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This fiery sword has kindled the blood-rage in many. It is a testament to its quality that it always finds a new owner afterward.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
The Ashura (阿修羅, Ashura?), also known as Asura, Ahura or Asura Knife, is a recurring katana featured several times in the Final Fantasy series. It is often the weakest katana in the games it appears in.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VII G-Bike
- 1.7 Final Fantasy X
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XV: Comrades
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.17 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
- 1.18 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.19 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
A sword whose name embodies battle.
The Ashura (Shinobi Katana in the Easy Type version) is the weakest katana, and can be used by Warrior, Thief, Red Mage, and their class upgrades. It has an Attack of 25, and can be dropped from the Pharaoh and have a chance of being in a chest in lifespring Grotto in the Dawn of Souls, 20th Anniversary and iOS versions.
Katana named after the avatar of war.
The Ashura (Ahura or Middle blade on the SNES) is a katana equippable by Edge. It is the second weapon available to him, and provides an Attack and Accuracy of 40. It can be found in the Tower of Babil, and bought in Tomra for 7,000 gil. This weapon is metallic.
Katana named after the avatar of war. Can be used two-handed.
The Ashura is a katana equippable by Samurai. It can be found in Castle Tycoon or bought in Regole, Castle of Bal, Quelb, Castle Surgate, or Jachol. It boosts 39 Attack, 42 Hit Rate, and has a 12% chance of dealing a critical hit.
Katana named for an avatar of war.
Ashura is also one of the weapons thrown by the Outsider, which deals moderate non-elemental damage to one target.
The Ashura is a mid-level great katana, crafted by goldsmiths.
The Ashura is the weakest ninja sword, and does Dark-elemental damage. It has 51 Attack, and requires the Ninja Swords 1 license and 40 LP to use. Ninja Swords are among the fastest weapons with 1.97s charge and 1.2s action time; only daggers are faster. It can be bought in Nalbina Fortress, Mt Bur-Omisace, and Rabanastre for 5,600 gil.
In the Zodiac versions, it provides 72 Attack, 10 Evade, 12% Combo Rate, has a 5% chance of inflicting Blind on a target, and requires the Ninja Swords 1 license for 100 LP. It can be found as a treasure in the Stilshrine of Miriam (Walk of Reason) or Cerobi Steppe (South Liavell Hills), or poached Aeros (5% chance). It can be equipped by the Shikari class.
Ashura is a mission reward that deals fire damage and augments the player's offensive spell with fire.
A katana with a brilliant white blade.
The Ashura is the weakest katana, having an attack power of 7. It can be bought from the outfitters for 3,000 gil. The katana's Iaido ability is called Spirit Blade, which deals non-elemental magick damage.
Fiery sword that leads its wielder to battle.
The Ashura is a katana available to the Ninja and Assassin classes. It teaches Fire Veil to Ninjas. It adds +33 to Attack and can be brought from Cyril for 5,600 gil and from any other town for 6,300 gil.
Ashura is an artifact found early on which increases the Strength of the character by one.
Asura is a level 75 dagger that provides +62 Attack and is bought for 4,500 gil.
The Ashura blades are one of the Onion Knight's unlockable weapons, whilst the Ninja class is in effect. It can be obtained, alongside the Serpent Sword and Golem Staff, either by random chance when redeeming a Treasure token, or by purchasing them from the Shop for 7,200 Gil. Like all other characters' weapons, having it equipped carries no advantages or disadvantages.
|Additional stats: Accuracy +86|
A katana of uncompromising craft that is easy to wield and sharp as can be.
A katana that shares the same name as the war gods that the ninja revere. Though it bears an impressive moniker, the katana itself is quite ordinary and has no real special abilities. Its use is widespread since basically anyone who handles it can wield it. However, most people probably use it more for the divine protection it provides, rather than its actual battle power.
Description of FFBE version
A katana from the faraway world of Spira. It is said that in Spira there are many katanas with designs similar to that of Ashura. It is common for users to modify their weapons and armor to suit their needs, so even if appearance is similar, features may be quite different.
Description of FFX version
Ashura (FFX) is a Katana obtained from the Final Fantasy X event, Zanarkand Ruins. It provides 87 ATK and grants a 20% chance to counter physical and magic attacks with a 2-turn 35% debuff to all stats to one enemy.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Ashura is the Japanese pronunciation of Asura. Asuras (Sanskrit: असुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas (also known as suras). Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods or demons with good or bad qualities.
Asura is known as Ashura (阿修羅, Ashura?) in Japan, mostly portrayed as a six-armed god wielding different weapons in each hand.
Ashura being a katana derives from influence of Buddhist and Zen teachings into the samurai class and aristocracy during the early days of the Kamakura Shougante. While samurai were taught to follow the ways of Bushido—the codes, virtues and etiquette a warrior should display in their everyday life—the other side of being a samurai entailed what was known as Shurado: the knowledge that walking the path of a warrior meant facing never-ending violence, the threat of adversaries who also walked the same path, and the theological finality that one was to be reborn in the Ashura realm upon death, and the karma they had engaged in throughout their lives, all much like their mythical counterparts.