Top 5 FFXV Best Royal Arms and How to Get Them

FFXV Best Royal Arms
A king needs a king's weapon... or many of them.

What Are The Best Royal Arms in FFXV?

One of the most baffling aspects of Final Fantasy XV is that many of the royal arms so central to the plot of the game aren’t actually collected by playing through the main storyline of the game.

They practically signify Noctis growing into the king he’s meant to become but you only scrounge up a handful of the 13 total pieces! While this is NOT a cohesive guide to collecting them all, it is a guide to picking out the most worthwhile ones!

Out of the five on this list, only two of them are main story/plot collectable, meaning the other three you have to go a little out of your way to find. But, they’re well worth the detour.

Fair warning, though, some of these require a higher level to get. I’d recommend being level 55 if you wanna play on the safe side, but if you’re patient and persistent, you could probably get them by level 40.

5. Sword of the Tall

A King was built like a mountain, towering over all others. This was his greatsword. The resonating blade rips and tears through foes.”


  • Attack: 518
  • Critical: 2
  • HP: +200
  • Spirit: -30
  • Fire: -40
  • Ice: -40
  • Lightning: -40
  • Dark: -40

Selling Points:

  • It’s big
  • It’s strong
  • In fact, it's the strongest of all the arms
  • Can raise the whole groups HP by 200!

Where can I find it, you ask? Follow this handy guide!

4.  Shield of the Just

“A queen devoted herself to peace and was loved by all. This was her shield. It deflects blows and bolsters recovery when raised in defense.”


  • Attack: 251
  • Critical: 1
  • HP: +1,000
  • MP: -50
  • Strength: -100
  • Vitality: +200
  • Bullet: +10
  • Fire: +10
  • Ice: +10
  • Lightning:+10
  • Dark: +10

Selling Points:

  • Very good for protection
  • Good for revitalizing your health
  • Strengthens your party along with you

Where to find it?

3. Axe of the Conqueror

“A king performed great feats of arms, expanded his realm, and made his people prosper. This was his balberd. It wreaks havoc with slow but mighty blows.”


  • Attack: 483
  • Critical: 2
  • Strength: +60
  • Vitality: -80

Selling Points:

  • Boosts your attack which helps with offense and defense
  • A story mission item

Where to find it?

2. Mace of the Fierce

“A king was gentle before his people but an ogre on the battlefield. This was his mace. It deals crippling blows to mighty foes.”


  • Attack: 334
  • Critical 2
  • HP: +300
  • Bullet Resistance: -50%

Selling Points:

  • Very strong against most enemies (DO NOT INTERACT: Magitech!)
  • Really fun to get to (You gotta climb Ravotogh! And fight the giant Zu from Galdin!)
  • Can get a lot of gil and quality items from the trek up the volcano

Where to find it?

1. Sword of the Father

“A king was father to the Chosen One, and nurtured the Light that would shine upon all creation. This was his mighty sword. It makes the great greater.”


  • Attack: 141
  • Critical: 6
  • Strength: +100
  • Magic: +100

Selling Points:

  • Few downsides to it (aside from steady loss of health)
  • Sentimental
  • A story item— no detours to get it
  • Has the highest crit rate

Where to find it? WARNING: May Contain Spoilers! Watch with care!

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