Armas

 

In Final Fantasy 2j, there are seven kinds of weapons your characters can use. Each character can use any weapon s/he pleases. However, once you start using one kind of weapon, you're better off sticking to it. Each time you use a weapon, or more precisely, each time you choose "Fight", you gain 1 weapon skill point. After 100 points are gained, the character

gains a weapon skill level. As the skill level goes up, your character will deal more damage by hitting the enemy more times. The max skill level, 16, will allow your characters to hit the enemy 16 times. Note: 16 is not the maximum number of hits one of your characters can do, since a hasted character with Lv. 16 weaponry can deal up to 20 hits or more. To quickly build weapon levels, select fight, cancel, then select fight again. This works for the first three characters; to get the fourth character to a high weapon level, get into lots of fights, and prolong them, allowing the fourth character to attack ten times per fight. After 10 fights, they should gain 1 level. Different enemies yield different exp points per hit, based on your weapon level.

 

The seven weapons you can use are axes, bows, canes, fists, javelins, knives, and swords. If you don't have a bow equipped, then you can't hit the enemy from the back row, unless you use magic. I usually equip my characters in this fashion: Frioniel-Swords, Maria-Bows, Guy-Axes, Leonheart-Swords. NPCs can be equipped with whatever suits them best or

the most powerful weapon on hand (in most cases, the former is the better choice).

 

1.) Axes: Axes are physically stronger than swords for the majority of the game, since high-powered Axes can be bought early on, whereas high-power swords are usually found. The strongest Axe is the fourth strongest weapon in the game.

 

2.) Bows: Bows are useful since they allow attack without fear of retaliation. However, equipping a character with a Bow means no Shield can be equipped. This means that the character will have minimum agility, making them slow. Natural HP growth will also be smaller. The strongest Bow is the fourth most powerful weapon in the game, and has a very useful

"in-battle" use.

 

3.) Canes: Canes are good for their "as item" uses and are also decent weapons. However, they are weaker than Bows and do not provide protection from physical attacks. The strongest Cane is the fifth strongest weapon in the game.

 

4.) Fists: Fists are the most accurate weapons in the game, and are also the cheapest. Fist attack power increases by 8 per level of Fist above 1, so with Pwr. 99 and Fist level 16, the attack power of the Fists is 169 (second strongest in the game). However, if you have a Shield equipped, the character will attack with the Shield and gain experience for the Shield only. So, to maximize Fist power, you can't have Shields equipped.

 

5.) Javelins: Javelins are fairly strong, but like Canes they are not as effective as Bows on the longterm scale. The strongest Javelin is the fifth most powerful weapon in the game.

 

6.) Knives: Knives are very accurate, but are also incredibly weak. Their low cost and accuracy do not make up for their lack of solid power. The strongest Knife is the sixth strongest weapon in the game.

 

7.) Swords: Swords are very accurate and powerful. Basically, they are the most powerful weapons in the game. The strongest Sword is the strongest weapon in the game and also has a very useful "as item" use.

 

------->AXES<--------

 

AXE

Attack: 10

Hit%: -20%

Bonus: None

Price: 500

Location: Bought in Gatea/Palm/Poft

 

BATTLE

Attack: 15

Hit%: -35%

Bonus: None

Price: 800

Location: Bought in Salamando

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 22

Bonus: None

Price: 2000

Location: Bought in Gatea/Palm/Poft (after Tobul receives Mithril)

 

DEMON

Attack: 27

Bonus: None

Price: 10000

Location: Bought in the Mask Village

 

OGRE

Attack: 58

Bonus: None

Price: 15000

Location: Bought in Mysidia

 

POISON

Attack: 76

Bonus: Poisons the target. Very effective against Bolt based enemies.

Price: 20000

Location: Found in the Whirlwind

 

RUNE

Attack: 96

Bonus: Casts Fog6 on all enemies when used as an item in battle. Rarely

works.

Price: 50000

Location: Found in Jade, Won from Generals

 

------->BOWS<--------

 

BOW

Attack: 1

Hit%: -30%

Bonus: None

Price: 150

Location: Bought in Gatea/Palm/Poft

 

LONG

Attack: 9

Hit%: -40%

Bonus: None

Price: 250

Location: Bought in Salamando, Found in Bofsk Sewers

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 13

Bonus: None

Price: 1000

Location: Bought in Palm/Poft (after Tobul receives Mithril)

 

BLIND

Attack: 25

Bonus: Blinds the enemy (dark status)

Price: 3000

Location: Found in the Warship

 

FLAME

Attack: 42

Bonus: Very effective against Ice based foes.

Price: 5000

Location: Bought in Mysidia

 

ICE

Attack: 56

Bonus: Very effective agains Fire based foes.

