Star Ocean The Divine Force – How to Get Spirit Ethers; Needed for Post-Game Dungeon

In Star Ocean The Divine Force, I’ve been spending an extensive amount of time on the post-game content. And, while I don’t ever really write articles like this, I’m pretty sure there’ll be many players who will struggle as I did regarding acquiring a particular item; Spirit Ethers.

Before reading onward, note that there will be names that can be considered spoilers. 

So, in the post-game, you’ll be able to unlock a quest I’m positive many will overlook since it’s on a relatively obscured map. In the Royal Capital Acendros City, on the second floor of the Semiomancy Consortium (reached by ascending the stairs in the back), the NPC Melthia will impart the quest named “That Unyielding Door,” which requires 5 Spirit Ethers. The quest’s purpose is to unlock a door within the depths of the Nihlbeth Ancient Coil. And it leads to a vast area qualifying as a post-game dungeon.

However, gaining Spirit Ethers is not entirely transparent. I somehow had 3 before starting the quest, and I couldn’t tell you where in the world I first got them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t identify it as a drop from any enemies, so I resorted to item crafting, which is, uh, kind of like trying to find a penny in a haystack.

Item Crafting is not entirely random, but due to the amount of characters who can perform different tasks, the sheer number of combinations, and the varying results that can arise from a multitude of configurations, the general process can become overwhelming.

Thankfully, I eventually got lucky and crafted the Spirit Ether. Keep in mind that there are definitely bound to be other methods of making it, and my find is just one of many, but the materials are at least simple to snag.

I used Malkya in Compounding and mixed Game Meat and Aquaberries. Still, it’s also worth noting that I had her Compounding skill maxed out at Level 10, and the Spirit Ether wasn’t guaranteed. I’d only receive one around every three or four attempts, but as I stated earlier, the necessary materials are common. Further, you can save between each attempt to mitigate lasting failures and prevent needless losses of materials.

Aquaberries are, of course, in just about every shop you can find. As for Game Meat, they’re dropped by the following enemies:

Hopefully, this ends up helping players who encounter this quandary soon, especially since there aren’t any guides up yet. As for now, I’ll get back to finding a certain group of merchants…

In loosely related news, the Star Ocean Development Team recently told us that fans have to be vocal about Star Ocean: Second Evolution for it to potentially receive a Western release on PlayStation 4.

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Star Ocean The Divine Force is now available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Star Ocean The Divine Force is the newest RPG from developer Tri-Ace. The game features a sci-fi setting as the sixth entry in the franchise with an action-focused battle system. This narrative tells an original story led by protagonist Raymond, the captain of a space trading ship, along with Ydas, and Laeticia, the princess-knight of an underdeveloped planet. After how lukewarm  Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was, it’s relieving to see this series be given another new chance.

Throughout Star Ocean The Divine Force, players choose between protagonists Raymond and Laeticia, witnessing the story from multiple unique insights. Raymond’s perceptions offer more sci-fi know-how, while Laeticia’s perspective focuses more on fantasy elements. Combat is real-time. Further, the addition of Stop Mode allows players to literally pause the action, letting them form new stratagems on the fly.

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Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual.