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The Mythgraven Blade.

FF4PSP Item Icon Knightsword

Holy swords (聖剣, Seiken?), also called sacred sword, mystic sword, and legendary sword, is a group of weapons from the Final Fantasy series. Paladin or similar classes use them. The best-known holy sword is the Excalibur.

They are usually Holy-elemental weapons, and their counterparts are the dark swords. Where the holy swords category does not appear in games, its recurring swords are sometimes classified as either regular swords or knight swords.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV Holy swords were referred to as sacred swords in the earlier translation. These swords are Paladin Cecil's exclusive weapon, and they have a Holy-elemental affinity.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- The Index Finger is the only holy sword that appears.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY Holy swords can be equipped by Cecil, Holy Dragoon Kain, and Ceodore. They are Holy-elemental.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

FFA The XCalibr is classified as a sword, but the story refers to it as a holy sword in the Japanese version. It was censored to "legendary sword" in the English version. The Japanese title of the game roughly translates as Legend of the Holy Sword: Final Fantasy Gaiden which refers to XCalibr.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 Due to censorship of the time, the holy swords were renamed mystic swords. Like the holy swords from the other games, they are Holy-elemental.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD The Paladin job can equip holy swords. They are Holy-elemental and boost Strength and Wisdom when equipped.

EtymologyEdit

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).

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