An axe said to have been a gift from spirits inhabiting a spring. Only the righteous may wield it.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions description
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Golden Axe is the strongest axe, providing 110 Attack, 6 Evade, 29 CT, and 3% Combo Rate. It requires the Axes & Hammers 6 License in order to equip, and can be bought for 18,000 gil at Dalmasca Estersand, dropped by Reaver (1% chance), stolen from Reaver or High Reaver (3% chance), or from the bazaar from the Golden Battle Axe recipe.
In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 120 Attack, 6 Evade, 29 CT, and 6% Combo Rate and requires the Axes & Hammers 6 for 60 LP. It can be found at Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank) or Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of Reason), stolen from Reaver, High Reaver or Catoblepas in Trial Mode Stage 52 (3% chance), or bought from the bazaar from the Golden Battle Axe recipe.
Pirate kings favor these gilt axes as symbols of their wealth and power.
Golden Axe is the most powerful axe, providing 49 Attack and teaching Thundaga for 350 AP to Vikings, and can also be used by the Chocobo Knight. It can be obtained in the Bazaar through the Gilt Armor B set.
|Golden Axe (XII)|
(Gold Axe (XII))
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Unique Soul Break: Fulminating Darkness (Basch)
An axe that grants a flux of spiritual energy to the righteous man or woman who wields it. Although it may appear to be a normal golden axe at first glance, its blade remains unusually intact. Legend also has it that it possesses such strength that it can cut down great trees with the slightest swing. Merchants revere the golden axe as a charm that brings good fortune, and thus many of their stores bear its image as a symbol of respectable business.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
An axe made of gold.
The Golden Axe appears as an axe within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 65 Weapon Atk, 12 Durability, -2 Speed, and -4 Consumption Rate.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions weapon description alludes to the The Honest Woodcutter tale. This tale is one of Aesop's Fables, numbered 173 in the Perry Index. It serves as a cautionary tale on the need for cultivating honesty, even at the price of self-interest. The Greek version of the story tells of a woodcutter who accidentally dropped his axe into a river. The god Hermes takes pity on him. The god dived into the water and returned with a golden axe, but the woodcutter said it was not his, and returned the same answer when a silver axe was brought to the surface. Only when his own tool is produced does he claim it. Impressed by his honesty, the god allows him to keep all three axes.
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water.