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(Great Katana) All Races
DMG: 73 Delay: 464
Lv. 61 SAM

Damage Per Second: 9.44
TP Per Hit: 122

Other Uses

Guild Points Value: None

Resale Price: ~6,451 gil

Synthesis Recipes

Smithing (89), Woodworking (?) Leathercraft (40)

Yield: Zanbato
HQ 1: Zanbato +1
Fire Crystal

Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipes

Smithing (89)

Yield: ???
HQ 1: Tama-Hagane x 1
HQ 2: Darksteel Ingot x 1
Lightning Crystal
  • 1 x Zanbato

Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Weapons > Great Katana ( )

Only obtainable through synthesis.

Historical Background

A zanbato (also spelled zanmato, zanbatou, zambatou, zhanmadao) was a large Japanese and Chinese weapon with a wide blade and a pole-like handle which had to be held with two hands. It was supposed to be able to slay a horse in one blow, thus disabling a cavalry rider. The Zanbato and Zanmato differeted slightly in form, but generally resembled one another. Zanbato is Japanese for "horse-slaying sword" or "horse-chopping sword". Zanmato is Chinese for "horse-cutting blade".

In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud's Buster Sword is said to resemble a Zanbato. In Final Fantasy X, Auron's swords are said to be large enough to be considered a Zanbato as well. Neither bore the name Zanbato, though.

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