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Main Gauche from Final Fantasy XII.

This knife gives the wielder a good chance of blocking attacks, making it useful for both offense and defense.
—Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.

The Main Gauche (マインゴーシュ, Main Gōshu?), also known as Main-Gauche, Parrying Daggers, or Guardian, is a recurring dagger in the Final Fantasy series. It is often one of the weaker, but still powerful weapons for the Thief class, and gives a boost to evade and/or speed.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

II

A knife that raises evasion.
—Description

The Main Gauche provides +10 Evade, 32 Attack, and 70 Accuracy. It can be found in the Dreadnought.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III The Main Gauche provides 35 Attack and +3 Agility, and can be bought in Amur for 7,000 gil or found in Saronia Castle. It can be used by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Thief, Red Mage, Bard, Ninja, and Dark Knight classes.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Knife that sometimes blocks enemy attacks. Can be used with Spellblade.
—Description

The Main Gauche is a dagger found in Karnak Castle and Moore, or dropped from Mindflayer. It has a 25% chance of parrying an enemy's attack, and provides 33 Attack and 36 Accuracy.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

Short dagger that sometimes parries enemy attacks.
—Description

The Main Gauche, originally translated as Guardian, is equippable by Locke and is found in Mt. Kolts. It has an attack power of 59, boosts Speed by 4, Evade by 10. It enables the Runic command even if Locke cannot use Runic.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Main Gauche is the Vigil Weapon corresponding to the Dancer's Mythic Weapon (Terpsichore), found within Nyzul Isle. It can be used to obtain the Weapon skill Pyrrhic Kleos.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Main Gauche is a dagger with 38 Attack Power, 34 Evade and 1.97s charge and 1.2s action time, making it one of the slower daggers, but still fast when compared to other weapons. It is sold in Jahara and Rabanastre for a cost of 3,500 gil. Equipping it requires obtaining the Daggers 3 License for 30 LP.

In the International Zodiac Job System, only the Shikari class may equip the Main Gauche. It requires the Daggers 3 license for 35 LP.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

XV

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Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT The Main Gauche has low power, but a Weapon Evasion of 40%. It can be bought for 3,000 gil after Chapter 3 or found with the Treasure Hunter ability as a rare treasure at Grogh Heights.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

TYPE0 The Main Gauche are called Parrying Daggers in the English version. They are daggers for Rem Tokimiya. They provide 14 Attack Power and can be bought from Roshana for 2400 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

FFCC The Main Gauche is an artifact that increases the Defense of the character by 2.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

FFCCMLaaK Main Gauche is a level 35 Dagger that provides +30 Attack and is bought for 362 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a DarklordEdit

FFCCMLaaD

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL The Main Gauche has an attack of 8 and magic attack of 4 and can inflict paralysis upon attacking. It can only be bought from the multiplayer shop in Spelvia for 6,180 pts.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

The name of this dagger comes from the term "left hand." It is used as a secondary weapon in combination with a long sword, the main weapon. It features a large guide and provides a boost to Evasion comparable to equipping a shield.
—Description

The Main-Gauche is a dagger that increases the wielder's EVD by 20 while boasting a P.ATK of 22. The EVD boost effect can be stacked by dual-wielding. The EVD boost is shared by the Kunai and improved upon by the Yatagarasu, which both deal superior damage, though the Main-Gauche is the only one of the three that can be purchased and it is obtained earliest.

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

The name of this dagger come from the term "left hand." It is used as a secondary weapon in combination with a long sword, the main weapon. It features a large guard and provides a boost to evasion comparable to equipping a shield.
—Description
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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Main Gauche is a knife that provides 15 Attack Power and 20 Hit Rate. It can be bought for 550 gil from Braska, Mt. Verde, Verde, and Yggdrasil and found from Crystal Temple and Castle Liene. It can be equipped by Jobless, Thief, Red Mage, Black Mage, Summoner, Bard, Memorist, Ranger, Dancer, Ninja, and Magus jobs.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia The Main Gauche is a level 15 dagger that increases Attack by 12 and fills the EX Gauge by 15% at the start of a battle.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 The Main Gauche is now at level 1 and increases ATK +11, DEF +2, and fills the player's EX bar by +5% at the start of a battle.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB The Main Gauche borrows its appearance from its Final Fantasy XI incarnation. At its base level, its rare version has an Attack of 760, a Defense of 730, a maximum level of 60, and a Cost of 10. Its rare plus version, at base level, has an Attack of 1160, a Defense of 1170, a maximum level of 80, and a Cost of 15.

Both weapons are classed as Daggers, but the weapons have different leveling rates; the rare Main Gauche has a normal leveling rate, whereas the rare plus Main Gauche has a fast leveling rate.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

This dagger gifts its wielder with a catlike evasion that really annoys enemies.
—Description

Main Gauche grants +1 to Attack. It can be equipped by Thief, Dancer, Locke, and Rinoa.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Main Gauche (VI)
Rarity 3
Daggers11800
103100
204400
255100
Additional stats: Accuracy +89, Evasion +4
Main Gauche (II)
Rarity 3
Daggers11900
103200
204600
255400
Additional stats: Accuracy +89

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE

A dagger with a small shield attached, making it a viable offense and defense.
—Description
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

A dagger with a large hilt that can be used to catch incoming enemy attacks and then parry them. It was mainly used for battle, but was also once a popular decorative piece adorned with family crests, elaborate patterns, and jewels all placed on its unique hilt. The most beautiful of these would usually fetch a hefty sum for its high artistic value.
—Description
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EtymologyEdit

Main gauche means "left hand" in French. The Main Gauche is the name given to a parrying dagger wielded with the left hand, which was used in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, as an off-hand weapon in conjunction with a sword.

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