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Claymore + Schiavona = Bastard Sword. Bastard Sword x 2 = Nodachi, Nodachi x 2 = Rune Blade

Claymore: 3 on Orcs in Second Abandoned Mines of Leá Monde, 2 on Blood Lizards in City Walls North
Schiavona: 1 from Ogre Boss, 1 from Chest, 1 at Rue Crimnade, 2 from Dark Skeletons in First Dungeon of the Iron Maiden

Weapons found in Vagrant Story fall into one of seven categories, called Designs for the purpose of this guide. The categories each have a section here, in alphabetical order. The individual weapons within that category are arranged by Attack (STR), from weakest to strongest. The levels of weapon Designs, from weak to strong, are called Tiers for the purpose of this guide.

Great SwordAxeCrossbowDagger
Great AxeHeavy MaceMacePolearmStaffSword


The results of Combinations of the ten weapons in the Great Sword category with all of the 90 weapons in Vagrant Story are shown here. A combination of a weapon Design of a particular Tier with one of the same Design and Tier results in either that same weapon, in most cases, and the next higher Tier, in the case of end-Tier weapons, but the Affinities and Classes of the ingredients are combined. For more on the effect of combinations on Affinities and Classes, see Combine in Vagrant Story.

The Holy Win weapon is not part of the normal progression of Great Sword weapons; it is also very rare. It is a material converter; that is to say, in many cases, whatever weapon it is combined with will retain its Design, but gain the Material type of the Holy Win.

Generally speaking, it can be observed that weapons belong to tiers, ranging from least powerful to most powerful.

  • Weapons in the same Tier, of any Design, are more likely to combine productively.
  • Weapons of the same Design, in adjacent (consecutive) tiers, will combine the best, creating a weapon of the same type but the next higher tier.
  • A weapon in a lower tier will often 'devolve' the higher weapon to the same type but a lower tier. This is called Mismatch in these guides and can be useful if the product is rare (see the Combine section)

Blades Edit

Combination Analysis and Table Key Edit

  • Progression: Same-Design combinations of consecutive Tiers that combine to make the next higher consecutive Tier of that same Design. These are usually marked with +
  • Morph: Design A + Design B = Design C. No marking, as they are quite common and neither often useful nor always useless. These can be useful to turn unneeded weapon Designs into ones that can fill in gaps in Tier Progression. They occur most often near same-Tier combinations, and more with Designs with differing numbers of Tiers, because those have extra combinations above the same-Tier ones, which are often / combinations.
  • / More useful than it is good. Often Morphs of note. These can come about because of some Designs of weapons having more tiers than others. So a combination of the fifth tier weapon of a Design that has six tiers with a sixth tier weapon of a Design with seven tiers yields a useful fifth tier product of another, third Design with six tiers. It is not a lower tier than both of them, but it is lower than one of them. The usefulness depends entirely on the availability of the product as a drop or chest item and the demand for it in the production chain of the third or other Designs; this is not distinguished when marking it as a / item.
  • + Shows combinations that are the most superior. These are usually Morphs or Progressions
  • L and S are used for the two versions of Footman's Mace; L for Large or Long, and S for Small or Short; choice of mnemonic is up to you.
  • Sometimes there are two different products of the same ingredients, depending on which order the ingredients are added. The first product listed is always the combination with the first ingredient from the left, vertical column of ingredients.
  • - Mismatch; there tends to be a much heavier penalty on combinations that are close together but not consecutive, than there is for combining a very low weapon with a high one. This can be seen in the combination of the high Tier Bullova axe with Great Axes; the very lowest Great Axe combines to make a mid Tier Axe. As the Great Axes go up Tiers, the product drops in Tier. It goes up again at two Tiers below, and becomes a Morph at one Tier below.
  • = Equal Combinations potentially improve the Class and Affinities of weapons without changing their Design or Tier; Daggers are a Design that commonly produces Equal Combinations.


Great Sword with Same Edit

Tiers 1-5 with Same Edit

Broad Sword Norse Sword Katana Executioner Claymore
Broad Sword Broad Sword = Broad Sword = Executioner + Broad Sword = Norse Sword
Norse Sword Norse Sword = Broad Sword Broad Sword Katana
Katana Katana = Claymore + Broad Sword
Executioner Executioner = Schiavona +
Claymore Claymore

Tiers 1-5 with 6-10 Edit

Schiavona Bastard Sword Nodachi Rune Blade Holy Win
Broad Sword Katana Executioner Claymore Schiavona Broad Sword =
Norse Sword Norse Sword = Katana Executioner Claymore Norse Sword =
Katana Executioner Norse Sword Katana = Executioner Katana =
Executioner Broad Sword Katana Norse Sword Katana Executioner =
Claymore Bastard Sword + Claymore = Schiavona Norse Sword Claymore =


Tiers 6-10 with Same Edit

Schiavona Bastard Sword Nodachi Rune Blade Holy Win
Schiavona Schiavona = Broad Sword Bastard Sword Schiavona = Schiavona =
Bastard Sword Nodachi + Broad Sword Broad Sword Bastard Sword =
Nodachi Rune Blade + Bastard Sword Nodachi =
Rune Blade Rune Blade = Rune Blade =
Holy Win Holy Win =

Axe with Great Sword Edit

See Great Axe Combinations, Great Sword Combinations, Mace Combinations, Staff Combinations

If the Great Sword is one Tier higher than the Axe, it will always make a Mace. There is some irregularity in the other Morphs at lower Tiers. They become regular at Tier four, whereupon equal Tiers make Staves, and if the Great Sword is two Tiers higher, Great Axes. The exception is the Holy Win, which makes no Morphs with Axes.

The result of these combinations will always be of the same material as the Great Sword blade; see Design Prevalence and Rare Combinations

Hand Axe Battle Axe Francisca Tabarzin
Broad Sword Hand Axe Hand Axe Battle Axe Francisca
Norse Sword Goblin Club / Battle Axe Battle Axe Battle Axe
Katana Broad Sword Spiked Club / Francisca Francisca
Executioner Broad Sword Norse Sword Ball Mace / Wizard Staff /
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Guisarme / Footman's Mace S /
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Katana Large Crescent /
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Executioner
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner
Holy Win Hand Axe Battle Axe Francisca Tabarzin


Chamkaq Tabar Bullova Crescent
Broad Sword Tabarzin Chamkaq Tabar Bullova
Norse Sword Francisca Tabarzin Chamkaq Tabar
Katana Francisca Francisca Tabarzin Chamkaq
Executioner Tabarzin Tabarzin Tabarzin Tabarzin
Claymore Clergy Rod / Chamkaq Chamkaq Chamkaq
Schiavona Morning Star / Summoner Baton / Tabar Tabar
Bastard Sword Sabre Halberd / War Hammer / Shamanic Staff / Bullova
Nodachi Claymore Balbriggan / Bec de Corbin / Bishop's Crosier /
Rune Blade Claymore Schiavona Double Blade / War Maul /
Holy Win Chamkaq Tabar Bullova Crescent

Crossbow with Great Sword Edit

See Axe Combinations, Crossbow Combinations, Dagger Combinations, Mace Combinations

Crossbows of the same Tier as Great Swords they are combined with will Morph to create Daggers. If the Crossbow is a Tier higher, a Mace blade is created. After an irregular first Tier, if the Great Sword is a Tier higher, an Axe results. Another irregular Morph creates a Chamkaq Axe from a 7th Tier Bastard Sword and a 5th Tier Cranequin.

