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Ragnell

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Ragnell

FEA Ragnell.png
Concept artwork of Ragnell from Awakening.

Def +5. A timeless weapon.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Ragnell (Japanese: ラグネル Ragnell) is a regalia sword introduced in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It is one of the national treasures of the Begnion Empire, once wielded by the beorc heroine Altina alongside its sister blade Alondite. It was blessed by the Goddess of Order Ashera, granting it immense power and rendering it invulnerable. In addition to its sheer power, the blade can be used to sling powerful shockwaves to attack from afar.

History

Along with Alondite, the newly-blessed Ragnell was bestowed upon Altina of the Three Heroes of Tellius, for use in combating the Chaos Goddess Yune, in the antiquity of Tellius. Following Yune's imprisonment within the Fire Emblem, Ragnell and Alondite became national treasures of Begnion, the kingdom founded and first ruled by Altina.[1]

In the modern Tellius era, Ragnell was famously used on multiple occasions by the Radiant Hero, Ike. During the Mad King's War against Daein in Path of Radiance, Ragnell came into Ike's possession through the Black Knight, who attempted to have Ike's father Greil wield it in a duel. Following Greil's defeat and death, Ike took the sword with him, but refused to use it until his own duel against the Black Knight in Chapter 27. At the end of the War, Ike returned the blade to Sanaki, Begnion's empress.

Three years later in Radiant Dawn, Sanaki gave Ragnell back to Ike after naming him supreme commander of the combined armies of Crimea, Begnion, Gallia, and Phoenicis in the war against the Begnion faction controlled by Lekain. Later, when storming the Tower of Guidance, the blade was blessed by Yune for use against Ashera and her Disciples of Order; Ike used it in combination with Yune's power to perform the final blow to defeat Ashera.

Millennia later by the time of Fire Emblem Awakening, the sword had entered the possession of Ike's distant descendant Priam. By this point, it appears that Ashera and Yune's blessings upon the blade had begun to fade: it is noticeably duller in color, is riddled with numerous cracks from eons of use, is slightly weaker, is no longer impervious to wear and can no longer fire shockwaves.

Stats

Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn ragnell.png GCNRankSword.gif Prf* 18 20 80 5 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold 2 +5 defense when equipped. Negates non-Wrath critical hits. Negates the blessing on the Black Knight and Ashnard.
Radiant Dawn Is wii ragnell.png WiiRankSword.png Prf* 18 20 80 5 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold 2 +5 defense when equipped.
Must be used to deal the last blow to Ashera in the final battle against her.
Awakening Is 3ds ragnell.png 3DSRankSword.png A 15 -- 70 0 1-2 25 0 2 +5 defense when equipped. Cannot be forged.
Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png 3DSRankSword.png E* 13 -- 75 0 1-2 Infinite 0  ? +3 defense, -5 avoid, -3 double attack ability when equipped.
Cannot be traded.

Locations

Path of Radiance

Event Chapter 27, before the Black Knight duel.

Radiant Dawn

Event Part 3: Chapter 11, from Sanaki in the opening cutscene.

Awakening

Inventory Priam
Treasure Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.

Fates

Inventory amiibo interaction: Ike

Other appearances

Ike wielding Ragnell in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. series

Ragnell appears as Ike's weapon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, retaining its undamaged pre-Awakening design. Ike uses Ragnell for all of his moves, with the exception of the first two strikes of his neutral attack and his pummel and throws. Unlike Marth's Falchion or Roy's Binding Blade, Ragnell does not have a sweet spot, and every attack Ike makes with it is equally strong across all parts of the blade.

Like the Super Smash Bros. Melee portrayal of the Binding Blade, Super Smash Bros. depicts it as being imbued with fire powers which can be channeled by Ike in his Eruption move; when performing Eruption, the blade radiates red flames in Brawl, but in for 3DS and Wii U, these were replaced with blue flames which more faithfully depict events in Radiant Dawn.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Ragnell is Ike's main weapon in his guest appearance in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.. As in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, Ike can use it to sling shockwaves at foes over an impressive distance.[2] Even though each of its hits is very weak compared to other weapons, its range is immense and classed as among the best in the game. One use of Ragnell consumes four units of steam.

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Ragnell is present as a skill on two of Ike's cards in TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher): S05-001ST Brave Crimean General, Ike, and B03-001SR Brave General of the Blessed Blade, Ike. It is a Level S Skill which can be activated by the player if Ike is in a stack of 3 or more cards. For the cost of flipping one bond card, the player may activate Ragnell to increase Ike's range to 1-2 until the end of the turn. However, it can only be used if Ike is positioned in the player's Vanguard.

Trivia

  • Along with Amatsu, the Awakening version of Ragnell is one of the first ranged swords in the Fire Emblem series whose attack at 2 range does not involve slinging a beam of energy. Instead, it is physically thrown by its wielder to attack at long range.

Gallery

Non-canon

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Ragnell Likely from the 15th-century Arthurian play The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle; in this story, Ragnell (or Ragnelle) is a cursed maiden whom the titular Gawain is forced to marry.[3]
Japanese ラグネル
神剣ラグネル
• Officially romanized as Ragnell; as above.
• Divine Sword Ragnell. The item is called by this name in the gameplay of Fates.
Spanish Ragnell As above.
French Ragnell As above.
German Ragnell As above.
Italian Ragnell As above.

References

  1. "Sigrun: I'm sure you remember this blade. It is the holy sword Ragnell. Please take it.
    Ike: Are you sure about this? I returned it after the Mad King's War because you said it was one of Begnion's national treasures.
    Sanaki: Indeed. This sword was used by Empress Altina, the first apostle of Begnion, back in the early days of the empire. It was one of the two swords the empress used to fight the dark god. I can think of no better person to give it to.
    " - Sigrun, Ike and Sanaki, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. Nintendo Direct 1.14.2015, (YouTube video), Published: 14 January, 2015, Retrieved: 25 January, 2015
  3. The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle: Introduction, University of Rochester, Published: 1995, Retrieved: 29 January, 2015

See also

Swords
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Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordCaladbolgDarkness SwordDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttardFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantHoly SwordLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague Katti
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Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarn
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