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Rune Blade FF7
Mystical sword adorned with ancient glyphs.

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.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

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 V Edit

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 VI Edit

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 VII Edit

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-Bike Edit

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Final Fantasy IX Edit

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 X Edit

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

Final Fantasy XI Edit

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 XII Edit

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 Zodiac versions, it now provides 78 Attack, 5 Evade, 32 CT, 5% combo rate and requires the Swords 7 license for 70 LP. It can be bought at Archades, Balfonheim Port for 12,100 gil, found as a treasure in Tchita Uplands (Uazcuff Hills), Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of the Highborn), dropped by Babil (3% chance), or from the Conversations with Ktjn sidequest. In the Trial Mode it is a rare poach from Brain[an in Stage 45 and a treasure Stage 90 (with Diamond Armlet). It can be equipped by the Time Battlemage and Knight class.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

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, Magick +25, Attack Speed +60. It uses a generic sword sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

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 Legend Edit

FFL Rune 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 Story Edit

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 Chronicles Edit

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 King Edit

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

Bravely Default Edit

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 P.ATK, 15 M.ATK, and 90 Aim. It is found in Everlast Tower and dropped from Khint (Ch. 6).

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

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

Rune Blade is a sword that provides 44 P.ATK, 15 M.ATK, 90 Aim, and deals 50% more damage to demonkind. It can be bought in Caldisla for 20000 pg, or stolen from Janne (ch 5).

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

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 Fantasy Edit

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 Fantasy Edit

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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

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 Keeper Edit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Rune Blade (V)
Rarity 3
Swords12030
103430
204830
255630
Additional stats: Accuracy +89
Rune Blade (I)
Rarity 3
Swords12255
103755
205355
256255
Additional stats: Accuracy +89
Runeblade (XII)
Rarity 5
Swords156780
20831120
30961290
351031380
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Northswain's Glow (Ashe)
Rune Blade (VI)
Rarity 5
Swords18000
2011500
3013200
3514100
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Spinning Edge (Celes)
Rune Blade (VII)
Rarity 5
Swords16800
2010100
3011700
3512600
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Shared Soul Break: Slow Buster
Rune Blade (VII-CC)
(Rune Blade (CCVII))
Rarity 5
Swords19700
2013200
3014900
3515800
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Burst Soul Break: Meteor Shots (Zack), ATK +10 when mastered

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Rune Blade
A crescent-shaped sword.
—Description

The Rune Blade appears as a sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 45 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, -2 Speed, -1 Consumption Rate, and EXP Gain Rate + 2.

Blood of Bahamut Edit

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

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Etymology Edit

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.