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FFXI Yoichinoyumi

Yoichi's Bow in Final Fantasy XI.

Songs tell of a great warrior in a faraway land who once wielded this weapon.

The Yoichi Bow (与一の弓, Yoichi no Yumi?), also known as Yoichi's Bow, Yoichinoyumi and Samurai, is a recurring Bow in the Final Fantasy series. In the first installments of the series, it appeared as the most powerful bow, but this has been replaced by other bows in the most recent games.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIEdit

II

A legendary bow of unparalleled power.
—Description

The Yoichi's Bow is the second most powerful bow and can be dropped by Black Knights. It casts Berserk on the party when used as an item.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III The Yoichi Bow is a powerful bow that can be bought in Falgabard for 42,000 gil. It gives a bonus of 5 to Agility and has 70 Attack.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

Bow once used by a famous marksman.
—Description

The Yoichi Bow (Samurai in the SNES version) is a powerful bow that can be found in the Feymarch and grants a bonus of 10 to Strength. In the 3D version, the Yoichi Bow resembles a traditional samurai bow, while the corresponding arrows appear to be made out of bamboo.

In the Easy Type version, its hit rate was increased to 70%.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Yoichi Bow returns in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. The bow can be equipped by Cecil, Rydia, Rosa, Palom, Porom, and Cid. It can be found in the Cave of Eblan with an attack power of 33 and a accuracy of 10.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY The Yoichi Bow returns from Final Fantasy IV with the same stats. It is dropped by the enemy Moonmaiden.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Bow once used by a famous marksman. Must be used two-handed. Full power from back row.
—Description

The Yoichi Bow is one of the twelve Sealed Weapons that lie in the Sealed Castle. It is the second most powerful bow (aside from the Advance version) and has a critical hit rate of around 30%.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Yoichinoyumi is one of the Relic Weapons of the Ranger and Samurai jobs, available only to level 75 Rangers and Samurai after having completed an immensely lengthy and expensive quest (often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items).

For Rangers, it is widely recognized among the endgame community as one of the most powerful weapons, though the Samurai class does not benefit in the same respect. It has the highest base damage rating of all bows present.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Yoichi Bow is the fourth-strongest bow, and can be bought for 12,500 gil at Balfonheim Port. It can also be obtained from the White Mousse Hunt and by doing the Cockatrice sidequest in Eruyt Village. It has the Attack power of 75 and requires unlocking of the Bows 5 license for 45 LP. Bows are among the slowest weapons with 2.96s charge, and 1.4s action time.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, the Yoichi Bow can be equipped by the Archer.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV In Update 2.45, a quest was added that allowed for the player character to transform their Relic Weapons into the Zodiac Weapons. Following the quest as a Bard would yield the player with the Yoichi Bow. This can later be upgraded to Yoichi Bow Zeta.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

The bow of a legendary archer. Its unusual size gives it incredible power.
—Description

The Yoichi Bow is the third most powerful bow and can be obtained by equipping the Treasure Hunter ability to retrieve it from the third floor of the Midlight's Deep with the Treasure Hunter ability, winning in Rendezvous and selecting from the trophies randomly, or stealing from the archer during the battle in Orbonne Monastery Underground Library B4.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

FFT

Songs have been sung about this bow from afar.
—Description

The Yoichi Bow is an high-rank bow that teaches the Take Aim ability to Archers and provides +33 Attack and a Range of 5. It is obtained as a random reward for completing a mission and as a reward for reaching Track level 5.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2 The Yoichi Bow returns with the exact same properties as its predecessor. It can be purchased for 5,200 gil after selling an Aged Turtle Shell, Spiral Vine, and Quince at the bazaar. The Yoichi Bow has a Range of 5 and grants +33 Attack.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFL2 The weapon is called Samurai and it has a bow icon before its name. It can be found in Edo Castle and Nasty Dungeon. It has 30 uses, it also increases a Robot's HP by 117 and increases their Agl by 26. The damage formula for Samurai is equal to 1000 points of damage. The bow is Long Range, attacks one group, and never misses.

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 The weapon is called Samurai in the game and it has a bow icon before its name. It has an Attack power of 170 and it can be forge by Masa on the Talon.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

TYPE0 Yoichi's Bow is Trey's secret weapon obtained after defeating True Gilgamesh in a secret area on the third playthrough. It gives 69 Attack points and has a 10% chance to inflict instant death on enemies. In the PSP version it can also be obtained by exchanging 15 tickets on the Square Enix Members site.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit

FFCCRoF

Weapon of a famous foreign bowman. It demands exceptional strength and an unclouded spirit.
—Description

The Yoichi's Bow is one of the most powerful bows, providing +132 to Attack. It can be made using the Foreign Weapon scroll, and bought for 3,350 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

FFCCEoT

Weapon of a famous foreign bowman. It demands strength and an unclouded spirit.
—Description

Yoichi's Bow is a high-ranked bow that can be used by any race. It provides 92 attack at level 1 and 149 attack at level 30, gives +25 to Stun, and has one empty slot. It can be created for 790 gil by using Steel x5 and Yew Branch x5 (Hard or Very Hard mode). When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Yoichi Bow makes a Bushidore, level 10-19 makes a Spirit Stone 4, and level 20-30 makes a Big Charjade.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

An asymmetrical bow said to have been used by the famous archer Yoichi from the land of Wa, an island nation that vanish several centuries ago. It delivers a high Critical Rate and overwhelming Attack, but it is said to take considerable time before it can be mastered.
—Description
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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

An asymmetrical longbow said to have been used by the famous archer Yoichi from the land of Wa, an island nation that vanished several centuries ago. It delivers a high critical rate and overwhelming attack, but it is said to take considerable time before it can be mastered.
—Description
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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

PFF

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

This odd bow comes from a far land and bears the name of some person or another.
—Description

Yoichi's Bow grants +15 to Attack. It can be equipped by Ranger.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE

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EtymologyEdit

Nasu no Yoichi was a samurai archer of feudal Japan. According to the Heike Monogatari, a literary epic of feudal Japan, a ship in the enemy fleet placed a fan on the mast of their ship, proclaiming it would deflect all arrows fired at them. Nasu no Yoichi, horseback among the waves with his target also rocking back and forth, shot the fan off with a single arrow. The Yoichi bow is named after this samurai in honor of his legendary feat.

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