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FFVIII Masamune

Masamune in Final Fantasy VIII.

Masamune, also known as Masmune, is a recurring ability in the series. It is one of the trademark attacks for Gilgamesh, and usually inflicts heavy non-elemental damage while ignoring the target's Defense. It is generally one of four abilities that Gilgamesh will use at random.


Final Fantasy VIEdit

Masamune is one of the abilities of Gilgamesh that is chosen at random. It deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies, having a Spell Power of 99 and ignoring the target's defense. It costs 99 MP to use as with all of Gilgamesh's abilities. Masamune is the second sword to drop onto the battlefield, and if Gilgamesh uses this attack. Masamune will glow yellow before Gilgamesh attacks the enemy party with it.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Masamune is one of the abilities of Gilgamesh chosen at random, and it deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies, having a base power of 100. The damage formula for Masamune is:[1]

Damage = 100 * Level / 10 + 100 + 100
Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 8
Damage = Damage * 100 / 256

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Masamune is the special ability of Gilgamesh, which inflicts heavy non-elemental physical damage to one enemy while ignoring defense.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

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Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Masamune is an Iaido skill usable by the Samurai job. When used, it causes the effect Ethereal Embrace, which bestows Regen and Haste upon all allies in an area of effect of 3 with no charge time. It costs 900 JP (740 in the PSX version), and in the PSX version, the wielder may shout, "Sword of fury, inject power! Masamune!"

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

Masmune has unlimited uses; it increases a Robot's HP by 99 and Str by 22 when equipped on them. It can be found in Valhalla Palace after defeating Odin. Masmune deals at least 500 damage or more damage regardless defense or modifiers the target possess.



[view  · edit  · purge]The Masamune is named after Masamune Okazaki, the legendary Japanese blacksmith, considered the greatest in history. It is often compared to the Muramasa, though always the better of the two. According to legend, Masamunes are marks of an internal peaceful and calm warrior, the exact opposite of Muramasas.


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