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Runesword

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Runesword

FEPR Runesword concept.png
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.

Type

Sword

First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

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 fuelled 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 Game Boy Advance trilogy, and as light magic in Path of Radiance.

Stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba runesword.png GBARankSword.gif A 12 11 60 0 1-2 15 3,300 1 Targets enemy's defense. Restores HP equal to damage dealt to enemy. Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as a sword under the weapon triangle. Cannot inflict critical hits.
The Blazing Blade Is gba runesword.png GBARankSword.gif A 12 11 65 0 1-2 15 3,300 1 Targets enemy's resistance. Restores HP equal to damage dealt to enemy. Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as a sword under the weapon triangle. Cannot inflict critical hits.
The Sacred Stones Is gba runesword.png GBARankSword.gif A 12 11 65 0 1-2 15 3,300 1 Targets enemy's resistance. Restores HP equal to damage dealt to enemy. Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as a sword under the weapon triangle. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Path of Radiance Is gcn runesword.png GCNRankSword.gif A 15 19 65 0 1-2 15 7,200 2 Works as magical damage. Restores HP equal to damage dealt to enemy. Counts as light magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as a sword under the weapon triangle. Cannot trigger sword skills at 2 range.

Locations

The Binding Blade

Unobtainable Enemy only in the main story mode.
Inventory Narcian (Trial Map mode only)

The Blazing Blade

Dropped by Hector's Tale: Chapter 32x, enemy Swordmaster (Normal Mode only)
Treasure Hector's Tale: Chapter 32x, chest

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Orson (Creature Campaign only)
Dropped by Final Chapter, enemy Wight (reinforcement)
Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*
Treasure Chapter 19, chest

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 26, enemy Bertram

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Runesword is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: S05-004ST Healing War Maiden, 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.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Runesword --
Japanese ルーンソード Romanized as RUNESWORD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance.
Spanish Espada rúnica Rune sword
French Epée runique Rune sword
German Runenschwert Rune sword
Italian Spada runica Rune sword

Gallery

References

See also

Swords
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 SwordSwordTrainerTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLight BrandLightning SwordRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato