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Masmune is the best weapon for everone.

I, on the other hand, dual-wield library books.

Final Fantasy (NES): Weapons
LocationsBuySellDamageHit%ElementCastsEffective Vs.Usable by
Knife Small (Knife)
ナィフ
  • Coneria Town
5 G2 G510%
      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
      Knife Large (Knife)
      ダガー
      • Elfland
      • Marsh Cave 2
      175 G87 G710%
          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
          Knife Silver (Knife)
          ミスリルナィフ
          • Crescent Lake
          • Coneria Castle 1
          • Dwarf Cave
          • Marsh Cave 3
          800 G400 G1015%
              FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
              Knife CatClaw
              ネコのツメ
              • Gaia
              65000 G32500 G2235%
                  FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                  Sword Rapier
                  レィプア
                  • Coneria Town
                  10 G5 G95%
                      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                      Sword Sabre
                      サーベル
                      • Elfland
                      • Melmond
                      • Coneria Castle 1
                      450 G225 G135%
                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                          Sword Short (Sword)
                          ブロードソード
                          • Pravoka
                          • Marsh Cave 2
                          550 G275 G1510%
                              FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                              Sword Were (Sword)
                              ウェアバスター
                              • Temple of Fiends
                              N/A3000 G1815%
                                • Were
                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                Sword Rune (Sword)
                                ルーンブレード
                                • Temple of Fiends
                                N/A2500 G1815%
                                  • Evil
                                  • Magic
                                  FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                  Sword Dragon (Sword)
                                  ウィルムキラー
                                  • Dwarf Cave
                                  N/A4000 G1915%
                                    • Dragon
                                    FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                    LocationsBuySellDamageHit%ElementCastsEffective Vs.Usable by
                                    Sword Coral (Sword)
                                    さんごのつるぎ
                                    • Earth Cave 2
                                    N/A4000 G1915%
                                      • Water
                                      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                      Sword Long (Sword)
                                      ロングソード
                                      • Melmond
                                      1500 G750 G2010%
                                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                          Sword Giant (Sword)
                                          グレートソード
                                          • Gurgu Volcano 2
                                          N/A4000 G2120%
                                            • Giant
                                            FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                            Sword Bane (Sword)
                                            レイズサーベル
                                            • Sky Castle 1
                                            N/A30000 G2220%
                                              BANE
                                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                Sword Silver (Sword)
                                                ミスリルソード
                                                • Elfland
                                                • Crescent Lake
                                                4000 G2000 G2315%
                                                    FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                    Sword Vorpal
                                                    シャープソード
                                                    • Mirage Tower 1
                                                    N/A15000 G2425%
                                                        FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                        Sword Flame (Sword)
                                                        フレームソード
                                                        • Ice Cave 2
                                                        N/A5000 G2620%
                                                        • Fire
                                                        • Undead
                                                        • Regenerative
                                                        FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                        Sword Ice (Sword)
                                                        アイスブランド
                                                        • Castle of Ordeal 3
                                                        • Gurgu Volcano 4
                                                        N/A7500 G2925%
                                                        • Ice
                                                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                          Sword Defense
                                                          ディフェンダー
                                                          • Waterfall
                                                          N/A25000 G3035%
                                                            RUSE
                                                              FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                              Sword Sun (Sword)
                                                              サンブレード
                                                              • Mirage Tower 2
                                                              N/A10000 G3230%
                                                                • Undead
                                                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                LocationsBuySellDamageHit%ElementCastsEffective Vs.Usable by
                                                                Sword Xcalber
                                                                エクスカリバー
                                                                • Dwarf Cave
                                                                N/A30000 G4535%
                                                                • Status
                                                                • Poison
                                                                • Time
                                                                • Death
                                                                • Fire
                                                                • Ice
                                                                • Lightning
                                                                • Earth
                                                                • Evil
                                                                • Dragon
                                                                • Giant
                                                                • Undead
                                                                • Were
                                                                • Water
                                                                • Magic
                                                                • Regenerative
                                                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                Sword Scimtar
                                                                シミター
                                                                • Pravoka
                                                                200 G100 G1010%
                                                                    FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                    Sword Falchon
                                                                    フォールチョン
                                                                    • Melmond
                                                                    • Northwest Castle
                                                                    450 G225 G1510%
                                                                        FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                        Sword Katana
                                                                        サスケのかたな
                                                                        • Sky Castle 3
                                                                        • Temple of Fiends Fire
                                                                        N/A30000 G3335%
                                                                            FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                            Sword Masmune
                                                                            マサムネ
                                                                            • Temple of Fiends Air
                                                                            N/A30000 G5650%
                                                                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                Nunchaku Wooden (Nunchuck)
                                                                                ヌンチャク
                                                                                • Coneria Town
                                                                                10 G5 G120%
