Yuna's Tiny Bee.

Guns (, Juu?), also called Fire Arms and Handguns, are a recurring weapon type in the Final Fantasy series. They are ranged weapons which propel bullets toward foes. In some games, the damage they deal is never based on the characters' Strength, but rather based on the gun's attack power. Guns are only available in some of the latest games, and are usually equipped by Gunners or Machinists.


Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals

Valkus primarily uses guns in battle. Over the course of the story he is seen wielding a pistol and later a pair of machine guns.

Final Fantasy VII

The Quicksilver.

The Gatling Gun, a Gun-Arm.

Final Fantasy VII was the first game in the series to feature guns. The Gun-Arm, the weapon of Barret Wallace, and Handguns, Shotguns, and Rifles, used by Vincent Valentine, are the ones available to the party.

Other guns also make an appearance, like the Mako-Gun, used by Palmer, Rufus Shinra's Shotgun, and Dyne's Gun-Arm, called a Needle Gun. Soldiers from the Shinra Army also use machine guns almost identical to the one used by Laguna Loire in Final Fantasy VIII.

List of Gun-Arms:
List of Guns:

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-

In Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, there are three characters that use guns: Gun (Female), Two Guns (Male), and Shotgun (Female).

List of Guns: List of Two Guns: List of Shotguns:

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-

The Cerberus.

As Vincent Valentine is the only playable character in this game, the whole arsenal consists of long-range, customizable guns. The gun turret is different from the firearms Vincent carry, the gun turret is a weapon with unlimited ammunition. However, being immobile can make the player an easy target. Shalua Rui, a new character, also uses guns.

Two of the Tsviets (Nero the Sable and Azul the Cerulean) use guns in combat against Vincent, while two others Tsviets (Rosso the Crimson and Weiss the Immaculate) both use swords modified with guns.

List of Handguns: List of Rifles: List of Machine Guns:

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

On one occurrence, after Zack and Cloud escape Nibelheim, Zack uses a sniper rifle.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Vincent and Barret make an appearance in the movie, along with their default weapons. Loz and Yazoo make an addition to the list though, with the Velvet Nightmare.

Final Fantasy VIII

The Valiant.

Irvine Kinneas's weapon of choice is a shotgun (although referred to as "rifle" in Weapons Monthly magazines), and with it, he can use his Shot Limit Break. Laguna also uses a machine gun in battle.

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Final Fantasy X

Many Al Bhed can be seen using Machina rifles throughout the game. Further in the storyline, some Warrior Monks also use them, along with flamethrowers. No party members equip guns.

Final Fantasy X-2

Paine's Gun Mage Gun.

The Gunner dressphere uses a hand-gun called the Tiny Bee. Another dressphere, Gun Mage, uses a gun with a large open ring in place of a barrel that allows its user to learn and use the abilities of some fiends. The Alchemist dressphere also uses a burst firing rifle.

Nooj, Gippal, and Baralai are also seen with the same model of handgun in some cutscenes, using them in the battles in the Den of Woe, Baralai has an attack called Drill Shot, and Gippal even draws a machina hand-cannon when engaging Vegnagun before the final battle.

Final Fantasy XI

The Coffinmaker.

Guns are one of the two major types of Marksman weapons (the other being Crossbows). They have a long delay but high firepower, and while several jobs can use them, they are primarily used by Rangers and Corsairs. A subtype called the "Hexagun" is used exclusively by Corsairs.

List of Guns:
  • Firefly
  • Hakenbuechse
  • Bandit's Gun
  • Tanegashima
  • Platoon Gun
  • Arquebus
  • Pirate's Gun
  • Military Gun
  • Serpentine Gun
  • Negoroshiki
  • Deluxe Carbine
  • Seadog Gun
  • Musketeer Gun
  • Matchlock Gun
  • Fourth Gun
  • Shark Gun
  • Basilisk
  • Murderer
  • Hellfire
  • Gun of Trials
  • Imperial Gun
  • Peacemaker
  • Martial Gun
  • Coffinmaker
  • Corsair's Gun
  • Relic Gun
  • Marksman Gun
  • Dynamis Gun
  • Ferdinand
  • Annihilator
  • Death Penalty
List of Hexaguns:
  • Mars's Hexagun
  • Darksteel Hexagun
  • Trump Gun
  • Hexagun
  • Silver Cassandra
  • Great Cassandra
  • Quicksilver

Final Fantasy XII

The Capella.

Guns can be equipped by any character who has acquired the necessary license, though Balthier joins the party with one equipped by default. Guns are the slowest weapons in the game, but have perfect accuracy and ignore defense, however, some enemies have a trait which will reduce the damage drastically.

