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The Mythril Blade is a weapon in Final Fantasy XII. It is Basch's initial weapon. In the original version the weapon equipped to Basch is the only instance of this weapon and it cannot be obtained in any other way, while in the Zodiac versions it can also be obtained in the Cerobi Steppe and Necrohol of Nabudis, as well as the Trial Mode.

In the Zodiac versions the Mythril Blade does not require a license and therefore any character regardless of class can equip it.

This weapon shouldn't be confused with the weaker Mythril Sword initially equipped to Reks (and Vaan in the original version).

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Mythril Blade is a weapon.

EtymologyEdit

The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".