How to get Darksteel in Final Fantasy 16

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The Charon in Final Fantasy 16

If you're wondering how to get Darksteel in Final Fantasy 16, you are probably preparing to make one of the best swords in the game. This is one of the first real times playing the game that you will need to go out of your way to make a weapon, but it is well worth it.

In this guide, we'll go over exactly how to get Darksteel, what you should know about it, why you want to stock up, and why you should never sell it. As you approach the end of your first playthrough of the game, this will become very useful.

How to get Darksteel in Final Fantasy 16

In order to get Darksteel in Final Fantasy 16, you have to finish two of the hardest hunts in the game. They are:

  • Thanatos (Usher to the Underworld) - This is an A-rank hunt within the Dhalmekian Republic that will grant you 45 renown and 22,950 Gil for beating it. Being a late-game hunt, this is quite difficult, so make sure to go in with enough potions and abilities to take the monster down.
  • The Prince of Death (The Grim Reaper) - Also an A-rank hunt, this can be found in the Holy Empire of Sanbreque. Though it is quite difficult, you will get 45 renown and 15,000 Gil for beating it, as well as getting some Darksteel.
Clive near the Hunt board in Final Fantasy 16
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Darksteel is used to craft the Gotterdammerung. This is the best weapon in your first playthrough of the game. In New Game+, a mode where you take on the game again against harder enemies whilst keeping your old gear, you will find better weapons, so want to replace it out eventually.

Now that you know how to get Darksteel in Final Fantasy 16, you may be looking for more information on the game. If so, here are the best weapons in Final Fantasy 16, how to get Orichalcum in Final Fantasy 16, and the best abilities in Final Fantasy 16.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Final Fantasy 16 page.