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Dissidia-Caladbolg
All who have brought the sun to this weapon have likely seen their fill of gulls.

Caladbolg (カラドボルグ, Karadoborugu?) is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series and is the ultimate weapon for Tidus. In the original Japanese versions the weapon is called Ultima Weapon (アルテマウェポン, Arutema Wepon?).

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

The Caladbolg is Tidus's Celestial Weapon acquired after beating the chocobo trainer in the Calm Lands, down a slope in the northwest section. It requires the Sun Crest and Sun Sigil to power it up and gain the abilities Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, and Magic Counter. Like all Celestial Weapons, Caladbolg ignores target's Defense stat when calculating damage in addition to dealing more damage the closer Tidus is to his max HP.

The damage formula is:

(10 + [100 * User's current HP ÷ User's Max HP]) ÷ 110

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

The Caladbolg is Yuna's weapon while she is in her Dark Knight dressphere. Weapons are cosmetic and depend on the dressphere the girl is using.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

The Caladbolg is the Empyrean great sword, which is obtained through the Trial of the Magians. It can be equipped by both Paladins and Dark Knights. Because Paladins typically require the use of a shield to fulfill their role in battle, it is more common to see the Caladbolg wielded by a Dark Knight.

While the base stage of the weapon can be equipped as early as level 80, the level requirement for the Caladbolg increases as additional trials are completed and the weapon grows more powerful. At the level 85 stage, the Caladbolg allows the player to use the Torcleaver Weapon Skill, which deals triple damage with a damage modifier based on the user's TP. At this level, the Caladbolg gains an Aftermath effect, which causes the player to occasionally deal double damage for a short time after using Torcleaver. At its final level 99 stage, the Caladbolg gains an Afterglow effect that gives nearby party members a Critical Hit rate boost for a short time after the Caladbolg's wielder uses Torcleaver.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Caladbolg is a weapon for Dark Knights. An Antiquated Caladbolg can be acquired from the Dark Knight job quest FFXIV Quest IconOur Compromise, and then upgraded into several stronger forms in the Forbidden Land of Eureka.

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
Antiquated CaladbolgDark Knight's Arm290

Auto Attack: 91.76
Damage: 93
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 63
Strength: 222
Vitality: 225
Tenacity: 169
Determination: 242

DRK 704.0
CaladbolgDark Knight's Arm335Eureka gear.

Auto Attack: 96.69
Damage: 98
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 67
Strength: 293
Vitality: 308
Tenacity: 270
Critical Hit: 189

DRK 704.25
Caladbolg +1Dark Knight's Arm340Eureka gear.

Auto Attack: 97.68
Damage: 99
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 67
Strength: 301
Vitality: 319
Tenacity: 273
Critical Hit: 191

DRK 704.25
Caladbolg +2Dark Knight's Arm345Eureka gear.

Auto Attack: 98.66
Damage: 100
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 68
Strength: 308
Vitality: 328
Tenacity: 280
Critical Hit: 196

DRK 704.25
Caladbolg AnemosDark Knight's Arm355Eureka gear.

Auto Attack: 99.65
Damage: 101
Delay: 2.96
Magic Damage: 69
Strength: 323
Vitality: 348
Tenacity: 292
Critical Hit: 204

DRK 704.25

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

The Caladbolg is Tidus's weapon when in EX Mode. It has two EX Mode abilities, "Caladbolg (ATK)" and "Caladbolg (DODGE)", that boost Bravery damage depending on how much HP Tidus has in relation to his max HP, doubling his Attack at full HP, and doubling the duration of invincibility during his dodges.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Caladbolg is Tidus's EX Mode weapon with no new abilities, and unchanged effects of the ones introduced in the original Dissidia.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Caladbolg grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Tidus, Warrior, Red Mage, Blue Mage, Onion Knight, Firion, Terra, Celes, Zidane, Ashe, and Lightning.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Caladbolg ("hard cleft"), sometimes written Caladcholg ("hard blade"), is the sword of Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was sometimes used in plural to mean "great swords", and might also refer to Excalibur. It appears in Welsh mythology. In some legends it is said to slice the tops off hills.

In the Japanese and other localized versions Caladbolg is actually the Final Fantasy X version of the recurring Ultima Weapon. Ultima means "the last" in Latin and many Latin-based languages. In the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games, it is written as "Artema," a close transliteration of the Japanese katakana.

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