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Catalysts in Final Fantasy XV

In this chapter you will learn about catalysts - how are they described in the game, what are their characteristics, how do they function and what to do in order to gain a desired effect with them. You will also find tables here, with information about every single catalyst available in the game. The characteristics of catalysts (as described in the table) are as follows:

  • Effect - the type of effect that the catalyst adds to the spell (like Expericast or Freecast).
  • Power - how much Potency will each catalyst add to the spell.
  • Effect power - Effect Level value, the power of the effect given by the catalyst. Effect Level can have a value ranging from 1 to 99 and affects the power of the effect and/or the chance to apply it to an enemy.
  • Units required for duplication - the amount of catalysts required to increase the number of casts of the spell by 1.

You have to understand the last value, units required for duplication. If you want to know how many catalysts you have to use to increase the number of casts of a spell by a certain number, you have to multiply "units required for duplication" value by the amount of extra usages you want to get. Afterwards, you will get the number of catalysts required. Note- the value must always be rounded up - 3.75 is 4, 2.25 is 3 and even 6.01 is 7. You always round up.

To make it easier for you to understand, we will use a number of examples. For a catalysts with "units required for duplication" equal to 1.35 (Ammonite Fossil) you will need:

  • To get a single extra usage of a spell you have to multiple 1.35 by 1, giving you 1.35. You now have to round it up (2.00) - you will need 2 pieces of that catalysts.
  • To get two extra usages of a spell you have to multiple 1.35 by 2, giving you 2.70. You now have to round it up (3.00) - you will need 3 pieces of that catalyst.
  • To get five extra usages of a spell you have to multiple 1.35 by 5, giving you 6.75. You now have to round it up (7.00) - you will need 7 pieces of that catalyst to acquire 5 extra usages of a spell.

Note - if any value in the table equals to "-" it means that the catalyst doesn't have any effect on a given characteristic - it won't increase the power of the spell / effect, it won't give you additional usages of a spell and so on.

Catalysts - Dual, Tri, Quad and Quintcast effects

Here you will find a list of all of the catalysts with the Dualcast, Tricast, Quadcast or Quintcast effect, allowing you to cast the spell two, three, four or five times in a row. The first spell is guaranteed, every other has a chance depending on the quality and number of catalysts. The minimum chance is always 50%.

Success chance: 50 + (catalyst's effect level x amount of catalysts used).

Dualcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Anak Antlers

8

22

2.08

Basilisk Plumage

1

38

1.54

Bulette Carapace

12

15

1.39

Caem Pinkshrimp

1

3

1.85

Chrome Bit

16

10

0.67

Cleigne Darkshell

1

4

1.79

Cleigne Mollusk

2

1

1.92

Cockatrice Fail Feathers

1

25

1.54

Crab Carapace

2

10

1.52

Ether

2

2

10

Fine Fail Feathers

18

49

1.14

Garula Tusk

1

10

2.50

Hairy Horn

12

5

3.03

Hard Whiskers

1

5

2.63

Havocfang Hide

1

25

2.94

Magnificent Tail Feathers

28

49

1.02

Metal Scrap

1

1

1.25

Remedy

0

5

8.33

Rough Scales

1

10

1.54

Sahagin Scale

3

38

1.92

Scaled Skin

3

10

2.08

Sharp Bone

4

15

1.72

Shattered Timepiece

8

25

0.50

Sheep Milk

1

1

8.33

Strong Bone

16

25

1.33

Superior Restorative

2

75

2.86

Supple Tail

1

28

1.39

Tiny Feather

1

5

2.08

Tough Shell

1

49

2.27

Voretooth Bristles

1

3

3.03

Tricast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Beautiful Plumage

4

26

1.52

Crooked Helixhorn

1

20

1

Dragon Scales

8

2

1.05

Elixir

2

3

8.33

Garula Fur

1

10

2.50

Giant Feather

4

1

3.03

Giant Hairy Horn

12

14

2.08

Glass Gemstone

18

15

1

Great Garula Tusk

26

24

 

