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Two separate lists are necessary for the Famicom and the DS version of the game, because in the DS remake all the tabulated characteristics of the weapons were modified.

Legend
  • Gil = Cost of the weapon in Gil, the currency of Final Fantasy; weapons are sold for half their purchasing price.
  • A. = Attack power
  • A% = Hit rate
  • Other jobs = each job can generally use one weapon type, but some weapons can also be wielded by others
Jobs abbreviations
Start & Wind Crystal jobs:
  • Fr = Freelancer
  • Wa = Warrior
  • Mo = Monk
  • RM = Red Mage
  • WM = White Mage
  • BM = Black Mage
Fire Crystal jobs:
  • Th = Thief
  • Kn = Knight
  • Sc = Scholar
  • Ra = Ranger
Water Crystal jobs:
  • Dr = Dragoon
  • Vi = Viking
  • Ge = Geomancer
  • Ev = Evoker
  • Ba = Bard
  • DK = Dark Knight (DS)
  • MK = Mystic Knight (FC)
Earth Crystal & secret jobs:
  • BB = Black Belt
  • De = Devout
  • Ma = Magus
  • Su = Summoner
  • Sa = Sage
  • Ni = Ninja
  • OK = Onion Kid/Knight (FC/DS)

Weapons list[edit]

The NES version included less weapons than the DS remake. Their location is often different, and sometimes even the jobs can use them are not the same.

Default sorting is by game progression. Selling price is half of purchase price. For weapons that can only be found but not bought, the price column reports twice the selling price.

The Other jobs column does not report the Ninja (FC/NES) and the Onion Knight (DS) because these class can equip any weapon.

In the following sections, the name of weapons introduced in the DS version are highlighted in green.

Original Famicom version
Crystal Job Main weapons Attack skills Special skills Row, notes
0 - Start Onion Kid Onion Sword Attack - Front + shield
1 - Wind Warrior Swords Attack - Front + shield
1 - Wind Monk Nunchakus & karate Attack - Front, no shield
1 - Wind Red Mage Sabers Attack, Magic (black) Magic (white) Front + shield
1 - Wind White Mage Staves Item (staves) Magic (white) Back + magic
1 - Wind Black Mage Rods Magic (black) Magic (black) Back + magic
2 - Fire Thief Knives Attack Steal, Flee, Lockpick Front + shield
2 - Fire Knight Swords Attack Cover Front + shield
2 - Fire Scholar Books Attack Study, Libra Front, no shield
2 - Fire Ranger Bows & arrows Attack (ranged) Magic (white) Back + magic
3 - Water Geomancer Bells Terrain - Back, no magic
3 - Water Dragoon Spears Jump, Attack - Front + shield
3 - Water Viking Hammers & axes Attack - Front + shield
3 - Water Evoker Rods Magic (summon) Magic (summon) Back + magic
3 - Water Bard Harps - Sing, Cheer, Scare Back, no magic
3 - Water Mystic Knight Katanas Attack Magic (white) Front + shield
3 - Water Black Belt Claws & karate Attack Boost Front, no shield
4 - Earth Devout Staves Item (staves) Magic (white) Back + magic
4 - Earth Magus Rods Magic (black) Magic (black) Back + magic
4 - Earth Summoner Rods Magic (summon) - Back + magic
5 - Eureka Sage Staves, Rods, Books Magic (black & summon) Magic (white & black) Back + magic
5 - Eureka Ninja Any + Throws Attack - Front + shield
DS remake
Crystal Job Main weapons Attack skills Special skills Row, notes
0 - Start Freelancer Freelance weapons Attack - Front + shield
1 - Wind Warrior Swords, axes Attack Advance Front + shield
1 - Wind Monk Knuckles & karate Attack Retaliate Front, no shield
1 - Wind Red Mage Swords Attack, Magic (black) Magic (white) Front + shield
1 - Wind White Mage Staves Item (staves) Magic (white) Back + magic
1 - Wind Black Mage Rods Magic (black) Magic (black) Back + magic
1 - Wind Thief Knives Attack Steal, Flee, Lockpick Front + shield
2 - Fire Knight Swords Attack Cover, Magic (white) Front + shield
2 - Fire Scholar Books Magic (black) Study, Magic (white) Back + magic
2 - Fire Ranger Bows & arrows Barrage, Attack - Back, no magic
2 - Fire Geomancer Bells Terrain - Back, no magic
3 - Water Dragoon Spears Jump, Attack - Front + shield
3 - Water Viking Hammers & axes Attack Provoke Front + shield
3 - Water Bard Harps Attack Sing Back, no magic
3 - Water Evoker Rods Magic (summon) Magic (summon) Back + magic
3 - Water Mystic Knight Katanas Souleater, Attack - Front + shield
4 - Earth Black Belt Claws & karate Attack Boost Front, no shield
4 - Earth Devout Staves Item (staves) Magic (white) Back + magic
4 - Earth Magus Rods Magic (black) Magic (black) Back + magic
4 - Earth Summoner Rods Magic (summon) - Back + magic
4 - Earth Sage Staves, Rods Magic (black & summon) Magic (white & black) Back + magic
4 - Earth Ninja Throwing weapons Throw, Attack - Front + shield
5 - Secret Onion Knight Any + Onion Sword Attack, Magic (black & summon) Magic (white & black) Front + shield

Weapons for starting jobs[edit]

Onion Kid's weapons (NES)[edit]

These are the basic weapons, with low attack values and no special effects. The notable exception is the Onion Sword, the strongest weapon in the game. The weapons in this section are not rewritten in other tables. Default sorting here is by weapon type, then price.

NES weapon Type Gil A. A% Effects Locations Other users
Knife Knife 20 6 85% - Find: start
Buy: Ur
Wa, RM, BM, Kn, Th
Dagger Knife 60 8 85% - Find: Ur
Buy: Ur
Wa, RM, BM, Kn, Th
Mithril knife Knife 500 10 85% - Buy: Kazus, Canaan Wa, RM, BM, Kn, Th
Bow Bow 100 5 90% - Find: Sasune Castle Wa, RM, Ra
Great bow Bow 1200 8 85% - Find: Canaan, Tokkul Wa, RM, Ra
Long sword Sword 100 10 80% - Find: Altar Cave, Ur
Buy: Ur
Wa, Kn
Mithril sword Sword 500 15 85% - Find: Mithril Mine
Buy: Kazus, Canaan
Wa, Kn
Onion sword Sword 65000 200 100% Str+5, Agi+5, Vit+5 Win: Red Dragon, Yellow Dragon,
Green Dragon
(Not even the Ninja)


Freelancer's weapons (DS)[edit]

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This is a list of the weapons found before restoring the Wind Crystal. They can be used by the Freelancers.

  • Bronze knuckles
  • Knife
  • Dagger
  • Longsword
  • Wightslayer sword
  • Bow
  • Wooden arrow
  • Holy arrow
DS weapon Type Gil A. A% Effects Locations Other users
Mythril knife Knife 500 14 ? - Buy: Kazus, Canaan Wa, RM, DK, Ba, Ni, Th
Mythril sword Sword 500 17 ? - Find: Mythril mines
Buy: Kazus, Canaan
Wa, DK, RM, Kn

Weapons for Wind jobs[edit]

Warrior's swords & axes
White Mage's staves
Black Mage's rods


Red Mage's sabers[edit]

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See also #Devout's staves and #Magus' rods; in the DS remake, the Red Mage can also equip some #Knight's swords and #Thief's knives.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Wightslayer sword 1000 15 80% Element: Holy Find: Sasune Castle towers;
Buy: Ancients' Village, Dwarven Hollows
-
Tyrving sword 2000 29 75% - Find: Tower of Owen;
Buy: Dwarven Hollows
-
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Wightslayer sword 1000 15 ? Element: Holy Find: Sasune Castle towers Freelancer
Tyrving sword 2000 28 ? - Buy: Dwarven Hollows Fr, Wa, Kn, DK


Monk's nunchakus & knuckles[edit]

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Nunchakus were replaced by knuckles in the DS remake.

See also #Black belt's claws.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Nunchaku 30 12 70% (Bronze Knuckle in the remake) Find: Altar Cave
Buy: Ur
-
Tonfa 250 20 70% - Find: Castle Sasune
Buy: Dwarven Hollows
-
3-Parts 1500 25 80% (Sonic Knuckle in the remake) Find: Tokkul
Buy: Dwarven Hollows
-
Bare hands 0 X X% Power depends on character's skill (starting equipment) Black Belt
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Bronze knuckles ? 12 ? (replace the NES Nunchaku) Find: Altar Cave, Castle Sasune Fr, BB
Sonic knuckles ? 28 ? Agl+2 (replace the NES 3-Part) Find: Tokkul, Tower of Owen Black Belt
Impact claws ? 34 ? - Find: Molten Cave Black Belt
Bare hands 0 X X% Power depends on character's skill (starting equipment) Black Belt

Weapons for Fire jobs[edit]

Thief's knives & boomerangs[edit]

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In the Famicom original there was one boomerang only; two more are added in the DS remake.

Boomerangs allow the wielder to stay in the back row, thus there is one advantage and one disadvantage for the Thief: defense is doubled, but Stealing success rate is lowered. Furthermore, in the DS remake boomerangs deal less damage than corresponding knives.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other
Jobs
Main Gauche 7000 30 100% ("Main gauche" is French for "left hand") Find: Amur sewers, Saronia Castle;
Buy: Amur
-
Boomerang 9000 35 100% Long range Buy: Amur -
Oricalcon 12000 45 100% Drains HP from enemy. Find: Amur sewers, Temple of Time -
Air knife 10000 60 100% Item: casts Aero; element: wind Find: Sunken Cave -
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Spark dagger ? 23 ? Element: Lightning; Agl+2 Find: Vikings' cove, Tower of Owen Fr, Wa, RM, DK, Ba, Ni
Main Gauche 7000 35 ? Agl+3 Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: Amur
Fr, Wa, RM, DK, Ba, Ni
Boomerang 9000 40 ? Long range Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: Amur
Ra, Ni
Poison dagger ? 40 ? Inflicts Poison; Agl+4 Find: Amur sewers Fr, Wa, RM, DK, Ba, Ni
Oricalcon knife ? 45 ? Drains HP from enemy Find: Amur sewers, Temple of Time Ninja
Behemoth knife ? 78 ? Str+8 Find: Temple of Time Ninja
Chakram ? 50 ? Long range Find: Sunken cave Ra, Ni
Air knife ? 89 ? Casts Aero; Agl+6 Find: Sunken cave Ninja
Dark knife 30000 93 ? Agl+5 Buy: Invincible Ninja
Rising sun ? 70 ? Long range Find: Doga's cave Ninja
Lust dagger ? 110 ? Agl+8 Find: Doga's cave Ninja
Gladius 0 130 ? Agl+20 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Thief only)

Knight's swords[edit]

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Name Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Serpent sword 1500 25 80% Element: lightning Find: Nepto's Shrine;
Buy: Ancients' Village, Dwarf Cave.
Warrior
Salamand sword 3000 32 80% Item: casts Fire;
element: fire
Find: Tower of Owen;
Buy: Dwarf Cave.
Warrior
IceBlade sword 3000 40 80% Item: casts Ice;
element: ice
Find: Molten Cave. Warrior
Shiny sword 5000 5 20% - Find: 11 in Goldor's Mansion. Warrior
King sword 5000 50 80% - Find: Hein Castle. Warrior
Blood sword 16500 35 80% Drains HP from enemy. Find: Shipwreck;
Buy: Ancient Ruins.
Warrior
Ancient sword 16500 5 80% Inflicts "Paralysis" status Find: Sunken Cave;
Buy: Ancient Ruins.
Warrior
Defender sword 16500 95 80% Item: casts Protect;
Vit+5
Find: Temple of Time, Sunken Cave;
Buy: Ancient Ruins, Airship Invincible.
-
Break sword 30000 120 80% Inflicts "Petrify" Find: Ancients' Maze. -
Excalibur sword 65000 160 80% Element: Holy; Str+5 Find: Forbidden Land Eureka. -
Ragnarok sword 65500 180 100% Str+5, Vit+5, Agi+5 Find: Forbidden Land Eureka. Mystic Knight
Swords Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Serpent sword 1500 25 ? Element: Lightning Find: Nepto Temple, Tokkul
Buy: Ancients' Village
Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Salamand sword 3000 30 ? Casts Fire; Element: Fire Find: Tower of Owen Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Freezing sword ? 32 ? Casts Blizzard; Element: Ice Find: Molten cave Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Golden sword ? 5 ? - Find: Goldor manor (x11) Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Royal sword ? 50 ? - Find: Castle Hein Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Blood sword 16500 55 ? Drains HP from enemy Find: Wrecked ship Wa, DK
Ancient sword 16500 80 ? Inflicts Paralysis Find: Sunken cave Wa, DK
Defender sword 28000 95 ? Casts Protect; Vit+5 Find: Temple of Time, Sunken cave
Buy: Ancient ruins
Wa, DK, RM
Break sword ? 125 ? Inflicts Gradual-Petrify Find: Ancients' Maze Wa, DK, RM
Excalibur sword ? 137 ? All attr.+5 Find: Eureka RM, Fr
Ragnarok sword ? 140 ? All attr.+5 Find: Eureka Wa, DK
Ultima Weapon ? 155 ? All attr.+15 Find: Falgabard Wa, DK, RM, Fr
Save the Queen 0 140 ? Casts Reflect; Vit+10, Mind+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Knight only)


