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- "A sword said to have been wielded by a hero from the north. A blue jewel is embedded in its broad handle."
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.
The Balmung is a greatsword in Final Fantasy XI. It can be used by Dark Knights that are at least level 70. It has a damage of 80, a delay of 480, reduces HP by 5%, increases Accuracy by 5, Attack by 13, and has an additional effect of Dispel. It can only be bought from other players or obtained from Fafnir.
Balmung is the second best Fell Sword in Final Fantasy Tactics, a two-handed weapon usable only by Dark Knights. Like all Fell Swords, its power increases the lower its user's Faith stat is. It has an Attack power of 32, inflicts Stop, and can only be obtained through Multiplayer mode.
Balmung is a level 90 sword in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. It adds 63 to a character's ATK and +40% to a character's initial Bravery. It can be obtained in the Labyrinth by trading 158,000 gil, an Icebrand, a Delight of Conflict, and five Wanderer's Hopes.
In the Nibelungenlied (ca. 13th century), Balmung was the sword of Siegfried. It was used to slay Fafnir. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs called the "Nibelungensaga".