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Excaliber in Final Fantasy VIII.

Excalibur Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found., also known as Excaliber, is a recurring ability in the series. It is often one of the trademark abilities of Gilgamesh, and often inflicts moderate Holy-elemental physical damage to one or all enemies.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Excalibur is one of the four random abilities used by Gilgamesh, which deals moderate Holy-elemental damage to all enemies with a Spell Power of 120. Excalibur is the first sword to drop onto the battlefield, and if Gilgamesh uses this attack. Excalibur will glow red before Gilgamesh attacks the enemy party with it.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Gilgamesh_"Excaliber"_from_FINAL_FANTASY_VIII_Remastered

Gilgamesh "Excaliber" from FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered

Excaliber is one of the four random abilities used by Gilgamesh, which inflicts moderate physical damage to all enemies with a base power of 50. The damage formula for Excaliber is:[1]

Gilgamesh has a 9/256 chance of appearing at the start of a battle (or 3.5% chance), and throughout the battle, if nothing has happened for a few seconds, there is a 13/256 (or 5.1%) chance of him appearing. The chance of him using each attack is 65/256 (or 25.4%) for Excaliber, 64/256 (or 25%) for Excalipoor or Masamune, and 63/256 (or 24.6%) for Zantetsuken. Gilgamesh can be summoned once per battle.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Excalibur is an ability for the Warrior dressphere in the Swordplay skillset. It deals physical Holy-elemental damage to one enemy at the cost of 24 MP, requires 120 AP to learn, and requires the ability Demi Sword to be learned before it appears. It can also be used via Lady Luck's Attack Reels by rolling three BARs.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II (Free-to-play)[edit | edit source]

Excalibur Ζ-Ω were abilities that dealt four light-elemental attacks to a single target and inflicted extra damage to undead enemies.

In the premium release, the abilities were renamed to Holy Blade in both the global and Japanese releases. The name change was most likely done to avoid confusion with the sword weapon of the same name for characters to equip. However, the animation remains the same and has the Deathlord wield the Excalibur weapon when performing the attack.

Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Excalibur is an enemy ability used by Gilgamesh. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found.

Blood of Bahamut[edit | edit source]

Excalibur is one of the abilities used by Gilgamesh, the fourth giant. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Gilgamesh's Dissidia art card can use Excalibur, usable by discarding another Gilgamesh card and Dulling Gilgamesh. The player chooses one Forward, then removes the top card of their deck from the game. If that card was a Forward, the chosen Forward is Broken, if the removed card was any other card the chosen Forward receives 3,000 damage.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

FFVI Excalibur.png
FFVI Gilgamesh Excalibur Sprite.png
FFX-2 Excalibur Activated.png
FFX-2 Excalibur.png
FFXIII-2 Excalibur.png
DFFOO Excalibur EA.jpg
PFF Excalibur PS.png
FFAB Excalibur - Paine UR.png
FFAB Excalibur - Locke UR+.png
FFAB Excalibur - Terra Legend UR.png
FFAB Excalibur - Paine Legend UR.png
FFAB Excalibur - Locke Legend UR+.png
FFAB Excalibur - Terra Legend UR+.png
FFBE Excalibur EA.png
WoFF Excalibur.png

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Excalibur is King Arthur's sword, the one he obtained from the Lady in the Lake, after the one he pulled from the stone broke. Excalibur itself is thought to be derived from Caladbolg, which in itself may be drawn from the Welsh Caledfwlch, which can be latinised as Caliburnus. The legends state the sword was virtually peerless and only passed to the chosen. However, King Arthur was mortally wounded while wielding the sword by his son, Mordred in the battle of Camlann. Upon his death, it was either Sir Lancelot or Sir Griflet who, after much hesitation about discarding such a powerful sword, returned the Excalibur to the Lady in the Lake.

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