Guns, like all ranged weapons in the game, are incapable of multiple hits, but can deal critical damage from time to time. Also notable are the guns' names, which are also the names of various stars.

In the International Zodiac Job System, the Machinist has access to all guns but the Shikari can also access a few.

The damage formula for guns is:

Due to the weight put exclusively on the combined Attack Power of the gun and ammo, a character with low Strength stat can benefit from using it. Guns will almost never hit for around 9,999 points of damage as there are no guns and ammo to increase the Attack Power to 100 points. A character equipped with the strongest gun and ammo (Folmalhaut with Dark or Windslicer Shot in the original version of Final Fantasy XII; Aldebaran Y with Dark or Windslicer Shot in the International Zodiac Job System) can deal up to 3,690 (6201 in the International Zodiac Job System) points of damage. Additionally, attacking under Bravery raises the damage output as well increasing it to up to 4,797 (8061 in the International Zodiac Job System) points of damage.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Balthier reappears in the sequel with guns as his weapon of choice. Again, the guns are named after stars.

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Final Fantasy XIII

the Deneb Duelers.

Sazh uses two Pistols which can turn into a scout rifle, a much faster variant of a sniper rifle. Lightning uses a Gunblade, similar to Squall Leonhart's Revolver, but unlike in Final Fantasy VIII, it can be used as a pistol of sorts. Her opponents and some of her allies, like Team NORA, also use guns. Like in Final Fantasy XII, the guns have star-based names.

List of Guns:

Final Fantasy XIV

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Guns are the primary arm of the Musketeer, a class present during the early Alpha stages, but removed before Beta and still planned to be eventually added to the game. Guns can currently be seen inside the Coral Tower building in Limsa Lominsa and during cutscenes, as some NPCs use them, Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn in particular.

In the expansion Heavensward, firearms made their playable debut as the primary arms of the Machinist job.

Final Fantasy XV

The world of Final Fantasy XV is more modern and realistic than any before it, and it appears that guns will have a strong presence. The soldiers seen attacking Noctis all use what look to be modern assault rifles, and one of Noctis's companions, Prompto, carries a shotgun, but has also been seen using dual pistols in battle.

Final Fantasy Tactics

The Stoneshooter.

Guns can be equipped by Chemists, Orators, Onion Knights, the special jobs Machinist and Sky Pirate, and any character that has equipped the ability "Equip Guns".

Guns have the longest range of any weapon, but are unreliable when there are obstacles or drastic height changes on the field.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Peacemaker.

Guns are exclusive to moogle Gunners, and can be bought at a cheaper price at Baguba Port. It has the longest range in the game.

List of Guns:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Longbarrel.

Guns lost their exclusivity and now can be used by both the moogle Fusiliers and the Agent (exclusive to Al-Cid).

List of Guns:

Final Fantasy Type-0

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King's Handgun.

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Cater's Magicite Pistol.

King uses one pistol in each hand, while Cater uses a single handgun with enchanted ammo.

King's Pistols: Cater's Magicite Pistols:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

Layle uses an assault rifle against a swarm of monster while falling through the air in the into section of the game. This is the only weapon he uses, other than a sword used in a boss fight. However, it is not directly equipped, and is instead thrown during the fight.

The Final Fantasy Legend

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Guns appears as one type of weapons. A Gun icon can be found within the English version's game coding, but is left unused for the actual gun weapons.

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Final Fantasy Legend II

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Guns appears as one type of weapons. They cause damage along a set range, not referencing Strength or Agility as part of their calculations. Nevertheless, most Guns will increase a Robot's Strength or Agility. The Psi gun gives a robot no bonus stats: internally, it is "Magic +0".

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Final Fantasy Legend III

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Fire Arms makes an appearance has equippable weapons.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

Lightning, Vaan, Yuna, Laguna, Firion, Bartz, Squall, and Gabranth are the only characters that can use guns.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

The Valiant

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest

Guns can be equipped by Setzer, Balthier, Sazh, and Magitek Armor.

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Final Fantasy Unlimited

Kaze uses the Magun to call for powerful Summons using different colored substances in golden capsules known as Soil. The weapon is attached to his arm, and will only react when certain conditions are met. Kaze uses also, with his left hand, red shotgun-like pistol, which he holds in holster on his left side.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Set in a post-Apocalyptic Earth of 2065, guns are the only type of weapon featured in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. The guns in the film fire energy-based projectiles and are powered by organic power cells, utilizing the energy that exists in all organic life on Earth, which is of an opposing frequency to that of the alien Phantoms.


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