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Artwork of greatswords, ninja swords and rods.

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Scan of some rods.

The following is a list of the weapons in Final Fantasy XII.

Most melee weapons have a chance of performing a random hit combo, while ranged weapons and measures can deal critical hits. Some weapons cannot do either. Some weapons can knockback opponents while others cannot. Some weapons have an elemental affinity, which lets the wielder deal +50% the normal damage with attacks related to the element. Certain weapons can inflict opponents with statuses on hit. Different weapon types vary in charge and action time. Characters perform a different victory pose after a boss battle depending on which weapon they finished the battle equipping.

Several new weapons appear in the International Zodiac Job System version and carried over to The Zodiac Age. Many are higher grade versions of previous weapons, denoted by a letter at the end of their name. They look identical to their original counterparts, but have higher attack power, and many have added effects.

The Shikari Nagasa and Mina were added to replace the Danjuro weapon, and now have different requirements for obtaining, as well as different stats from the Danjuro. Two weapons, Great Trango and Seitengrat, were added in as new ultimate weapons, and have the highest stats. They are invisible when equipped.

Damage formula Edit

Weapons used in the game use various calculations to determine damage. The calculation used is usually determined by the weapon category, however there are some exceptions.

Strength formula

Used by Swords, Greatswords, Spears, and Crossbows. Damage is reduced by target's Defense, and increased by user's Strength.

{\it DMG} = [{\it AttackPower} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) - {\it Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/256]
Magick Power formula

Used by Katana and Staves. Damage is reduced by target's Defense, and increased by user's Strength and Magick Power.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) -{\it Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Magick Power})/256]
Vitality formula

Used by Axes, Hammers, and Hand-bombs. Damage is reduced by target's Defense, increased by user's Strength, Level, and Vitality, and varies more greatly from randomness.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(0\sim 1.111) -{\it Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Vitality})/128]
Speed formula

Used by Daggers, Ninja Swords, and Bows. Damage is reduced by target's Defense, and increased by user's Strength and Speed.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125)]-{\it Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Speed})/218]
Pierce formula

Used by Measures and Guns. Damage is not modified by target's Defense, and varies more greatly from randomness. Unlike other formulas this is not modified by the user's Level.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125)]^2
Mace formula

Used primarily by Maces. Damage is reduced by target's Defense, and increased by user's Magick Power.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) - {\it Defense}] * [1 +{\it Magick POWER} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Magick Power})/256]
Pole formula

Used primarily by Poles. Damage is reduced by Magick Defense, and increased by user's Strength.

{\it DMG} = [{\it Attack Power} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) - {\it Magick Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/256]
Unarmed formula

Used when unarmed. This formula is the same as the regular Strength formula, however it doesn't add 1 to the Strength stat.

{\it DMG} = [{\it AttackPower} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) - {\it Defense}] * [{\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/256]

If the user has the Brawler ability (equipped through either owning the Brawler license or with the Amber Armlet), the Attack Power is instead calculated ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/2.

Unequipped Edit

When unequipped, players attack with "Unarmed". Unarmed uses its own formula similar to the Strength formula but without a +1 boost. Unarmed has a smaller Attack Power than the weapons that use the Strength formula making it an undesirable choice.

However if the player has the Brawler ability (equipped by purchasing the Brawler license and/or equipping the Amber Armlet) then instead of using the Weapon's attack stat it uses ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/2.

NameAtkEva.Rng.Knk​bckElementStatusCTCmb.MtlLicense
Unarmed
FFXII Unarmed Icon
12010265%0
Default: Everyone by dequipping both hands

One-handed weapons Edit

FFXII One-Handed Weapons Menu Icon

One-handed weapons are the most plentiful kind of weapon. Having a character use a one-handed weapon allows them to equip a shield with their other hand, giving them more evasion.

Swords Edit

FFXII Swords Icon

Swords offer a balanced mix of speed, consistency, and power. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. All swords, except for the Stoneblade, add 5 to evasion. Swords can knockback enemies. Swords are among the slower weapons with 2.88s charge, and 1.2s action time. Fastest sword users are Vaan, Balthier and Basch.

Swords' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Strength)/256]

The Knight can equip every sword, and the Time Battlemage and Bushi jobs can equip high level swords, and the Blood Sword respectively if they invest in Espers on the License Board.

Kumbha is classified a one-handed sword. Despite this, it still uses the katana's damage formula in also considering the wielder's Magick stat in calculating damage.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Mythril Sword
(Mithril Sword)
MythrilSword-ffxii
145305%0(300)Smallswords
Treasure: Henne Mines (Phase 2 Dig) / Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield)
Default: Reks
Broadsword
Broadsword-ffxii
145325%1390Swords 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Dalmasca Westersand (Corridor of Sand) / Garamsythe Waterway (Northern Sluiceway)
Drop: Sleipnir (3%)
Steal: Cactoid (3%) / Cactite (3%)
Longsword
Longsword-ffxii
205325%1800Swords 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 10 Channel (Flooded))
Default: Ashe
Iron Sword
IronSword-ffxii
255325%21250Swords 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Bazaar: Iron-forged Blade
Treasure: Dreadnought Leviathan (Starboard Section)
Drop: Razorfin (3%)
Steal: Mimic (3%) / Seeker (10%)
Mythril Blade
(Mithril Blade)
MythrilBlade-ffxii
235305%0(1500)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River) / Necrohol of Nabudis (The Slumbermead)
Default: Basch
Zwill Blade
(Solin Blade)
ZwillBlade-ffxii
305325%11800Swords 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Dreadnought Leviathan (Sub-control Room)
Ancient Sword
AncientSword-ffxii
355On Hit: Petrify (15%)325%12450Swords 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - Refinery)
Steal: Urutan Eater (10%)
Blood Sword
BloodSword-ffxii
385On Hit: Sap (100%)325%1(2880)Blood Sword
Treasure: Tomb of Raithwall (Cloister of Flame) / Mosphoran Highwaste (Rays of Ashen Light) / Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Drop: Seeker (Henne Mines - 1%) / Seeker (Tomb of Raithwall - 1%)
Lohengrin
Lohengrin-ffxii
405325%13200Swords 4
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Nam-Yensa Sandsea (Simoon Bluff)
Flametongue
Flametongue-ffxii
455Effect: Fire325%14000Swords 4
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Bazaar: Burning Blade
Treasure: Giza Plains (Tracks of the Beast) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness) / Ozmone Plain (The Shred) / Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills)
Steal: King Bomb in Trial Mode Stage 21 (uncommon)
Poach: Jelly (5%)
Demonsbane
(Evil Slayer)
Demonsbane-ffxii
515325%15200Swords 5
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (The Yoma) / Paramina Rift (Icebound Flow) / Trial Mode Stage 50 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Yeti (1%)
Icebrand
Icebrand-ffxii
555Effect: Ice325%26000Swords 5
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Span) / Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End)
Drop: Zombie Warrior (1%)
Steal: Mateus (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 16
Hunt: For Whom the Wyrm Tolls (Ring Wyrm)
Platinum Sword
PlatinumSword-ffxii
615325%07400Swords 6
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Treasure: Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Drop: Mandragora (1%)
Steal: Twintania (3%)
Bastard Sword
BastardSword-ffxii
675325%28900Swords 6
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Salikawood (Diverging Way) / Tchita Uplands (Garden of Life's Circle)
Drop: Skulwyrm (Zertinan Caverns - 1%)
Diamond Sword
DiamondSword-ffxii
735325%010600Swords 7
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Bazaar: Warped Blade
Treasure: Phon Coast (Caima Hills) / Tchita Uplands (Garden of Life's Circle)
Runeblade
Runeblade-ffxii
785325%212100Swords 7
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of the Highborn)
Drop: Babil (3%)
Poach: Brainpan (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 45
Reward: Conversations with Ktjn
Deathbringer
Deathbringer-ffxii
835On Hit: KO (12%)325%213700Swords 8
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: The Leering Blade / The Leering Blade
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Steal: Ithuno (3%)
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Stoneblade
(Break Blade)
Stoneblade-ffxii
955325%2(17500)Swords 8
Bazaar: Darksteel Blade
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Reward: Hunt Club
Durandal
Durandal-ffxii
995325%2(19600)Swords 9
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Drop: Velelu (1%)
Great Trango
(Trango Tower)
Trango Tower FFXII Screenshot
15302530%2(0)
Weapon is invisible
Treasure: Pharos - Subterra (Abyssal - South)
Steal: Zodiark (3%)
Karkata
(Blood Sword A)
BloodSword-ffxii
9216On Hit: Confuse (100%)327%1(21600)Karkata
Bazaar: Crimson Blade
Simha
(Durandal A)
Durandal-ffxii
103153210%2(23600)Swords 9
Bazaar: Well-forged Blade
Kumbha
(Masamune I)
Masamune-ffxii
117403135%2(27700)Kumbha
Damage formula: Magick Power; Range: 2; Knockback: 0
Bazaar: Master-crafted Blade


Daggers Edit

FFXII Dagger Icon

Daggers do not deal as much damage as swords, but they make up for it in speed. Many daggers also have useful additional effects. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength and speed, and the enemy's defense. Daggers add 5 Evasion, except the Main Gauche, which adds 34 Evasion. Daggers are the fastest weapons, with the least charge time to perform an attack. Daggers cannot knockback enemies.

Daggers' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125)]-Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Speed)/218]

The Shikari can equip every dagger, and the White Mage job can equip the Orichalcum Dirk and the Platinum Dagger if they buy the Famfrit license.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Dagger
Dagger-ffxii
1452112%1390Daggers 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Giza Plains - The Dry (Gizas South Bank)
Drop: Seeq Thief (25%)
Default: Vaan and Penelo
Mage Masher
MageMasher-ffxii
185On Hit: Silence (15%)2112%1640Daggers 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Op Sector 37)
Assassin's Dagger
(Assassin Dagger)
Assassin'sDagger-ffxii
315On Hit: KO (5%)2112%11920Daggers 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 2)
Steal: Tiamat in Trial Mode Stage 13
Chopper
Chopper-ffxii
405On Hit: Sap (10%)2112%13200Daggers 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Nam-Yensa Sandsea (Simoon Bluff) / Ozmone Plain (The Switchback)
Main Gauche
MainGauche-ffxii
4650215%14230Daggers 3
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Giza Plains (Tracks of the Beast) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness) / Trial Mode Stage 39 (with Diamond Armlet)
Poach: Lesser Chimera (3%)
Gladius
Gladius-ffxii
565Effect: Wind2112%16270Daggers 4
Speed: +1
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (The Yoma) / Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End)
Steal: Lindbur Wolf (3%)
Avenger
Avenger-ffxii
665On Hit: Berserk (10%)2112%18700Daggers 4
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Mosphoran Highwaste (Rays of Ashen Light) / Tchita Uplands (Realm of the Elder Dream)
Orichalcum Dirk
(Orichalcum)
OrichalchumDirk-ffxii
795On Hit: Slow (10%)2112%211700Daggers 5
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (The Highlands) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Hall of the Ivory Covenant)
Steal: Feral Croc (3%)
Platinum Dagger
(Platinum Messer)
PlatinumDagger-ffxii
835On Hit: Immobilize (10%)2112%013700Daggers 5
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Drop:
Steal: Shambling Corpse (1%)
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Zwill Crossblade
(Solin Shape)
ZwillCrossblade-ffxii
8710Effect: Wind2112%2(15200)Daggers 6
Bazaar: Double-bladed Knife
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 11) / Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills)
Drop: Vampyr (1%)
Steal: Deathclaw (3%)
Shikari Nagasa
Danjuro-ffxii
90102112%2(18000)Shikari Nagasa & Mina
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward)
Steal: Vagrant Soul (3%)
Mina
(Shikari Nagasa F)
Danjuro-ffxii
10425On Hit: KO (70%)2115%2(25500)Shikari Nagasa & Mina
Drop: Larva Eater (3%)
Poach: Overlord Trial Mode Stage 72 (5%)


Axes and hammers Edit

Axes and hammers offer a huge boost to attack at the expense of consistency. For example, a sword may consistently do 400 damage to an enemy, but an axe or hammer may do 800 damage to the same enemy, or it may do only 30 damage. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength and vitality, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. Axes attack slightly faster than hammers: axes have 2.39s charge, whereas hammers have 2.63s. Axes and hammers can knockback enemies.

Axes and hammers' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(0~1.111) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Vitality)/128]

Only the Foebreaker can equip them.

