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Atelier Ryza 2: All Tools and Upgrade Guide

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Atelier Ryza 2 Tools Upgrade Guide

Atelier Ryza 2 blends exploration and crafting together seamlessly, with a bulk of the game being dedicated to gathering materials and creating new items. This gameplay loop requires a lot of time and dedication when it comes to acquiring and creating the right items. However, this guide will break down the list of available tools in Atelier Ryza 2 and how to upgrade them, to hopefully make that easier.

Atelier Ryza 2 Tool List

  • Bomb Rod: Can be used to create burnt items from trees, tree stumps, large rocks, and crystals.

    Requirements:

    • Analyze 5 Ruin Fragments
    • SP Cost 700
  • Bug Net: Can be used on small bushes to catch bugs.
    • Requirements: 400 SP
  • Fishing Rod: Can be used to catch fish.

    Requirements:

    • Analyze 2 Ruin Fragments
    • SP Cost 400
  • Grass Sickle: Can be used to gather from trees, bushes, and even small rocks.
    • Requirements: 250 SP
  • Rod: You will get this tool by default. It can be used to gather from trees and bushes. However, the rod can be upgraded to grant more items and higher quality items from gathering. This can be unlocked through the Skill Tree.
  • Woodcutter’s Axe: Can gather from trees, tree stumps, and break large rocks and crystals.

    Requirements:

    • Analyze 1 Ruin Fragment
    • 250 SP

Ryza can also use her hands to gather items, but gathering items from areas without using a tool won’t provide certain benefits. It’s suggested to always use a tool over your hands if possible, since you want to maximize the amount and the quality of items when gathering. Thankfully, Atelier Ryza 2’s gathering system will actually show you what items you can obtain from specific gathering points. This makes gathering a lot easier and much more manageable when trying to locate specific materials, circumventing some of the randomness. Additionally, pulling up your radial menu will allow you to check which gathering tool is best for whatever material you’re trying to harvest.

Naturally, upgrading your tools will be one of your first priorities in Atelier Ryza 2. In order to upgrade your tools, you will first need to unlock the recipe through the Skill Tree. Once you’ve unlocked the recipes for these higher level tools, you can then use the Synthesis feature to create them. Basically, it’s all about synthesizing to create the materials you need after you’ve unlocked the recipe through the skill tree. Atelier Ryza 2 Tools Upgrade Guide Additionally, you’ll notice that each of these tools has certain effects. These effects will be locked off at first, but can be unlocked through synthesizing with essences and certain materials. You’ll easily be able to tell what items you’ll need since it will be designated by color of the material or essence. This opens up the ability to increase the quality of the items you’re gathering, along with other beneficial effects. It might look overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be churning out recipes and harvesting better quality items like a pro.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is immediately available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Kazuma Hashimoto
Translator and streamer, Kazuma spends his time playing a variety of games ranging from farming simulators to classic CRPGs.