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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.


Final Fantasy XEdit

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

Final Fantasy XIEdit

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 XIVEdit

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 Parry and +37 Critical Hit Rate.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Balmung is the second best fell sword, 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 Melee in the War of the Lions version.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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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".


  • With regards of being the weapon of a hero, being associated with the Dark Sword series of weapons and the Dark Knight class appears to draw inspiration of juxtaposition of powerful yet ruthless Norse Vikings against the chivalrous Francia originated Knight, and to how the tale of the Völsunga saga is often fraught with stark and toned elements of intrigue and human fault.

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