This guide will walk you through the Kilika cloister puzzle step-by-step, including where you’ll find the Destruction Sphere & how to get the treasure with it (a Red Armlet for Kimahri).
Step 1: To start the puzzle, take the Kilika Sphere that’s on the pedestal in front of you.
Step 2: Place the sphere on the door in the center of the room.
Step 3: The door will catch fire and burn away. After this, remove the sphere to open the passageway so you can continue into the next room.
Step 4: In the next room, place the Kilika Sphere on the north wall directly across from the room’s entrance. This will cause a glyph to appear on the wall.
Step 5: After the glyph appears, you’ll want to remove the Kilika Sphere from where you just put it, and then place that sphere on either of the other walls (doesn’t matter where).
Step 6: Touch the glyph revealed on the center wall to open up a passage.
Step 7: Now remove the glyph sphere from the pedestal and place it on one of the free slots.
Step 8: In the next room, step on the shining tile to teleport the pedestal into this room.
Step 9: Take the Kilika Sphere on the wall to your right, and place it on the pedestal.
Step 10: Push the pedestal onto the shining tile, revealing another Kilika Sphere below.
Step 11: Return to the previous room where you left the Glyph Sphere in one of the free slots on the walls.
Take that Glyph Sphere, then bring it back into this new room & place it on the wall next to the shining tile where you pushed the pedestal.
Step 12: A door will open that leads to a Destruction Sphere, but leave it there for now.
Step 13: Go down the stairs and remove the Kilika Sphere that was revealed by pushing the pedestal.
Step 14: Place the Kilika Sphere on the door at the other side of the room, setting it on fire.
Step 15: Return to the Destruction Sphere and take it.
Step 16: Place the Destruction Sphere on the slot down the stairs where you got the last Kilika Sphere. This will reveal the cloister’s hidden treasure – a Red Armlet.
Step 17: Return to the door that’s on fire and remove the Kilika Sphere. This allows you to proceed through the door and complete the trial.
Tips + Additional Notes
The second room you enter in the Kilika Cloister of trials will have 3 walls that have grooves for spheres. Only the middle wall has any real purpose in progressing the trial. The other two serve as extra spaces to place spheres while you’re solving the trial.
The hidden treasure that you’ll get from the Destruction Sphere is a Red Armlet. This is a pretty useful piece of equipment for Kimahri at this point in the game, since it has these abilities:
- Fire Ward
- Ice Ward
- And Lightning Ward
Which each reduce magical damage from the 3 different elements by half.
Note: Obtaining the hidden treasure here is a requirement for obtaining an optional Aeon at a later point in the game. But you could skip the steps involving the Destruction Sphere at first, since you can return to Kilika Temple later.