The Engine Blade is the first weapon that became associated with Noctis, ever since he was first announced for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Noctis's character designer Tetsuya Nomura has noted that, despite having a limited amount of time to make the 2006 E3 trailer where the game was revealed, a good amount of time was spent designing the sword Noctis holds while sitting on his throne at the trailer's start.
The Engine Blade can be upgraded by Cid, having two more upgrades, its Attack increasing with each one. The Engine Blade can be further evolved into the Ultima Blade, but the player is required to have at least the Engine Blade III and the necessary items to upgrade it.
|Engine Blade||Swords||28||3||Max MP: +5|
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy. Player gains new Engine Blade in New Game Plus and when using chapter select.
|Default: Noctis at start of game|
A sword Noctis received from Regis for his sixteenth birthday. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
|Patch notes: Was made sellable in Patch 1.03.|
Noctis wields the base version of the Engine Blade in Armiger Unleashed even if the player has upgraded it.
Noctis wields the Engine Blade as a playable character.
|Engine Blade (XV)||Swords||1||72||0||0|
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Shared Soul Break: Blitz
Noctis wields the Engine Blade. The player can avatar-change into Noctis.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
A magical blade used by a royal family.
The Engine Blade appears as part of a collaboration with Final Fantasy XV. It is a small sword-type weapon that can be found in the Abandoned Factory area. If the weapon is fully upgraded, it alters the player character's dodge to resemble Noctis's phase ability and changes the game's damage display font style to match the one from Final Fantasy XV.
The sword's Weapon Story details the relationship between King Regis and his young son Noctis. As the king of Lucis, Regis is very busy and regrets not being able to spend much time with his son. Noctis feels similarly, but the two struggle to express their feelings to each other. While eating dinner together, Regis asks his son what he desires most in the world. Noctis responds by pointing at the Engine Blade hanging on the wall. The king interprets this as his son wanting to rule Lucis, but in reality all Noctis wanted was his father to tell him a bedtime story.
The Engine Blade appears as Noctis's weapon. It is used as a weapon in a similar manner to the swords used by Yoshimitsu.