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A sacred blade plucked from the tail of a great dragon, with a hilt carved from its bones.

The Ame no Murakumo (あめのむらくも, Ame no Murakumo?, lit. Gathering Clouds of Heaven) or Ama-no-Murakumo, also known as Murakumo, Heaven's Cloud, Strato, and Emperor, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a high-ranking katana, but outclassed by top weapons like the Muramasa and Masamune.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy III Edit

III The Murakumo is available for level 99 Dark Knights in the 3D remake and is tied with the Muramasa as the strongest katana, with an Attack of 140. It also provides +20 Agility.

Final Fantasy V Edit

V

Legendary katana. Can be used two-handed.
—Description

The Murakumo is the strongest katana (though the Mutsunokami is stronger in the Advance release). It can be stolen from Yojimbo or the front section of Neo Exdeath. It provides 114 Attack and 117 Hit, and has a 20% chance for critical hits.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI

Ancient Doman blade lost during the War of the Magi.
—Description

The Murakumo (also known as the Strato) is Cyan's third-strongest katana. It can be dropped from Red Dragon, stolen from Samurai Soul, or obtained by betting the Ichigeki, Holy Lance, Masamune, or Magus Rod in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. It has an attack power of 199, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

VII The Heaven's Cloud is found in the Sunken Gelnika and is Cloud's third-strongest sword, providing 93 Attack and 100 Hit, as well as 31 Magic. It has six unlinked Materia slots with normal growth.

Final Fantasy X Edit

X Any of Auron's katanas may become the Heaven's Cloud if they have the Break Damage Limit ability as the dominant ability.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI The Amanomurakumo is the great katana Relic Weapon of the Samurai job, available only to level 75 Samurai after having completed an immensely lengthy and expensive quest (often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items).

It is widely recognized among the endgame community as one of the most powerful weapons, and is the strongest weapon available to the Samurai class due to the unique way in which it modifies the Store TP attribute—pivotal for the heavily TP-reliant Samurai job—and its high Damage statistic (the highest of all great katana present).

Final Fantasy XII Edit

XII

The Ame-no-Murakumo is the third-strongest katana. It is unlocked on the License Board for 50 LP and is bought for 15,000 gil at Balfonheim Port. It gives +78 to Attack and +5 to Evasion and is Wind-elemental. All katana have 2.39s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average what it comes to attacking speed.

The weapon can also be bought from the Hunt Club after giving ten trophies to each bangaa, stolen from the Rare Game Etherian and bought at the bazaar for 13,800 gil after selling Water Crystal x9, Iron Ore x5, and Screamroot x7. Ame-no-Murakumo can also found in a treasure chest within the Pharos, Subterra, Umbra level.

In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 96 Attack, 29 Evade, 31 CT, 20% combo rate, is Wind-elemental, and requires the Katana 4 license for 90 LP. It can be bought in Balfonheim Port for 11,600 gil, found as a treasure in Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum), stolen from Etherian (3%), bought from the bazaar for 8,400 gil after selling Iron Ore x5, Screamroot x7, and Water Crystal x9, or from the Hunt Club sidequest. It can be equipped by the Bushi.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

LR Heaven's Cloud is a long sword that boosts strength and provides the Hard Hitter ability at the cost of lowering the ATB gauge.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

FFT

This katana's design was inspired by a legendary blade said to have been plucked from the tail of a marauding dragon.
—Description

The Ama-no-Murakumo (Heaven's Cloud in the PS version) is a mid-powered katana acquired in Chapter 2. It has an attack power of 11, evasion of 15%, compatible with both Dual Wield and Doublehand, and can be equipped by Samurai. It can be purchased from trade cities, such as Dorter for 8,000 gil. It can also be found with the Treasure Hunter ability as a rare treasure in Grogh Heights. The katana's Iaido ability is called Cloudsea Curse, which deals non-elemental magick damage and can inflict Slow.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

TA

Divine blade taken from an evil dragon's tail.
—Description

The Heaven's Cloud is a mid-powered katana for Ninjas and Assassins. It is Holy-elemental, and makes the user absorb Holy attacks. It teaches Unspell to Ninjas. It adds 39 to Attack and 5 to Resistance. It can be obtained from Cyril for 12,000 gil and from any other town for 13,500 gil.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2 The Ama-no-murakumo provides +34 Attack and +5 Resistance, is Holy-elemental, and allows the user to absorb Holy-elemental attacks. It now also teaches Hoarfrost Blade to Parivirs and Unspell to Ninjas. It can be bought for 4,800 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Lightwing Crystal, Gemsteel, and Green Liquid.

Final Fantasy Legend III Edit

FFL3 The weapon is called Emperor (Kusanagi Sword in the Japanese version) and it has a mystic sword icon before its name. This Mystic Sword is the second weakest of the four swords with an attack power of 75. It deals Mystic-elemental damage, causing double damage against certain bosses and undead enemies. It can even harm enemies who are strong against physical damage.

To get the sword, three components must be found, scattered across Pureland. The three items are the Katana, the Crystal, and the Emblem must be brought to Masa who will forge the sword and give it to Arthur once completed.

Bravely Default Edit

BD

It is said that this sword issued forth from the giant tail of Yamata-no-Orochi when it was slain by the god Susano-o during the land of Wa's age of myth. It later came to be known as Kusanagi and became one of the three sacred relics handed down since ancient times.
—Description

Ama-no-Murakumo is a katana that provides 51 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to Dragonkind. It can be found in Dimension's Hasp (B7).

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

BS Ama-no-Murakumo is a katana that provides 45 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to aquatic foes. It can be found in Via Celestio.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia The Heaven's Cloud is a level 100 katana that increases EX Intake Range by +6m and boosts +68 Attack. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 31,920 gil, a Kazekiri, and Behemoth Horn x5.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 The Heaven's Cloud is a level 100 katana that increases EX Intake Range by +3m and boosts +67 Attack and lessens Defense by -1. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 180,320 gil, a Murasame, a Kazekiri, and an Eureka Metal.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB

Despite its name, this treasured sword was found in the depths of the ocean.
—Description

Murakumo grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Samurai, Ninja, and Auron.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Murakumo (VI)
(Gathering Clouds of Heaven (VI))
Rarity 5
Katanas19000
2012500
3014200
3515100
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Super Soul Break: Bushido Bloodmoon (Cyan), ATK +10 when mastered

Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

FFE

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Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Heaven's Cloud
A well-balanced weapon.
—Description

The Heaven's Cloud appears as a 2-handed sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 90 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +2 Defense, +1 Magic Def, -3 Speed, and -2 Consumption Rate. Only Masuda Koji can equip this weapon.

Blood of Bahamut Edit

Ama no Murakumo is a katana that can be equipped by Ren.

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Etymology Edit

The name "Ame no Murakumo" is based on the legendary Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword of Japanese myth. It was originally called Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (天叢雲剣?) which roughly translates as "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven", but its name was later changed to the more popular Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi ("Grass Cutting Sword"). In legend, the sword is found by the storm god Susano'o in one of the tails of the Yamata no Orochi. It's also one of the three Imperial Regalia used in the ritual of imperial ascension.