The Chirijiraden as it appears in Final Fantasy XII.

Deemed too powerful, this sword was buried for centuries in a remote corner of the world.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description

Chirijiraden (塵地螺鈿飾剣, Chiriji Raden Kazari Tsurugi?) is a recurring weapon in the Ivalice series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Chirijiraden is Reddas's main weapon. It cannot be equipped by the player through normal means. It has 75 Attack Power, 5 Evade, a Charge Time of 35, and a combo rate of 15. In the Zodiac versions, it has 76 Attack Power and 10 Evade, and can hit flying enemies.

Unlike the swords wielded by Reddas in his concept artwork, the Chirijiraden resembles a Kora.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

This katana is decorated with intricate designs.

Description

The Chirijiraden has an attack power of 25 with a weapon defense of 15%. The katana's Iaido ability is called Raging Inferno, which deals non-elemental magick damage. It is the strongest katana, and could be the strongest weapon for team members with common classes. The weapon can only be obtained in the final floor of the Midlight's Deep with the Treasure Hunter ability, or in The War of the Lions version, obtained via Rendezvous.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

This sword was buried for fear of its power.

Description

Chirijiaden is the most powerful sword equipped by the Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon job classes. It is obtained in Mission 091: Challengers?. It teaches no abilities and has an Attack power of 65.

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

Deemed too powerful, this sword was buried for centuries in a remote corner of the world.

Description

Chirijiraden is the most powerful sword and teaches Heritor's Hilo. It provides +62 Attack and +7 Defense, and can only be obtained through the Heritor sidequest, requiring Adelle to learn all abilities of that class up to Elpe and getting it at Goug.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Chirijiraden (VII)
(Pearl-Inlaid Chiriji Sword (VII))
Rarity 6
Katanas112300
2516900
3518700
4019700
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Bonus effects with Synergy: Adds small boost to dark damage.
Overstrike Soul Break: Heaven's Light (Sephiroth), ATK +10 when mastered

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

A sword endowed with the power of fire, and nicknamed the "fire-eater". Rumor had it that this blade slept in the depths of an abyss until a recipe found in the underground libraries of another world revealed its manufacturing process. Apparently, the samurai from that world were highly skilled in beckoning the spirits of weapons. This katana's spirit in particular is a gorgeous blue flame said to incinerate anything it touches.

Description

Chirijiraden is a katana obtained from the Final Fantasy Tactics' event, Orbonne Monastery Vaults. It provides 80 ATK and is Fire-elemental.

Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]

Rise of Mana[edit | edit source]

The Chirijiraden in Rise of Mana.

The Chirijiraden appeared as part of the Final Fantasy Tactics collaboration. The weapon was a rare SR rank weapon and could only be obtained randomly through the drawing system. A stronger SR+ version called the True Chirijiraden could be obtained through upgrading. In addition, Cidolfus Orlandeau was shown wielding it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name, Chiriji-Raden-Kazari-Tsurugi (塵地螺鈿飾剣?), is not the name of a specific blacksmith known for making katanas, but refers to various design crafting processes used in Japan to provide finishing touches to weapons and their sheathings. Chiriji refers to a specific finishing polishing process in the craft of lacquering urushi made wares, where gold dust and flakes are sprinkled onto a coat of wet urushi, before having a clear coat layer painted atop of the gold coat, and then polished to reveal the decorative layer. This made efficient use of precious metals in early antiquity in Japan, as the process of heavy mining was not readily accessible in the period.[1]

Raden refers to the craft of nacre, or mother of pearl, inlay and carvings, used for decorating various works, from accessories and weapons to jewelry, furniture, and architecture. While intricate designs can be carved of mother of pearl, the material can also be used to coat scabbards in a plain, yet effective, fashion.[2]

Kazari is a verb that denotes "made of", or decorated. Gijo-tachi, or ceremonial and decorated swords used in the ranks of nobility from the Heian period, are also called kazari-tachi in modern times, and made the use of the aforementioned crafting skills for stunningly made works.[3]

Tsurugi describes double-edged swords of Japanese origin, and is a modern umbrella word to describe any sort of sword, regardless of design or make.

The name ultimately refers to the weapon's grandiose treatment and adoration, regardless of who created the weapon.

The Chirijiraden found in the Tactics Advance series appears to refer to the unearthed Sword of Goujian.

References[edit | edit source]

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