Axes Edit

FFXII Axe Icon
NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Handaxe
Handaxe-ffxii
176296%1420Axes & Hammers 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (Banks of the Nebra)
Steal: Steeling (Lhusu Mines - 3%)
Broadaxe
Broadaxe-ffxii
366296%11600Axes & Hammers 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Drop: Tallow (1%)
Steal: Earth Tyrant (common) in Trial Mode Stage 19
Slasher
Slasher-ffxii
546296%14000Axes & Hammers 3
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Giza Plains - The Rains (Gizas North Bank) / Zertinan Caverns (Hourglass Basin) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness) / Ozmone Plain (Field of Light Winds) / Trial Mode Stage 40 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Werewolf (1%)
Hammerhead
Hammerhead-ffxii
816296%18000Axes & Hammers 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (The Yoma) / Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Drop: Gorgimera (Zertinan Caverns - 1%)
Steal: Gorgimera (Sochen Cave Palace - 3%) / Behemoth (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 37
Francisca
Francisca-ffxii
886296%19500Axes & Hammers 5
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Bazaar: War Axe
Treasure: Phon Coast (Limatra Hills) / Tchita Uplands (The Highlands)
Drop: Mimeo (Barheim Passage - 3%) / Cerberus (3%)
Greataxe
Greataxe-ffxii
1106296%212000Axes & Hammers 6
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum)
Drop: Gemhorn (3%)
Poach: Reaver (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 49
Golden Axe
(Gold Axe)
GoldenAxe-ffxii
1206296%2(15000)Axes & Hammers 6
Bazaar: Golden Battle Axe
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of Reason)
Steal: Reaver (Pharos - Subterra - 3%) / High Reaver (3%) / Catoblepas (3%) in Trial Mode Stage 52

Hammers Edit

FFXII Hammer Icon
NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Iron Hammer
(Flail)
IronHammer-ffxii
242328%1900Axes & Hammers 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane)
War Hammer
WarHammer-ffxii
422328%12500Axes & Hammers 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (East Junction) / Phon Coast (The Vaddu Strand)
Steal: Hybrid Gator (3%)
Sledgehammer
Sledgehammer-ffxii
662On Hit: Disable (20%)328%26000Axes & Hammers 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Span) / Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End)
Drop: Tyranorox (1%) / Humbaba (1%)
Morning Star
MorningStar-ffxii
1002328%210000Axes & Hammers 5
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Drop: Ose (3%)
Scorpion Tail
ScorpionTail-ffxii
1242328%2(19000)Axes & Hammers 7
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield)
Drop: Glaring Eye (3%)
Vrscika
(Scorpion Tail F)
ScorpionTail-ffxii
13353220%2(26800)Vrscika
Bazaar: The Scorpion


Maces Edit

FFXII Mace Icon

Damage is calculated based on the weapon's attack, the enemy's defense, and the character's magick power, as opposed to the character's strength. As such, maces are recommended for magick-geared support characters. Maces cannot knockback enemies. Maces have 2.63s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average at attack speed.

Maces' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 +Magic * (Lv+Magick Power)/256]

The Red Battlemage can equip maces.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Mace
Mace-ffxii
174305%0550Maces 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 10 Channel (Flooded))
Bronze Mace
BronzeMace-ffxii
244305%01100Maces 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Shaft Entry)
Drop: Mesmenir (3%)
Bhuj
Bhuj-ffxii
344305%02200Maces 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - East Tanks) / Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - South Tanks)
Poach: Treant (5%)
Miter
Mitre-ffxii
424Effect: Water305%03650Maces 2
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Zertinan Caverns (Hourglass Basin) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness)
Steal: Rain Dancer (3%)
Thorned Mace
ThornedMace-ffxii
534On Hit: Poison (15%)305%05400Maces 3
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Special Op Sector 5) / Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier)
Poach: Malboro King (5%)
Chaos Mace
(Derangment Mace)
ChaosMace-ffxii
694On Hit: Confuse (15%)305%07700Maces 3
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Salikawood (Trunkwall Road) / Tchita Uplands (The Skytrail)
Drop: Cubus in Trial Mode Stage 28 (rare)
Steal: Charybterix (3%)
Doom Mace
(Time Mace)
DoomMace-ffxii
754On Hit: Doom (15%)305%09700Maces 4
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (Oliphzak Rise) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Hall of Slumbering Might)
Drop: Gargoyle Baron (1%)
Steal: Zalera (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 32
Zeus Mace
(Mace of Zeus)
ZeusMace-ffxii
814Potency: Dark305%0(12000)Maces 4
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank) / Pharos - Second Ascent (Station of Suffering)
Drop: Mimeo (Pharos - First Ascent - 3%) / Minibug (1%)
Hunt: The Child Snatcher (Diabolos)
Grand Mace
GrandMace-ffxii
884305%0(14000)Maces 5
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Hunt: Who's The Strongest!? (Pylraster)
Bonebreaker
(Guriguri Banban)
Guriguribanban-ffxii
1030On Hit: Disease (100%), Sap (100%)3010%0(198)
Damage formula: Pierce
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Drop: Omega Mark XII (1%)
Bone of Byblos
ByblosBone-ffxii
10010305%0(2)Maces 5
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 5) / Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward)
Steal: Yiazmat (3%) / Ba'Gamnan (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 59


Measures Edit

FFXII Measure Icon

Measures have low attack ratings, but ignore defense when used, damage being calculated solely on the weapon's attack. Measures also cause beneficial status effects on hit, so they are to be used to strengthen the party without using MP and should generally be switched out for more conventional weapons after being used. Measures add 35 evasion, which, along with the ability to equip shields, makes a character equipped with a measure difficult to hit.

Measures are effective when attacking characters to remove the confuse status since measures do not deal heavy damage yet can confer beneficial statuses. Unlike other melee weapons, measures have a chance of dealing critical hits. Targets cannot parry or block measure attacks, but the wielder can still miss due to bad accuracy. Measures cannot knockback enemies. Measures have the same speed as hammers and maces at 2.63s charge, and 1.2s action time.

Measures' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1\sim 1.125)]^2

The Machinist can take advantage of these weapons to bestow consistent beneficial stats effects to allies without casting magick.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCrt.MtlValueLicense
Gilt Measure
(Slide Rule)
GiltMeasure-ffxii
535On Hit: Protect (70%)320%0(1000)Measures 1
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 11 Channel (Drained)) / Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Drop: Gargoyle (3%)
Arc Scale
(Vulgar Scale)
ArcScale-ffxii
1035On Hit: Shell (70%)320%0(2000)Measures 2
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Special Op Sector 5) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills)
Multiscale
Multiscale-ffxii
1335Effect: FireOn Hit: Bravery (70%)320%0(4000)Measures 2
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 3) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills)
Steal: Bagoly (Phon Coast - 3%) / Apsara (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 31
Cross Scale
CrossScale-ffxii
1635Effect: ThunderOn Hit: Invisible (70%)320%0(8000)Measures 3
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills) / Nabreus Deadlands (Field of the Fallen Lord)
Steal: Alraune King (Feywood - 3%)
Caliper
(1/1000 Caliper)
Caliper-ffxii
1935Effect: WindOn Hit: Haste (70%)320%0(16000)Measures 3
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills) / Great Crystal (Sirhru Phullam Praa)
Steal: Reaper (3%)
Hunt: Rodeo to the Death (Braegh)
Euclid's Sextant
(Euclid Ruler)
Euclid'sSextant-ffxii
2435Effect: HolyOn Hit: Bubble (70%)320%0(32000)Measures 4
Weapon does not inflict damage when On Hit status lands
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield)
Hunt: A Wild Stench (Wild Malboro)

Two-handed weapons Edit

FFXII Two-Handed Weapon Menu Icon

Two-handed weapons do not allow the equipping of a shield, but do offer more damage than one-handed weapons, and sometimes even attack faster.

