take long before you come up against a group of enemies, so dispatch them all.

Break down a wooden barrier to continue forward. Follow the path through the tunnels until you come to another handful of baddies. Jump down and let them have it, then watch a quick cutscene. You're now up against an Imperial Cannonier.

Imperial Cannonier Spoils:

  • 1x The Favour of the Inferno (Ignition)
  • 15x Wyrrite
  • 15x Steelsilk
  • 70 EXP
  • 110 Ability Points
  • 2,000 gil

With the fight over, proceed forward into the elevator and pull the lever. On the lower level, continue forward, grabbing the Potions and other items along the way. Ahead are some enemies to fight. Once dealt with, smash down another wooden barrier and continue.

After jumping a small gap, watch the cutscene, then press on. Ahead is another batch of enemies, so deal with them. Proceed to the right to continue through the mines. You'll need to pull a lever to open a large door, then continue through it. More enemies!

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Once they're down, go forward to find another wooden barrier to bust down. Continue forward and you'll see a grate on the left — before you do, open the chest dead ahead to obtain a new Weapon named Coral Sword.

Bust down the grate, then continue through the tunnels. Watch the cutscene. Proceed down the stairs, then prepare for more enemies. Once they're defeated, continue through the wooden doors and down the steps. You'll come to another battle arena.

Proceed through the doors and continue your descent. At last, you'll be at the gateway to the Mothercrystal. Continue forward and watch the cutscene. Your next boss fight is against the Akashic Dragon.

Akashic Dragon Spoils:

With the dragon slain, watch the cutscene. Walk to the gate and enter the inner sanctum. Inside are a couple of healing items, so pick them up on your way. At the top of the stairs, watch the next cutscene.

You'll regain control in an unknown realm. The mysterious foe will summon enemies for you to defeat. Kill each wave of baddies, and watch the cutscene. It's boss battle time again, and this time you're up against Typhon.

Typhon Spoils:

With the battle won, watch the cutscene and the quest is done.

Objective Log

  • Proceed through the Glass Gate
  • Slay the Akashic Dragon
  • Enter the inner sanctum

Did you follow this walkthrough for The Crystals' Curse? For more information on Final Fantasy 16, including All Quests, refer to our Final Fantasy 16 guide through the link.