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Swordplay (剣技, Kengi?, lit. Sword Skill), also known as All Swordskill and Sword Skill, is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is a skillset usable by the Warrior and similar jobs.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

X Swordplay is Tidus's Overdrive skill. Tidus learns new Swordplay commands by using the previous commands more in battle. Tidus's four Swordplay skills are Spiral Cut, Slice & Dice, Energy Rain, and Blitz Ace.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

X-2 Swordplay is Warrior's skillset. It consists of six elemental attacks named after Tidus's elemental swords, four stat break abilities which once were part of Auron's Sphere Grid path, and two Delay skills which were part of Tidus's Sphere Grid path. Swordplay is well-used on enemies with high Magic Defense but with elemental weaknesses,as Swordplay covers all elements that Final Fantasy X-2 has.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT Swordplay is the action ability of the Sword Saint, Rune Knight, and the undead Knight. The later has a complete different set of abilities.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Judgment Blade
(Stasis Sword)
2 2 Now 100
Channel holy energy through sword to inflict damage.
Element: Holy.
Effect: Stop.
Quote: "Life is short... Bury! Steady Sword!"
Cleansing Strike
(Split Punch)
3, Vert.0 1 Now 400
Channel holy energy through sword to inflict damage.
Element: Holy.
Effect: Doom.
Quote: "The devil's spirit of restlessness... Split Punch!"
Northswain's Strike
(Crush Punch)
3, Vert.1 1 Now 500
Channel holy energy through sword to inflict damage.
Element: Holy.
Effect: KO.
Quote: "The doom of a planet... Crush Punch!"
Hallowed Bolt
(Lightning Stab)
3 2, Vert.1 Now 700
Channel holy energy through sword to inflict damage.
Element: Holy, Thunder.
Effect: Silence.
Quote: "Absorb power in the sky and strike! Lightning Stab!"
Divine Ruination
(Holy Explosion)
4-dir. 5, Vert.2 Now 800
Channel holy energy through sword to inflict damage.
Element: Holy.
Effect: Confuse.
Quote: "Heaven's wish to destroy all minds... Holy Explosion!"
Crush Armor
(Shellbust Stab)
3 1 Now 200
Destroy the item equipped on the target's body.
Quote: "Armor won't help the heart stay sharp... Shellbust Stab!"
Crush Helm
(Blastar Punch)
3 1 Now 400
Destroy the item equipped on the target's head.
Quote: "Curses from all directions! Blastar Punch!"
Crush Weapon
(Hellcry Punch)
3 1 Now 500
Destroy the target's equipped weapon.
Quote: "Demolish weapons with fury! Hellcry Punch!"
Crush Accessory
(Icewolf Bite)
3 1 Now 800
Destroy the target's equipped accessory.
Quote: "Disaster cries out to smash all... Icewolf Bite!"
Duskblade
(Dark Sword)
3 1 Now 500
Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's MP.
Element: Dark.
Quote: "Dead or alive... slash magic power! Dark Sword!"
Shadowblade
(Night Sword)
3 1 Now 100
Employ the power of darkness to absorb the target's HP.
Element: Dark.
Quote: "Master of all swords, cut energy! Night Sword!"

The action ability of the undead Knight is a renamed Arts of War of the Knight's action ability, this might have been an oversight from the developers.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Rend Helm
(Head Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's head.
Rend Armor
(Armor Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 400
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's body.
Rend Shield
(Shield Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
A technique that destroys the target's equipped shield.
Rend Weapon
(Weapon Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 400
A technique that destroys the target's equipped weapon.
Rend MP
(Magic Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's MP.
Rend Speed
(Speed Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's Speed.
Rend Power
(Power Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's physical attack power.
Rend Magick
(Mind Break)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 250
A technique that reduces the target's magickal attack power.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Tidus uses his Swordplay skills from Final Fantasy X as his HP attacks, with Blitz Ace as his EX Burst.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 All Swordplay skills return in Dissidia 012 as Tidus's HP attack in an unchanged form, bar having lower AP requirement for mastering.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

FFRK Swordplay
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

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EtymologyEdit

Swordplay is the art or skill of fighting with a sword; fencing.