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What are the best weapons and armor for all characters in Tales of Arise? As is the case with many classic Japanese role-playing games, each character in Tales of Arise has optimal, or ultimate equipment — weapons and armor that have better stats than anything else. In this Tales of Arise guide, we're going to list the best equipment for each party member, along with information on how to get it.

Meanwhile, if you want to know what every weapon in Tales of Arise looks like (you can customise your weapon's look at any time), be sure to check out the following guide:

Tales of Arise: All Weapons and How to Get Them

Spoiler warning: This guide may contain spoilers for equipment that can only be found towards the end of the game. Please use caution.

Tales of Arise Best Weapons and Armor - What You Need to Know

In Tales of Arise, your equipment makes a huge difference. Acquiring better weapons and armor as your progress through the game is crucial to your success, as they give you noticeable stat boosts. Finding better equipment is the fastest way to increase your party's effectiveness.

However, you can't just go ahead and craft the game's best weapons early on. Weapon crafting is a gradual process, in which you unlock new crafting opportunities as the main story progresses. As such, the best weapons can only be acquired towards the end of the game — or even beyond, in some cases.

Getting your hands on the best armor is pretty much the same deal, although you don't craft armor. Instead, you find it in treasure chests, or you're given it as a quest reward.

There are objective best weapons and armor in Tales of Arise — equipment that simply has better stats than anything else.

Weapons and Armor in New Game+

Once you complete the main story in Tales of Arise, you can use your clear data to start New Game+, which lets you play through the whole game again while carrying over all kinds of progress from your completed save.

All of your weapons and armor can be carried over into New Game+, but you'll need to find a specific Artifact in order to do that.

For more information on every Artifact in the game, check out the following guide:

Tales of Arise: All Artifact Locations and What They Do

Tales of Arise - Devil's Arms

Devil's Arms are a recurring thing in Tales games, and they appear in Tales of Arise as well. The Devil's Arms are a unique set of weapons which can only be acquired once you've beaten the main story.

The Devil's Arms are the strongest weapons in the entire game — but there's a catch. The stats of each Devil's Arm weapon increases based on the number of enemies its character has defeated. Not with the Devil's Arm itself, but across the whole game.

As such, this guide does not contain information on the Devil's Arms. Instead, it focuses on the weapons with the best stats right off the bat.

However, if you're interested in the Devil's Arms themselves, be sure to check out the following guide:

Tales of Arise: All Devil's Arms and How to Get Them

Tales of Arise Best Weapons and Armor

Tales of Arise - Best Weapons and Armor For All Characters

Below you'll find a list of every character's best weapon and armor, along with screenshots and where to find the equipment.

Alphen - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Alphen.

Realm Unifier

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Location: Must be crafted. Crafting for this weapon is only unlocked at the end of the game, and crafting can only be completed after completing the game and loading your clear data.

Materials Required:

  • Iron Pipe - The 'Iron Pipe', which can only be found as part of the side quest 'The Mysterious Pair'. This quest can be found in Niez near the end of the game. It involves solving a riddle, and the answer is the Iron Pipe, which is found at the most northern part of Iglia Wastes, indicated by a glittering on the ground.
  • Ominous Eyeball x4 - Dropped by Astral Sloth, found in Tarfhal Helgarahi.
  • Cursed Claw x2 - Dropped by Astral Doubt, found in Tarfhal Helgarahi.
  • Blistering Fang x5 - Dropped by Furious Boar, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).

Heavenly Armor

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Location: Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Cavern of Fate Shallows (Destiny key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.

Shionne - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Shionne.

Monochrome Spiral

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Location: Must be crafted. Crafting for this weapon is only unlocked at the end of the game, and crafting can only be completed after completing the game and loading your clear data.

Materials Required:

  • Rending Titanfang x10 - Dropped by Force Wolf, found on Lenegis.
  • Gloaming Crystal x2 - Dropped by Punisher, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Dragon Scale x4 - Dropped by Ignite Dragon, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Granite Fragment x2 - Dropped by Magmalem, found in Berg Volcano.

Renas Superbia

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Location: Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Volcano of Renewal: Middle Level (Scarlet Night key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.

Rinwell - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Rinwell.

Oblivion Ring

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Location: Must be crafted. Crafting for this weapon is only unlocked at the end of the game, and crafting can only be completed after completing the game and loading your clear data.

Materials Required:

  • Mystical Luminacore x10 - Dropped by Blooming Roper, found in "The Wedge".
  • Dark Tree Blood x4 - Dropped by Illuminated Roper, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Dark Mane x2 - Dropped by Force Wolf, found on Lenegis.
  • Majestic Feather x2 - Dropped by Astral Famine, found in Tarfhal Helgarahi.

Dahnas Animus

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Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Spirit Forest Shadows (Symphony key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.

Law - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Law.

Unyielding Braces

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Location: Complete the side quest 'The Reminiscence Device', found in Daeq Faezol, Lower Level. This side quest only appears after completing the game, and loading your clear data. The enemies in this quest are level 90 and over, so be prepared!

Virtuous Wolf Vest

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Location: Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Oracle Snowcap Entrance (Abyss key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.

Kisara - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Kisara.

Matriarch Martel

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Location: Must be crafted. Crafting for this weapon is only unlocked at the end of the game, and crafting can only be completed after completing the game and loading your clear data.

Materials Required:

  • Indomitable Gargantubone x10 - Dropped by Armatus Bos / Armatus Equus, found in "The Wedge".
  • Statue Heart x2 - Dropped by Immortal Figure in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Incendiary Scale x2 - Dropped by Blast Bee, found in Gegham Helgarahi.
  • Gloaming Crystal x2 - Dropped by Punisher, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).

Insurrectionist Armor

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Location: Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Dragon Slumber Mountain (Zest key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.

Dohalim - Best Weapon and Armor

This is the best equipment for Dohalim.

Liber Pater

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Location: Must be crafted. Crafting for this weapon is only unlocked at the end of the game.

Materials Required:

  • Mystical Luminacore x10 - Dropped by Blooming Roper, found in "The Wedge".
  • Mucus Sac x4 - Dropped by Agate Shell, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Gloaming Crystal x1 - Dropped by Punisher, found in The Otherworld (only accessible after completing the main story and loading your clear data).
  • Incendiary Scale x4 - Dropped by Blast Bee, found in Gegham Helgarahi.

Magnus Dominus

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Location: Found in a treasure chest in The Otherworld, Dragon Slumber Mountain (Zest key required). This location is only available after completing the game, and loading your clear data save. To get there, start the side quest 'Another Hillside Anomaly' in Viscint. This will lead you to another side quest, titled 'Otherworldly Visitors'.


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