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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 Swords D 6 11 85 0 1 18 1,260 1 Deals bonus damage to mounted units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba zanbato.png Swords D 6 11 85 0 1 18 1,260 1 Deals bonus damage to mounted units.
Path of Radiance Is gcn longsword.png Swords D 6 15 85 0 1 18 1,260 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gcn horse 01.png knight 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 Swords 5★ 10 -- -- -- 1 -- 200 SP -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Heroes
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Swords 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 Swords 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- 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 Swords 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- Deals bonus damage to Is feh cavalry.png cavalry units.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Swords 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- 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 Swords 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- 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 Swords 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- 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 SwordCaladbolgDurandalEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLands SwordLibérationLight 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 Allied SwordArmorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBellringerBrave SwordCake CutterCarrot CudgelCoral SaberFiresweep SwordFlame GunbaiFlorid CaneGeishunGuard SwordHeart's BladeInstant SwordKadomatsuMelee BouquetNinja KatanaPetal ParasolPledged BladeRein SwordRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeSpirited SwordSteadfast SwordUnbound BladeUp-Front BladeVulture BladeWinter RapierWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAncient RagnellArcane ÉljúðnirArden's BladeAscending BladeAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBlade of RenaisBlade of ShadowBull BladeCarnage AmatsuChaos RagnellConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordCrimson BladesDark GreatswordDivine TyrfingDragonbindDurandalEckesachs • Falchion (Archanean/YlisseanValentian) • Feather SwordFlower of EaseFólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerGurgurantHallowed TyrfingHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaHolytide TyrfingJubliant BladeLadybladeLaevateinLaid-Back BladeLands SwordLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLight BrandLioness BladeLyngheiðrMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRagnell·AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeRegal SunshadeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordShamshirSharp War SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSoleil's ShineSolitary BladeSpendy ScimitarStalwart SwordSturdy War SwordSword BreidablikThunderbrandTyrfingVassal's BladeVenin EdgeVirtuous TyrfingWanderer BladeWarrior's SwordWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst
Weapons in Fire Emblem Warriors
Swords Acceleration SwordAmped SwordArmorbane SwordArmorslayerAxebane SwordBolster SwordBowbane SwordBrave SwordBronze SwordChrom's Training SwordClawbane SwordConduit SwordDragonbane SwordElite SwordEnlironFacinnaFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • Gencross SwordGenpeer SwordHero SwordIron SwordLady SwordLancebane SwordLancereaverLegendary SwordMissiletainnOlivia's BladeRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSilver SwordSol KattiSpirit KatanaStatflip SwordSteel SwordSwordbane SwordTomebane SwordWing ClipperWo DaoWyrmslayerYatoZanbato
Lances Acceleration LanceAmped LanceArmorbane LanceAxebane LanceAxereaverBlessed LanceBolster LanceBowbane LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceClawbane LanceConduit LanceCordelia's LanceDragonbane LanceDragonpikeElite LanceFlycatcherGencross LanceGenpeer LanceHeavy SpearHero LanceHinoka's SpearHorseslayerIron LanceLancebane LanceLegendary LanceOboro's SpearSilver LanceStatflip LanceSteel LanceSwordbane LanceTomebane LanceWing Spear
Axes Acceleration AxeAmped AxeArmorbane AxeAxebane AxeBlessed AxeBolster AxeBowbane AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeCamilla's AxeClawbane AxeConduit AxeDragon AxeDragonbane AxeElite AxeFrederick's AxeGencross AxeGenpeer AxeHalberdHammerHauteclereHero AxeIron AxeLancebane AxeLegendary AxeLissa's AxeSilver AxeStatflip AxeSteel AxeSwordbane AxeSwordreaverTomebane AxeVolant Axe
Bows Acceleration BowAmped BowAnna's BowArmorbane BowAxebane BowBlessed BowBolster BowBowbane BowBrave BowBronze BowClawbane BowCleave BowConduit BowDragonbane BowDragonkiller BowElite BowFujin YumiGencross BowGenpeer BowHero BowHunter's BowIron BowLancebane BowLegendary BowNiles's BowSilver BowSpellbane YumiStatflip BowSteel BowSwordbane BowTomebane Bow
Tomes Acceleration TomeAmped TomeArmorbane TomeAuraAxebane TomeBlessed TomeBolster TomeBowbane TomeBrave TomeBronze TomeBrynhildrClawbane TomeConduit TomeCondragon TomeDragonbane TomeElite TomeGencross TomeGenpeer TomeGrima's TruthHero TomeIago's TomeImhulluIron TomeLancebane TomeLegendary TomeMoonlightPiercing TomeSilver TomeStatflip TomeSteel TomeSwordbane TomeTharja's HexThoronTomebane TomeUnsaddler TomeWingbane Tome
Stones AccelerationstoneAmpedstoneArmorbanestoneAxebanestoneBlessedstoneBolsterstoneBowbanestoneBravestoneBronzestoneClawbanestoneDivinestoneDragonbanestoneElitestoneGencrossstoneGenpeerstoneHerostoneIronbanestoneIronstoneLancebanestoneLegendarystonePiked DragonstoneRisestoneSilverstoneStatflipstoneSteelstoneSwordbanestoneTiki's TearTomebanestoneUndragonstone
Claws and breaths Blessed ClawBrave ClawBronze ClawDragonbane ClawExpirationHero ClawIron ClawPolearm's ClawSilver ClawSteel ClawTenacious ClawWeighted Claw