Greatswords Edit

FFXII Greatsword Icon

Greatswords are generally more difficult to come by than regular swords. They deliver consistent heavy damage and should be equipped by the player's primary damage dealers. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. Greatswords can knockback enemies, apart from the Sword of Kings and the Treaty-Blade. Greatswords attack faster than regular swords with 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time.

Greatswords' damage calculation:

{\it DMG} = [{\it AttackPower} * {\rm Random}(1\sim 1.125) - {\it Defense}] * [1 + {\it Strength} * ({\it Lv}+{\it Strength})/256]

The Knight can equip every greatsword. The Red Battlemage can equip every greatsword besides the Excalibur, Excalipur and the Tournesol, albeit with the help of Espers unlocking the License Board. The White Mage can also unlock the first three greatswords with Esper assistance.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Claymore
Claymore-ffxii
8320358%2(12500)Greatswords 1
Treasure: Draklor Laboratory (67th Floor - Room 6711 West) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills) / Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Poach: Spee (5%)
Defender
Defender-ffxii
9037355%2(14800)Greatswords 2
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road) / Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Drop: Leynir (1%)
Steal: Orthros (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 41
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Save the Queen
SavetheQueen-ffxii
9220358%216000Greatswords 2
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Attenuated Greatsword
Treasure: Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum)
Hunt: The Creature Collector (Goliath)
Ultima Blade
UltimaBlade-ffxii
10920358%2(33600)Greatswords 3
Bazaar: Ultimate Blade
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield) / Pharos - Third Ascent (Spire Ravel - 2nd Flight)
Steal: Humbaba Mistant (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 64
Reward: Hunt Club
Ragnarok
Ragnarok-ffxii
11720On Hit: Immobilize (25%)358%2(42000)Greatswords 4
Hunt: Fishy Dreams (Ixion
Excalibur
Excalibur-ffxii
12725Effect: Holy358%2(0)Excalibur
Treasure: Great Crystal (Crystal Peak)
Steal: Humbaba Mistant (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 64
Tournesol
Tournesol-ffxii
138303510%0(56000)Tournesol
Bazaar: The Sunflower
Wyrmhero Blade
(Tolo's Sword)
WyrmheroBlade-ffxii
13150Effect: HolyEquip: Bravery, Faith9980%2(0)
Bazaar: Dragon Crest
Steal: Trial Mode:Stage 50 (Famfrit(3%))
Excalipur
Excalibur-ffxii
120200%0(20)Excalipur
Damage formula: Pierce; Knockback: 0; Critical rate: 20%
Hunt: Battle on the Big Bridge (Gilgamesh and Enkidu)
Treaty-Blade
(Oath Sword)
TreatyBlade-ffxii
67303025%5(0)
Knockback: 0; Weapon cannot be sold
Reward: After plot events in Giruvegan
Sword of Kings
(Supreme King's Sword)
SwordofKings-ffxii
5303020%5(0)
Knockback: 0; Weapon cannot be sold
Steal: Belias (common) in Trial Mode Stage 10
Reward: After plot events in the Stilshrine of Miriam


Katana Edit

FFXII Katana Icon

Katana have lower attack than greatswords, but they make up for it with their higher chance of combo attacks. The player can take advantage of the katana's propensity for combos by equipping Genji Gloves, which increase the rate of combo attacks.

Damage is calculated based on the weapon's attack, the enemy's defense, and the character's strength and magick power. The last factor allows even a magick-geared character to become a melee damage dealer when equipped with a katana. Katana cannot knockback enemies. All katana have 2.39s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed. Fastest katana users are Balthier and Basch.

Katana's damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Magick Power)/256]

Katana are equipped by the Bushi.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Kotetsu
Kotetsu-ffxii
16154120%1500Katana 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 11 Channel (Flooded))
Steal: Steeling (Barheim Passage - 3%)
Osafune
(Bizen Osafune)
Osafune-ffxii
26173120%11300Katana 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Shaft Entry)
Kogarasumaru
Kogarasumaru-ffxii
40193120%12500Katana 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (East Junction) / Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - South Tanks)
Drop: Wu (1%)
Magoroku
(Magoroku Kanemoto)
Magoroku-ffxii
50213120%14000Katana 2
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Giza Plains (Tracks of the Beast) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness) / Trial Mode Stage 44 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Urutan Exile (3%)
Murasame
Murasame-ffxii
6223Effect: Water3120%25800Katana 3
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (West Annex) / Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier)
Poach: Pyrolisk (5%)
Kiku-ichimonji
Kiku-ichimonji-ffxii
71253120%27700Katana 3
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason) / Mosphoran Highwaste (Summit Path) / Tchita Uplands (Garden of Life's Circle)
Drop: Scythe Mantis (1%)
Reward: Hunt Club
Yakei
(Jagei Hakkei)
Yakei-ffxii
8327On Hit: Poison (10%)3120%29300Katana 4
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (The Lost Way) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of Distant Song)
Drop: Baknamy [Unarmed] (Nabreus Deadlands - 1%) / Baknamy [Dagger] (Nabreus Deadlands - 1%) / Baknamy [Gun] (Nabreus Deadlands - 1%)
Ame-no-Murakumo
AmenoMurakumo-ffxii
9629Effect: Wind3120%211600Katana 4
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Samurai's Katana
Treasure: Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum)
Steal: Etherian (3%)
Reward: Hunt Club
Muramasa
Muramasa-ffxii
104313120%2(15000)Katana 4
Treasure: Pharos - Second Ascent (The Bounds of Truth) / Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Drop: Crypt Bunny (3%)
Steal: Avenger (3%)
Masamune
Masamune-ffxii
111333130%2(18000)Masamune
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 7)
Reward: Hunt Club


Ninja swords Edit

FFXII Ninja Sword Icon

Ninja swords have an even higher chance of combo attacks than katana, so using the same equipment strategy as with katana will yield even more combo attacks.

Ninja swords cause dark-elemental damage and are thus useless against the undead. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength and speed, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. All ninja swords add 20 to evasion. Ninja swords cannot knockback enemies. Ninja swords are among the fastest weapons at 1.97s charge and 1.2s action time; only daggers are faster. Fastest ninja sword users are Balthier and Penelo.

Ninja swords are stronger compared to the original release and most are non-elemental instead of Dark; Koga Blade is now Earth-elemental, Iga Blade is now Water, and the Yagyu Darkblade stays Dark-elemental. They are used by the Shikari job.

