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- “Only a true knight may touch this sword's hilt. The blade isn't half as discriminating.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The Excalibur (エクスカリバー, Ekusukaribā?), also called Excalbur, Xclbr, XCalibr, and Xcalibr, is a weapon that appears in various games in the series. It is usually one of the most powerful swords, and is usually associated with the Holy element. There is also a cheap imitation called the Excalipoor, which Gilgamesh often uses, and an upgrade exists in some games known as Excalibur II.
- “Sword crafted from a legendary metal.”
The Excalibur is the Knight's ultimate weapon, and the second-strongest sword in the game, by virtue of its attack power. It is acquired by getting the Adamantite from the Flying Fortress and giving it to the Dwarven Smith. It provides 45 Attack and 35 Accuracy.
In all versions of the game, the Excalibur counts as being all elements, and does extra damage to every creature type (the same way several weapons in the game deal bonus damage to various creatures, such as the Wyrmkiller's damage bonus vs. dragons), resulting in it being slightly stronger than its already-strong statistics suggest, surpassing even the Masamune in practice.
In the Dawn of Souls release and beyond, the Excalibur is no longer the ultimate knight sword, as the Ragnarok deals better damage (even after the Excalibur's bonuses factored in), and the Ultima Weapon is even stronger than that if the Knight's HP is high enough.
- “A legendary sword handed down by the dragoons.”
The Excalibur is a sword passed down by the Dragoons. Before the party enters Pandaemonium, they can obtain it by talking to Elina in Castle Deist, when the player asks her about Dragoons, before she, along with her son, leaves the castle. It is the second most powerful sword in the game, the first being the Masamune. It provides 100 Attack, 75% Accuracy, and 16% Evasion.
The Excalibur is found in the forbidden city of Eureka, guarded by the General. It is the 5th strongest sword in the game, with the Ragnarok, Onion Sword, Onion Blade, and Ultima Weapon being stronger. But it does give a bonus of +5 to every stat and has an Attack of 137.
- “Legendary holy sword of the hero.”
The player must give the Adamantite and the Mythgraven Blade (also known as Sword of Legend) to Kokkol at his forge in the Underworld, and he will finish making the Excalibur once the Lunar Whale has been acquired. Only the Ragnarok, Lightbringer and Flandango are stronger than the Excalibur, but it provides 120 Attack, 99 Accuracy, and +10 Strength. This weapon is metallic.
Cecil receives the Excalibur after he beats the Dark Knight at the True Moon's Subterrane. It is a high-ranked, Holy-elemental Knight Sword. Its stats are largely the same as its Final Fantasy IV version, with the exception of a lower Accuracy at 50%.
- “Legendary holy sword. Can be used two-handed. Can be used with Spellblade.”
- “Legendary holy sword.”
The Excalibur is a sword that is dropped by the Goddess. This Holy-elemental sword that has an attack power of 217, +2 Strength and Speed, +1 Magic and Stamina, and +20% Evasion, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands. It can only be equipped by Celes, Terra, Edgar, and Locke.
The Excalibur is one of the weapons Gilgamesh uses when he appears in battle. It is named Excaliber here, however.
The damage formula for Excaliber is:
- “Light sword used by holy knights.”
To obtain it, the player must buy the following four key items from the Treno Auction House:
- Doga's Artifact
- Une's Mirror
- Griffin's Heart
- Rat Tail
And sell them to the following people in Treno:
- Doga's Artifact to the Scholar in the Synthesis Shop.
- Une's Mirror to the Nobleman outside the Cafe Carta.
- Griffin's Heart to the Adventurer outside the Cafe Carta.
- Rat Tail to the Adventurer outside the Cafe Carta.
Afterward, the Magical Fingertip will appear in the Treno Auction, but only during disc 4, and only if the player has already talked to the man in Daguerreo who requests it. The player must buy the Magical Fingertip and give it to the Old Man outside the inn in Daguerreo and he will give the party the Excalibur in exchange. It provides 77 Attack.
