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Kingdom Hearts 3: where to get Adamantite and Wellspring Crystal for Keyblade upgrades

As you get later into Kingdom Hearts 3, keyblade upgrades require rarer items to perform - including these materials.

As you get deeper into Kingdom Hearts 3, one major way to make your life a little easier coping with more powerful heartless is to power up your keyblade at the Moogle Shops. There's a lot of different keyblades in the game each with unique stats and abilities, and you'll want to pick one that makes sense for your play style, finding a few others that fit it to create an all-around solid setup. We talk about this in our Kingdom Hearts 3 tips guide, but once you have your chosen gear you'll want to set about getting some upgrades.

Early upgrade materials you'll need to gather are the much less rare Fluorite and Damascus, but as you get deeper into KH3 you'll need to track down rarer, more powerful crafting materials - including Adamantite and Wellspring Crystal, which are vital to keyblade upgrades. On this page, we detail how to get your hands on both and farm them.

Where to find Adamantite for keyblade upgrades in Kingdom Hearts 3

Keyblade upgrade materials more or less come in tiers, and once you've exhausted the upgrades that you can perform with Fluorite and Damascus, you'll then need some Adamantite, a common legendary crafting material found in all sorts of games, from Terraria to Final Fantasy to World of Warcraft. Kingdom Hearts 3 is no different, and you'll need some to fully upgrade your keyblades. There's a few places in KH3 where you can grab some Adamantite...

  • Adamantite can appear out in the space overworld when you're flying your Gummi Ship. It'll appear in the later two areas of space that open up to you - Misty Stream and The Eclipse. Keep an eye out for the blue-tinted rocks, and blast them to pieces with your Gummi Ship laser - if you're lucky, you'll get an Adamantite drop. Remember, rocks respawn when you reload into space after visiting a world, so you can farm this way. Asteroids in The Eclipse appear to have a slightly higher drop rate, so if that area is unlocked, use that one.
  • Adamantite also shows up in the later worlds of Kingdom Hearts 3. The two worlds where we've seen it appear in treasure chests are Sanfansokyo (Big Hero 6) and The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caibbean), so head back to those worlds and go hunting for chests. The items that appear in chests are more finite, however.

Once you've enough Adamantite, you'll be able to use it to upgrade keyblades to their higher tier improved levels in the Moogle Workshop. Typically, each tier of upgrade for each keyblade that needs it will only require one Adamantite an upgrade..

Where to find Wellspring Crystal for keyblade upgrades in Kingdom Hearts 3

Once you're at the tier of upgrade that also needs Adamantite, several late-stage keyblade upgrades will also begin to require Wellspring Crystal, or Wellspring Gem as it's known in the Japanese release. Here's the bad news: unlike the other materials we've talked about so far, Wellspring Crystal isn't a drop that can be farmed by blasting through space in the Gummi Ship, blowing away meteors. You're also going to need more of them per upgrade, as it's the lesser, secondary ingredient in most late-game keyblade upgrades.

Here's the good news: it is more common than Adamantite when push comes to shove, and it is available down in the worlds of KH3 outside of the gummi ship segments. Given that it's a late game item, however, Wellspring Crystal only appears to spawn in Monstropolis (Monsters, Inc), the Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean) and San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6). While it does crop up in the occasional chest, Wellspring Crystal mostly drops from high-level, large heartless that you encounter when defeating them - and the drop isn't guaranteed.

As with the other materials, once you have some you can deploy this to get some sweet power-boosting keyblade upgrades.

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