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FFX Celestial Weapons Guide & FAQ

Updated on April 14, 2016

How to Get Celestial Weapons in Final Fantasy X

The Celestial Weapons are the final or "ultimate" weapons for each character in Final Fantasy X. They give characters powerful auto-abilities like Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, and abilities especially useful to each character, such as Counterattack for Auron or Magic Booster for Lulu.

This guide will help you find them. If you are totally fed up trying to get a Celestial Weapon, see the bottom of this page: Customizing an [Almost] Ultimate Weapon that simulates their abilities.

This page is part of my Final Fantasy X Secrets series. Concept art and screencaps are from Final Fantasy X by Square-Enix. Glassy graphics and Photoshopping are by moi.

Final Fantasy Funny - Auron Masamune
Final Fantasy Funny - Auron Masamune

How to Get FFX Celestial Weapons - Overview

Your Scavenger Hunt List

To get a character's Celestial Weapon, you need:

  • The Celestial Mirror, found via two brief side-quests.
  • That character's Crest - found in a chest near something significant to him/her.
  • That character's Sigil - obtained via a minigame or quest.
  • The weapon itself - which can be absolutely anywhere.

When you first find a Celestial Weapon, it's a dud. Activate it by taking it to the place where you activated the Celestial Mirror, along with the weapon's matching Sigil and Crest.

Celestial Weapon Tips:

  • You cannot get any Celestial Weapon until after Zanarkand, although you can collect some components on the way.
  • When you power up a Celestial Weapon with Auron's, Yuna's, Wakka's, Lulu's or Kimahri's crests, they break damage limits for Yojimbo, Valefor, Ifrit, Shiva and Ixion respectively. "Break Damage Limit" means that attack damage is no longer capped at 9,999 HP damage.
  • Start catching for Monster Arena as soon as possible. Here's a monster arena checklist.
  • Rikku's Godhand with Gillionaire is HANDY.
  • Wakka's, Rikku's, Yuna's and Kimahri's Celestial Weapons earn double AP.
  • If a particular weapon's quest is too much trouble, customize your own. I did this for years before getting Tidus' and Kimahri's.

Final Fantasy X Celestial Mirror for Celestial Weapons
Final Fantasy X Celestial Mirror for Celestial Weapons

Obtaining the Celestial Mirror

Get It First; You Need It to Unlock Chests with Celestial Weapons

HINT: Two sidequests.

First, get a Chocobo in the Calm Lands, find a secret place, and finish a minigame.

Then, go to Macalania Forest and help someone. Three someones, actually.

SPOILERS:

1. Train a chocobo. Can't find trainer? See map.

2. Ride to SE Calm Lands, find yellow feather, hit X. Find hidden temple through canyon.

3. Find sphere on ground outside temple and follow instructions for race. Mirror is prize. Here's a map of the best route.

4. Go to Macalania Forest save sphere (exit s of Calm Lands, go west, go sw). Reunite the scattered family.

- Father has wandered to clearing east of woods, n of pool where Tidus and Yuna made out.

- Son moves to shimmery overhead path in Macalania forest, in front of a big crystal seedpod.

5. After reuniting family, return to crystal pod where you found son.

6. Activate Mirror with X. Do the same with each weapon once you have it plus its crest and sigil.

Powering Up / Activating Celestial Weapons

Grab Your Goodies and Go To...

...that big glowing seedpod on the aerial path in Macalania Forest where you found the kid during the Celestial Mirror Quest. Click X.

Each Weapon is halfway powered up when you use the Crest (it at least gets Break Damage Limit, and some give Break Damage Limits to Aeons).

Then come BACK with the Sigil to "finish the ritual."

Auron Celestial Weapon - Masamune
Auron Celestial Weapon - Masamune

Getting Auron's Celestial Weapon: Masamune

Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, First Strike, Counterattack

Note: Does MORE damage when Auron's critically hurt. Also, powering up Masamune with Mars Crest gives Yojimbo Break Damage Limit.

HINTS for finding...

