Blood equipment (ブラッド, Buraddo?) is a recurring set of equipment in the Final Fantasy series, which most of the time focuses on draining the HP of its target and restoring the HP of the wielder, much like the Drain spell.
In some games, there exists an MP-variant of the weapon that acts similarly to the spell Osmose, though it appears much more rarely compared to blood equipment. When a piece of blood equipment exists as armor it is most often as the Ensanguined Shield, which usually has excellent defenses but penalizes the user's stats in other ways. Blood equipment has appeared since Final Fantasy II, with the appearance of the most common piece of blood equipment, the Blood Sword. The Blood Lance appears the most alongside the Blood Sword.
The Blood Sword makes its debut and provides no increase to base Attack or Accuracy, but each hit drains 1/16th of the target's max HP to heal the wielder. This makes the weapon extremely effective against enemies with high HP, however its drain effect is reversed when used against undead enemies.
The Blood Sword has an attack power of 55, and can be found in the Wrecked Ship.
The Blood Lance has an attack power of 95, and is found in the Temple of Time.
The Blood Lance is a lance that can be equipped by Kain that is found in Eblan Castle. It has an Attack Power of 88, but decreases accuracy by 28 and lowers Strength, Agility, Intelligence, Spirit, and Stamina by 10. It drains the HP of the target when they are attacked. If used on undead enemies the enemy will be healed and the user will take damage.
The Blood Lance is found in the Subterrane, and it has the same stats as it possessed in Final Fantasy IV. The Blood Harp is found within the game's code, a weapon for Edward that was removed from the final version. It cannot be equipped normally, requiring a direct hack to the game. It has the same effect as the other blood weapons, draining the target's HP.
The Hematic Shield is a dummied out shield that is found within the game's code. The Hematic Shield can be used if the player uses a cheating device to acquire it. This shield would have fit in neatly with the Bone Mail, Thornlet, and the Cursed Ring, as it shares the combination of having high stats but a status or HP-based drawback. It would have also shared its annoyance of being auto-equipped all the time.
The Blood Sword appears as a Shadow-elemental sword wielded by Steiner which teaches the Darkside ability. The Blood Sword has 24 Attack, and heals Steiner for the amount of damage dealt, though it damages Steiner and heals the enemy if he is fighting undead. The sword can be stolen from Tiamat or earned in disc 2 from Queen Stella.
Alchemists can synthesize similar high level weapons that have an HP draining characteristic, including the Bloody Sword, Bloody Rapier, and Bloody Blade, and their High Quality counterparts, the Carnage Sword, Carnage Rapier, and Carnage Blade. The Bloody Sword is a knight sword, the Bloody Rapier is a rapier, and the Bloody Blade is a scimitar. The Bloody Spear also appears.
The Blood Lance is a weapon for Llyud that absorbs HP on hit. It has an Attack and Magick Attack of 80, and an attack speed of 40. It can be bought in the shop in Chapter 8 for 3,600 gil and also crafted through the Dragon's Devices Recipe Book.
|Swords||198||3||Max MP: +11|
20% chance to recover 30 HP per hit
|Find: Crestholm Channels (right before the end boss; ), 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.
A harp with a rich timbre and wide tonal range.Description of Bloodstring Harp.
This harp can drain men's strength with its song.Description of Blood Strings.
It is said the blackened blood that coats this demon shield belonged to its former owners.Description of Ensanguined Shield.
The Ensanguined Shield is the second most-powerful shield. It increases evasion by 15 and halves Dark-elemental damage, but bears a weakness to fire.
The Blood Lance has an attack power of 101 and a hit rate of 20. It is Wind-elemental and drains the HP from enemies upon attacking.
Firion's EX Mode transforms his equipment into blood weapons, turning them all red, black and orange. As an effect of the weapons, Firion will be healed an equivalent amount of HP when he damages an opponent's HP.
The Ensanguined Shield is a level 99 shield that increases DEF by 73, lowers HP by 95% upon entering battle, and lowers initial Bravery by 100%.
Firion's EX Mode returns with the same function.
The Ensanguined Shield is now a level 100 shield but has the same stats otherwise.
The Sanguine Shield, Blood Helm and Blood Armor appear as level 100 equipment. The Sanguine Shield provides +73 Defense, the Blood Helm provides +1 Defense and +290 Bravery, and the Blood Armor provides +2973 HP. Together with the Blood Sword, they make the Succubus's Soul Combination set, which allows the wearer to recover 20% HP dealt when dealing HP damage.
The Blood Lance is present as a weapon.
There are two pieces of blood equipment: Blood Sword and Blood Lance.