A katana that strikes like a savage serpent.
The Orochi is the second-strongest ninja sword, being beaten by the Yagyu Darkblade. It provides +72 Attack, 20% Combo rate, is Dark elemental, and has a 10% chance to inflict Disable on hit. Ninja swords are among the fastest weapons with 1.97s charge and 1.2s action time; only daggers are faster. It can be bought from the Bazaar for 15,200 gil after selling Coeurl Whisker x2, Sickle-Blade x2, and Cancer Gem x3. It requires 45 LP and the Ninja Swords 2 license in order to equip.
In the Zodiac versions, the Orochi is now the third strongest ninja sword that provides 94 Attack, 18 Evade, 25% Combo Rate, has a 10% chance of Disable and is now non-elemental. It can be found as a treasure in the Lhusu Mines (Site 11) or Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward) or from the Hunt Club sidequest.
The stronger version, Mesa provides 102 Attack 32 Evade, 32% Combo Rate, has a 20% chance of inflicting Poison and requires the Yagyu Darkblade & Mesa license for 180 LP. It can be bought from the bazaar for 90,000 gil after selling Coeurl Whisker x2, Sickle-Blade x2, and Cancer Gem x3. Both weapons can only be equipped by the Shikari.
This weapon is said to harbor the fey energy of an immortal serpent spirit. Increases ATB gauge recharge rate.
The Orochi is the second-strongest ninja blade in the PSP remake, bested by the Moonsilk Blade. It provides +20 Attack, 5% Weapon Defense, and drains the target's HP when it hits. It can only be obtained via Melee for the PSP.
Yamata no Orochi (八岐の大蛇?, lit. Eight-branched giant snake) translated as the Eight-Forked Serpent in English, is a legendary 8-headed and 8-tailed Japanese dragon that was slain by the Shinto storm-god Susanoo.