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Durandal

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Durandal

FERK Durandal.png
Artwork of Durandal from The Blazing Blade.

Increases strength by 5 points.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Durandal (Japanese: デュランダル Durandal), also known as the Blazing Blade or sword of sacred fire (Japanese: 烈火の剣 Sword of Flame), is a regalia sword introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is one of the eight legendary weapons of Elibe, forged to combat dragons late in the Scouring, and was the chosen weapon of Roland the Little Hero of the Eight Legends.

History

At the height of the Scouring, Durandal was forged alongside the other Elibean legendary weapons, and was entrusted to Roland. Legend has it that after the war, Roland took the blade to his hometown, Ostia, and when he held it aloft, the scarred and barren war-torn land was suddenly rejuvenated with plants springing back to life.[1] At some point afterward, Roland sealed it away after the war in a lava cavern in the mountains of what would eventually become Ostia, under the vigilant watch of the lingering spirits of Georg and other warriors formerly in his service; as with all of the legendary weapons, it was then placed under a strong seal inhibiting its use by Bramimond.

980 years after the Scouring, at the persuasion of Athos, Bramimond released the seal on the legendary weapons to permit Eliwood, Hector and Lyn to use them to defeat Nergal. The group travelled to Durandal's resting place, where Eliwood conquered the guardian souls and Athos conferred with the soul of Roland, who allowed his distant descendant Eliwood to claim the sword. Immediately after leaving the cave, the group was beset upon by an Ice Dragon seemingly appearing out of nowhere; the blade guided Eliwood's body and used him to use it to slay the dragon, which as it died revealed itself to be Ninian. Severely shaken at having killed Ninian, Eliwood returned the blade to Athos for a while, feeling unable to wield it after his actions. Athos gave it back to him for the final fight with Nergal, and Eliwood used it in that fight and against a dragon summoned by Nergal. Afterward, Durandal was returned to its resting place in Ostia.

Twenty years later, after suppressing Legance's insurrection, Eliwood's son Roy was led to Durandal's cavern by Lilina, to claim the sword themselves before Bern's army could. The group arrived to find the cavern already claimed by a bandit group led by Henning which did not appear to be aware of Durandal's presence in the cave. Roy's group eliminated the bandit infestation and claimed Durandal for themselves, using it against Bern's forces and the War Dragons found therein in the Disturbance of Bern.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba durandal.png GBARankSword.gif S 17 12 90 0 1 20 Cannot be sold 1 +5 strength when equipped. Deals bonus damage to Is gba wyvern.png dragon units.
The Blazing Blade Is gba durandal.png GBARankSword.gif Prf* 17 16 90 0 1 20 Cannot be sold 1 +5 strength when equipped. Deals bonus damage to Is gba wyvern.png dragon units.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP -- Grants Atk+4 during combat if user initiates attack.
Heroes
(Blazing)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP -- Grants Attack +3 while equipped. If user's Attack is greater than target's Attack, accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point.
Click "Expand" to view Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE information

The Durandal appears as one of Itsuki Aoi's Carnages in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.

Carnage tmsfe durandal.png
Icon Is tmsfe sword.png
Attack 99
Skills Unity Cost
SIs tmsfe elec.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe elec.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Axe-Thunder
Life Aid
Resist Ice
Ziodyne
Null Elec
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Knight Force ×1
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Red Brigadine ×1
Is tmsfe prestige performa.png 4-Star Prestige ×3
Weaknesses and Resistances
Is tmsfe sword.png -- Is tmsfe lance.png Wk Is tmsfe axe.png Rs Is tmsfe bow.png -- Is tmsfe fire.png Wk
Is tmsfe ice.png Wk Is tmsfe elec.png Nu Is tmsfe force.png -- Is tmsfe spirit.png -- Is tmsfe body.png --
Boosts damage dealt by ElecElec attacks.

Locations

The Binding Blade

Event Chapter 8x, end of chapter

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Athos

Heroes

Durandal

Units Eliwood: Knight of Lycia

Blazing Durandal

Units Roy: Brave Lion
Forging Durandal (375 Arena Medals, 150 Divine Dew, 400 SP)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Durandal is present as a skill on one of Eliwood's cards in Fire Emblem Cipher: B07-002R+X Knight of Lycia, Eliwood. It gives Eliwood an effective bonus against dragons, adding +20 to his attack power when fighting dragon-type units.

Trivia

Ss fe07 0205 prototype durandal knight lord.gif
  • In Fire Emblem, the weapon's weight was increased, making it the heaviest sword in the game.
  • In the two prototype builds of Fire Emblem, Durandal featured a much shorter blade in Eliwood's battle animations featuring it. Lyn also had a unique battle animation wielding Durandal, although she is still locked out from using it and hacking is required to see it.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Durandal
• Blazing Durandal
• From Durendal, the powerful sword wielded by Roland of the Twelve Peers, in the Frankish epic La Chanson de Roland.[2]
• Used for the unlocked version in Heroes. Blazing is derived from "Blazing Blade", Durandal's title.
Japanese デュランダル
烈剣デュランダル
• Durandal
• Used for the unlocked version in Heroes. 烈剣 is a contraction of 烈火の剣 Sword of Raging Fire, Durandal's Japanese title.
Spanish Durandal As above.
French Durandal As above.
German Durandal As above.
Italian Durandal As above.

Gallery

References

  1. "They also say that after the war ended, Roland returned to his home of Ostia. He raised Durandal high above his head, and the earth scorched by the flames of war suddenly blossomed with life again." — Lilina, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. Twelve Peers, Timeless Myths, Published: June 6, 2006, Retrieved: January 29, 2015
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Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond the DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline