FANDOM


FFVI Relm Arrowny Menu iOSRelm: I couldn't miss the chance to practice my drawing!
This article is in need of a few pictures. Perhaps you can help by uploading a picture.
Broadsword-ffxii

The Broadsword in Final Fantasy XII.

A well-balanced, one-handed sword.

Broadsword (ブロードソード, Borōdosōdo?), also known as Shortsword and Broad, is a common recurring weapon in the series. It is often the weakest, or one of the weakest, swords in the game, and is usually wielded by heavy melee classes such as Knights. It does not grant any special abilities, and is relatively weak after the opening area.

Appearance Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I

Sword with a wide, double-edged blade.
—Description

Broadsword (also known as the SHORT) is the second weakest sword, with the Rapier being the weakest. It can be used by Warriors, Knights, Ninjas, Red Mages, and Red Wizards. It boasts an Attack stat of 15, and can be bought in Pravoka for 450 gil. It can also be found as a treasure in the Marsh Cave.

Final Fantasy II Edit

II

A sword that is easy to wield.
—Description

Broadsword is the weakest sword, boasting a mere 8 Attack, 60% Accuracy, and 2% Evasion. It is bought for 400 gil at Gatrea.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY Broadsword is the weakest sword providing 10 Attack and 50% Accuracy. It can be bought in Mythril (Ceodore's Tale), Damcyan (Edward's Tale) for 200 gil, or dropped by Sahagin Knight. It is initially equipped on Ceodore. It can be equipped by Cecil, Ceodore, Kain, and Golbez.

Final Fantasy V Edit

V

Basic broadsword. Can be used two-handed. Can be used with Spellblade.
—Description

Broadsword is one of the weakest swords, with Excalipur being the weakest. It can be used by Blue Mage, Knight, Red Mage, Mystic Knight, and Freelancer. It boosts an Attack of 12, and can be bought in Tule for 280 gil. It is also Bartz's initial weapon.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

IX

Ordinary sword used in combat.
—Description

Broadsword is the weakest sword, and is Steiner's starting weapon. It has an Attack of 2 and teaches the ability Beast Killer. It can be purchased at Dali for 300 gil, and one can be found in Ipsen's Castle.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI The Broadsword is a mid-level sword with 19 damage and 233 delay. It can be used by Warriors, Red Mages, Paladins, Dark Knights, Blue Mages, and Corsairs, and requires level 30 to equip. It can be bought from vendors in Bastok and San d'Oria, or crafted by Smiths using a Fire Crystal, a Lizard Skin, and Mythril Ingot x2.

Final Fantasy XII Edit

XII

Broadsword is the second weakest sword, with Mythril Sword being the weakest. It boost an Attack of 15, and requires 15 LP to use. Swords are among the slower weapons with 2.88s charge, and 1.2s action time. Broadsword can be bought in Rabanastre, Giza Plains, and Bhujerba for 400 gil.

In the the Zodiac versions, only the Knight class can equip the Broadsword. It now provides 14 Attack, 5 Evade, 32 CT, 5% combo rate, and requires the Swords 1 for 15 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre, Giza Plains - The Dry, and Barheim Passage for 390 gil, found as a treasure in Dalmasca Westersand (Corridor of Sand) and Garamsythe Waterway (Northern Sluiceway), dropped by Sleipnir (3% chance), stolen from Cactoid (3% chance) and Cactite (3% chance).

Final Fantasy XV Edit

XV A robust and versatile one-handed weapon that makes it easier to land critical blows when attacking in succession.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
BroadswordSwords423Max MP: +6
+2% Critical Rate per combo hit
Buy: 150
Sell: 75
Shop: Hammerhead, Galdin Quay, Prairie Outpost

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

FFT

This broad-bladed sword is suited for large slashing strokes. It is inexpensive, but not particularly powerful.
—Description

Broadsword is the weakest sword. It costs 200 gil to buy, has 4 Attack, and 5% Weapon Defense. It can be found with the Treasure Hunter ability on the Mandalia Plains as a rare treasure.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

TA

One-handed sword in common use.
—Description
FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2 Broadsword is the second weakest sword, and teaches the abilities Oil Blade to the Spellblade and First Aid to the Warrior. It has an Attack stat of 25 and can be bought for 200 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Gikhet Lead and Farren Pollen.

Vagrant Story Edit

VS Broad Sword is the weakest great sword, and provides 10 Strength and 4 Range, but lowers Agility by 2.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Edit

FFCCMLaaK Broadsword is a level 15 sword that provides +19 Attack and is bought for 128 gil.

Final Fantasy Adventure Edit

FFA Broad has a sword icon before its name. The Broad is initially equipped on Sumo, which can be bought for 60 GP in Topple and has an attack power of 4.

Bravely Default Edit

BD

A sword mass-produced by a simple manufacturing method that integrates the blade, guard, and hilt. Its simple, broad blade is designed to be easily wielded, even by weaker individuals. It is a popular weapon for self defense thanks to its adequate length and ease of use.
—Description

The Broadsword is a sword that provides 3 P.Atk and 90 Aim. It can be bought in Caldisla for 70 pg.

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

BS

A sword mass produced by a simple manufacturing method that integrates the blade, guard, and hilt. Its simple, broad blade is designed to be easily wielded, even by weaker individuals. It is a popular weapon for self-defense thanks to its adequate length and ease of use.
—Description

Broadsword is a sword that provides 15 P.ATK, 90 Aim, and deals 50% more damage to demonkind. It can be bought at Al-Khampis for 500 pg.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD The Broadsword is the second sword obtainable, after the default Short Sword. It provides an Attack of 12 and costs 250 gil.

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Dimensions. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia The Broadsword is the weakest sword and it adds 4 to Attack.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 The Broadsword returns with unchanged stats.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015) Edit

Dissidia

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015). You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

DissidiaOO

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

PFF

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Pictlogica Final Fantasy. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB The Broadsword is a greatsword that at its base, has an Attack of 180 and a Defense of 120. It has a max level of 20, a cost of 2, and has a fast leveling rate.

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Artniks Dive Edit

ArtniksDive

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Artniks Dive. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Broadsword (V)
Rarity 1
Swords1400
3800
102100
153100
Additional stats: Accuracy +83

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

FFBE

An ordinary long sword with more power than a dagger. Since it is created in mass quantities, not much can be expected from this blade used by lower class soldiers. The design of the broadsword varies slightly from region to region, and despite granting no special abilities to its user they are commonly used for basic defense.
—Description

While not usable in battle, the Final Fantasy IX version of the Broadsword appears in Steiner's ★4 sprite.

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Broad Sword
A sword with a broad blade.
—Description

The Broad Sword appears as a sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 16 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +1 Defense, and -1 Speed.

Gallery Edit

Relm-ffvi-snes-battleThis gallery is incomplete and requires Final Fantasy V (iOS), Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King added. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by uploading images.

Etymology Edit

The basket-hilted sword is a group of early modern sword types characterized by a basket-shaped guard that protects the hand. The basket hilt is a development of the quillons added to swords' crossguards since the Late Middle Ages. Also known as the broadsword, the basket-hilted sword was a military sword, termed "broad" in contrast with the rapier, the slim dueling sword worn with civilian dress during the same period.