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Copious quantities of blood have stained this sword's blade a rich crimson.

The Blood Sword (ブラッドソード, Buraddo Sōdo?), also known as the Blood Blade, Drainer, Drain Sword, Vampic, Blood, or simply Drain, is a recurring sword in the Final Fantasy series. It often has a low hit-rate, but absorbs the damage as HP for the user when they damage an enemy. In this, the weapon is similar to the spell Drain.

Like the spell, if an undead enemy is attacked, the effect is reversed, damaging the character and healing the monster. The Blood Sword sometimes has a counterpart called the Blood Lance, Blood Spear, or Blood Harp that has the same effect.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

A sword that steals the blood of its foes.
—Description

Two Blood Swords can be obtained in the NES and PS1 versions, but in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary releases, there is only one. In addition to the standard damage formula, the Blood Sword drains 1/16th of the target's HP with each hit, regardless of its maximum HP, making it especially effective against bosses with high HP such as the Emperor. It can be found in the secret door next to the bed in Paul's house after he reveals it to the player, but can only be obtained before summoning the wyvern to enter the Cyclone.

In the NES, Wonderswan, and PlayStation Final Fantasy Origins versions, the other is found in a treasure chest on the fourth floor of Fynn Castle's dungeons.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Blood Sword is a regular sword, and it has average Attack power. In the 3D version, 1/6th of the damage dealt is converted as HP recovery to the wielder. It has an Attack of 55 and is found on the Wrecked Ship. The Onion Knight, Dark Knight, Knight, and Warrior classes can wield it. In the game's logo the Unnamed Warrior seems to be wielding Blood Sword alongside Onion Sword.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Sword that steals target's HP.
—Description

The Blood Sword can be equipped by Paladin Cecil and Kain. In the 2D releases it heals the user by an amount equal to the damage dealt. The Blood Sword is found in Cave of Eblan and reduces Strength, Stamina, Agility, Spirit, and Intelligence by 5. This weapon is metallic.

In the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Bloodthirsty Sword. The enemy type modifiers were removed and the attack power was increase to 77 and hit rate to 30%.

In the 3D release, Blood Sword heals the user by 10% of the amount of damage dealt and apparently has a hidden defense bonus (unconfirmed figure). It has an attack power of 30 with an accuracy of 90. Cecil and Kain can equipped this sword, and if Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip it as well.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Blood Sword can be found in various locations throughout the game. It is first discovered in Rydia's house in Mist through the passageway in the fireplace. It can be equipped by Ceodore, Kain, Cecil, and Golbez. The Blood Sword drains HP from the enemy being attacked by it, but it is not very powerful. The Blood Lance is found in in the Subterrane and has stats identical to its Final Fantasy IV appearance.

Final Fantasy VEdit

Sword that saps target's HP.
—Description

The Blood Sword (Drain Sword in the RPGe translation) allows the user to drain HP from its target, but has a low Accuracy and provides 25 Hit Rate, 84 Attack, and grants +5 Magic. This can be circumvented by using Aim or Rapid Fire. Rapid Fire will not halve its damage, as it uses a magical attack. Like other drain spells and weapons, Blood Sword's damage is inverted on the undead. It can be found in the Barrier Tower, guarded by a Red Dragon or two Yellow Dragons, and the ruins section of the Interdimensional Rift, and stolen from King Behemoths.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Sword that absorbs HP from its victims.
—Description

The Blood Sword, known as the Drainer in the SNES release, can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, and Celes. Although it drains HP, it does damage based on the current HP of the holder—the Blood Sword will never deal damage higher than the character's maximum HP minus their current HP. If the character has lost 100 HP, the attack will only do 100 damage. If the character has full HP, the Blood Sword will do nothing.

The Blood Sword has an attack power of 121, +10% Evasion, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands, although it cannot be equipped by Cyan. It can be found in Tzen, or stolen from Number 024, Lizard, and Ultima Buster. If bet in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, the player will only rewin a Blood Sword after defeating an Enuo.

A similar sword known as the Soul Saber has the same effect but drains MP instead of HP. The Soul Saber has an attack power of 125, +10% Evasion, may randomly cast the Death spell, and also enables the Bushido and Runic commands.

The Blood Sword and Soul Saber are affected by the Capture glitch.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Sword varnished with blood.
—Description

The Blood Sword is a Shadow-elemental sword for Steiner. It teaches the Darkside Sword Art. It can be received early on in disc 2, by obtaining enough Stellazzio Coins and giving them to Queen Stella in Treno.

One additional Blood Sword may be stolen during the battle with Tiamat. It provides 24 Attack. The sword heals Steiner by an amount equal to the damage dealt, unless Steiner attacks an undead creature, in which case the reverse is true.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

The Bloodsword is a sword equippable by Warriors or Dark Knights at level 55. It has a damage of 44 and a delay of 290. It increases Strength, Dexterity, Agility, and Intelligence by four, while decreasing Vitality, Mind, and Charisma by eight. It also has the additional effect of HP Drain. The sword is obtained from Lumber Jack, a Beetle Notorious Monster found in the Batallia Downs.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

The Blood Sword behaves differently, inflicting the status effect Sap on the target (100% of the time if not resisted) instead of draining their HP. Swords are among the slower weapons with 2.88s charge and 1.2s action time.

