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The Broadsword, a common sword.

A weapon (ぶき or 武器, Buki?) is the piece of equipment a unit will use in battle, either primarily or secondarily. Whenever the standard Attack command is used, the unit will attack the target with their equipped weapon. Sometimes a weapon can be used in the attack, though not actually used to attack. An example would be mages using their equipped rods and staves to cast magic. Another example could be whenever a character uses the weapon to initiate a powerful attack.

Some job classes, such as the Red Mage, Blue Mage, and Gladiator, can use a variety of weapon types, while the Mime class often does not use weapons at all, rather relying on its own special skills.

Forced equipped weaponsEdit

Although in most games weapons are optional to be equipped, some force characters to have equipped weapons:

Common weapon typesEdit

Unique weapon typesEdit

Several characters throughout the series have character unique weapons. Other unique weapon types include:

  • Arc mirages[1] - a half-circular bladed weapon favored by Meia from Mobius Final Fantasy; they are classified as "rods" in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
  • Arms - a set of four floating weapons, consisting of an axe, a spear, a sword, and a dagger that accompany Ultimecia in her 3D appearances outside Final Fantasy VIII.
  • Blaster edges - projectile weapons used by Rinoa Heartilly in Final Fantasy VIII. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "thrown".
  • Blitzballs - balls used in battle by Wakka and by Tidus to perform Blitz Ace in Final Fantasy X. Shuyin also uses a blitzball in Terror of Zanarkand. Jecht is also commonly associated with blitzballs due to his old job as a blitzball player. Rikku can use blitzballs in Final Fantasy Record Keeeper.
  • Bowswords - reconfigurable weapons that can switch between bow and sword modes used by Serah Farron in Final Fantasy XIII-2. They are based on the concept of the gunblade. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "bows".
  • Brushes - artist's tools used by Relm Arrowny in Final Fantasy VI. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as rods.
  • Brooms - Matoya's weapon of choice in Final Fantasy Record Keeper where they are classified as "staffs".
  • Cloths - cloths wielded by the female-only Dancer class in Final Fantasy Tactics.
  • Cores - Kuja's weapon of choice in his 3D appearances outside Final Fantasy IX.
  • Dolls - animated dolls used in battle by Lulu in Final Fantasy X.
  • Dragons - more specifically, the Shadow Dragon, many serpents employed in battle by Golbez in his 3D appearances.
  • Dual swords - reconfigurable weapons that can switch between sword/shortsword and spear modes used by Noel Kreiss in Final Fantasy XIII-2. They are based on the concept of the gunblade. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "swords".
  • Emblems - emblems on coats used by Snow Villiers to power up his attacks in Final Fantasy XIII. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, emblems are divided into "fists" and "light armor".
  • Extendable batons - retractable metal staves used by Jihl Nabaat in Final Fantasy XIII-2. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "swords".
  • Hand fans - foldable paper screen used by Leblanc and female goons in Final Fantasy X-2.
  • Forks - eating utensils used by Quina Quen in Final Fantasy IX. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "spears".
  • Grenades - thrown explosives mainly used by Turks in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
  • Gun-arms - special weapons designed to be worn as prostheses that Barret Wallace equips in place of his missing right hand in Final Fantasy VII. Despite the name, there are also various melee weapons within the category of Gun-Arms.
  • Headdresses - razors worn in the mane by Red XIII in Final Fantasy VII.
  • Katars - a weapon with an H-shaped horizontal hand grip with the blade sitting above the user's knuckles that is used by Kiros Seagill from Final Fantasy VIII. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "fists".
  • Measures - calculating tools used solely in Final Fantasy XII.
  • Megaphones - used by Cait Sith in Final Fantasy VII to bark orders to his stuffed moogle. In Final Fantasy Record Keeper, they are classified as "instruments".
  • Nightsticks - batons with tasers at their end used by Reno in Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.
  • Shields - round protective gear used by Ormi in Final Fantasy X-2 and Noctis and Gladiolus in Final Fantasy XV.
  • Skybandits - hovering surfboards used by Filo in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.
  • Souls - spirits of captured monsters used by the one-off Morpher class in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
  • Star globes - globe astrometers used by the Astrologian job in Final Fantasy XIV.
  • Whipblades - reconfigurable weapons that can switch between whip and sword modes used by Seven in Final Fantasy Type-0. They are based on the concept of the gunblade. Outside their original appearance, they are classified as "whips".
  • Wrenches - mechanic tools used by Buddy in Final Fantasy X-2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Arc Mirage" is the name of Meia's weapon acquired in her The Azure Witch's skill panels.
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