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Final Fantasy II Blood Sword in Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Copious quantities of blood have stained this sword's blade a rich crimson.

The Blood Sword (ブラッドソード, Buraddo Sōdo?), also known as the Blood Blade, Drainer, Drain Sword, Vampic, Blood, or simply Drain, is a recurring sword in the Final Fantasy series. It often has a low hit-rate, but absorbs any damage it deals on the target as HP for the user making it similar to the spell Drain. If an undead enemy is attacked, the effect is reversed, damaging the wielder and healing the target.

The Blood Sword sometimes has a counterpart called the Blood Lance, Blood Spear, or Blood Harp that has the same effect.


Final Fantasy II[]

A sword that steals the blood of its foes.


Two Blood Swords can be obtained in the NES and PS1 versions, but the Dawn of Souls, 20th Anniversary, and Pixel Remaster releases have only one.

In addition to the standard damage formula, the Blood Sword drains 1/16th of the target's HP with each hit, regardless of its maximum HP, making it especially effective against bosses with high HP.

The Blood Sword is in the secret door next to the bed in Paul's house after he reveals it to the player, but can only be obtained before summoning the wyvern to enter the Cyclone.

In the NES, WonderSwan Color, and PlayStation Final Fantasy Origins, the other Blood Sword is found in a treasure chest on the fourth floor of Fynn Castle's dungeons.

Final Fantasy III[]

The Blood Sword is a regular sword, and it has average Attack power. In the 3D version, 1/6th of the damage dealt is converted as HP recovery to the wielder. It has an Attack of 55 and is found on the Wrecked Ship. The Onion Knight, Dark Knight, Knight, and Warrior classes can wield it. In the game's logo the Unnamed Warrior seems to be wielding Blood Sword alongside the Onion Sword.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Sword that steals target's HP.


The Blood Sword is found in the Cave of Eblan and can be equipped by Paladin Cecil and Kain. It heals the user by an amount equal to the damage dealt and deals increased damage to flans, giants, and undead enemies, while reducing Strength, Stamina, Agility, Spirit, and Intelligence by 5. This weapon is metallic.

In the Easy Type version, it was renamed to Bloodthirsty Sword. The enemy type modifiers were removed and its attack power and accuracy bonuses were increased from 45 and 0% to to 77 and 30%.

In the 3D release, the Blood Sword retains its 45 attack power and has 90 accuracy. It heals the user by 10% of the amount of damage dealt and reduces damage taken from flans and giants in addition to dealing extra damage. If Golbez is hacked into the party, he may equip it as well.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The Blood Sword has 45 Attack and decreases all stats by -5 and absorbs damage done to target as HP. It can be found in Mist (Kain's Tale), and Lunar Tunnel - East (Lunarians' Tale). It can be equipped by Ceodore, Kain, Cecil, and Golbez.

Final Fantasy V[]

Sword that saps target's HP.


The Blood Sword (Drain Sword in the RPGe translation) allows the user to drain HP from its target, but has a low Accuracy and provides 25 Hit Rate, 84 Attack, and grants +5 Magic. This can be circumvented by using Aim or Rapid Fire. Rapid Fire will not halve its damage, as it uses a magical attack. Like other drain spells and weapons, Blood Sword's damage is inverted on the undead. It can be found in the Barrier Tower, guarded by a Red Dragon or two Yellow Dragons, and the ruins section of the Interdimensional Rift, and stolen from King Behemoths.

Final Fantasy VI[]

Sword that absorbs HP from its victims.


The Blood Sword (Drainer in the SNES release) can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, and Celes. Although it drains HP, it does damage based on the current HP of the holder—the Blood Sword will never deal damage higher than the character's maximum HP minus their current HP. If the character has lost 100 HP, the attack will only do 100 damage. If the character has full HP, the Blood Sword will do 0 damage.

The Blood Sword has an attack power of 121, +10% Evasion, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands, although it cannot be equipped by Cyan natively. This weapon is ignored by the Optimize option in the equipment menu. It can be found in Tzen, or stolen from Number 024, Lizard, and Ultima Buster. If bet in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, the player will only rewin a Blood Sword after defeating an Enuo.

The Blood Sword is affected by the Capture glitch.

Final Fantasy IX[]

The Blood Sword is a sword for Steiner that teaches the Darkside Sword Art. It can be received as early as during the player's first trip to Treno by giving enough Stellazzio Coins to Queen Stella. One additional Blood Sword may be stolen from Tiamat. It provides 24 Attack. The sword heals Steiner by an amount equal to the damage dealt unless Steiner attacks an undead creature, in which case the reverse is true.

Final Fantasy XI[]

The Bloodsword is a sword equippable by Warriors or Dark Knights at level 55. It has a damage of 44 and a delay of 290. It increases Strength, Dexterity, Agility, and Intelligence by four, while decreasing Vitality, Mind, and Charisma by eight. It also has the additional effect of HP Drain. The sword is obtained from Lumber Jack, a Beetle Notorious Monster found in the Batallia Downs.

Final Fantasy XII[]

The Blood Sword behaves differently in this game than in its other appearances, inflicting the status effect Sap on the target (100% of the time if not resisted) instead of draining their HP. Blood Sword is one of few weapons to have its own license on the License Board, but not be one of the strongest weapons in its class. It is located between the Swords 4 and Swords 5 Licenses, and costs 30 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre for 5,000 gil and can be stolen from a Seeker.

In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 38 Attack, 5 Evade, 32 CT, 5% combo rate, has a 100% chance of inflicting Sap, and requires the Blood Sword license for 50 LP. It can be found as a treasure in Tomb of Raithwall (Cloister of Flame), Mosphoran Highwaste (Rays of Ashen Light) and Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road), and dropped by Seeker (1% chance).

The stronger version, Karkata (Blood Sword A in International) provides 92 Attack, 16 Evade, 32 CT, 7% combo rate, has a 100% chance of inflicting Confuse on a target and requires the Karkata license for 80 LP. It can be bought from the bazaar after selling Solid Stone x2, Vampyr Fang x3, and Dark Crystal x15. Both swords can be equipped by the Knight and Bushi classes. The Bushi must first acquire the license for Zalera to be able to purchase the licenses.

The Karkata is extremely useful for low-level/Weak Mode games due to its 100% Confuse rate. Many bosses and marks are vulnerable to Confuse, and a 100% Confuse rate allows the user to lock a target into hitting themselves repeatedly, adding Confuse to the target right after it is removed.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Crimson sword that craves enemy HP.


Blood Sword is a weapon for Vaan that can be bought at Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop for 7400 gil, crafted with the Connoisseur's Guide recipe, and won as a reward for completing Mission 7-1. It provides +70 Attack, +35 Magick Attack, and +40 Speed. It uses a generic sword sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

The Blood Sword is a Gladiator's Arm Gladiator's Arm for Paladin Paladins. It is based on the weapons wielded by higher level succubus enemies. It can be purchased in Manderville Gold Saucer for 10,000 MGP, but it has no special properties and is largely intended for glamouring its appearance onto other weapons.

Blood Sword

Blood Sword

Gladiator's Arm
GLA PLD Lv. 50
Item Level 50
Physical Damage: 37 Auto-attack: 25.65 Delay: 2.08
Strength +10
Vitality +10
Blacksmith Blacksmith
Dyeable: No Unique

Final Fantasy XV[]

The Blood Sword is one of Noctis's weapons and is part of his arsenal in the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo. It is depicted as a curved blade with multiple concave segments serving as the edge of the blade, supported by a central blade of dark gray metal. The cutting edge is hot pink. In the demo it is a Tier 10 weapon with the abilities Regeneration II and MP Regeneration III and bears the technique Drain Blade.

Blood Sword
Swords1983Max MP: +11
20% chance to recover 30 HP per hit
Buy: 5000
Sell: 2500
Find: Crestholm Channels (right before the end boss; Map), Pitioss Ruins
Shop: Altissia, Cartanica, Tenebrae, Zegnautus Keep
A blade once wielded by a warrior called 'the Dark Knight.' It absorbs the health of those it strikes.

Final Fantasy XVI[]

Blood Sword from Final Fantasy XVI icon

Taking up this frightfully bloodthirsty blade in one's hands invokes strange yet familiar images of lifelong companions who cast their lot with the flames of rebellion.


The Blood Sword is a DLC weapon included in the Collector's Edition. It has 130 Attack and 130 Stagger.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

The blade of this sword is a deep crimson, as if it were drenched in blood. It is cruelly sharp.


Blood Sword can be poached from Hydra, stolen from Gaffgarion at the Golgollada Gallows in Chapter 2, found with the Treasure Hunter ability at Eagrose Castle, the second floor of the Midlight's Deep, or obtained via Melee. It has a physical Attack of 8, and a 5% chance of blocking an attack. It heals the wielder with an amount of HP equivalent to the amount inflicted on the target. The reverse applies with the undead as the Blood Sword will inflict damage on the wielder and heal the target instead.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Sword stained by the blood of many.

In-game description

The Blood Sword is a regular sword and, although quite weak, it absorbs the HP of foes. It is usually found later and cannot be bought from stores. It is a reward for raising one's Combat stat to 5. It teaches Wyrmkiller and Provoke to the Dragoon and Soldier classes, respectively. It provides +18 to attack.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

The Blood Sword is a sword that teaches the Poison Blade ability to the Spellblade, as well as Wyrmkiller to Dragoons and Provoke to Soldiers. It provides +22 Attack and can be bought for 1850 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar by using a Dark Stone, Cursed Coin, and Spiral Incisor.

Final Fantasy Adventure[]

Blood has a sword icon before its name. The Blood can be obtained in Glaive Castle prior to fighting Dark Lord. It heals the user by an equal amount of the damage it deals, and it has an attack power of 26.

The Final Fantasy Legend[]

Vampic has a sword icon before its name. It can be bought in Hidden Town for 10,000 GP. It has 50 uses and an attack power of 4, damage formula for Vampic is base on Mana. The weapon absorbs the enemy's HP and transfer it to to the attacker.

Final Fantasy Legend II[]

Vampic has a sword icon before its name. It can be found in Nasty Dungeon and Valhalla Palace. It has 30 use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 9. The damage formula for Vampic is the user's Mana x6, it absorbs 25% of damage, but cannot absorb from FFLII ResistancePara resistant enemies, Plants, and Hards. Undead reverse absorption.

Final Fantasy Legend III[]

Drain has a sword icon before its name. It has an attack power of 60 and absorbs HP from the target.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

Firion's weapons become the Blood Weapons when he enters his EX Mode, turning red and orange. As is tradition with the Blood weapons, when Firion inflicts HP damage while in EX Mode he is healed by an equivalent amount to his own HP.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The Blood Sword is a level 100 sword found in the Labyrinth, and is the weapon of the "Succubus' Soul" combination along with the Sanguine Shield, Blood Helm and Blood Armor. The Blood Sword grants +67 Attack, and the Succubus' Soul effect heals the user by 20% of the HP damage they inflict on an opponent. Firion's EX mode is reprised and functions identically.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Firion wields the Blood Sword in his character model.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[]

This sword absorbs the life force of foes. Perfect for those with vampire envy.


Blood Sword grants +4 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan. Firion wields the Blood Sword in battle when attacking.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Blood Sword (VI)
Rarity 6
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Bonus effects with Synergy: Adds small boost to fire damage.
Overstrike Soul Break: Scorching Flames (Terra), MAG +10 when mastered

Final Fantasy Explorers[]

A demonic sword whose blade forever runs red. It grants the wielder life force taken from foes.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

A sword with a blood-red blade from a faraway world. A knight's sword imbued with strong magic, it has the power to suck the life force from those who are subjected to its wrath. In its world of origin, it was enshrined in the Barrier Tower, and those who wished to wield it had to first fell mighty dragons.

FFV description

This crimson cutter was clearly inspired by the bloodsucking fauna of Lapis. A royal vizier from a faraway magical kingdom created the schematics of this weapon for his king. On grounds of suspected treason, the king rewarded him with a one-stop visit to the guillotine. When wielded, this blade extracts some of its target's life force, granting it to its wielder. The sensation of the life force entering its owner is usually pleasant, so much so that some soon find themselves addicted to its effects.

FFBE' Description

Blood Sword is a Great Sword obtained by crafting it using 150,000 gil, x1 Giant's Sword, x2 Blood Alcrysts, x3 Blood Stones, and x3 Stainless Steels. It provides 76 ATK, 20 SPR, and access to the ability Drainer.

Blood Sword (FFV) is a Sword obtained during the Final Fantasy V event, Barrier Tower. It provides 84 ATK, 145 MAG, and enables usage of the ability Bloodthirsty Sword.

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin[]

The Blood Sword is a weapon that can be equipped by the Swordfighter, Warrior, Knight, Red Mage, Dark Knight, Paladin, Tyrant, Void Knight, Liberator, Blue Mage, Hunter and Gambler jobs.

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[]

Ehrgeiz Blood Sword

You'll probably see blood.


The Blood Sword is a sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 77 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, -10 Defense, -1 Speed, and -1 Consumption Rate.

The Last Story[]

The Blood Sword is a weapon that drains health when attacking from behind, and more red is added to it as it is upgraded. It glows bright red when fully upgraded.

Bravely series[]

A slender magic sword into which a legendary master blacksmith forged the black magic Drain by request of a certain patron. Upon seeing the blade, the patron is said to have gladly purchased it, leaving with the cryptic words, "This is positively vampiric!"


Blood Blade is a sword that provides 42 P.ATK, 90 Aim and uses Sword Magic Drain in Bravely Default and Bravely Second.


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A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).