The Weapon's Refrain Ultimate (UWU) Guide

Last updated on Feb 09, 2022 at 10:00 by Clees 1 comment

This page contains an introduction for the high-end Duty "The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)", commonly abbreviated as UWU. All information for fight phases have been included below.


Introduction to The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)

The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate), also called Ultima Weapon (Ultimate), is a high-end duty added in patch 4.31: Under the Moonlight. The fight can be unlocked by speaking to the Wandering Minstrel in Kugane ( 11.6, 12.6 ) after completing Sigmascape V4.0 (Savage).

The minimum ilvl to enter this fight is i370, but can be bypassed with a full party.

Important notes:

  • Unlike most encounters, both a caster DPS and a melee DPS are required in order to finish the fight.
  • There are multple mechanics earlier in the fight that will affect how you proceed with the encounter later on (i.e. Thermal Low stacks on certain players needed for later phases, Ultimate Annihilation orbs affecting Aetheric Boom, etc). Therefore, it is important for some strategies to plan assigned players ahead in advance. It's highly recommended to read through the whole guide before deciding on a strategy for your team.

Aetherical Charge

Whenever certain mechanics are performed in specific ways (depending on the current boss), the three primals will gain stacks of "Aetherically Charged," an icon which can be seen on their buff bar. Once they reach their fourth stack they will consume all of their Aetherically Charged stacks and gain the "Woken" status. Woken primals glow with a blue aura, gain new abilities, and change how other abilities function. When a primal is defeated with the "Woken" status, they will drop behind a pillar of light on the arena. When a player steps inside this pillar, it will disappear and they will obtain the status "Beyond Limits." This buff completely fills your Limit Break gauge when a Level 3 Limit Break is used by that person. This is required to progress past the three primals, so keep that in mind.


Encounter Resources

Each phase guide provided by Icy Veins should be matched up with the proper Toolbox resource, which can be found linked below.


The Weapon's Refrain Waymarks

If you have access to waymark storage (ask your DC Discord about it) you can use this to ensure you have the same waymarkers as everyone else.


Encounter Text Guides


Data Center Resources and Strategies

Depending on which Data Center you are located on, the strategies used may be different compared to this guide. Below you will find links to Discord servers where people gather to perform these fights in a PUG (Pick-Up Group) setting with standardized strategies. If you have any questions regarding the fight and you do not have a static, it is suggested you join the server that correlates to your Data Center.


Global Resources


Data Center Specific Resources


Video Resources

The following video guide has been created by Tessan Twintails, a FFXIV content creator and high end raider. Follow him on Youtube for more content.



  • 02 Feb. 2022: Guide added.
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