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- “To brawl is human, to crush your foes to a pulp: divine.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The Godhand (ゴッドハンド, Goddohando?), also known as God's Hand, or the Hand of the Gods, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually among the stronger weapons for Monks. In a few games it has a Holy attribute to it.
- “Claw immersed in holy power.”
The Godhand, also known as Hand of the Gods, is Yang's strongest weapon in the Advance and The Complete Collection releases. It is found in the Cave of Trials, guarded by Storm Dragon. It increases Strength, Agility, and Stamina by 10, increases Defense by 7, and is Holy-elemental.
Godhand returns as a weapon for Yang and Ursula, and provides no Attack, just like all other claws, but also provides 40% Accuracy and +10 to Strength and Speed. It is Holy-elemental, and can only be found in the Subterrane.
- “Legendary fighting knuckles imbued with holy might.”
The Godhand is Sabin's ultimate weapon in the Advance release, won from Earth Dragon in Dragons' Den. It has an attack power of 220, increases Speed and Stamina by 3, Strength by 7, and is Holy-elemental.
The Godhand is Rikku's Celestial Weapon. It can be found in a ravine in the Mushroom Rock Road accessible with the airship password mode. The code "GODHAND" must be inserted to reach the chest. When fully upgraded with the Mercury Crest and Mercury Sigil, it has the Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Gillionaire, and Double AP abilities.
Like all Celestial Weapons, Godhand ignores target's Defense. It deals more damage the closer Rikku is to her max HP with the following formula:
- (10 + [100 * User's current HP ÷ User's Max HP]) ÷ 110
- “Knuckles known as the "Hands of the Creator."”
The Godhand can be equipped by White Monks and Gadgeteers. It is not an especially powerful weapon, though it does teach the White Monk the Far Fist ability and is a Holy weapon. It is obtained from the mission The Match. It provides +39 to Attack, +3 to Magic Power, +1 to Speed, and +5 to Evade.
Godhand returns as a high-ranked weapon that provides +39 Attack, +1 Speed, +4 Evasion, and +3 Magick, as well as teaching the ability Aurablast to White Monks and Helm Smash to Berserkers. It can be bought for 1,500 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Holy Stone, Adamantite, and Unpurified Ether.
The Godhand is a weapon usable by Eight.
The weapon derives its name from the "Hand of God" motif, a hand with no body attached, appearing in Jewish and Christian art, especially of the Late Antique and Early Medieval periods when depiction of God as a human figure was considered unacceptable. The hand indicates intervention in or approval of affairs on Earth by God. As a motif in Jewish and Christian art the Hand of God is an artistic metaphor not intended to indicate an actual hand is physically present. The hand in Christian art functions as symbol of either God's presence or the voice of God, or signifying God's acceptance of a sacrifice.