Masamune were swords created by Goro Nyudo Masamune (Priest Goro Masamune), a swordsmith of the late 13th and early 14th century, and is best regarded as Japan's greatest swordsmith. His swords were known for beauty and quality, said to have mastered forging techniques allowing for incredible durability through layering iron in such a way that its finished composition would be tensile enough to endure both heavy blows and a double forge-quenching sequence to reinforce such a quality to the point they were nearly impossible to dent normally, and naturally gave them surface activities that not just signaled such properties, but gave his swords amazing finishes, akin to stars under the night sky and power itself manifested surging like wild energy. Praised throughout the centuries since, Masamune's works would also become representative of katana with a pure, hallowed, and protective spirit, and are considered by most to be the ultimate definition of the katana, and the quality that all makers of katana wish to achieve.
正宗 / マサムネ [masamune] in Japanese. Uses the first spelling when not otherwise noted.

Final Fantasy I

Stats: ATK +56, ACC +50
Equip: ?
Obtain: ?
Description: A legendary katana without peer

Final Fantasy II


Stats: ATK +150, ACC +90%, EVA +4%
Equip: all
Obtain: ?
Description: A katana of unequaled power

Final Fantasy III


Stats: ATK 132, ACC 70, AGI +10, weight 1, Dark damage
Treasure: Eureka (guarded by Kunoichi)
Type: Katana
Other: マサムネ in Japanese

Final Fantasy IV

Stats: ATK 60, ACC 120, STR +1, SPD +3
Equip: Edge
Buy: - (sell: 30,000 gil)
Treasure: Lunar Subterrane B8
Other: casts Haste when used in battle

Final Fantasy V

Stats: ATK +104
Equip: Samurai
Buy: - (sell: 5 gil)
Obtain: Kuza Castle (must one one of the tablets)
Other: always strikes first, can be equipped with two hands

Final Fantasy VI

Stats: ATK 162
Equip: Cyan
Obtain: ?
Description: Masterfully made katana
Other: Can be used with Bushido

Final Fantasy VII


Stats: ATK 99, Hit 255%, Critical +255%
Slots: 2+2+2, Growth: None
Equip: Sephiroth
Buy: - (Sell: -)
Obtain: while Sephiroth is in party in flashback
Other: can't be used with Throw

Final Fantasy IX

Stats: ATK 62, MAG +2
Equip: Zidane
Abilities: Sacrifice
Buy: - (sell: 6,500 gil)
Synthesize: Zorlin Shape, Orichalcon, 16,000 gil (Black Mage Village Black Cat synthesis shop (disc 4))
Steal: Marilith
Description: Sword from a foreign land
Type: Thief Sword
Other: inflicts Doom with Soul Blade
Other: マサムネ in Japanese


Final Fantasy XII

Stats: ATK 93, EVA 5
Range: 1, Charge time: 29, Combo chance: 40, Knockback chance: 0
Buy: - (sell: 0 gil)

A New Empire


Stats: (unknown)
Obtain: ?
Description: A relic from a faraway land, this sword sometimes inflicts massive damage against an uninjured foe
Type: Weapon

Final Fantasy Tactics

Stats: ATK 18, Parry 15% (when available)
Range: horizontal 1, vertical up 2, vertical down 3
Equip (job): Samurai, Onion Knight
Equip (character): Sword Saint
Equip (enemy): level 95 (Throw only)
Buy: - (sell: 5 gil)
Obtain: steal from a samurai in battle 2 of Lionel's New Liege Lord quest, Sticky Fingers an enemy, Rendezvous Mode multiplayer
Description: This katana's sheath is inlaid with beautiful patterns. It is the life's work of a master swordsmith.
Other: can be equipped on other jobs with the ability Equip Katana
Other: can be used with Dual Wield, Doublehand and Throw

Crystal Chronicles

Stats: STR +5
Treasure: Kilanda dungeon-end reward
Other: an Artifact

Ring of Fates

Stats: ATK 160
Buy: - (sell: 3,350 gil)
Craft: Foreign Weapon scroll
Bonus 1-star: ATK Boost 1, SP Boost 1
Bonus 2-star: ATK/SP Boost 2+Samurai Lore 2, ATK/SP Boost 2+Fast Charge 2, ATK/SP Boost 2+Tribal Secrets 2
Bonus 3-star: ATK/SP Boost 3+Samurai Lore 3+Fast Charge 3, ATK/SP Boost 3+Samurai Lore 3+Tribal Secrets 3, ATK/SP Boost 3+Fast Charge 3+Tribal Secrets 3, ATK Boost 4+Samurai Lore 3

All the Bravest

Stats: ATK+10, Number: P23, From: FF10
Equip: Samurai, Ninja, Auron
Drop: YAT-97
Description: Beautiful and deadly, this blade is rumored to belong to the great fencer Mi'ihen.



Stats (lv1): STR +110, LCK +15
Stats (lv25): STR +165, LCK +35
Buy: - (sell: ? gil)
Obtain: limited-time initial equipment on Sephiroth
Type: Katana, Rarity: ★★★★★, Element: -
Other: can only be equipped by Sephiroth

Record Keeper


Masamune (II)
Stats: ATK +88, ACC 95 (lv1), ? (lv5), ? (lv10), ? (lv15), ? (lv20), ? (lv25), ATK +140, ACC 95 (lv30)
Max Level: lv20 (initial), lv25 (first evolve), lv30 (second evolve)
Type: Sword, Rarity: ★★★★★
Other: enables use of the Lord of Arms Soul Break when equipped by Firion


Masamune (VII)
Stats: ATK +80, ACC 95 (lv1), ? (lv5), ? (lv10), ? (lv15), ? (lv20), ? (lv25), ATK +132, ACC 95 (lv30)
Max Level: 20 (initial), 25 (first evolve), 30 (second evolve)
Type: Katana, Rarity: ★★★★★
Other: adds the Hell's Gate Limit Break when equipped by Sephiroth

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