This suit of armor from a faraway land is truly one-of-a-kind.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
Genji Armor (源氏の鎧, Genji no Yoroi?), also known as Genji and Samurai, is a recurring suit of heavy armor in the series. It is usually high-ranked suit of armor that provides excellent defenses, and is generally extremely rare with only a few copies existing in each game. Oftentimes, only one can be obtained, being dropped by or stolen from Gilgamesh.
- 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 Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
- 1.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Adventure
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.18 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.19 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Heavy armor crafted in a distant land.
Genji Armor is high-ranked armor obtainable in the Game Boy Advance and later versions, providing 35 Defense, -7 Evasion, 10 Weight, +5 Strength, +3 Agility, +3 Intelligence, +2 Stamina, and resistance towards Poison, Stone, and Instant Death. It can be found in Whisperwind Cove or dropped by Warmech. Only the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja can equip it.
Armor boasting the finest defense.
Genji Armor is the strongest armor providing 75 Defense, -79% Evasion, 10% Magic Defense, and -100 Intelligence/Spirit. It can be found at Pandaemonium and Unknown Palace, and drops from Iron Giant and Steel Giant.
In the NES version, it provides 24 Defense, 15 Magic Defense, and 20% Evade. In the 3D versions, it provides 45 Defense, and 22 Magic Defense.
Armor used in a faraway land.
Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides 21 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, and 4 Magic Evasion. It can be found in the Lair of the Father, and can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Cid, and Edge. In the 3D remakes, it remains the same but loses the -10 Evasion penalty.
Genji Armor provides 21 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, and 4 Magic Evasion. It can be found at Subterrane. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Edge, Cid, Ceodore, Luca, Zangetsu, Gekkou, Tsukinowa, Izayoi, and Golbez.
Armor that prevents toad and confusion.
Genji Armor is originally the strongest heavy armor, being beaten by the Maximillian in the Game Boy Advance and later ports. It provides 22 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, 8 Weight, and immunity to Confusion and Toad. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh during the battle with Necrophobe.
Masterwork armor from a foreign land.
Genji Armor is the strongest heavy armor, providing 90 Defense, 80 Magic Defense, +5 Strength, +3 Magic, +3 Speed, and +2 Stamina. It can be found in Zone Eater's Belly, by betting the Nutkin Suit in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, and dropped by Gilgamesh. It can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, Shadow, Cyan, Celes, and Setzer.
Very famous brand of armor.
Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides 45 Defense, 1 Magic Defense, +2 Magic, and teaches the support abilities Antibody and Body Temp. It can be found from the Outer Island Chocograph, and stolen from Maliris. It can be equipped by Steiner and Freya.
In the original version, Genji Armor is a high-ranked heavy armor that requires the Genji Armor license to equip, and provides 56 Defense, +9 Strength, +3 Magick, and improves chance to counter, making the Genji Helm and Battle Harness's [Speed/2]% counter activation rate, become [Speed*2]%. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh (10% chance) during the second encounter after he switches weapons three times.
In the Zodiac versions, Genji Armor provides 63 Defense, +9 Strength, +3 Magick Power, and the same Counter chance improvement as in the original. It requires the Genji Armor license for 190 LP. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh (10% chance) during the second encounter after he switches weapons three times, and is rarely stolen from Enkidu in Trial Mode Stage 94. It can be equipped by the Knight, Foebreaker, and Bushi.
Red enameled armor made by foreign craftsmen. It completely protects the torso and back.
One-of-a-kind armor from a foreign land.
Genji Armor is a high-ranked heavy armor that provides 2 Attack, 58 Defense, 12 Resistance, and teaches Reflex for 350 AP to Paladins and Raptors. It can be obtained from the Bazaar from the "Exotic Armor A" set.
Imported armor worn by soldiers called samurai. For males of all tribes.
Warrior Harness is mid-ranked armor that males of all races can equip, and provides 4 Strength and 52 Defense.
Imported armor worn by soldiers called samurai. For males of all tribes.
Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides 27 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, and prevents Toad.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Genji Armor is a level 100 suit heavy armor that provides +2973 HP and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 24,390 gil, Heike's Armor, Hero's Bone x5, and Oath Crystal x5.
Genji Armor is a level 100 suit of heavy armor that provides +3300 HP, +39 Bravery, and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 159,420 gil, Heike's Armor, Samurai Spirit, and Giant's Hope x5.
One of the Twelve Radiant Arms. An armor that has been passed down through generations within the legendary Genji clan. The armor is so powerful that those who wore it into battle always came back alive. Only those who have shown their might to the Revolutionist of Freedom and Equality, Sadalsuud, can wear this armor.
Genji Armor is a heavy armor that provides 20 ATK, 45 DEF, +50% resistance to Instant Death, immunity to Blind, and increases ATK by 30% when equipped with a katana and/or bow. It is obtained by defeating Sadalsuud in the Chamber of Arms.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Genji Armor is an armor that can be equipped by Ibuki, Kamo, and Ryuma.
Armor used by the Genji clan, leaders of the samurai from the Land of Wa, a mysterious island nation that vanished centuries ago. This armor was worn by high-ranking samurai who mainly fought with bows on horseback. It is exquisitely crafted and quite beautiful.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The surname of Genji refers to the onyomi reading of the Minamoto Clan. Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor who were not eligible for the throne. According to history and legend, they were most active in the days of the late Heian era, and were samurai who became known as the fighters of evil and keepers of peace. The time was said to have been fraught with disorder and anarchy. Many future samurai claim lineage from the clan, including Miyamoto Musashi and Tokugawa Ieyasu who were subject of literary discourse from The Tale of Genji, which follows royal figures, to The Tale of the Heike, focusing on the major figures and the events of the Genpei War.
Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864–1865.