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Save the Queen as it appears in Final Fantasy IX.

Prayers are inscribed along the length of this holy blade to ease the passing of its victims.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description

Save the Queen (セーブザクイーン, Sēbu za Kuīn?) is a weapon of differing types, most often a powerful sword, first appearing in Final Fantasy Tactics. It is often a powerful weapon for female characters or Paladins, although other classes can also use it. The weapon is many times (but not always) given defensive-oriented properties.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

In the 3D remakes, the Save the Queen is awarded to level 99 Knights by the Legendary Smith. It provides 140 Attack and +10 Mind and Vitality, and when used as an item, casts the Reflect spell.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Treasured sword of a renowned general.


Save the Queen is Celes's ultimate weapon in the Advance, mobile and Steam versions, gained by defeating the Blue Dragon in the Dragons' Den, or by betting the Apocalypse in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum. It has an attack power of 240, +7 Magic, +4 Speed, +3 Stamina and +40% Evasion and Magic Evasion. It enables the Bushido and Runic commands.

The sword's description states that it was wielded by a renowned general, a possible reference to Beatrix from Final Fantasy IX.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen is the most powerful whip in the world. It is made with Malboro's Tentacle which are the most ideal material for making whips.

Weapons Monthly Magazine description

The Save the Queen is Quistis's most powerful whip modeled from Malboro Tentacle x2, Sharp Spike x4, and Energy Crystal x4. It is the only ultimate weapon whose materials can be obtained without leaving Balamb Garden via Triple Triad and Card Mod.

The whip is mentioned in the August Issue of Weapons Monthly magazine. Some European releases renamed the whip the Gold Snake.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Long sword used by holy knights.


Save the Queen is a weapon exclusive to Beatrix. It has an attack power of 23, 2 Strength, 1 Speed, 2 Magic, and 5 Spirit. Though the sword's attack power is low, it has a special damage algorithm that adds the user's level to its Attack power, making it the strongest weapon if the user is around or above level 85.

Save the Queen can be obtained by synthesizing through Hades in Memoria, but no party member can equip it. However, it can be thrown.

Damage dealt by Save the Queen is calculated as follows:


Tetra Master[edit | edit source]

Tetra Master
Save the Queen
Location: Treno, Card Stadium

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Tidus's sword takes the name Save the Queen (known in Japan as Laevateinn), when Double Overdrive and Double AP are the dominant abilities.

In the Japanese version Save the Queen is a name for one of Yuna's rods, Laevatein, when it has SOS Overdrive as its dominant ability.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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The Save the Queen is a high level sword available to Paladins. When a Paladin uses Cover, its duration increases by 1 hit and the Paladin gains +20 Accuracy. For perspective, this is one of the highest active or latent Accuracy boosts.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen is a greatsword first available as a 3% chance drop from the Rare Game Velelu in the Nabreus Deadlands. It can also be acquired by completing Goliath Hunt, as well as from Balfonheim Port weapon shop for 15,500 gil. It can be equipped by characters with the "Greatsword 2" license. The Save the Queen is the most powerful greatsword that can be purchased, with an attack power of 100. All greatswords have 2.47s charge, and 1.2s action time, making them average when it comes to attacking speed.

In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 92 Attack, 20 Evade, 35 CT, 8% combo rate, and requires the Greatswords 2 license for 70 LP. It can be bought at Balfonheim Port for 16,000 gil, found as a treasure in the Ridorana Cataract (Colosseum), from the bazaar for 9,200 gil after selling Quality Stone x4, Sky Jewel x7, and Holy Crystal x10, or as a reward for the Goliath hunt. It can be equipped by White Mage, Red Battlemage and Knight.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Knight's sword emblematic of proud loyalty.


The Save the Queen is one of Basch's knightswords. It is the second best of Basch's swords, boasting stats of 90 Attack, 45 Magick Attack and 60 Attack Speed. It can be found as treasure in Mission 8-6, "The Wayward Soul". It can also be bought from Tomaj's Sky Saloon shop for 13,000 gil after Chapter 9 or crafted through the Forbidden Grimoire Recipe Book for Durable Metal x3. It uses a generic knightsword sprite during battle.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

This upgraded emblem maintains the properties of the original, while boosting overall power and ATB capacity.


The Save the Queen is a final tier weapon for Snow upgraded from a maximized second tier weapon with a Trapezohedron. Its stats depend on the base weapon from which it was created. Each hit delivered by Snow while wearing the weapon will prompt white feathers scattering around as a unique visual effect. All Save the Queens add an additional ATB gauge segment.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The Save the Queen is a sword wielded by the legendary Queen of Bozja, Queen Gunnhildr. According to legend, she stabbed herself with the blade to save her people from the Fourth Umbral Calamity, deifying herself in the process.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers follow. (Skip section)

In truth, Queen Gunnhildr was afraid of taking her own life in fear of losing her humanity, and so Gunnhildr's Blades plotted to protect their position by overthrowing the Queen and instating a puppet ruler: a minor shrinemaiden of the Votyasch tribe, who did so and became a primal. As the new Queen Gunnhildr had the Echo, she was lucid and beyond the Blades' control, and was killed as a result.

The IVth Imperial Legion recovers the blade and gives it to their spy in the Bozjan Resistance, Misija Votyasch, a descendant of the legendary Queen. After the Resistance takes Castrum Lacus Litore, Misija forces the Warrior of Light to peer into the blade's memories, allowing Misija to alter its memories and summon Queen Gunnhildr, who tempered the new generation of Gunnhildr's Blades.

The sword was crafted from auracite by the Allagan Empire. In the days of ancient Ivalice, the crystal known as auracite was worshipped as a reliquary. Come to this world from the heavens on the wings of Ultima, the High Seraph, it houses power beyond mortal comprehension—a power that resonates within the desires of man, giving them concrete form. It was in their quest to artificially improve upon this natural phenomenon that the Allagans did create such a fearsome weapon, which forges the wielder's deepest desires into a trigger for calling forth an eikon. Having succeeded in the summoning, the Allagans then sought a means by which to bend said eikon to their will, and—after much trial and error—came to the conclusion that this could only be accomplished by one possessing the power of the Echo. The discovery was a testament to the terrifyingly boundless knowledge of the Allagans.

As for how this legendary sword did come to ancient Bozja, none can say. In light of Bozja's military weakness, it is inconceivable that they could have seized or stolen it themselves, and there is little reason to believe that Allag favored the Bozjans so much to have presented it as a gift. A more likely possibility is that an Allagan apostate who no longer looked kindly on the empire defected to Bozja and gifted his new countrymen the artifact of his own accord. In any event, the fact remains that the holy blade of Bozja, that which could be wielded only by the hand of Queen Gunnhildr, was a trigger weapon—a relic of Allagan ingenuity.

Spoilers end here.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

A knight's sword given as a symbol of an oath of fealty.


Save the Queen is a knightsword with Auto-Protect, and is equipped to Meliadoul Tengille when she joins Ramza's party. It can be found in Midlight's Deep (second floor) with the Treasure Hunter ability and via Melee and Rendezvous. When Delita battles, or becomes the party's guest, he wields Save the Queen. Save the Queen can be duplicated with the weapon duplication bug in the original version.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Sacred sword. Prayers are inscribed upon the blade.


Save the Queen is a powerful knightsword that teaches Cover to Paladins, Astra to Templars, and Expert Guard to Defenders. It is also the sword used by Llednar Twem. It is a Holy elemental knightsword and enhances the power of Holy-elemental attacks, and provides +45 Attack, +3 Defense, +3 Resistance, and +5 Evade. Save the Queen is a random reward for completing a mission, or stolen from Llednar in the first battle against him.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

The Save the Queen provides 45 Attack, 3 Defense, 3 Resistance, and 4 Evasion. It is Frimelda's initial weapon. It teaches Cover to Paladins, which protect the target from attacks until the users next turn. For Defenders, it teaches Aura, granting Regen and Reraise. For Templar, it teaches Astra which negates the next debuff on target. The first time Illua is fought, she wields Save the Queen.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

The Save the Queen is one of Queen's strongest swords. It provides 63 Attack Power and doubles the experience she obtains from battles. It can be bought from the SPP Post after landing 300 Killsight strikes with Queen. It costs 5000 SPP, and sells for 2500 gil.

In the PSP version, it can be bought at the SPP shop for 20,000 SPP after the player unlocks it through the Square Enix official website with four daily distributed coupons, or bought directly with ten coupons. It sells for 10,000 gil.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

The Save the Queen is an artifact that raises Defense by 4. It can be dropped from Giant Crab in cycle 3 or later.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[edit | edit source]

This bow has saved the queen countless times. It drives away monsters of darkness.