                                                                                    FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                    Nunchaku Iron (Nunchuck)
                                                                                    テツヌンチャク
                                                                                    • Elfland
                                                                                    • Melmond
                                                                                    • Coneria Castle 1
                                                                                    200 G100 G160%
                                                                                        FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                        Axe Hand (Axe)
                                                                                        バドルアクス
                                                                                        • Pravoka
                                                                                        550 G275 G165%
                                                                                            FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                            Axe Great (Axe)
                                                                                            グレートアクス
                                                                                            • Titan's Tunnel
                                                                                            N/A1000 G225%
                                                                                                FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                Axe Silver (Axe)
                                                                                                ミスリルアクス
                                                                                                • Crescent Lake
                                                                                                • Gurgu Volcano 2
                                                                                                4500 G2250 G2510%
                                                                                                    FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                    LocationsBuySellDamageHit%ElementCastsEffective Vs.Usable by
                                                                                                    Axe Light (Axe)
                                                                                                    ライトアクス
                                                                                                    • Sea Shrine 2
                                                                                                    • Sea Shrine 4
                                                                                                    N/A5000 G2815%
                                                                                                      HRM2
                                                                                                      • Undead
                                                                                                      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                      Hammer Iron (Hammer)
                                                                                                      ハンマー
                                                                                                      • Coneria Town
                                                                                                      • Pravoka
                                                                                                      10 G5 G90%
                                                                                                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                          Hammer Silver (Hammer)
                                                                                                          ミスリルハンマ
                                                                                                          • Crescent Lake
                                                                                                          • Castle of Elf
                                                                                                          2500 G1250 G125%
                                                                                                              FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                              Hammer Thor (Hammer)
                                                                                                              トールハンマー
                                                                                                              • Mirage Tower 2
                                                                                                              N/A20000 G1815%
                                                                                                                LIT2
                                                                                                                  FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                  Staff Wooden (Staff)
                                                                                                                  つえ
                                                                                                                  • Coneria Town
                                                                                                                  • Earth Cave 4
                                                                                                                  • Gurgu Volcano 4
                                                                                                                  5 G2 G60%
                                                                                                                      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                      Staff Heal (Staff)
                                                                                                                      いやしのつえ
                                                                                                                      • Castle of Ordeal 3
                                                                                                                      N/A12500 G60%
                                                                                                                        HEAL
                                                                                                                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                          Staff Power (Staff)
                                                                                                                          ちからのつえ
                                                                                                                          • Northwest Castle
                                                                                                                          N/A6172 G120%
                                                                                                                              FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                              Staff Mage (Mage Staff)
                                                                                                                              まじゅつのつえ
                                                                                                                              • Sea Shrine 4
                                                                                                                              N/A12500 G1210%
                                                                                                                                FIR2
                                                                                                                                  FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                                  Staff Iron (Iron Staff)
                                                                                                                                  しゃくじょう
                                                                                                                                  • Elfland
                                                                                                                                  200 G100 G140%
                                                                                                                                      FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                                      Staff Wizard (Staff)
                                                                                                                                      まどうしのつえ
                                                                                                                                      • Waterfall
                                                                                                                                      N/A25000 G1515%
                                                                                                                                        CONF
                                                                                                                                          FighterThiefBlack BeltRed MageWhite MageBlack MageKnightNinjaMasterRed WizardWhite WizardBlack Wizard
                                                                                                                                          28 Comments
                                                                                                                                          Jan 06, 2010 05:47 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          I would have never thought to equip nunchucks to a Ninja

