A beloved item once owned by a man said to be a collector of weapons who fought against heroes in various worlds. From its name, it is assumed to be related to the legendary Genji clan, and is said to have a cutting edge so sharp it can cut any lesser weapons right in two. If one were able to defeat this mysterious man who deeply admires the heroes he faces, this blade might very well find itself a new owner.
Genji Blade (源氏の刀, Genji no Katana?), also known as Genjito, Genji Katana or Minamoto's Katana, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is part of Genji equipment, and thus at times associated with Gilgamesh.
The Genji Blade is a katana that belonged to Cor Leonis who took the trial of Gilgamesh. Though he lost, he managed to cut off the arm of the Blademaster and Gilgamesh kept Cor's katana. Gilgamesh uses Genji Blade during the second half of the final trial, and gives Gladiolus the sword after the latter passes the trial. The player can then equip it in the main game as well as a greatsword. It remains in the player's inventory even when they start a new game.
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A young man dueled with the Blademaster and suffered defeat. This was his katana. Forged in a foreign land, this glaive ends a flurry of attacks with a deadly coup de grâce.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
Genji Blade is a level 100 katana that provides +68 Attack and is 1/3rd of the Soul of Yamato set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 31,920 gil, Heike's Blade, Behemoth Horn x5, and Titan Crystal x5.
Genji Blade returns as a level 100 katana that provides +67 Attack, -1 Defense, +39 Bravery, and once again is 1/3rd of the Soul of Yamato set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 180,320 gil, Heike's Blade, Samurai Spirit, and Giant's Hope x5.
The Genji Blade is also used in some of Gilgamesh's attacks at a 15% chance. When used, it depletes the opponent's EX Gauge with each hit and deals 75% normal damage.
|Genji Blade (V)|
(Genji's Katana (V))
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Bonus effects when equipped: Adds small chance to Paralyze.
Super Soul Break: Faithful Companion (Gilgamesh), DEF +10 when mastered
The Genji Blade is a katana providing a 107 ATK bonus, making it the strongest katana at present time. It is obtained as a first time clear reward from the Gilgamesh's Offensive trial, so the player is required to defeat Gilgamesh to get the weapon.
Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit
Genji Katana is a katana that can be equipped by Ren.
The surname of Genji refers to the onyomi reading of the Minamoto Clan. Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor that were not eligible for the throne. According to history and legend, they were most active in the days of the late Heian era, and were samurai that became known as the fighters of evil and keepers of peace. The time was said to have been fraught with disorder and anarchy, including bandits and demons that roamed the countryside, and due to their efforts, many future samurai often claim lineage from the clan regarding their genealogy; such samurai included Miyamoto Musashi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. They were subject of literary discourse, from The Tale of Genji, often considered the first novel, which follows royal figures, and to The Tale of the Heike, focusing on the major figures and the events of the Genpei War. Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864–1865.
As their standing remained legendary throughout, so did the weapons the clan wielded. Their most famous swords were said to be the Dojigiri Yasutsuna, the tachi once wielded by Minamoto no Yorimitsu, said to have slain the infamous demon lord Shuten Doji; and the Ima no Tsurugi, a mystical blade of the famous Minamoto no Yoshitsune, said to have been gifted to him by the tengu of Mount Hiei who trained him in the martial and magical arts.