The Save the Queen is the fourth strongest bow used by all races. It provides 117 attack at level 1 and 152 attack at level 30, +25 Stun, +5 Spacetime, has one empty slot, and comes with the ability Fast Charge. It can be created for 1,620 gil by using an Adamantite and Yellow Feather x5. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Save the Queen makes a Charjade, level 10-19 makes a Holy Stone 4, and level 20-30 makes a Morion.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen has 98 Attack and 20 Hit Rate. It is Holy-elemental, and provides Strength +4, Wisdom +2. It is found from Burtgang. As a holy sword, it can be equipped by Jobless and Paladin.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

The Save the Queen is a level 85 sword that increases Attack by 58 and increases base Bravery by 40% at the start of a battle. It can be traded at the shop for 27,220 gil, Enhancer, Blessed Gem x4, and a Magnet Shard.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen is a level 60 sword that provides +58 Attack and +30% Initial Bravery. It can be obtained by trading 135,000 gil, Rune Blade, Darksteel Ingot, and Knight's Dream x5.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen (IX) is a Greatsword that serves as Beatrix's Unique 5 Star EX weapon. Equipping it or fully Limit Breaking and enhancing the weapon grants Beatrix the passive ability Resolute Oath, which unlocks her EX ability Climhazzard. It can be evolved to Save the Queen+ (IX), granting Beatrix Resolute Oath Extension and upgrading Climhazzard.

Save the Queen (T) is a Sword that serves as Agrias Oaks' Unique 5 Star EX weapon. Equipping it or fully Limit Breaking and enhancing the weapon grants Agrias the passive ability Knight of the Lionsguard, which unlocks her EX ability Hallowed Bolt. It can be evolved to Save the Queen+ (T), granting Agrias Knight of the Lionsguard Extension and upgrading Hallowed Bolt.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

This sword is ideal for protecting ladies. Now all you have to do is find one...

Sword version description

The perfect garb to protect the woman you love. Are those wedding bells I hear?

Emblem version description

The Final Fantasy IX version of Save the Queen grants +6 to Attack. It can be equipped by Knight, Mystic Knight, Cecil, Bartz, Cloud, Squall, Seifer, Steiner, and Vaan. The Final Fantasy XIII version of Save the Queen grants +10 to Attack and can only be equipped by Snow.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen (IX)
Rarity 5
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Unique Soul Break: Seiken Stock Break (Beatrix)

Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

A powerful whip from a faraway world which boasts fearsome offensive capabilities. The secret behind its power might be that it is made from strong malboro tentacles. In its world of origin, it is said to have been used by an instructor at the mercenary training school Balamb Garden. So popular was this instructor that she even had her own dedicated fan club.

FFVIII description

A knight's blade from the faraway world of Gaia. The blade is very fine and beautiful, and was the choice weapon used by a female general who swore her loyalty to the queen of Alexandria. It is said that she faced the crisis that struck Alexandria with this sword in hand.

FFIX description

A sword given as proof of having taken an oath of loyalty. The spirit of integrity and tenacity that lives within this blade creates an invisible barrier that protects its wielder. It is one of the most prestigious honors a knight may ever receive, and extremely rare even among those sworn to serve the royal family. A knight's ability with the sword alone would not suffice to earn him this weapon, as he must first prove his high level of education and unshakable loyalty. Only those knights who meet all of the requirements may wield this blade.

FFT description

Save the Queen (FFVIII) is a Whip obtained as the Super Trust Master from Quistis. It provides 90 ATK, 165 MAG, increases equipment MAG by 50% when dual wielding, and increases rare item drop rate by 50%.

Save the Queen (FFIX) is a Great Sword that is obtained as Beatrix's Trust Master. It provides 135 ATK, 30% Fire-elemental resistance, and increases the Limit Burst gauge fill rate by 25%.

Save the Queen (FFT) is a Great Sword that is obtained as Agrias's Trust Master. It provides 112 ATK and Auto-Protect.

Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts series[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen is Donald's ultimate weapon in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III. It is a staff rather than the traditional sword. In Kingdom Hearts, it is the reward for winning the Hades Cup tournament at the Olympus Coliseum, and in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III it is a synthesizable weapon. A stronger version of the weapon can also be synthesized, called "Save the Queen+".

Goofy has a weapon called Save the King, which is the most powerful shield, and, like Save the Queen, it also has an upgraded version called Save the King+. While an obvious reference to Final Fantasy, there has never been an equipment piece in Final Fantasy called Save the King, shield or otherwise. The paired name was likely given to reference Donald and Goofy's duty to protect Queen Minnie and King Mickey while playing off of the series reference.

Blood of Bahamut[edit | edit source]

Save the Queen is a gun that can be equipped by Ryuma.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Merchandise[edit | edit source]

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Beatrix from Final Fantasy IX is bundled with Freya for the Bring Arts series of figurines. The 6″ scale figures include a number of interchangeable parts and accessories. Beatrix comes with the Save the Queen sword.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Save the Queen" is likely derived from God Save the Queen, the anthem used in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown Dependencies.

References[edit | edit source]

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