The Battleaxe.

Axes (, Ono?) are a recurring weapon type from the Final Fantasy series. They are usually two-handed weapons, meaning that a character cannot simultaneously use a shield. Axes are generally not as accurate as other weapons.

Recurring axes include the Ogre Axe, Venom Axe, and Rune Axe (which uses MP to add more damage and tends to be the ultimate axe). They are most often associated with the Berserker class. Kaeli from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest uses axes, and there are many others from various other games that do so as well, such as Guy from Final Fantasy II.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Light Axe.

Axes can be equipped by the Warrior and Ninja classes.

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Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

The Poison Axe.

Axes can be equipped by everyone. Guy comes equipped with one by default, and Leon rejoins equipped with an axe.

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Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Dual Haken.

Axes can be equipped by Warrior, Viking, and Onion Knight jobs.

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Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Dwarven Axe.

Axes can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, and Cid.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

The Titan's Axe.

Icon. Axes can be used by Freelancers, Berserkers and Gladiators, though any job can equip it if the character has equipped the Equip Axes ability, taught by the Berserker job. Axes gain bonus damage from Strength. Axes use a different damage formula which only takes 25% of the target's Defense into calculations instead of normal Defense values.

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Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

The Mythril Pick.

Axes are a type of weapon often used by Warriors and Beastmasters. Most axes exist as either normal axes and pickaxes.

Notable axes:

  • Aymur
  • Guttler
  • Tabarzin
  • Maneater
  • Woodville's Axe
  • Labrys
  • Kriegsbeil
  • Retributor
  • Zoraal Ja's Axe
  • Acha d'Armas

The Darksteel Voulge.

There is also a category called "great axes": two-handed axes. These slow, powerful weapons are Warriors' specialty, though Dark Knights can also wield these weapons.

Notable great axes:

  • Bravura
  • Conqueror
  • Amood
  • Balestarius
  • Byakko's Axe
  • Gawain's Axe
  • Rune Chopper
  • Bhuj
  • Foolkiller
  • Ulfhedinn
  • Perdu Voulge
  • Pendragon Axe
  • Rampager

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Francisca.

In the original version any character can equip axes, as long as they have acquired the necessary licenses. Axes deal very unstable damage.

In the Zodiac versions, axes, together with hammers, are Foebreaker's primary weapon.

The damage formula for axes is:

Axes use the Vitality damage formula. Damage depends on the weapon, the user's Strength and Vitality and character level. The characters' stats can vary. Vitality varies the most, by 30%, but Strength varies 10%. Basch has the lowest Vitality, which puts lower-stat characters like Balthier and Penelo in the top four for Strength+Vitality. The highest is Vaan, and Ashe at second highest, the only woman with second highest stats for a non-mage weapon.

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Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

A variety of marauder's arms.

Large two-handed axes fall under the marauder's arms category, and are used as weapons by marauders and warriors. Smaller wood-cutting axes are tools used by botanists.

Notable marauder's arms:

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Axes isn't a weapon type, but the Axe of the Conqueror is a royal arm for Noctis.

The Axe of the Conqueror is gained in Chapter 2 from the Tomb of the Conqueror found underground at the end of Keycatrich Trench dungeon in northern Leide. It is a large labrys/doublebladed halberd that once belonged to the Lucian king known as the Conqueror who rose in times of chaos to unite the continent.

The axe performs slow but powerful attacks at the expense of defense. It is especially good at putting enemies in vulnerable state, and thus triggering cross chains. Its basic combo is four slow axe strikes. Forward directional input has Noctis jump forward and do an aerial attack: a descending axe swing. This way the player can airstep without using MP. Its phase-counter is a slow uppercut swing.

Warp-striking with the axe has Noctis throw it above the enemy, warp to it and deal an overhead strike. This drains an unusually large amount of health.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Axe of the Conqueror
(Blade of the Chaos King)
Axe-of-the-Conqueror-Menu-FFXV.png
Royal Arms4832Strength: +60
Vitality: -80
A polearm that performs slow but powerful attacks, at the expense of defense and increased HP loss. Has a unique warp-strike, launching diagonally upward above the target then crashing down. Especially good at making enemies vulnerable.
Buy: —
Sell: —
Reward: Main quest: The Power of Kings
A king performed great feats of arms, expanded his realm, and made his people prosper. This was his halberd. It wreaks havoc with slow but mighty blows.


Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Golden Axe.

Axes can be equipped by the Squire and Geomancer jobs. Any job can equip them with the Equip Axes support ability.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

The Slasher.

Axes are one of the weapons that can be equipped by seeq Vikings.

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Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

Axes and great axes appear as weapons.

List of axes: List of great axes:
  • Guisarme
  • Large Crescent
  • Sabre Halberd
  • Balbriggan
  • Double Blade
  • Halberd

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[edit | edit source]

The only weapon that appears to be related to axes is the Hatchet, the very first piece of available weaponry. It provides +10 Attack. It can be made through the scroll Novice's Weapon, or bought for 110 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

Some of the Clavat weapons are axes.

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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Axe in battle.

Benjamin and Kaeli can equip axes. They can be used to chop down trees and other obstacles on the overhead map. Trees, crabs, turtles and worms are weak against axe damage.

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Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

FFA Axe Icon.png

Axes appears as one type of weapons.

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Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

FFLII Axe Icon.png

Axes appears as one type of weapons.

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Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Axes appears as a type of weapon.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

The Hercules.

Axes can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Dark Fencer and Beastmaster crowns. Axes have high attack power, but comes with low accuracy and will rarely hit the target.

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Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Grinder Axe.

The job best suited for wielding axes is the Pirate. Any job can be well suited to wield axes when equipped with the Axe Lore support ability. The Special Attacks for axes are charged by defeating enemies with physical attacks.

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Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

The Juggernaut.

All axes deal 50% more damage to plantoids. The job best suited for wielding axes are the Catmancer and Pirate. Any job can be well suited to wield axes when equipped with the Axe Lore support ability.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

List of axes:

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Axes appear as a type of weapon. Warrior of Light, Garland, Firion, Cecil, Golbez, Bartz, and Jecht are the only characters that can equip them originally.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Axes are available to Gilgamesh, Gabranth, and Vaan. Axes reduce base Bravery slightly when equipped.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Rune Axe.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Axes can be equipped by the Berserker and Viking.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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