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Sonic Sword

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Sonic Sword

Is gcn sonic sword.png
Icon of the Sonic Sword from Path of Radiance.

A sorcerous blade that uses magic, not strength, to attack.



First game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

The Sonic Sword (Japanese: ソニックソード Sonic Sword) is a sword appearing exclusively in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It is a magic sword that channels wind powers, and attacks using the Sonic Sword are fuelled by the unit's magic stat and target the foe's resistance, instead of strength and defense. As a wind elemental, it is very effective against airborne units.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn sonic sword.png GCNRankSword.gif B 10 9 70 0 1-2 25 5,500 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as wind magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as a sword under the weapon triangle. Deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.


Path of Radiance

Inventory Tanith

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Sonic Sword is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B03-006SR Holy-Hearted Valkyrie, Mist. It is a Level S Skill which becomes active if Mist is in a stack of 3 or more cards. When active, Mist's weapon type is changed from sword to tome and her range is increased to 1-2.


Ike attacking at range with the Sonic Sword as a Ranger in Path of Radiance (not possible in normal gameplay)
  • Via hacks, it is possible for Ike to wield the Sonic Sword as a Ranger in Path of Radiance. As shown in the screenshot pictured, Ike has a different animation when using a ranged sword attack as a Ranger instead of as a Lord. This cannot be seen in normal gameplay, as there are no 1-2 range swords that can be obtained prior to Chapter 18, in which Ike would have already been promoted to Lord before the start of the chapter.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sonic Sword --
Japanese ソニックソード Sonic Sword. Referred to as SONICBLADE in its internal file name.
Spanish Espada sónica Sonic sword
French Epée sonique Sonic sword
German Donnerschwert Thundersword
Italian Spada sonica Wind sword



See also

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 SwordWarrior'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 SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato