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- “A holy knight's sword said to have been forged by spirits.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.
The Durandal is a high-level sword for Paladins, won as a possible prize from certain KSNM battlefield events.
The Durandal is the strongest one-handed sword available, with an Attack power of 99. Aside from that, Durandal also grants the user +5 to Evasion like all swords, and has a combo rate of 5%. Swords are among the slower weapons in Final Fantasy XII with 2.88s charge and 1.2s action time.
The Durandal is known as "Well-forged Blade" in the Bazaar price list and costs 21,600 gil. Its License, which costs 80 LP, can be found in the mid-right section of weapon license area, next to the Stone Blade.
The Durandal can be only be obtained via selling six rare loots, which are the following:
|Lifewick||3||Necrofiend - an 18% chance of dropping one, if the Warmage's Monograph has been acquired.|
|Emperor Scale||2||Archaeoaevis - a 14% chance of dropping one, if the Dragoon's Monograph has been acquired, and a 5% chance to Poach.|
|Leshach Halcyon||1||Leshach Entite - a rare drop and a 3% chance of stealing (6% if the Thief Cuffs are equipped).|
In the International Zodiac Job System, the Durandal is only available to the Time Mage and Knight classes, and its use requires the Swords 9 license for 50 LP. There is also a more powerful version, the Durandal A, which has an Attack power of 103 and gives a 15% boost to Evasion. It is obtained from the Bazaar by selling four Ring Wyrm Scales, three Lifewicks, and one Leshach Halcyon.
- “Fabled sword of saintly glory.”
- —In-game description
- “A symbol of honor, the ceremonial blade is bestowed on soldiers who distinguish themselves in battle.”
In the iOS version this item can be purchased for 5 gil at any Poacher once the game has been finished at least once.
It is a Knightsword with the following item stats:
The Durandal is a weapon equippable by Machina Kunagiri. It provides +61 Attack and doubles the amount of experience earned.
The weapon is called Durend in the game and it has a mystic sword icon before its name. Its 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.”
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 one gil, Delight of Conflict, and two Soldier's Hopes in the Labyrinth.
The Durandal is a reference to The Song of Roland, an old French literary piece, where the holy sword, Durendal, 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.