This steel bears a unique pattern like the rings of a tree. It is sometimes said that victory in battle is determined by how many soldiers wear this matchless metal.
Final Fantasy XII description
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Metal so magnificent, it is said that any who bear it in battle shall be victorious.
Damascus Steel is a low-ranked Ephemeral Ore that can be bought in the Sky Saloon Material Shop in Chapter 8 for 5066 gil (10% discount). It can be used to craft Eruptor, Tyrfing, Polaris, and Resonator.
This metal is immediately recognized by the unique pattern of striations on its surface. Often used in the forging of weapons and armor.
Damascus is a loot required to create the Khukuri, Cinquedea, Gale Sword, Colichermarde, Crown Scepter, Fanatic, Twin Bow, Satyr Flute, Chocobo Shield, and Kenpo Gi. It can be obtained as the reward for completing the missions "Chita on Weapons - Novices", "An Earnest Search", and "Bonga Bugle - Coppersun", and sells for 500 gil.
Ore to be used in Dwarvish crafting.
Damascus is the ultimate material value. A golden hued metal, Damascus is an eldritch alloy borne of instantaneously vaporizing metal and layering it with the energies of The Dark, giving it a tensile consistency greater than steel. Damascus equipment bear the highest endurance through its high Damage Points pool, but are the heaviest. Weapons made of Damascus bear innate high Affinity Point values and the strongest Attack grants, while at the cost of a low Phantom Points value.
Damascus is gained late game through drops from enemies and combining various Silver plus Hagane/Bronze equipment.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the Medieval period onward to describe a type of steel used in swordmaking from about 300 BC to 1700 AD. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be not only tough and resistant to shattering, but capable of being honed to a sharp and resilient edge.