Hard Scale

8

42

2.08

Heavy Scale

43

10

1.22

Hi-Elixir

3

4

7.14

Kujata Marrow

8

15

1.14

Mesmenir Horn

1

3

1.96

Phoenix Down

3

2

2.38

Rough Shell

1

25

1.18

Sahagin Liver

6

10

2.38

Schier Tumeric

1

1

7.14

Shield Spike

8

24

4.55

Smoking Wood

1

1

8.33

Spiked Armor

26

30

8.33

Sturdy Helixhorn

3

32

0.97

Thick Hide

8

10

1

Treant Branch

1

8

1.14

Wyvern Wing

12

25

1.39

Quadcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Allural Shallot

1

3

3.85

Beautiful Hide

16

10

1.54

Beetle Shell

16

10

0.93

Catoblepas Fang

22

10

0.91

Curved Hollowhorn

7

18

1.43

Dimway Feathers

4

18

1.52

Earth Gemstone

22

15

1

Giant Curlhorn

3

24

1.19

Gorgeous Plumage

8

26

1.47

Gralean Medal of Distinction

12

28

0.33

Great Anak Antlers

4

18

1.61

Greatsnake Crest

26

24

3.03

Hulldagh Nutmeg

1

5

6.25

Kettier Ginger

1

2

4.17

Mega Phoenix

8

10

1.82

Monster Claw

21

4

2.38

Mythril Shaft

12

5

0.83

Sharp Tail Feathers

0

0

7.14

Tenebraen Oak

1

1

4.55

Thunderoc Feather

0

1

7.14

Quintcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Behemoth Horn

4

15

2.50

Colorful Griffon Claw

16

25

3.03

Dragon Horn

33

10

2.27

Griffon Claw

5

10

4.55

Imperial Medal of Honor

24

36

0.25

Large Hollowhorn

10

12

0.75

Magitek Booster

20

40

-

Magitek Core

99

48

0.20

Magnetron

28

15

2

Malboro Eye

12

50

4.76

Mandrake Flower

0

5

2.56

Megalixir

6

5

2.63

Reflex Enhancer

10

25

-

Scarlet Splinterbone

0

33

1.03

Catalysts - Venomcast, Cursecast and Stopcast effects

Here you will find a list of all of the catalysts with the Venomcast, Cursecast or Stopcast effect - allowing you to poison the enemy (dealing damage each second), curse him (decreasing the attack value of the enemy) or stop him in time (preventing the enemy from moving for the duration of the spell).

Success chance: (catalyst's effect level x amount of catalysts used).

Venomcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Antidote

0

16

25.00

Barbed Poison Needle

6

99

1.33

Deadly Stinger

4

99

2.17

Enormous Stinger

3

99

2.27

Funguar

0

10

4.55

Insect Stinger

1

30

1.92

Scorpion Barb

1

20

4.76

Sharp Bristles

5

99

2.22

Cursecast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Anak Fetlock

2

25

3.03

Alstroom

0

15

2.86

Arba Spur

1

40

2.22

Centipade Feet

2

25

6.25

Centipade Jaw

3

33

2.50

Centipade Legs

1

20

8.33

Centipade Teeth

6

33

1.82

Crimson Tongue

1

47

1.25

Fearsome Hoof

52

75

1.22

Fine Slimy Oil

18

99

1.22

Giant Hoof

42

50

1.67

Hardened Hoof

1

30

1.18

Leiden Pepper

1

15

4.17

Sharp Head Fin

12

99

1.41

Slimy Oil

7

99

1.14

Smelling Salts

0

22

16.67

Translucent Skin

20

99

0.65

Worn Incisor

33

99

0/63

Stopcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Ammonite Fossil

44

75

1.35

Broken Harmonica

2

99

1

Fossil Shell

1

52

1.79

Fossil Wood

1

28

1.92

Star Shell

1

52

2.17

Vesproom

0

15

2.63

Catalysts -Healcast, Freecast and Expericast effects

Here you will find a list of all of the catalysts with the Healcast, Freecast or Expericast effect. Healcast restores a percentage of maximum health to the caster, Freecast allows you to cast a spell without using the charge of the spell and Expericast gives extra experience points.

Healcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Aegir Root

1

10

6.25

Fine Cleigne Wheat

0

50

1

Hi-Potion

0

50

12.50

Killer Tomato

2

50

2.27

Leiden Potato

0

10

5.56

Leiden Sweet Potato

1

20

5.56

Lucian Tomato

1

30

2.38

Mega-Potion

3

99

2.94

Potion

0

25

20

Saxham Rice

0

25

2.38

Treant Trunk

2

99

0.98

Ulwaat Berries

8

99

0.25

Wild Onion

0

10

4.17

Note - the amount of healing is directly connected to the Effect Level of the spell - 25 will heal 25% of maximum health, 50 will heal 50% and so on.

Freecast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Beautiful Bottle

0

1

-

Cactuar Needle

0

1

-

Jumbo Needle

0

2

-

Mythril Ingot

99

5

-

Platinum Ingot

99

3

-

Success chance: (catalyst's effect level x amount of catalysts used) / 100

Expericast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Arapaima Roe

99

30

3.03

Cockatrice Crest

3

2

33.33

Debased Banknote

6

6

4

Debased Coin

4

4

4

Debased Silverpiece

8

8

4

Fine Crest

5

3

33.33

Magnificent Crest

7

5

33.33

Old Book

3

3

2.78

Rare Coin

8

12

4

Note - the bonus is not a percent value, it's a fixed one, it doesn't matter what enemy you use it on. Bonuses from this spell stack up - during a single encounter you can use it multiple times, receiving thousands of experience points at the end of it.

