Final Fantasy X is, as the name indicates, the tenth mainline entry in the franchise, and it certainly is a popular choice among longtime fans. There are several reasons for this, and blitzball isn’t one of them. Rather, it’s the story, world, and characters found within the JRPG that make it a stand out title. Originally, the game saw release in 2001 on PlayStation 2 before hitting next-generation consoles as the years rolled by. Finally, in 2019, it came to Nintendo Switch as part of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster collection.
With our FFX Auron guide, we aim to provide details on his weapons, armour, abilities, and stats, so you know exactly what to expect when preparing Auron for battle. It’s fair to say that he’s more of a tank than other characters, especially in the game’s early stages as he begins with a generous health pool.
Of course, Final Fantasy isn’t about being a lone wolf and securing victories alone, it’s about teamwork, so be sure to check out our FFX Lulu guide to gear her up to fight alongside Auron, Tidus, and other party members. Or, if you fancy jumping back into the timeless classic that is Final Fantasy VII, take a look at our FFVII Aerith, FFVII Tifa, and FFVII Cloud guides to prepare our heroes for combat. We also have an FFVII Sephiroth guide detailing how to defeat the former SOLDIER.
FFX Auron’s stats
As his stats indicate, Auron is a bit of a tank, both able to withstand large amounts of damage while also inflicting plenty of pain. However, Auron isn’t the most accurate party member in the early game, nor does he get on particularly well with magic.
|Stat||Starting value||Sphere grid|
FFX Auron’s armour
Much like other party members, Auron has an item that serves as his armour. You can equip him with bracers, and it’s essential to make the right choice given they have varying stats and benefits, with some proving to be more beneficial than others.
There are plenty of bracers to choose from, including the following:
|Overlord||Breaks the HP and MP limits|
|Immortal||Auto-potion, auto-med, auto-phoenix|
|Undefeated||Any four status proof abilities|
|Collector bracer||Master thief|
|Bracer of hope||HP stroll, MP stroll|
|Assault bracer||Protect, reflect, regen, auto-shell, haste|
|Shining bracer||SOS shell, reflect, haste, protect, regen|
|Faerie bracer||Any three status proof abilities|
|Peaceful bracer||No encounters|
|Regen bracer||Auto-regen or SOS regen|
|Crimson bracer||Fire eater|
|Snow bracer||Ice eater|
|Serene bracer||Berserk ward/proof|
|Tetra bracer||Four slot armour without abilities|
|Warrior’s bracer||HP gets a boost of 20% or 30%|
|Metal bracer||Defence increases by 3% or 5%|
|Pearl bracer||Magic defence increases by 3% or 5%|
|Magic bracer||MP gets a boost of 5% or 10%|
|Bracer||One ability slot|
FFX Auron’s weapons
Auron’s weapon of choice is the katana, a long, pointy, and sharp sword that slices through the opposition like a hot knife through butter.
There are plenty to choose from, all of which offer varying benefits. Therefore, much like with armour, you need to consider what best suits your playstyle and how it benefits the approach you take to battle.
Here are some of Auron’s weapons we recommend:
|Masamune||Auron’s celestial weapon
Starts with no AP
First upgrade has no AP and double overdrive
Second upgrade gives break damage limit, triple overdrive, first strike, counter-attack
|Peacemaker||Double overdrive, double AP|
|Muramasa||Triple overdrive, triple AP|
|Matoya’s blade||Magic booster|
|Inducer||MP costs are cut in half|
|Corrupter||Any three status strikes|
|Kotetsu||Evade and counter, or counter-attack|
|Sonic blade||First strike|
|Shiranui||The weapon has four slots but no abilities|
|Spiritual blade||Magic offence increases by 10% or 20%|
|Nodachi||Attack increases by 10% or 20%|
|War blade||Attack increases by 5%|
|Heaven’s cloud||Break damage limit|
|Conqueror||All four elemental strikes|
FFX Auron’s abilities
Abilities are a vital part of the combat system in any Final Fantasy title. Like his fellow heroes, Auron has plenty at his disposal, with his moves offering a range of benefits, from inflicting the zombie status on enemies, to lowering his opponent’s strength, and transferring his overdrive charge to fill his ally’s meter.
|Power break||Auron lowers the strength of his opponent|
|Guard||Auron takes damage that was intended for an ally|
|Threaten||Threaten is inflicted on an enemy|
|Mental break||The opponent’s magic defence is lowered|
|Entrust||Auron transfers his overdrive charge to an ally, filling their bar instead|
|Extract power||Target can drop power spheres|
|Magic break||The opponent’s magic stat is decreased|
|Armour break||Lowers the defence of an opponent, and nullifies the armour status|
|Sentinel||Auron protects his allies in a defensive stance|
|Zombie attack||Auron inflicts the zombie effect on his enemy|
As for Auron’s overdrive ability, he uses bushido. To perform the move successfully, you must correctly input a button sequence, failing to do so means Auron performs a normal move. If bushido is successful, additional attack power and status effects are added to Auron’s strike.
And that’s everything you need to know about Final Fantasy X’s Auron. If you’re after another adventure, check out our picks for the best Switch RPGs here. We also have a Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier release date guide if you’re waiting for the mobile title.