Star Ocean: Anamnesis - Knuckles List (Global version)

This is Star Ocean: Anamnesis List of Knuckles which is updated depending on the current meta of Global version.

You can use the list as your reference. This list and all of description and/or analysis are not absolute since this is still based only on community/personal assessments and calculation.

Note to players:

  • Gray colour indicates a limited-time weapon.
  • Atk/Int stats are derived from the weapon at level 20.
  • LB Factor Level is the limit break level at which the third factor is unlocked on the weapon (if applicable)
Bloody Knuckles5450ATK +15%

Acrobatic Locus Damage +20%

Absorb 10% of Damage Dealt by Normal Attacks as HP
3Launch Coin Shop

Knuckles Coin Shop

Cliff (Skill)Great starter knuckles. Provides an array of useful factors, and grants inbuilt lifesteal on attacks, which when used correctly helps immensely. Only really held back having no element.
Raven Talons850849Single Target Damage +15%

Fists of Fury Damage +20%

Damage +10%
3Knuckles Coin Shop

Cliff (Skill)Good for Cliff, all three factors help him out, however it is still better to use elemental weapons when appropriate. Does beat out elemental weapons for easier content (where you don't reach Elemental Burst).
Gaia Godfists840841Imbues Attacks with Earth Element

Triple Kick Damage +20%

n/aKnuckles Coin Shop


Cliff (Skill)

Anne (Skill)

Earth weakness bosses (none currently)
Grants Earth Element, which automatically makes it a great choice. No content right now is weak to earth, however it still allows you to contribute to an Elemental Burst.
Burst of Fire835833Fire Damage Dealt +15%

Drill Spike Damage +20%

n/aKnuckles Coin Shop

Anne (Skill)

Transmutation Fodder
Decent for Anne if you want to use her, but not optimal in general and should not be traded for otherwise.
Damask Gauntlets5300ATK +15%, DEF - 15%

Crescent Locus Damage +20%

n/aKnuckles Coin Shop

Anne (Skill)

Transmutation Fodder
Worse version of the Bloody Knuckles.
Gyro-gear Knuckles4750Critical Hit Damage +20%

Drill Spike Damage +20%

ATK +5%
5Crystal Guardian Coin ShopAnne (Skill)

Transmutation Fodder
Anne's event weapons. Mostly garbage, usable for her if you play her.
Silver Claws961962Damage dealt to demons +40%

No flinching when taking damage of 10% hp or less

ATK +5% when behind target
5GachaDemon race bosses (Queen, Eyeball)

Cliff/10 for these events, subpar pull otherwise
Like most gacha weapons with racial, it's good for the event it's released with. Not nearly as good as the elemental weapons in the banner, but if you're a fist main, will help DPS in these events. Personal anti-flinch is nice, though the threshhold is low. Also easier for melee units to position behind an enemy.
Bloodring Knuckles582582ATK +15% / INT +15%

Damage to Humans +25%

Absorb 10% of Damage Dealt by Regular Attacks as HP.
5Gacha (Michael)Rena (+INT)

As a knuckle caster, Rena definitely gains from these knuckles, as they have +15% INT on them. If you plan to main Rena, these would be the weapons you want to use for awhile, as for the most part she is a dedicated healer.
Knuckles of Hope474478Light damage dealt +15%

DEF +10%

Crit Chance +4%
5Event Shop (Michael)Rena (Element)

slightly bulkier rena/10
Well, they do give a little bit of a defensive buff for Rena. Otherwise, you could easily transmute the pair of 6 for a fist which gives INT, not really important which one. Usable, but not optimal in any sense unless you really notice yourself dying.
Feral Caltrops488490Imbues attacks with fire

Fiery Hammer of Might +15% damage

Normal attack AP recovery +20%
5Executioner (Event Shop)Ilia (Skill)

Fire weak bosses

this fist of mine burns with an awesome power/10
There are technically fists which imbue with fire as a 4*, but these are decent and come with some innate AP recovery on normals. Although MLB Gaia are better as element fists, these give some strong coverage.
Fanged Knuckles493487+10% DMG to Pyroclast Punch

+10% DMG to Machines

+5% Crit Chance
5Coro Revorse (Exchange)Transmutation FodderRegular event weapon levels, transmute immediately.
Blackflame Gloves952952Imbue Fire Element

+30% DMG to Machines

+5% Crit Chance
5GachaFire weak bosses

Machine bosses

lighter flame / 10
A decent fire option for fist users, though may not be needed if you have Feral. Not amazing factors unless on a machine boss, but they're elemental, as usual. Decent statline, falling into the level of the 950 series weapons. GL exclusive (?).

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