MARS CREST: Jecht and Auron fought a familiar boss 10 years ago and got pushed off a cliff.

MARS SIGIL: Gotta catch 'em all.

MASAMUNE: Two places significant to Crusaders are linked by a sword. Both are near or in canyons.

TIP: My Monster Arena Checklist could be handy.

SPOILERS:

MARS CREST: End of Mi'ihen Oldroad. Go to north end of Highroad, backtrack se.

MARS SIGIL: Go to Monster Arena in Calm Lands, catch 1 each of all fiends in 10 areas.

MASAMUNE: Find Rusty Sword in Gorge of Calm Lands, give to Mi'ihen's statue in grotto just north of Mushroom Rock Road turnoff.

Origin of name "Masamune": Goro Nyudo Masamune, Japan's greatest swordsmith.

Astrology: Mars is god of war. (Duh.)

Tidus Celestial Weapon - Caladbolg
Tidus Celestial Weapon - Caladbolg

Getting Tidus' Celestial Weapon: Caladbolg

Break Dmg Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, Magic Counter

Note: Does more damage when Tidus' HP is full.

HINTS FOR FINDING...

SUN CREST: The heart of [real] Zanarkand.

SUN SIGIL: Blond-haired dudes race chocobos.

CALADBOLG: A sentinel guarding a secret in Calm Lands needs to be distracted.

SPOILERS:

SUN CREST: Return to and search Yunalesca's lair (funky teleport-stairs work, too). Chest appears near back stairs.

SUN SIGIL: Beat Chocobo trainer in race with score of 0.0. I've done it, but...aiiigh.

CALADBOLG: Beat Chocobo trainer with ANY time, then quit. Guy blocking path on n. side of Calm Lands comes here to gawk. Ride north to get there while he's gone. (You'll need Mirror to unlock sword's hiding place.)

Origin of name "Caladbolg": "Great Sword" of Irish mythology.

Astrology: Tidus= Sun, Yuna = Moon, but more than that: Tidus means "Sun" in Ryukyu dialect, from honorific for an Okinawan king. "Yuna" means "night" in same dialect, term for hibiscus flower which decorates her skirt. []

Yuna Celestial Weapon - Nirvana
Yuna Celestial Weapon - Nirvana

Getting Yuna's Celestial Weapon - Nirvana

Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Double AP, One MP Cost

Note: Does more damage when Yuna's MP is full. Power up with Moon Crest to give Break Damage Limit to Valefor.

HINTS FOR FINDING...

MOON CREST: Yuna waved goodbye while facing it.

MOON SIGIL: Finish aeon training with Belgemine.

NIRVANA: Monster Arena Coot, Calm Lands.

SPOILERS

MOON CREST: Swim to side-cove on Besaid Beach, opposite dock.

MOON SIGIL: Obtain all aeons, defeat all Belgemine's aeons and do what she asks (aww).

NIRVANA: Capture 1 of each monster in Calm Lands for Monster Arena Coot.

Origin of name "Nirvana": Enlightenment in Buddhism by ending the cycle of reincarnation and breaking free from the spiral of life's suffering. Plot of FFX on a stick!

Lulu Celestial Weapon - Onion Knight
Lulu Celestial Weapon - Onion Knight

Getting Lulu's Celestial Weapon - Onion Knight

Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + 1 MP Cost + Magic Booster

Note: Does more damage when Lulu's MP is full. Also, powering up Knight with Venus Crest gives Shiva Break Damage Limit.

HINTS for finding...

VENUS CREST: Lulu talks to the dead.

VENUS SIGIL: Thunder Plains.

ONION KNIGHT: Underwater, and not Gagazet.

SPOILERS:

VENUS CREST:

VENUS SIGIL: Dodge 200 lightning bolts in same room/location of Thunder Plains. Tip: exit Travel Agency north and stand just south of where its sidepath joins main path. Zap. Step forward. Zap. Step forward. Fairly easy there, especially if you get a NO-ENC weapon from boss battle where Onion Knight is.