The Excalibur is the Relic Sword of Final Fantasy XI. It is available only to Red Mages and Paladins who have reached Level 75, and only after having completed an immensely lengthy and expensive quest. This can often take months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items. With the new Magian weapon upgrade system, the attributes of the Excalibur can be raised to its Level 99 Afterglow state.
Though the Excalibur has the highest base damage rating of any sword in the game, it benefits the Red Mage class very little. Its true prowess comes in the hand of a Paladin, and is showcased in its unique Additional Effect, which takes 25% of the wielder's current HP and converts it into Slashing-type damage. This effect triggers frequently, and can make up for the absence of an entire melee front-line fighter during battle with a High Notorious Monster if the user remains engaged throughout the entire fight.
Though its unique Weaponskill, Knights of Round (sic), is relatively weak, the tremendous damage incurred over time on tougher enemies give Paladins with enough money the incentive to pursue Excalibur. However, due to the excellence of the Ochain and Aegis Shields, and other damage mitigating weapons such as the Hauteclaire, Burtgang, and Almace swords, Excalibur often ends up as second or third on a Paladin's list of expensive priorities, and therefore not nearly as many opt to make them.
The Excalibur is the third-strongest greatsword in the game, being trumped by Tournesol and Wyrmhero Blade. It can be found in the Great Crystal, is of the Holy-element, and has an Attack power of 128. All greatswords have 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed.
It can only be equipped by characters who have learned the Excalibur license on the License Board for 160 LP. Because the weapon is Holy-elemental, the player can boost its attack power by equipping the White Robes.
In the Zodiac Job System version of Final Fantasy XII the Excalibur is found inside Great Crystal - Crystal Peak, the area where the party fights Ultima. It is possible to acquire the Excalibur while still fighting her. Only the Knight class is able to equip it, by unlocking its eponymous license for 135 LP.
- “Mythical sword only a true king may wield.”
- —In-game description
The Excalibur is Basch's strongest weapon acquired after completing Mission 79: Wings of Midnight. It provides +100 Attack, +50 Magick, +60 Speed, and the additional effect of Spread Damage. It uses a generic knightsword sprite during battle.
Gilgamesh wields the Excalibur against the party in his downloadable content battle and it inflicts physical damage to one target. The sword's design is based on the Excalibur from Final Fantasy IX and the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega claims that Gilgamesh found it from a hidden room in Alexandria.
- “The sword of god, which denies evil and returns it to nothingness.”
- “It is said that only the true heir to the throne can wield this legendary knight's sword.”
The Excalibur is Orlandeau's initial weapon. It boosts Holy-elemental attacks and has Auto-Haste. It can also be found in the fifth floor of the Midlight's Deep with the Treasure Hunter ability. The Excalibur can be duplicated with the Weapon Duplication Bug in the PS1 version.
- “Only the truest of knights may wield this sword.”
- —In-game description
The Excalibur is a knight sword infused with the Holy element. It teaches the Paladin Job class the Holy Blade ability. It can also be stolen from Llednar Twem in the final battle with him before he is gone for good. It provides +47 to Attack, +2 to Magic Power, and +1 to Speed.
- “Only a true knight may touch this sword's hilt. The blade isn't half as discriminating.”
- —In-game description
The Excalibur reappears as a holy knight sword, providing +48 Attack, +1 Speed, +4 Evasion, and +2 Magick, as well as making the wielder immune to the Holy element.
Again, it teaches the Paladin Job class the Holy Blade ability. It can be bought for 5,680 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a High Arcana, Mysidia Alloy, and Crusader Tonic.
The Excalibur is a weapon that a Clavat can wield. It can be forged with the Legendary Weapon scroll along with the materials Alloy, Orichalcum, and Ancient Potion. Its Focus Attack is Soul Shot, consisting on launching a large energy blast from the tip of the sword, exploding on impact dealing heavy damage at long range.
- “A famous sword that brought countless victories to conquerors who carried it.”
Like Crystal Chronicles, Excalibur can be equipped by Clavats, and its scroll is Conqueror Weapon. The bonus ability of the weapon is to regenerate HP time by time per attacking the monster using the weapon. Its counterpart is Deathbringer. It provides +170 Attack.
