Vagrant Story Weapon Stats FAQ v1.00

                                  By: Kristopher Wall
                                     aka. Garrison

                              email: garrisonkw@yahoo.com
                           http:www.geocities.com/garrisonkw

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Contents:

I.   Introduction
II.  The Stats
III. The Source
IV.  Copyright Info

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I. Introduction

I read on a forum somewhere that the Hand of Light was the strongest weapon in the
game.  This didn't sound quite right as I had always thought that the Holy Win was.
Thus I set out to find out for sure.  Kind of a cheesy reason, I know.  But hey, a
story has to start somewhere.  Incidentally, the Holy Win is tied with the Halberd
for being the strongest.  The Holy Win does have better Risk and Range stats though.

Anyways, I looked into the game files and found out stats for all the weapons.  I've
been using this info for some time now.  Just figured I'd let everyone else have a
chance to see the list.

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II. The Stats

Ok, a word of explanation.  The first block lists the materials a weapon may be made
from as well as that materials modifiers.  The next series of blocks gives base weapon
stats.  So you kinda have to look at both to find out the stats of a particular weapon.

Example:

We want to know the stats of a Silver Nodachi.  First look up the Nodachi...

                 |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ
Nodachi          | 3  31   0  -5   4   E

Add on the modifiers for Silver and you get...

                 |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ
Nodachi          | 3  34   1  -6   4   E

Make sense?  Good.

