FFXI Great Sword 6A

The Ragnarok, a recurring greatsword.

Greatswords (大剣, Daiken?), are a recurring type of weapon in the Final Fantasy series. The weapon class often features in games with some sort of speed statistic, where the greatswords are stronger than the normal sword types, but make the user slower. However, greatswords are usually equipped as two-handed weapons. In essence, greatswords are stronger and heavier versions of the ordinary swords.

Recurring greatswords include the Great Sword, the Claymore, the Ragnarok, the Tournesol, the Hardedge, and the Buster Sword.


Greatswords are swords whose construction are intended to be longer and bigger for uses against cavalry, distanced fighting against foes with range advantaged weapons, and even to slaying monsters of great size. Their sizes can range up to even the size of the very wielder themselves in some installments.


Final Fantasy XIEdit


FFXI Great Sword 2D

The Arondight.

Great swords do average damage and have an average delay for a two-handed weapon, like the swords do for an average one-handed weapon. Great swords can be equipped by Warriors, Paladins, Dark Knights, and Rune Fencers.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit



The Defender.

The greatswords are a weapon class. They are strong swords that are two-handed and do not show up until later in the storyline. The weakest greatsword, the Sword of Kings, is only obtained in the Stilshrine of Miriam with 30 Attack points. Greatswords differ from others in the series, by having an unusually high rate of attack; much faster than regular, one-handed swords.

In the International Zodiac Job System, the Knight has access to all greatswords while the Red Battlemage and White Mage have access to a few. Also, the Sword of Kings, Treaty-Blade, and the Wyrmhero Blade can be equipped by any character, regardless of their job.

List of greatswords:

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit


LRFFXIII Chaos's Revenge

Chaos's Revenge.

Great swords are a weapon type available to Lightning. They are unique weapons obtained from enemies. Oversized axes and maces are also included in this category. While equipped with great swords, Lightning's attacks become slower and she swings the weapon with two hands.

List of great swords:

Final Fantasy XIVEdit


The greatsword was introduced in the Heavensward expansion as the weapon of choice for Dark Knights.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

XV Gladiolus wields a greatsword in battle.

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Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


FFTA Lurebreaker

Greatswords are a weapon class that includes eleven weapons, all two-handed, and generally stronger than the one-handed, ordinary sword counterparts. They are equippable by hume Soldiers and Paladins. They are cheaper to purchase at Cyril and Sprohm.

List of greatswords:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit


Master sword FFTA2

Greatswords return as an edged weapon class. Greatswords are two-handed versions of normal swords, similar to the Broadswords, though both available to a different selection of job classes.

List of greatswords:

Vagrant StoryEdit



The Holy Win.

Great swords are a weapon class. They generally have higher risk factors than swords and daggers, are stronger, have a longer Range, and stunt the player's Agility. All greatswords are edged. One of the strongest two weapons is a great sword, the Holy Win is on par with the Halberd great axe.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Greatswords are a weapon class and are stronger than ordinary swords.

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Greatswords are a weapon class. Like the original game, greatswords have a higher Attack boost than other swords, but they give a minor decrease on Defense.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


FFAB Hardedge SR

The Hard Edge.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit


Ogrenix ATB
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A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).