Ninja swords' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Speed)/218]
NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Ashura
Ashura-ffxii
7210On Hit: Blind (5%)2212%1(6300)Ninja Swords 1
Treasure: Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills)
Poach: Aeros (5%)
Sakura-saezuri
Sakurasaezuri-ffxii
7712On Hit: Slow (8%)2215%1(7930)Ninja Swords 1
Treasure: Sochen Cave Palace (Falls of Time) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills)
Drop: Midgardsormr (3%)
Kagenui
(Shadow Binding)
Kagenui-ffxii
8113On Hit: Slow (10%)2218%1(8900)Ninja Swords 1
Bazaar: Jag-tooth Ninja Sword
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Span) / Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills)
Drop: Striker (1%)
Koga Blade
(Kōga Ninja Sword)
KogaBlade-ffxii
8715Effect: Earth2222%2(9800)Ninja Swords 3
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 3) / Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Drop: Ash Wyrm (3%)
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Iga Blade
(Iga Ninja Sword)
IgaBlade-ffxii
8715Effect: Water2222%2(11200)Ninja Swords 2
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 9) / Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Drop: Bogey (1%)
Orochi
Orochi-ffxii
9418On Hit: Disable (10%)2225%2(12200)Ninja Swords 1
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 11) / Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward)
Steal: Biding Mantis (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 62
Reward: Hunt Club
Yagyu Darkblade
(Yagyū Jet Black)
YagyuDarkblade-ffxii
9824Effect: DarkOn Hit: Doom (20%)2428%2(15000)Yagyu Darkblade & Mesa
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield) / Great Crystal (Sirhru Jilaam Pratii'vaa)
Drop: Bombshell (3%)
Mesa
(Orochi N)
Orochi-ffxii
10232On Hit: Poison (20%)2232%2(21000)Yagyu Darkblade & Mesa
Bazaar: Serpent Blade


Spears Edit

FFXII Spear Icon

The Zodiac Spear is a difficult-to-come-by weapon which has the highest Attack in the original version. Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. Spears add 8 to evasion. Spears can knockback enemies. Spears are among the faster weapons with 2.14s charge and 1.2s action time, second only to daggers and ninja swords.

Spears' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Strength)/256]

Almost all mid to late-game spears received damage buffs compared to the original release, with the high level Gungnir, Dragon Whisker and Zodiac Spears now being able to inflict Disable as well. Spears are used by the Uhlan job.

Spears can hit flying enemies in the Zodiac versions.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Javelin
Javelin-ffxii
168284%1500Spears 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Bazaar: Light Spear
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (North Spur Sluiceway)
Spear
Spear-ffxii
268284%11300Spears 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Partisan
Partisan-ffxii
348284%12300Spears 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Dreadnought Leviathan (Port Section)
Heavy Lance
HeavyLance-ffxii
428On Hit: Slow (10%)284%23500Spears 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Nam-Yensa Sandsea (The Urutan-Yensa Sea) / Ozmone Plain (Field of Fallen Wings)
Drop: Fideliant (3%)
Storm Spear
(Lightning Spear)
StormSpear-ffxii
538Effect: Thunder284%25600Spears 3
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Icebound Flow) / Tchita Uplands (Realm of the Elder Dream) / Trial Mode Stage 49 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Garuda-Egi (1%)
Obelisk
Obelisk-ffxii
688284%29200Spears 3
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (Broken Sands) / Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Drop: Anchag (3%)
Halberd
Halberd-ffxii
758284%211200Spears 4
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Treasure: Phon Coast (Cape Tialan) / Tchita Uplands (Oliphzak Rise)
Steal: Cubus (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 28
Hunt: Get My Stuff Back! (Vyraal)
Trident
Trident-ffxii
858Effect: Ice284%213500Spears 4
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Forked Spear
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Steal: Bangaa Thief (3%)
Holy Lance
HolyLance-ffxii
918Effect: Holy284%215700Spears 5
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum)
Poach: Gizamaluk (5%)
Reward: Hunt Club
Gungnir
Gungnir-ffxii
958Effect: FireOn Hit: Disable (10%)284%2(17800)Spears 5
Bazaar: Engraved Spear
Treasure: Pharos - First Ascent (Wellspring Ravel - 3rd Flight)
Drop: Bune (3%)
Dragon Whisker
DragonWhisker-ffxii
1008On Hit: Disable (15%)284%1(20000)Dragon Whisker
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Lasche Span) / Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Steal: War-chief Supinelu (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 53
Vrsabha
(Dragon Whisker L)
DragonWhisker-ffxii
10840On Hit: Disable (50%)2810%1(25000)Vrsabha
Drop: Evil Spirit (3%)
Zodiac Spear
(Strongest Halberd)
ZodiacSpear-ffxii
1418284%2(40000)Zodiac Spear
Treasure: Henne Mines (Special Charter Shaft)
Steal: Biding Mantis (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 62
Reward: Hunt Club


Poles Edit

FFXII Pole Icon

Like katana and ninja swords, poles are prone to combo attacks. The player can equip the Genji Gloves to maximize on poles' combo attack potential.

Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's magick defense, making it especially devastating to un-Shelled enemies and enemies with low magick defense. Poles add 25 to evasion and can knockback enemies. Poles' attack speed is average at 2.47s charge and 1.2s action time. Fastest pole users are Fran and Basch, but Basch's combo with them is faster.

Poles' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) - Magick Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Strength)/256]

Poles can be used by the Monk job. Poles can hit flying enemies in the Zodiac versions.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCmb.MtlValueLicense
Oaken Pole
(Oak Pole)
Javelin-ffxii
15302515%0450Poles 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 11 Channel (Flooded))
Drop: Specter (3%)
Cypress Pole
(Cypress Pile)
CypressPole-ffxii
2230Effect: Earth2515%0960Poles 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Bazaar: Wooden Pole
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane)
Battle Bamboo
BattleBamboo-ffxii
34302515%02310Poles 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 2)
Musk Stick
(Musk Ladle)
MuskStick-ffxii
39302515%03040Poles 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Primary Tank Complex) / Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - South Tanks)
Iron Pole
IronPole-ffxii
4630On Hit: Slow (10%)2515%24230Poles 3
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Bazaar: Iron-forged Pole
Treasure: Giza Plains - The Rains (Gizas North Bank)) / Zertinan Caverns (Halls of Ardent Darkness) / Trial Mode Stage 43 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Great Malboro (1%) / Clay Golem (3%)
Six-fluted Pole
(Hexagon Pole)
Sixflutedpole-ffxii
5930Potency: Water2515%06960Poles 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (West Annex) / Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier)
Drop: Seeq Cateran (1%)
Steal: Cubus (common) in Trial Mode Stage 28
Gokuu Pole
(Gokū Pole)
GokuuPole-ffxii
72302515%010360Poles 4
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Salikawood (Trunkwall Road) / Tchita Uplands (The Skytrail)
Steal: Wendigo (3%)
Zephyr Pole
(Aerial)
ZephyrPole-ffxii
7230Effect: Wind2515%010360Poles 5
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (Sundered Earth) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Hall of the Ivory Covenant)
Poach: Bandercoeurl (5%)
Ivory Pole
IvoryPole-ffxii
83302515%013770Poles 5
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Elegant Pole
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Drop: Etém (3%)
Sweep
(Paddle Pole)
Sweep-ffxii
88302515%015480Poles 6
Shop: Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills) / Ridorana Cataract (Path of Hidden Blessing)
Steal: Skulwyrm (Great Crystal - 3%)
Poach: Deidar (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 45
Eight-fluted Pole
(Octagon Pole)
Eightflutedpole-ffxii
91302515%0(17500)Poles 6
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills)
Drop: Etherian (3%)
Steal: Abelisk (3%)
Reward: Hunt Club
Whale Whisker
WhaleWhisker-ffxii
108302515%023320Whale Whisker
Shop: Lhusu Mines (Site 6 North) / Cerobi Steppe (Tsenoble)
Steal: Master Joe (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 66
Kanya
(Whale Whisker N)
WhaleWhisker-ffxii
11235On Hit: Immobilize (10%)2535%0(27700)Kanya
Bazaar: Whisker of the Beast