Price: 5000

Location: Bought in Mysidia

 

YOICHI

Attack: 90

Bonus: Casts Bsrk3 when used as an item in battle

Price: 25000

Location: Found in Jade, Won from MegaBehemoths

 

------->CANES<--------

 

CANE

Attack: 4

Bonus: None

Price: 250

Location: Bought in Altea

 

MACE

Attack: 9

Bonus: None

Price: 500

Location: Bought in Palm/Poft

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 16

Bonus: None

Price: 1500

Location: Bought in Altea (after Tobul receives Mithril)

 

WERE

Attack: 28

Bonus: None

Price: 3000

Location: Bought in Phin

 

MAGIC

Attack: 40

Bonus: Casts Bolt5 when used as an item in battle

Price: 5000

Location: Found in the Dist Cave

 

POWER

Attack: 53

Bonus: None

Price: 8000

Location: Bought in Mysidia

 

EVIL

Attack: 64

Bonus: Casts Aero16 when used as an item in battle. The Evil Cane's Aero16 does not necessarily hit a foe. It can hit a party member, a foe, or any character in the game. When it does hit someone not even in the fight, there is no effect.

Price: 10000

Location: Found in the Tower of Mysidia, Won from T.Gigas

 

GREED

Attack: 78

Bonus: Drains the target's MP at times.

Price: 12000

Location: Found in Paramekia

 

DIAMOND

Attack: 90

Bonus: None

Price: 15000

Location: Found in Jade

 

------->JAVELINS<--------

 

JAVELIN

Attack: 6

Bonus: None

Price: 300

Location: Bought in Altea/Gatea

 

SPEAR

Attack: 11

Bonus: None

Price: 500

Location: Bought in Bofsk

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 18

Bonus: None

Price: 1500

Location: Bought in Altea/Poft (after Tobul receives the Mithril)

 

TRIDENT

Attack: 30

Bonus: None

Price: 5000

Location: Bought in Phin

 

DEMON

Attack: 42

Bonus: None

Price: 10000

Location: Bought at the Black Mask Village

 

FLAME

Attack:54

Bonus: Very effective against Ice based foes.

Price: 15000

Location: Bought in Mysidia

 

ICE

Attack: 66

Bonus: Very effective against Fire based foes.

Price: 20000

Location: Found in the Tower of Mysidia

 

BOLT

Attack: 78

Bonus: Very effective against Poison based creatures. Casts Bolt16 when used as an item in battle.

Price: 30000

Location: Found in Paramekia, Won from DthRiders

 

HOLY

Attack: 90

Bonus: Casts Holy8 when used as an item in battle, but then is destroyed.

Price: 40000

Location: Found in Jade, Won from B.Dragons or R.Dragons

 

------->KNIVES<--------

 

KNIFE

Attack: 3

Bonus: None

Price: 150

Location: Bought in Altea

 

DAGGER

Attack: 7

Hit%: -15%

Bonus: None

Price: 400

Location: Bought in Poft/Bofsk

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 14

Bonus: None

Price: 800

Location: Bought in Altea (after Tobul receives the Mithril)

 

GOUCHE

Attack: 32

Bonus: None

Price: 1500

Location: Found in the Warship

 

ORHACON

Attack: 50

Bonus: None

Price: 3000

Location: Found in the Catacombs

 

RIPPER

Attack: 62

Bonus: None

Price: 8000

Location: Found in the Whirlwind

 

CATCLAW

Attack: 86

Bonus: None

Price: 12000

Location: Found in Jade

 

------->SWORDS<--------

 

BLOOD

Attack: 0

Bonus: Drains the enemy's hp, giving the HP to the user. Incredibly effective against MegaBehemoths and the final boss.

Price: 8000

Location: Found in the Catacombs, Found in Paul's storage area

 

BROAD

Attack: 8

Hit%: -20%

Bonus: None

Price: 400

Location: Bought in Altea

 

LONG

Attack: 13

Hit%: -30%

Bonus: None

Price: 600

Location: Bought in Bofsk/Salamando. Found in Bofsk Sewers.

 

MITHRIL

Attack: 20

Hit%: -30%

Bonus: None

Price: 1800

Location: Bought in Altea/Palm/Poft (after Tobul receives Mithril)

 

ANCIENT

Attack: 25

Bonus: Adds Curse status to the target

Price: 2500

Location: Found in the Snow Cave

 

SLEEP

Attack: 30

Bonus: Puts the enemy to Sleep.

Price: 4000

Location: Found in the Warship

 

WINGED

Attack: 42

Bonus: None

Price: 5000

Location: Bought in Phin

 

EARTH

Attack: 52

Bonus: None

Price: 10000

Location: Found in Leviathan

 

FLAME

Attack: 63

Bonus: Very effective against Ice based monsters.

Price: 10000

Location: Found in the Tower of Mysida, Won from the F.Gigas

 

ICE

Attack: 72

Bonus: Very effective against Fire based monsters.

Price: 8000

Location: Found in the Tower of Mysidia, Won from the I.Gigas

 

DEFENSE

Attack: 78

Bonus: None

Price: 20000

Location: Found in the Whirlwind

 

SUN

Attack: 83

Bonus: None

Price: 25000

Location: Found in Paramekia

 

XCALIBR

Attack: 100

Bonus: None

Price: 130000

Location: After Richard's death at Paramekia, talk to Elina in the Castle of Dist. Tell her "Dragoon" to recieve the sword. Dropped by Giants.

 

MASMUNE

Attack: 150

Bonus: Casts Hast11 on the party when used as an item in battle.

Price: 80000

Location: Found in Pandemonium