Rumor has it that the island nations to the west lack the iron to make decent quality fishing goods. Apparently, they use one grade of iron for the weapons they export, and a cheaper grade for the goods they use in their everyday lives. Seems to me, they could lower the quality of their iron swords and solve the problem, but I think they've too much pride for that.
Iron equipment (アイアン, Aian?) is a recurring set of equipment in the Final Fantasy series. Though not nearly as special as other sets of equipment such as Rune equipment, Flame equipment, and Mythril equipment, there have been many pieces of armor, helmets, shields, staves, swords, and various other equipment made from iron. It is usually low-ranked equipment, and is usually between Bronze equipment and Mythril equipment in terms of power.
The iron equipment from Final Fantasy IV returns with the same stats, and still remains as some of the weakest equipment. It is the default equipment for Biggs and Wedge.
The only representatives of iron equipment are the Iron Armor, Iron Helm, and Iron Shield. The Iron Shield is one of the few pieces of equipment that can not be found after leaving world 1, while the other two may only be stolen from Iron Giants.
The Iron Sword is the only iron weapon and is a the second to weakest weapon for Steiner. It can be stolen from Baku when fighting him in the Prima Vista after having crashed in the Evil Forest. The Iron Sword is also initially equipped on Blank and Marcus. It can be bought at Dali, Lindblum and Ipsen's Castle for 660 gil. Iron Sword teaches Steiner the Sword Arts Minus Strike.
The Iron Helm is the only iron armor and is among the weakest helmets. It gives Magic Evasion of 7%, boosts Spirit by 1 and teaches Bright Eyes and Level Up. It can be equipped by Steiner and Freya. It can be purchased in Lindblum for 450 gil.
Rikku's Iron Claw, Iron Grip, and Ironside weapons represent the Iron equipment.
The Iron Claw is a claw weapon with any three Strength+% abilities customized on it. The Iron Grip is a claw weapon with Capture as its dominant ability. It can only be bought at the Monster Arena The Ironside is a claw weapon with Overdrive > AP as its dominant ability.
The Iron Bangle is the only iron equipment, and it is the weakest type of equipment of its kind. It costs 500 gil when bought and sells for 125 gil. It is a bronze accessory, and boosts the wearer's max HP by 20%.
The Iron Bangle can be found in Mi'ihen Highroad (chapter 1), bought in Rin's Travel Agency at the Mi'ihen Highroad (chapters 1/2), Calm Lands, and Zanarkand, stolen from Shell Shocker and Ormi (in Luca), and dropped by Ormi (Djose Highroad).
Iron Sword has the attack power of 24, and can be equipped after unlocking the Swords 2 license for 25 LP. The Iron Sword can be bought for 1,200 gil at Rabanastre, Bhujerba and Nalbina. In the Zodiac Job System Version Iron Sword can be equipped by the Knight.
Iron Hammer has the attack power of 53 and adds 2% to evasion. It costs 3,300 gil at Rabanastre and can be equipped once having unlocked the Axes and Hammers 1 license for 15 LP.
Iron Pole has the attack power of 51 and has a chance to inflict the target with Slow. It costs 5,300 gil at Mt Bur-Omisace, Rabanastre and Nalbina Fortress and can be obtained through the bazaar by selling Fire Magicite x7, Sturdy Bone x5, and Demon Eyeball x3. It can be equipped once the Poles 3 license has been unlocked with 30 LP. Poles' attack is measured against the target's magick defense, instead of physical defense, and add 25% to evasion. In the International Zodiac Job System version Iron Pole is equipped by the Monk.
Iron Helm and Iron Armor are heavy armor.
Iron Helm has magick resistance of 9 and adds 3 to strength. Iron Armor has defense of 11 and likewise adds 3 to strength. Both cost 1,400 gil at Rabanastre and Bhujerba and are unlocked in the Heavy Armor 2 license for 25 LP. In the International Zodiac Job System version Heavy Armor can be equipped by Uhlan, Knight, Time Mage and Breaker.
The Iron Bangle is an accessory that raises maximum HP by 50 to 120, depending on its level. It can be upgraded to the Silver Bangle. The Iron Bangle can be bought from B&W Outfitters in the Retail Network for 500 Gil.
The Iron Bangle is an accessory which raises wearer's HP by 10% and has 30 Accessory Capacity points. It can be found in New Bodhum at 3 AF.
- Iron Spatha
- Iron Falchion
- Iron Shortsword
- Iron Longsword
- Iron Spear
- Iron Lance
- Iron Halberd
- Iron Guisarme
- Iron War Axe
- Iron Labrys
- Iron Bhuj
The Iron Sword, Iron Mallet, Iron Mallet of Rage, Iron Bow, and Iron Lance are the representatives of iron equipment, all being low-ranked weapons except for Iron Mallet of Rage, which is a mid-ranked weapon. The Iron Helm and Iron Armor represent the armor side of the set, both being low-ranked armor.
The Iron Sword, Iron Shield and Iron Helm are level 8 equipment pieces, and the Iron Armor is level 9. They are all purchasable at the shop.
The Iron Apron is the armor in the "Flavor of Life" set, and when equipped along with the other three items in the set doubles the Regen rate.
Many pieces of Iron equipment appear, those being the Iron Sword, Iron Pole, Iron Fan, Iron Shield, Iron Ram Shield, Iron Armlet, Iron Helm, Iron Visor, Iron Apron, and Iron Armor. All but the Iron Ram Shield and Iron Fan are level 1 equipment, with the Iron Ram Shield being a level 30 Shield and the Iron Fan a level 30 Pole.
Iron Shield from Final Fantasy IV is a Rarity 2 shield.