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Dissidia-UltimaWeapon

Cloud's Ultima Weapon, the classic example of an ultimate weapon.

The following article is based on a subject that has not been officially named in any official Square Enix material; the current title is merely a placeholder. An ultimate weapon (最終武器, Saishuu Buki?, lit. last weapon) is a widely used term to refer to a single weapon model that objectively surpasses all others of its kind in both usefulness and power. In most installments of the Final Fantasy series, each type of weapon features a single ultimate weapon, and it is possible to pinpoint an ultimate weapon from each available weapon type in the game.

Ultimate weapons are often unique and available through sidequests, which may range from item creation to being found at the defeat of optional bosses and/or optional dungeons. In most cases, the series' most powerful weapons have recurred even if in name only. Re-releases commonly offer new ultimate weapons not present in the games' original releases.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I

Masamune FFIII Art

The Masamune.

Until the Dawn of Souls release for the Game Boy Advance, the best weapon was the Masamune, which had the greatest attack power and could be equipped by every job. However, the Excalibur could easily deliver more damage despite its lower attack power due to being effective against all weaknesses.

In the Dawn of Souls release several new weapons were included, and among them the Ultima Weapon, whose attack power was bound to the wielder's current HP, and thus could reach an attack power of 99, far surpassing any other weapon, and could be equipped by every advanced job.

In the 20th Anniversary version, new pieces of equipment were added as rewards for the Labyrinth of Time sidequest, but only one weapon surpasses the Ultima Weapon in attack power: the Barbarian Sword. It can be equipped by Warriors, Knights, Red Mages, and Red Wizards.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

II

FFII Staff of Light

The game's best weapons changed with successive re-releases. Until the Dawn of Souls release, the best weapon was the Masamune, and, like all weapons, could be equipped by every character.

In the Dawn of Souls release the playable characters of the new Soul of Rebirth storyline received exclusive weapons, obtainable at the Unknown Palace:

Character Weapon Type
Minwu Stardust Rod Staff
Scott Wild Rose Sword
Ricard Wyvern's Lance Spear
Josef Bracers Gauntlet

In the 20th Anniversary release for the PlayStation Portable and mobile platforms, new ultimate weapons were released for every playable character of the main storyline, obtainable through the Arcane Labyrinth sidequest.

Character Weapon Type
Firion Ragnarok Sword
Maria Artemis Bow Bow
Guy Gigantaxe Axe
Leon Longinus Spear
Minwu Staff of Light Staff
Josef Dragon Claws Knife
Gordon Gungnir Spear
Leila Dancing Dagger Knife
Ricard Abel's Lance Spear

As in the Dawn of Souls release, the playable characters of the Soul of Rebirth mode will keep their equipment from a normal cleared save, and as such, it is possible to keep Minwu's, Josef's and Ricard's weapons from the Arcane Labyrinth, considering they had them equipped as they left the party.

Final Fantasy III Edit

III

Onion Sword FFIII Art

The Onion Sword.

A character's equipment is limited by their job. The most powerful weapon is the Shuriken, which always deals 9999 damage, but can only be used by Ninja, and is consumed upon use. However, several other powerful weapons are available.

In the original release, strongest weapon was the Onion Sword, which could be equipped by the namesake Onion Knight. Many weapons of comparable power to the Onion Sword, and accessible to many jobs can be found at Eureka, each protected by strong bosses.

Weapon Type Boss
Moonring Blade Thrown Amon
Masamune Dark Blade Kunoichi
Excalibur Sword General
Ragnarok Sword Guardian
Elder Staff Staff Scylla

In the 3D remake new sidequests were released, involving a new character, the Legendary Smith. Through these sidequests new powerful job-exclusive weapons and armor became available, obtainable by maxing a job's job level with any character. A new ultimate weapon, the Ultima Weapon, offers significantly greater stat boosts than the Onion Sword at the expense of one unit of attack power. Each of the mentioned weapons can only be obtained once.

Additionally, the spear Gungnir which can be stolen from Odin is as powerful as any of the aforementioned weapons.

Legendary Smith weapons
Job Weapon Type
Warrior Gigantic Axe Axe
Black Mage Lilith Rod Rod
Thief Gladius Dagger
Knight Save the Queen Sword
Ranger Artemis Bow Bow
Scholar Omnitome Book
Geomancer Blessed Bell Bell
Dark Knight Murakumo Dark Blade
Dragoon Magic Lance Spear
Viking Mighty Hammer Hammer
Devout Holy Wand Staff
Magus Millennium Rod Rod
Ninja Muramasa Dark Blade
Sage Sage Staff Staff
Onion Knight Onion Blade Sword

Final Fantasy IV Edit

IV

FF4-Ragnarok-DS

The ultimate weapons for the main final party can be found at the Lunar Subterrane, the game's final dungeon. Both Rosa and Rydia have access to a pair of weapons that each maximize their physical and magical prowess, however, only one of the two can be found as treasure, while the other is a drop from a randomly encountered enemy. Meanwhile Cecil, Kain, and Edge can find weapons that optimize their melee skill.

Character Weapon Type Acquisition Enemy
Kain Holy Lance Spear Treasure Plague Horror
Rydia Dragon Whisker Whip Enemy drop Blue Dragon
Rydia Stardust Rod Rod Treasure Behemoth
Cecil Ragnarok Sword Treasure Dark Bahamut
Rosa Artemis Bow Bow Enemy drop Moonmaiden
Rosa Sage's Staff Staff Treasure None
Edge Murasame Katana Treasure White Dragon
Edge Masamune Katana Treasure Ogopogo

In the Final Fantasy IV Advance and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection releases two new bonus dungeons were added. The first, the Cave of Trials, contains powerful weapons for the returning party members that could rejoin Cecil's party at Mysidia's Tower of Prayers after the defeat of the Giant of Babil.

A new post-game optional dungeon, the Lunar Ruins, contains powerful and exclusive weapons for each character, obtained in treasure chests or as rewards from the dungeon's character-specific trials.

