The Mythril Sword, a recurring sword.

Swords (, Ken or Tsurugi?) are recurring weapons in the series, appearing in every game to date. The initial weapon of a Warrior in the original Final Fantasy, it has since become the staple starting weapon for the protagonists in the series, with the notable exception of Zidane Tribal.

It is a common weapon among jobs, though the Knight is usually the only one that can equip every one of them, but in any case, the Paladin, the Dark Knight, and the Blue and Red Mages are some of the jobs that can also equip swords. There are also many recurring swords throughout the series, the most famous being the legendary Excalibur, the Masamune, the Ragnarok, the elemental blades Flametongue, Icebrand and Coral Sword, the Lightbringer and Deathbringer, and the Ultima Weapon.

In some appearances, they are stronger and heavier than daggers, but weaker and lighter than greatswords.

Profile[edit | edit source]

A highly celebrated tool of war, renowned weapon throughout history, with myths of various legends of this particular weapon with nearly every culture, and once common among soldiers and warriors in the past, being easy to handle and cheap to manufacture. Commonly featured as the prime brand of heroes and a staple within the genre of fantasy itself, the sword finds itself in Final Fantasy without question.

A lengthened blade fitted into the top of a handle, with many varying designs and kinds, the Sword remains one of the most popular weapons within the series, being used by many classes, ranging from physically orientated to reaching those of different fields. Not only limited to its own type, the sword has inspired creation of many independent and distinguished variations of its kind within the Final Fantasy series, from their widely known variation of greatswords, the exclusive and reserved exotic katana, to even hallowed knight swords and wicked fell swords.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Broadsword.

Swords can be equipped by the Warrior, Thief, Red Mage, Knight, Ninja, and Red Wizard classes, though no job can actually equip all of them.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

The Blood Sword.

Swords can be equipped by any character. Firion, Scott, Leila and Leon (both at the beginning of the game and when he rejoins) start with one equipped by default. In earlier versions, Ricard joins with a sword equipped instead of a spear.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Break Blade.

Swords can be used by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Red Mage, Knight, and Dark Knight jobs. The strongest weapons are among this type. Desch is the only one who can equip Desch's Sword.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Ancient Sword.

Cecil and Kain can use swords, though Cecil is the only one who can equip every one of them. Other types of swords includes Holy Swords and Dark Swords. In the 3D versions, if Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip these weapons.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

The Mythril Sword.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The Sleep Blade.
List of Swords:

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

The Rune Blade.

Icon. Swords are weapons used by the Freelancer, Knight, Blue Mage, Red Mage, Mystic Knight, Gladiator and Cannoneer jobs, and anyone equipped the ability Equip Swords. Swords deal damage based on the attacker's Strength.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Various swords.

Terra, Celes, and Edgar are the only characters that can equip every sword, though Locke can also equip some of them. All swords enables the Bushido and Runic command.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

The Ragnarok.

Cloud's weapons of choice are large, two-handed swords. His trademark weapon is the Buster Sword.

List of Swords:

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Zack's basic SOLDIER sword.

The Buster Sword makes a reappearance, first in possession of its original owner, Angeal Hewley, who passes it on to Zack Fair. There is also a standard SOLDIER broadsword that Zack uses for the first part of the game. On a trip to the beach, Zack uses an umbrella to fight in the place of a sword.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

Cloud wields a new six-piece broadsword known as the Fusion Swords, which takes on a distinctive appearance akin to the Buster Sword.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

The Iron Sword.

FFIX Sword Icon.png Steiner uses swords as his weapons, as do Blank and Marcus. Steiner can also equip knight swords.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

The Longsword.

Tidus uses long, one-handed swords as his weapon of choice. They were introduced to him by Auron while battling Sinscales in Zanarkand. If one casts Scan on him, it will reveal that his inexperience with the sword hampers his potential strength. It is known that Jecht used the same weapons on his pilgrimage with Braska and Auron.

List of Swords:



Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Paine's Warrior Sword.

Swords are used by the Warrior and Dark Knight dresspheres, and Paine's special dressphere Full Throttle consists of a winged machina with various blades instead of feathers.

The dresspheres uses swords previously used by Tidus. Yuna uses the Brotherhood and Caladbolg while Rikku uses the Crystal Sword, Paine uses swords unique to her.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

The Knight's Sword.

Swords are one-handed weapons that typically deal slashing damage. A number of swords, such as rapier and epee-types deal piercing damage instead. Although most jobs are able to wield swords with decent proficiency, only Paladins, Blue Mages, and less frequently Red Mages prefer to use swords in battle.

  • Adaman Kilij
  • Adaman Kilij +1
  • Ancient Sword
  • Anelace
  • Anelace +1
  • Anthos Xiphos
  • Aquan Slayer
  • Aramis's Rapier
  • Auriga Xiphos
  • Bastard Sword
  • Bastard Sword +1
  • Bastokan Sword
  • Bayard's Sword
  • Beast Slayer
  • Bee Spatha
  • Bee Spatha +1
  • Bilbo
  • Bilbo +1
  • Bloodsword
  • Bloody Blad
  • Bloody Rapier
  • Bloody Sword
  • Brass Xiphos
  • Brass Xiphos +1
  • Brave Blade
  • Broadsword
  • Broadsword +1
  • Buccaneer's Scimitar
  • Burtgang (Paladin)
  • Buzzard Tuck
  • Caliburn
  • Carnage Blade
  • Carnage Rapier
  • Carnage Sword
  • Centurion's Sword
  • Cermet Kilij
  • Cermet Kilij +1
  • Cermet Sword
  • Cermet Sword +1
  • Colichemarde
  • Colichemarde +1
  • Combat Caster's Scimitar
  • Combat Caster's Scimitar +1
  • Combat Caster's Scimitar +2
  • Company Fleuret
  • Company Sword
  • Coral Sword
  • Corsair's Scimitar
  • Crescent Sword
  • Crimson Blade
  • Curtana
  • Cutlass
  • Cutlass +1
  • Dainslaif
  • Darksteel Falcion
  • Darksteel Kilij
  • Darksteel Kilij +1
  • Darksteel Sword
  • Darksteel Sword +1
  • Degen
  • Degen +1
  • Demon Slayer
  • Devil Slayer
  • Dissector
  • Divine Sword
  • Divine Sword +1
  • Dragon Slayer
  • Dragvandil
  • Duel Rapier
  • Durandal
  • Dynamis Sword
  • Enhancing Sword
  • Epee
  • Epee +1
  • Erlking's Blade
  • Erlking's Sword
  • Espadon
  • Espadon +1
  • Excalibur
  • Falchion
  • Falchion +1
  • Fencing Dagger
  • Fire Sword
  • Flame Blade
  • Flame Blade +1
  • Flame Degen
  • Flame Degen +1
  • Flame Sword
  • Fleuret
  • Fleuret +1
  • Fragarach
  • Gladiator
  • Gladius
  • Gluttony Sword
  • Glyptic Sword
  • Gold Sword
  • Gold Sword +1
  • Greed Scimitar
  • Grudge Sword
  • Guespiere
  • Hallowed Sword
  • Hanger
  • Hanger +1
  • Hauteclaire
  • Hofud
  • Holy Degen
  • Holy Degen +1
  • Holy Sword
  • Holy Sword +1
  • Honor Sword
  • Hornet Fleuret
  • Hrotti
  • Hunting Sword
  • Ibushi Shinai
  • Ifrit's Blade
  • Immortal's Scimitar
  • Immortal's Shotel
  • Insect Slayer
  • Iron Sword
  • Iron Sword +1
  • Jagdplaute
  • Jagdplaute +1
  • Joyeuse
  • Judge's Sword
  • Junior Musketeer's Tuck
  • Junior Musketeer's Tuck +1
  • Junior Musketeer's Tuck +2
  • Justice Sword
  • Kaiser Sword
  • Kaskara
  • Kaskara +1
  • Katzbalger
  • Katzbalger +1
  • Kilij
  • Kilij +1
  • Kingdom Sword
  • Knight's Sword
  • Knight's Sword +1
  • Koggelmander
  • Leech Scimitar
  • Longsword
  • Longsword +1
  • Macuahuitl
  • Macuahuitl +1
  • Macuahuitl -1
  • Mailbreaker
  • Mailbreaker +1
  • Marine Slayer
  • Martial Anelace
  • Mensur Epee
  • Merman's Sword
  • Merveileuse
  • Mighty Tulwar
  • Mithran Scimitar
  • Murgelis (Red Mage)
  • Musketeer Commander's Falchion
  • Musketeer's Sword
  • Musketeer's Sword +1
  • Musketeer's Sword +2
  • Mythril Degen
  • Mythril Degen +1
  • Mythril Sword
  • Mythril Sword +1
  • Nadrs
  • Nightmare Sword
  • Oberon's Rapier
  • Onion Sword
  • Organics
  • Pealing Anelace
  • Perdu Hanger
  • Phantom Fleuret
  • Platinum Cutlass
  • Platinum Cutlass +1
  • Platoon Spatha
  • Princely Sword
  • Rapier
  • Rapier +1
  • Relic Sword
  • Republic Sword
  • Ridill
  • Royal Archer's Sword
  • Royal Guard's Fleuret
  • Ruler
  • Rune Blade
  • Saber
  • Saber +1
  • Sacred Degen
  • Sacred Sword
  • San d'Orian Sword
  • Sanguine Sword
  • Sapara
  • Sapara +1
  • Sapara of Trials
  • Save the Queen
  • Schlaeger
  • Schlaeger +1
  • Schwert
  • Schwert +1
  • Scimitar
  • Scimitar +1
  • Seiryu's Sword
  • Senior Gold Musketeer's Scimitar
  • Shiva's Shotel
  • Shotel
  • Shotel +1
  • Sinfender
  • Singh Kilij
  • Small Sword
  • Spark Bilbo
  • Spark Bilbo +1
  • Spark Degen
  • Spark Degen +1
  • Spark Rapier
  • Spark Rapier +1
  • Spatha
  • Spatha +1
  • Spirit Sword
  • Steel Kilij
  • Steel Kilij +1
  • Storm Scimitar
  • Storm Tulwar
  • Strider Sword
  • Swan Bilbo
  • Sylphid Epee
  • Tactician Magician's Espadon
  • Tactician Magician's Espadon +1
  • Tactician Magician's Espadon +2
  • Temple Knight Army Sword
  • Temple Knight Army Sword +1
  • Temple Knight Army Sword +2
  • Tizona (Blue Mage)
  • Tuck
  • Tuck +1
  • Tulwar
  • Tulwar +1
  • Tutelary
  • Verdun
  • Verdun +1
  • Vermin Slayer
  • Vorpal Sword
  • Vulcan Blade
  • Vulcan Degen
  • Vulcan Sword
  • War Sword
  • Wasp Fleuret
  • Wax Sword
  • Wax Sword +1
  • Wightslayer
  • Wing Sword
  • Wing Sword +1
  • Wise Wizard's Anelace
  • Wise Wizard's Bilbo
  • Wyrm Slayer
  • Xiphos
  • Xiphos +1


Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Lohengrin.

Every character can equip swords, as long as they have acquired the necessary Licenses. Vaan, Basch, and Ashe are the only ones who use swords by default.

In the Zodiac versions, only the Knight can gain access to all swords but the Time Battlemage also has access to a few swords.

The damage formula for swords is:

Damage depends on the weapon, the user's Strength and character level. The characters' stats can vary by up to 30%, but Strength varies 10%; the male characters have the highest Strength.

List of Swords:


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

Vaan can equip one-handed swords, while Basch wields two-handed knight swords.

List of swords:


Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

The Muramasa in Sword mode.

Noel Kreiss can wield dual swords that can combine into a spear, while Serah Farron wields a bowsword that switches between bow and sword forms.

List of dual swords:

The Starseeker in sword mode.

List of bowswords:


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

The Immortal Order.

Swords is the most common weapon type available to Lightning. In addition to swords, gunblades, katana, and small axes are classified under this type.

List of swords:


Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

A variety of gladiator's arms.

Most one-handed swords fall under the gladiator's arms category, and are used by both gladiators and paladins. They are meant to be paired with shields, and include a wide variety of common and exotic swords, such as scimitars and macuahuitls, and even some non-swords such as war picks.

Daggers were originally considered gladiator's arms prior to patch 2.3, when they were re-assigned to rogue's arms for use by the rogue and ninja discplines introduced in patch 2.4. Greatswords are used by Dark Knights, and rapiers are used by Red Mages.

Notable gladiator's arms:

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Several of the weapons Noctis summons are swords, either one-handed longswords or two-handed greatswords. His primary weapon is the Engine Blade, a sword with a motorcycle engine built into the guard, which can be upgraded into Ultima Weapon.

Gladio uses a greatsword as his starting weapon type, and is the only character besides Noctis who can equip them.

