Artwork from Final Fantasy II.

This suit of armor from a faraway land is truly one-of-a-kind.

Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

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 armor that provides excellent defenses, only being beaten out by a small amount of suits of armor, and is generally extremely rare with only a few copies existing in each game. Oftentimes, only one can be obtained, being dropped or stolen from Gilgamesh.

Appearances

Final Fantasy

Heavy armor crafted in a distant land.

Description

Genji Armor is high-ranked armor obtainable only 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, Petrify, and Instant Death. It can be found in Whisperwind Cove or dropped from Warmech. Only the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja can equip it.

Final Fantasy II

Armor boasting the finest defense.

Description

Genji Armor is the strongest armor providing 75 Defense, -79% Evasion, 10% Magic Defense, and -100 Intelligence/Spirit. It can be found at Pandaemonium or Unknown Palace, or dropped from Iron Giant or Steel Giant.

Final Fantasy III

Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that can be found in the Cave of Shadows, and only equipped by the Onion Knight, Freelancer, Dark Knight, and Ninja classes.

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.

Final Fantasy IV

Armor used in a faraway land.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Genji Armor retains its properties from the previous game, and can be found at Subterrane. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Edge, Cid, Ceodore, Luca, Zangetsu, Gekkou, Tsukinowa, Izayoi, and Golbez.

Final Fantasy V

Armor that prevents toad and confusion.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy VI

Masterwork armor from a foreign land.

Description

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, or dropped from Gilgamesh. It can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, Shadow, Cyan, Celes, and Setzer.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Genji Armor is an accessory that provides Break HP Limit and gives Auto Endure and Auto Regen.

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Final Fantasy IX

Very famous brand of armor.

Description

Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides 45 Defense, 1 Magic Defense, +2 Magic, and teaches Antibody and Body Temp. It can be found from the Outer Island Chocograph, or stolen from Maliris. It can only be equipped by Steiner and Freya.

Final Fantasy XII

Genji Armor is high-ranked heavy armor that requires the Genji Armor license to equip, and provides 56 Defense, +9 Strength, +3 Magic, and improves chance to counter, making the Genji Helm and Battle Harness's [Speed/2]% counter activation rate, becomes [Speed*2]%. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh (10% chance) during the second encounter after switching weapons three times.

In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 63 Defense, +9 Strength, +3 Magic, and the same Counter chance improvement. It still requires the same license to equip and can be obtained in the same way as before.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Red enameled armor made by foreign craftsmen. It completely protects the torso and back.

Description

Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides +150 HP. It originally could be stolen from Elmdore in the PlayStation version, but can no longer be stolen in the PlayStation Portable version, and now can only be obtained from the Rendezvous mode in that version.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

One-of-a-kind armor from a foreign land.

Description

Genji Armor is high-ranked heavy armor that provides 46 Defense, 12 Magic Resistance, and teaches Reflex for 300 AP to Paladins.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Genji Armor is 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.

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Final Fantasy Type-0

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

Imported armor worn by soldiers called samurai. For males of all tribes.

Description

Warrior Harness is mid-ranked armor that males of all races can equip, and provides 4 Strength and 52 Defense.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Imported armor worn by soldiers called samurai. For males of all tribes.

Description

Warrior Harness is mid-ranked armor that males of all races can equip, and provides 5 Strength, 24 Defense, and has one available slot for jewels.

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Final Fantasy Adventure

The armor is called Samurai and it has an armor icon before its name. The Samurai is the most powerful armor and can only be gotten from Ninja found inside the Temple of Mana. This armor provides 44 defense points.

Final Fantasy Legend III

Called Samurai, it provides 13 defense and 13 magic defense. It can be bought for 18000 G at Cirrus and Juba.

Bravely Default

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.

Description

Genji Armor is high-ranked heavy armor that provides 42 Defense and 10 Magic Defense. It can be found in a blue chest in Grapp Keep.

Bravely Second: End Layer

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 clansmen who mainly fought with bows on horseback. It is exquisitely crafted and quite beautiful.

Description

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Final Fantasy Dimensions

Genji Armor is high-ranked armor that provides 27 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, and prevents Toad.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy

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.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

Genji Armor returns as 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.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Final Fantasy Explorers

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances

Live A Live

The GenjiArmor appears in the Bakumatsu chapter. It is the most powerful armor for this chapter.

Blood of Bahamut

Genji Armor is an armor that can be equipped by Ibuki, Kamo, and Ryuma.

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Etymology

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.

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