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The Oak Pole.

Poles (, Bou?), also called Stick, are a recurring weapon from the Final Fantasy Series, shown mostly in the Ivalice Alliance. It is not wielded by the same job in two games, but it is often used by light melee and mage jobs. Most poles are recurring, and the Whale Whisker is usually the strongest of the type.


Poles are weapons in the series that are primarily rods and shafts of various degrees that a wielder may use to perform blunt and slamming attacks. Their design usually consists of simple long rods of various makes and materials, and bear relatively simple designs as compared to other weapons of the series, with some exceptions, such as the Whale Whisker and Eight Fluted Pole, which bear one ended adornments similar to spears and staves and are said to have a bladed end.

These weapons are primarily designed for agile physical usage, unlike other shafted weapons such as the spear, the rod, and the staff. While mages and magic users can also possibly bear the weapon, Monks and Far Eastern inspired jobs, such as the Oracle are commonly associated with the weapon type through its philosophy of usage within the context of eastern martial arts as an extension of one's own body.


Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Some of Aeris's weapons resemble poles, including the Guard Stick, Mythril Rod, Full Metal Staff, Striking Staff, and Aurora Rod.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Poles are governed by the staff skill, and usually have fair melee damage but limited stat bonuses. Unlike quarterstaves, poles can be wielded by most mage classes.

Notable combat-oriented poles:

  • Kirin's Pole
  • Eight-Sided Pole
  • Thyrsusstab
  • Perdu Staff
  • Steel-splitter
  • Kinkobo
  • Wyvern Perch
  • Mekki Shakki
  • Capricorn Staff

Final Fantasy XIIEdit


The Eight-Fluted Pole.

Poles are weapons with great chance of performing combos. The damage the weapon can deal is based on the target's Magick Resist. In the International Zodiac Job System, only the Monk can equip the weapon.

The damage formula for poles is:

DMG = [ATK * RANDOM(1..1.125) - MDEF] * [1 + STR * (Lv+STR)/256]

Due to the weight put on user's Strength stat recommended pole users are Vaan, Balthier, and Basch. Inflicting Shear on a target can increase the damage output and can be stacked multiple times.

List of poles:

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT Gokuu Pole

Poles can be equipped by the Arithmetician and Mystic jobs.

List of poles:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

FFTA2 Battle Bamboo

Poles can be equipped by the Master Monk, Geomancer, Dancer, and Heritor jobs.

List of poles:

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Pole weapons are one of the types of weapons normally only available to Firion, The Emperor, Cloud of Darkness, Bartz, Kefka, Tifa, Zidane, Kuja, Yuna, Shantotto, Prishe and Vaan. Several specialize in boosting the initial Assist Gauge charge at the start of battle.

List of poles:

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