While Katana tend to have lower attack ratings than Greatswords, they more than make up for it in damage potential thanks to frequent combo attacks. In fact, Katana score two or more hits per combat round far more often than any other weapon type (except for Ninja Swords and Poles). To further take advantage of this, consider equipping the "Genji Gloves" (which increase the rate of combo attacks) or the "Cat-ear Hood" (which increase a character's speed by 50 and more than doubles the amount of turns a character gets, thus vastly increasing the number of opportunities for a combo attack to occur).

For this class of weapon, the damage output is determined by your character's strength and magick power, the Katana's attack rating, and the enemy's defense.

» All Katana add 5 to evasion.

Name LP ATK Effects Location Cost
Kotetsu 35 +50 -- Rabanastre, Jahara 3800
Osafune 35 +54 -- Jahara, Mt. Bur-Omisace, Rabanastre; drops from rare monster, Urutan Exile, in Ogir-Yensa Sandsea. 4800
Kogarasumaru 35 +58 -- Mt. Bur-Omisace, Nalbina Fortress, Rabanastre 5600
Magoroku 40 +62 -- Nalbina Fortress, Mt. Bur-Omisace, Rabanastre 6600
Murasame 40 +66 Water element Phon Coast 8500
Kiku-ichimonji 45 +70 -- Archades 10500
Yakei 45 +74 -- Balfonheim 12500
Ame-no-Murakumo 50 +78 Wind element Balfonheim 15000
Muramasa 50 +84 -- Drops from rare monster, Crypt Bunny, in The Feywood; steal from rare monster, Avenger, in the Pharos; treasure in the Pharos. --
Masamune 55 +93 -- Sell Gemsteel x2, Orichalcum x3, Mallet x2 to Bazaar; reward for completing "Battle on the Big Bridge" Mob Hunt. 88888
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