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Caladbolg (Radiant Dawn)

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Caladbolg

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Edward wielding Caladbolg in Radiant Dawn.


A weapon given to the Dawn Brigade by Pelleas in reward for their service. For Edward only.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)

Edward

First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Caladbolg (Japanese: カラドボルグ Caladbolg) is a sword which first appeared in the North American and PAL versions of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is the personal weapon of Edward of the Dawn Brigade, with stats are similar to the Steel Blade, although slightly stronger, lighter, more accurate and with a small crit bonus.

History

Caladbolg is one of the three national treasures of the Kingdom of Daein, along with Lughnasadh and Tarvos. It spent years in storage in Daein's vaults, waiting for a worthy bearer. It was entrusted to Edward by King Pelleas for use in the Daein army's campaign against the Laguz Alliance, and he had his general Micaiah deliver it to Edward.[1]

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii caladbolg.png Swords Prf* 15 8 85 5 1 40 Cannot be sold 2 +8 luck when equipped.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
Is feh skill weapon.png Swords 11 1 400 -- Silver Sword -- Grants −1 special cooldown count.
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, grants +⁠([foe's attack at start of combat × 25%] − 4; maximum: 14; minimum: 5) each to attack, speed, defense, and resistance, neutralizes effects that reduce user's special cooldown charge, reduces percentage of foe's non-special "reduce damage by X%" effects by 50%; and grants −1 special cooldown count to user before foe's first attack during combat.
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, foe deals −⁠(16 when foe's attack triggers foe's special; 8 otherwise) damage and user's next attack deals +⁠(total damage reduced) damage during combat.

Locations

Radiant Dawn

Treasure Part 3: Chapter 6, base conversation "Edward"

Heroes

Method Data

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Caladbolg is present as a skill on one of Edward's cards in Fire Emblem Cipher: B05-057R Cheerful Swordmaster, Edward. It is a Level S Skill which becomes permanently active if Edward is in a stack of 4 or more cards. When active, Edward receives a +10 attack boost on top of the attack boosts gained from his other two skills.

Notably, Caladbolg's appearance on this card is its first appearance in Japanese Fire Emblem material.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn
A weapon given to the Dawn Brigade by Pelleas in
reward for their service. For Edward only.
--
Heroes
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).

At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants
Atk/Spd/Def/Res+X to unit (X = 25% of foe's
Atk at start of combat, - 4; max 14; min 5),
neutralizes effects that inflict "Special
cooldown charge -X" on unit, reduces the
percentage of foe's non-Special "reduce
damage by X%" skills by 50% (excluding area-
of-effect Specials), and grants Special
cooldown count-1 to unit before foe's
first attack during combat. At start of combat,
if unit's HP ≥ 25%, reduces damage from foe's
attacks by Y during combat (when foe's attack
triggers foe's Special, Y = 16; when foe's attack
does not trigger foe's Special, Y = 8; excluding
area-of-effect Specials), and unit's next attack
deals damage = total damage reduced from
foe's first attack (by any source, including
other skills). Resets at end of combat.
奥義が発動しやすい(発動カウント-1)

戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら、
戦闘中、攻撃、速さ、守備、魔防が、
戦闘開始時の敵の攻撃の25%-4だけ増加
(最大14、最低5)、
自身の奥義発動カウント変動量-を無効、
敵の奥義以外のスキルによる
「ダメージを◯◯%軽減」を半分無効
(無効にする数値は端数切捨て)
(範囲奥義を除く)、
敵の最初の攻撃前に自分の奥義発動カウント-1

戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら、
戦闘中、受けるダメージ-○
(〇は、敵の奥義による攻撃の時は16、
 そうでない時は8)
(範囲奥義を除く)、
最初に受けた攻撃で軽減した値を、
自身の次の攻撃のダメージに+
(その戦闘中のみ。
 軽減値はスキルによる軽減効果も含む)

Trivia

  • As with Lughnasadh and Tarvos, Caladbolg was created specifically for the international releases of Radiant Dawn, and is not present in any form in the Japanese version. They are the only items in the entire series to be added in localization in this way. Caladbolg was later reintroduced into Japanese Fire Emblem material by Cipher.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Caladbolg

From Caladbolg, the sword wielded by the hero Fergus mac Róich in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. The name of the sword is cognate to the Welsh Caledfwlch, known in English as Excalibur.

Japanese

カラドボルグ

Caladbolg

Spanish

Caladbolg

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French

Caladbolg

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German

Caladbolg

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Italian

Caladbolg

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Portuguese

Caladbolg

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Traditional Chinese

卡拉德伯爾加

Caladbolg

Gallery

References

  1. "Micaiah: Edward, I have something for you...
    Edward: Really? What is it?
    Micaiah: It's a gift from King Pelleas. One of Daein's national treasures, the blade Caladbolg.
    " — Micaiah and Edward, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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