Character Weapon Type Obtained
Yang Dragon Claws Claws Treasure
Yang Tiger Fangs Claws Treasure
Edward Loki's Lute Harp Treasure
Rydia Mystic Whip Whip Treasure
Cecil Lightbringer Sword Cecil's Trial
Rosa Perseus Bow Bow Treasure
Edge Sasuke's Katana Katana Treasure
Edge Mutsonokami Katana Treasure
Kain Abel's Lance Spear Kain's Trial
Cid Flare Sledgehammer Hammer Cid's Trial
Palom Asura's Rod Rod Treasure
Porom Nirvana Staff Treasure

In the 3D remakes, the five final characters' ultimate weapons were significantly changed: while Kain, Cecil and Edge's respective weapons were powered, Rosa's Artemis Bow and Rydia's Dragon Whisker lost their penalties to magic stats, and the Sage's Staff became weaker than the Rune Staff in every aspect.

The remake also added a new ultimate weapon equipable by both Cecil and Kain, the Onion Sword.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY The best weapons of each type are available in the final chapter at the Subterrane and Depths of the True Moon, and are obtained as rewards for defeating certain bosses in those areas.

Type Weapon Enemy
Axe Gigant Axe Iron Giant
Boomerang Rising Sun Marilith
Bow Perseus Bow Echidna
Claws Dragon Claws Tiamat
Tiger Fangs King Behemoth
Dagger Assassin's Dagger Lich
Hammer Thor's Hammer Cerberus
Harp Loki's Harp Beelzebub
Holy Sword Ragnarok Nova Dragon
Katana Mutsunokami Ghost Train
Rod Stardust Rod Scarmiglione
Spear Holy Lance Twinhead Dragon
Staff Seraphim Mace Astaroth
Sword Ultima Weapon Ultima Weapon
Whip Mystic Whip Leviathan

Final Fantasy V Edit

V

FF5-GaiaBell-Field

The Gaia Bell.

There are twelve weapons known as "Sealed Weapons" held in Kuza, the Sealed Castle. Boomerang is the only weapon type not to have a corresponding Sealed Weapon. However, these are not the most powerful weapons.

The most powerful weapons are obtained by defeating a strong boss or finding them from the bonus dungeon introduced in Final Fantasy V Advance, Sealed Temple.

Rune Chime was the most powerful bell in the SNES/PS versions, won from Baldanders, but Tinklebell in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions is more powerful and is obtained by defeating the Twintania.

Artemis' Bow was the most powerful bow in the SNES/PS versions, found in the Istory Falls or stolen from Dragon Aevis, but in the Advance/mobile/Steam releases Fairy's Bow is more powerful and is obtained by defeating Grand Aevis.

In the SNES/PS versions Murakumo is the most powerful katana, stolen from Yojimbo or the final boss, but Mutsunokami is the most powerful katana in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions, and is found in Sealed Temple Lethe Court - Shadowed Gate.

In the SNES/PS versions Ragnarok was the most powerful knight sword, obtained by defeating Shinryu in the final dungeon, or stealing from the final boss, Neo Exdeath. The Advance/mobile/Steam versions have an even more powerful sword, the Apocalypse, found from the Sealed Temple.

Man-Eater was the most powerful knife in SNES/PS versions, stolen from Alchymia or found in the Interdimensional Rift, but the Gladius surpasses it in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions, being found from the Arena in Sealed Temple.

Demon's Rod is the most powerful rod in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions, found in Sealed Temple.

Kagenui is the most powerful short sword, found in the Sealed Temple Heart of Ronka B1 area.

Dragon Lance is the most powerful spear in the SNES/PS versions, stolen from Crystal Dragon, Jura Aevis, or Neo Exdeath's middle section, but it is surpassed by the Longinus in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions, found in Sealed Temple Hall of Tranquility area.

Judgment Staff was the most powerful staff in the SNES/PS versions, stolen from Black Warlock, Istory Lythos or Exdeath, but is surpassed by the Mace of Zeus in the Advance/mobile/Steam versions, found from the Ruined Shrine in the Sealed Temple.

Regular swords don't have a Sealed Weapon. In the SNES/PS versions Enhancer was the strongest sword, stolen from a Sword Dancer or found in Istory Falls or Interdimensional Rift. In the Advance/mobile/Steam versions Ultima Weapon is the strongest sword, obtained from the superboss Neo Shinryu.

Finally, Dragon's Whisker is the strongest whip, obtained from Stingray or stealing from Shinryu.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI

Lightbringer - FF6

The Lightbringer and the Ultima Weapon are the game's two strongest weapons. The Lightbringer has an attack power of 255, gives +7 boosts to all stats, and +50% boost to Evasion and Magic Evasion, as well as dealing critical hits using MP, being Holy-elemental and randomly casting Holy, dealing the same damage from the back row, and having a perfect hit rate. It can be obtained by betting the Ragnarok in the Coliseum.

The Ultima Weapon can be found in the Cave to the Sealed Gate in the World of Balance. The Ultima Weapon pierces defense and deals more damage based on the user's current HP, and eventually becomes the most powerful weapon in the game at high enough levels. At lower levels and HP, however, it can often be outclassed by other weapons.

In the Advance, mobile and Steam versions, all characters except for Gau and Umaro have unique ultimate weapons found in the Dragons' Den, obtained after defeating a certain boss within, or alternatively by betting another ultimate weapon in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. None of the weapons are statistically better than the Lightbringer, however.

  • Terra's Apocalypse has an attack power of 250, gives +7 boosts for Strength and Magic and +20% boosts for Evasion and Magic Evasion, and consumes MP when attacking for a critical hit. It is won by defeating Red Dragon or by betting the Save the Queen in the Coliseum.
  • Locke's Zwill Crossblade has an attack power of 220, gives +3 boosts for Strength and Stamina, a +7 boost for Speed, a +30% boost for Evasion, and a +20% boost for Magic Evasion, is Wind-elemental, and randomly inflicts Sleep when attacking. It is obtained by defeating Gold Dragon or by betting the Oborozuki in the Coliseum.
  • Edgar's Longinus has an attack power of 235 and gives a +7 boost for Strength and +3 boosts for Speed and Stamina, however, no damage bonus is granted for Jump. It is won by defeating Storm Dragon or by betting the Gungnir in the Coliseum.
  • Sabin's Godhand has an attack power of 220, gives +7 boosts for Strength and Stamina and a +3 boost for Speed, and is Holy-elemental. It is won by defeating Earth Dragon or by betting the Zanmato in the Coliseum.
  • Shadow's Oborozuki has an attack power of 225 and gives +7 boosts for Strength and Speed, a +50% boost for Evasion, and a +10% boost for Magic Evasion. It is won by defeating Flan Princess or by betting the Zwill Crossblade in the Coliseum.
  • Cyan's Zanmato has an attack power of 245, gives +7 boosts for Strength and Stamina and a +30% boost for Evasion, and is Holy-elemental. It is won by defeating Holy Dragon or by betting the Godhand in the Coliseum.
  • Celes's Save the Queen has an attack power of 240, gives +7 boosts for Stamina and Magic and +40% boosts for Evasion and Magic Evasion, and consumes MP when attacking for a critical hit. It is won by defeating Blue Dragon or by betting the Apocalypse in the Coliseum.
  • Setzer's Final Trump has an attack power of 215, gives +4 boosts for Speed and Stamina and a +3 boost for Strength, and consumes MP when attacking for a critical hit. It is won by defeating Ice Dragon or by betting the Scorpion Tail in the Coliseum.
  • Mog's Gungnir has an attack power of 240 and gives +7 boosts for Stamina and Magic, however no damage bonus is granted for Jump. It is won by defeating Neslug or by betting the Longinus in the Coliseum.
  • Strago's Stardust Rod has an attack power of 180, gives a +7 boost for Magic and a +4 boost for Stamina, and randomly casts Meteor when attacking. It is found in a chest in the Dragons' Den or by betting the Angel Brush in the Coliseum.
  • Relm's Angel Brush has an attack power of 170, gives +7 boosts for Magic and Speed, and randomly casts Muddle when attacking. It is won by defeating Plague or by betting the Stardust Rod in the Coliseum.
  • Gogo's Scorpion Tail has an attack power of 225, gives +4 for Strength, Speed, Stamina, and Magic, and is Poison-elemental, thus it may randomly cast Bio when attacking. It is won by defeating Skull Dragon or by betting the Final Trump in the Coliseum.

Final Fantasy VII Edit

VII

Princess Guard FF7

The Princess Guard.

Ultimate weapons are distinguishable for having unique damage algorithms, as well as eight linked Materia slots with zero Materia growth. Because of the weapons' unique damage algorithms, the damage they deal can be lower than that of other weapons under certain circumstances, making them not always the ideal weapon to equip. Unlike most other damage modifiers, each character's ultimate weapon applies the damage modifier after all other modifiers, instead of modifying the attack strength of the weapon itself.

Cloud's ultimate weapon is the Ultima Weapon, dropped by the Ultimate Weapon boss. It deals more damage based on how close Cloud is to full HP.

[ 1 + ( 48 \times \text{Cloud's current HP percentage} ) ] \over 16

This "raw damage" is then modified by the attack's strength (1 if it is a normal attack) and other modifiers. At full HP, the weapon would deal 4x damage and 1x damage at about 1/3rd HP.

Barret's ultimate weapon, the Missing Score, is found inside the Sister Ray just before battling Helletic Hojo, but Barret must be in the party to receive it. It deals more damage the more AP the Materia loaded onto it contain. Because of its unique damage algorithm, Missing Score is subject to the overflow glitch that can let Barret kill any opponent in one hit.

[1 + ( Total AP on Weapon / 10,000 ) / 16

Master Magic, Master Command, Master Summon, Enemy Skill, and Underwater Materia do not add to this formula.

Tifa's ultimate weapon is the Premium Heart obtained by examining a machine in the abandoned building that has a sign "ITEM" outside in Wall Market. It can be obtained after the player has found the Key to Midgar buried in Bone Village, which becomes available when the party has the Highwind.

The damage that is dealt by Premium Heart is calculated as follows:

Power = [ 1 + (Tifa's Limit Level * Limit Bar Units / 16] / 16

The maximum Limit Bar Units is 255 regardless of Limit level (the Limit level simply adjusts the rate at which the bar fills). When the bar is full, the weapon does roughly 1-4x of its normal damage depending on the Limit level, and would do 1/16 of that damage when the Limit bar is empty. Unlike most weapon damage modifiers, this modifier doesn't solely adjust the weapon's attack power, but the character's final attack power, which includes Tifa's Strength and weapon attack bonus.

There may be a bug with the formula as the way it is written, the "1" value has almost no effect. If the formula was instead : Power = 1 + [ (Tifa's Limit Level * Limit Bar Units / 16 / 16 ] , the weapon would do 1x its normal damage when the Limit bar is empty and up to 5x damage with a full level 4 Limit gauge. The actual formula causes Tifa to do less than normal damage unless her Limit bar is at least 1/4th full at Limit level 4, which many players consider worse than a non-ultimate weapon. The God's Hand, Tifa's "second best" weapon, has 255% accuracy, which makes it ideal to use with Deathblow for an automatic critical hit. Tifa's Powersoul deals double damage if Tifa's in Near-Death status, and if Tifa has Death-sentence status it quadruples the damage. Both multipliers stack. Powersoul can be found in Mt. Nibel in the area Materia Keeper is fought. Another of Tifa's weapons, the Master Fist, deals more damage the more status ailments Tifa is afflicted with, and can be found in Shinra Headquarters shop on disc 2.

Aeris's ultimate weapon, Princess Guard, can be found in room four of the clock room in the Temple of the Ancients on disc 1. It is the only ultimate weapon that has Materia growth and has fewer than eight linked Materia slots. It deals more damage if her allies are KO'd.

Damage = Damage * (1 + Number of Allies in Death Status)

The Limited Moon, Red XIII's ultimate weapon, is found by talking to Bugenhagen at Cosmo Canyon on disc 3 with Red XIII in the party. It deals more damage based on how close Red XIII is to full MP.

