Masamune (Level 119 III)

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Masamune (Level 119 III) icon.png Masamune
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Description: DMG:308 Delay:437 STR+50 Great Katana skill +269 Parrying skill +269 Magic Accuracy skill +228 "Tachi: Fudo" Aftermath: Occasionally attacks for triple damage Afterglow
Image: Masamune (Level 119 III) description.png
Type: Weapon
Flags: Equippable, Not vendorable, Not sendable, Exclusive, Rare
Stack size: 1
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Weapon Information
Races: All Races Skill: Great Katana
Damage: 308 Delay: 437
DPS: 42.29 TP/Hit:

123.82

Level: 99
Item Level: 119
Jobs: Samurai
REME Information
Weapon Skill: Tachi: Fudo
Versions: Lv. 80 - Lv. 85 - Lv. 90 - Lv. 95
Lv. 99 - Lv. 99 II - iLevel 119 - iLevel 119 II - iLevel 119 III
Aftermath Lv.1: 30% Triple Damage 60 seconds
Aftermath Lv.2: 40% Triple Damage 120 seconds
Aftermath Lv.3: 50% Triple Damage 180 seconds


Obtained From...
Quest Notes
Final REME Upgrade Non-Afterglow Item Level 119 weapons cost 10,000 Riftborn Boulders.
Final REME Upgrade Afterglow Item Level 119 weapons cost 1 Riftborn Boulder.


Redeemed From...
NPC Name Zone Notes
Dealer Moogle Various Trade a Kupon W-E119 or Mog Kupon W-E119

This Kupon provides an un-augmented weapon.

Dealer Moogle Various Trade a Kupon W-RMEA or Mog Kupon W-RMEA

This Kupon provides an AugRank15.png weapon.


This item is able to be augmented!
Augmented Via Zone Required Items
Oboro Port Jeuno - (E-6) S. Astral Detritus & M. Astral Detritus

See Oboro for prerequisites


Augment-Icon.png Augments - R15 (Max)
Path A
DMG: +11
Tachi: Fudo: Damage +10%
STR & AGI +20

Notes

  • This weapon allows user to use the weaponskill Tachi: Fudo.

Lore

Gorō Nyūdō Masamune was a legendary Japanese swordsmith who lived during the 13th century. Legends abound of the weapons Masamune forged but the most notable one stems from a feud he had with his student Murasama. Envious of his master's continued prevalence over himself Murasama challenged Masamune to a contest where they would both forge blades and see which one cut better. Overseen by the monks of a local temple, the contest was for each to suspend their blades in a small creek with the cutting edge facing the current. Muramasa's sword cut everything that passed its way while Masamune's sword did not cut anything. Thinking that he had won the contest Muramasa lambasted his master for his apparent lack of skill as a swordsmith. The monks who had been watching the contest declared, much to Muramasa's amazement that Masamune had won the contest because to quote directly from the tale.

"The first of the swords was by all accounts a fine sword, however, it is a bloodthirsty, evil blade, as it does not discriminate as to who or what it will cut. It may just as well be cutting down butterflies as severing heads. The second was by far the finer of the two, as it does not needlessly cut that which is innocent and undeserving."

In series lore, the Masamune has had countless iterations. Although it has appeared in practically every entry in the Final Fantasy series it is most notably the signature weapon of Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII, which is ironic considering the aforementioned tale contrasting against the antagonist's nature.



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