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The basics on Phantasy Star Universe's Ultimate Photon Arts and PA Fragments

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Ultimate Photon Arts

What is an Ultimate Photon Art? And, how do I get one?
Different skills, techniques, and bullets that can be purchased from NPC shops in Phantasy Star Universe are called Photon Arts. In addition to those arts that can be bought from vendor shops there are 'Ultimate Photon Arts,' these arts cannot be purchased directly from an NPC vendor. Instead, you must earn PA Fragments by obtaining an S Ranking on an S Rank mission.

When you get an S Rank on an S Rank mission you will receive a PA Fragment, in addition to the meseta and mission points which are normally rewarded for successful completion of the mission. The various Ultimate Photon Arts that can be acquired can then be purchased for a set number of PA Fragments, the details on each of the arts and their PA Fragment cost is listed below.

In order to actually get your hands on one of the Ultimate Photon Arts you'll need to play a mission at one of the various Guardian's Headquarters. Each city has missions set-up specifically for certain types of Ultimate Photon Arts. Here is where you can get them.

These missions are currently not available, but will be available in a future PSU server update, per SEGA this will be on March 2nd.

  • Bullets - Holtes City Guardian Headquarters, Parum (Bullet License Mission)

  • Skills - Dagora City, Moatoob Guardian Headquarters (Skill License Mission)

  • Technics - Ohtaku City, Neudaz Guardian Headquarters (Technic License Mission)

Here are the specifics on the Ultimate Photon Arts that are available in these missions. Please note: this information is as accurate as possible at the time this article was published. If you have additional information please let me know.

Ultimate Photon Arts - Bullets

    Killer Shot - Rifle Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Chance to incapacitate.
    Cost: 90 PA Fragments

    Barada Maga - Shotgun Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Lower Accuracy and Evasion
    Cost: 60 PA Fragments

    Chousei-sou - Bow Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Unknown.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Boma Maga - Grenade Launcher Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Freeze
    Cost: 90 PA Fragments

    Mayalee Prism - Laser Cannon Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Unknown.
    Cost: 90 PA Fragments

    Twin Mayalee - Twin Handguns Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Lowers Defense
    Cost: 60 PA Fragments

    Mayalee Hit - Handgun Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Steals HP
    Cost: 60 PA Fragments

    Yak Zagenga - Crossbow Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Unknown.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Kyumeisei-shiki - Card Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Steals HP
    Cost: 60 PA Fragments

    Mayalee Fury - Machinegun Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Unknown.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

Ultimate Photon Arts - Skills

    Bogga Robado - Knuckles Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Hishou Jinren-zan - Twin Dagger Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Renzan Senshou-ga - Twin Claw Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Senten Kanzan-ga - Claw Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 50 PA Fragments

    Splendor Crush - Twin Saber Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 50 PA Fragments

    Tornado Dance - Double Saber Ultimate Photon Art
    Effect: Melee Skill
    Cost: 99 PA Fragments

Ultimate Photon Arts - Technics

    Giresta - Light Technic
    Description: Revives allies downed during battle. Adds HP recovery.
    Cost: 90 PA Fragments

    Megid - Dark Technic
    Description: Attacks by shooting a ball, with a small chance of incapacitating.
    Cost: 99 PA Fragments

    Megiverse - Dark Technic
    Description: Damages and steals HP based on length of button input and PP spent.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Nosdiga - Ground Technic
    Description: Summons serpents that attack enemies while the button is held down.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Nosmegid - Dark Technic
    Description: Creates a homing gravity well while the button is held down.
    Cost: 75 PA Fragments

    Noszonde - Lightning Technic
    Description: Attacks enemies with a homing ball of lightning while the button is held down.
    Cost: 50 PA Fragments

Special thanks to Exterminator for the detailed information.

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