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The Ultima Blade (アルテマブレイド, Arutema Bureido? or アルテマブレード, Arutema Burēdo?) is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It generally takes the form of a greatsword. It is not the same weapon as the similarly-named Ultima Weapon, a recurring ultimate weapon. Both can appear in the same game, the Ultima Blade always being weaker. Ultima Sword is another similarly-named recurring weapon.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Ultima Blade is a high-rank greatsword that provides 118 Attack, 7% Combo Rate, and +10 Evade. All greatswords have 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed.

It can be bought for 22,800 gil at the Bazaar after trading in Adamantite x2, Death Powder x2, and a Gnoma Halcyon, or found as a treasure at Pharos. It requires 90 LP and the Greatswords 3 license to equip.

In the Zodiac versions, the Ultima Blade now provides 109 Attack and 20 Evade. It can be found inside a treasure pot on the Third Ascent of the Pharos at Ridorana. The Ultima Blade can be equipped by the Knight and Red Battlemage jobs, although the Red Battlemage must obtain the license for Chaos first.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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The ultimate sword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
—Description, Final Fantasy XV

The Ultima Blade is the final upgraded form of the Engine Blade and is the second most powerful sword for Noctis, being bested by the Balmung. It is obtainable by the Cid sidequest series A Better Engine Blade, being the end result of the final third quest, A Better Engine Blade III. For A Better Engine Blade III, Cid requires a Sturdy Helixhorn to upgrade the Engine Blade III, and for the group to partake in three quests and/or hunts to have him finish the upgrade and notify Noctis to pick it up. The player can get a Sturdy Helixhorn by breaking off a Duplicorn's horn. One way to do it is to lock onto the horn, and warp-strike to it from a distance.

Ultima Blade can be acquired as early as chapter 3. The one problem players will face when acquiring Ultima Blade early are the level 29 Duplicorns with far lower leveled characters. However, Kenny's Special Salmon, which can be bought at the same location as the hunt, will negate this weakness.

Ultima Blade has an attack of 364, Magic +30 and MP +40. Like with many of its incarnations, its blade is alloyed a metallic blue, with its engine finished in gold and its internal crystal components glowing red.

Like with all of the Insomnian technology weapons, the engine allows for elemental energy to be absorbed from felled foes, but the Ultima Blade has a greater chance of absorbing elemental energy than its previous versions. Should the player attain the Ultima Blade and complete the A Better Engine Blade sidequests, Cid will have a cutscene with Noctis about King Regis and the times they had in their youth. Cid gives Noctis his hammer, meant for Regis, instead making it a family gift.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Ultima BladeSwords3643Max MP: +40
Magic: +30
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: —
Upgrade: Give Engine Blade III to Cid along with Sturdy Helixhorn
The ultimate sword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.

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EtymologyEdit

Ultima is Latin, and in many of today's Latin-based languages, for "The Last", in its feminine sense. However in the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games the spell name is "Artema", a closer transliteration of the original Japanese katakana.