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Phantasy Star Zero: Elemental Attribute Guide


An Elemental Attribute imbues a weapon with certain special properties. For example, if a weapon has the Heat attribute, each attack from that enemy will have a chance of inflicting the Burn status effect on the enemy - assuming the enemy is not immune to Burn. The strength Attribute is influenced by the weapon's Elemental Level. The higher the level, the more powerful the special effect will be. This guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the Element Attribute system.

Determining a Weapon's Elemental Attribute

To determine whether a weapon has an Elemental Attribute, scroll through the weapon's details and look for a field called "Element". In addition, common weapons will have the Elemental Attribute in front of their name. For example, a Cannon with an Ice Element will be known as an IceCannon.

Elemental Synthesis

The process of adding or changing an Elemental Attribute is known as Elemental Synthesis. Most weapons will have a random Elemental Attribute and Level when purchased or found. A weapon's Elemental Attribute and Level can be changed to a certain extent by visiting the Custom Shop beside the normal NPC vendors. When you visit, be sure to bring the weapon and an Element item. The Custom Shop vendor can make the following modifications:

  • If a weapon has no Elemental Attribute, the vendor will add the Level 1 version of the Element Attribute of the Element item you selected.
  • If weapon has an Elemental Attribute, the Element Attribute of the item will changed. The Elemental Level will remain the same.

Rare weapons - ones that can be sold for 10 Meseta - cannot have their Elemental attributes changed.

Increasing an Item's Elemental Level

The only way to increase a weapon's Element Level is to use the Element Boost slot unit. This item gives a +1 boost to your weapon's Elemental Level, up to the cap limit of +5. A weapon's Elemental Level cannot be increased at the Custom Shop.

Custom Shop Costs

The price the Custom Shop vendor charges for modifying a weapon's Elemental Attribute will vary depending on the rarity of the item. Here is a breakdown of the costs:

Rarity Cost in Meseta
1* 1,000
2* 2,500
3* 6,000
4* 15,000
5* 25,000
6* 45,000
7* 120,000

Elemental Overview

The table below lists all of the elements available in Phantasy Star Zero, their side-effects, and how the effect varies based on level.

Name Effect Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Celeb Grants an attack damage percentage increase in exchange for a certain cost in Meseta per attack. 10%/30 Meseta 20%/40 Meseta 30%/50 Meseta 40%/60 Meseta 50%/70 Meseta
Chaos Inflict random status effects on enemies. Not limited to only negative effects. Tier 1 Effect Tier 2 Effect Tier 3 Effect Tier 4 Effect Tier 5 Effect
Dark Inflicts Poison Status Effect. Poison Level 1 Poison Level 2 Poison Level 3 Poison Level 4 Poison Level 5
Draw Absorbs a percentage of the damage you deal as HP. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Heart Absorbs a percentage of the damage you deal as PP. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Heat Inflicts Burn Status Effect. Burn Level 1 Burn Level 2 Burn Level 3 Burn Level 4 Burn Level 5
Heaven Instantly Kills an Enemy. Unknown
Ice Inflicts Freeze Status Effect. Ice Level 1 Ice Level 2 Ice Level 3 Ice Level 4 Ice Level 5
Jell Lowers an enemy's Attack Power, Mental Strength and Accuracy. Jell Level 1 Jell Level 2 Jell Level 3 Jell Level 4 Jell Level 5
Life Consumes a percentage of your health in exchange for 1.5x in damage output. 30% Health Consumed 20% 15% 10% 5%
Light Inflicts Confuse Status Effect. Confuse Level 1 Confuse Level 2 Confuse Level 3 Confuse Level 4 Confuse Level 5
Meseta Steal a percentage of the damage you deal as Meseta 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Risk Deals 1.5x your normal damage in exchange for a certain percentage of damage being dealt to your character. 10% 9% 8% 7% 6%
Slow Inflicts Slow Status Effect. Slow Level 1 Slow Level 2 Slow Level 3 Slow Level 4 Slow Level 5
Soul Grants a percentage boost to Attack and Mental Strength when your HP is below 33%. Does not work with techniques. 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Stun Inflicts Stun Status Effect. Stun Level 1 Stun Level 2 Stun Level 3 Stun Level 4 Stun Level 5
X Absorbs a percentage of the damage you deal as experience points. 20% 24% 28% 32% 36%
Zalure Lowers an enemy's Defense and Elemental Resistances. Zalure Level 1 Zalure Level 2 Zalure Level 3 Zalure Level 4 Zalure Level 5

Proc Rates for Elemental Attributes

The chance of a status taking effect, also known as the proc rate, will vary by weapon class. Listed below is a summary for the proc rates:

  • 25%: Shield
  • 20%: Saber, Laser Cannon
  • 15%: Daggers, Spear, Claw, Handgun, Gunblade, Bazooka, Rod, Wand
  • 10%: Sword, Double Saber, Rifle, Mech Gun, Slicer

Elemental Level Limits from Enemy Drops

In addition, certain weapon classes have limits on their Elemental Levels when they are dropped from an enemy. The following provides a rundown for each weapon class.

  • Level 5: Saber, Shield, Handgun, Rifle, Bazooka, Wand
  • Level 4: Daggers, Claw, Rod
  • Level 3: Sword, Spear, Double Saber, Gunblade, Laser Cannon, Mech Gun, Slicer

Element Item Availability

Most Elemental items can be obtained from the Photon Collector Shop, completing certain title requirements, found in the field. The Heaven Element can only be obtained by obtaining all 100 titles.