- “A famous sword that brought countless victories to the conquerors who carried it.”
Excalibur is a high-ranked sword that can be used by all races. It provides 122 Attack at level 1 and 167 attack at level 30, +5 to Stun, has one empty slot, and comes with the ability Black Mage Wisdom 1. It can be obtained from the Mimic at the Gate on Hard and Very Hard mode, and then created for 1,620 gil by using up one Adamantite, three Orichalcum, and one Ebonite. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Excalibur makes an Ebonite, level 10-19 makes a Berserk Eye, and level 20-30 makes a Citrine.
Unlike in other Final Fantasy games, the Excalibur cannot be equipped by the player. Instead, the Excalibur, when found, can be used as a Field item to grab and use against monsters temporarily.
The XCalibr is Sumo's strongest weapon in the game. Due to space constraints, in the game's English version the sword's name was shorten. It has an attack power of 85 and cannot be sold. It is automatically obtained near the end of the Final Dungeon, making that location the only place it can be used. In the game's remakes and sequels, the sword was dubbed the "The Sword of Mana" and the remake is named after the blade.
The weapon Xclbr has a sword icon before its name. It can be found inside the Tower on the 21st floor after beating Su-Zaku. It has 50 use, and the damage formula for Xclbr is base on Strength. This weapon attacks a group of enemies, and the player can recharge the weapons's uses with Arcanes.
The weapon is called XCalibr and it has a sword icon before its name. It can be found in Final Dungeon. It has unlimited use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 144 and increases their Str by 32. The damage formula for XCalibr is equal to 1050 points of damage + 15 x(Str - 70) if Str > 70. The sword is Long Range, attacks one group, and never misses.
The weapon is called Xcalibr in the game and it has a mystic sword icon before its name. This Mystic Sword is a sword that is pulled out from the stone by Faye. It is the strongest of the four Mystic Swords with an attack power of 170 and gives 150 HP to Cyborgs and the second most powerful weapon overall, after the ironically named Defense sword.
Like the other Mystic Swords, it deals Mystic-elemental damage which causes extra damage to bosses and does not cause physical damage, avoiding late-game resistances. Despite its power, it is the only mandatory Mystic Sword, as it must be shown to King Clamin to gain access to the Underworld. It can also be used to convince Masa to join the crew of the Talon.
Excalibur appears as a weapon in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light as the strongest sword. Excalibur has a default Attack power of 20 and can be randomly found in a 90F chest in the extra dungeons. The design of Excalibur is identical to the Onion Sword from the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV.
- “A legendary sword bearing the inscription, "Whosoever draws this sword shall be the rightful king." The boy who drew it from the stone did ultimately become king after a series of adventures. Its blade is imbued with the power of light, making it well suited against foes with the power of dark.”
The Excalibur is a level 99 sword and one of the three strongest swords in the game. It increases Attack by 67 and increases base Bravery by 50% at the start of a battle. The Excalibur II also appears as a Level 99 sword and grants double EXP as well as +67 Attack.
Gilgamesh also appears in this game as a summon and can use Excalibur as his ability. When summoned, he will use either Excalipoor or Excalibur. Excalipoor reduces the player's Bravery to one. However, if he uses Excalibur, the player's Bravery is tripled.
Excalibur appears as one of Gilgamesh's eight weapons, used randomly when he attacks and in his EX Mode. When used, it doubles the Bravery damage done by Gilgamesh's attacks. In Gilgamesh's EX Burst, Strongest sword, the Excalibur rotates surrounded by seven Excalipoors, and the player must pick the Excalibur to execute the burst perfectly, Gilgamesh performing a series of four powerful attacks and ending the EX Burst with Ultimate Illusion.
Gilgamesh also reappears as a summon and operates in the same manner, meaning Excalibur can be the ability he uses when summoned.
The Excalibur is available as a weapon in this game and is obtainable through an event battle with Gilgamesh.
- “All knights yearn for this sword of unparalleled power. Accept no imitations.”
Excalibur grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan.