- Darkness Sword redirects here; Darkness Sword is also the name of an unused skill in Genealogy of the Holy War.
The Shadow Sword (Japanese: 暗黒の剣 Darkness Sword) is a unique sword present in Fire Emblem Gaiden, its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
In Gaiden, it functions identically to the Devil Sword of other games, having a chance to backfire and inflict damage upon its wielder based upon the wielder's Luck. This effect only applies to player units, enemy units have no chance to be damaged by the backfire damage. In Gaiden Dread Fighters are also immune to the backfire chance, be they enemy or ally.
In Thracia 776, it is a cursed blade forced upon Mareeta by Raydrik and Veld, forcing her to fight against her adoptive mother Eyvel; later, it is purified by Saias, freeing Mareeta and transforming the blade into Mareeta's Sword.
In the main Fire Emblem series
In other Fire Emblem series titles
||Other effects and notes
||Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).|
If user's HP is 50% or higher and initiates combat, user makes its follow-up strike before target counterattacks.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|• Dark Sword
• Darkness Sword
|• Used in the Gaiden fan translation.|
• Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.
||Darkness Sword. Rendered in hiragana as あんこくのけん in Gaiden.
||Sword of shadow
- ↑ "Note 2: Enemies and Demon Fighters are immune to backfire" — VincentASM, Calculations, Serenesforest.net, Published: 2005, Retrieved: March, 14th, 2016