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All who have brought the sun to this weapon have likely seen their fill of gulls.

Caladbolg (カラドボルグ, Karadoborugu?) is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. The Caladbolg is generally the ultimate weapon for Tidus, however in the original Japanese versions the weapon is called Ultima Weapon (アルテマウェポン, Arutema Wepon?).


Final Fantasy XEdit

X The Caladbolg is Tidus's Celestial Weapon. It is acquired after beating the chocobo trainer in the Calm Lands, down a slope in the northwest section. It requires the Sun Crest and Sun Sigil to power it up to full, and when powered up it gains the abilities Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, and Magic Counter. Like all Celestial Weapons it ignores target's Defense stat when calculating damage in addition to dealing more damage the closer Tidus is to his max HP.

The damage formula is:

(10 + [100 * User's current HP ÷ User's Max HP]) ÷ 110

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

X-2 The Caladbolg is Yuna's weapon while she is in her Dark Knight dressphere.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Caladbolg is the Empyrean great sword, which is obtained through the Trial of the Magians. It can be equipped by both Paladins and Dark Knights. However, because Paladins typically require the use of a shield to fulfill their role in battle, it is more common to see the Caladbolg wielded by a Dark Knight.

While the base stage of the weapon can be equipped as early as level 80, the level requirement for the Caladbolg increases as additional trials are completed and the weapon grows more powerful. At the level 85 stage, the Caladbolg allows the player to use the Torcleaver Weapon Skill which deals triple damage with a damage modifier based on the user's TP. At this level, the Caladbolg also gains an Aftermath effect, which causes the player to occasionally deal double damage for a short time after using Torcleaver. At its final level 99 stage, the Caladbolg gains an Afterglow effect. This causes nearby party members to receive a Critical Hit rate boost for a short time after the Caladbolg's wielder uses Torcleaver.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia The Caladbolg is Tidus's weapon when in EX Mode and has two EX Mode abilities related to it: "Caladbolg (ATK)" and "Caladbolg (DODGE)". The Caladbolg abilities boost the Bravery damage Tidus does depending on how much HP he has in relation to his max HP, doubling his Attack at full HP, and doubles the duration of invincibility during his dodges.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 The Caladbolg returns as Tidus's EX Mode weapon with no new abilities, and unchanged effects of the ones introduced in the original Dissidia.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


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 All the BravestEdit

ATB Caladbolg grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Tidus, Warrior, Red Mage, Blue Mage, Onion Knight, Firion, Terra, Celes, Zidane, Ashe, and Lightning.



Caladbolg ("hard cleft"), sometimes written Caladcholg ("hard blade"), is the sword of Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was sometimes used in plural to mean "great swords", and might also refer to Excalibur. It appears in Welsh mythology. In some legends it is said to slice the tops off hills.

In the Japanese and other localized versions Caladbolg is actually the Final Fantasy X version of the recurring Ultima Weapon. Ultima is Latin, and in many of today's Latin-based languages, for "The Last", in its feminine sense. However in the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games the spell name is "Artema", a closer transliteration of the original Japanese katakana.

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