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- “Prayers are inscribed along the length of this holy blade to ease the passing of its victims.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
Save the Queen (セーブザクイーン, Sēbu za Kuīn?) is a weapon of differing types, most often a powerful sword, appearing in various games. It is often a powerful weapon for female characters or Paladins, although other classes can also use it. The weapon is many times (but not always) given defensive oriented properties.
In the Nintendo DS version, the Save the Queen is awarded to level 99 Knights by the Legendary Smith. It provides 140 Attack and +10 Mind and Vitality, and when used as an item, casts the Reflect spell.
- “Treasured sword of a renowned general.”
Save the Queen is Celes's special weapon in Final Fantasy VI Advance. It is gained by defeating the Blue Dragon in the Dragons' Den or by betting the Apocalypse in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. It has an attack power of 240, +7 Magic, +4 Speed, +3 Stamina and +40% Evasion and Magic Evasion, as well as consuming 20 MP per attack for an automatic critical hit, and enables the Bushido and Runic command.
- “Save the Queen is the most powerful whip in the world. It is made with Malboro's Tentacle which are the most ideal material for making whips.”
- —Weapons Monthly Magazine Description.
The Save the Queen is Quistis's most powerful whip refined from two Malboro Tentacles, four Sharp Spikes, and four Energy Crystals. It is the only ultimate weapon whose materials can be obtained without leaving Balamb Garden via Triple Triad and Card Mod.
The whip is mentioned in the August Issue of Weapons Monthly Magazine. Some European releases renamed the whip the Gold Snake.
- “Long sword used by holy knights.”
The Save the Queen is a weapon exclusive to Beatrix. Though the sword's Attack power is low, it has a special damage algorithm that adds the user's level to its Attack power, making it the game's strongest weapon if the user is above Level 85.
Damage dealt by Save the Queen is calculated as follows:
Location: Treno, Card Stadium
Any of Tidus's swords can be named Save the Queen when Double Overdrive and Double AP are the dominant abilities.
The Save the Queen is a high level sword available to Paladins. When a Paladin uses his Cover ability, the duration of cover increases by 1 hit and the Paladin gains +20 Accuracy. For perspective, this is one of the highest active or latent Accuracy boosts in the game.
The Save the Queen is a greatsword acquired by completing Goliath Hunt, as well as from Balfonheim weapon shop for 15,500 gil. It can only be equipped by characters with the "Greatsword 2" license. The Save the Queen is the most powerful Greatsword a player can buy from a shop, with an attack power of 100. All greatswords have 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed.
- “Knight's sword emblematic of proud loyalty.”
- —In-game description
The Save the Queen is one of Basch fon Ronsenburg's equips. It can be found as treasure in Mission 8-6, "the Wayward Soul". It can also be bought from Tomaj's shop for 13,000 gil after Chapter 9 or crafted through the Forbidden Grimoire Recipe Book. It is the second best of Basch's swords, boasting stats of 90 Attack, 45 Magick Attack and 60 Attack Speed. It uses a generic knightsword sprite during battle.
- “This upgraded emblem maintains the properties of the original, while boosting overall power and ATB capacity.”
The Save the Queen is a final tier coat weapon for Snow upgraded from a maximized 2nd tier weapon. Its stats depend on the base weapon from which it was created. Each hit delivered by Snow while wearing the weapon will prompt white feathers scattering around as a unique visual effect. All Save the Queens add an additional ATB gauge segment.
- “A knight's sword given as a symbol of an oath of fealty.”
The first appearance of the weapon was in Final Fantasy Tactics. Save the Queen is a knightsword with Auto-Protect, and is Meliadoul Tengille's default weapon she holds when she joins Ramza's party. Save the Queen can also be found in the second floor of the Midlight's Deep with the Treasure Hunter ability. Save the Queen cannot be bought in the outfitter. When Delita battles, or becomes the party's guest, his sword is Save the Queen. Save the Queen can be duplicated with the Weapon Duplication Bug in the PS1 version.
- “Sacred sword. Prayers are inscribed upon the blade.”
- —In-game description
Save the Queen is a powerful knightsword that teaches Cover to Paladins, Astra to Templars, and Expert Guard to Defenders. It is also the sword used by Llednar Twem. It is a Holy elemental Knightsword and can enhance the power of Holy-elemental attacks, and provides +45 Attack, +3 Defense, +3 Resistance, and +5 Evade. Save The Queen can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission or by stealing it off Llednar in the first battle against him.
The Save the Queen reappears in the sequel with similar attributes to the former incarnation. It is Frimelda's initial equip. It teaches Cover to Paladins, which protect the target from attacks until the users next turn. For Defenders, it teaches Aura, granting Regen and Reraise. For Templar, it teaches Astra which negates the next debuff on target. The first time the player fights Illua, she uses Save the Queen.
The Save the Queen is one of Queen's strongest swords. It raises her strength by 63 and doubles the experience point she obtains.
It can be bought at the SPP shop for 20,000 SPP after the player unlocks it through the Square Enix official website with four daily distributed coupons, while the player may also choose to buy it directly with ten coupons.
The Save the Queen is an artifact that raises Defense by 4 obtained by defeating the Giant Crab in cycle 3 or later.
- “This bow has saved the queen countless times. It drives away monsters of darkness.”
The Save the Queen is the fourth strongest bow in the game, and can be used by all races. It provides 117 attack at level 1 and 152 attack at level 30, +25 Stun, +5 Spacetime, has one empty slot, and comes with the ability Fast Charge. It can be created for 1,620 gil by using up one Adamantite and five Yellow Feathers. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Save the Queen makes a Charjade, level 10-19 makes a Holy Stone 4, and level 20-30 makes a Morion.
The Save the Queen is a level 85 sword that increases Attack by 58 and increases base Bravery by 40% at the start of a battle. It can be traded at the shop for 27,220 gil, Enhancer, four Blessed Gems and a Magnet Shard.
Save the Queen returns as a level 60 Sword that provides +58 Attack and +30% Initial Bravery. It can be obtained by trading 135,000 Gil, Rune Blade, Darksteel Ingot, and x5 Knight's Dream.
- “This sword is ideal for protecting ladies. Now all you have to do is find one...”
- —Description of sword version.
- “The perfect garb to protect the woman you love. Are those wedding bells I hear?”
- —Description of coat version.
Save the Queen (Final Fantasy IX version) grants +6 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan. Save the Queen (Final Fantasy XIII version) grants +10 to Attack and can only be equipped by Snow.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit
Save the Queen is Donald's ultimate weapon in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, and a staff rather than the traditional sword. In Kingdom Hearts, it could be won in a tournament, and in Kingdom Hearts II it is a synthesizable weapon. A better version of the weapon could also be synthesized, called "Save the Queen+".
Goofy has a weapon called Save the King, which is the most powerful shield, and, like Save the Queen, it also has an upgrade version called Save the King+. While it is an obvious reference to Final Fantasy, there has never been an equipment piece in Final Fantasy called Save the King, shield or otherwise.
"Save the Queen" is possibly derived from God Save the Queen, the name of the anthem used in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown Dependencies.