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Zanbato

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"Longsword" redirects here. It is not to be confused with the Long Sword in Thracia 776.

Zanbato

FEPR Longsword concept.png
Concept art of a Longsword from Tellius Recollection: Volume 1.


A sword designed to deal increased damage against units mounted on horseback.

Type

Sword

First game

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

The Longsword (Japanese: 長柄刀 Long-Hilted Sword) or Zanbato (Japanese: 斬馬刀 Horse-Cutting Sword) is a sword which was introduced in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. It is designed to fight units fighting on horseback, and is very effective against Cavaliers, Paladins, Troubadours, and similar classes. However, its length makes it very heavy and slows down its wielder significantly.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Blazing Blade Is gba longsword.png GBARankSword.gif D 6 11 85 0 1 18 1,260 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba horse.png mounted units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba longsword.png GBARankSword.gif D 6 11 85 0 1 18 1,260 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba horse.png mounted units.
Path of Radiance Is gcn longsword.png GCNRankSword.gif D 6 15 85 0 1 18 1,260 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gcn horse 01.png mounted units.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 10 -- -- -- 1 -- 200 SP -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Heroes
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 300 SP -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Effect)
Is feh wpn nullify bonus cavalry refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units. If the enemy is a cavalry unit, that enemy's bonuses (from skills such as Hone, Fortify, or Rally) are ignored during combat.
Grants +3 HP.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Grants +5 HP and +3 Speed.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Defense.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Resistance.
Warriors Swords E 12 -- -- -- -- -- 5,400 -- Deals bonus damage to mounted units.

Locations

The Blazing Blade

Dropped by Chapter 17E/18H, enemy Mercenary
Secret shop Chapter 23E/24H (both versions)

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 13A, enemy MercenaryChapter 13B, enemy Mercenary
Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*
Treasure Lagdou Ruins Floor 4, southwest chest*

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 19, enemy Myrmidon
Treasure Chapter 13, chest
Armory Chapters 1725

Heroes

Zanbato

Units Gray: Wry Comrade

Zanbato+

Units Gray: Wry Comrade

Warriors

Event Invisible Ties, clear Ally Rescue Lv. 8 Myrmidon with any rank

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade Effective against cavalry. 騎馬系に有効な剣
The Sacred Stones Effective against cavalry. 騎馬系に有効な剣
Path of Radiance A sword designed to deal increased damage against units mounted on horseback. 騎士と戦うためにつくられた剣
馬にのる騎士に特別な効果を持つ

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Longsword

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

Longsword

A longsword is a European blade distinguished by its sheer size, intended for two-handed use. This name is used in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.

Japanese

長柄刀

Long-hilted sword (specifically a single-edged sword/katana).

Spanish

Espada larga

Long sword.

French

Epée longue

Long sword.

German

Langschwert

Longsword.

Italian

Spada lunga

Long sword.

Zanbato

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

Zanbato

From the zanbatō, a large type of sword that is prevalent in Japanese fiction but has no known actual historical Japanese use. This name is used in The Sacred Stones, Heroes, and Warriors.

Japanese

斬馬刀

Horse-cutting sword (specifically a single-edged sword/katana); named in reference to the zanbatō.

Spanish

Zanbato

--

French

Zambato

Variant spelling of zanbatō.

German

Zanbato

--

Italian

Zanbato

--

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Zambato

Variant spelling of zanbatō.

Traditional Chinese

斬馬刀

Zanbato.

Gallery

References

  1. "Longswords work well against units on horseback, and Armorslayers help you mow down knights." — Anna, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

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 BladeLoptr 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 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 AxeFiendcleaverGarmHalberdHammerHand 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
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBellringerBrave SwordCake CutterCarrot CudgelFiresweep SwordGeishunGuard SwordHeart's BladeKadomatsuMelee BouquetNinja KatanaPetal ParasolPledged BladeRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeUnbound BladeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmatsuAmitiArden's BladeAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBlade of RenaisBlade of ShadowSword BreidablikBull BladeConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachs • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel) • Feather SwordFlower of EaseFólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerGurgurantHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaJubliant BladeLadybladeLaevateinLaid-Back BladeLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLight BrandLyngheiðrMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRagnell·AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordShamshirSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeStalwart SwordThunderbrandTyrfingVassal's BladeVenin EdgeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst
Swords in Warriors
Basic swords Brave SwordBronze SwordHero SwordIron SwordSilver SwordSteel Sword
Swords with secondary effects Acceleration SwordAmped SwordArmorbane SwordArmorslayerAxebane SwordBolster SwordBowbane SwordClawbane SwordConduit SwordDragonbane SwordElite SwordGencross SwordGenpeer SwordLancebane SwordLancereaverLegendary SwordSpirit KatanaStatflip SwordSwordbane SwordTomebane SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbato
Regalia and personal swords Chrom's Training SwordEnlironFacinnaFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • Lady SwordMissiletainnOlivia's BladeRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiWo DaoYato