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The Excalibur II is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. Like Excalibur, it is usually one of the most powerful swords and is Holy elemental.

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Final Fantasy IX

"The ultimate sword, used by a legendary king. It was forged in another world."
—Description
The Excalibur II Sword

The Excalibur II is the most powerful weapon available in Final Fantasy IX, and can only be equipped by Steiner. It has an amazing attack power of 108, its element is Holy, has no status and gives the abilities Minus Strike, Climhazzard, and Stock Break. It is a well adorned sword, with a red-orange hilt and an opaque-green blade.

Requirements

It is one of the hardest weapons to obtain in the entire Final Fantasy series, as it cannot be bought from a shop or dropped or stolen from any monster. The only way the player can obtain the Excalibur II is to make it to the game's final dungeon, Memoria, into the room Gate to Space (where the party fights Lich) without exceeding 12 hours of playtime. Once Lich is defeated, the player must search the pillar on the right of the room to receive the sword. A message is left near the sword for Gilgamesh, written by Enkido, which reads:

"To Brother Gil - Bro, I found the sword, like you told me. But there were two. One of 'em had a lame name, Something II. It was a dingy, old thing with flashy decorations, something you'd probably like. So I went with Excalipur. I'll be back after I find the Tin Armor."
—Enkido


So it turns out that Gilgamesh's brother Enkido turned down the best weapon in the game for the Excalipur, a weapon known for its comedic uselessness (the Tin Armor also being known for the same, but ironically Final Fantasy IX's strongest body armor). Sticking to the Final Fantasy tradition, Gilgamesh and Enkido yet again bring a touch of comedy to their game. It is found out later in the game that 'Alleyway Jack' is in fact Gilgamesh, but Enkido is never seen in the game.

For A Perfect Game Save

Passing three discs in 12 hours is a challenge, but not too hard. However, if you are going after a 'perfect' game save, which is probably the case if you are even considering getting this sword, there is much more that needs to be considered. First off, many items, key items and such cannot be obtained after their respective disc. This obviously means the player will have to get all of said items on the way. This is made harder by the fact that to get one key item later on, you will need to have not missed any treasure. So everything must be picked up along the way, and everything bought that cannot be bought later on. This can be done on some versions, but has been named officially impossible for the PAL release due to a combination of issues, most notably the 50/60 Hz frame rate conflict; because the PAL game runs at 50 Hz and the NTSC at 60 Hz, but the game clock runs at the same speed as both, it's simply possible to get more done in the 12 hours on NTSC. A PAL run gets the equivalent of 5/6 the time an NTSC run does, or 10 hours; if it were possible to complete this run in 10 hours under NTSC, it would be achievable in 12 hours under PAL. The NTSC record is believed to stand at 10.5 hours; this run if duplicated on PAL would take 12.6 hours.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Excalibur2 is the strongest Knightsword and has a Weapon Attack of 87.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Excalibur II is one of the strongest swords in Dissidia. It is a Level 99 Sword with an ATK of 67. It gives +100% Experience Gain, and can be used by Warrior of Light, Emperor, Onion Knight, Cecil, Cloud, Squall and Tidus. It can be obtained as a drop from defeating the Steiner Ghost Card.


This article uses material from the "Excalibur II" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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