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The Onion Equipment is a set of gear exclusive to the Onion Knight Job. It is the strongest equipment in the games where it appears, and the set is usually made of Sword, Shield, Helmet, Armor, and Gauntlets. The pieces of this gear may carry status boosts and buffs, as well as debuff protection, though the basic Defense, Attack power, and Magic Defense granted is enough to endure even the hardest battles without problems. The only downside of this equipment is that in most appearances, the difficulty of obtaining it is very high.

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Final Fantasy III

The Onion Sword, Helm, Gauntlets, and Armor make the set in the first game it appears. All the pieces are a very rare drop of Dragons from the Crystal Tower. All of the dragons may drop all parts of the gear in the NES version, but in the Nintendo DS version, Yellow Dragon drops Onion Helms, Red Dragon drops Onion Armors and Green Dragon drops Onion Gauntlets, while Onion Swords and Shields can be dropped by all of them. The Onion Blade also exists and is the Legendary Smith treasure for the Onion Knight.

There is also a glitch in the NES version that allows the players to obtain the full set right at the Altar Cave, and allows the player to execute the Fully Equipped Onion Knight Strategy (FEOKS) as early as the player reaches Ur.

Final Fantasy IV

The Onion Sword is available only in the Nintendo DS version by trading it for the Red Tail, and in the same manner the Onion Shield can be acquired by trading the Blue Tail, the Yellow Tail can be traded for the Onion Gloves, the Green Tail can be traded for the Onion Helm, and the Black Tail for the Onion Armor, to the Tail Collector in Adamant Isle Grotto.

Final Fantasy XI

New characters who start the game will be equipped with an "Onion" weapon; e.g. a Warrior will begin with an Onion Sword. They are among the weakest weapons in the game, and should be replaced once the player accumulates some gil. The exception are Monks, who instead start out with a White Belt.

Final Fantasy XII

Onion Arrows, Bolts, Shot, and Bombs appear as the weakest ammo of each type in this game.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Onion Equipment can only be obtained by using the Multiplayer mode of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. It is by far the strongest equipment in the game, and it makes the wielder virtually undefeatable, but it is also the hardest to obtain.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Onion Sword appears in this game as a Sword, and it can be equipped by Soldiers, Warriors, and Dragoons. Unlike the other appearances, it is not very strong, and it does not teach any ability, but it grants some bonuses to Defense, Magic Defense, and Evasion.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Onion Sword appears in this sequel as well, again as a Sword, and it can still be equipped by Soldiers, Warriors, and Dragoons. The new Spellblade Job can also equip it, and learns the ability Confusion Blade from it. Unlike the latter game, it is now a moderately strong weapon, and grants the same defensive bonuses as before.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Onion Sword is a Strength-raising artifact that increases Strength by 1.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King

The Onion Rod is the only appearance of Onion Equipment in the game, and is the second strongest Rod in the game.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

"Armor that existed within the third final fantasy. For males of all tribes."
—Body Armor description

The Onion Helm and Onion Armor are a set that make characters appear as an Onion Knight. Neither can be purchased and must be created with a Scroll. The description makes reference to Final Fantasy III, the first game in the series to feature the Onion Knight.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

The Onion equipment returns in this game as some of the most powerful equipment in the game. The Onion Sword is a level 100 exclusive weapon for Onion Knight, which grants +68 Attack, Damage +15%, and Major Gambler's Spirit.

Etymology

The adjective of Onion refers to the Japanese belief of poverty, aptly named the "Onion Life", "peeling away one layer at a time and crying all the way".


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

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