Rods Edit

FFXII Rod Icon

Like maces, rods are well-suited to magick-geared characters since they increase the wielder's magick power and MP. A couple of rods grant beneficial status effects on hit. Rods may end up being a more efficient choice for casters later in the game as the MP bonuses they grant when multiplied by the Quickening bonuses are more substantial than the small Magick Power bonuses granted by staves.

Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. Rods add 6 to evasion and never deal hit combos or critical hits. Rods can knockback enemies. Rods are among the slower weapons with 2.72s charge and 1.2s action time.

Rods' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Strength)/256]

Rods are used by the White Mage job.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusMax MPMgk PwrCTMtlValueLicense
Rod
Rod-ffxii
166±0+2330510Rods 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Op Sector 36)
Serpent Rod
(Snake Rod)
SerpentRod-ffxii
256Effect: Ice±0+23301250Rods 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 2)
Drop: Viper (1%)
Hunt: A Ring in the Rain (Croakadile)
Healing Rod
HealingRod-ffxii
76On Hit: Regen (100%)±0+23302590Rods 2
Damage formula: Pierce
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (East Junction)
Poach: Wild Onion (3%)
Gaia Rod
(Earth Rod)
GaiaRod-ffxii
436Effect: Earth±0+23303700Rods 2
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier) / Trial Mode Stage 50 (with Diamond Armlet)
Hunt: Trouble in the Hills (Atomos)
Power Rod
PowerRod-ffxii
566±0+33304950Rods 3
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier) / Stillshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Drop: Focalor (3%)
Steal: Apsara (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 31
Empyrean Rod
(Heaven Rod)
EmpyreanRod-ffxii
606±0+23306000Rods 3
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Treasure: Phon Coast (Pora-Pora Sands) / Tchita Uplands (Realm of the Elder Dream)
Steal: Apsara (3%)
Holy Rod
HolyRod-ffxii
636Effect: Holy
Potency: Holy
±0+4330(7300)Rods 4
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road) / Great Crystal (Bhrum Pis Avaa)
Rod of Faith
(Faith Rod)
RodofFaith-ffxii
216On Hit: Faith (60%)±0+6330(8800)Rod of Faith
Damage formula: Pierce
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Steal: Exodus (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 68
Reward: Obtainable on Mt Bur-Omisace after Behemoth King hunt


Staves Edit

FFXII Staff Icon

Staves are well-suited to magick-geared characters as some boost elemental magick spells; for example, casting Blizzaga with a Glacial Staff will cause more damage than without it.

When used for physical attacks, damage is calculated based on the character's strength and magick power, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. Staves add 8 to evasion and never deal hit combos or critical hits, but can knockback enemies. Staves are among the slower weapons with 2.8s charge and 1.2s action time.

Staves' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Magick Power)/256]

Staves can be used by Black Mages.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusMgk PwrCTMtlValueLicense
Oak Staff
OakStaff-ffxii
158+2340450Staves 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Op Sector 37)
Cherry Staff
(Cherry Blossom Staff)
CherryStaff-ffxii
208Potency: Wind+3340800Staves 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane)
Wizard's Staff
Wizard'sStaff-ffxii
268+43401350Staves 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - East Tanks)
Drop: Zu (3%)
Flame Staff
FlameStaff-ffxii
348Potency: Fire+43402250Staves 3
Shop: Jahara / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Tomb of Raithwall (Northfall Passage)
Drop: Dustia (3%)
Storm Staff
(Lightning Staff)
StormStaff-ffxii
368Potency: Thunder+43402590Staves 3
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Trial Mode Stage 49 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Pineapple (3%)
Glacial Staff
(Ice Staff)
GlacialStaff-ffxii
388Potency: Ice+53403000Staves 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Barheim Passage (Special Op Sector 5) / Paramina Rift (Pithead Junction B)
Drop: Baritine Croc (Paramina Rift - 1%)
Golden Staff
(Gold Staff)
GoldenStaff-ffxii
428+63404200Staves 4
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Stillshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason) / Mosphoran Highwaste (Summit Path)
Drop: Oiling (1%)
Judicer's Staff
(Judgment Staff)
Judicer'sStaff-ffxii
488On Hit: Stop (15%)+73405300Staves 5
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Treasure: Phon Coast (Limatra Hills) / Tchita Uplands (Garden of Life's Circle / Trial Mode Stage 68 (with Diamond Armlet)
Steal: Golem (3%) / Vishno (common) in Trial Mode Stage 45
Cloud Staff
CloudStaff-ffxii
49Potency: Thunder, Wind, Water+7340(6700)Staves 5
Speed: +3
Bazaar: Mystic Staff
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills) / Great Crystal (Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa)
Steal: Dheed (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 67
Staff of the Magi
(Sage Staff)
StaffoftheMagi-ffxii
538Potency: Ice, Wind, Holy+8340(9500)Staff of the Magi
Vitality: +5
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Hunters' Camp) / Great Crystal (Sirhru Phullam Praa'vaa)
Drop: Oversoul (1%)
Reward: Hunt Club

Ranged weapons Edit

FFXII Ranged Weapon Menu Icon

Though ranged weapons usually take longer to use and do not allow the equipping of a shield, they allow characters with lower defenses to attack from a distance. Ranged weapons enable one to physically attack a flying enemy.

A party equipped with ranged weapons tends to spread out more during battle, causing an enemy's area attacks to likely hit fewer of the player's party members. This is especially helpful if the enemy can use third-level black magick or cast spells like Disable and Stop in an area. Instead of combos, ranged weapons can deal critical hits.

