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"When the call to war came, it was the common smiths who first raised their weapons in answer." - The Study of Arms
Flail (フレイル, Fureiru?), also known as Iron Flail and Iron Hammer, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is often a powerful weapon when first obtained, but is quickly surpassed by others. It is often found around the beginning of the game to about the quarter point. More often than not, it allows the user to deal full damage from the back row, and is usually equippable by White Mages or other spell casting classes.
The Flail is a low-level staff that provides 13 Attack and a Hit Rate of 16 and allows the user to attack from the back row. It can be used by Freelancers, White Mages, Red Mages, Oracles, Chemists, and Mimes. It can be bought in Karnak for 780 gil or stolen from Atomos.
Even a weakling can cause serious damage with this type of Nunchaku but they're also hard to use. This Flail has long been a favorite for beginners.
Iron Hammer is the weakest hammer, providing 53 Attack, 2 Evade, 32 CT, and 7% Combo Rate. It requires the Axes & Hammers 1 License to equip, and can be bought for 3,300 gil at Rabanastre and Tomb of Raithwall, stolen from Hybrid Gator (3% chance), or found at Tomb of Raithwall (Southfall Passage) or Zertinan Caverns (Sandfalls).
In the International version, Iron Hammer now requires the Axes & Hammers 2 License to equip, and provides 24 Attack, 2 Evade, 32 CT, and 8% Combo Rate. It can be bought for 900 gil at Rabanastre, Nalbina Fortress, and Barheim Passage, or found at Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane).
A weapon comprised of a large iron head attached to a long wooden handle.
The Iron Flail is available to purchase from Chapter 2 for 1,200 gil and provides 9 Attack.
Iron Hammer is the weakest hammer, providing 28 Attack and 5 Resistance. It teaches Pickpocket to the Viking for 250 AP and Protect to the Green Mage for 150 AP. It can be obtained from the Bazaar from the "Solid Hammers E" category.
The weapon is called Chain and it has a whip icon before its name. The Chain is found inside Kett. It has an attack power of 10.