List of swords: List of greatswords: Royal arms:

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Materia Blade.

Swords are some of the most common weapons and can be equipped by some melee jobs, like the Squire, the Knight, and the Geomancer, and most of the special jobs, like the Sword Saint, the Holy Knight, the Divine Knight, and the Templar.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The Chirijiraden.

Swords are the weapons that can be equipped by the Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon job classes.

There are also two distinct type of swords, the Broadswords, that can be equipped by the Warrior and Defender jobs, and the Sabers, that can be equipped by the Blue Mage job. Swords and Broadswords are cheaper in Cyril and Sprohm, while Sabers should be bought at Cyril.

List of Swords: List of Broadswords:
  • Falchion
  • Samson Sword
  • Striborg
  • Predator
  • Vajra
  • El-Cid Sword
  • Tabarise
  • Claymore
  • Beastsword
  • Rhomphia
  • Eclipse
  • Estreledge
List of Sabers:
  • Blue Saber
  • Shamshir
  • Aqua Saber
  • Mythril Saber
  • Soulsaber
  • Harpe
  • Manganese
  • Tulwar


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

The Onion Sword.

Swords can be equipped by the Spellblade, Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon job classes.

Broadswords, can be equipped by the new Raptor job, and Sabers can be equipped by the Sky Pirate job, and have benefited from an increase on their average power.

List of swords: List of broadswords:
  • Samson Sword
  • Falchion
  • Predator
  • Stribog
  • El-Cid Sword
  • Beastsword
  • Claymore
  • Vajra
  • Rhomphaia
  • Estrella
List of sabers:
  • Light Saber
  • Blue Saber
  • Shamshir
  • Aqua Saber
  • Harpe
  • Manganese Saber
  • Talwar
  • Soulsaber


Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

Twelve different types of sword appear. They have a longer range than daggers, but shorter than great swords, and they are heavier, stronger, and possess a higher risk factor than daggers, but less than great swords.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

FFT-0 Sword Icon.png

Queen's Longsword.

Queen wields a longsword as her weapon of choice.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

Swords are the weapon of choice of those of the Clavat tribe.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[edit | edit source]

The Brave Sword.

Yuri uses swords as his weapon of choice.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

Swords can be wielded by the Warrior and Thief job classes.

List of Swords:


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

Swords are the weapon of choice of those of the Clavat tribe.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Benjamin's default weapon is the Steel Sword. All swords boost speed by five, and can be used on the overhead map to toggle switches.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

FFA Sword Icon.png

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

List of Swords:

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

FFL Sword Icon.png

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

FFLII Sword Icon.png

Swords appears as one type of weapons.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Swords is a type of weapon. Another type of sword is also present, the Mystic Swords.

List of Swords:


Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

The Lightbringer.

Swords can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Bandit, Hero, Spell Fencer, Paladin, Dark Fencer, and Ninja crowns.

List of Swords:


Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Night Emperor.

The jobs best suited for wielding swords are the Knight, Spell Fencer, Dark Knight, and Templar. Any job can be well suited to wield swords when equipped with the Sword Lore support ability. The Special Attacks for swords are charged by Braving in battle.

List of swords:

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

The Spacetime Blade.

All swords deal 50% more damage to demonkind. The jobs best suited for wielding swords are the Fencer, Exorcist, Dark Knight, Templar, Kaiser, and Knight. Any job can be well suited to wield swords when equipped with the Sword Lore support ability.

List of swords:

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

List of Swords:


Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Warrior of Light's sword, the Braveheart.

Swords appear as a type of weapon. Warrior of Light, Emperor, Onion Knight, Cecil, Cloud, Squall, and Tidus are the only characters that can equip them originally, though both Firion and Bartz can naturally equip any weapon type.

Every Warrior of Cosmos save for Squall, Zidane, and Shantotto utilize swords in combat.

List of Swords:

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Gilgamesh's Excalipoor.

Swords return and now are also available to Kain, Exdeath, Gilgamesh, Laguna, Zidane, Vaan, Gabranth, and Lightning.

Vaan and Gilgamesh have swords among their arsenal of weapons used in combat.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Defending Sword.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

The Lightbringer.

Swords can be equipped by the Warrior, Red Mage, Blue Mage, Onion Knight, Firion, Terra, Celes, Zidane, Tidus, Ashe, and Lightning.

List of Swords:

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Icon.

Sprite.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).

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