# Katana (Weapon)

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Katana (, Katana?), also known as Ninja Swords and Dark Blades, are a group of weapons that occur in many Final Fantasy games. The most prominent Katana is the Masamune. Recurring katana are: Kotetsu, Kikuichimonji, Ashura, and the Muramasa and Masamune, which are the two most powerful, though the Masamune is usually idolized as the strongest.

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Katana are a distinct type of sword forged in regions similar to their originating nation of Japan. They all distinctively bear a curved, single edged blade with a flat shaped guard, and a handle wrapped with cloth with a simple shaped hilt, with all bearing their own subtle designs that distinguish their identities from other blades, with most of their naming based on the blacksmith who forged them. While specifically a kind of backsword, the series presents them as their own unique series of weapon, being portrayed as exotic blades, swift enough to attack in a blink of an eye and unmatched in their cutting power.

Maintaining their exclusivity and distinguished form from other swords of the series, they are reserved for Japanese styled classes such as the Samurai, Parivir, and Ninja.

## AppearancesEdit

### Final FantasyEdit

In Final Fantasy there are Blades only equippable by the Warrior, Thief, and Red Mage classes that possess an icon resembling a Katana. These are all high-rank weapons, only obtainable later in the game.

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### Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Only the Dark Knight and Ninja Job class can equip Katana, which are called Dark Blades in the game. Murakumo can only be equipped by Dark Knights while Muramasa can only be equipped by Ninjas.

### Final Fantasy IVEdit

Edge can equip two Katana at a time.

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### Final Fantasy VEdit

Only the Samurai Job can equip Katana.

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### Final Fantasy VIEdit

Cyan can equip Katana, also known as "Knives". All katana enable the Bushido and Runic command.

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### Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Sephiroth wields a very long katana called the Masamune, which has become his trademark weapon throughout all of his appearances. Cloud also has two katana named Murasame and Yoshiyuki, and a Masamune replica (called the Masamune Blade; but it cannot be used) that can be obtained at the Gold Saucer.

#### Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Katana (Male), as per his name, wields a katana, as does the non-player character Elfé.

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#### Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenEdit

Kadaj uses Souba in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The Souba is a katana with two reinforced parallel blades, set a small distance apart from each other. When Kadaj turns into Sephiroth he wields his iconic Masamune.

### Final Fantasy XEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy X Weapons#Auron's Katana

Auron wields heavily stylized blades referred to as Katana.

#### Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Katana are used by the Samurai Dressphere, Yuna and Rikku use weapons previously used by Auron, while Paine has her own unique blade.

### Final Fantasy XIEdit

Katana are one-handed blades that can be used only by Ninja, who are capable of dual-wielding them. In higher levels, dual-wielded katana are capable of impressive damage over time and moderately strong Weapon skills. Great Katana, the two-handed variants of this weapon, are the main weapon for Samurai, although Ninja are also able to equip a select few of them.

Great katana are high damage, high delay weapons. The strength of the great katana comes from the versatility in its Weapon skills. Most great katana Weapon skills are strategically placed all around the skillchain chart, making it very skillchain-friendly with other weapon types. This works well with the Samurai themselves because they can unleash Weapon skills and skillchains faster than any other Job.

### Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Katana can be used after being unlocked on the License Board. They are valued for their combo ability, which can be enhanced by the Genji equipment, and it is second only to the one of the Ninja Swords.

The damage formula for katanas is:

$DMG = [ATK * RANDOM(1..1.125) - DEF] * [1 + STR * (Lv+MAG)/256]$

Due to the weight put on user's Strength and Magick Power, but also user's Level, recommended Katana user is Vaan.

In the International Zodiac Job System, only the Mononofu can equip the weapon.

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### Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Katana can be equipped by the Samurai Job and by Celia's Assassin Job. Each Katana has a particular Iaido skill. There is a chance of a Katana breaking when its respective Iaido skill is utilized in battle.

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Katana are the weapons of choice for Assassins and Ninja, and thus are cheaper at Cyril and Muscadet. The ultimate katana is the Masamune 100.

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#### Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

A new Job, the Parivir (in fact a simple renaming of Samurai; for instance, the French version of the game names the class "Ronin", the Japanese term for a wandering samurai that serves no specific lord), is the third class to equip Katana, along with the returning Assassins and Ninjas.

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### Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

Jack wields a Katana as his weapon of choice.

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### Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

Katana is an event item found in Donmac. It is a required ingredient to makes the Mystic Sword Emperor when joined with Crystal and Emblem. The Masmune and Muramas also makes an appearance as katana.

### Bravely Default: Flying FairyEdit

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### Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Katana appear in Dissidia as a type of weapon. Firion, Garland, Bartz and Sephiroth are the only characters that can equip them originally.

#### Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Katana return in Dissidia 012, and now are also available to Warrior of Light, Cecil, Kain, Gilgamesh, Cloud, Squall, Vaan, and Lightning.

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### Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Katana can be equipped by the Samurai, Ninja, and Auron.

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