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This is a page for the best weapons in Final Fantasy XV. Read on to learn more about the best weapons of each category and how to obtain them!
|The ultimate sword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.|
The Ultima Blade is the easiest to obtain among the best swords in FFXV. Its base form is the Engine Blade that you already have at the very beginning of the game and you will need to have Cid upgrade it until it becomes the Ultima Blade.
The Gaze of the Vortex can be obtained from Y'hjimin's trading post in Perpetouss Keep. Its damage boost when doing aerial attacks, reduced MP cost on airsteps, guaranteed critical hits, and its raw attack easily make it one of the best swords in the game.
Balmung has the highest attack of all the swords in the game. When using it, it is best not to use too much MP as its damage decreases relative to the percentage of Max MP lost. It can be obtained in the Steyliff Grove at level 29.
Hyperion works wonders when fighting multiple enemies. Its damage increases for each additional enemy nearby and can reach up to double its base attack. Gladiolus will have this equipped at the beginning of Chapter 14 and you can also buy more at the weapon shop in the same chapter.
Pain of the Vortex is also obtainable from Y'hjimin's trading post in Perpetouss Keep. It also gives aerial combat bonuses and is guaranteed to critically hit on every strike.
Apocalypse is an endgame greatsword that boosts the attack of the wielder as his HP drops. You can find it in the sealed dungeon of Balouve Mines during Chapter 15.
The Dragoon Lance is the third highest damaging polearm in the game which also gives elemental resistances. It can be obtained from one of Randolph's legendary weapons quests in Chapter 15.
The Precision Lance is the second highest damaging polearm and its higher critical rate makes it deal even more. It can be obtained as a prize from the Totomostro minigame.
The Flayer is the highest damaging polearm in the game. Using it in combat changes your combo finisher into a more devastating attack. It can be obtained at the end of Steyliff Grove maze.
Vigilantes have a small chance of inflicting Stop on each hit which makes the enemy completely helpless for a few seconds. You can find these daggers inside the sealed dungeon of Greyshire Glacial Grotto.
Plumes of the Vortex are also obtainable from Y'hjimin's trading post in Perpetouss Keep. Like most of the other "Vortex" weapons, these daggers also give enhanced aerial combat capabilities and 100% critical rate.
The strongest weapons in the entire game. Their high attack rating and quick attacks dish out a lot of damage. Combine these with their damage boost which takes effect when the wielder is at full HP, you will be taking out enemies one after another in seconds. These daggers are one of the rewards from Randolph's legendary weapons quests.
The Executioner deal more damage to isolated targets which makes it more useful on bosses that do not have pawns. It is obtained on one of the floors of Greyshire Glacial Grotto's sealed dungeon.
Death Penalty has the highest attack of all the firearms in the game and has a small chance of inflicting Instant Death on each hit. The level 99 Melusine drops this weapon which can be fought on a sidequest given by a hunter in Meldacio Hunter HQ.
Abandon of the Vortex breaks appendages easily, deals more damage on vulnerable targets, is guaranteed to critically hit, and gives various stat upgrades, making it one of the best, if not the best, firearm in the game. It is also obtained from Y'hjimin's trading post in Perpetouss Keep.
The Wizard Shield is the third strongest shield and can be found near the entrance of Rock of Ravatogh.
Ziedrich has the highest attack rating of all the shields. It greatly boosts Noctis's strength after blinking. Ziedrich is one of the weapons rewarded by Randolph in Chapter 15.
Aegis Shield is probably the best shield in the game despite having a lower attack than Ziedrich. It has a chance to completely negate damage. It can be found on the 59th level of Steyliff Grove's secret dungeon.
Gravity Well Plus unleashes a sphere that pulls enemies to it, making it easier to attack enemies by grouping them in one place. It is obtained by giving the Gravity Well (found in Aracheole Stronghold) to Cid together with a Hydraulic Cylinder.
Noiseblaster Plus damages enemies in a wide area with shockwaves over a period of time. It is obtained by giving the Noiseblaster (found in Fort Vaullerey) to Cid together with a Magentron.
Drillbreaker Plus is the highest damaging machinery. It is obtained by giving the Drillbreaker (found in Formouth Garrison) to Cid together with a Magitek Core.
|A king ruled the realm according to divine law and worked hand in hand with the Oracle. This was his staff. It smites foes with a blade of light.|
This Royal Arm's damage scales with both Magic and Attack rating, but is more inclined to Magic stat. The Scepter of the Pious is found in Malmalam Thicket.
|A strong and noble woman was loved by the world. She granded succor to the stars and brought man and god together. This was the trident of her line. It makes allies of the wielder's holograms.|
The Trident of the Oracle produces afterimages while attacking that also deal damage to enemies, increasing its total DPS. It is a storyline Royal Arm that is obtained at the end of Chapter 12.
|A king was father to the Chosen One, and nurtured the light that would shine upon all creations. This was his mighty sword. It makes the great greater.|
The Sword of the Father is the last storyline Royal Arm and is obtained during Chapter 13. Its huge boost on Strength and Magic makes it useful even when not being wielded. If used in combat, it also boosts Noctis's strength after doing a combo Finisher and drains his HP slower than any other Royal Arm.
|Basics of the Game|
|Basic Commands and Controls||How to Fast Travel|
|Recommended Settings Before Starting||How to Save Game and Save Locations|
|Should I Drive at Night?||What Dialogue Options to Choose|
|What to Do When You Run Out of Fuel||How to Sprint Infinitely|
|Things to Do in Each Town||How to Fast Forward to Nighttime|
|How to Use Potions and Items||How to Change Appearance|
|Combat Guide||How to Point-warp and Warp-strike Easily|
|Wait Mode or Active Mode?||How to Beat Daemons|
|How to Use Summons||How to Get High Grades on Report Cards|
|How to Use Ring Magic||How to Break the Damage Limit|
|When to Use Royal Arms||Elemancy System and How to Use Spells|
|How to Switch Characters||-|
|Explanation of Character Levels and Stats||Best Early Game Ascension Abilities|
|How to Farm AP||How to Increase Skill Levels|
|Merits and Demerits of Camping||How to Level Up Quickly|
|How to Farm EXP Quickly||-|
|Gil and Items|
|How to Earn Gil Quickly||How to Get Rare Coins|
|What to Buy Early in the Game||Best and Worst Treasure Items to Sell|
|List of Best Weapons and How to Get Them||List of Best Accessories and How to Get Them|
|List of Royal Arms Locations||List of Upgradable Weapons|
|Bounty Hunting Guide||How to Get Chocobos|
|How to Increase Hunter Rank||How to Unlock Regalia Type-F|
|How to Fish and Catch Big Fish||How to Win Chocobo Races|
|Justice Monsters Five Guide and Rewards||How to Use Multiple Balls at Once (Justice Monsters Five)|
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