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Ragnarok FF7

The Ragnarok in Final Fantasy VII.

Common blades are drawn to begin battles. Ragnarok is drawn to end them.
—Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Ragnarok (ラグナロク, Ragunaroku?), also known as Crystal Sword, is a weapon in various games in the series. It is usually one of the most powerful swords.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

A sword etched with words of the gods.
—Description

The Ragnarok appears in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes of the original Final Fantasy. It is the strongest weapon in the game next to the Barbarian Sword, but it can only be obtained after defeating the superboss Shinryu in the Lifespring Grotto.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

A sword of epic might, wielded in the war of the gods.
—Description

The Ragnarok is obtainable in the Arcane Sanctuary, found only in the PSP and iOS Anniversary Edition versions. It is the strongest sword in the game, providing 150 Attack, 99% Accuracy, 2% Evasion, +50 Strength, +30 Spirit, and +99 Agility. It can only be equipped by Firion.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Ragnarok is one of the most powerful weapons found in Eureka, protected by Guardian. It has an Attack of 140 and adds +5 points to all stats. It can be equipped by Warriors, Knights, Dark Knights, Onion Knights, and, in the Famicom version, Ninjas.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4 PSP Ragnarok Field
Sealed holy sword feared by monsters.
—Description

The Ragnarok (Crystal Sword in SNES version) is Cecil's ultimate weapon in most releases including the original. It is obtained in the Lunar Subterrane by defeating Dark Bahamut. Both Ragnarok swords are metallic.

In the Advance and Complete Collection remakes, Cecil gets weapons that surpass the Ragnarok, one being the Lightbringer. In the 3D remake, Ragnarok is weaker than its original counterpart by 50 Attack points, making it less useful in the final dungeon, which features enemies with a resistance to Holy damage.

FFIV 2-Handed Ragnarok - Dummied

There is a unused two-handed Ragnarok in the item list within the game's data. It does not have a sword icon, but named None (named Spare in the original Japanese version). If force-equipped to a character with a cheating device, its weapon graphic, attack and sound effects are the same as the Ragnarok sword's. It also has the same Holy attribute with an attack power of 200, the same attack power as the single-handed Ragnarok. The only difference is that it cannot be equipped by anyone. This sword is not obtainable in any version of the game, but is found in all versions of Final Fantasy IV including Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.

On the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Sword of the Gods.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Ragnarok is found in a chest in the Depths of the True Moon, guarded by Lord Dragon (known as Shinryu; in the Wii/PSP versions) or Lunar Odin (in the 3D versions). It is not exclusive to Cecil. The Ragnarok's stats are similar to its original appearance. The two-handed Ragnarok can also be found within the game's data, and it's still unobtainable without the use of a cheating device.

Final Fantasy VEdit

Sword with runes of the gods carved in its surface. Can be used two-handed. Can be used with Spellblade.
—Description

The Ragnarok is the ultimate sword in the game's original release, obtained by defeating Shinryu in the Interdimensional Rift. It can also be stolen from the back section of the final boss.

In the Advance remake, the Ultima Weapon, obtained by defeating Neo Shinryu, is far stronger than Ragnarok. In addition the Chicken Knife can potentially become more powerful than the Ragnarok if the wielder runs away roughly 120 times while equipped with it.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Sword that may cast Flare upon striking an enemy.
—Description

The Ragnarok is one of the most powerful swords obtained by going to the weapon shop in Narshe in the World of Ruin, and having Locke pick the lock to enter. The shop owner hiding in the back room shows the party a magicite, actually the esper Ragnarok.

He offers to turn the magicite into a sword, or leave it as it is. Turning it into the sword will make it more difficult to learn Ultima, the most powerful spell in the game, requiring purification of the Cursed Shield. Betting the Ragnarok in the Coliseum gives the Lightbringer as a reward.

The sword has 255 Battle Power, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands. It will consume 20 MP each turn to perform an automatic critical hit. It will randomly cast the Flare spell in addition to attacking. The sword can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, and Celes. In the Advance version, it is possible to get multiple Ragnaroks by stealing from Lady.

