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FFXI Sword 36

The Mythril Sword, a recurring sword.

Swords (, Ken or Tsurugi?) are recurring weapons in the series, appearing in every game to date. The initial weapon of a Warrior in the original Final Fantasy, it has since become the staple starting weapon for the protagonists in the series, with the notable exception of Zidane Tribal.

It is a common weapon among jobs, though the Knight is usually the only one that can equip every one of them, but in any case, the Paladin, the Dark Knight, and the Blue and Red Mages are some of the jobs that can also equip swords. There are also many recurring swords throughout the series, the most famous being the legendary Excalibur, the Masamune, the Ragnarok, the elemental blades Flametongue, Icebrand and Coral Sword, the Lightbringer and Deathbringer, and the Ultima Weapon.

In some appearances, they are stronger and heavier than daggers, but weaker and lighter than greatswords.

Profile Edit

A highly celebrated tool of war, renowned weapon throughout history, with myths of various legends of this particular weapon with nearly every culture, and once common among soldiers and warriors in the past, being easy to handle and cheap to manufacture. Commonly featured as the prime brand of heroes and a staple within the genre of fantasy itself, the sword finds itself in Final Fantasy without question.

A lengthened blade fitted into the top of a handle, with many varying designs and kinds, the Sword remains one of the most popular weapons within the series, being used by many classes, ranging from physically orientated to reaching those of different fields. Not only limited to its own type, the sword has inspired creation of many independent and distinguished variations of its kind within the Final Fantasy series, from their widely known variation of greatswords, the exclusive and reserved exotic katana, to even hallowed knight swords and wicked fell swords.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I

Broadsword FFII Art

The Broadsword.

Swords can be equipped by the Warrior, Thief, Red Mage, Knight, Ninja, and Red Wizard classes, though no job can actually equip all of them.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy II Edit

II

Blood Sword FFII Art

The Blood Sword.

Swords can be equipped by any character. Firion, Scott, Leila and Leon (both at the beginning of the game and when he rejoins) start with one equipped by default. In earlier versions, Ricard joins with a sword equipped instead of a spear.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy III Edit

III

Break Blade FFIII Art

The Break Blade.

Swords can be used by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Red Mage, Knight, and Dark Knight jobs. The strongest weapons are among this type. Desch is the only one who can equip Desch's Sword.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy IV Edit

IV

FF4-AncientSword-DS

The Ancient Sword.

Cecil and Kain can use swords, though Cecil is the only one who can equip every one of them. Other types of swords includes Holy Swords and Dark Swords. In the 3D versions, if Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip these weapons.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Edit

FFIV-I-

FF4PSP Weapon Ashura

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY

FF4PSP Weapon Defender
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Final Fantasy V Edit

V

Rune Blade

The Rune Blade.

FFV Sword Icon iOS Swords are weapons used by the Freelancer, Knight, Blue Mage, Red Mage, Mystic Knight, Gladiator and Cannoneer jobs, and anyone equipped the ability Equip Swords. Swords deal damage based on the attacker's Strength.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI

FFVI Swords 1 Artwork

Various swords.

Terra, Celes, and Edgar are the only characters that can equip every sword in the game, though Locke can also equip some of them. All swords enables the Bushido and Runic command.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy VII Edit

VII

Ragnarok FF7

The Ragnarok.

Cloud's weapons of choice are large, two-handed swords. His trademark weapon is the Buster Sword.

List of Swords:

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Edit

FFVIICC

SOLDIER Sword

Zack's basic SOLDIER sword.

The Buster Sword makes a reappearance, first in possession of its original owner, Angeal Hewley, who passes it on to Zack Fair. There is also a standard SOLDIER broadsword that Zack uses for the first part of the game. On a trip to the beach, Zack uses an umbrella to fight in the place of a sword.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Edit

FFVIIAC Cloud wields a new six-piece broadsword known as the Fusion Swords, which takes on a distinctive appearance akin to the Buster Sword.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

IX

IronSword

The Iron Sword.

FFIX Sword Icon Steiner uses swords as his weapons, as do Blank and Marcus. Steiner can also equip knight swords.

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Final Fantasy X Edit

X

FFX Weapon - Sword 1

The Longsword.

Tidus uses long, one-handed swords as his weapon of choice. They were introduced to him by Auron while battling Sinscales in Zanarkand. If one casts Scan on him, it will reveal that his inexperience with the sword hampers his potential strength. It is known that Jecht used the same weapons on his pilgrimage with Braska and Auron.

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Final Fantasy X-2 Edit

X-2

FFX2 Sword

Paine's Warrior Sword.

Swords are used by the Warrior and Dark Knight dresspheres, and Paine's special dressphere Full Throttle consists of a winged machina with various blades instead of feathers.

