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FFXI Great Katana 7

The Ashura.

Katana (, Katana?), also known as Ninja Swords, Dark Blades, and Knife, 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 is the Japanese word for "sword", but is also commonly used to denote a group of sword types originating from Japan. They bear a distinctive curved, single edged blade with a flat shaped guard, a simple handle wrapped in cloth, and subtle designs that distinguish their identities from other blades. Most are named based on the blacksmith who forged them. While specifically a backsword, a form of sword not unlike that of a saber, in the Final Fantasy series, they are presented as their own unique series of weapon, being exotic blades, swift enough to attack in the blink of an eye or having mystical powers.

In games which have classes, they are often reserved for Japanese-styled classes such as the Samurai, Parivir, and Ninja.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Sasuke's Blade FFI Art

The Sasuke's Blade.

There are swords 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.

List of katana:


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Asura FFIII Art

The Ashura.

Only the Dark Knight and Ninja job class can equip Katana, which are called dark blades. Murakumo can only be equipped by Dark Knights while Muramasa can only be equipped by Ninjas.

List of dark blades:


Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4-Murasame-DS

The Murasame.

Edge can equip two katana at a time.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Edge returns has the sole user who can equip two katana at a time.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Edge, Gekkou, Zangetsu, Izayoi, and Tsukinowa are the only ones who can equip katana.

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Final Fantasy VEdit

Kotetsu

The Kotetsu.

FFV Katana Icon iOS Katanas can be wielded by Freelancers and Samurai. They deal damage based on the attacker's Strength stat, and they are among the few weapons which can score critical hits.

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Final Fantasy VIEdit

FFVI Katanas Artwork

Various katana.

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

List of katana:


Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Murasame FF7

The Murasame.

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 as his weapon. 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

FFX Weapon - Katana 1

The Katana.

Auron wields heavily stylized blades referred to as katana.

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Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Katana are used by the Samurai dressphere. Yuna uses the Spider's Kiss and Rikku uses the Katana, weapons previously wielded by Auron, while Paine has a unique unnamed katana. When in the Dark Knight dressphere, Rikku uses the Masamune.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

FFXI Katana 2F

The Ikarigiri.

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

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The Murasame.

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 Llvel, recommended katana user is Vaan.

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

List of katana:

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT Muramasa

Katanas can be equipped by the Samurai, Onion Knight, Sword Saint, and by Celia's Assassin job. Each Katana has a specific Iaido ability. There is a chance of a katana will break when its respective Iaido ability is utilized in battle.

List of katana:

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

FFTA Zanmato

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

Sumihomura FFTA2

A new job, the Parivir, is the third class to equip katana, along with the returning Assassins and Ninjas.

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

FFT-0 Katana Icon
Type-0 Katana

Jack's Katana.

Jack wields a katana as his weapon of choice.

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The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

Two katana appears, both classified as swords.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

Three katana appears, all of them classified as swords.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

There are three katana that appear, the Muramas is classified as a sword while both the Masmune and Emperor are classified as Mystic Swords.

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Bravely DefaultEdit

List of katana:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

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

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Nodachi N

The Nodachi

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

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

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Katana Icon
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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

Katanas utilize katana abilities. As a two-handed weapon, a katana cannot be dual wielded. Freelancer, Ninja, and Samurai can equip katanas.

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