I couldn't miss the chance to practice my drawing!
You know the diamond sword, right? Well, it's worth such a fortune that they have to wrap it in a bundle of feathers for sale so it don't scratch none. Of course, it's hard to imagine anything that would mar that blade. Why, if it did nick, I'd have to say it was a fake.
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Diamond (ダイヤ, Daiya?) equipment is a recurring type of equipment in the series. It is usually among the stronger pieces of equipment, although not as strong as Crystal equipment or Genji equipment. In earlier installments, it was obtained directly after Ice equipment. The armor set is made up of a shield, helmet, and armor. Diamond Rings or Gauntlets also sometimes appear. In the early series, equipment of this gear was usually resistant to Lightning.
- 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 VII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.10 Final Fantasy X
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.20 Bravely Default
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.22 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.23 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.25 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.26 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.29 Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon
- 1.30 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Diamond Armor, Armlet, Helm, Gloves, and Shield appear as mid-powered pieces of armor. They resist Lightning-elemental damage. The armor, helm, gloves, and shield are wielded only by the Knight, while the armlet can be wielded by any job. The armor, helm, and armlet are found only in the Sunken Shrine. The gloves and shield can be found there, and also in the Flying Fortress.
The Diamond Shield, Helm, Mail, and Bracers appear, along with Gloves. The armor resists status ailments. The Diamond Bell (Giyaman Bell in the NES Version) is a Bell that can be equipped by the Geomancer class, and also the Onion Knight class only in the 3D remake.
The Diamond Armlet (also known as Diamond Ring), Armor, Gloves, Helm, and Shield appear as mediocre armor sold in Tomra, and are outclassed by a variety of other equipment pieces. This set resists Lightning.
Diamond equipment can only be purchased at the Dwarven Shop on board the Falcon.
List of Diamond equipment:
The Diamond set of equipment returns and have the same stats. They are mainly found in Kain and Golbez's Challenge Dungeons.
The Diamond Plate, Diamond Armor, Diamond Helm, and Diamond Shield can all be bought in Moore and have mediocre Defense. The Diamond Bell, known as the Monster Bell in the Anthology translation, and the Giyaman in the RPGe translation, is a Bell which can can be equipped as a weapon by the Freelancer and Geomancer job classes.
The Diamond Shield, Helm, Vest, and Armor can be bought early on in the World of Ruin, but is outclassed by many armor pieces.
The Diamond Bangle has five Materia slots and is sold in Bone Village. It is the second-strongest purchasable armor after the Crystal Bangle. Tifa can equip a Diamond Knuckle and Red XIII can equip a Diamond Pin.
The Diamond Bangle is an armor. Diamond Bangles can only be obtained at the rank of Master after playing for at least eleven months and is one of the best types of bangle, only second to the Crystal Bangle.
The Diamond Armor, while not an equippable armor, is a GF Ability item that teaches "GF HP +40%" to any Guardian Force.
If an armor holds the four Defense bonus abilities, it will be named as "Diamond". Tidus wields the Diamond Shield, Auron wields the Diamond Bracer, Rikku wields the Diamond Targe, Wakka wields the Diamond Armguard, Lulu wields the Diamond Bangle, Yuna wields the Diamond Ring, and Kimahri wields the Diamond Armlet.
Diamond Gloves are the only form of Diamond equipment. They raise a character's Defense by 40.
The Diamond Shield is a high level crafted shield for Paladins.
Various diamond equipment appear, some of their properties and ways to acquire having been changed between versions: The Diamond Shield, Diamond Armor, Diamond Helm, Diamond Sword and Diamond Armlet. The Diamond Armlet in the Zodiac versions has been made Lightning-resistant, perhaps as an allusion to the early series where diamond gear had this property.
Diamond Bangle is the only occurrence of Diamond equipment. It boosts HP anywhere from 500 to 1000, depending on its level, and is gotten through upgrading the Platinum Bangle using the Scarletite, while the Diamond Bangle can be upgraded to the Adamant Bangle by using Adamantite.
Diamond weapons are an upgraded version of the True Ice weapons obtained from defeating Shiva in the trial "The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme)." By accumulating the diamond dust obtained through completing this fight, the weapons can be upgraded by speaking with Aelina in Revenant's Toll. Aside from a slight increase in stats, diamond weapons bear an icy particle effect.
