The Cardinal is a level 95 exclusive weapon for Ultimecia, providing +290 HP, +62 Attack, +1 Defense, and EX Force Absorption +20%. It can be acquired from the shop by trading 29,570 gil, Valkyrie, Lapis Lazuli x5, and Lithe Crystal x3.
The Cardinal is a level 90 exclusive weapon for Ultimecia, providing +287 HP, -70 Bravery, +63 Attack, +1 Defense, and EX Force Absorption +5%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 158,000 gil, Valkyrie, Electrum, and Witch's Dream x5.
The Cardinal is one of Rinoa's unlockable weapons, and is loosely based on the weapon's appearance from Final Fantasy VIII. It can only be obtained by purchasing it as DLC from the PlayStation Store. Like all other characters' weapons, having it equipped offers no advantages or disadvantages.