                                /---------=---=---=---\
                                |Material |Str Int Agl|
                                |---------=---=---=---|
                                |Bronze   |+2  +1  -2 |
                                |Iron     |+4  +1  -2 |
                                |Hagane   |+6  +2  -1 |
                                |Silver   |+3  +1  -1 |
                                |Damascus |+8  +3  -1 |
                                \---------=---=---=---/
                                     /-----------\
                                     |The Weapons|
                                     \-----------/
/-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---\ /-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---\
|The Daggers      |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ| |The Swords       |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ|
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Battle Knife     | 1   4   0   0   1   E | |Spatha           | 1   5   0  -1   3   E |
|Scramasax        | 1   6   0   0   1   P | |Scimitar         | 1   7   0  -1   3   E |
|Dirk             | 1   8   0   0   1   E | |Rapier           | 1   8   0  -1   3   P |
|Throwing Knife   | 1  10   0   0   1   P | |Short Sword      | 1  11   0  -2   3   E |
|Kudi             | 1  12   0   0   1   E | |Firangi          | 1  13   0  -2   3   E |
|Cinquedea        | 1  14   0  -1   1   P | |Shamshir         | 1  15   0  -2   3   E |
|Kris             | 1  16   0  -1   1   P | |Falchion         | 2  17   0  -3   3   E |
|Hatchet          | 1  18   0  -1   1   E | |Shotel           | 2  19   0  -3   3   E |
|Khukuri          | 1  20   0  -1   1   E | |Khora            | 2  21   0  -3   3   E |
|Baselard         | 1  22   0  -1   1   E | |Khopesh          | 2  23   0  -4   3   E |
|Stiletto         | 2  24   0  -1   1   E | |Wakizashi        | 2  25   0  -4   3   E |
|Jamadhar         | 2  26   0  -1   1   P | |Romphaia         | 3  27   0  -5   5   E |
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|The Great Swords |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ| |The Axes         |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ|
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Broad Sword      | 1  10   0  -2   4   E | |Hand Axe         | 1   6   0  -1   3   E |
|Norse Sword      | 1  12   0  -2   4   E | |Battle Axe       | 1   8   0  -1   3   E |
|Katana           | 1  16   0  -3   4   E | |Francisca        | 1  10   0  -2   3   E |
|Executioner      | 1  19   0  -3   4   E | |Tabarzin         | 1  13   0  -2   3   E |
|Claymore         | 2  22   0  -4   4   E | |Chamkaq          | 1  16   0  -3   3   E |
|Schiavona        | 2  25   0  -4   4   E | |Tabar            | 2  19   0  -3   3   E |
|Bastard Sword    | 2  27   0  -4   4   E | |Bullova          | 2  22   0  -4   3   E |
|Nodachi          | 3  31   0  -5   4   E | |Crescent         | 2  25   0  -4   3   E |
|Rune Blade       | 3  33   0  -5   5   E | |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Holy Win         | 2  35   0  -6   6   E | |The Maces        |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ|
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|The Great Axes   |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ| |Goblin Club      | 1   6   0  -1   3   B |
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |Spiked Club      | 1   8   0  -1   3   B |
|Guisarme         | 1  11   0  -2   4   E | |Ball Mace        | 1  10   0  -2   3   B |
|Large Crescent   | 1  16   0  -3   4   E | |Footman's Mace   | 1  13   0  -2   3   B |
|Sabre Halberd    | 2  20   0  -3   4   E | |Morning Star     | 1  16   0  -3   3   B |
|Balbriggan       | 2  25   0  -4   4   E | |War Hammer       | 2  19   0  -3   3   B |
|Double Blade     | 3  31   0  -4   4   E | |Bec de Corbin    | 2  22   0  -4   3   B |
|Halberd          | 3  35   0  -5   4   E | |War Maul         | 2  25   0  -4   3   B |
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|The Polearms     |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ| |The Heavy Maces  |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ|
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Spear            | 1   8   0  -2   5   P | |Langdebeve       | 1   10  0  -2   4   B |
|Glaive           | 1  10   0  -2   5   E | |Sabre Mace       | 1   14  0  -3   4   B |
|Scorpion         | 1  12   0  -2   5   B | |Footman's Mace   | 2   19  0  -3   4   B |
|Corcesca         | 1  14   0  -3   6   P | |Gloomwing        | 2   23  0  -4   4   B |
|Trident          | 2  17   0  -3   6   P | |Mjolinir         | 2   27  0  -4   4   B |
|Awl Pike         | 2  19   0  -3   6   P | |Griever          | 3   32  0  -5   4   B |
|Boar Spear       | 2  21   0  -4   5   P | |Destroyer        | 3   36  0  -5   4   B |
|Fauchard         | 2  22   0  -4   5   P | |Hand of Light    | 1   30  0  -7   7   B |
|Voulge           | 3  26   0  -4   5   E | |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Pole Axe         | 3  28   0  -5   6   B | |The Crossbows    |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ|
|Bardysh          | 3  30   0  -5   6   E | |-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---|
|Brandestoc       | 3  33   0  -5   6   P | |Gastraph Bow     | 2   9   0  -2   9   P |
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |Light Crossbow   | 2  11   0  -1   9   P |
|The Staves       |Rsk Str Int Agl Rng Typ| |Target Bow       | 2  13   0  -3   9   B |
|-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---| |Windlass         | 3  15   0  -3  10   P |
|Wizard Staff     | 1   1   5  -1   2   B | |Cranequin        | 3  17   0  -3  10   B |
|Clergy Rod       | 1   2  10  -1   2   B | |Lug Crossbow     | 3  19   0  -4  10   P |
|Summoner Baton   | 1   3  16  -2   2   B | |Siege Bow        | 4  21   0  -4  11   B |
|Shamanic Staff   | 1   4  20  -2   3   B | |Arbalest         | 4  23   0  -5  12   P |
|Bishop's Crosier | 1   5  25  -3   3   B | \-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---/
|Sage's Cane      | 1   6  30  -3   3   B |
\-----------------=---=---=---=---=---=---/

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III. The Source

There is a file called Blade.syd on the Vagrant Story Disc.  If you've read Jay 
Tilton's Combination Guide then you'll remember that he said there was data at the end 
that mostlikely dealt with the weapon stats.  Well, I looked at it and figured out what 
was what.Well, mostly anyhow.

Here is a listing of which column means what.  Some of them I don't know as they never
change.  I'm thinking that column two refers to some sort of visual data file number. 
My reasoning is that weapons have a number, shields have a number, but armor is always 
0.  That was the only difference I could think of.  You never see armor.

Columns:
 1. Weapon Number
 2. Not entirely sure, read above
 3. Weapon Type, ie. Dagger, Sword...
 4. Blunt:1 Edged:2 Piercing:3
 5. Always 02
 6. Risk
 7. Always 00
 8. Always 00
 9. Base Strength
10. Base Intelligence
11. Base Agility (always negative)
12. Always 00
13. Same as Range
14. Same as Range-1 
15. Same as Range
16. Always 01

Here is the actual data from the end of the Blade.syd file.  I broke it into rows, one 
per weapon.  I also added a double slash followed by the weapon name so that you'd know 
which was which.  This data is obviously straight from the game and therefore 
copyrighted bySquaresoft.  Yada, yada, yada...

