Dark Blade as seen in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.

A sword stained the color of night. It is said that the weapon can cut through light itself.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time description

Dark Sword (暗黒の剣, Ankoku no Tsurugi?), also known as Dark Blade, Darkness Blade, and Shadow is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is a blade attuned to darkness, and is often associated with Dark Knights and the Dark Sword weapon type.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword is Cecil's initially equipped weapon. It has 10 Attack, an Accuracy of 30, is Dark-elemental, and counts as metal equipment in the Lodestone Cavern. Cecil is only able to equip the Dark Sword while a Dark Knight. In the GBA and PSP releases, the player can acquire multiple Dark Swords by failing Cecil's trial in the Lunar Ruins, in which case a Dark Sword is the reward at the end of the trial.

In the 3D versions, it has an attack power of 10 with an accuracy of 85 with the same properties as the 2D versions. Dark Knight Cecil can equip this sword, and if Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip it as well.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword is a dummied weapon that cannot be acquired in any way in normal gameplay. It provides 10 Attack and is Dark-elemental. For an unknown reason, Dark Kain is able to equip all Dark Sword-type weapons including the Dark Sword itself.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

The Dark Blade has 107 power and gives +5 to dark-elemental attacks.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

The Darkness Blade has an attack of 9 and is dark-elemental. It can be bought in Invidia for 1,100 gil.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword has 43 attack, a hit rate of 20, and is dark-elemental.

Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword is a weapon exclusive to Cecil Harvey, received in a chest in Destiny Odyssey IV-1. It is a level 1 weapon with 4 ATK, and is one of four pieces of Dark equipment that gives the Power of Darkness Combination ability. It is needed as a trade material for the Mythgraven Blade.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword is one of Cecil's exclusive weapons, providing 20 ATK, and bearing part of the Power of Darkness Combination. It is found in the Gateway to the Damned in Chapter 4 of Light to All, and can now be traded for in the Shop for a Broadsword, a Rusted Metal, Knight's Desire x3, and 9,300 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

The Dark Sword is one of Cecil's unlockable weapons, whilst the Dark Knight class is in effect. It can be obtained, alongside the Lustrous Sword, either by random chance when redeeming a Treasure token, or by purchasing them from the Shop for 7,200 Gil. Like all other characters' weapons, having it equipped carries no advantages or disadvantages.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Dark Sword (IV)
Rarity 5
Swords17700
2011100
3012800
3513700
Additional stats: Defense -2, Accuracy +95
Bonus effects when equipped: Adds small boost to dark damage.
Unique Soul Break: Darkness (Cecil, Dark Knight)

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Puzzle & Dragons[edit | edit source]

Cecil's Dark Sword.

Cecil's Dark Sword appeared as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).

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