The handguard is colored gold and has swirl designs, the part of the blade bearing the two holes is raised slightly and sectioned off from the rest of the blade, and there are etchings engraved on the blade near the handguard.
In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, this design is used with additional gold coloring along the raised section around the slots. It cannot be sold or thrown due to Cloud using it in cutscenes and minigames.
It has 35 power, 5 defense, and teaches the ability Mindbreak to Soldiers and Warriors, and Wyrmtamer to Dragoons.
The Buster Sword returns as a weapon for the Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon jobs, as well as the new Spellblade job.
The fake Buster Sword can be used by player characters via hacking.
The Buster Sword is a sword-class weapon wielded by the Soldier, Warrior, and Dragoon classes.
His parents borrowed the money for the sword, and Angeal's father worked as much as he could to pay back the debt, eventually falling ill and passing away.Sometime after Final Fantasy VII, Cloud places the Buster Sword on the cliff where Zack had his last stand as a memorial. In place of the Buster Sword Cloud wields the Fusion Swords, which take on the silhouette of the Buster Sword when connected.During the ending of Advent Children Complete, Cloud moves the polished Buster Sword to the Sector 5 Church.Angeal cares for the sword in his father's memory, using it as little as possible to avoid it being damaged, instead fighting with a standard SOLDIER sword.Angeal entrusts the Buster Sword to Zack as a symbol of passing on his honor and dreams.