To create Grinders, you require the following items:
- Grinder Base [C/B/A/S]
- Grinder [C/B/A/S] Boards (that match the rank of your Grinder Bases)
Grinder Base C/B/A can be purchased from MA-GRMS stores; Grinder Base S can be found in higher-ranking missions, and can also be obtained from The Collector in exchange for two Olpad or Copernia. Once you've gathered these items, put the Grinder Base board in your Partner Machine, put the Grinder Bases in to your Partner Machine's storage, and synthesize the Grinders. When a Grinder is synthesized, it will receive a randomly determined success rate enhancement of between +1 and +10. A higher success rate indicates a greater chance of the grinder being successful. Grinders may also be synthesized in quantities of up to five at a time, and when synthesized in this way, the entire batch will share the same Success Rate bonus.
There are four 'ranks' of grinders, corresponding to the four ranks of weapons. Grinder C's may only be used on C rank weapons. Grinder B's may be used on both B rank weapons and C rank weapons. Grinder A's may be used on weapons that are either A, B or C rank. A Grinder S may be used on weapons of any rank.
Occasionally during events, pre-made grinders can be found in clear boxes.
Determining if a Weapon may be Upgraded
In the upper right corner of each weapon's main information box, two numbers are displayed which indicate the present grind status of the weapon. The format used to display a weapon's grind status is: [Current grinds]/[Maximum possible grinds]. When a weapon is successfully upgraded to its maximum possible number of grinds, it may not be upgraded any further.
Failing a Grind
Weapons bought from NPC shops, newly synthesized weapons, and weapons dropped by enemies may have up to a maximum of 10 grinds applied to them. However, if an attempt to grind the weapon fails, the weapon's [Current grind] will be reset to 0, and the weapon's [Maximum possible grind] will be reduced by 1.
Example: If the player attempts to upgrade the above 7/9 weapon and the following grind fails, the weapon will then have 0/8 grinds.
If a weapon's maximum possible grinds falls to 0, it will no longer be grindable, and thus may not be upgraded with grinders.
About Grinding Odds
The chance of a weapon being successfully upgraded decreases as its number of current grinds increases. This chance of success is also slightly lower for weapons of higher ranks. For more detailed information on Grinding Success Odds, please visit the article on Weapon Grinding.
|1★||Grinder C＋1||1★~3★||Success Rate +1|
|Grinder C＋2||1★~3★||Success Rate +2|
|Grinder C＋3||1★~3★||Success Rate +3|
|Grinder C＋4||1★~3★||Success Rate +4|
|Grinder C＋5||1★~3★||Success Rate +5|
|2★||Grinder C＋6||1★~3★||Success Rate +6|
|Grinder C＋7||1★~3★||Success Rate +7|
|Grinder C＋8||1★~3★||Success Rate +8|
|Grinder C＋9||1★~3★||Success Rate +9|
|3★||Grinder C＋10||1★~3★||Success Rate +10|
|4★||Grinder B＋1||1★~6★||Success Rate +1|
|Grinder B＋2||1★~6★||Success Rate +2|
|Grinder B＋3||1★~6★||Success Rate +3|
|Grinder B＋4||1★~6★||Success Rate +4|
|Grinder B＋5||1★~6★||Success Rate +5|
|5★||Grinder B＋6||1★~6★||Success Rate +6|
|Grinder B＋7||1★~6★||Success Rate +7|
|Grinder B＋8||1★~6★||Success Rate +8|
|Grinder B＋9||1★~6★||Success Rate +9|
|6★||Grinder B＋10||1★~6★||Success Rate +10|
|7★||Grinder A＋1||1★~9★||Success Rate +1|
|Grinder A＋2||1★~9★||Success Rate +2|
|Grinder A＋3||1★~9★||Success Rate +3|
|Grinder A＋4||1★~9★||Success Rate +4|
|Grinder A＋5||1★~9★||Success Rate +5|
|8★||Grinder A＋6||1★~9★||Success Rate +6|
|Grinder A＋7||1★~9★||Success Rate +7|
|Grinder A＋8||1★~9★||Success Rate +8|
|Grinder A＋9||1★~9★||Success Rate +9|
|9★||Grinder A＋10||1★~9★||Success Rate +10|
|10★||Grinder S＋1||1★~15★||Success Rate +1|
|Grinder S＋2||1★~15★||Success Rate +2|
|Grinder S＋3||1★~15★||Success Rate +3|
|Grinder S＋4||1★~15★||Success Rate +4|
|Grinder S＋5||1★~15★||Success Rate +5|
|11★||Grinder S＋6||1★~15★||Success Rate +6|
|Grinder S＋7||1★~15★||Success Rate +7|
|Grinder S＋8||1★~15★||Success Rate +8|
|Grinder S＋9||1★~15★||Success Rate +9|
|12★||Grinder S＋10||1★~15★||Success Rate +10|
|14★||Infinity Grinder||1★~15★||Guaranteed Success|