Magnus Upgrade FAQ by Byrgg

Updated: 10/24/06 | Printable Version

Baten Kaitos: Origins Magnus Upgrade Guide

By: Byrgg

Version 1.0

This guide contains minor spoilers, only the names of the places where 
you go, but this is required as part of the guide, because I've included 
the locations of the shops where you can upgrade certain types of magnus.

I.   Version history
II.  What Is Upgrading?
III. How do I upgrade?
IV.  Magnus Upgrade List
V.   Legal Stuff
vI. Contact Information

Version history

Version 1.0 

The first release of the guide, the list is incomplete, but the majority 
of the content of the guide is still present.

II. What Is Upgrading?

In Baten Kaitos: Origins, one of the many new features available that 
wasn't in Baten Kaitos: Lost Wings and the Eternal Ocean, is upgrading. 
Upgrading essentially lets you combine quest magnus with weapon or armor
 magnus to create a new, better version of the weapon or armor magnus. 
Upgrading magnus requires a specific quest magnus as well as a specific 
weapon or armor magnus, and finally, some gold, the amount of gold 
required varies among upgrades. In general, the better the upgrade, the 
more gold is required.

Upgrading weapon and armor magnus does several things, it can improve or 
worsen(this only happens rarely) the properties of magnus, such as the 
attack, crush, etc., and it can also change the element of a battle 
magnus(which can advantageous or disadvantageous, depending on the 
elemental resistances of the enemies you're fighting). It also gives you
an entirely new magnus which helps to fill out the magnus section of the 

Also note, when you upgrade a magnus, the picture of the card will have 
a little arrow in the top-left corner, this symbol is just used to show 
that magnus is upgraded, it has no effect on how the card is used, so 
just use it as you would use the original, non-upgraded magnus.

III. How Do I Upgrade?

When you go to a shop that allows upgrading, in the menu that has Buy, 
Sell Junkpile, etc., you will see an "Upgrade" option, choose this 
option. This brings up a screen showing all of your upgradable magnus, 
a greyed out magnus means that that you cannot upgrade it(meaning you 
don't have the quest magnus required to upgrade it), and a magnus that 
is lit up(in color), is one that you are able to upgrade. To upgrade a 
magnus, simply select the desired magnus, press A, and that will bring 
up another screen showing information pertaining to each possible 
upgrade, the information includes: The magnus you are upgrading, the 
quest magnus you are using to upgrade, as well as the resulting 
upgraded magnus, and the cost of the upgrade. Choose which upgrade you 
want, and there you have it, you've just upgraded a magnus. Also note, 
the upgraded magnus and the quest magnus will disappear, and you will 
gain a new and imporved version of the upgraded magnus. 

IV. Magnus Upgrade List

Below is a list of magnus that can be upgraded, the quest magnus used 
to upgrade them, what they upgrade to, as well as hom much each upgrade 
costs. Note, the list is not complete yet, but I will update it as I 
find out more. I have organized the list alphabetically, for 

Areas with a "?" mean that it's something I don't know yet, I will try 
to fill out all unknowns eventually.

The list is in the form: 