Ragnarok is affected by the Capture Glitch.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

The Ragnarok is a sword for Cloud obtained by defeating the Proud Clod in Midgar, and is Cloud's second strongest weapon, bested only by the Ultima Weapon. It has six linked Materia slots and also gives a boost to Spirit.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Knight sword bearing divine inscriptions.
—Description

The Ragnarok is a sword for Steiner found in the Outer Island Chocograph that can be dug from Chocobo's Air Garden. It teaches Thunder Slash and Shock. Aside from Excalibur II, Ragnarok is Steiner's most powerful sword. With Add Status, Ragnarok can inflict Slow with 30% chance.

Final Fantasy XEdit

The Ragnarok is a sword that can be created by adding Triple AP, Triple Overdrive and Overdrive->AP to one of Tidus's swords. The sword will be called Ragnarok, unless Break Damage Limit is added as well, at which point it will turn into the Excalibur.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

The Ragnarok is a Relic Weapon available to the Warrior, Paladin, and Dark Knight Job classes. To obtain and wield the great sword, a player must have one of these jobs leveled up to 75 and have completed a series of lengthy and expensive quests, often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items.

With the expansion of the Magian weapon questlines, the Ragnarok can be upgraded through trials to its current Level 99 Afterglow state, reaching damage levels in-line with its power in the rest of the series. As of 2012, creation of the sword has become particularly popular after a long existence of obscurity due to its measly base damage at Level 75. This is due to the sword's unique method of augmenting critical hits, a trait which can be exploited to devastating effect once the weapon is in its Level 99 form.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

The Ragnarok is a greatsword, acquired by completing the Fishy Dreams Hunt (Ixion). It can only be equipped by characters with the Greatsword 3 license. It has an Attack power of 109 and may cause Immobilize upon strike. All greatswords have 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, the Ragnarok can only be equipped by the Red Mage and Knight.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Unlike previous iterations, the Ragnarok makes an appearance as an axe, the Zodiac Weapon available to Warriors. As of patch 2.45, it is the next phase in the evolution of the Relic Weapon quest line, upgraded from the Bravura Nexus.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

This knight's sword is mentioned in tales about the end of the world.
—Description

The Ragnarok is one of the most powerful knight swords with a base power of 24 and gives the wielder the Auto-Shell status. It is found with Treasure Hunter in the The Switchback stage of the Midlight's Deep and is obtained after fighting Hashmal. It can also be found by using the catch skill to catch items thrown by Level 97 Ninjas. It can also be obtained via Rendezvous.

A sword with a similar name, the Nagrarok (ナグラロク, Naguraroku?), (Nagrarock in the PlayStation version) can also be found. Although it only has a attack power of 1, it may cause Toad on striking and gives the second highest weapon defending rate of 50%. It can be considered as the Ragnarok version of spoof of Excalibur, Excalipoor, while the latter is a mere Artefact and cannot be used in battle.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Sword made to end battles.
—In-game description
Knightsword made like Ragnarok, but better.
—Nagrarok's in-game description

The Ragnarok is a knightsword equipped by the Paladin, Defender, and Templar job classes. Despite its fabled name, the Ragnarok is one of the weaker knightswords and its counterpart, the Nagrarok, is one of the most powerful weapons.

The Ragnarok teaches the Drop Weapon ability to the Paladin and the Defender, and teaches the Silence magic to the Templar. The Ragnarok can be purchased in Sprohm and Cyril for 4,900 gil and in any other town for 5,600 gil. The Nagrarok can be obtained by completing the mission Valuable Fake, which requires a Bent Sword and Rainbowite. It uniquely grants its user +1 to movement.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Though modeled on its predecessor, this sword's power far surpasses that of Ragnarok.
—Description of Nagrarok

The Ragnarok reappears with similar attributes to the Tactics Advance incarnation, and can be bought for 2,400 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Body Ceffyl, Platinum, and Zingu Pearl.

The Nagrarok makes an appearance as one of Adelle's special Heritor weapons. Nagrarok must be obtained during the Heritor sidequest, after learning Lennart, Viola, Wermut, and Ljda, then complete the mission at Aisenfield. Ragnarok provides +42 Attack and +5 Magick, while Nagrarok provides +68 Attack, +6 Speed, and +4 Evasion, and teaches Nessiam.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

The Ragnarok is a weapon that a Clavat can wield. It can be forged for 5,000 gil with the Dark Weapon Scroll along with the materials Cursed Hook, Orichalcum, and Ancient Sword. Its Focus attack the Shadow Blade, which deals massive damage in exchange for half a heart point of the user's. It's the strongest weapon a Clavat can wield, tied in stats with the Ultima Weapon, but having a stronger Focus Attack.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit

The fantastical sword said to lead toward the world's end, and then to another world reborn.
—Description

The Ragnarok is the best weapon for Clavats. It gives the player 180 ATK. The scroll used to make it is called the Götterdämmerung, which description reads "Pattern for the weapon used by the king of gods in the final battle. For Clavats only."

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

The Ragnarok appears as the level 95 sword-type weapon. It has 99 attack power and costs 19,823 gil. A sword called the Ragnarok Prime can be obtained after defeating the Wyrm boss in the optional DLC dungeon, Infinity Spire. The Ragnarok Prime is by far the most powerful weapon in the game with 180 attack power and a +52 bonus to all stats.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

The fantastical sword said to herald the world's end. For Clavats only.
—Description

The Ragnarok is a high-end sword only equippable by Clavats, and is the second strongest sword in the game, next to Excalibur. It provides 50 attack at level 1 and 162 attack at level 30, and has three empty slots. It can be dropped by the Mimic at River Belle on Hard or Very Hard, and then created for 1,880 gil by using a Homunculus Core, Old Hellish Iron, and Old Sword. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Ragnarok makes a Berserk Eye, level 10-19 makes a Cat Eye, and level 20-30 makes a Ryoko.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

The superboss Ω Weapon is guardian to eight weapons and a shield, the best the player can obtain in the game. Ragnarok is one of the weapons the player can choose after defeating Omega. After selecting a prize the player won't be able to choose another one like it again. Each time the player defeats Ω Weapon, they can choose one piece of equipment. Ragnarok is a holy swords equipped by Jobless and Paladin. It provides 118 Attack Power and 20 Hit Rate, is Holy-elemental, and gives Strength +5 and Wisdom +3.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

The Ragnarok is the game's strongest greatsword and it increases Attack by 68 and physical damage dealt by 25%. Ragnarok is only succeeded by several high-class exclusive weapons. It can be traded at the shop for 32,750 gil with an Apocalypse and Hero's Bone x5, which are items obtained from the Duel Colosseum's Lunar Whale course.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Ragnarok is the game's strongest greatsword, like in the previous game. It increases the player's Attack by 68 and boosts physical damage by +10%. It can be traded for Apocalypse, Ogrenix, and Shinryu's Claw.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

A blade so powerful as to bring an end to a war amongst the gods themselves.
—Description

Ragnarok grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan. The Mime job wields the Final Fantasy V Ragnarok when attacking in battle.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit


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Other AppearancesEdit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit


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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Ragnarök is an event in Norse mythology that is similar to the Apocalypse. It is an event that is set off by the death of the god Balder, which was orchestrated by Loki. The Ragnarok was a final clash of all the major entities of Norse mythology. This caused all of the human spirits up in Valhalla to come down for the final battle.

This bloody encounter ebbs with the destruction of the universe and Balder along with a little handful of entities that are put in the bodies of children and only contain memories of the world before Ragnarok. Those entities would become mortal.

TriviaEdit

  • Its incarnation as a knight sword or holy sword stands curiously in juxtaposition of other swords of Norse and Germanic origin, such as the Balmung or the Valhalla, which are portrayed as dark swords. Ragnarok may thus represent of a new beginning and the end of a perceived "barbaric" world.

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