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Balmung in Final Fantasy XI.

A sword said to have been wielded by a hero from the north. A blue jewel is embedded in its broad handle.

Balmung (バルムンク, Barumunku?) is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It usually takes the form of a powerful sword or greatsword.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy X Edit

Balmung is Tidus's sword taking appearance of Variable Steel. Its primary abilities are Triple Overdrive and Overdrive → AP.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

The Balmung is a greatsword 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 dropped from Fafnir.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

Balmung is a Dark Knight's greatsword of an item level 90, level 50 greatsword obtained through a weekly quest involving the acquisition of tokens from the defeat of Garuda Extreme, Titan Extreme and Ifrit Extreme. These tokens are exchanged in Mor Dhona. It has a base attack of 46 and a delay of 2.96. It has +31 STR, +35 VIT, +26 Tenacity (as of the Stormblood expansion) and +37 Critical Hit.

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
BalmungDark Knight's Arm90

Auto Attack: 45.38
Damage: 46
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 35
Strength: 31
Vitality: 35
Tenacity: 26
Critical Hit: 37

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Final Fantasy XV Edit

Balmung is the most powerful weapon for Noctis only when used against daemons despite having the highest strength boost. Like all other weapons in Final Fantasy XV that were designed to be used on daemons, they deal extra damage to them, but reduced damage to all other enemies.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Balmung
Durandal-FFXV
Swords4463Max MP: +11
Damage reduction with lower MP: -4% damage for every percentage point reduction
Buy: —
Sell: 10000
Find: Ch.15: Steyliff Grove maze
Initially the sword delivers devastating harm, but as the wielder's magical energies decline, so too does the blade's lethality.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

Balmung is the second best fell sword, a two-handed weapon usable 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 Melee in the War of the Lions version.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Balmung is a level 90 sword that 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 Wanderer's Hope x5.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Non-Final Fantasy appearances Edit

Blood of Bahamut Edit

Balmung is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.

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Etymology Edit

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".

Trivia Edit

  • Being the weapon of a hero and associated with the Dark Sword series of weapons and the Dark Knight class, appears to draw inspiration of the juxtaposition of powerful yet ruthless Norse Vikings against the chivalrous Francia originated Knight, and to how the Völsunga saga is often fraught with elements of intrigue and human fault.
  • Being capable of inflicting the Stop status likely refers to a scene in the Nibelunglied; the wife of Siggurd, Kriemhild, is struck at the waist by Hildebrand, the mentor of Dietrich von Bern, who was disgusted with her ploys for vengeance. Though she claims to feel no pain or harm, Hildebrand drops a ring for Kriemhild to pick up, only for her to fall apart.