upgradeable magnus +quest magnus      =upgraded magnus            price 

12-Layered Kimono  +Fresh Air         =15-Layered Kimono          1300
Angel's Helm       +Fresh Air         =Innocent's Helm            1800
Anubis Shield      +Machina Gas       =Osiris Shield              2300
Apocalypse Sword   +Fireglow Stone    =?                          1500
Apocalypse Sword   +Sparkling Snow    =?                          1500
Apocalypse Sword   +Lightning Shroom  =?                          1500
Apocalypse Sword   +Light Powder      =Divine Apocalypse          1500
Apocalypse Sword   +Dark Powder       =?                          1500
Apostolos          +Yesterbean        =Apostolos Duo              800
Apsu Sophia        +Sparkling Snow    =Apsu Logos                 1600
Aqua Camouflage    +Ancient Mask      =Hazyrain Camouflage        750
Aqua Hood          +Flame Ice         =Marine Hood                350
Aqua Truth         +Pristine Water    =Aqua Brand                 250
Armor Alma         +Machina Gas       =Passio Alma                1300
Arondite           +Celestial Tree    =Excalibur                  3000
Arondite           +Lightning Shroom  =Galantyne                  900
Arondite           +Light Powder      =?                          900
Ascalon            +Yesterbean        =Dragonbuster               2000
Battle Shield      +Boulder           =Valor Shield               280
Battle Suit        +Blaze             =Fiery Battle Suit          900
Battle Suit        +Pristine Water    =?                          900
Buckler            +Machina Gas       =Strongshield               100
Chain Mail         +Spark Shroom      =Levinlink Mail             150
Classic Cudgel     +Boulder           =Classic Impact             400
Cold Queen         +Sparkling Snow    =?                          1400
Cold Queen         +Flame Ice         =Queen's Breath             1300
Crown of Bubbles   +Boulder           =?                          2200
Crown of Bubbles   +Flame Ice         =Crown of Ice Pearls        2200
Cross Sophia       +?                 =?                          400
Crystal Cudgel     +Pristine Water    =Crystal Blue               250
Crystal Edge       +Pristine Water    =Crystal Saber              180
Crystal Helm       +Flame Ice         =Glacial helm               1000
Demon Cudgel       +?                 =?                          750
Efreeti Horn       +?                 =?                          1500
Electric Helm      +Spark Shroom      =Blitz Helm                 150
Evil Mail          +Fluffy Pillow     =Karma Mail                 400
Fair Guardian      +Light Powder      =Sophic Guardian            900
Firedrake Regalia  +Lava              =Aetherdrake Regalia        500
Fire Element       +Blaze             =Flare Element              200
Flame Hood         +Lava              =Blaze Hood                 250
Flame Mail         +Blaze             =?                          150
Freesword          +Fluffy Pillow     =?                          180
Freesword          +Pristine Water    =Crystal Sword              180
Freesword          +Spark Shroom      =Thundersword               180
Frost Cap          +Machina Gas       =Icicle Cap                 700
Frozen Suit        +Flame Ice         =Diamond Suit               280
Frozen Sword       +Sparkling Snow    =?                          1000
Freezing Gown      +Sparkling Snow    =?                          2200
Freezing Gown      +Machina Gas       =Iceberg                    2000
Freezing Gown      +Flame Ice         =?                          2000
Full Plate         +Machina gas       =Solid Plate                80
Glacial Bludgeon   +Sparkling Snow    =Glacial Mass               300
Golden Armor       +Machina Gas       =Grand Armor                1200
Golden Armor       +Fluffy Pillow     =?                          1200
Golden Armor       +Boulder           =?                          2000
Golden Cudgel      +Lightning Shroom  =?                          1500
Golden Cudgel      +Light Powder      =Holy Cudgel                1500
Golden Helm        +?                 =?                          1200
Golden Helm        +Light Powder      =Divine Helm                1200
Grappler's Gi      +Medic Kit         =?                          250
Hades Sophia       +Dark Powder       =Hades Sagesse              1950
Heat Camouflage    +Ancient Mask      =Hazyfire Camouflage        1500
Heat Club          +Rotten Food       =?                          180
Heavenbolt Wrap    +Fresh Air         =Heavengale Wrap            750
Hell-Purged Casque +Lava              =Hell-Baked Casque          170
Helm of Indra      +Boulder           =Grandhelm of Indra         ?
Helm of Indra      +Jolt Shroom       =War Helm of Indra          380
Hero Mask          +Medic Kit         =?                          250
Hidden Sophia      +?                 =?                          600
Holy Shroud        +Fireglow Stone    =?                          1400
Holy Shroud        +Light Powder      =Holy Lightshroud           2100
Holy Shroud        +Fluffy Pillow     =Holy Vigilshroud           1400
Hymnos Kune        +Light Powder      =Happiness Kune             1500
Hymnos Kune        +Fluffy Pillow     =?                          1300
Ice Dagger         +Pristine Water    =Ice Soldier                100
Ice Roue           +Pristine Water    =Ice Sense                  250
Idios Pyr          +Fireglow Stone    =?                          2000
Indiglow Cowl      +Boulder           =?                          660
Indiglow Cowl      +Sparkling Snow    =Astral Cowl                660
Jiraiya's Robe     +Jolt Shroom       =Saizou's Robe              1200
Jupiter Sword      +Machina Gas       =Jupiter's Rage             1300
Jupiter Sword      +Lightning Shroom  =?                          1500
Kusanagi           +Rotten Food       =Amenohabagiri              450
Lightning Club     +Spark Shroom      =Lightning Strike           250
Lightning Element  +Spark Shroom      =Plasma Element             200
Light Sophia       +Light Powder      =Holy Vein                  400
Long Sword         +Stone             =?                          130
Long Sword         +Blaze             =?                          130
Luciferous Stave   +Yesterbean        =Auriferous Stave           800
Mars Sophia        +Blaze             =Meteor Sophia              350
Marvelous Sword    +Boulder           =Victory Sword              450
Nixie Garb         +Pristine Water    =Undine Garb                200
Nurse's Cap        +Light Powder      =Mary's Cap                 550
Panther Bludgeon   +?                 =?                          600
Panther Bludgeon   +Lightning Shroom  =Thunder Panther            600
Plasma Blade       +Lightning Shroom  =Coruscant Blade            1000
Platinum Shield    +Machina Gas       =Silver Shield              1450
Power Helmet       +Stone             =Heavy-Duty Helmet          50
Punk Knife         +Yesterbean        =Cutthroat Knife            400
Pyre Frock         +Lava              =Canonical Pyre Frock       600
Ravensbrood        +?                 =?                          1500
Ray of Truth       +Fluffy Pillow     =Rem Truth                  180
Ray of Truth       +Light Powder      =?                          350
Robe of Firelight  +Lava              =Firemoon Robe              250
Rose Shill         +Stone             =Rosevine                   250
Round Shield       +Stone             =?                          200
Saber              +Blaze             =Fire Saber                 200
Saber              +Pristine Water    =?                          200
Salamander Tongue  +Ancient Mask      =Salamander Eyes            1500
Salamander Tongue  +Sparkling Snow    =Salamander Scales          1050
Scale Mail         +Stone             =Lucentskin Mail            230
Scale Mail         +Machina Gas       =Crossbone Mail             180
Sorcery Sophia     +Blaze             =Fire Sophia                110
Siren Sword        +Fluffy Pillow     =Silent Sword               550
Sister's Habit     +Primordial Cactus =Mother Superior's Habit    2000
Sleet Shawl        +Flame Ice         =Snowstorm Shawl            250
Snow Mail          +Boulder           =?                          1050
Snow Mail          +Rotten Food       =Snowwind Mail              1050
Sorcery Sophia     +Pristine Water    =Ice Sophia                 110
Sublime Garb       +Boulder           =?                          1000
Sublime Garb       +Light Powder      =Garb of Atonement          1000
Sublime Garb       +Soot Soup         =?                          1100
Sword of Tears     +Pristine water    =Sword of Destiny           250
Thor Sophia        +Lightning Shroom  =Thor Pathos                1600
Thunderer's Shield +Extreme Stress    =Fulminator's Shield        1000
Thunderfish        +Jolt Shroom       =Thunderfish Rex            200
Thunderfish        +Spark Shroom      =Thunder Edge               200
THunderfish        +Machina Gas       =Thunderslash               200
Thunder Hat        +Lightning Shroom  =Big Thunder Hat            550
Thunderhead Cloak  +Light Powder      =Whitebolt Cloak            300
Thunderhead Cloak  +Dark powder       =Blackbolt Cloak            300
Thunder Robe       +Fresh Air         =Lightning Robe             150  
Tower Shield       +Extreme Stress    =Devil Tower Shield         380
Tower Shield       +Machina Gas       =Mount Shield               300
Versed Shield      +Extreme Stress    =Mellow Shield              600
Welkinsire Cap     +Machina Gas       =welkinswrath Cap           1300
Whitecap Shield    +Sparkling Snow    =Shield for Troubled Waters 1000
Whitecap Shield    +Machina Gas       =Greatcap Shield            100
White Club         +Light Powder      =White Wish                 400
Wild God           +Lightning Shroom  =Astratheos                 2000
Wooden Club        +Pristine Water    =Ice Club                   180
Wooden Club        +Spark Shroom      =Thunder Club               180
Zelos Kune         +Machina Gas       =Ardor Kune                 1050

v. Legal Stuff

Copyright: 2006 TJ Freeman.

This guide cannot be sold for profit without my permission.

This guide is currently only allowed to be used on, and 
my site, If you find that 
someone has used the guide on another site, please let me know via email 
or contact me at my site as soon as possible.

If you wish to use this guide on another site, you  must have my consent 
to do so. Email me, or contact me at my site, and I will decide whether 
or not to allow the use of this guide on the site you mention. I have 
the right to disallow you to put this on any site, as well as the right 
to request that this guide be removed from a site after you've already 
put it there. 

You may not use an editted version of this guide without my consent, if 
you wish to use an editted version of this guide, again, you must have 
my consent, and to gain my consent, you will have to contact me via email 
or on my site.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
their respective trademark and copyright holders.

VI. Contact Information 

You can contact me about this guide via one of the following ways:

Through email,  

My site,

You can also try to reach me on gamefaqs, I am there fairly frequently, 
so I should be able to get to any questions fairly quickly.

Also, if you want to contact me about my guide, only contact me about the 
following things:

-A mistake
-Something not included
-Forgetting to give credit
-When I will update the guide

If you contact me by any method, make sure you use facts to support your 
claims, and at least attempt to use proper English. I will not make changes 
to my guide based on things like: "zomg u r rong change _____ nao", or "My 
friend says that _____ is wrong, and he's knows everything about this game."