Os tipos de armas
Sometimes it's tough to get all the weapon types straight: who can use them, what good they are, etc. Here's an index of the stuff for ya! Each weapon will have the games it's in, followed by who can equip/use it in that game. Como sempre, o número representa o FF referente.
This heavy weapon inflicts mucho damage on one
unlucky enemy at a time.
Strong weapons which miss often.
Crossovers: Battle Axe, Ogre Axe, Poison Axe, Rune Axe
For the really physical fighters, this does the
Possibly the weirdest weapon in the game, keeping
with the North Pole theme, Geomancers use bells to attack. How it damages
the enemy is beyond me.
Crossovers: Earth Bell, Giyaman Bell, Rune Bell
These sports balls can hit flying enemies with the greatest of ease, and eventually pack quite the wallop!
A powerful weapon which can also blast open doors,
but it comes in limited amounts.
A really weird weapon, in 3 people hit other people
with it and in Tactics they read out of it. O_o I guess the enemy really
didn't like what they were saying!
A strong weapon which can attack from the back row.
Crossovers: Full Moon/Engetsu, Rising Sun
Long-range weapons with some nice effects.
Crossovers: Artemis Bow, Killer Bow, Yoichi Bow
Fairly useless weapons except for Relm's
They're usually used by people who have great
strength already, so they only raise accuracy or add effects.
Crossovers: Cat Claw, Dragon Claw, HellClaw, Kaiser Claw
Lulu uses living Cait Sith, Moogle, Moomba, PuPu, Cactuar, and OnionKid dolls to help inflict magical damage on the enmey. Kawaii!
A cuisinary weapon! Maybe s/he should just make them eat his/her cooking...
This weapon can attack from the back row, but it's
still fairly weak and has no special advantages.
Crossovers: Morning Star
This class of weapons includes darts, cards, and
dice. Setzer uses them with deadly efficiency.
This unique weapon resembles a sword with a trigger.
If the trigger is pressed at the right moment, the damage is doubled.
The best long-range weapon in the series. Barret's
guns are Gatling guns, Vincent's are handguns, Irvine's and the ones from
Tactics are rifles, and Laguna's is a machinegun.
Basically another type of axe. The Flails from
Tactics are sometimes called Hammers.
Crossovers: Thor Hammer
Strangely enough, these bags are the most expensive
weapons in the game! They're powerful, can be equipped regardless of Job,
and have some nice effects like Regen.
A weird weapon, bards use this to attack the enemy,
usually causing them to be confused or fall asleep.
Crossovers: Dream Harp, Lamia Harp
Kiros's blades are more like extensions of his
hands. They can slice and dice with the best of them. I'm told that the real
name of this weapon is Katar (from Soul Calibur) but Engrish strikes again (actually
one of the only occurences of it in FF8).
Powerful Oriental weapons with Japanese names. They
can be held in two hands for greater damage. They're sometimes
interchangable with Ninja Swords.
Crossovers: Ashura, Heaven's Cloud, Kikuichimoji, Kotetsu, Masamune, Murasame
A general-purpose weapon which sometimes has
Crossovers: Air Knife, Assassin Knife, Mage Masher, Main Gauche, Orichalcon
Cait Sith commands his Mog better with different
Special knives which only Ninjas can use; they
cause status like Stop and Death.
Crossovers: See Katanas.
One of the most useless weapons in the entire
series, except in 8 where it's like any other weapon. 'Nuff said.
The only long-distance weapon in the game, for magic users. Not bad.
Stronger than Staffs but don't give as much magical
Persian silks and gossamer threads do more damage
than you'd think!
Although these can't be equipped on anyone (except
for Yuffie in 7), they are thrown for great damage during battle.
Crossovers: Shuriken, Pinwheel
Basically all spears are Wind-elemental. The
Dragoon's Jump command is most effective when using spears.
Crossovers: Blood Spear, Gungnir, Holy Spear, Partisan, Trident, Wind Spear
Weak weapons which raise magic power.
Crossovers: Sage Staff
Usually the most powerful weapons in the game. They
can be used with two hands, or with one in each hand for great versatility.
Crossovers: Ancient Sword, Blood Sword, Coral Sword, Defender, Excalibur, Excalipur, Flame Sword, Ice Brand, Long Sword, Ogre Nix, Rune Blade, Save The Queen, Sleep Sword, Ultima Weapon
This weapon can attack from the back row and can
inflict some nice damage. In 5 this was used to tame animals.
Crossovers: Chain Whip, Flame Bute, Save The Queen