This legendary sword Esper radiates a strange light turning enemies into items.
Unlike most espers, the Ragnarok does not appear as a living creature. Instead, it is a sword that appears metallic, and takes the shape of a claymore. It has golden guards and a dark gray and red grip.
The Ragnarok can be obtained from a shop in Narshe in the World of Ruin when Locke in the party (he is recruited from the Phoenix Cave). Locke can open the door to the weapon shop in Narshe, where the owner at the back will offer to either transform the Ragnarok magicite into a weapon, or simply grant them the magicite.
Since Ragnarok is the only esper to teach Ultima, many players take the esper. However, if one has enough patience to remove the curse from the Cursed Shield, they receive the Paladin Shield, which can teach Ultima at the same rate. This allows players to take the sword instead of the esper, which they can then trade at the Dragon's Neck Coliseum for the Lightbringer, the most powerful weapon.
If playing the Advance or a later version, the player can take the esper and later steal the sword from Lady in the final battle, as the player can then continue playing after beating the game. If the player chose the sword over the magicite, they can still steal a second Ragnarok sword from Lady, and therefore obtain a second Lightbringer.
Ragnarok costs 6 MP to summon into battle. Its ability is Metamorphose (or Metamorph in the original translations), which transforms an enemy into one of four items. The four possible items, and the hit rate, depend on the enemy.
There are 27 possible morph patterns coded into the game that any enemy can use. IDs 0-31 are used to determine the morph pattern, though 26-31 are duplicates. Sets 12, 13, and 15 go unused.
Sword that may cast Flare upon striking an enemy.
Ragnarok as a weapon can be equipped by Terra, Locke, Edgar, and Celes. It has 255 Battle Power, and enables the Bushido and Runic commands. It consumes 20 MP each turn to perform an automatic critical hit, and can randomly cast Flare after an attack.
Ragnarok is affected by the capture glitch.
If chosen as a magicite, Ragnarok teaches Ultima at a rate of x1 per AP. This is the most powerful spell in the game, as it has high damage, is unblockable, and hits all enemies. Unlike most magicite, Ragnarok doesn't offer stat boosts upon level up.
Ragnarok is a recurring sword in the series. Ragnarök is an event in Norse mythology that is similar to the Apocalypse. It is an event that is set off by the death of the god Balder, which was orchestrated by Loki. The Ragnarok was a final clash of all the major entities of Norse mythology. This caused all of the human spirits up in Valhalla to come down for the final battle.
This bloody encounter ebbs with the destruction of the universe and Balder along with a little handful of entities that are put in the bodies of children and only contain memories of the world before Ragnarok. Those entities would become mortal, and would live again in a new world of plenty and just existence.