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The Mythril Sword is a weapon in Final Fantasy XII. It is the weakest sword in the game. In the original version, Reks has it equipped during the tutorial, and Vaan begins with it. Besides the single sword Vaan starts with, the only other way to obtain it is as a rare drop from the superboss Omega Mark XII.

In the Zodiac versions, Vaan instead starts with a Dagger. The Mythril Sword first becomes available in the Henne Mines inside a fixed one-item treasure pot, before being available to mass-farm in the Cerobi Steppe.

This weapon shouldn't be confused with the stronger Mythril Blade, initially equipped to Basch.




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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Vaan's Mythril Sword.

Vaan wields the Mythril Sword in his attacks when not in EX Mode. Vaan's weapons are from Final Fantasy XII, and his normal and EX Mode weapons are among the weakest and strongest equipment in their respective equipment types.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[]


The word "mythril" or "mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".