Scholar's books[edit]

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NES weapons Gil A. A% Effects Locations Other Jobs
Light book 3300 32 70% Element: Lightning Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle Sage
Fire book 3300 32 70% Element: Fire Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle Sage
Ice book 3300 32 70% Element: Ice Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle Sage
Illumina/Light tome 15000 65 80% Element: Lightning Buy: Airship Invincible Sage
Fire/Inferno tome 15000 65 80% Element: Fire Buy: Airship Invincible Sage
Blizzard/Ice tome 15000 65 80% Element: Ice Buy: Airship Invincible Sage
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Locations Other Jobs
Light book 3300 32 ? Element: Lightning Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle -
Fire book 3300 32 ? Element: Fire Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle -
Ice book 3300 32 ? Element: Ice Find: Dwarven hollows, Argus castle -
Light tome 15000 53 ? Element: Lightning Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
Fire tome 15000 53 ? Element: Fire Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
Ice tome 15000 53 ? Element: Ice Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
Cognitome ? 78 ? Int+5, Mind+5 Find: Sunken cave -
Omnitome 0 130 ? Int+10, Mind+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Scholar only)


Ranger's bows & arrows[edit]

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The Ranger must equip one bow and one arrowsset in order to use them. Bows and arrows are long-ranged.

Holy arrows: although these arrows are very rare, there are just three dungeons with undead enemies, i.e. enemies weak against this element. Such dungeons are the Cave of the Seal (chapter 2), Hein castle (chapter 7) and the Ancient Ruins (chapter 12). There's also a trapped chest in the Sunken Cave (chapter 11) guarded by a zombie dragon.

Medusa arrows: another very rare type of arrows. They can instantly petrify most enemies, therefore they are really deadly arrows. They can come in handy in chapter 12, both against the splitting enemies and also in the two optional dungeons. Unfortunately, they are not effective if the Ranger is miniaturized.

NES bows Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Killer bow 2000 15 85% - Find: Molten Cave, Argus Castle;
Buy: Ancients' Village.
-
Rune bow 3000 25 90% - Find: Hein Castle. -
Yoichi bow 42000 50 100% - Buy: Falgabard. -
NES arrows Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Wooden arrows 4 6 90% - Find: 60 in Sasune Castle.
Win/Steal: Parademon (Tokkul area)
OK, Wa, RM
Iron arrows 8 17 85% - Find: 40 in Canaan.
Win/Steal: Parademon (Tokkul area)
OK, Wa, RM
Holy arrows 10 13 85% Element: holy Find: 40 in Sasune Castle,
20 in Hein Castle.
Win/Steal: Parademon (Tokkul area)
OK, Wa, RM
Bolt arrows 10 30 90% Element: lightning Find: 40 in Argus Castle;
Buy: Ancients' Village.
-
Fire arrows 10 30 90% Element: fire Find: 20 in Argus Castle;
Buy: Ancients' Village.
-
Ice arrows 10 30 90% Element: ice Find: 20 in Argus Castle;
Buy: Ancients' Village.
-
Medusa arrows 100 20 100% Instant-Defeat (petrify) Find: 20 in Argus Castle,
20 in Saronia Castle.
-
Yoichi arrows 200 70 100% - Buy: Airship Invincible, Falgabard. -
DS bows Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Killer bow 4000 26 85% - Find: Dwarven Hollows, Castle Argus
Buy: Ancients Village
Fr, Wa, BM, RM
Rune bow ? 42 90% Int+2, Mnd+2 Find: Hein Castle -
Selene bow 16000 63 ? - Find: Saronia castle
Buy: Amur
-
Yoichi bow 42000 70 100% Agi+5 Buy: Falgabaard -
Eurytos bow ? 95 ? Str+5 Find: Bahamut's lair -
Elven bow ? 109 ? Agi+5 Find: Crystal tower -
Artemis bow 0 122 ? Agi+10, Str+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Ranger only)
DS arrows Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Wooden arrows 4 6 90% - Find: 60 in Castle Sasune
Buy: Ur
Fr, Wa, BM, RM
Iron arrows 8 12 85% - Find: 20 in Canaan
Buy: Canaan, Dwarven Hollows, Amur
Fr, Wa, BM, RM
Holy arrows 10 8 85% Element: Holy Find: 40 in Castle Sasune, 20 in Hein Castle
Buy: Dwarven Hollows, Amur
Fr, Wa, BM, RM
Fire arrows 150 17 90% Element: fire Find: 20 in Castle Argus
Buy: Ancients Village
-
Ice arrows 150 17 90% Element: ice Find: 20 in Castle Argus
Buy: Ancients Village
-
Light arrows 150 17 90% Element: lightning Find: 20 in Castle Argus
Buy: Ancients Village
-
Sleep arrow 200 20 ? Inflict "Sleep" Buy: Airship Invincible -
Poison arrow 200 20 ? Inflict "Poison" Buy: Airship Invincible -
Medusa arrows 300 23 100% Instant-Defeat (petrify) Find: 20 in Castle Argus, 20 in Saronia Castle
Buy: Anient Ruins, Airship Invincible
-
Magic arrow 250 27 ? - Buy: Airship Invincible -
Yoichi arrows 500 40 100% - Buy: Falgabard, Airship Invincible -

Weapons for Water jobs[edit]

Evoker's rods


Geomancer's bells[edit]

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NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Earth bell 5500 30 80% Inflicts "Paralysis" Find: Saronia Castle -
Diamond bell 4500 25 80% - Find: Saronia Catacombs;
Buy: Duster
-
Rune bell 5500 40 100% - Find: Ancient Ruins;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Earth bell ? 88 ? Inflicts "Paralysis" Find: Saronia Castle -
Diamond bell 4500 42 ? - Find: Amur sewers;
Buy: Dwarven Hollows, Duster
-
Rune bell 5500 98 ? - Find: Saronia Catacombs, Ancient Ruins -
Blessed bell 0 130 ? Agl+10, Mind+10, Int+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Geomancer only)


Dragoon's spears[edit]

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The first four spears are found in Saronia, where you need a team of four Dragoons to defeat Garuda. After that, the Dragoon and the Viking are quite interchangeable and their weapons are found in the same dungeons.

The Holy Spear is effective against undead enemies, but it less useful than it seems. In fact, there is only one undead enemy in the dungeons after it is found.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Thunder spear 8000 35 80% Item: casts Thunder2; element: Lightning Find: 3 in Dragon Spire
Buy: NE Saronia
-
Wind spear 10000 50 80% Item: casts Aero; element: Wind Find: SE Saronia;
Buy: NE Saronia
-
Blood spear 20000 70 80% Drains HP from enemy. Find: Sunken Cave -
Holy spear 45000 100 80% Element: Holy Find: Ancients' Maze -
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Thunder spear 8000 45 80% Item: casts Thunder2; element: Lightning Find: 3 in Dragon Spire
Buy: NE Saronia
-
Wind spear 10000 53 80% Item: casts Aero; element: Wind Find: SE Saronia;
Buy: NE Saronia
-
Blood spear 20000 95 80% Drains HP from enemy. Find: Temple of Time
Buy: Ancient Ruins
-
Heavy spear ? 84 ? - Find: Saronia catacombs -
Gungnir spear ? 140 ? Str+10, Agi+10 Steal: Odin (Saronia catacombs) -
Trident ? 108 ? - Find: Sunken Cave -
Dragon spear 40000 117 ? - Buy: Airship invincible -
Holy spear 45000 100 80% Element: Holy Find: Ancients' Maze -
Magic spear 0 145 ? Str+20 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Dragoon only)

Viking's hammers & axes[edit]

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In the DS remake, the Warrior too can equip axes, unlike in the Famicom version. The Morning star is the only Famicom weapon that is missing from the DS remake.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Hammer 500 25 60% Element: Lightning Apply item-upgrade glitch to a staff -
Battle axe 5500 45 60% - Buy: Amur -
Morning star 8000 50 70% - Buy: Amur -
Thor's hammer 14000 30 70% Item: casts Thunder2 Find: Amur sewers, Saronia Castle,
Falgabard, Lake Dohr
-
Great axe 14000 75 80% - Find: Ancients' Maze;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
Tomahawk 20000 60 80% - Find: Sunken Cave;
Buy: Ancient Ruins
-
Triton hammer 20000 85 80% Element: Lightning Find: Sunken Cave;
Buy: Ancient Ruins
-
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Viking axe ? 33 ? - Find: Vikings Cove Warrior
Battle axe 7400 65 60% - Buy: Amur Warrior
Hammer ? 55 60% Element: Lightning; Vit+1 Find: Amur sewers -
Thor's hammer ? 30 70% Item: casts Thunder2 Find: Amur sewers, Saronia catacombs,
Falgabard, Lake Dohr
-
Dragon hammer ? 70 ? Element: Lightning; Vit+4 Find: Saronia castle -
Tomahawk 20000 73 80% - Find: Sunken Cave Warrior
Triton hammer 20000 110 80% Element: Lightning; Vit+5 Find: Sunken Cave -
Demon axe 40000 116 ? Str+2, Agi+2 Buy: Falgabaard Warrior
Platinum hammer ? 115 ? Element: Lightning; Vit+2 Find: Falgabaard cave, Lake Dohr -
Blessed hammer ? 120 ? Element: Lightning; Vit+3 Find: Falgabaard, Falgabaard cave -
Rune axe 35000 110 ? Int+2, Mnd+2 Buy: Airship Invincible Warrior
Great axe ? 122 80% Str+3 Find: Ancients' Maze Warrior
Gigantic axe 0 155 ? Str+20 #Legendary Smith's weapons Warrior only!
Mighty hammer 0 145 ? Element: Lightning; Vit+20 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Viking only)

Bard's harps[edit]

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In the NES version, the Dream harp can only be obtained through the item upgrade glitch.

The NES Lamia harp can be useful to remove status ailments from allies without hurting them or to remove positive statuses from the enemies. If it is carried in the item menu, you can equip or unequip it during battles.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other jobs
Madhura harp 8000 40 70% - Buy: Duster -
Dream harp 7500 0 60% Inflicts "Sleep" (Apply item-upgrade glitch to Madora harp) -
Lamia's harp 11500 0 80% Restores normal status Find: Temple of Time -
Loki's harp 40000 60 100% - Find: Sunken Cave;
Buy: Airship Invincible
-
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other jobs
Madhura harp 10000 60 70% Allows to sing Minne (casts Protect); Mnd+5 Buy: Amur, Duster -
Dream harp 12000 60 60% Inflicts "Sleep"; Mnd+5;
allows to sing Paeon (casts Cure)
Buy: Duster -
Lamia's harp 12000 60 80% Inflicts "Confuse"; Mnd+5;
allows to sing Requiem (magic attack)
Find: Temple of Time;
Buy: Duster
-
Loki's harp 10000 60 100% Allows to sing Minuet (casts Haste); Mnd+5 Find: Sunken Cave;
Buy: Duster
-
Apollo harp 60000 60 ? Inflicts "Silence"; Mnd+10;
allows to sing Elegy (casts Shell)
Buy: Eureka -

Mystic/Dark Knight's dark blades[edit]

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See also #Knight's swords.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other jobs
Ashura katana
(Demon blade)
20000 65 100% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard cave;
Buy: Falgabard
-
Kotetsu katana
(Weaponsmith Kotetsu's blade)
21000 105 90% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard cave,
Bahamut's lair,
Cave of Shadows
-
Kiku katana
(Chrisantemum blade)
22000 125 100% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard waterfall,
Cave of Shadows
-
Masamune katana
(Weaponsmith Masamune's blade)
65000 160 90% Prevents enemy
from splitting;
Agi+5, Vit+5
Find: Eureka -
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other jobs
Ashura katana
(Demon blade)
16000 100 100% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard cave;
Buy: Falgabard
Ninja
Kotetsu katana
(Weaponsmith Kotetsu's blade)
? 105 90% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard cave,
Bahamut's lair,
Cave of Shadows
Ninja
Kiku-Ichimonji katana
(Ichimonji's chrisantemum blade)
? 115 100% Prevents enemy
from splitting
Find: Falgabard waterfall,
Cave of Shadows
Ninja
Masamune katana
(Weaponsmith Masamune's blade)
? 132 90% Prevents enemy
from splitting;
Agi+10
Find: Eureka Ninja
Murakumo katana
(Weaponsmith Murakumo's blade)
0 140 ? Prevents enemy
from splitting;
Agi+20
#Legendary Smith's weapons (Dark Knight only)
Muramasa katana
(Weaponsmith Muramasa's blade)
0 140 ? Prevents enemy from
splitting; Agi+10, Str+5,
Vit+5, Int+5, Mnd+5
#Legendary Smith's weapons Ninja only!

Weapons for Earth & Eureka jobs[edit]

Sage's weapons
Summoner's rods


Black Belt's claws[edit]

