"A beautiful piece of armor, to be sure, but compared to the diamonds that bespeckle it, the rest is rough." - The Study of Arms
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
Diamond Armor (ダイヤアーマー or ダイヤの鎧, Daiya Āmā?), also known as Diamond Mail, Diamond Plate, Opal, Diamond, and Diamond Targe, is a recurring piece of heavy armor in the series. It is often a high-ranked suit of armor that provides high defenses and a resistance towards Lightning-elemental attacks. It is part of the diamond equipment set.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.9 Final Fantasy X
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.17 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.18 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Armor crafted from diamond.
Diamond armor resistant to lightning.
Diamond Armor is a high-ranked armor that provides 43 Defense, -47% Evasion, 5% Magic Defense, -86 Intelligence/Spirit, and resistance towards Lightning-elemental attacks. It can be found at Cyclone or dropped from Emperor.
Diamond Mail is a high-ranked armor that can be bought for 32,000 gil (33,000 in the NES version) on the Invincible and Ancient Ruins, or found at Sunken Cave and Temple of Time. It can be equipped by the Onion Knight, Freelancer, Warrior, Dragoon, and Viking classes.
In the NES version, it provides 18 Defense, 10 Magic Defense, resistance to Lightning, 10% Evade. In the 3D versions, it provides 40 Defense, 19 Magic Defense, and immunity to Confusion, Petrify, Toad, Sleep, and Mini.
Armor resistant against lightning.
Diamond Armor is a high-ranked armor that provides 19 Defense, 4 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, 2 Magic Evasion, and resistance to Lightning-elemental attacks. It can be bought for 40,000 gil at Tomra, and only Cecil and Kain can equip it.
In the 3D remakes, it remains largely the same, but now provides no evasion as opposed to -10 Evasion, and now costs 30,000 gil to buy.
Diamond Armor provides 19 Defense, 4 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, 2 Magic Evasion, and resists Lightning. It can be found in Kain's Kain's Challenge Dungeon or Lunarian's Challenge Dungeon, or dropped from Material. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Cid, Ceodore, Luca, and Golbez.
Armor resistant to lightning.
Diamond Armor is a high-ranked armor that provides 15 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, 8 Weight, and resistance towards Lightning-elemental damage. It can be bought for 8,000 gil at Moore or stolen from Ziggurat Gigas.
Brilliant suit of diamond-plated armor.
Diamond Armor is a high-ranked heavy armor that provides 70 Defense and 47 Magic Defense. It can be bought for 15,000 gil at South Figaro and Kohlingen in the World of Ruin. It can be equipped by Terra, Edgar, Cyan, Celes, and Setzer.
GF learns GFHP+40% ability.
Diamond Armor is an item that teaches any GF the GFHP +40% ability, and can be dropped from any leveled Red Giant, or by refined from Seifer card x1 into Diamond Armor x3, and by refining Gold Armor x5 in Diamond Armor x1. In addition, Diamond Armor can be refined into Pet House x16, Cottage x50, and x5 can be refined into Elem Guard x1.
Armor made of diamond.
Diamond Armor is a mid-ranked heavy armor that provides 33 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, +1 Strength, +1 Magic, and teaches the ability Ability Up. It can be bought for 8,800 gil at Daguerreo (before entering Shimmering Island). Steiner and Freya can equip it.
In the original version, Diamond Armor is a mid-ranked heavy armor that provides 39 Defense, +7 Strength, +5 Vitality, and requires the Heavy Armor 6 license to equip. It can be bought for 7,000 gil at Mosphoran Highwaste, Phon Coast, or Archades, dropped by Baknamy (unarmed version; 3% chance), or by doing the Hunt Club sidequest.
In the Zodiac versions, Diamond Armor now provides 40 Defense, +7 Strength, +5 Vitality, and requires the Heavy Armor 6 license for 55 LP. It can be bought for 6,600 gil at Mosphoran Highwaste and Phon Coast, dropped by Baknamy in Salikawood (unarmed version; 3% chance), and found at Mosphoran Highwaste (Trail of Sky-flung Stone), Tchita Uplands (The Highlands) and Stage 96 of Trial Mode (with the Diamond Armlet equipped). It can be equipped by the Uhlan, Knight, Time Battlemage, and Foebreaker.
Armor that has been reinforced with incredibly hard gemstones.
This armor is set with sparkling diamonds.
Diamond Armor is a mid-ranked heavy armor that provides 40 Defense, 3 Magic Defense, and teaches Defense↑ for 150 AP to Defenders, Ravagers, and Paladins. It can be obtained from the Bazaar from the "Gift of Stone C" set.
Diamond Armor is a mid-ranked armor that provides 21 Defense and 4 Magic Defense.
Diamond Armor is a level 60 heavy armor that provides +2291 HP, +27 Bravery, and is 1/3rd of the "Dazzling Diamond" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 73,440 gil, Survival Vest, Diamond x2, and Tree's Dream x3.
A very hard suit of armor made out of diamonds. These armors have been known since ages ago for their durability, but the diamonds used to create one and the general difficulty of crafting them made these armors rare and expensive. They are so hard to obtain that only commanders and higher class officers can get a hold of them.
Heavy armor embedded with diamonds that came from a faraway world. Being made of diamond allows it to retain some brilliance despite its crude design. A young man who rose to the rank of general wore this armor while employed by the empire that invaded his homeland in a faraway world.
Diamond Armor is a Heavy Armor obtained by crafting it using 6,000 gil, x25 Thickened Hides, x20 Life Orbs, x20 Tough Scales, x10 Copper Ores, and x5 Adamantite Lumps. It provides 56 DEF.
Diamond Armor (FFII) is a Heavy Armor obtained from the Final Fantasy II event, The Cyclone. It provides 10 ATK, 43 DEF, 5 SPR, and +20% Lightning resistance.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Armor made of diamond.
The Diamond Armor appears as an armor within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 37 Armor Def, 15 Durability, +2 Magic Def, -3 Speed, and -3 Consumption Rate.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is the birthstone for April.In mineralogy,