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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 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.

Stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba runesword fe06.png GBARankSword.gif A 12 11 60 0 1-2 15 3,300 1 Restores (damage dealt) HP to the user.
The Blazing Blade Is gba runesword.png GBARankSword.gif A 12 11 65 0 1-2 15 3,300 1 Targets the foe's resistance.
Restores (damage dealt) HP to the user.
Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic.
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 the foe's resistance.
Restores (damage dealt) HP to the user.
Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic.
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 (damage dealt) HP to the user.
Counts as light magic under the Trinity of Magic.
Cannot trigger offensive 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 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.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade Restores HP on impact.* 間接攻撃も可能な闇魔法の剣
The Blazing Blade Imbued with dark magic. 間接攻撃も可能な闇魔法の剣
The Sacred Stones Imbued with dark magic. 間接攻撃も可能な闇魔法の剣
Path of Radiance A magic sword that restores HP to the wielder in the amount of half of the damage it inflicts. ??

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 Runic sword
French Epée runique Runic sword
German Runenschwert Rune sword
Italian Spada runica Runic 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 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 BladeBlessed SwordBlutgangBragi 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
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDurandalEmblem BladeIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandLongswordMani KattiPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSol KattiSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceEmblem LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePoison LanceRex HastaShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel Lance
Axes ArmadsBasilikosBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeEmblem AxeHalberdHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawkWolf Beil
Bows Brave BowEmblem BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowRienflecheShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AuraAureolaDivineLightningLucePurgeShine
Dark EclipseEreshkigalFenrirFluxGespenstLunaNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Breath Flametongue
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Swords ArmorslayerAudhulmaBrave SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordShadowkillerShamshirSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWyrmslayerZanbato
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceBright LanceDragonspearHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceReginleifShort SpearSiegmundSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceToxin LanceVidofnir
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeGarmHalberdHammerHand AxeHatchetIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawk
Bows Beacon BowBrave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowNidhoggShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrThunder
Light AuraDivineIvaldiLightningPurgeShine
Dark Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEclipseEvil EyeFenrirFluxGleipnirLunaNaglfarNosferatuShadowshotStone
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealLatonaMendNightmarePhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Other Crimson EyeDemon SurgeDragonstoneFetid ClawFiery FangHellfangLethal TalonNightmarePoison ClawRavagerRotten ClawShadowshotSharp ClawWretched Air
Unused Weapons AircaliburStone Shard
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Swords AlonditeAmitiArmorslayerBrave SwordGurgurantIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaguzslayerLongswordRagnellRegal SwordRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSonic SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTrainerVague KattiVenin Edge
Lances Brave LanceFlame LanceHeavy SpearIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceKnight KillerLaguz LanceShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Bolt AxeBrave AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLaguz AxePoleaxPractice AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowDouble BowIron BowKiller BowLaguz BowLongbowRolf's BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire BolganoneElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardElwindTornadoVortexWind
Light LightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShine
Knives DaggerKnifeStiletto
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClaw
Staves Ashera StaffFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchWard
Unused Weapons BerserkBright BowDevil AxeRexcaliburRexflameUnlockUrvanWarp