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Earth Sword

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Earth Sword

FESK Earth Sword.png
Artwork of the Earth Sword from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Nanna only. +Nosferatu.





First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The (Japanese: だいちの剣 Earth Sword) a sword introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is a magic sword which casts the Nosferatu spell, draining the health of the enemy to heal its wielder; when used at range, it is fuelled by the wielder's Magic and targets the enemy's Resistance. In Thracia 776, it is Nanna's personal weapon.


In the climax of the conflict between Agustria and its Grannvale occupation in Grann 759, the Earth Sword was entrusted as a final memento to Lachesis of Nordion by her elder brother, Eldigan, before he departed the battlefield to make his ill-fated attempt to dissuade Agustria's king Chagall from continuing the conflict; Lachesis's surprise and familiarity with the sword suggests it is a significant artefact in the Nordion family.[1] Following Lachesis's disappearance, it was inherited by her daughter, Nanna.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 earth sword.png C 12 5 70 -- 1-2 10 10,000 -- Works as magical damage at range. It recovers the user's HP equal to half the damage dealt to the enemy. Negates Pavise.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 earth sword.png Prf* 12 9 80 0 1-2 60 -- 1 Works as magical damage at range. It recovers the user's HP equal to half the damage dealt to the enemy.


Genealogy of the Holy War

Event First Generation: Chapter 3, Lachesis talks with Eldigan.
Item shop Chapter 9 *

Thracia 776

Inventory Nanna

Other appearances

Genealogy of the Holy War Ōsawa manga adaptation

As in the game, the Earth Sword was entrusted to Lachesis by Eldigan, as a final memento prior to his death. Distraught over Eldigan's demise, while in exile in Silesse Lachesis attempted suicide with it numerous times, with these efforts never working owing to it merely healing her again. In an effort to overcome her depression, Finn impaled himself on it while it was in her hands and reminded her of its symbolic meaning as a gift: that Eldigan wished for nothing more than for her to continue to live.[2] In this adaptation, the Earth Sword is the size of a knife.


  • The Earth Sword does not appear in Fire Emblem Heroes, as Lachesis is unable to wield swords in that game; however, it is referenced by one of her offensive staff skills, Absorb, which has the same effect as the Earth Sword of healing her by 50% of the total damage dealt.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Earth Sword Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
Japanese だいちの剣 Earth Sword



  1. "Lachesis: Isn't this the Earth Sword!? Eldigan, I can't take this from you!
    Eldigan: Lachesis, keep it as a memento from me... just in case. Now you be careful!
    " — Lachesis and Eldigan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Finn: If he didn't care, he... wouldn't have entrusted you with this sword. The other day, didn't you say...? That this Earth Sword can steal the life force of the person it pierces.
    Lachesis: That's right!! It's a worthless sword that I can't even use to take my own life!!
    Finn: You still don't get it? If you absorb the life of another person like this, you can live... By giving you this he was telling you he wanted you to survive.
    " — Finn and Lachesis, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Ōsawa manga)

See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordSword of ZoltanTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin EdgeWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Giant KatarIron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRidill*Royal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaArionAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralMunster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptr Church (BergrosenDeadlords) • Magi
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline