|Concept art of a Runesword from Tellius Recollection: Volume 1.|
A magic sword that restores HP to the wielder in the amount of half of the damage it inflicts.
The Runesword (Japanese: ルーンソード Runesword) is a sword introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is a magic sword which casts the Nosferatu spell, draining the enemy's HP to heal the wielder, and it targets the enemy's resistance stat and, in Path of Radiance, is fueled by the wielder's magic. Like Nosferatu, the magic type which the Runesword counts as varies between appearances—it acts as dark magic in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones, and as light magic in Path of Radiance. In The Binding Blade, however, it is a physical weapon.
The Binding Blade
The Blazing Blade
The Sacred Stones
Path of Radiance
Fire Emblem Cipher
The Runesword is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: S05-004ST Healing Battle Princess, Mist. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 2 bond cards, modifies its user's weapon type from sword to tome, increases their range to 1-2, and gives them +10 attack power until the end of the turn.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Romanized as RUNESWORD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance.