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“Imbued with dark magic.”
—In-game description, Rekka no Ken


“Imbued with dark magic.”
—In-game description, The Sacred Stones

The Runesword (ルーンソード, Rūn sōdo) is a Magic Sword that concurrently appears in multiple titles across the Fire Emblem Series, starting from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. A moderately powerful weapon that allows its wielder to attack foes from afar, this sword also comes with a Nosferatu effect, allowing for the ready absorption of HP with each successful strike of the blade. These strengths are, however, offset by the sword's low Accuracy, a fact that may render its unique HP sapping capabilities useless when it is wielded by a character with low Skill.

In the GBA titles, the Runesword's ranged damage output is determined by not just half of its wielder's Strength, but also the Trinity of Magic. When employed as a melee weapon, however, the physical Weapon Triangle is instead taken into consideration. The sword's incarnation in The Sacred Stones sees it factoring the selected enemy target's Resistance into the damage calculation, as opposed to it originally taking Defense into account.

In Path of Radiance, the Runesword's status as a magical weapon is finalized, as its damage output is completely determined by its wielder's Magic, instead of his/her Strength.

Weapon StatsEdit

Fire Emblem: Binding BladeEdit

Name Type

Runesword Runesword

Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 15 12 65% 0% 1-2 11 1 3,300
Effect

Drains opponent's HP to user, is a magic sword in ranged combat.

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesEdit

Name Type

Runesword Runesword

Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 15 12 65% 0% 1-2 11 1 3,300
Effect

Drains opponent's HP to user, is a magic sword in both melee and ranged combat.

Fire Emblem: Path of RadianceEdit

Name Type

FE9RuneSword Runesword

FE9 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 15 15 65% 0% 1-2 19 2 7,200
Effect

Drains HP from an enemy. Does light-based magical damage.

Item LocationsEdit

Fire Emblem: Binding BladeEdit

Method Location
Inventory Narshen

Fire Emblem: Rekka no KenEdit

Method Location
Dropped Hector's Story: Enemy Swordmaster (Ch. 32x)
Treasure Hector's Story: Ch. 32x - Chest

Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesEdit

Method Location
Dropped (random) Enemy Bonewalkers or Wights encountered in Skirmish, Tower of Valni, and Lagdou Ruins
Treasure Ch. 19 - Chest
Inventory Orson (Creature Campaign)

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