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Defender as seen in Final Fantasy XII.

The Defender (ディフェンダー Difendā) is a recurring Knight Sword appearing in several different Final Fantasy games. As its name implies, it usually raises the Defense stat of the user or helps protect them in some way.




Final Fantasy

The Defender is not as powerful as Excalibur or Masamune, but it casts Blink when used as an item in battle.

Final Fantasy II

The Defender is a weapon in Final Fantasy II. It is found in the Cyclone.

Final Fantasy III

The Defender is a greatsword that can be used by most Knight classes. It is bought at the Ancient Ruins, and casts Protect when used as an item in battle.

Final Fantasy IV

Cecil wielding the Defender in Final Fantasy IV DS.

The Defender is a greatsword that can be equipped by Cecil and Kain. It adds +20 to the Defense stat when equipped, and is found in a chest containing a monster-in-a-box on the third floor of the Passage of the Eidolons.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

The Defender is a weapon found at the end of the Lunarians' second Challenge Dungeon. It is Golbez's best sword in the Lunarians' Tale.

Defender artwork from Final Fantasy V.

Final Fantasy V

The Defender is a sword that can be equipped by Knights and Gladiators. It has a chance of parrying an enemy's physical attack. Several are found throughout the game, and can be stolen from Sea Devils. Similar to the Main Gauche and Sasuke's Blade, it sometimes parries enemy blows.

Final Fantasy IX

The Defender is one of Steiner's swords which can be bought in Bran Bal. It raises his Spirit stat and teaches the Thunder Slash ability.

Final Fantasy X

The Defender is one of Yuna's Rods. The superior ability of the weapon must be either Counter Attack or Evade & Counter.

Final Fantasy XII

The Defender is a greatsword, that can be bought at Balfonheim Port. It can only be equipped by characters with the Greatsword 2 license. The Defender also grants an evasion rating of 35, making it the second most evasive weapon in the game, eclipsed only by the Wyrmhero Blade which has a rating of 50.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

The Defender is Basch's default weapon.

Final Fantasy Tactics

The Defender can be stolen from Dycedarg Beoulve in Eagrose Castle and from Meliadoul Tengille in the Free City of Bervenia or obtained after poaching an Elder Treant, and it is Beowulf's default weapon. It is the weakest of the Knight Swords, but adds 60% to a character's physical Evade when used with Weapon Guard.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Defender is a knightsword that may be equipped by the Templar, Defender, and Paladin Job classes. It is one of the weaker and most common Knightswords, being only a plain steel blue blade with no defining features.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Defender is one of the weakest knightswords in the game.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Clavats can forge this sword with the Victorious Weapon scroll, two chunks of iron, an ogre fang, and 500 gil. It is one of two weapons with the focus attack Bash, which involves smashing the foe with one's shield. The other weapon is the Steel Blade.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

The Defender is a weapon for Clavats. Its description says "A sword designed for total victory over foes. Its motto: The best defense is good offense."

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

The Defender is a relatively weak sword that can be equipped by all tribes. It is the fifth sword available.

Final Fantasy Legend II (SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu)

The Defender is a powerful sword that also acts as a shield.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

The Defender is a level 57 sword that increases Attack by 40 and increases base Bravery by 30% at the start of a battle.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Kingdom Hearts

The Defender is one of the shields that can be equipped by Goofy. It is gained by defeating the Defender Heartless.

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