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For the Jugdral character, see Lewyn.

“A lightning sword. Can be used to attack indirectly.”
—In-game description from New Mystery of the Emblem

The Levin Sword (サンダーソード, Sandā sōdo, lit. Thunder Sword), also known as Lightning Sword, is a magic sword that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. Unlike its other physical brethren, the Levin Sword inflicts magical damage, and can be used for both melee and ranged combat. The sword's various incarnations sees it inflicting magical damage only when used from afar, with the exception of Awakening, in which the wielder's Magic stat is always taken into account to determine his/her resultant damage output.

Weapon StatsEdit

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightEdit

Name Type

Thunder Sword

Sword

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
8 20 7 90% 0% 1~2 2 1,600
Effect

Cannot be wielded by Generals.

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

Name Type

Thunder Sword

Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
- 80% 0% 1~2 3
Effect

Always inflicts 15 points of damage. Lowered by Resistance.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Name Type

Thunder sword icon Thunder Sword

Sword

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
8 28 - 90% 0% 1~2 5 1,400
Effect

Always inflicts 10 points of damage.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Name Type

Levinsword Thunder Sword

FE4 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Rng Wt Worth
C 50 12* 70% 1~2 5 10,000
Effect

Casts the Elthunder spell when used from afar.

*Inflicts magical damage.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Name Type

FE5thundersword Thunder Sword

FE5 Sword Icon Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
B 40 9* 70% 0% 1~2 9 1 8,200
Effect

Increases its wielder's Skill by 5; Inflicts thunder-based damage when used from afar.

*Inflicts magical damage.

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

Name Type

Thunder Sword (TS) Thunder Sword

TS Sword Sword

WLv WHp Power Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
8 23 8 65% 0% 1-2 7 3,450
Effect

Inflicts magical damage.

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit

“A sword of lightning used to attack indirectly.”
—In-game description, Shadow Dragon

Name Type

Levinsword Levin Sword

FE12 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
C 20 6* 90% 0% 1~2 6 2 1,600
Effect

Inflicts magical-based damage.

*Employs Magic for attacks.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Name Type

Levinsword Levin Sword

FE12 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
C 20 10 90% 0% 1-2 2 1,600
Effect

Inflicts magical (thunder) damage.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

Name Type

Levin Sword FE13 Icon Levin Sword

SwordIconFE13 Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
C 25 10 80% 0% 1-2  ? 1,600
Effect

Inflicts magical damage based on the Magic stat of its user.

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Name Type

FE14Sword Levin Sword

FE14 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avoid Rng WEx Worth
C 11 80% 0% -20% 1-2  ? 3,300
Effect

Magic weapon.
Cannot inflict critical hits.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Name Type

Echoes lightning sword icon Lightning Sword

Echoes sword weapon type icon Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
15 80% -10% 1-2 3
Effect

CEV -1, Ignores user's Atk
Teaches Echoes Sword Skill icon Transmute, Echoes Sword Skill icon Foudroyant, Echoes Sword Skill icon Thunderclap

Forging
Silver mark icon Golden mark icon Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 1 +1
2 30 1 +2 +5 -1
3 50 1 +4 +10 -1

Item LocationsEdit

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightEdit

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Hero (Ch. 16) • Enemy Dragon Knight (Ch. 25)
Treasure Ch. 10 - Chest
Shops Ch. 17

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

Method Location
Treasure Ch. 1 (South Fort)

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Method Location
Dropped Book 1: Enemy Hero (Ch. 13)
Book 2: Dahl (Ch. 7)
Treasure Book 1: Ch. 8 - Chest

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Method Location
Dropped Jacoban (Ch. 3)
Vendor Ch. 8

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Mercenary (Ch. 24)
Inventory Fred
Steal Fred (Ch. 10) • Fred (Ch. 11)

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

Method Location
Dropped M13
Visit M17 - Village
Treasure M8

Fire Emblem: Shadow DragonEdit

Method Location
Dropped Kannival (Ch. 8) • Enemy Hero (Ch. 25)
Treasure Ch. 10 - Chest
Armories Ch. 18Ch. 24

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Method Location
Dropped Dahl (Ch. 7)
Inventories MaliceBeck

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

Method Location
Dropped Gangrel (Ch. 11) • Ch. 25
Inventory Gangrel
Treasure Para. 10 - Chest
Armoury Garden of Giants
Merchants Border WastesMila TreeValm CastleGreat GateMila Shrine RuinsMercenary FortressLaw's EndManor of Lost Souls
SpotPass NinoLynHectorEliwoodSotheNavarreMaliceKatarinaLeif
Renown Obtain 270 Renown points to obtain this item; Only one may be acquired per save game file.

Fire Emblem Fates Edit

Method Location
Armory Nohr Armory Level 2 (one only)
Nohr Armory Level 3 (two only)

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

The Levin Sword is a weapon that Robin can use in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, appearing in their smash attacks and aerials (except neutral aerial). Alluding to Weapon Durability, the Levin Sword can only be used for a certain amount of hits before it breaks. Once their Levin Sword breaks, Robin will use the standard Bronze Sword in place of those attacks until either a new levin sword respawns or they are KO'd. Its indirect attack properties are represented by Robin's Smash Attacks having extended range due to magic jolts while it's equipped, allowing Robin to use them even when they're a short distance away from the opponent without as much risk of being hit (a property known in the Super Smash Bros. community as a "disjoint").

It is once again used by Robin for their warrior special in Fire Emblem Warriors.

EtymologyEdit

Levin is an archaic noun that means "lightning and thunderbolts".

TriviaEdit

  • In Awakening, there is a glitch that does not show a character's cut-in when a critical is performed, like with the Bolt Axe and Shockstick.
    • In Awakening, the Levin Sword and Bolt Axe normally use only their ranged attack animation, even if the unit engages in direct combat with an enemy. However if one checks their unit while they are equipped with a Levin Sword or Bolt Axe, that unit will be shown using it for melee attacks. This appears to have been fixed by the time Fates was released, in which all units perform melee strikes with all magic weapons in direct combat.
    • It is unknown whether or not the cut-in glitch was also able to be fixed by the release of Fates, as all three weapons were made incapable of performing critical hits to account for their infinite durability in that game, though the former issue may have also been a contributing factor to this change in the weapons' function.
  • In Smash, Robin can be shown holding two Levin Swords, but only if he catches a used up Levin Sword, and waiting for a fresh one to replace the Bronze Sword.
  • The Levin Sword isn't the only lightning infused sword; however, it was the first to ever come to fruition. Its successors in the series came in the forms of Eckesachs and Raijinto. Unlike the Levin Sword, both Eckesachs and Raijinto are star ranked, whereas the Levin Sword is usually only a C-Rank weapon.
    • In addition to this, both legendary weapons deal Strength-based damage rather than Magic – making them substantially less effective than the Levin Sword against units such as Great Knights or Wyvern Lords.
      • The relationship between the Bolt Axe and Armads is also similar, though once again the latter differs in relying exclusively on the strength stat and is either the highest ranked-axe or star ranked—effectively making the connection between the two almost entirely aesthetic.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, when infusing any sword-based character with the zap element, the blade of the sword takes on a very similar design to that of the Levin Sword's (possibly as a reference or homage to said sword).

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