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8th May '17 9:40:11 PM BigKlingy
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* All the "plus ones" in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' are obtained by weapon-fusing very high level (the lowest one is 73) Personas, many of which require maxed out [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Links]] to create and are often complicated 5 or 6-way fusions. There are a few special weapons that, while nowhere near as powerful, are much easier to obtain.
** The Gae Bolg is obtained by weapon fusing Cu Chulainn, a Lv 40 Persona that doesn't require any Social Links to be completed. It has 260 ATK, far more than anything obtainable at that point. It's only weakness is dealing Wind element damage, making it useless against enemies immune to Wind.
** Mjolnir, Laevatein and Balmung are obtained by weapon fusing Thor, Surt and Siegfried respectively. While all three ''do'' require maxed Social Links, they're among the easier links to max out and all are obtainable at a comparatively low level. All weapons have 300 power, putting them on the level of most endgame ones. Mjolnir and Laevatein have the same issue as the Gae Bolg, dealing elemental damage, but overall they're still very good weapons for the time they're available.
** On the higher end, Deus Xiphos is only slightly weaker than the ultimate sword, Lucifer's Blade (both have 450 power, Lucifer's Blade gives +10 to all stats while Deus Xiphos only give +10 to Magic). It requires weapon fusing Michael, a Lv 75 Judgement Persona who doesn't require a special fusion or any maxed Social Links, while Lucifer's Blade requires, well, Lucifer, who's a complicated fusion of multiple high-tier Personas in the low to mid 80's, including one that requires the Star Social Link to be maxed out.
6th May '17 6:08:27 PM Steven
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has weapons obtained from exchanging tomestone currency with a specific NPC. They are usually second best compared to weapons obtained from difficult raids or the more time consuming relics, which are the game's InfinityPlusOneSword. Sometimes weapons made by crafters and putting a lot of materia on them can also serve as a suitable second best weapon.
28th Apr '17 7:53:54 AM BlackPrince1330
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*** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces the Jagmo-O line, Fighting/Dragon critters that use weaponized scales to battle. They are, obviously, mainly Physical attackers.

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*** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces the Jagmo-O Jagmo-o line, Fighting/Dragon critters that use weaponized scales to battle. They are, obviously, mainly Physical attackers.The final form, Kommo-o, has fairly well-rounded stats, with Defense being its highest and a slightly higher Attack.
23rd Apr '17 3:06:02 PM nombretomado
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23rd Apr '17 1:29:18 PM Stealth
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* For many players of the ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' series (and by extension the native ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' tabletop wargame), the top tier of weapons consists of the [[LightningGun Clan ER-PPC]], [[MagneticWeapons Gauss rifle]], and the [[{{BFG}} Autocannon-20]]. All of these weapons are massively powerful, but come with major drawbacks such as high heat generation, immense weight, vulnerable components (particularly their ammo stowage), rarity limiting availability, and especially cost. Players who still want some punch without having to make such sacrifices tend to pick equipment out of the second tier of weapons, which consist of things like standard [=PPCs=], large lasers, and Autocannon-10 variants. These weapons lack the apocalyptic firepower of their top tier counterparts, but they weigh less, don't heat up as much, carry more ammo, and are generally cheaper and more readily available. Most importantly, the majority of these second-tier weapons meet or exceed the all-important 10-point damage threshold, which is exactly the amount of damage needed to remove all the armor from a 'Mech's head in a single hit, as well as possibly kill the pilot.
15th Apr '17 7:22:34 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has a weapon called "Laser Weapon", which can be purchased any number of times, and which any character can equip. Interestingly enough, these are only a little weaker than the character's ultimate weapons, and require significantly less work. Also, since any characters can use them, they are often buffed using the in-game item-synthesis to make a beat-down stick to swap between characters.

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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has a weapon called "Laser Weapon", which can be purchased any number of times, and which any character can equip. Interestingly enough, these are only a little weaker than the character's ultimate weapons, and require significantly less work. Also, since any characters can use them, they are often buffed using the in-game item-synthesis to make a beat-down stick to swap between characters. They also deal standard damage, while some characters' final weapons deal elemental damage, making them more useful while in areas with enemies who have resistance or immunity to elemental effects.
25th Mar '17 1:17:20 PM Gosicrystal
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** While there are better air-to-air planes than the Reppuu, those are only available as Event or Ranking Rewards and thus are LostForever to newer players.