The dresspheres uses swords previously used by Tidus. Yuna uses the Brotherhood and Caladbolg while Rikku uses the Crystal Sword, Paine uses swords unique to her.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI

FFXI Sword 17

The Knight's Sword.

Swords are one of the most abundant types of weapons, usable by a variety of jobs, but it is principally used by Paladins, Red Mages, and Blue Mages. They tend to come in varieties, such as rapiers favored by Red Mages, knight swords favored by Paladins, and curved Scimitars favored by Blue Mages.

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


Final Fantasy XII Edit

XII

Lohengrin-ffxii

The Lohengrin.

Every character can equip swords, as long as they have acquired the necessary Licenses. Vaan, Basch, and Ashe are the only ones who use swords by default.

In the International Zodiac Job System, only the Knight can gain access to all swords but the Time Mage also has access to a few swords.

The damage formula for swords is:

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

Due to the weight put on user's Strength stat recommended Sword users are Vaan, Balthier, and Basch.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

FFXIIRW Vaan can equip one-handed swords, while Basch wields two-handed knight swords.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Edit

XIII-2

XIII-2 Muramasa Weapon

The Muramasa in Sword mode.

Noel Kreiss can wield dual swords that can combine into a spear, while Serah Farron wields a bowsword that switches between bow and sword forms.

List of dual swords:

  • The Tower
  • Blessed Blade
  • Flame Fossil
  • Rune Tooth
  • Howling Soul
  • Survivor's Edge
  • Sargatanas
  • Volatile Spark
  • Avenger's Edge
  • Nomad's Machete
  • Guardian's Edge
  • Sacred Cross
  • Shellbreaker
  • Orochi
  • Blazing Spirit
  • Fragarach
  • Romulus and Remus
  • Grasitha
  • Vajradanda
  • Mac an Luin
  • In Paradisum
  • Odinblade
  • Catastrophe Blade (DLC)
  • Catastrophe Blade: Σ (DLC)
  • Catastrophe Blade: Ω (DLC)
  • Catastrophe Blade: ∞ (DLC)
  • Muramasa (DLC)
  • Muramasa: Kiku (DLC)
  • Muramasa: Sakura (DLC)
  • True Muramasa (DLC)
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The Starseeker in sword mode.

List of bowswords:

  • Nagaraja
  • Wild Chorus
  • Starseeker
  • Faerie's Bow
  • Meteorblaze
  • Amazon Bow
  • Rune Feather
  • Lunar Stinger
  • Fellowship Arc
  • Angel's Bow
  • Chrysalis Arc
  • Trollspike
  • Butterfly Bow
  • Eurytos's Bow
  • Raging Arc
  • Fatal Barb
  • Indrajit
  • Gandiva
  • Izanami
  • Sagittarius
  • Arcus Chronica
  • Odinbolt
  • Seraphic Wing (DLC)
  • Seraphic Wing: Σ (DLC)
  • Seraphic Wing: Ω (DLC)
  • Seraphic Wing: ∞ (DLC)
  • Genji Bow (DLC)
  • Genji Bow: Kiku (DLC)
  • Genji Bow: Sakura (DLC)
  • True Genji Bow (DLC)
  • Azrael (DLC)
  • Azrael: Σ (DLC)
  • Azrael: Ω (DLC)
  • Azrael: ∞ (DLC)


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Edit

LRFFXIII Immortal Order

The Immortal Order.

LR Swords are a weapon type available to Lightning. They are the most common weapon type. In addition to swords, gunblades, katana, and small axes are classified under this type.

List of swords:

  • Crimson Blitz
  • Liberator
  • Salvation
  • Stigma
  • Immortal Order
  • Ultima Weapon
  • Scramasax
  • Macuahuitl
  • Godendag
  • Morgenstern
  • Szczerbiec
  • Devil's Daughter
  • Satanic Sister
  • Succubus Claw
  • Hades' Pride
  • Izanami
  • Hyperion
  • Asterion
  • Pygmalion
  • Deucalion
  • Endymion
  • Kikuichimonji
  • Kusanagi
  • Demon Knife
  • Masamune
  • Heaven's Cloud
  • Lominsan Cutlass
  • Ul'dahn Blade
  • Gridanian Sword
  • Bonecracker
  • Brittle Bone
  • Sickle of the Faithful
  • Battleaxe of the Believer
  • Blazefire Saber (FFXIII Save import)
  • Overture (FFXIII-2 Save import)
  • Brotherhood (DLC)
  • Thirteen Nights (DLC)
  • Cloud Veil (DLC)
  • Cruel Grace (DLC)
  • Survivor's Axe (DLC)
  • Excalibur (DLC)


Final Fantasy XIV Edit

XIV

FF14GladiatorWeapon1

The Aeolian Scimitar.

