The Moonring Blade, a common throwing weapon.

Throwing weapons (投擲武器, Toutekibuki?) are a recurring type of equippable weapons in the Final Fantasy series. This specific type refers to the widest selection of different weapons in the series, and generally includes and groups shuriken, boomerangs and chakrams. Thrown weapons are generally Shoot-elemental and long range. These properties make them useful as they are generally equippable by Thieves and Ninjas, which are vulnerable and fast physical jobs that gain survivability when placed on back rows.

There is a distinction between throwing weapons and throwing items, where the former refers to weapons that must be equipped to be used in battle, while the second refers to weapons or items designed to be used with the Throw command. Characters who can use throwing weapons commonly have access to this ability.

Recurring thrown weapons include the Moonring Blade, the Rising Sun, the Wing Edge and the Hawkeye.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Boomerang.

Thieves, Ninjas, Rangers, and Onion Knights wield thrown weapons. Prince Alus is equipped with a boomerang for his weapon of choice, though he never attacks with it during battle and only uses low-level White Magic spells while accompanying the party.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Edge uses throwing weapons.

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

Edge, Gekkou, Izayoi, Tsukinowa and Zangetsu can equip throwing weapons.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Freelancers, Thieves, Ninjas and Mimes can equip throwing weapons.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Various throwing weapons.

Locke can equip powerful and versatile throwing weapons.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Yuffie can equip boomerangs, chakrams and shuriken, but they are all categorized as shuriken.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Some of Rinoa's blaster edges take their name from recurring throwing weapons.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Wakka throws blitzballs. He is strong against aerial enemies, but that is due to his high Accuracy stat and their great Evasion, not due to his equipment.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Throwing weapons, in opposition to throwing ammunition, are reusable and require no stock. Boomerangs are available to Warriors, Thieves, and Rangers, whereas chakrams are available to Thieves, Ninjas, Blue Mages, and Dancers.

  • Aureole
  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang +1
  • Chakram
  • Chakram +1
  • Coarse Boomerang
  • Combat Caster's Boomerang
  • Combat Caster's Boomerang +1
  • Combat Caster's Boomerang +2
  • Comet Tail
  • Death Chakram
  • Flame Boomerang
  • Junior Musketeer's Chakram
  • Junior Musketeer's Chakram +1
  • Junior Musketeer's Chakram +2
  • Lamiabane
  • Light Boomerang
  • Long Boomerang
  • Mamoolbane
  • Moonring Blade
  • Moonring Blade +1
  • Platoon Disc
  • Platoon Edge
  • Rising Sun
  • Rising Sun +1
  • Rogetsurin
  • Snakeye
  • Snakeye +1
  • Trollbane
  • Ungur Boomerang
  • War Hoop
  • Wingedge
  • Wingedge +1
  • Yagudo Freezer

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Hope wields a variety of boomerangs.

List of throwing weapons:

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The Enchufla.

Dancer Dancers use a variety of throwing weapons, most predominantly chakrams. Dancer's Arm Dancer's Arms always come in pairs and are wielded in both hands. Notable dancer's arms are the Enchufla, their Resistance Weapons.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Ninja Stars are Tristam's weapon of choice.

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

There are two throwing weapons that can be equip by any of the four playable characters.

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

Thrown weapons can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Ranger and Ninja crowns. Thrown weapons inflict more damage against flying enemies and increase the wielder's evasion.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

Thrown weapons are available.

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

Throwing weapons are equippable by Firion, Onion Knight, Bartz, Squall, and Zidane by default. They have great attack but reduce the Bravery stat.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Throwing weapons can also be wielded by Tidus, Prishe, Vaan and Ultimecia, in addition to those who could equip them in the original game.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Sniper.

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