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A pole carved from the wood of a cypress.
The Cypress Pole (サイプレスパイル, Saipuresu Pairu?), also known as Cypress Pile or Psycho Spiral, is a recurring pole or staff in the series. It is generally a low-ranked weapon with no special attributes or abilities, but on occasions is attributed to the Confuse status or ability.
The Psycho Spiral is a mid-ranked staff that provides 14 Attack, 10% Accuracy, Spirit +3, and casts Confuse when used as an item during battle. It can be equipped by Cecil, Ceodore, Rosa, Porom, Leonora, Harley, and Golbez, and can be bought for 2,000 gil at Baron (Kain's tale), Troia, or Mysidia, or found at Mount Ordeals (as Porom).
Weapon that radiates a mysterious light.
The Cypress Pile is a high-ranked staff for Vivi, providing 27 Attack, inflicts Confuse on hit with Add-Status, and teaches the abilities Demi, Comet, and Break. It can be bought for 3,200 gil at Lindblum, Oeilvert Mogshop, Desert Palace Mogshop, or Esto Gaza after the Desert Palace.
The Cypress Pole is the second weakest pole, being slightly stronger than the Oaken Pole. It provides 33 Attack, 12% Combo Rate, and is Earth-elemental. Poles' attack speed is average at 2.47s charge and 1.2s action time. Cypress Pole can be bought for 2000 gil at Rabanastre or from the Bazaar by selling Earth Stone x4, Bone Fragment x5, and Succulent Fruit x3. It requires the Poles 1 License, which costs 15 LP to obtain.
In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 22 Attack, 30 Evade, 25 CT, 15% combo rate, is Earth-elemental, and requires the Poles 2 license for 30 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre, Nalbina Fortress and Barheim Passage for 960 gil, found as a treasure in the Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane), or from the bazaar for 480 gil by selling Bone Fragment x5, Succulent Fruit x3, and Earth Stone x4.
The Cypress Pole is the weakest pole, providing 6 Attack, 20% Weapon Defense. It can be bought for 1000 gil at Outfitters from Chapter 2 onwards or found at Zeirchele Falls and at Castled City of Zaland as a rare treasure.
The Cypress Pole is the second weakest pole, only slightly stronger than the Tonfa. It provides 32 Attack, 2 Defense, 2 Resistance, 2 Speed, and teaches the ability Rend Armor to Master Monks for 350 AP. It can be gotten at the Bazaar by buying Uncommon Poles E.
Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is a conifer of northern temperate regions. Most cypress species are trees, while a few are shrubs.