Rare Combinations: All combinations of a HAGANE Crossbow in the first slot and a SILVER Great Sword in the second will be DAMASCUS. Otherwise, the result of these two types of blades will always be of the same material as the Great Sword blade; see Design Prevalence

Gastraph Bow Light Crossbow Target Bow Windlass
Broad Sword Battle Knife / Goblin Club / Gastraph Bow Gastraph Bow
Norse Sword Broad Sword Scramasax / Spiked Club / Light Crossbow
Katana Broad Sword Hand Axe / Dirk / Ball Mace /
Executioner Broad Sword Norse Sword Battle Axe / Throwing Knife /
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Katana Francisca /
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Katana Executioner
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Executioner
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner
Holy Win Gastraph Bow Light Crossbow Target Bow Windlass


Cranequin Lug Crossbow Siege Bow Arbalest
Broad Sword Light Crossbow Target Bow Windlass Cranequin
Norse Sword Light Crossbow Light Crossbow Target Bow Windlass
Katana Target Bow Target Bow Target Bow Target Bow
Executioner Footman's Mace S / Windlass Windlass Windlass
Claymore Kudi / Morning Star / Cranequin Cranequin
Schiavona Tabarzin / Cinquedea / War Hammer / Lug Crossbow
Bastard Sword Chamkaq / Chamkaq / Kris / Bec de Corbin /
Nodachi Claymore Schiavona Tabar / Hatchet /
Rune Blade Claymore Schiavona Bastard Sword Bullova /
Holy Win Cranequin Lug Crossbow Siege Bow Arbalest

Dagger with Great Sword Edit

See Dagger Combinations, Axe Combinations, Great Axe Combinations, Mace Combinations

Morphs: From the second Tier onwards, if the blades are equal, an Axe blade results. Starting from the third Tier, if the Dagger is one Tier higher, a Mace is created. Starting at the fourth Tier, if the Great Sword is one Tier higher, a Great Axe is the result.

Design Prevalence: all other blades retain their material in combination with Daggers

Broad Sword Norse Sword Katana Executioner Claymore
Battle Knife Broad Sword Broad Sword Broad Sword Norse Sword Katana
Scramasax Battle Knife Hand Axe / Norse Sword Norse Sword Norse Sword
Dirk Battle Knife Battle Knife Battle Axe / Katana Katana
Throwing Knife Battle Knife Scramasax Goblin Club / Francisca / Guisarme /
Kudi Scramasax Scramasax Dirk Spiked Club / Tabarzin /
Cinquedea Dirk Scramasax Dirk Throwing Knife Ball Mace /
Kris Throwing Knife Dirk Dirk Throwing Knife Kudi
Hatchet Kudi Throwing Knife Dirk Throwing Knife Kudi
Khukuri Cinquedea Kudi Throwing Knife Throwing Knife Kudi
Baselard Kris Cinquedea Kudi Throwing Knife Kudi
Stiletto Hatchet Kris Cinquedea Kudi Kudi
Jamadhar Khukuri Hatchet Kris Cinquedea Kudi


Schiavona Bastard Sword Nodachi Rune Blade Holy Win
Battle Knife Executioner Claymore Schiavona Bastard Sword Battle Knife
Scramasax Katana Executioner Claymore Schiavona Scramasax
Dirk Katana Katana Executioner Claymore Dirk
Throwing Knife Executioner Executioner Executioner Executioner Throwing Knife
Kudi Large Crescent / Claymore Claymore Claymore Kudi
Cinquedea Chamkaq / Sabre Halberd / Schiavona Schiavona Cinquedea
Kris Footman's Mace S / Tabar / Balbriggan / Bastard Sword Kris
Hatchet Cinquedea Morning Star / Bullova / Double Blade / Hatchet
Khukuri Cinquedea Kris War Hammer / Crescent / Khukuri
Baselard Cinquedea Kris Hatchet Bec de Corbin / Baselard
Stiletto Cinquedea Kris Hatchet Khukuri Stiletto
Jamadhar Cinquedea Kris Hatchet Khukuri Jamadhar

Great Axe with Great Sword Edit

See also Great Sword Combinations, Heavy Mace Combinations, Polearm Combinations, and Staff Combinations

Great Swords of note:

  • An easy-to-find, but still uncommon drop, of Damascus Nodachi in the Death + Ogre Zombie Time Trials
  • Holy Win, which not only imparts its material type to any weapon without changing the Design, like the Hand of Light of Heavy Mace Design and Rhomphaia Sword. Like the Rhomphaia, it can be found in Damascus material, but they are very rare indeed (Rhomphaia 10/255 and 8/255, Holy Win 3/255).[1]

