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Kaiser Knuckle FF7
Many monarchs throughout history have been known for their valor, but few are known to have used their own fists in a fight. The kaiser knuckles belonged to an emperor who placed more importance in training his body than in ruling his empire. In his search for a way to further improve the attacks he had already developed to their full potential, he found he could do so by quickening them with the power of the wind.

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. It is generally a knuckle weapon used by the Monk class.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy III Edit

III Kaiser Knuckles (Kaiser Claw in the NES 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 3D version with 50 Attack. It can be found in Amur Sewers in one of the chests.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY The Kaiser Knuckles were originally intended to appear, but were left out. They are still accessible via hacking, providing Attack +3, Strength +10, and Accuracy of 99%. It would have been used by Yang, Ursula, and Edge.

Final Fantasy V Edit

V

Gloves favored by martial artists.
—Description

The Kaiser Knuckles (KaiserKn in the RPGe translation and 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 can be dropped from Steel Fist.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI

Set of spiked knuckles imbued with holy might.
—Description

The Kaiser Knuckle (originally known as the Kaiser) is a Holy-elemental weapon for Sabin that can be bought in Jidoor or Tzen for 1,000 gil and it has an attack power of 83.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

VII The Kaiser Knuckle is a weapon used by Tifa 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 found in the Whirlwind Maze or bought for 15,000 gil at Junon (disc 2/3).

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

FFVIICC 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.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

IX

Claws with a wind spirit dwelling inside.
—Description

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 Countdown, Counter, and Curse. It can be bought at Daguerreo for 18,000 gil, found through Chocograph 15, or stolen from Silver Dragon.

Final Fantasy X Edit

X Rikku will obtain the Kaiser Knuckles when Break Damage Limit is the dominant ability of any of her weapons.

Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

X-2 Kaiser Knuckles is an accessory that increases Strength by 50. It can be found in the eastern locked room in Guadosalam during Chapter 5, but only if the player successfully prevented the Ronso from going to war with the Guado and completed all the Moonflow missions. The Kaiser Knuckles are replaced with either the Crystal Ball if the player defeated Garik but did not perfectly complete the Moonflow missions, or the Key to Success if the player failed to stop Garik but did complete the Moonflow missions perfectly.

Kaiser Knuckles are also a possible drop after completing the Den of Woe sidequest.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI Kaiser Knuckles is the name of the high-quality version of Koenig Knuckles. Like Koenig Knuckles, it raises Charisma and Accuracy, but higher.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit

XIII Kaiser Knuckles is an accessory that increases Strength by 200 to 300, depending on its level, and is gotten by upgrading the Power Glove using Dark Matter.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Edit

XIII-2 Kaiser Knuckles is an accessory that gives the ability Strength +40 Chain Bonus Lv. 1, ATB Rate +5%, and has a Capacity of 75. It can be found as a treasure (Academia -400/4XX AF-), or dropped from Proto-behemoth (5% chance). It sells for 6,000 gil.

Durable Kaiser Knuckles is an accessory that gives the ability Strength +60, Chain Bonus Lv. 1, ATB Rate +8%, and has a Capacity of 100. It can be bought from Chocolina (Yaschas Massif -01X AF- after reaching Academia -500 AF-) for 18,000 gil, Kaiser Knuckles x1, and Sinister Fang x5. It sells for 9,000 gil.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

XIV The Kaiser Knuckles are the Zodiac Weapons for Monks, as an upgrade from the Relic Weapon, Sphairai. It is also upgradable to Kaiser Knuckles Zeta.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

TYPE0 The Kaiser Knuckles is a weapon for Eight that provide 70 Attack Power. They can be bought from the Akademeia Armory for 60,000 gil after completing The Infiltration of Iscah mission on Finis difficulty. In the PSP version, they can also be obtained by exchanging for 10 tickets on the Square Enix Members site.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

TA

Knuckles lethal as a spear or sword.
—Description

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2

On the right hand, these battle knuckles are capable of dealing as much damage as a sword or spear.
—Description

Kaiser Knuckles is 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.

Final Fantasy Tactics S Edit

TS

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Edit

FFCC The Kaiser Knuckles is an artifact that boosts Strength by 1.

Bravely Default Edit

BD

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.
—Description

Kaiser Knuckles is a knuckle that provides 95 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 3 Critical. It can be found in Dimension's Hasp (B8).

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

BS Kaiser Knuckles is a knuckle that provides 99 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 3 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to inorganic foes. It can be found in Via Celestio.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia 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, Great Serpentskin x3, and Crimson Shard x2.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 Kaiser Knuckles is 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 Phantom's Dream x5.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

DissidiaOO

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB

These knuckles underline the undeniable beauty in beating the life out of something.
—Description

Kaiser Knuckles grants +7 to Attack. It can be equipped by Monk, Tifa, Red XIII, Snow, and Chocobo.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Kaiser Knuckles (V)
Rarity 5
Fists18200
2011500
3013100
3514000
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Unyielding Fist (Galuf)
Kaiser Knuckles (XIII)
Rarity 5
Fists16600
209500
3011000
3511800
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Kaiser Knuckles (VI)
Rarity 5
Fists17500
2010800
3012400
3513300
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Rising Phoenix (Sabin)
Kaiser Knuckles (XIV)
Rarity 5
Fists19600
2013100
3014800
3515700
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Bonus effects when equipped: Adds small boost to fire damage.
Burst Soul Break: Forbidden Chakra (Yda), ATK +10 when mastered

Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

FFE

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

FFBE

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Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Kaiser Knuckle Icon
Knuckles with comfortable feel.
—Description

The Kaiser Knuckle appears as a 2-handed knuckle within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 12 Weapon Atk, 4 Durability, and +3 Defense.

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Etymology Edit

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).