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Odd Shards - How To Get & Where To Use

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This article is for Odd Shards guide in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (XC3). See where & how to use Origin Shards, where to get, map location, weapon upgrade, & more for Odd Shards!

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Odd Shards - Where & How To Use

Weapon Upgrade Material

Character & Weapon Upgrade Material

▲ Noticeable Change In Attack Status

The Odd Shards is used as a weapon upgrade material of characters. Weapon Upgrade is available after clearing the Uniting The Seven Nopon quest. Upgrading weapon requires a lot of Odd Shards to it is close to an end-game content.

Uniting the Seven Nopons Quest Guide - All Nopon Locations

The Name Changes After Uniting The Seven Nopon

Uniting The Seven Nopon Changes

Odd Shards → Origin Shard

The progress of Uniting The Seven Nopon quest reveals that the Odd Shard is the Origin Shard and all Odd Shards gets renamed to Origin Shard afterwards.

Quest Requirements
Where & How to get Odd Shard
Talk to Samon at the Sentridge Harbor Control in Cadensia Region

The Shape Changes Too

Besides the name change, the shape of Odd Shard changes as well. Please refer to the table below:

Odd Shard Origin Shard
Odd Ringlike Shard Round Origin Shard
Odd Round Shard Toroidal Origin Shard
Odd Pointy Shard Rhomboid Origin Shard
Odd Triangular Shard Trigonal Origin Shard
Odd Six-Angled Shard Hexagonal Origin Shard
Odd Oblong Shard Rectangular Origin Shard
Odd Square Shard Square Origin Shard

Collect During The First New Game

Collect During The First New Game

The Odd Shard that is used to upgrade the weapon of all characters can be collected during your first playthrough by defeating all unique monsters.

Get From Unique Monsters In Different Locations

Origin Shards can be obtained by defeating unique monsters that are located in different locations and by picking up those that are scattered in the area. It is recommended to defeat all unique monsters during your first New Game.

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