Great Axes and Great Swords may make Heavy Maces, Polearms, and Staves in an irregular array of Morphs

Guisarme Large Crescent Sabre Halberd Balbriggan Double Blade Halberd
Broad Sword Wizard Staff / Guisarme - Large Crescent - Sabre Halberd - Balbriggan - Double Blade -
Norse Sword Langdebeve Glaive Large Crescent - Sabre Halberd - Balbriggan - Double Blade -
Katana Broad Sword - Clergy Rod / Large Crescent - Large Crescent - Sabre Halberd - Balbriggan -
Executioner Broad Sword - Sabre Mace / Scorpion / Sabre Halberd - Sabre Halberd - Balbriggan -
Claymore Norse Sword - Norse Sword - Summoner Baton / Sabre Halberd - Sabre Halberd - Sabre Halberd -
Schiavona Katana - Norse Sword - Footman's Mace L / Corcesca / Balbriggan - Balbriggan -
Bastard Sword Executioner - Katana - Katana - Shamanic Staff / Balbriggan - Balbriggan -
Nodachi Claymore - Executioner - Katana - Gloomwing / Trident / Double Blade -
Rune Blade Schiavona - Claymore - Executioner Executioner Bishop's Crosier / Double Blade -
Holy Win Guisarme = Large Crescent = Sabre Halberd = Balbriggan = Double Blade = Halberd =


Heavy Mace with Great Sword Edit

See Great Sword Combinations, , Crossbow Combinations, Dagger Combinations, Polearm Combinations

One of the only combinations with three Morphs that are regular from the first Tier; in this case, to make Dagger with even combinations, Polearms if the Great Sword is one Tier higher, and Crossbow if the Great Sword is two Tiers higher.

Prevalence: Heavy Mace > all

Langdebeve Sabre Mace Footman's Mace L Gloomwing
Broad Sword Battle Knife / Sabre Mace Sabre Mace Sabre Mace
Norse Sword Glaive Scramasax / Sabre Mace Sabre Mace
Katana Gastraph Bow / Scorpion / Dirk / Footman's Mace L
Executioner Broad Sword Light Crossbow / Corcesca / Throwing Knife /
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Target Bow / Trident /
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Katana Windlass /
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Executioner
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner
Holy Win Langdebeve Sabre Mace Footman's Mace L Gloomwing


Mjolnir Griever Destroyer Hand of Light
Broad Sword Footman's Mace L Gloomwing Mjolnir Broad Sword
Norse Sword Sabre Mace Footman's Mace L Gloomwing Norse Sword
Katana Footman's Mace L Footman's Mace L Gloomwing Katana
Executioner Gloomwing Gloomwing Gloomwing Executioner
Claymore Kudi / Mjolnir Mjolnir Claymore
Schiavona Awl Pike / Cinquedea / Griever Schiavona
Bastard Sword Cranequin / Boar Spear / Kris / Bastard Sword
Nodachi Claymore Lug Crossbow / Fauchard / Nodachi
Rune Blade Claymore Schiavona Siege Bow / Rune Blade
Holy Win Mjolnir Griever Destroyer Hand of Light


Mace with Great Sword Edit

See Great Axe Combinations, Great Sword Combinations, Heavy Mace Combinations, Mace Combinations, Staff Combinations

Beginning at Tier three, regular Morphs: Even Tiers produce Heavy Maces. If the Great Sword is one Tier higher, Great Axe. If the Great Sword is two Tiers higher, Staff.