Power = [(3 * Power * Red XIII's MP) / Red XIII's Max MP] + 1

Yuffie's ultimate weapon, the Conformer, can be found in the Gelnika, accessible via the submarine. It does more damage the higher level the opponents are, and ignores the Morph damage penalty. When used against allies it deals 1 HP damage but there is no attack sound and no damage numbers are displayed.

Power = Target level / 16

Cait Sith's ultimate weapon, the HP Shout, can be found on the 64th floor of the Shinra Headquarters. The megaphone can only be obtained after Cait Sith becomes a playable character, so it cannot be obtained until the party revisits the headquarters on disc 2. It deals more damage based on how close Cait Sith is to full HP.

Power = [(3 * Power * Cait Sith's HP) / Cait Sith's Max HP] + 1

The Death Penalty, Vincent's ultimate weapon, is found in ???. The player must trigger a storyline event there by visiting the cave with Vincent in the party, and then fight ten random encounters and return to the cave to obtain the weapon. Death Penalty's power is boosted after every enemy Vincent kills. Due to a damage overflow glitch, if enough enemies are killed, the Death Penalty can kill any enemy with a single hit, including superbosses.

Power = [10 + ( Vincent's Kills / 128) ] / 16

This is then modified by the attack's power; for normal attacks, the multiplier is 1.0. For a plot graph of this formula see here. To reach a base 1.0 damage multiplier, Vincent would need 768 kills. To get 4.0 damage multiplier, Vincent would require 6,912 kills.

The number of Vincent's kills is capped at 65535 = 2^{16} - 1, but, as the division by 128 is actually a right bits shift by 7 (logarithm in base 2 of 128), only the quotient is considered. This means the Power stat raises by (Technique Power)/16 every 128 kills; in particular the maximum power is granted as soon as Vincent has killed 65408 = 128 * 511 enemies, since 128 * 512 = 65536, which is greater than the cap. For a physical attack the Technique Power is always 16, therefore in that scenario the maximum power is 511 + 10 = 521.

Cid's ultimate weapon, the Venus Gospel, can be obtained by talking to the man who was staring at the rocket after it has been launched. If the player speaks to the man three times, he will give the player Cid's ultimate weapon. It deals more damage based on how close Cid is to full MP.

Power = [(3 * Power * Cid's MP) / Cid's Max MP] + 1

Final Fantasy VIII Edit

VIII

ShootingStar-ffviii-rinoa

The Shooting Star.

As it is not a requisite to read the corresponding Weapons Monthly magazines before the weapons can be modeled in a junk shop, the characters' ultimate weapons can be crafted as early as the player collects the required items (often the easiest done by modifying Triple Triad cards). This means everyone but Irvine can potentially obtain their strongest weapon on disc 1.

However, the weapons' attack stats are not significant due to the Junction system, making only Squall's Lion Heart and Selphie's Strange Vision notable among them; Lion Heart for providing Squall his ultimate Renzokuken technique, and Strange Vision having natural 255% accuracy.

Squall's Lion Heart requires Adamantine x1, Dragon Fang x4 and Pulse Ammo x12 to make and costs 2,000 gil. Adamantine can be obtained from Adamantoises in beaches north of Dollet, or by modifying Sacred's card. Dragon Fangs are obtained from LV1-19 Grendels, LV20-29 T-Rexaurs, or Blue Dragons on any level. Pulse Ammo must be refined with Ifrit's Ammo-RF from Energy Crystals, Laser Cannons or Power Generators.

Rinoa's Shooting Star requires Windmill x2, Regen Ring x1, Force Armlet x1, Energy Crystal x2 and costs 1,000 gil.

Zell's Ehrgeiz requires Adamantine x1, Dragon Skin x4, Fury Fragment x1 and costs 800 gil.

Quistis's Save the Queen requires Malboro Tentacle x2, Sharp Spike x4, Energy Crystal x4 and costs 800 gil.

Selphie's Strange Vision requires Adamantine x1, Star Fragment x3, Curse Spike x2 and costs 800 gil.

Irvine's Exeter requires Dino Bone x2, Moon Stone x1, Star Fragment x2, Screw x18 and costs 800 gil.

Final Fantasy IX Edit

IX

Ultima Weapon FFIX

The Ultima Weapon.

Zidane's ultimate weapon is the Ultima Weapon found in an unmarked chocobo bubble on the site where the Shimmering Island used to be. After the party obtains the Invincible the island will be gone, but will still be marked on the map. If the player dives with Choco (by using a Dead Pepper exactly on the right spot), they can find the Ultima Weapon. It teaches Flee and inflicts the Sleep status when used with Soul Blade.

Tiger Racket is the strongest racket usable by both Dagger and Eiko. It is obtained from the bubble below Quan's Dwelling. The player must enter Quan's Dwelling and look down from the ledge after they have trained Choco to dark blue color. It teaches Dispel and is Wind-elemental. However, Dagger and Eiko being mage-type characters means their physical attack will always be weak, and thus Magic Racket with its +2 Magic and boost to Holy damage, may be more useful.

Dagger's other ultimate weapon is the Whale Whisker, found after uncovering Chocograph 18, Ocean. It teaches Curaga and Life.

Eiko's other ultimate weapon is the Angel Flute, found in the Past room in Memoria. It teaches Eiko Esuna and Curaga, as well as her strongest spell, Holy.

Steiner's ultimate weapon is the Excalibur II found in Memoria if the player inspects the pillar in the Gate to Space room with less than 12 hours on the game clock. It is Holy-elemental and teaches Minus Strike, Climhazzard and Stock Break. Because of the arduous challenge to obtain this weapon, Steiner's second best weapon, the Ragnarok, is often considered his other ultimate weapon. Found in the Chocograph 21, Outer Island. Ragnarok inflicts the Slow status when used with the Add Status ability, and teaches Shock and Thunder Slash.

Vivi's ultimate weapon is the Mace of Zeus found in Memoria's Stairs room. It inflicts the Mini status when used with Add Status, and teaches Doomsday, Vivi's most powerful Black Magic spell.

Freya's ultimate weapon is the Dragon's Hair found at the mountain crack (by feeding Choco a Dead Pepper at the correct spot) northwest of Oeilvert. It teaches the Dragon Breath ability.

Quina's ultimate weapon is the Gastro Fork obtained after catching 99 frogs in the marshes and defeating Quale. It inflicts the Stop status with Add Status ability and teaches High Tide.

Amarant's ultimate weapon is the Rune Claws found in the Time Interval room in Memoria. It inflicts the Blind status with Add Status ability and teaches Spare Change, Demi Shock and Revive.

Final Fantasy X Edit

X

FFX Weapon - Onion Knight

The Onion Knight doll.

The ultimate weapons are called "Celestial Weapons," and each of the seven permanent party members has a corresponding Celestial Weapon. The weapons are actually detrimental when first obtained, as they carry the No AP ability. To overcome this, each weapon must be enhanced using two corresponding key items, each named for a celestial body corresponding to the character: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

The Celestial Weapons are obtained by performing a task (although the Celestial Mirror key item must be obtained first), while the Crests are found in treasure chests and the Sigils are won by excelling in minigames and sidequests. When fully enhanced, the Celestial Weapons have four abilities attached, which are generally complementary to the wielder's personality and/or default combat style.

With the exception of Tidus's and Rikku's weapons, each Celestial Weapon allows a certain aeon to break the damage limit. Celestial Weapons ignore the defense of enemies when attacking physically. The Caladbolg, World Champion, Spirit Lance, and Godhand do damage based on how close their wielders' are to full HP. The Masamune does damage based on how low its wielder's HP is. Onion Knight and Nirvana do damage based on how close their wielders' are to full MP.

While the game's Customization feature makes it possible for players to manually create weapons with the same abilities as the Celestial Weapons, any such weapons will not take on the Celestial Weapons' names. They will not ignore defense, have any effect on aeons, or have the damage vary in different circumstances.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

XI

FFXI Almace

The Almace.

Final Fantasy XI does not feature singular ultimate weapons, due to its great variety of equipment and customization, but there are three particular sets of unique and powerful weapons that are highly prized and extremely difficult to obtain: the Relic Weapons, the Mythic Weapons, and the Empyrean Weapons. All three varieties require a large amount of time, gil, or teamwork, often some combination of the three, to obtain, and all three types of weapons provide the wielder with extraordinary power and a unique Weapon Skill.

Relic Weapons Edit

Relic Weapons can only be obtained by traveling into the realm of Dynamis to collect the basic variety of relic weapon. From there, the player must upgrade the weapon by giving a goblin certain items and ancient currency obtained within Dynamis. Due to the exceptionally high amount of currency required to upgrade relic weapons, people often need to purchase ancient currency from other players to acquire relic weapons within a reasonable time frame. Relic weapons are divided by weapon, and jobs released from the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack and beyond are incapable of wielding them.

Mythic Weapons Edit

Mythic Weapons, arguably harder to obtain than any other type of weapon, are randomly dropped in their base version by bosses in the Nyzul Isle investigation missions. To upgrade the weapon, the player must first obtain the Captain rank in Salaheem's Sentinels. Then, the player may begin a long series of quests to upgrade the weapon to its final version. Few mythic weapons have been fully upgraded, partly because the weapon is the most difficult to obtain, and partly because there is a quest available to teach the players the weapon skill attached to the mythic weapon. Mythic weapons are divided by the job the weapon is designed for, and each weapon contains a different weapon skill.

Empyrean Weapons Edit

Empyrean Weapons, the most recently released of the three varieties of weapon, are designed to be upgraded through a variety of trials involving slaying creatures or Notorious Monsters a number of times, sometimes under certain conditions. As the weapon becomes stronger, the trials require to upgrade the weapon increase in difficulty, often requiring groups to complete. Although the Empyrean weapons are the cheapest variety of weapon to obtain, they also require a lot of work.

Final Fantasy XII Edit

XII

ZodiacSpear-ffxii

The Zodiac Spear.

Each weapon type can be considered to have an "ultimate" version.

The Zodiac Spear is the strongest weapon and spear with 150 Attack Power. It is found in the Necrohol of Nabudis when the player doesn't open any of the forbidden chests. Zodiac Spear can also be found in a random treasure in the Henne Mines, but it has very small chance to spawn (0.01%).

Another notable weapon is the Tournesol, the ultimate greatsword. It can only be obtained by collecting many rare items at the bazaar, and costs 600,000 to buy. Tournesol isn't as strong as the Zodiac Spear, with an Attack Power of 140, however, it has a better chance of doing hit combos. Tournesol can be obtained by selling Gemsteel x3, Empyreal Soul x3 and three Serpentarius x3.

The Wyrmhero Blade is another powerful greatsword with the Attack Power of 130, and a very high evasion of 50%. It can be obtained by collecting Lu Shang's Badge from the fishing minigame, The Godslayer's Badge from slaying Yiazmat, and the Omega Badge from slaying Omega Mark XII and then selling them. The weapon will then appear in the Bazaar for purchase. The weapon has a lower attack power than the Tournesol and a very slow charge time, which, coupled with its difficult requirements (the player needs to have already defeated the obvious monsters to use it on), severely limits its usefulness. However, it has inherent Bravery and Faith, and the highest combo rate in the game of 80%, giving it an edge in some circumstances over the Tournesol and other ultimate weapons.

Durandal is the ultimate one-handed sword with 99 Attack Power. It is obtained from the bazaar by selling Lifewick x3, Emperor Scale x2, and Leshach Halcyon x1. It costs 21,600 gil.

Danjuro is the ultimate dagger with 80 Attack Power, and is notorious for how difficult it is to obtain. It can only be dropped by the Larva Eater (rare).

Scorpion Tail is the ultimate weapon in the axes and hammers category with 119 Attack Power. It is bought from the bazaar for 60,000 gil after selling Charged Gizzard x3, Wyrm Bone x3 and Scorpio Gem x4.

Grand Mace is the ultimate mace with 72 Attack Power and reward for the Pylraster hunt.

Euclid's Sextant is the ultimate measure with 35 Attack Power that gives its wearer the automatic Bubble status. It is a reward for Wild Malboro hunt and found in a chest on the Cerobi Steppe (Diamond Armlet is needed).

Masamune is the ultimate katana and has the highest chance to deal hit combos, especially when coupled with the Genji Glove accessory. This makes it useful for enemies that have damage caps, such as the later stages of Yiazmat, where combo abilities are more useful than Attack Power. Masamune is reward for the Gilgamesh hunt, or by selling Gemsteel x2, Orichalcum x3 and Mallet x2 and bought from the bazaar for 350,000 gil.

Yagyu Darkblade is the strongest ninja sword, dropped by the rare game enemy Bombshell.

Whale Whisker is the ultimate pole. It can be bought from the bazaar for 60,000 gil after selling Mythril x3, Corpse Fly x3 and Aquarius Gem x4.

Rod of Faith is the ultimate rod. It is obtainable on Mt Bur-Omisace after Behemoth King hunt. It can't be blocked or parried by enemies.

Staff of the Magi is the ultimate staff stolen from Luxollid. It boosts Holy damage by 50%.

Sagittarius is the ultimate bow obtained from the bazaar for 60,000 gil by selling Beastlord Horn x3, Moon Ring x3 and Sagittarius Gem x4. The Artemis Arrows are the ultimate arrows, obtained for 15,000 gil from the bazaar after selling Vampyr Fang x2, Dorsal Fin x2 and Gemini Gem x3.

Gastrophetes is the ultimate crossbow stolen from Pallicant, or bought from the Outfitters Shop in Phon Coast (part of Rare Game Hint Club sidequest, must give 25 trophies to Atak). The Grand Bolts are the ultimate bolts bought for 15,000 gil from the bazaar after selling Wrath of God x2, Ring Wyrm Liver x2 and Capricorn Gem x3.

Fomalhaut is the ultimate gun found from a random treasure in the Lhusu Mines in the room Antlion is found. It can also be found from Henne Mines Phase 2, Pharos and Cerobi Steppe. The Stone Shot is the ultimate ammo bought for 15,000 gil from the bazaar after selling Mirror Scale x2, Tyrant Bone x2 and Libra Gem x3.

Volcano is the ultimate hand-bomb and reward for the Catoblepas hunt. The Castellanos is the ultimate bomb obtained for 12,000 gil from the bazaar after selling Bomb Fragment x3, Frog Oil x2 and Aries Gem x3.

Trango Tower FFXII Screenshot

Vaan striking with Trango Tower.

The International Zodiac Job System version introduces some new weapons, some of which surpass the old ultimate weapons.

  • Trango Tower is the new ultimate one-handed sword that is even stronger than the Zodiac Spear and has a very high combo rate. It is a rare steal from Zodiark or a random treasure in Subterra B3F southeast room. Notably, the weapon is invisible.
  • Masamune I is the new stronger version of Masamune. It is obtained by selling the same items to the bazaar as was needed in the original Final Fantasy XII. Unlike the Masamune, the Masamune I is a one-handed sword, not a katana.
  • Gastrophetes S is the new strongest crossbow. It is obtained in Pharos at Ridorana - Second Ascent.
  • Seitengrat is the new strongest bow with 224 Attack Power and absurdly high range and 75 evasion. It is by far the strongest weapon in the game, but is only obtained from a chest in a Skyferry with very low spawn rate (0.01%). Like the Trango Tower, the Seitengrat is invisible when equipped.
  • Aldebaran Y is the new strongest gun bought from the bazaar by selling Emperor Scale x2, Earth Crystal x3 and Silver Liquids x3.
  • Shikari no Nagase F is the new strongest dagger that drops from Larva Eater. This weapon is identical in appearance to the Danjuro, which it replaces completely in this version.
  • Scorpion Tail F is the new strongest hammer that has a katana-like combo rate. It can be obtained from the bazaar after selling the same items as needed in Final Fantasy XII for the regular Scorpion Tail.
  • Whale Whisker N is the new strongest pole obtained from the bazaar by selling the same items to the bazaar as was needed for the regular Whale Whisker in the original Final Fantasy XII.
  • Volcano T is the new strongest hand-bomb, found in Henne Mines Phase 2.
  • Orochi N is the new strongest ninja sword, obtained from the bazaar by selling Coeurl Whisker x2, Sickle-Blade x2 and Cancer Gem x3.
  • Byblos Bone is the new ultimate mace found in Lhusu Mines - Site 5, and stolen from Yiazmat.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Edit

FFXIIRW The Anastasia can be considered Vaan's ultimate weapon, obtained as part of the storyline after the events in the World of Illusion. It is not initially the strongest available weapon, but its stats are boosted every time the Midlight's Deep dungeon is completed. Eventually, it is possible to boost the Anastasia's stats so high Vaan can take out Yiazmat alone.

Other best weapons for characters are crafted with the help of Recipe Books, but the weapons' stats depend on the items the player uses and the questions they answer when making the weapon. A series of unsellable weapons exist, but they grant no stat boosts and are usually outclassed by customizable weapons. Some have unique attributes that make them occasionally favorable, such as a particular element or a range ability.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit

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FFXIII Nue

Hope's ultimate weapon, Nue.

The upgrading system allows any lesser weapon to be upgraded to the same ultimate weapon when upgraded to the third tier of power. The ultimate weapon's properties change depending on the properties of the lesser weapon used as a base, changing the weapon's stats and passive ability. No version of an ultimate weapon is objectively the best due to the differences in stats and abilities they offer.

There are a few traits all ultimate weapons have in common regardless of which weapons they were upgraded from: they all require a Trapezohedron to be upgraded from the tier two weapon, and they all have the ability "ATB: +1" along with any other passive abilities, increasing the character's ATB gauge slots by one. As a penalty, wielding an ultimate weapon drastically decreases target times in battle, making it difficult to get higher battle rankings.

