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You may wonder how such a rough-hewn blade cuts so cleanly. It is because the sword knows no such doubt.

The Kotetsu (虎鉄? or 虎徹, Kotetsu?), also known as Long, Koutetsu, and Koutetsu Knife, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series, usually of the katana class.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

A small katana designed for easy use.
—Description

The Kotetsu is a sword equippable by the Thief and Red Mage classes and their upgrades. In the GBA and PSP/iOS remakes, it can be dropped from Cerberus in the Earthgift Shrine. It has an Attack Power of 22.

Final Fantasy III Edit

The Kotetsu is a dark sword used by the Dark Knight class. Like all dark swords, it is effective against dividing enemies. It can be found in Bahamut's Lair, Cave of Shadows, and Falgabard. It provides a 105 boost to Attack.

Final Fantasy IV Edit

Shorter katana with emphasis on ease of use.
—Description

Kotetsu (originally called Long) is a weapon for Edge that has 45 Attack and 40 Accuracy. It is bought in Feymarch for 11,000 gil. This weapon is metallic.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Edit

Kotetsu can be equipped by Edge, and he comes initially equipped with it. It can be found in the Cave of Eblan. It has an attack power of 40 and a accuracy of 40.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

The Kotetsu provides 40 Attack and Accuracy, and is found in Edge's Challenge Dungeon. It can be used by all ninjas.

Final Fantasy V Edit

Shorter katana with emphasis on ease of use. Can be used two-handed.
—Description

The Kotetsu is a katana equippable by Samurai. It can be found in Castle Exdeath, and dropped from Numb Blade. It provides 55 Attack, 58 Accuracy, and has a 12% chance for criticals.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

Modest katana designed for ease of use.
—Description

Cyan can equip the Kotetsu, which may be bought in Narshe, Mobliz, and Nikeah for 800 gil. It has an attack power of 66, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands (although Cyan can't use Runic). It is Cyan's second weakest weapon.

Kotetsu is also one of the weapons thrown by the Outsider, which deals moderate non-elemental damage to one target.

Final Fantasy X Edit

Any of Auron's katana may become the Kotetsu if the Counter is its dominant ability.

Final Fantasy XI Edit

The Kotetsu appears as a generic low-level great katana usable by Samurai.

Final Fantasy XII Edit

The Kotetsu is the cheapest and weakest katana. In the original version it has an Attack power of 50, and requires the Katana 1 license to equip. It can be bought in Rabanastre and Jahara for 3,800 gil, and dropped from Werewolves (very rare). Katana have average attacking speed.

In the Zodiac versions, Kotetsu now provides 16 Attack, 15 Evade, 31 CT, 20% combo rate, and requires the Katana 1 license for 35 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre, Giza Plains - The Dry, and Barheim Passage for 500 gil, found as a treasure in Garamsythe Waterway (No. 11 Channel (Flooded)), and stolen from Steeling (3%) in Barheim Passage. It can be equipped by the Bushi class.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Kotetsu is a weapon for Samurai. It is a potential treasure from Inferno, the final boss of Castrum Abania

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
KotetsuSamurai's Arm288

Auto Attack: 80.95
Damage: 92
Delay: 2.64
Magic Damage: 62
Strength: 217
Vitality: 221
Direct Hit Rate: 155
Critical Hit: 222

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Final Fantasy XV Edit

Kotetsu is a primary arm for Cor Leonis.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
KotetsuSwords1360Weapon locked to Cor, never in the player's inventory.Buy: —
Sell: —
Default: Cor
Cor's trusty katana. Though it harbors no special enchantments, its razor-sharp edge has been the agent of many a legendary feat.

Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

A katana whose blade is adorned with a breathtaking carving of a tiger.
—Description

The Kotetsu (Koutetsu Knife in the PlayStation version) has an attack power of 8, it can be bought from the outfitters for 3,000 gil from Chapter 2 and onwards. The katana's Iaido ability is called Binding Darkness, which deals non-elemental magick damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Edit

Crudely forged, but deadly sharp blade.
—Description

The Kotetsu is used by Assassins and Ninja. The Assassin can learn one of its best skills, Rockseal, from this katana. It has an Attack power of 37 and can be bought for 8,000 gil from Cyril and 9,000 gil everywhere else.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Edit

The Kotetsu can be equipped by Assassin and Ninja, the new Parivir job. It teaches Skyfury Blade to Parivirs for 300 AP, Wood Veil to Ninjas for 200 AP and Rockseal to Assassins for 450 AP. It provides +34 Attack and +5 Defense, and can be bought for 4,800 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Body Ceffyl, Moon Ring, and Goldcap.

