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A sacred blade plucked from the tail of a great dragon, with a hilt carved from its bones.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
The Ame no Murakumo (あめのむらくも, Ame no Murakumo?, lit. Gathering Clouds of Heaven) or Ama-no-Murakumo, also known as Murakumo, Heaven's Cloud, Strato, and Emperor, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a high-ranking katana, outclassed by top weapons such as the Muramasa and the Masamune.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy III
- 1.2 Final Fantasy V
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.5 Final Fantasy X
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.8 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.14 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.15 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.17 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.21 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Legendary katana. Can be used two-handed.
The Murakumo is the strongest katana in the original release, but the Mutsunokami surpasses it in the Advance and later releases. It can be stolen from Yojimbo and the front section of Neo Exdeath. It provides 114 Attack and 117 Hit, and has a 20% chance for critical hits.
Ancient Doman blade lost during the War of the Magi.
The Murakumo (also known as the Strato) is Cyan's third-strongest katana. It drops from Red Dragon, is stolen from Samurai Soul, and is obtained by betting the Ichigeki, Holy Lance, Masamune, or Magus Rod in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. It has an attack power of 199, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands (although Cyan can't use Runic).
The Amanomurakumo is the great katana Relic Weapon of the Samurai job, available to level 75 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).
It is widely recognized among the endgame community as one of the most powerful weapons, and is the strongest weapon available to the Samurai class due to the unique way it modifies the Store TP attribute—pivotal for the heavily TP-reliant Samurai job—and its high Damage statistic (the highest of all great katana present).
The Ame-no-Murakumo is the third-strongest katana. In the original version it is unlocked on the License Board for 50 LP and is bought for 15,000 gil at Balfonheim Port. It gives +78 to Attack and +5 to Evasion and is Wind-elemental. Katana are average what it comes to attacking speed.
The weapon can also be bought from the Hunt Club after giving ten trophies to each bangaa, stolen from the Rare Game Etherian and bought at the bazaar for 13,800 gil after selling Water Crystal x9, Iron Ore x5, and Screamroot x7. Ame-no-Murakumo can also found in a treasure chest within the Pharos, Subterra, Umbra level.
In the Zodiac versions, Ame-no-Murakumo now provides 96 Attack, 29 Evade, 31 CT, 20% combo rate, is Wind-elemental, and requires the Katana 4 license for 90 LP. It can be bought in Balfonheim Port for 11,600 gil, found as a treasure in Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum), stolen from Etherian (3%), bought from the bazaar for 8,400 gil after selling Iron Ore x5, Screamroot x7, and Water Crystal x9, and from the Hunt Club sidequest. It can be equipped by the Bushi.
A long sword forged for relentless physical attacks, and nothing else. Rank: Ultimate
Heaven's Cloud is a longsword that provides Strength +2600, Magic 0, ATB Speed -15, and has the passive ability Hard Hitter Lv. 2. It can be bought at Yusnaan Champion's Quarter Forge and the Final Day Forge (Hard Mode) for 800,000 gil.
This katana's design was inspired by a legendary blade said to have been plucked from the tail of a marauding dragon.
The Ama-no-Murakumo (Heaven's Cloud in the PS version) is a mid-powered katana acquired in Chapter 2. It has an attack power of 11, evasion of 15%, compatible with both Dual Wield and Doublehand, and can be equipped by Samurai. It can be purchased from trade cities, such as Dorter, for 8,000 gil. It can also be found with the Treasure Hunter ability as a rare treasure in Grogh Heights. The katana's Iaido ability is called Cloudsea Curse, which deals non-elemental magick damage and can inflict Slow.
Divine blade taken from an evil dragon's tail.
The Heaven's Cloud is a mid-powered katana for Ninjas and Assassins. It is Holy-elemental, and makes the user absorb Holy attacks. It teaches Unspell to Ninjas. It adds 39 to Attack and 5 to Resistance. It can be obtained from Cyril for 12,000 gil and from any other town for 13,500 gil.
The Ama-no-murakumo provides +34 Attack and +5 Resistance, is Holy-elemental, and allows the user to absorb Holy-elemental attacks. It teaches Hoarfrost Blade to Parivirs and Unspell to Ninjas. It can be bought for 4,800 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Lightwing Crystal, Gemsteel, and Strange Liquid.
The weapon is called Emperor (Kusanagi Sword in the Japanese version) and it has a mystic sword icon before its name. This Mystic Sword is the second weakest of the four swords with an attack power of 75. It deals Mystic-elemental damage, causing double damage against certain bosses and undead enemies. It can even harm enemies who are strong against physical damage.
The player must find three components scattered across Pureland—the Katana, the Crystal, and the Emblem—and bring them to Masa who will forge the sword.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The Heaven's Cloud is a level 100 katana that increases EX Intake Range by +6m and boosts +68 Attack. It can traded in the shop for 31,920 gil, a Kazekiri, and Behemoth Horn x5.
The Heaven's Cloud is a level 100 katana that increases EX Intake Range by +3m and boosts +67 Attack and lessens Defense by -1. It can traded in the shop for 180,320 gil, a Murasame, a Kazekiri, and an Eureka Metal.
Despite its name, this treasured sword was found in the depths of the ocean.
Murakumo grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Samurai, Ninja, and Auron.
(Gathering Clouds of Heaven (VI))
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Super Soul Break: Bushido Bloodmoon (Cyan), ATK +10 when mastered
A katana that came from a faraway world. It is extremely powerful, and is infused with dark powers. This katana was made by a legendary smith who traveled across the land, and it is said that only those who have mastered the ways of the dark knight can wield this sword.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
A well-balanced weapon.
The Heaven's Cloud is a 2-handed sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 90 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +2 Defense, +1 Magic Def, -3 Speed, and -2 Consumption Rate. Only Masuda Koji can equip this weapon.
Ama no Murakumo is a katana that can be equipped by Ren.
It is said that this sword issued forth from the giant tail of Yamata-no-Orochi when it was slain by the god Susano-o during the land of Wa's age of myth. It later came to be known as Kusanagi and became one of the three sacred relics handed down since ancient times.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword of Japanese myth. It was originally called Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (天叢雲剣?) which roughly translates as "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven", but its name was later changed to the more popular Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi ("Grass Cutting Sword"). In legend, the sword is found by the storm god Susano'o in one of the tails of the Yamata no Orochi. It's also one of the three Imperial Regalia used in the ritual of imperial ascension.The name "Ame no Murakumo" is based on the legendary