All Top Tier Weapon Series Compared

Let’s compare and contrast the current top tier weapons in Octopath: COTC.

What is grade? It’s a value used in the damage formula. Higher grade = higher damage.

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NameLvGradeSpecial EffectsMeow Notes
Brave Sword (III)503.1At the start of battle: Raise Phys. Atk by 15% for 3 turns.Best low level Sword. Powercrept by Lv 60 series weapons.
Brave Lance (III)503.1At the end of a turn: 20% chance to recover from some of own status ailments.Not very useful.
Brave Dagger (III)503.1Raise own damage by 20% when enemy with certain status ailments is present.Situationally useful for Bleed teams.
Brave Axe (III)503.150% chance of resisting sleep and paralysis.Situationally useful against enemies like the BT Bow NPC that loves spamming paralysis.
Brave Bow (III)503.150% chance of resisting blindness. Start of battle: Raise Critical by 20% for 5 turns.Situationally useful against enemies that spam Blind.
Brave Staff (III)503.130% chance to recover 30% of damage taken when hit. Does not stack with effects of the same type.Unless they release a tanky Staff user, I don’t find this too useful.
E’s Journal (III)503.1Absorb 1% of damage dealt as SP when using Attack.Triggers once even during a Boost.Situationally useful if SP ever becomes an issue.
Brave Fan (III)503.1Extend duration of augmenting effect granted by self by 1 turn (does not stack).Best weapon for Dancers that play a supporting role. Lynette, Glossom, Hasumi, Iris, and Meena.
Ballen Weapon603.7Start of battle: 50% chance to recover 1 BP for 1 turn. EXP +10%.Best for farming EXP and Caits. Ballen Weapons powercreep Stamp Weapons.
Ballen Weapon (III)603.8Start of battle: 50% chance to recover 1 BP for 1 turn. EXP +10%.Best for farming EXP and Caits. Not yet available.
Battle-tested Weapon603.6Powercrept by Twilight (IV).
Innocent Weapon (IV)603.7Powercrept by Twilight (IV).
Fenrir Weapon (IV)613.7Powercrept by Twilight (IV).
Tyrannical Weapon (IV)623.8Powercrept by Twilight (IV). The 30 crit isn’t impactful.
Sacred Weapon (IV)633.9Powercrept by Twilight (IV), unless you really need 30 SP.
Twilight Weapon (IV)644.0Currently the strongest weapon in and out of Arena.
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