With the release of Sigmascape, the Savage difficulty offers diamond equipment for all classes, including diamond weapons, as either drops from the bosses or as trade ins for data logs. The upgraded weapons from Shiva were renamed to Shiva's diamond weapons to prevent confusion.
The Diamond Shield, Armor, and Helm appear as mid-powered armor pieces. The Diamond Sword can be equipped by Squires, Knights, and Geomancers. The Diamond Bracelet increases Physical and Magick Attack and makes the unit immune to Slow.
Diamond Fists is a middle of the road weapon for Eight. It is a reward for Wyverns in the Woods (S-rank reward on Finis difficulty) and also gained from a Special Order in Colonel Faith's Revolt (Performance Evaluation: Defeat twenty imperial stragglers).
Though there is only one diamond weapon, various diamond-type accessories appear. Diamond Bangle gives HP +80%. Diamond Bracelet boosts both HP and MP by 80%. Diamond Ring boosts MP by 70%. Diamond Gloves give Defense +50. Diamond Shield gives 40% protection against ballistic damage.
Diamond Mail, the second strongest armor in the game, is the only representative of diamond equipment. It provides 69 Defense.
The only representative of Diamond equipment is the Diamond Chime, a low-rank weapon.
The diamond equipment is the first set of armor that can be found in Pureland, some in Darius and all in Knaya. It is available in all main armor slots (body, shoes, gloves, helmet, shield), and each piece provides the same resistance to Thunder.
Diamond Staff is the only piece of diamond equipment that appears.
The diamond equipment found contains Diamond Blade (ATK 65), Diamond Shield (DEF 9 EVA 30), Diamond Helm (DEF 12 RES 4), Diamond Armor (DEF 21 RES 4), Diamond Armlet (DEF 7 EVA 5) and Diamond Bangle (DEF 5 RES 6 MEV 6).
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The Diamond Shield, Cuff, Helm, Hairpin, Vest, Armor and Sword make up the "Dazzling Diamond" subset of armor. All of these items are level 50 equipment, except for the Diamond Armor, which is level 51. The shield, cuff, helm, armor and sword have upgraded forms with the "+" suffix. The "+" versions have the same stats as their counterparts, but have a level requirement of level 36 instead of level 50. When any of the three pieces are equipped at one time, the character activates the Dazzling Diamond combination, doubling the amount of AP they earn. All of the equipment pieces can be acquired by trading Diamonds in at the shop.
The Diamond Bell is a level 22 Instrument that increases Attack by 16 and Defense by 2. The Diamond Mace is a level 53 weapon exclusive to the Emperor, and increases HP by 185, Attack by 35 and Defense by 1. It also boosts EX Force intake range by 2. Neither of these items is part of the "Dazzling Diamond" set or requires Diamonds to be obtained.
The Diamond Ring is an accessory. It triples the amount of AP the character earns, but has a 100% break rate, and is thus guaranteed to break after a single battle.
Various diamond equipment return, those being the Diamond Sword, Diamond Bell, Diamond Mace, Diamond Shield, Diamond Cuff, Diamond Helm, Diamond Hairpin, Diamond Vest, and Diamond Armor. With the exception of the Diamond Bell and Diamond Mace, all Diamond equipment provide 1/3rd of the Dazzling Diamond effect. The Diamond Ring now quintuples (x5 or 400%) received AP, and new items include the Diamond Earring, which triples AP like the Diamond Ring in the first Dissidia, and the Diamond Studs, which offer double AP like the "Dazzling Diamond" effect. These new accessories have a 100% "breakability" rate.
The Diamond Bell is a weapon, appearing as both a Normal weapon and a Normal Plus weapon. The normal weapon has a base Attack of 130, a base Defense of 180, a maximum level of 20, and a Cost of 2. It is classified as a musical instrument, and its leveling rate is Fast.
There are two diamond equipment: Diamond Sword and Diamond Bell.
Diamond Shield from Final Fantasy V is a Rarity 3 shield.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
The diamond equipment appears within the Forsaken Dungeon. They are high-ranked weapons and armor. The set consist of the following; Diamond Sword, Diamond Rod, Diamond Axe, Diamond Spear, Diamond Knuckle, Diamond Shield, Diamond Helm, and Diamond Armor.
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,