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Zanbato

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Longsword redirects here. As such, it is not to be confused with the Long Sword of Fire Emblem: 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 Longsword) or Zanbato (Japanese: 斬馬刀 Horseslayer 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 offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 10 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 200 SP -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Heroes
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 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 Infinite 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 Infinite 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 Infinite 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 Infinite 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 Infinite 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 -- E 12 -- -- -- -- Infinite 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

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Longsword
• Zanbato
• A longsword is a European blade distinguished by its sheer size, intended for two-handed use. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• From the zanbatō, a large type of sword that is prevalent in Japanese fiction but has no known actual historical Japanese use. This weapon is known by this name in The Sacred Stones, Heroes, and Warriors.
Japanese 長柄刀
斬馬刀
• Romanized as LONGSWORD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• Horseslayer Sword; named in reference to the zanbatō, as above. This weapon is known by this name in The Sacred Stones, Heroes, and Warriors.
Spanish • Espada larga
• Zanbato
• Long sword. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• As above. This weapon is known by this name only in The Sacred Stones.
French • Epée longue
• Zambato
• Long sword. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• Variant spelling of zanbatō, as above. This weapon is known by this name only in The Sacred Stones.
German • Langschwert
• Zanbato
• Longsword. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• As above. This weapon is known by this name only in The Sacred Stones.
Italian • Spada lunga
• Zanbato
• Long sword. This weapon is known by this name in The Blazing Blade and Path of Radiance.
• As above. This weapon is known by this name only in The Sacred Stones.

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 SwordSwordTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave 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
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBrave SwordCake CutterFiresweep SwordGeishunHeart's BladeKadomatsuPetal ParasolRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAudhulmaAyra's BladeBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBull BladeCreator SwordConjurer CuriosDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachsFalchion (AlmLucina) • FólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaLaevateinLight BrandMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeWhitewing 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