                                                                                                                                          Jan 15, 2010 01:22 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          Who would anyway?

                                                                                                                                          Jan 19, 2010 08:04 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          is there even a need to alow them to

                                                                                                                                          Jan 21, 2010 11:14 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          It's for completeness. How can you have nunchucks in the game and not let the Ninja equip them?

                                                                                                                                          Jan 25, 2010 11:44 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          ive had all of them except CatClaw and Masamune. as of now anyway.

                                                                                                                                          Jan 26, 2010 10:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          I beat the game with 4 Ninjas wielding Iron Nunchucks. It seemed dumb enough to work.

                                                                                                                                          Jan 26, 2010 10:59 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          On another note: Rune Sword is my ultimate favorite. I would keep it long past it's actual usefulness.

                                                                                                                                          Feb 03, 2010 06:37 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          ice sword was always a favorite

                                                                                                                                          Feb 03, 2010 06:37 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          4 ninjas using nunchucks. its dumb but it works

                                                                                                                                          Feb 03, 2010 06:37 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          4 ninjas using nunchucks. its dumb but it works

                                                                                                                                          Feb 06, 2010 09:07 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          Swords are my favorite

                                                                                                                                          Feb 18, 2010 03:38 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          agree about the dumb ninjas, but hey! what about the challenge? sounds hart to achieve

                                                                                                                                          Feb 20, 2010 06:43 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          I like swords too.

                                                                                                                                          Feb 24, 2010 09:25 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          I'm thinking of putting the Masamune on my Black Mage when i get it, anyone else do this?

                                                                                                                                          Mar 16, 2010 06:33 AM PDT

                                                                                                                                          I was always dissapointed with Axes in this game, the only useful one being Light Axe with its Harm2. The others were just too inaccurate to be used.

                                                                                                                                          Apr 02, 2010 10:19 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          Hand-Axe beats Short Sword.

                                                                                                                                          Silver Axe beats Silver Sword, but there's no economical way to acquire it before the Flame Sword comes along.

                                                                                                                                          Otherwise, Axes are pretty inefficient, yes.

                                                                                                                                          The Great Axe is the biggest offender, appearing in the Titan's cave as a cool looking and sounding weapon that is simply, ah... useless.

                                                                                                                                          Apr 06, 2010 08:49 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          @Galan0

                                                                                                                                          I always give Masamune to my Red Wizard.

                                                                                                                                          Aug 06, 2010 01:23 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          I was surprised buy how small the katana was.

                                                                                                                                          Aug 29, 2010 11:10 AM PDT

                                                                                                                                          SWORD-CHUCKS, YO!

                                                                                                                                          You missed that one.

                                                                                                                                          Sep 07, 2015 04:19 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          Why are there so many swords whats next the air sword, or the earth sword, wait even better a long range sword that also functions as a gun... wait a minute

                                                                                                                                          Feb 27, 2016 06:50 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          @Randall actually,i do like to watch an anime where there's a ninja that likes to use nunckucks(or nunchaku).

                                                                                                                                          Feb 27, 2016 06:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          Who would give a ninja the Great Ax?That's senseless.

                                                                                                                                          Mar 16, 2016 05:18 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          falchion was another useless weapon. by the time you could get it you should have at least all your people with short swords or hand axes. if not already have silver swords. and as far as nunchuku I never used them even with my black belt. after like lvl 3 or 4 he ends up being more effective without them since their hit rate sucked.

                                                                                                                                          May 18, 2016 04:17 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          Coral sword i think is pretty underratted. I dont see alot of people that use it.

                                                                                                                                          Nov 27, 2016 03:13 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          How Do You Get Xcalber?

                                                                                                                                          Jan 20, 2017 11:03 AM PST

                                                                                                                                          Red Mages are so good. So many swords.

                                                                                                                                          Feb 21, 2017 01:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          Here is the thing: All of the weapons in the game *have* their purpose in the game. It all depends on your party and its economic status. The less you are trying to grind and buy stuff, or buy the most expensive spells or stock up on items, the more your wallets will be pinched. This makes treasure and cheap shop items useful.

                                                                                                                                          Here is where particularly "useless" weapons are useful:

                                                                                                                                          * Iron staff - probably the most useless weapon in the game, but if you have a fighter and not enough money to buy something better, then it IS an option.

                                                                                                                                          * Falchion - After you gain the key, if you have two thieves in your party... then good luck and have fun... but if you do choose such a party then the best weapon is the rune sword, but a second thief can take the falchion as a second best. Better than any other shop item.

                                                                                                                                          * Great axe - After you gain the key, the great axe "technically' has the greatest power of any weapon available. Especially if you have 4 sword wielding characters, you just might end up using the axe for a little while.

                                                                                                                                          * Vorpal - This is the only weapon that truly drives me crazy. By the time you get this sword you probably have 2 ice swords and a flame sword. That being said, if you have 4 sword wielders, you can equip the vorpal as an upgrade for 1 SINGLE FLOOR of the mirage tower. Great...

                                                                                                                                          * Power staff - So, its funny. I am currently at the temple of chaos playing Fi/Bm/Bm/Bm and I actually still have Power staff still equipped from the moment I had found it. I have been too cheap and lazy to buy a catclaw. I guess I will sell it when I find the Masmune... Maybe...

                                                                                                                                          May 26, 2017 05:12 PM PDT

                                                                                                                                          @guardianz My favorite weapon is actually a falchion. Although admittedly I prefer the western versions rather than the two handed eastern counterparts. Shame you can only get the eastern ones around here.

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