01 01 01 02 02 01 00 00 04 00 00 00 01 00 01 01 // Battle Knife
02 03 01 03 02 01 00 00 06 00 00 00 01 00 01 01 // Scramasax
03 04 01 02 02 01 00 00 08 00 00 00 01 00 01 01 // Dirk
04 09 01 03 02 01 00 00 0a 00 00 00 01 00 01 01 // Throwing Knife
05 05 01 02 02 01 00 00 0c 00 00 00 01 00 01 01 // Kudi
06 07 01 03 02 01 00 00 0e 00 ff 00 01 00 01 01 // Cinquedea
07 08 01 03 02 01 00 00 10 00 ff 00 01 00 01 01 // Kris
08 0a 01 02 02 01 00 00 12 00 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Hatchet
09 0b 01 02 02 01 00 00 14 00 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Khukuri
0a 06 01 02 02 01 00 00 16 00 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Baselard
0b 0c 01 02 02 02 00 00 18 00 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Stiletto
0c 02 01 03 02 02 00 00 1a 00 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Jamadhar
0d 0e 02 02 02 01 00 00 05 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Spatha
0e 10 02 02 02 01 00 00 07 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Scimitar
0f 0f 02 03 02 01 00 00 09 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Rapier
10 0d 02 02 02 01 00 00 0b 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Short Sword
11 16 02 02 02 01 00 00 0d 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Firangi
12 15 02 02 02 01 00 00 0f 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Shamshir
13 11 02 02 02 02 00 00 11 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Falchion
14 14 02 02 02 02 00 00 13 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Shotel
15 12 02 02 02 02 00 00 15 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Khora
16 17 02 02 02 02 00 00 17 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // Khopesh
17 13 02 02 02 02 00 00 19 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // Wakizashi
18 18 02 02 02 03 00 00 1b 00 fb 00 05 04 05 01 // Romphaia
19 1c 03 02 02 01 00 00 0a 00 fe 00 04 03 04 01 // Broad Sword
1a 1e 03 02 02 01 00 00 0c 00 fe 00 04 03 04 01 // Norse Sword
1b 1b 03 02 02 01 00 00 10 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Katana
1c 1d 03 02 02 01 00 00 13 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Executioner
1d 1a 03 02 02 02 00 00 16 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Claymore
1e 1f 03 02 02 02 00 00 19 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Schiavona
1f 19 03 02 02 02 00 00 1b 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Bastard Sword
20 21 03 02 02 03 00 00 1e 00 fb 00 04 03 04 01 // Nodachi
21 20 03 02 02 03 00 00 21 00 fb 00 05 04 05 01 // Rune Blade
22 22 03 02 02 02 00 00 23 00 fa 00 06 05 06 01 // Holy Win
23 23 04 02 02 01 00 00 06 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Hand Axe
24 24 04 02 02 01 00 00 08 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Battle Axe
25 25 04 02 02 01 00 00 0a 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Francisca
26 26 04 02 02 01 00 00 0d 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Tabarzin   
27 27 04 02 02 01 00 00 10 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Chamkaq
28 28 04 02 02 02 00 00 13 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Tabar
29 29 04 02 02 02 00 00 16 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // Bullova
2a 2a 04 02 02 02 00 00 19 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // Crescent
2b 30 04 01 02 01 00 00 06 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Goblin Club
2c 31 04 01 02 01 00 00 08 00 ff 00 03 02 03 01 // Spiked Club
2d 32 04 01 02 01 00 00 0a 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Ball Mace