Bows Edit

FFXII Bow Icon

Enemies cannot counter bow and arrow attacks, but their accuracy is adversely affected by bad weather, like rain and snowstorms.

Damage is calculated based on the character's strength and speed, the combined attack of the bow and arrow and the enemy's defense. Bows do not offer an evasion bonus. Bows can knockback enemies. Bows are among the slowest weapons with 2.96s charge, and 1.4s action time.

Bows can be used by the Archer.

Bows' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125)]-Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Speed)/218]
NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCrt.MtlValueLicense
Shortbow
Shortbow-ffxii
150365%0450Bows 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Bazaar: Bow & Bodkin
Treasure: Dalmasca Estersand (Banks of the Nebra)
Drop: Slaven (Giza Plains - The Dry - 3%)
Default: Fran
Silver Bow
SilverBow-ffxii
190365%1720Bows 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Aevis Killer
AevisKiller-ffxii
250365%01250Bows 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Drop: Slaven (Lhusu Mines - 3%)
Killer Bow
KillerBow-ffxii
360365%02500Bows 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dalmasca Westersand / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - Refinery)
Reward: From Supinelu in Jahara (sold the Jaya Stick)
Longbow
Longbow-ffxii
485360%04600Bows 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Arrows Alight
Elfin Bow
ElfinBow-ffxii
540365%05830Bows 4
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Frozen Brook) / Trial Mode Stage 48 (with Diamond Armlet)
Steal: Malboro (Golmore Jungle - 3%)
Hunt: A Scream from the Sky (Wyvern Lord)
Loxley Bow
(Locksley Bow)
LoxleyBow-ffxii
600365%07200Bows 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Bazaar: Hollow-shaft Arrows
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End) / Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Drop: Wyrdhare (1%)
Steal: Cultsworn Lich (3%)
Reward: Viera Matchmaking
Giant Stonebow
(Stone Bow)
GiantStonebow-ffxii
730365%010650Bows 5
Shop: Mosphoran Highwaste / Phon Coast
Treasure: Mosphoran Highwaste (Northern Skirts) / Tchita Uplands (The Skytrail)
Burning Bow
BurningBow-ffxii
770Potency: Fire365%011850Bows 5
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (Garden of Life's Circle) / Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of Distant Song)
Drop: Dive Talon (1%)
Hunt: Lost in the Pudding (White Mousse)
Traitor's Bow
Traitor'sBow-ffxii
820365%013500Bows 6
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Drop: Pumpkin Star (Feywood - 3%)
Steal: Adrammelech (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 35
Yoichi Bow
Yoichi'sBow-ffxii
890365%015800Bows 6
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum)
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Perseus Bow
PerseusBow-ffxii
920365%016900Bows 7
Shop: Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills) / Pharos - First Ascent (Wellspring Ravel - 2nd Flight)
Bazaar: Permafrost Bow & Quiver
Drop: Bug (1%)
Artemis Bow
ArtemisBow-ffxii
940365%0(17600)Bows 7
Bazaar: Bow of the Moon Goddess
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road) / Great Crystal (Uldobi Phullam Pratii'dii)
Steal: Tyrant (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 55
Reward: Hunt Club
Sagittarius
(Sagittaria of Fate)
SagittariusBow-ffxii
970365%0(19000)Sagittarius
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield)
Steal: Luxollid (3%)
Dhanusha
(Sagittaria of Fate A)
SagittariusBow-ffxii
109103620%0(24800)Dhanusha
Bazaar: Silver Bow
Seitengrat
Seitengrat FFXII Screenshot
224751025%0(0)
Range: 20; Weapon is invisible
Treasure: Skyferry (Air Deck)


Crossbows Edit

FFXII Crossbow Icon

Enemies cannot parry or counter crossbow attacks, though the attacks have an increased chance of simply missing altogether.

Damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the combined attack of the crossbow and bolt, and the enemy's defense. Crossbows are the fastest ranged weapons at 2.3s charge and 1.4s action. Crossbows add 5 to evasion and their accuracy is lowered in bad weather. Crossbows cannot knockback enemies.

Crossbows' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Strength)/256]

Crossbows can be used by the Time Battlemage job.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCrt.MtlValueLicense
Bowgun
Bowgun-ffxii
215247%1880Crossbows 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway - (No. 10 Channel (Flooded))
Steal: Alraune (3%)
Crossbow
Crossbow-ffxii
315247%11900Crossbows 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Bazaar: Ranger's Crossbow
Treasure: Dreadnought Leviathan (Port Section)
Paramina Crossbow
(Paramina Bow)
ParaminaCrossbow-ffxii
425247%13300Crossbows 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Central Junction) / Tomb of Raithwall (Southfall Passage)
Steal: White Wolf (3%) / Ghast (3%)
Recurve Crossbow
(Cross Recurve)
RecurveCrossbow-ffxii
575247%16400Crossbows 2
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Bazaar: Huntsman's Crossbow
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Icebound Flow) / Trial Mode Stage 46 (with Diamond Armlet)
Steal: Balloon (3%)
Reward: From Supinelu in Jahara (gave the Jaya Stick)
Hunting Crossbow
(Hunting Bow)
HuntingCrossbow-ffxii
705247%29500Crossbows 3
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Bazaar: Blindflight Quarrels
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End) / Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason)
Steal: Tarasque (3%) / Zalera (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 32
Hunt: Befoulment of the Beast (Feral Retriever)
Reward: Conversations with Ktjn
Penetrator Crossbow
(Penetrator)
PenetratorCrossbow-ffxii
795247%212600Crossbows 3
Shop: Archades / Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Scout's Crossbow
Treasure: Tchita Uplands (The Skytrail) / Nabreus Deadlands (Hall of Effulgent Light)
Gastrophetes
(Gastraphetes)
Gastrophetes-ffxii
845247%2(15700)Crossbows 4
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Steal: Pallicant (3%) / Tyrant (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 55
Tula
(Gastraphetes S)
Gastrophetes-ffxii
915247%2(20500)Crossbows 4
Treasure: Pharos - Second Ascent (Station of Suffering)
Reward: Hunt Club


Guns Edit

FFXII Gun Icon

Guns take almost twice as long to use as other weapons, but they make up for it by having perfect accuracy. Enemies cannot parry, block, or counter gun attacks. Guns ignore an enemy's defense, meaning that damage is calculated solely by the combined attack of the gun and its bullets. Guns add 10 to evasion and can knockback enemies. Guns are the slowest weapons apart from Wyrmhero Blade, at 4.2s charge, and 1.4s action time.