Prevalence: The Great Sword determines the material of the result

Goblin Club Spiked Club Ball Mace Footman's Mace S
Broad Sword Goblin Club Goblin Club Spiked Club Ball Mace
Norse Sword Broad Sword Spiked Club Spiked Club Spiked Club
Katana Broad Sword Norse Sword Langdebeve / Ball Mace
Executioner Broad Sword Norse Sword Guisarme / Sabre Mace /
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Wizard Staff / Large Crescent /
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Katana Clergy Rod /
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Executioner
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner
Holy Win Goblin Club Spiked Club Ball Mace Footman's Mace S


Morning Star War Hammer Bec de Corbin War Maul
Broad Sword Footman's Mace S Morning Star War Hammer Bec de Corbin
Norse Sword Ball Mace Footman's Mace S Morning Star War Hammer
Katana Ball Mace Ball Mace Footman's Mace S Morning Star
Executioner Footman's Mace S Footman's Mace S Footman's Mace S Footman's Mace S
Claymore Footman's Mace L / Morning Star Morning Star Morning Star
Schiavona Sabre Halberd / Gloomwing / War Hammer War Hammer
Bastard Sword Summoner Baton / Balbriggan / Mjolnir / Bec de Corbin
Nodachi Claymore Shamanic Staff / Double Blade / Griever /
Rune Blade Claymore Schiavona Bishop's Crosier / Halberd /
Holy Win Morning Star War Hammer Bec de Corbin War Maul


Polearm with Great Sword Edit

See Polearm Combinations, Axe Combinations, Dagger Combinations, Sword Combinations

Rare Combinations: A SILVER Great Sword and an IRON Polearm will give a DAMASCUS result

Design Prevalence: The Material of the Polearm blade determines the material of the result, in normal combinations with Great Swords

Morph: Starting with Glaive, if the Polearm is one Tier higher, it will make a Dagger. Starting with Norse Sword, equal Tiers create Swords. Starting with Trident, Polearms two Tiers higher will make Axes

Spear Glaive Scorpion Corcesca
Broad Sword Broad Sword Battle Knife / Spear Spear
Norse Sword Broad Sword Spatha / Scramasax / Glaive
Katana Broad Sword Norse Sword Scimitar / Dirk /
Executioner Broad Sword Norse Sword Katana Rapier /
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Katana Executioner
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Katana Executioner
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Executioner
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner
Holy Win Spear Glaive Scorpion Corcesca


Trident Awl Pike Boar Spear Fauchard
Broad Sword Glaive Scorpion Corcesca Trident
Norse Sword Glaive Glaive Scorpion Corcesca
Katana Hand Axe / Scorpion Scorpion Scorpion
Executioner Throwing Knife / Battle Axe / Corcesca Corcesca
Claymore Short Sword / Kudi / Francisca / Trident
Schiavona Claymore Firangi / Cinquedea / Tabarzin /
Bastard Sword Claymore Schiavona Shamshir / Kris /
Nodachi Claymore Schiavona Bastard Sword Falchion /
Rune Blade Claymore Schiavona Bastard Sword Nodachi
Holy Win Trident Awl Pike Boar Spear Fauchard


Voulge Pole Axe Bardysh Brandestoc
Broad Sword Awl Pike Boar Spear Fauchard Voulge
Norse Sword Trident Awl Pike Boar Spear Fauchard
Katana Corcesca Trident Awl Pike Boar Spear
Executioner Corcesca Corcesca Trident Awl Pike
Claymore Trident Trident Trident Trident
Schiavona Awl Pike Awl Pike Awl Pike Awl Pike
Bastard Sword Chamkaq / Boar Spear Boar Spear Boar Spear
Nodachi Hatchet / Tabar / Fauchard Fauchard
Rune Blade Shotel / Khukuri / Bullova / Voulge
Holy Win Voulge Pole Axe Bardysh Brandestoc


Staff with Great Sword Edit

See Staff Combinations, Crossbow Combinations, Heavy Mace Combinations, Polearm Combinations

Irregular Morphs creating Crossbows, Heavy Maces, and Polearms

Design Prevalence: Great Swords will determine the Material in combinations with Staves

