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- "A weapon for the gentle of heart, this spear is constructed to prevent damage to an opponent."
- —Description, Final Fantasy XIII.
Venus Gospel is Cid Highwind's ultimate weapon obtained in Rocket Town after the Huge Materia mission. After returning to the village, the player can talk to the old man who used to gaze at the rocket; after talking to him three times he will hand the spear over.
The spear has Attack power of 97, Hit rate of 103%, Magic of 42, and zero Materia growth. It has eight Materia slots in four linked pairs. The spear deals more damage the closer Cid's max MP is to his current MP.
Kimahri's spear is called the Venus Gospel when it has the dominant abilities of Double AP and Double Overdrive. Double AP can be customized onto a weapon with 20 Megalixirs, and Double Overdrive with 30 Underdog's Secrets.
Venus Gospel is a spear for Fang obtained by upgrading the Taming Pole (obtained in a treasure sphere in Oerba or bought from Gilgamesh's shop in the Retail Network) with the Uraninite catalyst. It has the passive ability Stagger Lock, which prevents Fang from staggering enemies, although she can still build their chain gauge. The Stagger Lock trait can be combined with other equipment for another Passive ability, the Random: Instant Chain.
Venus Gospel's starting level is 19, with minimum strength and magic of 138. It requires 334,656 EXP to max out at level 61, with maximum strength and magic of 390. Venus Gospel can be upgraded to Kain's Lance with a Trapezohedron.
Venus is a Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty, and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. The noun form venus means "love" and "sexual desire" in Latin, and has connections to venerari (to honour, to try to please) and venia (grace, favour) through a possible common root in an Indo-European *wenes-, comparable to Sanskrit vanas- "lust, desire."
The word gospel derives from the Old English gōd-spell meaning "good news" or "glad tidings." A gospel is an account, often written, that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In a more general sense the term "gospel" may refer to the good news message of the New Testament.