Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - How to Obtain the Best Weapons

Guide on how to obtain the best weapons in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA, including their locations and the conditions to acquire them.

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA - Game Guide and Walkthrough

The Best Weapons for Each Type


Weapon Name Acquisition
Durandal Rare drop: Velelu (Nabreus Deadlands, “The Fog Mutters,” party member must have less than 20% HP)
Durandal A Bazaar: Well-forged Blade
(Lifewick × 3, Ring Wyrm Scale × 4, Leshach Halcyon × 1)
Karkata (Blood Sword A) Bazaar: Crimson Blade
(Solid Stone × 2, Vampyr Fang × 3, Dark Crystal × 15)
Kumbha (Masamune I) Bazaar: Master-Crafted Blade
(Gemsteel × 2, Orichalcum × 3, Mallet × 2)

One-handed Swords List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Ultima Blade Bazaar: Ultimate Blade
(Adamantite × 2, Death Powder × 2, Gnoma Halcyon × 1)

Treasure: Phraos (Subterra, “Umbra – North”)
Excalibur Treasure: Great Crystal (Crystal Peak)
Tournesol Bazaar: The Sunflower
(Gemsteel × 3, Empyreal Soul × 3, Serpentarius × 3)
Wyrmhero Blade Bazaar: Dragon Crest
(Omega Badge × 1, Godslayer’s Badge × 1, Lu Shang’s Badge × 1)

Greatswords List

Ninja Swords

Weapon Name Acquisition
Serpent Blade (Orochi N) Bazaar: Serpent Blade
(Cancer Gem × 3, Sickle-Blade × 2, Coeurl Whisker × 2)
Yagyu Darkblade Treasure: Great Crystal (Sirhru Jilaam Pratii’vaa)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Cross Field)
Rare drop: Bombshell (Lhusu Mines, “Lasche Span”)

Ninja Swords List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Muramasa Treasure: Pharos (Second Ascent, “The Bounds of Truth”)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Rare Drop: Crypt Bunny (The Feywood, “Walk of Stolen Truths”, defeat all Tartaruses and Cerberuses in the area first)
Steal: Avenger (Pharos – Second Ascent, “Station of Ascencion”, defeat all enemies in “Station of Ascencion” first, leave the area, then reenter)
Masamune Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 7)
Sidequest: Hunt Club, found at Phon Coast

Katana List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Zodiac Spear Treasure: Henne Mines (Special Charter Shaft)
Sidequest: Hunt Club, found at Phon Coast
Vrsabha (Dragon Whisker L) Rare Drop: Evil Spirit (Great Crystal, 5% chance of spawning instead of Forbidden)

Spears List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Kanya (Whale Whisker N) Bazaar: Whisker of the Beast
(Aquarius Gem × 4 + Mithril × 3, Corpse Fly × 3)

Pole List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Dhanusa(Sagittarius A) Bazaar: Silver Bow
(Sagittarius Gem × 4, Beastlord Horn × 3, Moon Ring × 3)

Bows List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Tula (Gastrophetes S) Treasure: Pharos (Second Ascent, “Station of Suffering”)
Sidequest: Hunt Club, found at Phon Coast

Crossbows List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Fomalhaut Treasure: Hene’s Mines (Phase 2)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Feddik River)
Mithuna (Aldebaran Y) Bazaar: Mudslinger
(Emperor Scales × 2, Silver Liquid × 3, Earth Crystal × 8)

Guns List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Golden Axe Treasure: Necrohol of Nabudis (Cloister of Reason)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Steal: Reaver (Pharos – Subterra)
Steal: High Reaver (Pharos – Subterra, Penumbra – South)
Bazaar: Golden Battle Axe
(Electrum × 2, Broken Greataxe × 2, Mardu Halcyon × 1)

Axes List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Vrscika (Scorpion Tail F) Bazaar: The Scorpion
(Scorpio Gem × 4, Wyrm Bone × 3, Charged Gizzard × 3)

Hammers List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Mina (Shikari’s Nagasa F) Rare Drop: Lava Eater (Great Crystal, defeat all Necrophobes in area with Leo Gate Stone, then move between that area and Waystone XIV)

Daggers List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Holy Rod Treasure: Great Crystal (Bhrum Pis Avaa)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)

Rod List


Weapon Name Acquisition
Cloud Staff Treasure: Great Crystal (Kabonii Jilaam Pratii’vaa)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (North Liavell Hills)
Bazaar: Mystic Staff
(Quality Lumber × 4, Demon Feather × 6, Storm Crystal × 7)
Staff of the Magi Treasure: Great Crystal (Sirhru Phullam Praa’vaa)

Staves List


Weapon name Acquisition condition
Zeus Mace Treasure: Pharos (Second Ascent, “Station of Suffering”)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Terraced Bank)
Rare Drop: Mimeo (Pharos – First Ascent)
Rare Drop: Minibug (Barheim Passage, “East-West Bypass”)
Mob Hunt: The Child Snatcher (Diabolos)
Byblos Bone Treasure: Lhusu Mines (Site 5)
Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward)
Steal: Yiazmat (Mob Hunt)

Mace List

Hand Bombs

Weapon name Acquisition condition
Makara (Volcano T) Treasure: Henne Mines (Phase 2 Dig)
Treasure: Henne Mines (Phase 2 Shaft)

Hand Bombs List


Weapon name Acquisition condition
Euclid’s Sextant Treasure: Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield)
Mob Hunt: A Wild Stench (Wild Malboro)

Measures List

Equipment Database

Weapon List

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Weapon List

▼Weapon List
One-handed Sword One-handed Axe One-handed Hammer
One-handed Dagger One-handed Mace One-handed Measures
Greatswords Katana Ninja Swords
Spears Poles Rods
Staves Bows Crossbows
Guns Hand-bombs

Armor List

▼Armor List
Light Head Light Body Heavy Head
Heavy Body Mystic Head Mystic Body
Shields Accessories

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII Recommended Article List

▼Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Recommended Articles
Walkthroughs Side Quests Characters
Storyline Boss Guides Sidequest Boss Guides Esper Boss Guides
Job Class System Gambit System License Board System
Mob Hunts Unchangeable Elements Leveling Guide

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