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Your favourite powerful weapons
« on: March 29, 2019, 09:02:24 PM »
The first topic I created when I joined this website was dedicated to the nice weapons you get at the early portions of the games we play. Now I want to hear about games on the opposite side of the spectrum, the busted, legendary and overpowered ones.

My top pick would have to be Forseti from Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War. In this entry holy weapons provide enormous stat bonuses often at a grand total of 30 unlike most games where its about 5. The +20 boost to speed and +10 skill ensures that the wielder will activate the adept and critical skills quite frequently. The huge boost to speed amplifies the avoid stat to the point that some enemies will not even bother to attack the Forseti wielder. I've lost track of how many enemies particularly bosses were one hit ko'd by this weapon. Lastly, the weapon triangle advantage against thunder is also quite helpful since many enemy mages use it and several major antagonists specialize in it.

I look forward to hearing eveyone else's picks. I'm sure you guys can think of superb and even more op examples.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 05:30:16 AM »
FFT's Excalibur comes to mind. Granted its not the *most powerful* weapon in the game (and ultimately not even close as Nagarok hits 50 Atk versus Excalibur's meager 24), but built in auto-Haste is a gamebreaker in a game full of gamebreakers and 24 Atk is still solid, especially since its a Knight Sword and thus is usable by some of the most busted characters in the game.

FFVI's Atma/Ultima Weapon is another good example due to the fact that it grows with you over the game and looks stylish as fuck once it hits full power.


That being said, most legendary weapons are generally not that interesting in JRPGs either by consequence of only being the next step in a long chain of weapon upgrades (which usually comes in at a point where getting to the 'next step' is either thoroughly unimpressive or even a downgrade to more busted options like multi-hitting weapons (Uber Falcon Blades in a DQ game come to mind)), or because the game can't even start until you get it (Sword of Mana anyone?).

If a Legendary weapon is mechanically interesting in a JRPG its either because its gamebreakingly good (i.e. your example) or because slumming it with anything else was just that bad (I refer to an obscure JRPG called Sword of Hope (or Selection I in Japan) for this).


FFV's sealed weapons are a fair example of the above. Most of the 12 weapons that you get from that questline end up either being the Job's penultimate weapon, if that, or the top tier weapon in a Job that you shouldn't be swinging weapons around in the first place. Only a few of them have added effects worthy enough of delivering on their status (like Masamune's high Crit rate). Not that some of them don't get used anyways (as coming up with 8 top tier weapons for the endgame is a bit of a tall order).
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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 10:19:41 AM »
Aeolus took all the best choices, so I'll go with more recent stuff.

Ryoma's ridiculously OP katana in FE Fates, comes to mind.  And currently, I am dual-wielding Falcon Blades in DQXI with my Crit chance boosted as high as I can atm, so that's been a lot of fun.

I will say, though, for classic games, even though it isn't an RPG, improving the Master Sword all the way to Golden Sword in Link to the Past always felt absolutely wonderful.
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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 08:04:00 PM »
The Devils Arms from Tales of Xillia are pretty OP once powered up.  I still need to plat that game.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 08:17:43 PM »
I tend not to pay attention to weapons and RPGs and don't particularly have a favorite.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
I will say, though, for classic games, even though it isn't an RPG, improving the Master Sword all the way to Golden Sword in Link to the Past always felt absolutely wonderful.
I was glad you could do the same thing in a Link Between Worlds.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 08:48:06 PM »
I will say, though, for classic games, even though it isn't an RPG, improving the Master Sword all the way to Golden Sword in Link to the Past always felt absolutely wonderful.
I was glad you could do the same thing in a Link Between Worlds.

Even if the methodology wasn't quite as interesting (though at least one of the required Ores was located outside of a dungeon).


Not a legendary weapon per say, but Beam Stacking was never as much fun as in Super Metroid (even though Plasma + Charge was all you needed for maximum power), especially since the Hyper Beam was an even bigger gun.
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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 10:10:18 PM »
I tend not to pay attention to weapons and RPGs and don't particularly have a favorite.

By the way, MonCap, Star Trek isn't fucking dead, you ass. You obviously haven't fucking seen Discovery, and news reports indicate the Kelvin timeline is dead.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2019, 07:26:10 PM »
I think in your other topic I had said the Eternal Sphere from Star Ocean 2... which is still a valid answer.
Other than that though:



Mastermune from Chrono Cross with its insane hit/crit chance is another one.
It makes every other weapon is the game look tame.
Even the Twin Einlanzers can't hold a candle to it.


Dragon's Tooth from Deus Ex is another crazy powerful one.
Kills most bosses in 1 hit, and 2-3 on the hardest ones.

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Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
Oooh, Mastermune.  Awesome choice.
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