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Karate (Japanese for "bare hand") boosts the Black Belt's attack power when no weapon is equipped. If the Black Belt is equipped with one claw, his attack power will be lower than with bare hands. Starting from a certain level, bare hands will be more effective than two claws equipped.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Kaiser claws 3500 36 100% - Buy: Amur -
Catclaw claws 7000 42 100% - Find: Amur Sewer -
Wyvern claws 9000 48 100% Item: casts Aero Find: Goldor's Mansion -
Faerie claws 9000 37 100% Item: casts Confuse Find: Ancient Ruins -
Hell claws 20000 60 100% Inflicts "Poison" Find: Ancients' Maze -
Karate (bare hands) 0 X X% Power depends on character's level (Starting equipment) Monk
DS weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Catclaw claws ? 42 100% Agi+3 Find: Amur Sewer Monk
Kaiser claws 7000 50 100% - Find: Amur Sewer Monk
Wyvern claws ? 51 100% Agi+4; Element: air Find: Goldor's Mansion Monk
Tiger claws ? 82 ? Str+5 Find: Sunken cave Monk
Metal knuckles ? 100 ? - Find: Sunken cave Monk
Faerie claws ? 89 100% Int+2, Mnd+2 Find: Ancient Ruins Monk
Dark claws ? 115 ? - Find: Cave of Shadows Monk
Hell claws ? 121 100% Vit+5; Inflicts "Poison" Find: Ancients' Maze Monk
Karate (bare hands) 0 X X% Power depends on character's level (Starting equipment) Monk

Devout's staves[edit]

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In order to attack enemies, a Devout should rather use his staff to cast spells from the Item menu, instead of using the Attack command.

Most staves can be equipped by the White Mage, the Red Mage and the Sage.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Staff 40 3 50% - Find: Kazus
Buy: Ur
WM, RM, Sa
Fire staff 2500 15 50% Item: casts Fire;
element: Fire
Find: Tozus
Buy: Ancients Village, NE Saronia
WM, RM, Sa
Ice staff 2500 15 50% Item: casts Blizzard;
element: Ice
Find: Tokkul, Saronia Castle
Buy: Ancients Village, NE Saronia
WM, RM, Sa
Light staff 2500 15 50% Item: casts Thunder;
element: Lightning
Buy: Dwarven Hollows, NE Saronia WM, RM, Sa
Golem staff 13500 8 70% Item: casts Petrify;
inflicts Petrify; Str+5
Find: Saronia Castle
Saronia Catacombs, Bahamut's Lair
Buy: NE Saronia
WM, RM, Sa
Rune staff 18000 28 80% Item: casts Blizzard3 Buy: NE Saronia WM, RM, Sa
Elder staff 65000 20 90% Item: casts Cure1;
Int+5, Spi+5, MEv+5%;
(Fire/Ice/Bolt def. up)
Find: Eureka Sage
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Staff 40 3 50% - Find: Kazus
Buy: Ur
WM, RM, Sa,
BM, Ma, Ev, Su
Fire staff 3500 20 50% Item: casts Fire;
element: Fire; Int+2, Mnd+2
Find: Tozus, Gulgan Gulch
Buy: Ancients Village,
Dwarven Hollows
WM, RM, Sa,
BM, Ma, Ev, Su
Ice staff 3500 20 50% Item: casts Blizzard;
element: Ice; Int+2, Mnd+2
Find: Tokkul, Gulgan Gulch
Buy: Ancients Village,
Dwarven Hollows
WM, RM, Sa,
BM, Ma, Ev, Su
Light staff 3500 20 50% Item: casts Thunder;
element: Lightning; Int+2, Mnd+2
Buy: Ancients Village WM, RM, Sa,
BM, Ma, Ev, Su
Golem staff 13500 30 70% Item: casts Petrify;
inflicts Petrify; Mnd+3
Find: Saronia Catacombs,
Bahamut's Lair
Buy: NE Saronia
WM, RM, Sa,
Ev, Su
Rune staff 18000 33 80% Item: casts Erase;
Mnd+4
Buy: NE Saronia WM, Sa,
Ev, Su
Elder staff ? 85 90% Item: casts Cure2;
Mnd+6
Find: Eureka WM, Sa
Holy wand 0 110 ? Item: casts Cure3;
Mnd+20
#Legendary Smith's weapons (Devout only)
Sage staff 0 110 ? Mnd+10, Int+10, Agi+10, Vit+10, Str+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons Sage only!

Magus' rods[edit]

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The Magus should rely on his Black Magic spells to attack enemies, not to mention the fact that he should stay in the back row. Therefore, the most prominent attribute of the rods is their elemental defense bonus; unfortunately such bonus is glitched in the NES/FC version, i.e. it does not work.

Most rods can also be equipped by the Black Mage, the Red Mage, the Evoker, the Summoner and the Sage.

