The Tiger Fangs.

Knuckles (拳武器, Kobushibuki?), also known as Claws (, Tsume?), Gloves, and Fists, are a weapon type from various games in the series, and are usually associated with the Monk class. Recurring knuckles include the Cat Claws, Godhand, Kaiser Knuckles, and Tiger Fangs. The ultimate version of this weapon varies.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Two knuckles appear, the Cat Claws and the Dragon Claws. They were initially classified as daggers, becoming Knuckles in later releases. The Cat Claws originally appeared as a dagger but in the Origins release and beyond, they appear as traditional claw-like knuckles, and the Dragon Claws are exclusive to the Anniversary release where they are exclusive to Josef, who has the traditional stats of a Monk.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Faerie Claws.

Knuckles are named "Fist Weapons", and can be equipped by the Monk and the Black Belt jobs.

List of fist weapons:

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Cat Claws.

A Claw.

Yang and Edge can equip claws. Claws do not raise physical strength but rather add elemental affinities or inflicts status ailments to physical attacks.

List of claws:

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Yang and Edge can equip claws.

List of claws:

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Yang, Ursula, and the Monks can equip claws.

List of claws:

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Various claws.

Claws may be equipped by Sabin Rene Figaro, or everyone except Gau and Umaro by equipping the Merit Award.

List of claws:


Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

The Crystal Glove.

Tifa can equip gloves, knuckles, and claws.

List of gloves:

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

List of Martial Arts (Male) weapons:

List of Martial Arts (Female) weapons:

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

The Ehrgeiz.

Zell uses knuckles as his weapon.

List of knuckles:


Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

The Scissor Fangs.

FFIX Claw Icon.png Amarant Coral can equip claws and knuckles.

List of claws:


Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

The Mirage Claw.

Rikku uses claws as her weapon. Unusual for the series, she is not a Monk-like character, and does not attack by using martial arts. She instead uses slashing type attacks.

List of claws:


Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

The Koenigs Knuckles.

All the hand-to-hand weapons are in the form of knuckles, claws, or sainti.

Notable knuckles:
Notable claws and sainti:
  • Kenkonken
  • Verethragna
  • Inferno Claws
  • Tactician Magician's Hooks
  • Indra Katars
  • Wagh Baghnakhs
  • Manoples
  • Gem Sainti
  • Acantha Shavers

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

A variety of pugilist's arms.

Knuckles fall under the pugilist's arms category and are used by pugilists and monks. They are uniformly paired weapons. Among them are a variety of cesti, claws and katars. They also include the Emperor's New Fists, unique invisible weapons that can be glamoured onto other pugilist's arms to make it appear as though the character is fighting unarmed.

Notable Pugilist's arms:

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The Dream Claws.

Knuckles can be wielded by bangaa White Monks and moogle Gadgeteers. They cost less in the cities of Sprohm and Baguba Port. The most powerful claw is the Greaseburst.

List of knuckles:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

The Death Claws.

Knuckles can now be equipped by bangaa White Monks, seeq Berserkers, and moogle Tinkers. All knuckles increase a little evasion when equipped.

List of knuckles:

  • Leather Knuckles
  • Metal Knuckles
  • Rising Sun
  • Poison Knuckles
  • Dream Claws
  • Kaiser Knuckles
  • Cat Claws
  • Survivor
  • White Fangs
  • Godhand
  • Tiger Fangs
  • Death Claws
  • Magick Hands
  • Gleisburst

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

FFT-0 Knuckles Icon.png

Eight uses knuckles as his weapons of choice. Unlike the rest of the weapons, knuckles do not have a weapon model because Eight's knuckles are nothing more than a gameplay element. He fights barehanded.

List of knuckles:

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Benjamin can wield claws in battle and one is initially equipped on Phoebe. Claws can be used outside of battle to scale cliff faces. In addition the most powerful type of claw, the Dragon Claw can be used to latch onto faraway objects and propel the heroes across gaps. Claws have low power, but can inflict status ailments on enemies.

List of Claws:

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Claws appears as a type of weapon.

List of Claws:

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Kaiser Knuckles.

The job best suited for wielding knuckles is the Monk. The Special Attacks for Knuckles are charged by scoring critical hits.

List of knuckles:

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Hadean Claws.

All knuckles deal 50% more damage to inorganic foes. The job best suited for wielding knuckles are the Catmancer and Monk. Any job can be well suited to wield knuckles when equipped with the Knuckle Lore support ability.

List of knuckles:

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

List of claws:

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Fist weapons are normally only available to Tidus, Jecht, Firion, and Bartz. The stronger weapons of this type increase brave damage dealt in Chase Sequences.

  • Leather Gloves
  • Metal Knuckles
  • Mythril Claw
  • Mythril Claw+
  • Darksteel Claws
  • Sonic Knuckles
  • Tigerfangs
  • Cat Claws
  • Scarmiglione's Fang
  • Godhand
  • Premium Heart
  • Lufenian Claw

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Grappling weapons are available to Tifa, Prishe, and Vaan. Grappling weapons also reduce maximum HP when equipped.

  • Leather Gloves
  • Metal Knuckles
  • Mythril Claws
  • Darksteel Claws
  • Work Glove
  • Sonic Knuckles
  • Scarmiglione's Fang
  • Tigerfangs
  • Burning Fists
  • Cat Claws
  • Hyper Fist
  • Inferno Claws
  • Aura Gloves
  • Ehrgeiz
  • Lufenian Claw

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Burning Fist.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Fist weapons can be equipped by the Monk, Tifa, Red XIII, Snow, and Chocobo.

List of fist weapons:

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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