The Achromatic Balmung is one of four Balmung upgrades as reward for completing the miniquestKoschei's Troubles. Unlike the Viridian, Crimson, and Cobalt Balmung, it was released two weeks later as a neutral colour. It is obtained by detecting curses on the gem or attempting to crush it during the miniquest and handing it to Kharshai to unlock a new memory. After enhancing the Balmung, one can right click and select "Toggle-colour" to remove the colour. The same process can be used to regain the colour.