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The Zanmato is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually associated with Samurai, and may inflict one-hit KOs.




Final Fantasy VI

Cyan can equip the Zanmato in the Advance port of Final Fantasy VI. It appears as the strongest katana available, and yields an Attack power of 245. It can be found in the Dragons' Den, or it can be obtained by betting the Godhand in the Dragon's Neck Colosseum.

It has a slight chance of inflicting Instant Death on its target, even if that target is undead.

Final Fantasy X

Zanmato is not an equippable weapon in Final Fantasy X, but an Aeon named Yojimbo can use this attack. Yojimbo will be more likely to use this attack as his Overdrive reaches a higher point.

It defeats all foes in one hit, regardless of protection against death and even bosses' immunity to the status effect. Its odds of occurring depend on the opponent's Zanmato "level", ranging from one to four.

Final Fantasy XI

Appears as the Zanbato, it is a generic high level Great Katana. It shares its model with the Hagun, a very powerful (and expensive) Great Katana.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Zanmato appears as a katana in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, it can be equipped by Ninjas and Assassins, furthermore, it teaches the Assassin Job class Ultima Masher, at the cost of 999 AP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Zanmato re-appears as a katana in the sequel, and it can still be equipped by Ninjas and Assassins, as well as the new Parivir Job. It still teaches the Ultima Masher ability to Assassins. Illua uses this weapon in her last fight. The Ninja leader of the Duelhorn warband, Maquis the Phantasm uses this weapon throughout the whole Duelhorn storyline, except when he first loses his memory in the Lethean Draught mission.


A Zanmato, properly called a Zanbatō, a weapon supposedly made to cut down a horse and its rider in one swing.

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