Final Fantasy Type-0 Edit

The Kotetsu is a weapon for Jack. It provides 26 Attack Power and is bought from Bazz for 6500 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edit

A sword diligently forged by skilled artisans. Its polished blade reflects just like a mirror.
—Description

The Kotetsu is a Clavat-only weapon that provides +130 Attack. It can be made using the Noble's Weapon scroll.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Edit

A sword forged with the utmost care. It is a masterpiece created for connoisseurs.
—Description

Kotetsu is a mid-ranked sword that can be used by any race. It provides 93 attack at level 1 and 150 attack at level 30, +5 to Stun, and has one empty slot. It can be created for 790 gil by using Steel x5 and Black Gold x3 (Hard or Very Hard mode). When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Kotetsu will make an Assassinite, level 10-19 makes a Fortune Fluorite, and level 20-30 makes Big Charjade.

Bravely Default Edit

This katana bears the name of a master smith from the land of Wa, a long-lost island nation. Kotetsu's straight edge, known for devastating sharpness, is said to be cable of splitting stones and iron helms. The secret of its making has been lost, so no new blades of this kind are being produced.
—Description

Kotetsu is a katana that provides 34 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to aquatic foes. It can be bought in Eternia for 14500 pg, or stolen from Kamiizumi.

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

Kotetsu is a katana that provides 29 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to aquatic foes. It can be bought in Yunohana for 3325 pg.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

The Kotetsu is Gilgamesh's level 90 exclusive weapon. It provides +63 Attack, +34 Bravery, -1 Defense, and EX Force Absorption +5%. It can be traded for 158,000 gil, an Osafune, an Electrum, and Giant's Dream x5.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

The Kotetsu blades are one of the Onion Knight's unlockable weapons, while the Ninja class is in effect. It can be obtained, alongside the Royal Sword and Rune Staff, either by random chance when redeeming a Treasure token, or by purchasing them from the Shop for 7,200 Gil. Like all other characters' weapons, having it equipped carries no advantages or disadvantages.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

The edge of this legendary blade never wears, nor does its brilliant light wane.
—Description

Kotetsu grants +2 to Attack. It can be equipped by Samurai, Ninja, and Auron.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Kotetsu (V)
Rarity 5
Katanas18200
2011700
3013500
3514500
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Death Claw (Gilgamesh)
Kotetsu (IV)
Rarity 5
Katanas19000
2012500
3014200
3515100
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Eblan Dual Wield (Edge)
Kotetsu (VI)
Rarity 5
Katanas18000
2011500
3013300
3514300
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Bushido Dragon (Cyan)

Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

A katana of ideal make that no force can ever break.
—Description
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

A katana that, although short, cuts very well. Originally it was meant to be equipped as a spare weapon to replace a warrior's main blade should it be damage and rendered unusable. However, its convenient size made it easy to carry and facilitated fighting in narrow spaces, which led many people to begin carrying the Kotetsu as their main weapon. This blade is so popular that it is not uncommon to see cheap replicas of it for sale.
—Description
A knife from a faraway world infused with dark powers. It is said that these knives were sold on the great airship, Invincible, that lay in slumber in the ancient ruins of a faraway world.
—Description of Final Fantasy III version

Kotetsu is a Katana obtained by buying it for 1,400 gil at Port City Lodin and Town of Sian, by crafting it using 280 gil, x3 Thickened Hides, x5 Iron Ores, and x3 Lumbers, and by finding it in Royal Capital Grandshelt. It provides 25 ATK.

Kotetsu (FFIII) is a Katana that provides 105 ATK and is Dark-elemental. It is obtained during the Final Fantasy III event, Cave of Shadows.

War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Kotetsu
Also good for defense.
—Description

The Kotetsu appears as a 2-handed sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 40 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +3 Defense, -1 Speed, and -1 Consumption Rate. Only Masuda Koji can equip this weapon.

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Etymology Edit

Nagasone Kotetsu was a Japanese swordmaker of the early Edo period. Kotetsu worked as an armorer for some time, but later switched to swordmaking. His swords were known for their great strength and their ability to cut through helmets. However, Kotetsu's swords were often faked, and they were so well faked that even Kotetsu himself is said to have not been able to tell the difference.

"Ko" (虎) means "Tiger" while "Tetsu" (鉄) means "Iron". "虎" alone can also be pronounced "Tora". Literally, Kotetsu means "Tiger Iron" or "Iron of the Tiger" in Japanese.

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