2e 2b 04 01 02 01 00 00 0d 00 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Footman's Mace
2f 2d 04 01 02 01 00 00 10 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Morning Star
30 2f 04 01 02 02 00 00 13 00 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // War Hammer
31 2c 04 01 02 02 00 00 16 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // Bec de Corbin
32 2e 04 01 02 02 00 00 19 00 fc 00 03 02 03 01 // War Maul
33 37 05 02 02 01 00 00 0b 00 fe 00 04 03 04 01 // Guisarme
34 33 05 02 02 01 00 00 0f 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Large Crescent
35 34 05 02 02 02 00 00 14 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Sabre Halberd
36 35 05 02 02 02 00 00 19 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Balbriggan
37 36 05 02 02 03 00 00 1e 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Double Blade
38 38 05 02 02 03 00 00 23 00 fb 00 04 03 04 01 // Halberd
39 39 06 01 02 01 00 00 01 05 ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Wizard Staff
3a 3a 06 01 02 01 00 00 02 0a ff 00 02 01 02 01 // Clergy Rod
3b 3b 06 01 02 01 00 00 03 0f fe 00 02 01 02 01 // Summoner Baton
3c 3c 06 01 02 01 00 00 04 14 fe 00 03 02 03 01 // Shamanic Staff
3d 3d 06 01 02 01 00 00 05 19 fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Bishop's Crosier
3e 3e 06 01 02 01 00 00 06 1e fd 00 03 02 03 01 // Sage's Cane
3f 3f 07 01 02 01 00 00 0a 00 fe 00 04 03 04 01 // Langdebeve
40 40 07 01 02 01 00 00 0e 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Sabre Mace
41 43 07 01 02 02 00 00 13 00 fd 00 04 03 04 01 // Footman's Mace
42 41 07 01 02 02 00 00 17 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Gloomwing
43 42 07 01 02 02 00 00 1b 00 fc 00 04 03 04 01 // Mjolinir
44 46 07 01 02 03 00 00 20 00 fb 00 04 03 04 01 // Griever
45 45 07 01 02 03 00 00 24 00 fb 00 04 03 04 01 // Destroyer
46 44 07 01 02 01 00 00 1e 00 f9 00 07 06 07 01 // Hand of Light
47 47 08 03 02 01 00 00 08 00 fe 00 05 04 05 01 // Spear
48 48 08 02 02 01 00 00 0a 00 fe 00 05 04 05 01 // Glaive
49 49 08 01 02 01 00 00 0c 00 fe 00 05 04 05 01 // Scorpion
4a 4a 08 03 02 01 00 00 0e 00 fd 00 06 05 06 01 // Corcesca
4b 4b 08 03 02 02 00 00 11 00 fd 00 06 05 06 01 // Trident
4c 4c 08 03 02 02 00 00 13 00 fd 00 06 05 06 01 // Awl Pike
4d 4d 08 03 02 02 00 00 15 00 fc 00 05 04 05 01 // Boar Spear
4e 4e 08 03 02 02 00 00 17 00 fc 00 05 04 05 01 // Fauchard
4f 4f 08 02 02 03 00 00 1a 00 fc 00 05 04 05 01 // Voulge
50 50 08 01 02 03 00 00 1c 00 fb 00 06 05 06 01 // Pole Axe
51 51 08 02 02 03 00 00 1e 00 fb 00 06 05 06 01 // Bardysh
52 52 08 03 02 03 00 00 21 00 fb 00 06 05 06 01 // Brandestoc
53 53 09 03 02 02 00 00 09 00 fe 00 09 08 09 01 // Gastraph Bow
54 54 09 03 02 02 00 00 0b 00 ff 00 09 08 09 01 // Light Crossbow
55 55 09 01 02 02 00 00 0d 00 fd 00 09 08 09 01 // Target Bow
56 56 09 03 02 03 00 00 0f 00 fd 00 0a 09 0a 01 // Windlass
57 57 09 01 02 03 00 00 11 00 fd 00 0a 09 0a 01 // Cranequin
58 58 09 03 02 03 00 00 13 00 fc 00 0a 09 0a 01 // Lug Crossbow
59 59 09 01 02 04 00 00 15 00 fc 00 0b 0a 0b 01 // Siege Bow
5a 5a 09 03 02 04 00 00 17 00 fb 00 0c 0b 0c 01 // Arbalest

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IV. Copyright Info

Everything in this guide, other than the data quoted from the Vagrant Story disc and
the name "Vagrant Story" is copyright 2001 Kristopher Wall.  Noone may reprint this
FAQ in whole or part without my permission.  As the game is old and nobody is making
professional guides anymore I doubt this'll be a problem.  Oh yeah...  "Vagrant Story"
is copyright Squaresoft as is the quoted data.  Yada, yada, yada...