ONION KNIGHT: Deep spot in pool outside Baaj Temple. You'll need to unlock airship secret coordinates to get here, and fight a pretty nasty boss with Stone Punch. See video for chest's exact location.

Origin of name: Onion Knight was a job class in FFIII (now available on iOS/Android!), later a character in Dissidia. I've also run into Prince Onion in anime. I have a hunch there may be a folklore reference.

Astrology: Venus is goddess of love and sensuality. And secret lover of Mars. I'm just sayin'.

Wakka Celestial Weapon - World Champion
Wakka Celestial Weapon - World Champion

Get Wakka's Celestial Weapon - World Champion

Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, Double AP

Note: Does more damage when Wakka's HP is full. Power up with Jupiter Crest to give Break Damage Limit to Ifrit.

HINTS FOR FINDING...

JUPITER CREST: His best memories are here.

JUPITER SIGIL: Blitzball!

WORLD CHAMPION: Bartender in Luca is a fan.

SPOILERS:

JUPITER CREST: Locker in Auroch's locker room.

JUPITER SIGIL: Prize in blitzball season or tournament after getting all Wakka's Reels.

WORLD CHAMPION: Play a few games of blitzball then talk to cafe Luca bartender.

BLITZBALL TIP: At end of season (it's 10 rounds), exit and save. Play blitzball. if neither Reels nor Sigil shows as prize for new season, restart. See my Blitzball Tournament Guide for handy beginner trick.

Astrology: Jupiter is king of gods, sky-god, and hurler of lightning bolts. I'm not sure if it's referring to Wakka's personality, or blitz ("lightning").

Rikku Celestial Weapon - God Hand
Rikku Celestial Weapon - God Hand

Getting Rikku's Celestial Weapon - Godhand

Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + Double AP + Gillionaire

Does more damage when Rikku's HP is full.

HINTS FOR FINDING...

MERCURY CREST: Almost Home!

MERCURY SIGIL: Cactuars.

GODHAND: Search Calm Lands for hidden inscription; follow instructions. Tip: Hold down circle to WALK; use D-pad.

SPOILERS:

MERCURY CREST: Pit in area south of Home.

MERCURY SIGIL: Activate Cactuar Stone in Bikanel Desert SE of Home,and search for 10 Cactuars! Can't find some? I've drawn a map (and guide)!

GODHAND: Can't find it? Me neither. Password is GODHAND. (Enter on airship map).

Astrology: Mercury = Hermes, the nimble-fingered thief of the gods, also god of money.

Kimahri Celestial Weapon - Spirit Lance
Kimahri Celestial Weapon - Spirit Lance

Getting Kimahri's Celestial Weapon - Spirit Lance

Break Damage Limit + Triple Overdrive + Double AP + Evade & Counter

Does more damage when Kimahri's HP is full. Powering up Spirit Lance with Saturn Crest unlocks Ixion's Break Damage Limit.

HINTS FOR FINDING...

SATURN CREST: Gagazet. Pillars.

SATURN SIGIL: Butterflies ARGH.

SPIRIT LANCE: Al Bhed riddle in ruins outside Baaj gives location.

SPOILERS:

SATURN CREST: Just before you get to Fayth Wall on Mt. Gagazet, a chest is almost hidden behind pillar.

SATURN SIGIL: Finish BOTH Butterfly hunts after you get Airship (prizes change throughout game). See maps.

SPIRIT LANCE:
Baaj inscription: "In the land where bolts of light / illuminate the blackest night / With Macalania behind / the fourth pillar you sight / look not on the left but on the right." This means a tower in Thunder Plains. Easiest way, though, is to unlock 3 glowing Cactuar Stones with square button to get a ghostly Cactuar that will lead you to the correct tower. It's the short, busted one on the right, first area north of Guadosalam, where Bilghen was killed. Click Square while facing the broken tower-- may take a few tries to find exact spot.

Astrology: Deposed by his son Jupiter, Saturn was portrayed in Roman mythology as a stodgy, tradition-minded grandfather figure, ruling over a lost golden age. In astrology, he's a symbol of limits, responsibilities, time, commitments [].

