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Royal Sword

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For Ike's personal sword, see Regal Sword. For Lloyd's S-rank sword, see Regal Blade.

Royal Sword

FESoV Royal Sword.png
Artwork of the Royal Sword from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A sword presented as a gift from Rigel to Zofia.





First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

The Royal Sword (Japanese: 王家の剣 Royal Family's Sword) is a sword that was introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. It is the first of Alm's two personal weapons in Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the second being Falchion. Moderately powerful, very accurate, and with a respectable critical rate, Alm regains 5 HP each turn as long as he equips this sword. In Shadows of Valentia, it also teaches Alm his exclusive combat arts, Double Lion and Scendscale, as well as the more common Subdue.


The Royal Sword was a gift from the Rigelian Empire, given to the Zofian royal family at some time in the past as a symbol of friendship between the two nations. According to legends, only individuals who possess royal blood are able to use it, and to anyone else it is extremely heavy to the point of being impossible to lift.[1]

However, in the year 401 it was stolen by Desaix as he fled Zofia Castle following his defeat by the Deliverance.[2] Desaix took it to his fortress, and after he was defeated there as well, Alm, Tobin, and Lukas found the sword in its chest. After a failed attempt by Tobin to pick it up, Alm successfully lifted it with ease. At Lukas's advice, Alm adopted the blade as his own despite his misgivings about the legend and what it implied about him.[1]


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 sword.png Sword* 7 0 100 20 1 -- -- -- Restores 5 HP to the equipper at the beginning of their phase.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 royal sword.png FE15RankSword.png* 6 1 90 10 1 -- Cannot be traded in -- Grants Recovery when equipped.
Learned combat arts: Subdue (5SP), Double Lion (20SP), Scendscale (50SP)

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 royal sword.png FE15RankSword.png 7 1 90 10 1 -- Cannot be traded in -- Grants Recovery when equipped.
Learned combat arts: Subdue (5SP), Double Lion (20SP), Scendscale (50SP)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 royal sword.png FE15RankSword.png 8 1 95 10 1 -- Cannot be traded in -- Grants Recovery when equipped.
Learned combat arts: Subdue (5SP), Double Lion (20SP), Scendscale (50SP)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 royal sword.png FE15RankSword.png 10 1 100 15 1 -- Cannot be traded in -- Grants Recovery when equipped.
Learned combat arts: Subdue (5SP), Double Lion (20SP), Scendscale (50SP)

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 -- Boosts user's Speed by +3.
Accelerates cooldown for user's special skills by +1 per each of user's strikes if user is within two spaces of an ally.



Treasure Alm's party: Act 3, Desaix's Fortress, chest

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Examination Alm's party: Act 3, Desaix's Fortress War Room, elaborate chest


Units Celica: Warrior Priestess


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Royal Sword --
Japanese 王家の剣 Royal Family's Sword. In Gaiden, it is spelled entirely in hiragana as おうけのつるぎ.
Spanish Espada real Royal sword. This is the same name given to both the Regal Blade and Regal Sword in Spanish-language games.
French Épée royale Royal sword
German Königsschwert King's sword
Italian Spada regale Regal sword
Dutch Koningszwaard King's sword
Simplified Chinese 王族之剑 Royal Family's Sword
Traditional Chinese 王族之劍 Royal Family's Sword



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tobin: Whoa, look at this. Hey, Alm!
    Alm: You find something, Tobin?
    Tobin: I sure did. Feast your eyes on this baby! You think this is the treasure Desaix stole from Zofia Castle?
    Alm: certainly looks important. Should we open it?
    Tobin: Whooooooa! Check the sword! That is one impressive piece of hardware! I'm just gonna—
    Tobin: Hng...! Whu... Huh? This thing weighs a ton! It won't...budge...
    Lukas: This must be the Royal Sword of Zofia.
    Alm: What's that?
    Lukas: Long ago, Rigel presented this sword to Zofia as a symbol of friendship. It's a very special treasure—only one of royal blood can lift it.
    Alm: Hmm... Interesting. Here, Tobin—let me have a go at it.
    Tobin: You?! Pfft, please. If I can't lift it, there's no way that— Huh?!
    Alm: Sometimes I don't get you, Tobin. This thing's light as a feather. Was this all some kind of jape? Who put you up to this?
    Tobin: But...but it wasn't a jape! Zero japes! I thought my arms would snap just trying to lift it!
    Alm: Hmm. But that means...
    Lukas: By the gods... You can wield the Royal Sword! ...Hmm, what DOES that mean? Alm, are you...
    Alm: ...... O-oh, come on. It's just some legend. You don't actually BELIEVE it, right? I'm sure everyone can use this thing! Well, except Tobin. Look, I'm sure the Zofian royals made up a story to keep folks from nicking it.
    Lukas: ...Well, that didn't exactly work out now, did it? But perhaps you're right. Tales do have a habit of getting taller with time. Either way, it seems clear the blade belongs with you.
    Alm: Are you sure? I mean, we could have other people give it a shot.
    Lukas: It wouldn't work. You alone seem able to tame this legend. And we wouldn't want to see so fine a treasure wasted, would we? Take it.
    Alm: Well...all right...
    " — Tobin, Alm, and Lukas, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "That mongrel Desaix stole the royal sword when he turned tail and ran. The Rigelian imperial household gave us that sword as a sign of friendship. I don't know what use Desaix has for it. Oh, it's a powerful sword, and no lie... but only in the hands of the right wielder. And that wielder isn't him!" — A soldier in Zofia Castle, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

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's 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 Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Weapons in Fire Emblem Gaiden
Swords Blessed SwordBrave SwordFalchionLightning SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSword
Lances AstraBlessed LanceGradivusJavelinLanceLunaRidersbaneSilver LanceSolSteel Lance
Axes Axe
Bows Blessed BowBowSilver BowSteel Bow
Black Magic AuraDeathExcaliburFireMedusaMiasmaMireNosferatuOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeSeraphimThunder
White Magic ConjureExpelFortifyInvokePhysicRecoverWarp
Other Tentacle
Unused weapons Gaia
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map
Weapons in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Swords AstraBeloved ZofiaBlessed SwordBrave SwordFalchionGolden DaggerIlwoonIron SwordLadybladeLightning SwordMercuriusRapierRoyal SwordRusted SwordSeven SwordShadow SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordZweihänder
Lances Blessed LanceClair's LanceClive's LanceDuma's LanceEmperor LanceFernand's LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKriemhildLanceRhomphaiaRidersbaneRusted LanceSaunionSilver LanceSolSteel LanceTrainee's LanceVenin LanceWayward Lance
Axes AxeDevil AxeRusted AxeSplitting AxeVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBowIron BowKiller BowLongbowLunaMila's BowParthiaPython's BowRadiant BowRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Black Magic AuraDeathExcaliburFireMedusaMiasmaMireNosferatuOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeSeraphimThunder
White Magic AnewConjureEntrapExpelFortifyFreezeInvokeLemegetonPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceWardWarp
Other Bone SwordClawsClubExpirationFangsFire BreathNumbing ClawsScytheTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater Breath
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBellringerBrave SwordCake CutterCarrot CudgelFiresweep SwordGeishunGuard SwordHeart's BladeKadomatsuMelee BouquetPetal ParasolRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBull BladeConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachs • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel) • Feather SwordFlower of EaseFólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerGurgurantHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaJubliant BladeLaevateinLaid-Back BladeLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLight BrandMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRagnell•AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandStalwart SwordSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeVenin EdgeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst