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Rune Blade FF7
Mystical sword adorned with ancient glyphs.
—In-Game Description, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.

The Rune Blade (ルーンブレイド, Rūn Bureido?), also translated as Runeblade, Rune Sword, or Rune Edge, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It often is related to the user's magical abilities. It is part of the rune equipment set.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I

A sword effective against spellcasters.
—Description

The Rune Blade can be found in the Chaos Shrine and deals extra damage to enemy magic users. It provides 18 Attack, 15 Accuracy, and 27 Critical.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Sword that uses MP for critical hits. Can be used two-handed.
—Description

The Rune Edge consumes 8 MP upon attacking for an automatic critical hit with 20 more Attack Power. It can be stolen from Stingrays, or found in Istory Falls. It provides 57 Attack and 50 Accuracy.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

Sword that draws MP from its wielder to deal criticals.
—Description

The Rune Blade consumes 10 MP upon attacking for an automatic critical hit. It can be found in the Narshe Mines, and bought later in the World of Ruin in Nikeah for 7,500 gil, although by this time it is largely useless, or stolen from Number 024. Only Edgar, Terra, and Celes can equip it. It provides 55 Attack, +10% Evasion, enables the Bushido and Runic commands, although Cyan can't equip it.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII The Rune Blade is a weapon for Cloud. It can be found on Mt. Nibel, and bought in Junon for 3,800 gil (disc two). It has four unlinked Materia slots and gives double Materia growth, and provides 40 Attack, 108 Accuracy, and 9 Magic.

Final Fantasy VII G-BikeEdit

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Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

Weapon that has Rune inscriptions.
—Description

The Rune Blade teaches the Iai Strike to Steiner, and can inflict Darkness when attacking while equipped with Add Status with 25% chance. It provides 57 Attack, and can be bought at Daguerreo for 8,900 gil. If it is not purchased before the player goes to Terra, it cannot be acquired and Steiner cannot learn Iai Strike.

Final Fantasy XEdit

X Auron's katana is the Rune Blade with the Magic +5% as its dominant ability.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Rune Blade is a rune weapon of the one-handed sword class. Like all rune weapons, it has additional effects as long as the weapon is drawn. In the Rune Blade's case, it increases Dexterity and raises its base damage.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Runeblade is a one-handed sword with attack power of 85, which costs 60 LP to equip via the Swords 6 License. It is purchased at Balfonheim Port for 14,500 gil. Swords are among the slower weapons with 2.88s charge and 1.2s action time.

In the International Zodiac Job System, the Time Mage and Knight can equip the Runeblade. It requires the Swords 7 license for 70 LP.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW The Runeblade is a weapon crafted from the Arms Encyclopaedia recipe book, or bought in Chapter 5 for 3,600 gil at Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop with the following stats: Attack +50, Magic +25, Attack Speed +60. It uses a generic sword sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

A sword inscribed with ancient runes.
—Description

The Runeblade powers up the user's Strength and Magic abilities and can be bought for 20,000 gil at the outfitters. It can also be found with the Treasure Hunter ability in the Fort Besselat North Wall.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL Rune and it has a sword icon before its name. It can be bought in Hidden Town for 9,800 GP. It has 50 uses and an attack power of 7, the damage formula for Rune is base on Strength.

Vagrant StoryEdit

VS Rune Blade is a high-ranked great sword that boost Strength by 33 and Range by 5, but lowers Agility by 5.

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

FFCC The Rune Blade is a strong sword that can be forged for a Clavat for 700 gil with a Master's Weapon scroll, a Mythril, and Alloy. It has a Strength of 30 and is one of two weapons with the powerful Soulshot Focus attack. The only other weapon that can use Soulshot is Excalibur.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

FFCCMLaaK Rune Blade is a level 25 sword that provides +29 Attack and is bought for 240 gil.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

A mystical sword with ancient runes inscribed on its blade. It is imbued with wondrous magic power that raises its wielder's magic attack. This makes it the perfect blade for those who combine sword-based melee combat with magic attacks.
—Description

Rune Blade is a sword that provides 39 Attack, 15 Magic Attack and 90 Aim. It is found in a chest in Everlast Tower and dropped from Khint (Ch. 6).

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

A mystical sword with ancient runes inscribed on its blade. It is imbued with wondrous magic power that raises its wielder's magic attack. This makes it the perfect blade for those who combine sword-based melee combat with magic attacks.
—Description
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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Rune Blade is a holy sword equipped by Jobless and Paladin that provides 71 Attack Power and 20 Hit rate. It is Holy-elemental and gives Strength +2, Wisdom +1. It can be dropped from Ahriman.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia The Rune Blade is a level 57 sword that increases Attack by 40 and increases base Bravery by 20% at the start of a battle. It can be obtained by trading 17,810 gil, an Estoc, a Levistone, and Mako Stone x2.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Rune Blade returns as a level 60 Sword that provides +45 Attack and +30% Initial Bravery. It can be obtained by trading 76,800 gil, Estoc, Gulg Steel, and Flash's Desire x3.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia The Rune Blade is available as an alternate weapon skin for Terra at level 7.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

This blade's engravings conjure foreboding imagery of retribution and reckoning.
—Description

Rune Blade grants +4 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

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Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit

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Blood of BahamutEdit

Rune Blade is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.

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EtymologyEdit

Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter. Historic anthropology regarding the Germanic and Norse peoples that used runes also note that the language was also highly used in magical practices related to these cultures, whether it be in divination, enchantment, and incantation.

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