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14th Jan '17 6:55:40 PM nombretomado
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* Zircon equipment in the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' games is typically only available in the last town in the game. The merchant who sells them in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' even states that the equipment they sell is the strongest sold anywhere.

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* Zircon equipment in the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' games is typically only available in the last town in the game. The merchant who sells them in ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' even states that the equipment they sell is the strongest sold anywhere.
11th Jan '17 8:25:36 PM darkliger269
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** Generation IV gave love to some relatively powerless pokemon through the medium of evolutions, quickly boosting them up to have base stat totals ranging from 510-545, which is on par with most starters and feature useful movesets the only downside being the aversion-based methods of obtaining said pokemon that vary from generation to generation, ranging from trade with an item you find in-world, or racking up points in the challenging post game battle arena. Notable examples include: Roserade - the evolution to Roselia, which hits like a freight train with its absurd Special Attack despite its lack of physical defenses; Electivire, Electabuzz's evolved form, the single strongest non-legendary [[ShockAndAwe Electric]]-type Pokémon when it comes both to Attack and base stat total; Magmortar, which evolves from Magmar, and can decimate its enemies with its amazing Special Attack; and finally, Togekiss, Togetic's evolution, whose nice defenses, brutal Special Attack, decent Speed and large moveset make it one of the best Pokémon around even despite its horrible physical Attack stat.

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** Generation IV gave love to some relatively powerless pokemon through the medium of evolutions, quickly boosting them up to have base stat totals ranging from 510-545, which is on par with most starters and feature useful movesets the only downside being the aversion-based methods of obtaining said pokemon that vary from generation to generation, ranging from trade with an item you find in-world, or racking up points in the challenging post game battle arena. Notable examples include: Roserade - the evolution to Roselia, which hits like a freight train with its absurd Special Attack despite its lack of physical defenses; Electivire, Electabuzz's evolved form, the single strongest non-legendary or Mega Evolved [[ShockAndAwe Electric]]-type Pokémon when it comes both to Attack and base stat total; total and second strongest in attack; Magmortar, which evolves from Magmar, and can decimate its enemies with its amazing Special Attack; and finally, Togekiss, Togetic's evolution, whose nice defenses, brutal Special Attack, decent Speed and large moveset make it one of the best Pokémon around even despite its horrible physical Attack stat.
4th Jan '17 9:48:10 AM Gosicrystal
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has the Material Blade for Lloyd. It's only outclassed by a few other weapons in the game, all endgame weapons. It's the SwordOfPlotAdvancement, so you don't have to work particularly hard to get it either, and it's balanced in slash and stab. Its best feature though is allowing Lloyd access to his [[LimitBreak Mystice Arte]] [[ShockwaveStomp Divine Justice]]... [[GuideDangIt Not that you'd necessarily know that]]. Still, it's easier to get than the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Kusanagi]] and [[MagikarpPower his Fell Arm]], the former of which can be LostForever, the latter needs you to grind by [[MagikarpPower killing enemies only with it equipped]], and both are acquired from beating an extremely hard BonusBoss.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has the Material Blade for Lloyd. It's only outclassed by a few other weapons in the game, all endgame weapons. It's the SwordOfPlotAdvancement, so you don't have to work particularly hard to get it either, and it's balanced in slash and stab. Its best feature though is allowing Lloyd access to his [[LimitBreak Mystice Arte]] [[ShockwaveStomp Divine Justice]]... [[GuideDangIt Not that you'd necessarily know that]]. Still, it's easier to get than the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Kusanagi]] and [[MagikarpPower his Fell Arm]], the former of which can be LostForever, is {{Permanently Missable|Content}}, the latter needs you to grind by [[MagikarpPower killing enemies only with it equipped]], and both are acquired from beating an extremely hard BonusBoss.
3rd Jan '17 10:02:54 PM Yalsaris63
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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, the Finesse and Better Criticals perks, and [optionally] the Built To Destroy trait, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Also, with the Jury Rigging perk, you can simply repair it with any two-handed non-automatic gun such as the aforementioned Varmint Rifle. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.

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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, the Finesse and Better Criticals perks, and [optionally] the Built To Destroy trait, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Also, with the Jury Rigging perk, you can simply repair it with any two-handed non-automatic ballistic gun such as the aforementioned Varmint Rifle. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.
3rd Jan '17 10:02:13 PM Yalsaris63
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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, the Finesse and Better Criticals perks, and [optionally] the Built To Destroy trait, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.

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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, the Finesse and Better Criticals perks, and [optionally] the Built To Destroy trait, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Also, with the Jury Rigging perk, you can simply repair it with any two-handed non-automatic gun such as the aforementioned Varmint Rifle. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.
1st Jan '17 5:52:10 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'', there is an enormously powerful weapon called Death's Scythe that can only be found about halfway through the game and only if one is playing Hard Mode. It has more raw attack power than the bonus sword "Claimh Solais" and has the greatest reach on the game, but it's Dark element, which a lot of enemies are resistant to, and its great reach is offset by being slow and unable to hit things at point-blank. The Claimh Solais is Holy element, which nearly every enemy is weak to, has a faster swing, and has a more forgiving hitbox even if it doesn't reach quite as far.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'', there is an enormously powerful weapon called Death's Scythe that can only be found about halfway through the game and only if one is playing Hard Mode. It has more raw attack power than the bonus sword "Claimh Solais" and has the greatest reach on in the game, but it's Dark element, which a lot of enemies are resistant to, and its great reach is offset by being slow and unable to hit things at point-blank. The Claimh Solais is Holy element, which nearly every enemy is weak to, has a faster swing, and has a more forgiving hitbox even if it doesn't reach quite as far.