NES weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other users
Mithril rod 200 5 60% - Find: Tozas;
Buy: Kazus, Canaan
BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa, WM, DE
Fire rod 1500 12 70% Element: fire; (fire def. up) Find: Gulgan Gulch;
Buy: NE Saronia
BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa
Ice rod 1500 12 70% Element: ice; (ice def. up) Find: Gulgan Gulch;
Buy: NE Saronia
BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa
Light rod 1500 12 70% Element: bolt; (bolt def. up) Buy: NE Saronia BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa
Omnirod 15000 20 80% Inflicts "Petrify" Find: Ancients' Maze Sage
DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other users
Mithril rod 400 12 60% Int+1 Buy: Kazus, Canaan BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa
Wizard rod 20000 20 ? Int+5 Buy: NE Saronia BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa
Fire rod 10000 25 70% Item: casts Fire2; Int+3, Mnd+3 Buy: NE Saronia BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa,
WM, De
Ice rod 10000 25 70% Item: casts Blizzard2; Int+3, Mnd+3 Find: Saronia castle;
Buy: NE Saronia
BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa,
WM, De
Light rod 10000 25 70% Item: casts Thunder2; Int+3, Mnd+3 Buy: NE Saronia BM, Ev, Su, RM, Sa,
WM, De
Omnirod ? 93 80% Inflicts "Petrify"; Int+10 Find: Ancients' Maze BM, Ev, Su, Sa
Lilith rod 0 110 ? Item: casts Death; Int+20 #Legendary Smith's weapons Black Mage only!
Millenium rod 0 110 ? Item: casts Blizzard3; Int+10, Mnd+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons (Magus only)

Ninja's weapons[edit]

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In the NES/FC version, the Ninja can equip every weapon (except the Onion Sword), plus the Shurikens. Anyway, he can only equip up to two weapons at the same time. In the "Item" inventory, keep some useful weapons for the Ninja; for example, check the list below.

In the DS remake, the Ninja can equip a limited selection of weapons. See: #Thief's knives and boomerangs, #Mystic/Dark Knight's darkblades

Legendary weapon: Muramasa katana (Str+5, Vit+5, Int+5, Mnd+5, Agl+10)

NES weapons Gil A. A% Special effects Locations Other Jobs
Moonring blade 31000 160 90% Long ranged Find: Eureka Knight, Mystic Knight
Shuriken 65000 200 100% Used up (thrown) when attack Find: 1 in Gysahl, 4 in Eureka
Buy: Eureka
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DS weapons Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Moonring Blade ? 110 ? Long ranged Find: Eureka Thief
Shuriken 65500 200 ? Throw only Find: Gysahl, Eureka (x4), Crystal Tower
Buy: Eureka
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Notable weapons for the Ninja:

  • Weapons with top attack value:
    • Shurikens (consumable)
    • Moonring boomerang (long-ranged)
    • Masamune & Muramasa dark blades (prevent enemies from splitting)
  • Weapons that drain enemy HP:
    • Oricalchon knife
    • Blood sword (Famicom version only)
    • Blood spear (Famicom version only)
  • Instant-defeat weapons (Famicom version only):
    • Medusa arrows (petrify)
    • Break sword (partial petrify)
    • Ultimate rod (partial petrify)
    • Golem staff (partial petrify)
  • Weapons that inflict status ailment to the enemy (Famicom version only):
    • Earth bell (paralysis)
    • Ancient sword (paralysis)
    • Dream harp (sleep)
    • Lamia harp (esuna)
  • Weapons that cast non-elemental spells from the Item menu (Famicom version only):
    • Elven claw (casts Confuse)
    • Defender sword (casts Protect)
    • Golem staff (casts Break1)
    • Elder staff (casts Cure1)

Onion Knight's swords[edit]

The Onion Knight can actually equip every weapon in the game, plus the two exclusive swords listed here.

Swords Gil A. A% Effects Location Other jobs
Onion sword ? 156 ? All attr.+5 Win: Green Dragon, Red Dragon, Yellow Dragon -
Onion blade - 150 ? All attr.+10 #Legendary Smith's weapons -


Legendary Smith's weapons[edit]

Wind Crystal jobs:

  • Warrior's axe: Gigantic axe
  • Thief's knife: Gladius
  • Black Mage's rod: Lilith rod

Fire Crystal jobs:

  • Knight's sword: Save the Queen
  • Scholar's book: Omnitome
  • Ranger's bow: Artemis bow
  • Geomancer's bell: Blessed bell

Water Crystal jobs:

  • Dragoon's spear: Magic Lance
  • Viking's hammer: Mighty hammer
  • Dark Knight's katana: Murakumo

Earth Crystal jobs:

  • Magus' rod: Millenium rod
  • Devout's staff: Holy wand
  • Sage's staff: Sage staff
  • Ninja's katana: Muramasa
  • Onion Knight's sword: Onion blade