Wizard Staff Clergy Rod Summoner Baton Shamanic Staff Bishop's Crosier Sage's Cane
Broad Sword Langdebeve Wizard Staff Clergy Rod Summoner Baton Shamanic Staff Bishop's Crosier
Norse Sword Glaive / Gastraph Bow / Clergy Rod Claymore
Summoner Baton
Shamanic Staff Bishop's Crosier
Katana Broad Sword Sabre Mace / Clergy Rod Clergy Rod Summoner Baton Shamanic Staff
Executioner Broad Sword Scorpion / Light Crossbow / Summoner Baton Summoner Baton Shamanic Staff
Claymore Norse Sword Norse Sword Footman's Mace L / Summoner Baton Summoner Baton Summoner Baton
Schiavona Katana Norse Sword Corcesca / Target Bow / Shamanic Staff Shamanic Staff
Bastard Sword Executioner Katana Katana Gloomwing / Shamanic Staff Shamanic Staff
Nodachi Claymore Executioner Katana Trident / Windlass / Bishop's Crosier
Rune Blade Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner Mjolnir / Bishop's Crosier
Holy Win Wizard Staff Clergy Rod Summoner Baton Shamanic Staff Bishop's Crosier Sage's Cane

Sword with Great Sword Edit

See Great Sword Combinations, Axe Combinations, Great Axe Combinations, Mace Combinations

Quite irregular Morphs. Starting at fifth Tier, equal Tier combinations make Great Axes. With all but the first combination, when the Sword is a Tier higher, it creates Axes. Starting at third Tier Katana, when the Sword is two Tiers higher, it makes a Mace.

A DAMASCUS Bastard Sword drops in the Death + Ogre Zombie Time Trials in Wiping Blood from Blades (New Game Plus & subsequent playthroughs).

Holy Win is not part of the regular progression of Tiers, in that it imparts its material type to any weapon without changing the Design, like the Hand of Light of Heavy Mace Design and Rhomphaia Sword. Like the Rhomphaia, it can be found in Damascus material, but they are very rare indeed (Holy Win 3/255, Rhomphaia 10/255 and 8/255).[2]

Spatha Scimitar Rapier Short Sword Firangi Shamshir
Broad Sword Broad Sword Spatha Spatha Spatha Scimitar Rapier
Norse Sword Broad Sword Norse Sword Hand Axe / Scimitar Scimitar Scimitar
Katana Broad Sword Norse Sword Katana Battle Axe / Goblin Club / Rapier
Executioner Norse Sword Norse Sword Katana Executioner Francisca / Spiked Club /
Claymore Katana Norse Sword Katana Executioner Guisarme / Tabarzin /
Schiavona Executioner Katana Katana Executioner Claymore Large Crescent /
Bastard Sword Claymore Executioner Katana Executioner Claymore Schiavona
Nodachi Schiavona Claymore Executioner Executioner Claymore Schiavona
Rune Blade Bastard Sword Schiavona Claymore Executioner Claymore Schiavona
Holy Win Spatha Scimitar Rapier Short Sword Firangi Shamshir


Falchion Shotel Khora Khopesh Wakizashi Rhomphaia
Broad Sword Short Sword Firangi Shamshir Falchion Shotel Broad Sword
Norse Sword Rapier Short Sword Firangi Shamshir Falchion Norse Sword
Katana Rapier Rapier Short Sword Firangi Shamshir Katana
Executioner Short Sword Short Sword Short Sword Short Sword Firangi Executioner
Claymore Ball Mace / Firangi Firangi Firangi Firangi Claymore
Schiavona Chamkaq / Footman's Mace 1H / Shamshir Shamshir Shamshir Schiavona
Bastard Sword Sabre Halberd / Tabar / Morning Star / Falchion Falchion Bastard Sword
Nodachi Bastard Sword Balbriggan / Bullova / War Hammer / Shotel Nodachi
Rune Blade Bastard Sword Nodachi Double Blade / Crescent / Bec de Corbin / Rune Blade
Holy Win Falchion Shotel Khora Khopesh Wakizashi Rhomphaia


See Also Edit

  1. Enemy FAQ by J Tilton (Enemy Locations and Drops)
  2. Vagrant Story: Enemy FAQ by JTilton. GameFaqs

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