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A knife forged from the legendary metal orichalcum.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
The Orichalcum (オリハルコン, Oriharukon?), also known as Orichalcon, Orialcon, Orichal Dagger, Orichaldagger, or Orichalcum Dirk, is a recurring dagger in the Final Fantasy series. It varies between a mid-rank and one of the most powerful daggers in the games it appears.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.6 Final Fantasy X
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.15 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.16 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.20 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
A knife with a gleaming golden blade.
The Orichalcum appears in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions. It can be found in the Lifespring Grotto and Whisperwind Cove and is the second-most powerful dagger, providing 28 Attack, 35 Accuracy, and 31 Critical. It can absorb the damage it deals as HP to the wielder.
A knife made of orichalcum.
Knife forged from orichalcum. Can be used with Spellblade.
The most powerful thief's dagger.
The Orichalcon is the strongest dagger, providing 71 Attack, but is not Zidane's most powerful weapon, since it is outdone by some thief swords. It teaches the Detect skill, and can be bought in Bran Bal or Daguerreo (endgame) for 17,000 gil, or can be stolen from Taharka in Ipsen's Castle.
The mechanical knife Zidane uses in his left hand whenever he dual-wields daggers also occasionally goes by the name Orichalcum, and is an entirely different weapon to the similarly named dagger.
The Orichalcum Dagger is equippable at level 70 by Black Mages, Summoners, and Scholars. It has a damage of 20, a delay of 183, and boosts MP by 20 and Intelligence by 2. It is obtained via Synthesis. Its higher quality version, the Triton's Dagger, has a damage of 21, a delay of 178, and boosts MP by 25 and Intelligence by 2.
The Orichalcum Dirk is a powerful dagger that may cause Slow on hit. It has an Attack power of 59, 1.89s charge, and 1.2s action time, being one of the faster weapons. The Orichalcum Dirk can be bought at Phon Coast for 8,500 gil.
In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 79 Attack, 5 Evade, 21 CT, 12% combo rate, has a 10% chance of inflicting Slow on a target, and requires the Daggers 5 license for 60 LP. It can be bought in Archades and Balfonheim Port for 11,700 gil, found as a treasure in Tchita Uplands (The Highlands), Necrohol of Nabudis (Hall of the Ivory Covenant), and Trial Mode Stage 85 (with Diamond Armlet equipped), stolen from Feral Croc (3% chance). It can be equipped by the Shikari class.
Additionally, the Elite Mark, Gilgamesh, wields a fake version of the Orichalcon belonging to Zidane from Final Fantasy IX as a "trophy", though the blade is much longer than the original and the handle is shaped differently.
Orichalcums are a pair of high tier daggers that can be purchased at Meldacio Hunter HQ for 10,000 gil. They are a pair of golden daggers with a hollowed-out frame reinforced leaf-shaped blade, spiral handle, flowing sheet formed guards, and have a pair of turquoise gems embedded into their crests. Like with most of the weapons found at Meldacio, they bear the power of light, which makes them great at fending off daemons.
|Orichalcum||Daggers||223||8||Max MP: +9|
|Find: Costlemark Tower (across the beam near the start, top of the spiral; )|
Shop: Meldacio Hunter HQ
Short blades infused with holy light. They are deadly when used against daemons, who fear all that is sacred.
The Orichalcum Dirks are Rem Tokimiya's ultimate weapon. They have an attack power of 63 and can be obtained by defeating the eight-armed Gilgamesh with Rem. In the PSP version they can also be obtained by exchanging for 15 tickets on the Square Enix Members site.
A knife made of an exceedingly hard metal. Light and sharp.
The Orichalcum Dirk is a strong dagger that can be bought in the later part of Chapter 2 and on in most stores for 4,000 gil. It provides 7 Attack power and 5% Evade.
Knife made of the rare alloy, orichalcum.
The Orichalcum is the strongest knife in terms of Strength, providing +60 Attack as well as +1 Evade and +2 Resistance. It teaches Steal JP to Thieves and Smile to Jugglers. It can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission or by increasing Negotiation to level 25.
A knife forged from the legendary metal orichalcum.
The Orichalcum Dirk is a mid-rank knife that teaches Smile to Jugglers and Steal Limelight to Thieves. It adds 2 to the Magick and Evade stat, and 40 to the Attack stat. It can be bought for 3,200 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Orichalcum, Bitter Sap, and Alraune Drill.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The Orichalcum Dirk is a level 71 dagger that grants 47 Attack and +20% to the EX Gauge at the start of battle. It can be traded for an Air Knife, Mammoth Tusk x6, an Orange Gem, and 21,960 gil.
The Orichalcum Dirk is a level 60 dagger that grants 57 Attack, an extra 1 point to Defense, and +10% to the EX Gauge when battle begins. It requires an Air Knife, a Bismarck Spine, Youth's Dream x5, and 135,000 gil to trade.
The Orichalcum is one of Zidane's unlockable weapons, and is based on the weapon's appearance from Final Fantasy IX. It can only be obtained by purchasing it as DLC from the PlayStation Store. Like all other characters' weapons, equipping it offers no advantages or disadvantages.
|Orichalcum Dirk (V)|
|Additional stats: Accuracy +89|
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Super Soul Break: Shift Break (Zidane), ATK +10 when mastered
A short sword from a faraway world which boasts high attack power against aquatic monsters. It is said this short sword was protected by a fearsome monster under a castle in the world from which it came. It is unknown if this has anything to do with the phantom metal orichalcum spoken of in various other lands. All that is known is that the existence of such a phantom metal has not been confirmed in this short sword's land of origin.
A dagger that came from the distant world of Orience. Greatly increasing the wearer's magic and spiritual power, this dagger is said to be the strongest of all the weapons of its kind. It was apparently wielded by a young woman talented in the usage of magic who transferred into Akademeia's Vermilion Peristylium Class Zero.
Orichalcum is a Dagger obtained during the Final Fantasy II event, The Dreadnought. It provides 42 ATK and increases physical damage against aquatics by 50%.
Orichalcum Dirk (Type-0) is a Dagger obtained as the Super Trust Master from Benevolent Beauty Rem. It provides 22 ATK, 171 MAG, 120 SPR, increases Limit Burst gauge fill rate by 100%, and enables dual-wielding of one-handed weapons.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Made of a material from space.
The Orihalcon appears as a sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 97 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +4 Magic Atk, +3 Magic Def, -3 Speed, and -3 Consumption Rate. Only Clair Andrews can equip this weapon.
Seiken Densetsu 3[edit | edit source]
Orichalcum is the ultimate dagger weapon for Hawkeye should he take the Light-most path of the Ranger class, the Wanderer. It is a gold-handled dagger with a floral vine pattern. Its blue crystalline blade os fashioned like the blades found on the implement of the kyoketsu shoge.
Orichalcum is a spear that can be equipped by Santiago.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
orichalcum" is derived from the Greek word oreichalkos, meaning "mountain copper" or "mountain metal", and is mentioned in several ancient writings, most notably associated with Atlantis. Orichalcum was said to be second in value only to gold, and was the source of Atlantis' wealth and power. The exact type of metal that Orichalcum was is unknown, but it is commonly thought to be some form of alloy of bronze and/or copper, and other metals.The word "