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Vorpal Sword

Statistics

Vorpal swordRareExclusive
(Sword) All Races
DMG: 39 Delay: 224
Lv. 75 RDM
Damage Per Second: 10.45
TP Per Hit: 60
Can be stored with Ghanraam.

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, bazaared, or delivered. Ffxiah-small.png
Cannot be obtained as a random reward from the Gobbie Mystery Box Special Dial and similar sources.

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Historical Background

The Vorpal Sword appeared in the original Final Fantasy for the NES. It was equippable by the Warrior, Thief, Red Mage, Knight, Ninja, and Red Wizard classes.

Cultural Reference

The "vorpal sword" was the sword mentioned in Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky" (from the book Through the Looking-Glass), and was used by the hero of the poem to decapitate the Jabberwock. According to the poem, it made a "snicker-snack" noise when used.

Carroll's "nonsense" words were often made up of 2 words spliced together, like "frumious" from "fuming" and "furious", so "vorpal" is likely the same (though he never mentioned which two, "voracious" springs to mind as one).