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** While there are better air-to-air planes than the Reppuu, those are only available as Event or Ranking Rewards and thus are LostForever [[TemporaryOnlineContent unavailable]] to newer players.
10th Mar '17 4:14:49 PM Nathaniel
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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' plays this trope very straight with Chaotic weaponry, level 80 weapons second in power only to the very expensive level 90 Drygore, Ascension, Seismic, and Noxious weaponry. However, they are non-tradeable, and cost 200,000 dungeoneering tokens in order to obtain - equal to two ''million'' experience in the Dungeoneering skill (or just over level 80). On top of that, they degrade after ten hours of combat, and require wads of cash to repair.
** A more literal example is the Godsword, a level 75 two-handed sword which can be fitted with one of four different hilts, each one giving the weapon a different special attack. It is the highest levelled non-degrading melee weapon in the game, and is widely used in player-killing because of its array of special attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' plays this trope very straight with Chaotic weaponry, level 80 weapons second in power only to the very expensive level 90 Drygore, Ascension, Seismic, and Noxious weaponry. However, they are non-tradeable, and cost 200,000 dungeoneering tokens in order to obtain - equal to two ''million'' experience in the Dungeoneering skill (or just over level 80). On top of that, they degrade after ten hours of combat, and require wads of cash to repair.
** A more literal example is the
''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''The Godsword, a level 75 two-handed sword which can be fitted with one of four different hilts, each one giving the weapon a different special attack. It is the highest levelled non-degrading melee weapon in the game, and is widely used in player-killing because of its array of special attacks.
3rd Mar '17 5:48:48 AM nighttrainfm
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** Each of the three protagonists has their own minus-one in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', that has stats tailored to their personal strengths. [[SquishyWizard Aqua]] gets Bright Crest, which significantly boosts her magic. [[FragileSpeedster Ven]] gets Lost Memory, which has balanced strength and magic. And [[MightyGlacier Terra]] gets two of them; either Chaos Ripper, which has incredibly high strength stats but actually ''reduces'' magic, or Ends of the Earth, which is still strength-focused, but has no magic penalty. Aqua only gets Bright Crest in the Final Episode though, in her storyline this role falls to Stormfall or Pixie Petal, the former having balanced stats but the latter boosting her magic higher.

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** Each of the three protagonists has their own minus-one in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', that has stats tailored to their personal strengths. [[SquishyWizard Aqua]] gets Bright Crest, Brightcrest, which significantly boosts her magic. [[FragileSpeedster Ven]] gets Lost Memory, which has balanced strength and magic. And [[MightyGlacier Terra]] gets two of them; either Chaos Ripper, which has incredibly high strength stats but actually ''reduces'' magic, or Ends of the Earth, which is still strength-focused, but has no magic penalty. Aqua only gets Bright Crest Brightcrest in the Final Episode though, Episode, though: in her storyline storyline, this role falls to Stormfall or Pixie Petal, the former having balanced stats but the latter boosting her magic higher.
1st Mar '17 11:41:44 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', on one hand, has the InfinityPlusOneSword Goldbrand, which deal a ludicrously gigantic punch but is also ludicrously ''hard'' to get (and upgrading it to Eltonbrand ''absolutely'' [[GuideDangIt requires reading a guide]]). On the other hand, there are the much easier to find, still quite powerful weapons Umbra -- provided you can find and kill the Orc, Magebane -- a glass claymore which lies within the Urshilaku burial and can be taken with just a telekinesis or levitate spell, and the Scourge mace, which lies in one of the main quest destinations and only needs a powerful unlock scroll and bit of stealth skill to get. Alternatively, once you've leveled enough, you can simply kill monsters in shrines or in the Grazelands until you find a Daedric sword, or you can train your Conjuration skill so you can summon Daedric swords all the time.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', on one hand, has the InfinityPlusOneSword ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
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Goldbrand, a golden katana which deal a ludicrously gigantic punch deals fire damage, is given at the completion of Boethiah's [[GuideDangIt hard-to-find]] Daedric quest. It can be further upgraded into [[InfinityPlusOneSword Eltonbrand]], but is also ludicrously ''hard'' to get (and upgrading it to Eltonbrand that ''absolutely'' [[GuideDangIt requires reading a guide]]). On guide]]).
** Chrysamere, "the Paladin's Blade," is
the other hand, there are best two-handed blade in the much easier game. It deals massive damage and is also enchanted to find, still quite cast several protective spells on the user.
** ''Tribunal'' adds the twin blades [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement True Flame]] and Hopes Fire. They were given by the Dwemer as wedding gifts to Nerevar and Almalexia thousands of years ago. True Flame is a FlamingSword while Hopes Fire is the lightning equivalent.
** Auriel's Bow is the most
powerful bow in the game, and curiously, comes unenchanted, allowing the player to enchant it how he/she sees fit.
** "Skull Crusher" is the best two-handed blunt weapon in the game, dealing out massive amounts of damage, and is enchanted with a Feather spell which reduces its carry-weight to nothing.
** The "Wings of the Queen of Bats" is the game's best Axe, but is curiously not available in the game itself and requires console commands to acquire. It deals massive damage and is also enchanted to drain the health of enemies it strikes. Several mods have been created adding the Axe to the game proper.
** The Black Hands Dagger is simply an enchanted Daedric dagger acquired through the Morag Tong questline, but is enchanted with a ''powerful'' Absorb Health spell on strike. (10-25 points of damage per second over 30 seconds.) This combination means it can deal the most damage in a single blow of any weapon in the game while transferring part of the damage back to the user as restored health.
** There are numerous other still-powerful
weapons available as well. Umbra -- provided you can find and kill the Orc, Orc who wields it, Magebane -- a glass claymore which lies within the Urshilaku burial and can be taken with just a telekinesis or levitate spell, and the Scourge mace, which lies in one of the main quest destinations and only needs a powerful unlock scroll and bit of stealth skill to get. Alternatively, once you've leveled enough, you can simply kill monsters in shrines or in the Grazelands until you find a Daedric sword, or you can train your Conjuration skill so you can summon Daedric swords all the time.



*** If you're after paralyzation effects, you might as well get the Daedric Crescent, which has the same enchantment, packs a wallop, and looks much more cool. You do have to kill the guy who wields it to get it, though.

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*** ** If you're after paralyzation effects, you might as well get the Daedric Crescent, which has the same enchantment, packs a wallop, and looks much more cool. You do have to kill the guy who wields it to get it, though.
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