The Mani Katti (マーニ・カティ Māni Kati) is a highly versatile katana-like sword that hails from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Bound solely to Lyn, this sword is one that is substantially formidable, with its true power resting within its dynamic usefulness. Bearing a close semblance to the Rapier, the only marked difference that sets the two blades apart from each other is the fact that the Mani Katti boosts its wearer's Critical Hit chance by 20%, a percentage that is, for a sword of its durable ilk, startlingly high. To further add on to the sword's strengths, it is also one that is especially effective against both armored and horse-mounted units alike. The Mani Katti is the sister sword of the Sol Katti.
Interestingly enough, the in-game info states that the Mani Katti (along with the Wolf Beil and Rapier) is "Effective against Infantry", despite the fact that it is, in actuality, effective against all mounted and armoured units.
The Mani Katti is first introduced in Chapter 2 of The Blazing Blade, where the blade is initially kept in a small church in Sacae, waiting for its chosen wielder to arrive, protected by a priest. A band of Bandits, led by a Mercenary named Glass, later arrives and seizes the church, with Glass harbouring the intent of stealing the sword and using it in battle. However, the spirits of the sword prevented him from drawing it, enraging Glass and thereafter compelling him to vow to destroy the altar. It is at this point that Lyndis, Sain, and Kent arrives in the nick of time, and upon learning of the turmoil afflicting the church, proceeds to dispatch the bandits. After the battle, Lyndis is allowed to touch the sword as a sign of gratitude from the priest. The sword then reacts positively to her touch, a clear indication of it recognising her as its rightful owner, in turn allowing her to be able to draw it from its sheath. At the urging of the priest, Lyn claims the Mani Katti as her personal blade.
Lyn only; Bonus damage to horseback and armored units.
|Event||Ch. 2 - End of chapter.|
|Inventory||Lyn (Eliwood/Hector's Story)|