Knuckles are generally stronger than most weapons, but weaker than Bows. Like Bows, they are largely outclassed by one-handed weapons thanks to the Two-Handed and Dual Wield abilities. Occasionally, you can even get better attack by leaving your Monk unarmed (and doubly so if Natural Talent is equipped).

Note: All knuckles have an Aim stat of 90 and a Critical stat of 3.

Item P.ATK Purchasing Special Effect
Iron Knuckles 14 280 None
Thumbing Claws 17 - 40% chance to cause Blind to target
Mythril Knuckles 21 500 None
Spiked Knuckles 34 1200 None
Bastet Claws 23 600 50% more damage to Beast monsters
Hammer Knuckles 46 4200 None
Toxic Claws 49 9800 40% chance to cause Poison to target
Divine Fists 60 18000 Attacks do Light damage
Hadean Claws 80 - Attacks do Dark damage
Kaiser Knuckles 95 - None

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    23 January 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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