The Bonus EXP is calculated using this method: Effect Level x 100 - for 50 it's 5,000 experience points, 70 is 7,000 and so on.

Catalysts - Killcast, Powercast, Maxicast, Blastcast and Failcast effects

Here you will find a list of all of the catalysts with the following effects:

  • Killcast - a chance to instantly kill the enemy.
  • Powercast - increased power (Potency) of the spell while retaining the lowest tier.
  • Maxicast - a spell that can deal more than 9,999 points of damage.
  • Blastcast - casts the spell with increased damage, but it leaves the caster with 1 health point.
  • Failcast - a chance that the spell will fail.

Killcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Big Scorpion Stinger

4

42

2.38

Coeurl Whiskers

6

52

1.33

Gold Needle

0

10

16.67

Malboro Vine

1

50

8.33

Malmashroom

0

5

1.28

Scorpion Stinger

1

16

4.55

Strong Whiskers

18

99

1.25

Note - the chance cannot exceed 20%. Boss enemies are immune to this effect.

Success chance: (catalyst's effect level x amount of catalysts used).

Powercast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Small Beak

25

-

1.33

Maxicast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Adamantite

99

-

0.2

Dragon Claw

72

-

3.03

Hardened Hide

48

-

2.86

Hunter's Medal

90

-

0.02

Rotten Splinterbone

12

-

4.17

Wind-up Lord Vexxos

90

-

0.02

Zu Beak

90

1

0.70

Failcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Iron Shavings

32

12

0.33

Rusted Bit

12

8

0.83

Sky Gemstone

99

75

0.03

Note - the chance to fail increases with the number of catalysts used when creating it.

Fail chance: (catalyst's effect level x amount of catalysts used) / 100

Blastcast effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Giant Crab Pincers

24

-

0.5

Prawn Antennae

24

-

0.50

Strong Pincers

33

-

0.5

Catalysts - no additional magical effect

Here you will find a list of all of the catalysts without any additional magical effect. It doesn't mean that those catalysts are useless - they still increase the power (Potency) of the spell, as well as the number of uses, making them perfect to create simple and powerful spells, used to deal damage to an enemy.

No additional effect

Item name

Power

Effect power

Units required for duplication

Alstor Bass Bones

1

-

3.03

Anak Meat

3

-

3.57

Arapaima Scales

8

-

1.92

Barbed Scythe

1

-

1.33

Barramundi Fillet

3

-

2.38

Barrelfish Scales

1

-

1.33

Behemoth Tenderloin

33

-

1.39

Birdbreast Egg

1

-

3.03

Bluegill Fin

1

-

2.38

Buegill Scale

4

-

3.03

Building Stone

30

-

3.03

Catfish Barbel

2

-

3.03

Catoblepas Brisket

26

-

1.14

Chickatrice Leg

5

-

2.63

Curved Fang

1

-

2.94

Daggerquill Breast

1

-

3.85

Divine Whiskers

36

-

1.03

Drooping Whiskers

18

-

1.18

Dualhorn Steak

2

-

2.78

Dynamo

38

-

0.74

Electrolytic Condenser

12

-

0.91

Eos Green Peas

2

-

5

Fine Gighee Ham

8

-

2.38

Flesh Fortifier

3

-

0.50

Garula Sirloin

4

-

3.13

Giant Trevally Fillet

1

-

2.38

Gighee Ham

2

-

4.17

Greatsnake Scale

33

-

1.19

Griffon Breast

33

-

0.98

Griffon Feather

2

-

0.50

Jabberwock Sirloin

31

-

-

Jade Gar Mirrorscale

12

-

2.27

King Catfish Heart

6

-

2.08

Laser Sensor

22

-

0.83

Leukorn Steak

24

-

1.05

Mettle VX

2

-

10

Midgardsormr Shank

34

-

1.54

Monster Jaw

99

-

3.03

Moogle Plushie

1

-

-

Murk Grouper Eye

12

-

2.27

Muscle Stimulant

3

-

0.50

Nebula Salmot Fillet

3

-

2.38

Phoenix Bass Bladder

4

-

2.38

Platinum Myrltrout Fillet

8

-

2.09

Power EX

2

-

10

Quality Building Stone

48

-

2.17

Repair Kit

3

-

-

Sabertusk Claw

1

-

3.03

Sea Bass Fillet

4

-

2.09

Sharp Scythe

5

-

1.33

Snakehead Scales

4

-

2.38

Snakehead Teeth

2

-

3.03

Spirit ZX

2

-

10

Splendid Building Stone

65

-

1.92

Tide Grouper Fillet

5

-

2.09

Trout Fillet

2

-

2.38

Verve WX

2

-

10

Vesper Gar Fillet

10

-

2.08

Zu Tender

52

-

0.83

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