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The Excalibur (エクスカリバー, Ekusukaribā) is a weapon that appears in various games in the series. It is usually one of the most powerful swords, and is usually associated with the Holy element. There is also a cheap imitation called the Excalipoor, which Gilgamesh often uses, and an upgrade exists in some games known as Excalibur II.
In Final Fantasy XI Online, Excalibur was a sword available to Red Mages and Paladins after having completed the immensely lengthy and expensive Relic Weapon quest-line, which often took months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the assistance of an entire linkshell community. However, the weapon was relatively rare even among relic-wielding communities due to the higher-priority Aegis shield and arguably superior usefulness of damage-reducing swords.
Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early. In Welsh, the sword is called Caledfwlch.