Swords are classified as Gladiator's Arms, they are uniformly one-handed and are paired with shields, and includes both knight swords and macahuitl. Daggers were originally considered swords prior to patch 2.3, until they were re-assigned to the Rogue class.

Notable Gladiator's Arms:

Final Fantasy XV Edit

XV One of the weapons Noctis summons its a sword and in many scenes he is shown wielding a sword with a motor for a handle.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

FFT

FFT Materia Blade

Swords are some of the most common weapons and can be equipped by some melee jobs, like the Squire, the Knight, and the Geomancer, and most of the special jobs, like the Sword Saint, the Holy Knight, the Divine Knight, and the Templar.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

TA

FFTA Chirijiraden

Swords are the weapons that can be equipped by the Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon job classes.

There are also two distinct type of swords, the Broadswords, that can be equipped by the Warrior and Defender jobs, and the Sabers, that can be equipped by the Blue Mage job. Swords and Broadswords are cheaper in Cyril and Sprohm, while Sabers should be bought at Cyril.

List of Swords: List of Broadswords:
  • Falchion
  • Samson Sword
  • Striborg
  • Predator
  • Vajra
  • El-Cid Sword
  • Tabarise
  • Claymore
  • Beastsword
  • Rhomphia
  • Eclipse
  • Estreledge
List of Sabers:
  • Blue Saber
  • Shamshir
  • Aqua Saber
  • Mythril Saber
  • Soulsaber
  • Harpe
  • Manganese
  • Tulwar


Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

TA2

Onion sword FFTA2

Swords can now be equipped by the Spellblade, as well as the previous Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon job classes.

The Broadswords, can now be equipped by the new Raptor job, and Sabers can now be equipped by the Sky Pirate job as well, and have benefited from an increase on their average power.

List of Swords: List of Broadswords:
  • Samson Sword
  • Falchion
  • Predator
  • Stribog
  • El-Cid Sword
  • Beastsword
  • Claymore
  • Vajra
  • Rhomphaia
  • Estrella
List of Sabers:
  • Light Saber
  • Blue Saber
  • Shamshir
  • Aqua Saber
  • Harpe
  • Manganese Saber
  • Talwar
  • Soulsaber


Vagrant Story Edit

VS Twelve different types of sword appear. They have a longer range than daggers, but shorter than great swords, and they are heavier, stronger, and possess a higher risk factor than daggers, but less than great swords.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

TYPE0

FFT-0 Sword Icon
Type-0 Sword

Queen's Longsword.

Queen wields a longsword as her weapon of choice.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Edit

FFCC Swords are the weapon of choice of those of the Clavat tribe.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edit

FFCCRoF

RoF Brave Sword

The Brave Sword.

Yuri uses swords as his weapon of choice.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Edit

FFCCMLaaK Swords can be wielded by the Warrior and Thief job classes.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Edit

FFCCEoT Swords are the weapon of choice of those of the Clavat tribe.

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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Edit

FFMQ Benjamin's default weapon is the Steel Sword. All swords boost speed by five, and can be used on the overhead map to toggle switches.

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Final Fantasy Adventure Edit

FFA

FFA Sword Icon

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

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The Final Fantasy Legend Edit

FFL

FFL Sword Icon

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

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Final Fantasy Legend II Edit

FFL2

FFLII Sword Icon

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

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Final Fantasy Legend III Edit

FFL3 Swords appear as a type of weapon. Another type of swords is also present, the Mystic Swords.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Edit

4HoL

FF4HoL Lightbringer-Shining Blade

The Lightbringer.

Swords can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Bandit, Hero, Spell Fencer, Paladin, Dark Fencer, and Ninja crowns.

List of Swords:


Bravely Default Edit

BD

List of Swords:
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Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia

Dissidia-WarriorSword

The Warrior of Light's Sword.

Swords appear as a type of weapon. Warrior of Light, Emperor, Onion Knight, Cecil, Cloud, Squall, and Tidus are the only characters that can equip them originally, though both Firion and Bartz can naturally equip any weapon type.

Every Warrior of Cosmos save for Squall, Zidane, and Shantotto utilize swords in combat.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012

Dissidia012-Excalipoor

Gilgamesh's Excalipoor.

Swords return and now are also available to Kain, Exdeath, Gilgamesh, Laguna, Zidane, Vaan, Gabranth, and Lightning.

Vaan and Gilgamesh have swords among their arsenal of weapons used in combat.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB

FFAB Defending Sword SR

The Defending Sword.

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


Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB

Lightbringer ATB

Swords can be equipped by the Warrior, Red Mage, Blue Mage, Onion Knight, Firion, Terra, Celes, Zidane, Tidus, Ashe, and Lightning.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Sword Icon
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.

Etymology Edit

A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).

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