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Holy Sword (skill)

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Holy Sword

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Icon of the Holy Sword skill in Genealogy of the Holy War.



Genealogy of the Holy War

Holy Sword is a skill that has never made an official appearance in the Fire Emblem series--Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, the only time it appeared in a game's coding, had the Holy Sword skill go unused.

Holy Sword is a skill that can be activated both defensively and offensively. When triggered on an attack, it bolsters the user's attack by 20; and when triggered on an enemy's attack decreases incoming damage by 20 (minimum of 1 still applies). Based on its icon, it may have been intended to be one of the "sword skills" and thus have been restricted to the Myrmidon and Thief promotion lines as well as Dancers.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 holy sword.png When triggered on user's strike, increases attack by 20.

When triggered against an enemy's strike, decreases incoming damage by 20.

(Unknown)% -- Unused


Genealogy of the Holy War

Unused Only accessible via hacking


Functionally identical to the "Darkness Sword" skill, though it utilizes a different set of colors in its animation.

Etymology and other languages

In the original game, this skill has no name nor description.



Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword