KH1.5 Lucid Crystal Farming: Where To Go & Common Uses

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Lucid Crystals are dropped by the Darkball Heartless, or rarely by Bambi’s summon in Hollow Bastion.

But Darkballs are really the better option for drops.

You’ll quickly find these guys all over the place in the late-game and they’re tough to miss (scary looking demon-heads with antennas).

And while they do appear in many worlds, the best places to farm them are either in Traverse Town (2nd + 3rd Districts), or at Moonlight Hill in Halloween Town.

But let’s look at some options for getting Lucid Crystals & what kind of drop rates we’re taking about.

Darkballs at Halloween Hill in Halloween Town World / KH 1.5 HD

Farming Lucid Crystals

Darkballs are ultimately the only enemy that can drop Lucid Crystals directly from battle.

After sealing the Hollow Bastion Keyhole, they’ll start to spawn in every world.

These Darkballs only have a 1% drop chance to drop a crystal, which isn’t great. But they spawn in numbers so farming isn’t as bad as it sounds.

Instead of traveling to every world, just head to Traverse Town. Specifically the Second and Third Districts should have tons of these guys.

A couple specific spots to try would be on top of the Gizmo Shop roof, in the Third District, or in the back alleyway (behind the Dalmatian house).

Darkballs on Gizmo Shop Roof in Traverse Town / KH 1.5 HD

Darkballs can be found in quite a few places in Traverse Town so it’s probably the strongest farming spot overall.

But also consider Moonlight Hill in Halloween Town. You know, the area that’s like a graveyard with the iconic spiral hill?

Lots of Darkballs will spawn here in one instance – in fact, I think it’s the one area in the game that spawns the highest number of Darkballs over any other area.

Darkballs spawning in Halloween Town's Moonlight Hill / KH 1.5 HD

So this spot in Halloween Town can work as a great location too.

You can also try Bambi’s summon effect to get Lucid Crystal drops.

Summoning Bambi in Hollow Bastion and defeating enemies will fill up his gauge. If you manage to make it fill up x3 times, he’ll have a 30% chance to drop a Lucid Crystal.

This is possible with some practice, but ultimately it might be easier to just farm Darkballs.

Sora attacking a Darkball Close-up (Traverse Town) / KH 1.5 HD

What Are Lucid Crystals Used For?

Lucid Crystals can be used in a handful of synthesis recipes, with more details below:

Defense Up: Increase any character’s Defense stat by +1 point.

You can synthesize this in the original KH1 using List III and x5 Lucid Shards, x3 Lucid Gems, x1 Lucid Crystal, and x1 Mystery Goo.

If you’re playing KH1.5, the recipe will instead use List IV and x3 Lucid Shards, x3 Bright Shards, x2 Bright Gems, x1 Power Crystal, and x5 Orichalcum.

Megalixir: Heal up your entire party’s HP & MP all at once!

Synthesize this in KH1.5/Final Mix using List V and x5 Lucid Gems, x3 Lucid Crystals, x2 Gale, and x2 Dark Matter.

The original KH1 game has a different recipe that doesn’t need Lucid Crystals.

Titan Chain: This is a simple accessory that grants you +4 Strength and +2 Defense.

You can synthesize this in KH1 (original) with List IV and x5 Spirit Shards, x3 Spirit Gems, and x1 Lucid Crystal.

KH1.5/Final mix will have a different recipe not using these crystals.

Crystal Crown: This is hands-down one of the best accessories in the game. You’ll gain +6 HP, +1 MP, +3 AP, +2 Strength, and +2 Defense. It also enhances the wearer’s summon and magic power.

Synthesize this in the original KH1 using List IV and x3 Lucid Crystals, x3 Power Crystals, x3 Shiny Crystals, and x3 Bright Crystals.

Or if you’re playing KH1.5, the recipe will instead need List Iv and x5 Lucid Crystals, x1 Power Crystal, x1 Shiny Crystal, x3 Blazing Stones, and x3 Frost Stones.

Heartguard: Add some protection to your party with +3 HP, +4 Defense, and +20% Dark Damage Resistance.

Synthesize this in KH1.5/Final Mix using List IV and x3 Lucid Gems, x1 Lucid Crystal, and x1 Bright Crystal.

The original KH1 does have this accessory, but in that game you don’t need any Lucid Crystals for the synthesis.

Lucid Crystal Drop in Traverse Town 3rd District / KH 1.5 HD

Are Lucid Crystals Worth Farming?

While the drop rate is crazy low at just 1%, Darkballs aren’t too hard to find or defeat.

If you spend a while in the Moonlight Hill area, you should manage to gather a handful of these crystals in maybe 20-30 minutes.

The items you can synthesize, especially the Crystal Crown and Megalixirs, are for sure worth all the effort.

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