Customizing an [Almost] Ultimate Weapon

Forget That Minigame, I Just Want to Kick Ass

Buy four-empty-slot weapon from Wantz in Macalania Forest near south entrance.

Then add the auto-abilities of your choice. Here's my favorites.

  • Break Damage Limit - Do over 9,999 Damage - 60x Dark Matter

  • Counterattack - Hit back when attacked - 1x Friend Sphere

  • Evade & Counter - Dodge AND hit back - 1x Teleport Sphere

  • Overdrive -> AP - Rack up AP - 10x Doors to Tomorrow

  • Triple AP - Helps max sphere grid! - 50x Wings to Discovery

  • Triple Overdrive - Useful with Overdrive -> AP - 30x Winning Formula
For more possibilities, see list of ALL Weapon Auto-Abilities, use this list to find out which monsters have rare items needed for customization, then use my Monster Arena Checklist to find each monster.

Caladhbolg Original vs. HD Remaster

Tidus' celestial weapon Caladbolg in original PS2 FFX vs. PS3 remaster.
Tidus' celestial weapon Caladbolg in original PS2 FFX vs. PS3 remaster.

Poll: Your Favorite Celestial Weapon - Pick Your Ultimate Weapon!

Which is your favorite Celestial Weapon?

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Poll: Your Favorite Sidequest - Hey, It's Better Than Matchmaking and PR Campaigns

Which is your favorite Celestial Weapons task?

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Which Is Your Least Favorite Sidequest? - I Think I'll Just Customize a Weapon....

Which sidequest do you hate the most?

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I've finally gotten all the Celestial weapons, but for years I only picked up Auron's, Yuna's, Lulu's and Wakka's. How about you?

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Poll: Which Celestial Weapons Have You Gotten? - (Also a Guestbook)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      In one file I got the Nirvanna, Godhand and the Cadlburg.

      In my new better file, I got the Nirvanna, Onion Knight, almost Godhand.... working on World Champion... SCREW CHOCOBOS! and I haven't really bothered with Sirit Lance or Masumae... so yeah.

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      auronlu 6 years ago from Spira

      @anonymous: I always get Masamune because I just stick FFX on during my long Momcalls: speakerphone on phone, plus mute button on TV, is a lifesaver. ;) It's one of my favorites, as far as watching Auron do major damage.

      The ones that take coordination (Caladbolg, Spirit Lance) are rough on those of us with arthritic hands!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I try to pretend to be dedicated. But getting all of them is a chore. Tidus Auron Yuna every time. I never need anyone else's, apart from maybe Wakka. I have terrible luck with getting reels as rewards though. I only get his for the monster arena bosses that are almost impossible to hit.

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      Willow Wood 5 years ago

      I'm terrible at finding the Celestial weapons. I'm such an impatient person and I'm far more interested in the story than my stats. Maybe one day my competitive side will shine through and I'll actually find more of the damn things. I've only ever found Godhand and Spirit Lance - the two characters I use least!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have Yuna's Nirvana, Kimahri's Spirit Lance, Rikku's Godhand, and Auron's Masamune... Still need to find Sigils for Tidus' Caladbolg and Lulu's Onion Knight and doesn't have Wakka's World Champion nor the Sigil for it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Tidus,Wakka,Yuna,Auron,Rikku

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      all got them

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hmm... I've gotten Tidus', Lulu's, Auron's, and Wakka's but never could unlock them. BUT I did unlock Yuna's, Rikku's, and Kimahri's successfully! :D

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      Jason 18 months ago

      I always get Celestials for Auron, Tidus, Yuna and Rikku. I can do Kimahri's but he tends to vanish in the postgame grind for me. Never played enough Blitz for Wakka but trying to change that on this playthrough. As for Lulu, screw 200 lightning bolts!!!! Im sure i could do it if i concentrated but my mind always flies away. It's just so mind-numbing! Also, im pretty sure Black Mage characters become pretty moot at this point so she'd take a lot of effort to bring in line... shame :/

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