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The Joyeuse in Final Fantasy XII.

Rapiers (レイピア, Reipia?) are recurring weapons in the Final Fantasy series. They are a specific type of narrow sword used for fencing and magic users, particularly Red Mages. The Joyeuse is a well-known rapier.

Appearances[]

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[]

Genesis Rhapsodos wields a crimson broadsword with a rapier-style hilt, named the Rapier. Genesis is able to infuse his sword with magic, similar to the Spellblade. When transformed into Genesis Avatar, Genesis wields a much larger version of this sword. G Shadow Knights, a powerful type of Genesis Copy spawned by Genesis Avatar, wield a version of Genesis's rapier with a bright violet blade.

Final Fantasy XI[]

The Joyeuse.

Rapiers are a type of sword, primarily used by Red Mages. They are distinct in that they inflict piercing damage, rather than slashing damage.

Notable examples of rapier-types:

  • Murgleis
  • Vorpal Sword
  • Mensur Epee
  • Verdun
  • Guespiere
  • Sylphid Epee
  • Phantom Fleuret
  • Company Fleuret
  • Joyeuse
  • Schlaeger


Final Fantasy XII[]

Larsa Ferrinas Solidor uses the rapier Joyeuse, as his main weapon. It gives 30 to attack and 15 to evade.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

The Callais Hawk.

Rapiers are a type of weapon available to Lightning. They come in two types: feminine-named rapiers that boost ailment magic, and bird-named rapiers meant for swift attacks from behind. While equipped, Lightning's attack animation changes to graceful dancing moves.

'Ailment' rapiers: 'Swift' rapiers:

Final Fantasy XIV[]

The Murgleis.

Rapier Rapiers are used by Red Mage Red Mages. They are paired with a magical focus with which they can combine to form a staff, which they use to cast spells.

Notable rapiers:

Final Fantasy Versus XIII[]

Stella Nox Fleuret wielded a rapier while battling Noctis Lucis Caelum. Her rapier may have had some magical properties, as a winged crest formed behind her when she brandished it. However, it is also possible the magic was simply a spell cast by Stella herself.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

The Last Letter.

Viera Fencers, Elementalists, and Red Mages all employ rapiers as their weapon of choice, and so does Ritz Malheur, although her job can be changed after she joins the player's clan. Rapiers are less expensive to buy at the viera town of Muscadet.

List of Rapiers:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

The Femme Fatale.

Rapiers are equippable by the Fencer, Elementalist, and Red Mage.

List of rapiers:

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

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Machina's Bolt Rapiers.

Machina Kunagiri wields twin rapiers as his weapon of choice.

List of Rapiers:

Etymology[]

A rapier is a slender, sharply pointed sword, ideally used for thrusting attacks, used mainly by civilians in Early Modern Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.