This post is a quick reference mostly for myself because I struggle to remember where to get the different types of materials.

Names of the materials are kinda directly translated, I don’t know what their actual English names are or what other guides/wikis are using.

If you’re looking for an English guide, there’s this one:
FFBE WOTV Beginner Guide

*deep breath* Alright, here goes.


*Posted on 21 Nov 2019 : Text version up first, needs a lot of images. Corresponding Japanese names and images to be added within a week or so.

Upgrading and what is needed

I’m just listing the broad categories here. Many of these material types have different tiers.

Upgrade Units

Material needed
Upgrade

Level up Unit
EXP Cubes
経験値キューブ
Enhance Job

Enhance Unit’s Jobs to unlock Abilities
Memory Orbs (Faint)
微かな記憶
Memory Orbs (Job)
(ジョブ)の記憶
Angel or Dragon Statues
祈る天使像 、佇む地竜像
Pyroxene (Elemental)
(属性)の輝石
Weapon Ores
(ジョブ)のジェダイト, アズライト
Awaken

Increase Unit’s max level limit, unlock Jobs and Abilities
Thought Fragments (Elemental)
(属性)の想いの欠片
Awakened Souls (Elemental)
(属性)の覚醒魂
Awakened Souls (Elemental Tiered)
(属性)の覚醒魂 (★)
Phantom Spheres
幻球
Limit Break
Increase Unit’s and Jobs’ max level limit, unlocks Equipment Slot
Character Shards
(キャラ)の欠片

Phantom Spheres
__の幻球
Ability Upgrade
Ability becomes stronger
none, just Job Points and money

Upgrade Equipments

Material needed
Craft

Craft an Equipment
imgRecipes
(武具)のクラフトレシピ
(consumable item, 1 time use)
img Various craft materials
素材
Upgrade

Level up Equipment
img Adamantite
アダマンタイト
Stats Upgrade

Increase Equipment stats (one time or chance to increase when leveling)
img Carved Seals
刻印
img Dwarf Hammers
ドワーフ鎚
Ability Upgrade

Level up the Equipment’s Ability
img Imp Pots
アムポット
Awaken

Increase Equipment’s max level limit
img Secret Notes on Refining (Weapon type)
精錬の秘伝書(武具)
img Various craft materials
素材

Upgrade Summons

Material needed
Upgrade

Level up Summon
imgMagicite (Elemental)
(属性)の魔石
Awaken

Increase Summon’s max level limit
imgElemental Awakening Stones
(属性)の獣醒石
imgSummon Awakening Stones
(召喚獣)の獣醒石

Upgrade Vision Cards

Material needed
Upgrade

Level up Vision Card
imgGrow Eggs
グロウエッグ
Awaken

Increase Card’s max level limit, strengthens PartyAbility and equipped effect
imgPhantom Spheres
__の幻球
img Vision Card Shards
(ビジョンカード)の欠片

Each Material Type and where to find them

I’ll put down the general places to obtain/farm, rather than exact stage and stuff. If you want that info, tap on the item itself to show which quest it can be obtained from. I’m also leaving out the Record Missions (aka Achievements) because those are one time rewards.

The shop that refreshes around every 6 hours also sells random materials, will just be referred to as Shop.

For upgrading units

EXP Cubes

JP name経験値キューブ
PurposeLevel up Unit
TiersSmall, Medium, Large, Rainbow
Obtained FromDaily Dungeon (Experience)

Memory Orbs (Faint)

JP name 微かな記憶
PurposeEnhance Unit Jobs
TiersGreen (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained FromStory Quests
Hard Quests
Chocobo Expedition
Friend Medal Mogshop

Memory Orbs (Job)

JP name ジョブの記憶
PurposeEnhance Unit Jobs
TiersGreen (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained FromStory Quests
Hard Quests
Chocobo Expedition
Friend Medal Mogshop

Angel / Dragon Statues

PurposeEnhance Unit Jobs
Tiers Green (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained From Story Quests
Friend Medal Mogshop

Pyroxene (Elemental)

Purpose Enhance Unit Jobs
Tiers Green (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained From Growth Dungeons (Pyroxene, of specific element)
Shop
Elemental Shop
Friend Medal Mogshop
Guild Medal Mogshop

Weapon Ores (Jadeite, Azurite etc)

PurposeEnhance Unit Jobs
Tiers Green (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained From Story Quests
Hard Quests
Shop

Thought Fragments (Elemental)

PurposeAwaken Unit
Tiers Common and Rainbow
Obtained From Chocobo Expedition
Elemental Shop
Friend Medal Mogshop
Guild Medal Mogshop
Record Mission (Achievements)

Awakened Souls (Elemental)

PurposeAwaken Unit
Tiers none
Obtained From Record Mission (Achievements)

Awakened Souls (Elemental Tiered)

PurposeAwaken Unit
Tiers Each awaken level (2*, 3* etc)
Obtained From Growth Dungeons (Pyroxene, of specific element)
Chocobo Expedition
Shop
Elemental Shop
Friend Medal Mogshop
Guild Medal Mogshop

Phantom Spheres

PurposeAwaken Unit
Limit Break Unit
Awaken Vision Cards
Tiers Normal, Rare, SR, SSR, UR
Obtained From Summon duplicate Units

Character Shards

PurposeLimit Break Unit
Tiers Green (lv2-3), Blue (lv4-6), Purple (lv 7-9), Orange (lv10-12) and Red (lv 13-15)
Obtained From Summon duplicate Units
Chocobo Expedition
Hard Quests
Shop??

For upgrading Equipment

Recipes

PurposeCraft Equipment
Obtained From Shop
Story Quests
Arena Medal Mogshop
PVP Medal Mogshop

Adamantite

PurposeUpgrade Equipment
Tiers Small, Medium, Large
Obtained From Daily Dungeon (Adamantite)
Arena Medal Mogshop
PVP Medal Mogshop

Carved Seals

PurposeGives Equipment a chance to increase specified stat when it level up
Obtained From Arena Medal Mogshop
PVP Medal Mogshop

Dwarf Hammers

PurposeIncrease specified stats of Equipment (can only be used limited amount of times on one weapon)
Obtained From Arena Medal Mogshop
PVP Medal Mogshop

Imp Pots

PurposeEquipment Ability Upgrade
Tiers Small, Medium, Large
Obtained From Daily Dungeon (Imp Pots)

Secret Notes on Refining

PurposeAwaken Equipment
Obtained From Arena Medal Mogshop
PVP Medal Mogshop

Equipment Craft Materials

PurposeAwaken Equipment
Obtained From Story Quests
Hard Quests
PVP Medal Mogshop

PS. I noticed that there are recipes indicating that Equipments at max level (after max awakening) can be used to craft +x versions of themselves. Not sure what the benefit is.

Upgrade Summons

Magicite (Elemental)

PurposeLevel up Summon
Tiers Small, Medium, Large, EX
Obtained From Chocobo Expedition

Elemental Awakening Stones

PurposeAwaken Summon
Tiers none, specific to each Elemental
Obtained From Growth Dungeons (Summon Awakening, of specific element)

Summon Awakening Stones

PurposeAwaken Summon
Tiers none, specific to each Summon
Obtained From Hard Dungeons (Summon Awakening, of specific Summon)

Upgrade Vision Cards

Grow Eggs

PurposeLevel up Vision Card
Tiers Small, Medium, Large
Obtained From Daily Dungeon (Grow Eggs)

Vision Card Shards

PurposeAwaken Vision Card
Obtained From Summoning duplicate Vision Cards