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Shadow Sword

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"Darkness Sword" redirects here; for the unused skill in Genealogy of the Holy War, see Unused content in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War § Skills.
Shadow Sword

FESoV Shadow Sword concept.png
Concept artwork of the Shadow Sword from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


A cursed sword.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)

Mareeta

First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

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.[1]

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.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 sword.png Sword 13 5 70 0 1 -- -- -- Has a (21 - Luck)% chance of dealing damage to its wielder instead.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 shadow sword.png Swords Prf* 11 6 70 20 1 60 -- 1 Grants Nihil when equipped.
Strikes twice consecutively.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 shadow sword.png Swords 13 5 65 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 50 -- -10 luck when equipped.
Grants Hex and Lifetaker when equipped.

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(★)
Is 3ds03 shadow sword.png Swords 14 5 65 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 100 -- -10 luck when equipped.
Grants Hex and Lifetaker when equipped.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(★★)
Is 3ds03 shadow sword.png Swords 14 5 70 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 180 -- -10 luck when equipped.
Grants Hex and Lifetaker when equipped.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(★★★)
Is 3ds03 shadow sword.png Swords 14 3 75 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 180
Is 3ds03 gold mark.png 1
-- -10 luck when equipped.
Grants Hex and Lifetaker when equipped.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP -- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 50% and user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Heroes
(Refined: +Effect)
Is feh wpn shadow sword refined.png Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each during combat, and if user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Grants +3 HP.
If target has at least 75% HP at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each and neutralizes effects that would reduce user's special skill cooldown charge during combat, and if target's Speed is higher than their Defense, reduces target's Speed by -8; otherwise, reduces target's Defense by -8.
Heroes
(Refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Swords 5★ 18 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each during combat, and if user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(Refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each during combat, and if user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Grants +5 HP and +3 Speed.
Heroes
(Refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each during combat, and if user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Defense.
Heroes
(Refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, boosts user's Attack and Speed by +5 each during combat, and if user initiates combat, reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Resistance.

Locations

Gaiden

Dropped by Celica's party: Act 3, Valley Approach, enemy Blake • Any enemy Bonewalker (0.098% chance)

Thracia 776

Unavailable Wielded only by Mareeta as an enemy in Chapter 5; when she joins in Chapter 12, she instead has Mareeta's Sword.
Steal A glitch can be used to open the arena door in Chapter 5 without Mareeta leaving, allowing the Shadow Sword to be stolen.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Dropped by Celica's party: Act 3, Valley Approach, enemy Blake
Treasure Alm's party: Act 4, Fear Mountain Shrine, chest
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (3.65%), Medium pots (5.65%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (3.65%), Medium pots (5.65%)
Forging Brave Sword (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png50) • Compatible Rusted Swords (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png100)

Heroes

Units Mareeta: The Blade's Pawn

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Thracia 776 Is snes03 lock.pngMareeta, Is snes03 brave.png
High critical rate
Gives Nihil*
2回攻撃 みきり
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A cursed sword. 呪われた剣

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Shadow Sword

As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

English
(unofficial)

• Dark Sword
• Darkness Sword

• Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.

Japanese

暗黒の剣

Darkness Sword. Rendered in hiragana as あんこくのけん in Gaiden.

Spanish

Espada oscura

Dark sword

French

Épée d'ombre

Sword of shadow

German

Schattenschwert

Shadow Sword

Italian

Spada ombra

Shadow Sword

Dutch

Schaduwzwaard

Shadow Sword

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Espada sombria

Dark sword

Korean

암흑의 검

Simplified Chinese

黑暗之剑

Darkness sword

Traditional Chinese

黑暗之劍

Darkness sword

Gallery

See also

References

  1. "Note 2: Enemies and Demon Fighters [Dread Fighters] are immune to backfire" — VincentASM, Calculations, Serenesforest.net, Published: 2005, Retrieved: March, 14th, 2016
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