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- “Knuckles lethal as a spear or sword.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
The Kaiser Knuckle (カイザーナックル, Kaizā Nakkuru?), also known as the Kaiser Claw or Kaiser, is a recurring piece of equipment in the Final Fantasy series. As the name suggests, it is generally a knuckle weapon used by the Monk class.
The Kaiser Claw, called Kaiser Knuckles in the DS version, is a weapon for the Monk and Karateka with 36 Attack that can be purchased for 7,000 gil in Amur, and can be used also by Onion Knight in the DS version with 50 Attack. It can be found in Amur Sewers in one of the chests.
The Kaiser Knuckles were originally intended to be in the game, but were left out. They are still accessible via hacking, and has an attack of 0, Strength +10, and Accuracy of 99%. It would have been used by Yang, Ursula, and Edge.
- “Gloves favored by martial artists.”
The Kaiser Knuckles, also known as the KaiserKn in the RPGe translation, or Kaiser Knuckle in the PlayStation version, are an accessory. It grants 8 Defense, 5 Strength, 1 Weight, and boosts the damage of bare-handed attacks by 50. One can be found in the Great Sea Trench, while additional others must be won from Steel Fist.
- “Set of spiked knuckles imbued with holy might.”
The Kaiser Knuckle is a weapon used by Tifa Lockhart that provides 44 Attack, 110 Accuracy, and 13 Magic. It provides eight Materia slots, two of which are linked, at normal growth, and also provides Critical +1%. It can be acquired by finding it in the Whirlwind Maze or buying it for 15,000 gil at Junon during discs 2 and 3.
Kaiser Knuckles is an accessory that adds +30 to Zack's Attack. They can be obtained from a Level 3 DMW summon of Magic Pot, on completion of Missions 2-5-6 and 9-4-1 and are found in a chest in Missions 3-5-1, 9-4-3, 9-4-4, 9-4-5, and 9-6-4.
- “Claws with a wind spirit dwelling inside.”
The Kaiser Knuckles is a claw type weapon for Amarant that provides 75 Attack. It adds the Trouble status when attacking with the Add Status ability, is also Wind-elemental, and teaches the abilities Countdown, Counter, and Curse. It can be acquired either by buying it at Daguerreo for 18,000 gil, finding it through Chocograph Piece 15, or stealing it from Silver Dragon.
Kaiser Knuckles is a 75 capacity accessory that provides 40 Strength, Chain Bonus 1, and ATB Rate+5%. Durable Kaiser Knuckles have 100 capacity and provide 60 Strength, Chain Bonus 1, and ATB Rate+8%.
The Kaiser Knuckles are equipable by Eight.
White Monks can learn Air Render from Kaiser Knuckles. They can also be equipped by Gadgeteers. They add +42 to Attack and +1 to Evade. They can be purchased from Sprohm for 4,560 gil and from any other town for 5,130 gil.
- “On the right hand, these battle knuckles are capable of dealing as much damage as a sword or spear.”
Kaiser Knuckles return as a mid-ranked knuckle that provides +37 Attack and +2 Evasion. It still teaches Air Render to White Monks, but now also teaches Furore to Berserkers. They cost 1,100 gil, and can be obtained at the Bazaar by trading a Storm Stone, an Adamant Alloy, and a Giant's Tanned Hide.
The Kaiser Knuckles is an artifact that boosts Strength by 1.
- “Knuckles of the legendary conqueror and god of fists who was driven out of the celestial realm during the Age of Myths. It is said he wore them on both hands when waging his fierce war against the lord of the underworld in the land of mortals.”
The Kaiser Knuckles is Jecht's weakest exclusive weapon, with him being able to equip it at level 50. It provides +52 Brave, +36 Attack, and Wall Rush HP Defense +50%. It costs 16,010 gil, and can be traded for Sonic Knuckles, three Great Serpentskins, and two Crimson Shards.
Kaiser Knuckles return again as a level 30 Exclusive weapon for Jecht and provides -659 HP, +83 Bravery, +40 Attack, and +30% Wall Rush Bravery Damage. It can be obtained by trading 61,000 gil, Sonic Knuckles, Scarletite, and five Phantom's Dreams.
- “These knuckles underline the undeniable beauty in beating the life out of something.”
Kaiser Knuckles grants +7 to Attack. It can be equipped by Monk, Tifa, Red XIII, Snow, and Chocobo.
Kaiser is the German title meaning "Emperor", derived ultimately from the name of Julius Caesar. Many languages use a descendant of the word Caesar to mean "emperor", such as Russian царь (tsar) and Greek Καῖσαρ (Kaîsar).