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A holy knight's sword said to have been forged by spirits.
The Durandal is a high-level sword for Paladins, won as a possible prize from certain KSNM battlefield events.
In the original version, Durandal is the strongest one-handed sword with an Attack power of 99. Durandal also grants the user +5 to Evasion like all swords, and has a combo rate of 5%. Swords are among the slower weapons with 2.88s charge and 1.2s action time.
The Durandal can only be obtained via selling six rare loots, which are the following:
|Lifewick||3||Drop: Necrofiend (18% chance; with Warmage's Monograph)|
|Emperor Scale||2||Drop: Archaeoaevis (14% chance; with Dragoon's Monograph|
Poach: Archaeoavis (5% chance)
|Leshach Halcyon||1||Drop: Leshach Entite (rare drop)|
Steal: Leshach Entite (3% chance; 6% with Thief Cuffs equipped)
In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 99 Attack, 5 Evade, 32 CT, 5% combo rate, and requires the Swords 9 license for 90 LP. It can be found as a treasure in Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank), dropped by Velelu (1% chance), and uncommonly stolen from Rikken in Trial Mode Stage 86. It can be equipped by the Time Battlemage and Knight classes.
The more powerful version, Simha (Durandal A in International) provides 103 Attack, 15 Evade, 32 CT, 10% combo rate, and requires the Sword 9 license for 90 LP. It is obtained from the Bazaar by selling Ring Wyrm Scale x4, Lifewick x3, and a Leshach Halcyon, and rarely stolen from Rikken in Trial Mode. Neither the Durandal nor Simha are the strongest one-handed sword, being trumped by the Great Trango.
Fabled sword of saintly glory.
A symbol of honor, the ceremonial blade is bestowed on soldiers who distinguish themselves in battle.
The Durandal is a rank 6 model of a gunblade for Lightning. It is obtained by upgrading a Hauteclaire with a Uraninite, and, while giving great stats, features the ability "Stagger Lock", making it of somewhat limited use. It is in the Gestalt synthesis group. At max level is dismantles into Chobham Armor (x18), Cobaltite (x2), and a Hauteclaire.
|Level||Strength||Magic||Current Exp.||Exp. To Next Level||Exp. To ★|
|Durandal||Swords||232||3||Max MP: +11|
Dark Resistance: 33%
|Find: Castlemark Tower|
Shop: Moldacio Hunter HQ, Ch.14: Hammerhead
A one-handed sword infused with holy light. It is deadly when used against daemons, who fear all that is sacred.
The Durandal can be obtained via Rendezvous in the War of the Lions version. It has an attack power of 26 with a Weapon Defense of 40, it is also a Holy-elemental weapon and it adds Protect and Shell on the wearer. In the mobile version it can be purchased for 5 gil at any Poacher after completing the game at least once.
In the PSP version, they can be bought from the SPP Post for 20000 SPP after unlocking 1 ticket on the Square Enix Members site or by exchanging 5 tickets on the Square Enix Members site. They sell for 10000 gil. In the HD version, they can be obtained after landing 300 Killsight strikes with Machina. They cost 5000 SPP and sell for 2500 gil.
Durend has a mystic sword icon before its name. It is one of the four Mystic Swords, being the second weakest, only more powerful than the Mystic Sword Emperor. It deals Mystic-elemental damage, causing double damage against certain bosses and undead enemies. It can even harm enemies who are strong against physical damage.
The renowned sword of the legendary hero Roland. Its name means "eternal blade." Of all the weapons Yulyana took from the Orthodoxy, Durandal is said to have been the most perilous, but try as he might to destroy it, he failed to cause so much as a scratch.
Durandal is the second best sword providing 105 Attack and 20 Hit Rate. It is effective against dragons. It can be equipped by Jobless, Warrior, Red Mage, Dragoon, Memorist, Paladin, and Dark Knight jobs. It can be picked up after felling Despair.
While in his EX Mode, Vaan wields the Durandal for his sword attack. The Durandal is also a level 90 greatsword that provides +64 Attack, -1 Defense, and +7% Physical Damage. It can be obtained by trading 1 gil, Delight of Conflict, and Soldier's Hope x2 in the Labyrinth.
A large sword once wielded by a great hero. It's [sic] name means the immortal blade. There is a story about a hero who, when on the brink of death, in order for the durandal not to fall in enemy hands slammed it to the floor which actually caused the floor to split open. It is unclear whether or not this anecdote is true, but there is no denying the pin-point sharpness this holy blade boasts.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances Edit
Durendal is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.
Durendal is a holy sword in The Song of Roland, an old French literary piece. The sword is said to contain within its hilt one tooth of Saint Peter, blood of Saint Basil, a hair of Saint Denis, and a piece of the raiment of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is said to be able to cut solid boulders in half with a single strike.