Blood Sword is one of few weapons to have its own license on the License Board, but not be one of the strongest weapons in its class. It is located directly between the Swords 4 and Swords 5 Licenses, and costs 30 LP. The Blood Sword can be bought in Rabanastre for 5,000 gil and can be stolen from a Seeker.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, there is a stronger version of the sword called Blood Sword A, which has a 100% chance of inflicting the target with Confuse. The Blood Sword A is made via the bazaar with Solid Stone x2, Vampyr Fang x3, and Dark Crystal x15. The normal Blood Sword and the Blood Sword A can be equipped by the Knight and Samurai classes with their eponymous licenses, which cost 50 and 80 LP respectively. The Samurai must, however, first acquire the license for Zalera to be able to purchase the Blood Sword licenses.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Crimson sword that craves enemy HP.
—In-Game Description

Blood Sword is a weapon for Vaan that can be bought at Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop for 7400 gil, crafted with the Connoisseur's Guide recipe, or won as a reward for completing Mission 7-1. It provides +70 Attack, +35 Magick Attack, and +40 Speed. It uses a generic sword sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Blood Sword is a level 50 gladiator weapon with an item level of 50. It can be purchased in Manderville Gold Saucer for 10,000 MGP.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

The Blood Sword is one of Noctis's weapons and is part of his arsenal in the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo. It is depicted as a curved blade with multiple concave segments serving as the edge of the blade, supported by a central blade of dark gray metal. The cutting edge is hot pink. It is a Tier 10 weapon with the abilities Regeneration II and MP Regeneration III and bears the technique Drain Blade.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

The blade of this sword is a deep crimson, as if it were drenched in blood. It is cruelly sharp.
—Description

A regular sword, the Blood Sword, can only be poached from Hydra, stolen from Gaffgarion at the Golgollada Gallows in Chapter 2, or found with the Treasure Hunter ability at Eagrose Castle, the second floor of the Midlight's Deep, or obtained via Melee. It has a physical Attack of 8, and a 5% chance of blocking an attack. Like other incarnations of the Blood Sword, it heals the wielder with an amount of HP equivalent to the amount inflicted on an enemy. The reverse applies with the undead as the Blood Sword will inflict damage on the wielder and heal the enemy instead.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Sword stained by the blood of many.
—In-game description

The Blood Sword is a regular sword and, although quite weak, absorbs the HP of foes. It is usually found later and cannot be bought from stores. It is a reward for raising one's Combat stat to 5. It teaches Wyrmkiller and Provoke to the Dragoon and Soldier classes, respectively. It provides +18 to attack.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

The Blood Sword returns as a regular sword, with similar qualities as the Tactics Advance incarnation. It can now teach the Poison Blade ability to the Spellblade, as well as Wyrmkiller to Dragoons and Provoke to Soldiers. It provides +22 Attack and can be bought for 1850 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar by using a Dark Stone, Cursed Coin, and Spiral Incisor.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

The weapon is called Blood and it has a sword icon before its name. The Blood can be obtained in Glaive Castle prior to fighting Dark Lord. It heals the user by an equal amount of the damage it deals, and it has an attack power of 26.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

The weapon Vampic has a sword icon before its name. It can be bought in Hidden Town for 10,000 GP. It has 50 uses and an attack power of 4, damage formula for Vampic is base on Mana. The weapon absorbs the enemy's HP and transfer it to to the attacker.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

The weapon is called Vampic and it has a sword icon before its name. It can be found in Nasty Dungeon and Valhalla Palace. It has 30 use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 9. The damage formula for Vampic is the user's Mana x6, it absorbs 25% of damage, but cannot absorb from FFLII ResistancePara resistant enemies, Plants, and Hards. Undead reverse absorption.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

The weapon is called Drain and it has a sword icon before its name. It has an attack power of 60 and absorbs HP from the target.

Bravely DefaultEdit

A slender magic sword into which a legendary master blacksmith forged the black magic Drain by request of a certain patron. Upon seeing the blade, the patron is said to have gladly purchased it, leaving with the cryptic words, "This is positively vampiric!"
—Description

Blood Blade is a sword that provides 42 Attack and 90 Aim and uses Sword Magic Drain. It can be found in Vampire Castle and Dark Aurora, or dropped from DeRosa (ch. 7).

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

A slender magic sword into which a legendary master blacksmith forget the black magic drain by request of a certain patron. Upon seeing the blade, the patron is said to have gladly purchased it, leaving with the cryptic words, "This is positively vampiric!"
—Description
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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Firion's weapons become the Blood Weapons when he enters his EX Mode, turning red and orange. As is tradition with the Blood weapons, when Firion inflicts HP damage while in EX Mode he is healed by an equivalent amount to his own HP.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Blood Sword is a level 100 sword found in the Labyrinth, and is the weapon of the "Succubus' Soul" combination along with the Sanguine Shield, Blood Helm and Blood Armor. The Blood Sword grants +67 Attack, and the Succubus' Soul effect heals the user by 20% of the HP damage they inflict on an opponent.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Firion wields the Blood Sword in his character model.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

This sword absorbs the life force of foes. Perfect for those with vampire envy.
—Description

Blood Sword grants +4 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan. Firion wields the Blood Sword in battle when attacking.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

A demonic sword whose blade forever runs red. It grants the wielder life force taken from foes.
—Description
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Other appearancesEdit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit

You'll probably see blood.
—Description

The Blood Sword in one of the weapons that can be found in the quest mode. Its stats are Attack 77, Durability 8, Defense -10, Speed -1, and Consumption Rate -1.

The Last StoryEdit

The Blood Sword appears in this Wii game directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi after his departure from Square Enix. The Blood Sword drains health when attacking from behind, and more red is added to it as it is upgraded. It glows bright red when fully upgraded.

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EtymologyEdit

A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).

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