Ultimate weapons have no synthesized abilities. Ultimate weapons have high Exp requirements to increase their level, all needing more than a million EXP to reach their max level, and many needing more than a million and a half, in contrast to lower-tier weapons, which only need a few hundred thousand EXP to reach their max level.

Below is the ultimate weapon for each character:

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Edit

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FFXIII-2 Arcus Chronica

Serah with the Arcus Chronica.

Unlike Final Fantasy XIII, weapons don't level up; instead there are usually more powerful versions of existing ones with higher bonuses to Strength and Magic and augmented weapon bonus.

Passive Ability Character
Serah Farron Noel Kreiss
Chain Bonus Lv. 5 Gandiva
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 72, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 120
Grasitha
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 120, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 72
ATB Speed: +50% Indrajit
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 64, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 80
Romulus and Remus
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 80, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 64
ATB +1 Sagittarius
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 115, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 160
Mac an Luin
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 160, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 115
Improved Stagger Arcus Chronica
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 140, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 200
In Paradisum
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon 200, FFXIII-2 Magic Icon 140
Fragment Energy Odinbolt
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon VariesStrength is equal to percentage of Fragments obtained, plus 40, with an additional bonus of 80 if all Fragments are obtained., FFXIII-2 Magic Icon VariesStrength is equal to percentage of Fragments obtained, plus 40, with an additional bonus of 80 if all Fragments are obtained.
Odinblade
FFXIII-2 Strength Icon VariesStrength is equal to percentage of Fragments obtained, plus 40, with an additional bonus of 80 if all Fragments are obtained., FFXIII-2 Magic Icon VariesStrength is equal to percentage of Fragments obtained, plus 40, with an additional bonus of 80 if all Fragments are obtained.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

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FFXIV Artemis Bow

The Artemis Bow.

Relic Weapons return from Final Fantasy XI and can be obtained through the "A Relic Reborn" quest, available after both the Main Scenario and Job quests have been completed. The quest is repeatable for all weapon types, but players may only do one version of the quest at a time, to flag the quest again, they must either finish the current quest or abandon it.

Relic weapons can be upgraded to more powerful Zenith, Atma, Animus, Novus and Nexus versions through a series of quests. Once a Nexus weapon is obtained, it can be transformed into its corresponding Zodiac weapon by collecting four required upgrade materials, then finally upgraded into its finished Zodiac Zeta form. Once a relic has reached its Novus version, its secondary stats can be customized.

Job Relic Zodiac Anima
Paladin Curtana/Holy Shield Excalibur/Aegis Shield Almace/Ancile
Warrior Bravura Ragnarok Ukonvasara
Monk Sphairai Kaiser Knuckles Verethragna
Dragoon Gae Bolg Longinus Rhongomiant
Bard Artemis Bow Yoichi Bow Gandiva
Ninja Yoshimitsu Sasuke's Blades Kannagi
Black Mage Stardust Rod Lilith Rod Hvergelmir
White Mage Thyrus Nirvana Majestas
Scholar Omnilex Last Resort Tetrabiblos
Summoner Veil of Wiyu Apocalypse Draconomicon
Dark Knight Nothung
Machinist Armageddon
Astrologian Deneb

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

FFT

FFT Omnilex

The ultimate weapon in each weapon category are obtained exclusively in the PSP Multiplayer modes, only a few able to be obtained during normal gameplay. Each weapon's ultimate weapon is listed below.

All of the extra items that were introduced in the PSP version obtained from the Melee and Rendezvous are unlocked after the player finishes the game in the iOS version. After the credits have finished rolling, the game will auto-save and all the PSP items will appear in the Poachers' Den.

Weapon Type Obtain
Golden Axe Axe Find: Melee, Rendezvous
Fallingstar Bag Bag Poach: Wild Boar
Find: Rendezvous
Omnilex Book Poach: Greater Malboro
Find: Rendezvous
Catch: Level 95+ Ninja
Sagittarius Bow Bow Find: Rendezvous
Wyrmweave Silk Cloth Poach: Tiamat
Find: Rendezvous
Gastrophetes Crossbow Buy: Various Outfitters (during Chapter 4) - 20,000 gil
Find: Battle of Fort Besselat
Rare Treasure: Limberry Castle Undercroft
Valhalla Fell Sword Find: Rendezvous
Vesper Flail Find: Melee
Blaster Gun Steal: Various units
Find: Rendezvous
Fairie Harp Instrument Poach: Treant
Find: Rendezvous
Chirijiraden Katana Find: Midlight's Deep
Find: Rendezvous
Catch: Level 96+ Ninja
Zwill Straightblade Knife Poach: Plague Horror
Find: Melee
Catch: Level 95+ Ninja
Chaos Blade Knight's Sword Treasure: Midlight's Deep
Find: Rendezvous
Catch: Level 98-99 Ninja
Moonsilk Blade Ninja Blade Find: Melee
Whale Whisker Pole Poach: Tiamat
Find: Melee
Catch: Level 96+ Ninja
Crown Sceptre Rod Find: Rendezvous
Javelin "II" Polearm Catch: Level 97+ Ninja
Staff of the Magi Stave Treasure: Midlight's Deep
Onion Sword Sword Find: Melee

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

TYPE0 The ultimate weapon for each character is obtained during the third playthrough of the game by defeating True Gilgamesh. They all have attack power in the sixties or seventies.

Each character's ultimate weapon is listed below:

The "second best" weapons are the ultimate weapons in second playthrough as True Gilgamesh cannot be fought yet, but the Finis difficulty level is available. They cost 60,000 gil and become available in the Akademeia Armory shop after completing a specific mission in Finis difficulty. In the PSP version, they could also be unlocked by exchanging for 10 tickets on the Square Enix Members site. They have high attack power, not far behind the "true" ultimate weapons.

In first playthrough of the game, the best weapons the player can get are the ones that become available in the SPP Post after landing 300 Killsight strikes with a character. These weapons also provide double EXP.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Edit

FFMQ The statistically strongest weapon obtained by Benjamin is the Excalibur, with an attack power of 125 and a Speed boost of 5. The strongest weapons of the other weapon types remain useful depending on the enemy: the Giant's Axe and Mega Grenade do increased damage against specific enemies, with the Mega Grenade also hitting all enemies in battle; and the Dragon Claw can inflict a variety of ailments upon hitting, including Petrify and Fatal for a one-hit defeat.

Vagrant Story Edit

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VagrantStory-HolyWin

The Holy Win.

Like its relative games in the Ivalice Alliance, Vagrant Story also bears an ultimate weapon for each of its weapon categories. While most ultimate weapons are gained through forging them at workshops, certain categories will have a few variants of their ultimate weapon, these variants gained through only defeating various enemies bearing the weapon, and boasting stats that are up to the player to decide which is best for them. In addition, the kind of material the weapon is made of also plays a great part, with Damascus weapons bearing the strongest properties.

The Jamadhar is the ultimate dagger-type weapon, gaining only by forging two Stilettos.

The Wakazashi is the ultimate forged sword-type weapon, gained through combining two Kophesh blades. The Rhomphaia is the ultimate dropped sword, dropped in Hagane, Silver, and Damascus variations by Dark Crusaders in the Iron Maiden dungeon.

The Rune Sword is the ultimate forged greatsword-type weapon, gained through combining two Nodachi blades. The Holy Win is the ultimate dropped greatsword, dropped by the Last Crusader in the Iron Maiden dungeon.

The War Maul is the ultimate mace-type weapon, gained only through combining two Bec de Corbin blades, while the Crescent is the ultimate Axe-type weapon, gained only through combining two Bullova blades.

The Halberd is the ultimate axe-type weapon, gained only through combining two Double Blades.

The Destroyer is the ultimate forged great mace-type weapon, made through combining two Griever blades, while the Hand of Light is the ultimate dropped great mace, dropped by Minotaurs in Bronze, Iron, and Hagane variations throughout certain rooms in Lea Monde late in the game. The Hand of Light is the only weapon whose material cannot possibly achieve Damascus status due its size value, which overrides any weapon's material attributes in the forging process lower than its own, thus making it virtually impossible without the use of a cheat device.

The Brandestoc is the ultimate polearm-type weapon, gained only through combining two Bardysh blades.

The Arbalest is the ultimate bow-type weapon, gained only through combining two Siege Bow blades.

The Sage Cane is the ultimate staff-type weapon, gained only through combining two Bishop's Crosier blades.

The penultimate material, Damascus, can only be gained through combining weapons with Holy Win or Rhomphaia dropped from the Iron Maiden, carefully crafting weapons made from the material into its ultimate weapon form, or carefully crafting various weapons from lesser materials and certain categories into Damascus, with the exception of the Hand of Light. The material provides an excellent Damage Points pool, the highest stat boosts to any equipment, and a high and even Affinity rating to all enemy types, at the tradeoff of a low Phantom Points pool.

Final Fantasy Adventure Edit

FFA The XCalibr is Sumo's strongest weapon. It has an attack power of 85 and cannot be sold. It is automatically obtained near the end of the final dungeon, making that location the only place it can be used.

The Final Fantasy Legend Edit

FFL The most powerful weapon is called the Glass, this extremely powerful sword breaks after every use in the Japanese version. For North American version, the sword was instead given 50 uses before it would break. It can be found in the Tower on the 21st floor.

Final Fantasy Legend II Edit

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FFLII Katana In-battle Sprite

The ultimate weapon is called Seven and it has a sword icon before its name. It can only be dropped from Haniwa (rare) located in the Central Shrine. The sword has 7 use and also increases a Robot's HP by 144. The damage formula is the user's Str x15. The user will attack up to 7 times, depending on Agl against one group.

Haniwa appears rarely and randomly in lowest area of the shrine. Haniwa functions as a superboss similar to Warmech from the original Final Fantasy, in that it appears rarely randomly in a certain area which happens to be the final area of the game. It's a very dangerous enemy, but is arguably not as powerful as the final boss. It has a chance of dropping the sword, which Haniwa will occasionally use against the party during battle and it will deal damage in the high thousands.

Final Fantasy Legend III Edit

FFL3

There are four swords known as "Mystic Swords": Durend, Xcalibr, Masmune, and Emperor. These swords can be found across Pureland. These swords causes double damage against certain bosses and undead enemies. They can harm even enemies who are strong against physical damage.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia Each character has an exclusive level 100 weapon, with the exception of Cecil, who has two. While these weapons are given the "exclusive" classification, they are based on other weapon types in terms of offered stats, such as Firion's weapons giving a penalty to Defense in the manner of spears. In this regard, the level 100 weapons have stats equal to or surpassing the other strongest weapons in their category. They also bear additional stat boosts of some kind, and a support ability that increases the likelihood of critical hits in different circumstances. As allusions to the character's home title, the level 100 weapons are often named after their strongest weapon in their original game, or reference them in some way, such as Kefka's weapon being named Dancing Mad after his final boss theme.

These level 100 weapons can only be traded for in the shop in a three-stage series of exchanges. Each character has three exclusive weapons, the other two approximately level 50 and level 90. Acquiring the level 100 weapon involves trading the level 90 weapon and other trade items, and getting the level 90 weapon needs the level 50 weapon. The level 50 weapons can be traded for with a variety of generic equipment. A handful also demand unique level 1 weapons exclusive to their character, such as Cloud's Buster Sword.

The Ultimate Weapon also exists as a special level 99 weapon. The only equipment piece able to be equipped by all characters, the Ultima Weapon has +69 ATK, the highest in the game outside the exclusive weapons and the level 100 axes, and has a unique effect that grants the user +2 to ATK, DEF, and LUK when they are at full HP. This effective boost of +71 ATK is the highest of any weapon.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 Each character once again has three exclusive weapons that must be traded for in sequence, from level 30 to level 90, to level 100. Some characters also have level 1 exclusive weapons needed for their level 30 weapons. Lightning and Cecil have two level 100 weapons. The individual stats of returning weapons are rebalanced.

The Ultima Weapon also returns as a level 100 weapon and +68 ATK. It bears the same effects as before, but other weapons have innately higher ATK boosts with other stat modifiers, so its power is comparatively less than the original game.

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