The Demonsbane, an example of Demon equipment.

More equipment and weaponry draws its power from the darkness than your local armorer is like to admit. Of these, the demon shield is one o' the best. Why, they even apply leamonde halcyons to aged turtle shells and destrier barding, these days. Makes you think twice about charging into battle against the forces of darkness. I mean, what if you're one of 'em?

Strout, Acolyte, Aletap Rumors

Demon equipment (デモンズ, Demonzu?) is a recurring type of equipment in the Final Fantasy series. In most games it is associated with the Dark element. Its rank varies depending on the game, though often it offers high defense.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

The Demon Axe has an Attack of 27, 45% Accuracy, and boosts Evasion by 2%. The Demon Spear has an Attack of 42, 60% Accuracy, and boosts Evasion by 2%. Both can be purchased on the Tropical Island.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Demon Mail is a high-ranked armor that offers +38 Defense and +17 Magic Defense. The Demon Shield is a mid-ranked shield that, like all other shields, protects against some statuses, and provides +12 Defense and +8 Magic Defense. The two armor pieces can be used by heavy melee classes, such as Viking and Warrior.

The Demon Axe has an Attack of 116, and boosts Strength and Vitality by 2. Only the Onion Knight, Viking, and Warrior can use it.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Cecil has demon equipment as his strongest set of armor as a Dark Knight. The Demon Armor provides +9 Defense, +3 Magic Defense, and -10 Evasion. The Demon Shield provides +2 Defense, +24 Evasion, and +1 Magic Evasion. The Demon Gloves give +4 Defense and -10 Evasion. The Demon Helm provides +6 Defense, +1 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, and +1 Magic Evasion. The pieces of the equipment are purchasable in Fabul, except for the shield.

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

The Demon Shield, Demon Armor, and Demon Gloves exist in the coding, but were dummied out, and can only be accessed via hacking. Their stats are identical to their Final Fantasy IV incarnation.

The Demon Slayer is found in Kain's Challenge Dungeon. It has an Attack power of 82 and 40% Accuracy. It does additional damage to Demon-type enemies.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Demon's Rod is a weapon exclusive to the Finest Fantasy for Advance, mobile and Steam versions, found in the Sealed Temple. It provides 52 Attack and +2 Magic, as well as being Poison-elemental and having a 16% chance to inflict instant death.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

The Demon's Mail is a mid-rank armor for Steiner and Freya. It provides +27 Defense, absorbs Shadow-elemental attacks, and increases the damage of the user's Shadow-elemental attacks. It teaches the ability High Tide.

The Demon's Vest can be used by everyone else and provides +31 Defense, +1 Magic, and halves Shadow-elemental damage. It teaches the abilities Auto-Potion, Devil Killer, and Locomotion.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

The Demon Helm and Demon Helm +1 are both helmets. The Demon Earring is an earring. The Demon Slayer is a sword, while the Demon's Knife and Demon's Knife +1 are daggers. The Demon's Axe is an axe, while Demonic Sword is a greatsword. The Demonslicer is a scythe. The Demon's Cloak, Demon's Harness, and Demon's Harness +1 are all body armor. Demon's Ring and Demon's Ring +1 are both rings.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Demon Shield.

In the original version, the Demon Mail is a mid-rank armor that requires 40 LP to use and can be bought for 4,900 gil at Nalbina Fortress, Rabanastre, and Mt Bur-Omisace. It provides +29 Defense, +5 Strength, and +3 Vitality.

In the Zodiac versions, Demon Mail is on the "Heavy Armor 5" License, which costs 50 LP. The Time Battlemage, Foebreaker, Uhlan, and Knight classes can equip it.

In the original version, Demon Shield is a high-ranked shield, providing +40 Evade and absorption of Dark-elemental attacks. It costs 11,200 gil to buy from the Baknamy merchant in the Necrohol of Nabudis, and requires the Shields 6 license, costing 30 LP. It also drops from the Abysteel, and is a reward for Diabolos hunt.

In the Zodiac versions, the Demon Shield is also on the "Shields 6" license, but it costs 40 LP. It is used by the Shikari, Red Battlemage, and Knight classes.

The Demonsbane is a mid-ranked sword that provides provides 59 Attack. It can be bought for 6,000 gil as early as Mt Bur-Omisace, and can be obtained as a treasure in the Tomb of Raithwall (original version only). In the original version only characters who have unlocked the Swords 3 license for 40 LP can equip the Demonsbane. In the Zodiac versions, only the Knight class may equip it from the "Swords 5" license for 55 LP.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Demon's Mace is a greatsword-type weapon available to Lightning. I gives Strength: +380 and Magic: +320 and its passive ability is Hard Hitter Lv.1. It drops from Cyclops.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Demon armor is obtained as treasure in the World of Darkness part of the Crystal Tower. The armor pieces comes in varieties for all classes, and require level 50 to equip and have an item level of 120.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The Demon Bell has 22 Attack power and is the weakest bell.

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

The Demon Bell retains the same statistics as in Tactics Advance, and teaches Baknamy and Flan to Beastmasters for 150 AP a piece.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

Demon Fists is Eight's ultimate weapon dropped by the True Gilgamesh.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[edit | edit source]

The Demon Robe has a Defense stat of 110 and boosts Magic by 30.

The Demon's Spoon is a high-ranked weapon for Lilty, and provides 180 Attack and 5 Magic.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

The Demon Shield is a level 65 shield that provides 46 Defense and costs 1198 gil to buy.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

The Demon Mail is a level 58 heavy armor which increases HP by 1,882. Demon Shield is a level 36 shield that provides +27 Defense and Wall Rush HP Damage +20%. Demon Gloves is a level 57 gauntlet that provides +28 Bravery and +41 Defense.

The Demonsbane is a level 50 weapon for Gabranth that provides +36 Attack and EX Mode Duration +20%. The Demon's Rod is a level 95 weapon for Emperor that provides +290 HP, +1 Defense, +62 Attack, and EX Intake Range +4m.

The Demon Soul is a trade accessory only gotten through Battlegen and provides +2 Luck. The Demon Feather is also a trade accessory that can either be bought or gotten through the Duel Colosseum Falcon Course, and also provides +2 Luck.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Demon's Rod, Demonsbane, Demon's Shield, Demon's Vest, Demon Mail, and Demon's Gloves represent Demon equipment. All but the Demon's Rod and Demon's Vest are level 30 equipment, with Demon's Rod being a level 90 exclusive weapon for Golbez and the Demon's Vest a level 100 chestplate.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[edit | edit source]

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

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Demon's Rod and Demon's Staff are the only representation of demon equipment.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

The Demon's Rod is a rod best used by Black Mage, Performer, Wizard, Astrologian, and Summoner or by any job with the Rod Lore support ability.

The Demon's Staff is a staff best used by White Mage, Performer, Merchant, Time Mage, Bishop, and Monk or by any job with the Staff Lore support ability.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A demon is "an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell."

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