Guns' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(1~1.125)]^2

Guns can be used by the Mechanist. The Shikari also has access to the notably powerful late game guns, if they unlock Shemhazai on the License Board.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTCrt.MtlValueLicense
Altair
Altair-ffxii
610505%1400Guns 1
Shop: Rabanastre / Giza Plains - The Dry / Barheim Passage
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (East Waterway Control)
Default: Balthier
Capella
Capella-ffxii
810505%1900Guns 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Nalbina Fortress / Barheim Passage
Bazaar: Marksman's Delight
Treasure: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Subterrane)
Vega
Vega-ffxii
1310505%11400Guns 2
Shop: Rabanastre / Bhujerba / Dreadnought Leviathan
Bazaar: Rain of Tears
Treasure: Dreadnought Leviathan (Sub-control Room)
Drop: Axebeak (3%)
Sirius
Sirius-ffxii
1710505%12600Guns 3
Shop: Rabanastre / Nam-Yensa Sandsea / Tomb of Raithwall / Jahara / Balfonheim Port
Treasure: Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Primary Tank Complex) / Nam-Yensa Sandsea (Simoon Bluff)
Steal: Wooly Gator (3%)
Betelgeuse
(Betelguese)
Betelgeuse-ffxii
2210505%14500Guns 3
Shop: Eruyt Village / Mt Bur-Omisace
Treasure: Paramina Rift (Karydine Glacier) / Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills) / Trial Mode Stage 47 (with Diamond Armlet)
Drop: Barmuu (1%)
Ras Algethi
RasAlgethi-ffxii
2910505%16000Guns 4
Shop: Mt Bur-Omisace / Mosphoran Highwaste
Treasure: Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason) / Salikawood (Diverging Way)
Steal: Adrammelech (common) in Trial Mode Stage 35
Poach: Phyllo (5%)
Aldebaran
Aldebaran-ffxii
3310505%17700Guns 4
Shop: Phon Coast / Archades
Treasure: Phon Coast (The Hakawea Shore) / Tchita Uplands (The Lost Way)
Drop: Bangaa Pirate (1%)
Spica
Spica-ffxii
3810505%211000Guns 5
Shop: Balfonheim Port
Bazaar: Armor-piercing Shot
Treasure: Feywood (The Edge of Reason)
Poach: Shadonir (5%)
Antares
Antares-ffxii-weapon
4110505%2(13000)Guns 5
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road) / Pharos - Third Ascent (Spire Ravel - 1st Flight)
Drop: Deidar (3%)
Arcturus
Arcturus-ffxii
4510505%2(20000)Guns 6
Bazaar: Late-model Rifle
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 5) / Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills)
Fomalhaut
Fomalhaut-ffxii
5210505%2(26000)Guns 6
Treasure: Henne Mines (Phase 2 Dig) / Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Mithuna
(Aldebaran Y)
Aldebaran-ffxii
66255010%1(31500)Mithuna
Bazaar: Mudslinger

Hand-bombs Edit

FFXII Hand Bomb Icon

Similar to axes and hammers, hand-bombs offer the chance of heavy damage at the expense of consistency. They may inflict heavy damage or hardly any damage at all.

Damage is calculated based on the character's strength and vitality, the combined attack of the hand-bomb and bomb, and the enemy's defense. Hand-bombs offer no evasion bonus and never deal hit combos or critical hits. Hand-bombs cannot knockback enemies. Hand-bombs have 2.8s charge and 1.4s action time, average attack speed for a ranged weapon.

Hand-bombs' damage calculation:

DMG = [Attack Power * Random(0~1.111) -Defense] * [1 + Strength * (Lv+Vitality)/128]

Hand-bombs can be used by the Foebreaker. The Black Mage and the Mechanist can also access mid to late-game hand-bombs by unlocking various Espers.

NameAtkEva.ElementStatusCTMtlValueLicense
Hornito
Hornito-ffxii
660330(5000)Hand-bombs 1
Treasure: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 10 Channel (Drained)) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills)
Drop: Emperor Aevis (1%)
Steal: Earth Tyrant (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 19
Fumarole
Fumarole-ffxii
710Potency: Water330(7200)Hand-bombs 2
Bazaar: Noisome Incendiaries
Treasure: Barheim Passage (West Annex) / Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills
Steal: Archaeosaur (3%)
Tumulus
Tumulus-ffxii
760330(9800)Hand-bombs 2
Bazaar: Oil-Soaked Incendiaries
Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 3) / Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Drop: Seeq Explorer (1%)
Reward: Great cockatrice escape
Caldera
Caldera-ffxii
830330(12800)Hand-bombs 3
Bazaar: Devastating Incendiaries
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills) / Great Crystal (Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii)
Drop: Cataract Aevis (1%)
Steal: Ba'Gamnan (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 59
Volcano
(Vulcanian)
Volcano-ffxii
900330(15000)Hand-bombs 3
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward)
Steal: Wild Malboro (rare) in Trial Mode Stage 69
Hunt: Paying for the Past (Catoblepas)
Makara
(Vulcanian T)
Volcano-ffxii
960330(20000)Makara
Treasure: Henne Mines (Phase 2 Dig) / Henne Mines (Phase 2 Shaft)

NPC weapons Edit

The following are weapons of the guests.

Weapon Attack CritCritical rate Element On-hit Cost License Zodiac License
Chirijiraden
Chirijiraden-ffxii
75 5% None None
Reddas's main weapon, gives 15 to Evade.
Ninja Knife
NinjaKnife-ffxii
0 0% None None
Reddas's secondary weapon, it acts like a shield and gives 25 to Evade.
Joyeuse
Joyeuse-ffxii
30 None None
Larsa's main weapon, gives 15 to Evade.
Swordbreaker
Swordbreaker-ffxii
0 0% None None
Larsa's secondary weapon, it acts like a shield and gives 20 to Evade.
Nightmare
Nightmare-ffxii-weapon
30 None None
Vossler's weapon.

Dummied weapons Edit

The following weapons are dummied out. Two out of the three weapons are fully functional.

Hero's Blade appears in Ashe's promotional posterAshe army as the sword she is wielding, and in the opening cutscene where King Raminas gives the sword to Rasler. The weapon may have had some storyline significance that was cut.

Weapon Attack Combo rate Element On-hit Cost License
Flimsy Blade
Broadsword-ffxii
21 None
Classified as a one-handed sword.
Hero's Blade
Hero'sBlade-ffxii
15 None
Classified as a one-handed sword, it makes a unique sound when it hits enemies and it has a menu picture.
Hero's Blade Sound
Cudgel 100 None
Classified as a one-handed hammer. Cudgel is an incomplete weapon and doesn't have weapon model, attacking with it makes the user attack with his/her fist.

The following weapon models have no names but do appear in the game data. They were not used as weapons, but can be seen in shops and other buildings as background decoration.

Other appearances Edit

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