* The Alba [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATAC]] from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' is a decent machine that you'll have from the start of the game. It will get outclassed latter, but even then it remains a nice suit to give to some of your other pilots.

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* The Alba [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATAC]] from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' is a decent machine that you'll have from the start of the game. It will get outclassed latter, later, but even then it remains a nice suit to give to some of your other pilots.



* A curious example of a weapon both fulfilling this trope ''and'' ''Main/InfinityPlusOneSword'' is Sora's Blades from ''[[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games [=.hack//Outbreak=]]]''. To elaborate, while each of the .hack Quadrilogy features their own version of Infinity Plus One Swords obtainable only through post-game dungeons, Outbreak features a ''Anime/DotHackSign'' reference quest in which you rescue Sora (or at least, his apparition) from Skeith's wand, referring to the last SIGN episode. As a reward, you are given the eponymous Sora's Blades. While its raw stats aren't as good as the game's purported Infinity +1 Sword, its status effect Death reduces a target's HP to 10% and triggers randomly on every non-Skill hit. It is so effective that it functions as Outbreak's true Infinity +1 Sword. Even better, it carries over to Quarantine, the last of the Quadrilogy, where it becomes this trope, as even the strongest weapons on Volume 4 cannot match the brokenness of Death effect.

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* A curious example of a weapon both fulfilling this trope ''and'' ''Main/InfinityPlusOneSword'' is Sora's Blades from ''[[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games [=.hack//Outbreak=]]]''. To elaborate, while each of the .hack Quadrilogy features their own version of Infinity Plus One Swords obtainable only through post-game dungeons, Outbreak features a ''Anime/DotHackSign'' reference quest in which you rescue Sora (or at least, his apparition) from Skeith's wand, referring to the last SIGN episode. As a reward, you are given the eponymous Sora's Blades. While its raw stats aren't as good as the game's purported Infinity +1 Sword, its status effect Death reduces a target's HP to 10% and triggers randomly on every non-Skill hit. It is so effective that it functions as Outbreak's true Infinity +1 Sword. Even better, it [[OldSaveBonus carries over over]] to Quarantine, the last of the Quadrilogy, where it becomes this trope, as even the strongest weapons on Volume 4 cannot match the brokenness of Death effect.


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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the Galaxy weapons (Sword, Dagger, and Hammer) have the best attack power in the game, but require the player to collect a very rare mineral called a Prismatic Shard and take it to a certain location in the Desert. The Lava Katana, on the other hand, can be obtained from Marlon's shop after reaching the bottom of the mine. While it doesn't have the raw Attack power of a Galaxy weapon, it does offer helpful boosts to Defense and Critical Hit Rate that the others lack, making it useful against the tougher enemies in the Skull Cavern.
26th Dec '16 9:45:44 PM Unityd3v
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has the Ultima Blade. Normally, this would be the InfinityPlusOneSword in any other Final Fantasy game. However, in ''[=XV=]'' the Ultima Blade is the ultimate form of the Engine Blade which is actually given to the player as Noctis's starting sword. Transforming it into the Ultima Blade is anything but easy. First, the player needs to have it upgraded to the Engine Blade II. Then, the item itself needed to transform the Engine Blade II into the Ultima Blade is a rare drop that requires the player to break the horns of a rare monster. Even then, breaking the horns doesn't guarantee the drop. Luckily, the game's freeform save system allows the player to [[SaveScumming save scum]] until they get it. Once obtained however, the sword is the strongest ones Noctis can use during the main questline, before going into the post game, and combines big damage with a fast attack speed, making the grind, worth it. This plus the fact that the Ultima Blade is the strongest sword the player can get before completing the game's story, would normally qualify it as an InfinityPlusOneSword. However, an even stronger blade exists - the Balmung, which can only be obtained after finishing the main questline.
19th Dec '16 12:17:35 PM Yalsaris63
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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.

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** The Ratslayer is essentially a unique Varmint Rifle with all of the modifications installed (extended magazine, scope, silencer). What makes it stand out from its more powerful counterparts that you will eventually come across later on is its obscenely high critical hit chance multiplier of x5. This means that you will be able to score multiple critical hits at a particular target even with a low Luck stat. Combined with Sneak Attack Critical hits, the Finesse and Better Criticals perks, and [optionally] the Built To Destroy trait, you will be able to one-shot kill anything below Deathclaw level. Add to the fact that it uses the rather common 5.56mm ammo and chances are this will be your most used sniper rifle throughout the game. The thing is, the gun itself is located in a cave full of [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Rats]] and somewhat leaking of radiation, which can be rather troublesome for low to mid-level players.
21st Nov '16 12:49:28 PM Tropetastic1995
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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.
** In addition, ''Sun and Moon'' also introduce Wishiwashi, a small, non-legendary Water-Type critter with an absurdly low 175 BST... that, starting at level 20, [[MechanicallyUnusualClass mimics]] evolution by automatically transforming into it's much stronger School Forme upon entering the field. At 620, School Forme WishiWashi has a higher BST than the aforementoined Pseudo-Legendaries, and in fact it is stronger than any of Alola's ''actual'' Legendary Pokémon except the two cover Legendaries.
20th Nov '16 6:40:36 PM SAMAS
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** Also, the Masamune is actually the Infinity Plus One Sword for the ''White Wizard''.
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