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- “This straight-bladed sword looks like a bar of solid iron and is about as subtle.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The Hardedge (ハードブレイカー, Hādo Bureikā?) is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is a sword, more often than not, a greatsword. A hard-hitting weapon, it is usually a weaker or average weapon in amongst the other swords in its class. It often has an immunity to Doom.
The Hardedge is a weapon for Cloud. It can be bought in Junon on disc 1 and in Gongaga on all discs, for 1,500 gil. It can also be stolen from a SOLDIER:3rd during the visit to Shinra Headquarters. It has Attack power of 32, Hit rate of 96, Magic power of 6, and normal Materia growth with four Materia slots, two of them linked.
The blade has the kanji "刀両断" (Ittou ryoudan) written on it, which means "Cutting in Two With a Single Stroke; Taking Drastic Measure; Cutting the Gorgian Knot".
- “This sword is as straight and heavy as an iron bar.”
The Hardedge is a greatsword. A mid-table weapon, it has the special effect of nullifying Doom and is equippable by Soldiers and Paladins. It adds 42 to Attack and teaches no abilities. It can be obtained by raising Smithing to level 5 or as a random reward for completing a mission.
The Hardedge is a greatsword which provides +46 Attack and immunity to the Doom status. It teaches the ability Tenacity to Ravagers and the ability Charge! to s, and can be bought for 5,400 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Zodiac Ore, Great Serpent's Fang, and Danbukwood.
- “A sword for those who prefer the direct approach. It cuts, rends, and cleaves.”
Hardedge grants +1 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan.