This article is about the series of weapons. For the weapon named "Sword" in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem Gaiden, see Iron Sword.

The Sword (剣, Ken/Tsurugi) is one of the five physical weapon types in the Fire Emblem series that comes in many different materials and variations (i.e. Iron, Steel, Silver, etc.) and can only be used by certain classes. In the weapon triangle, they have an advantage over the Axe and are at a disadvantage to the Lance (vice versa if using a Lancereaver), except in Fates where they are also have an advantage over the Bow and are at a disadvantage to the Hidden Weapon. They are bought from armories at varying prices.

Typically, most classes that specialize in swords have high Skill and Speed, matching the sword class in high accuracy and low weight. Every character of the Lord class in the Fire Emblem series can use swords, with Ephraim being an exception, and Hector only gaining the ability after promoting.

Swords are the lowest in terms of power in the weapon triangle, but have the highest speed and accuracy. Another disadvantage of swords lies in the fact that there are few ranged swords, and even those are rare and/or inaccurate. Most games have a variation of the type called Blades that are powerful, but heavy and inaccurate.

Certain swords are known for being imbued with magic that can be used at a distance as well as directly, such as the Levin Sword, Light Sword or Light Brand and Wind Sword. Unlike those swords, only the Runesword differs because it drains the targeted unit's HP, just like Nosferatu. Most personal weapons are swords as well, such as the Binding Blade, Ragnell and Rapier.

Light Magic can be considered the magic version of the sword, as it is the lowest in terms of power but the highest in terms of speed and accuracy.

In Fates, a new weapon is introduced as the Hoshidan counterpart of the standard swords used in Nohr, the Katana (刀 Katana lit. Sword). Tomes and Spells in general are an equivalent in the Weapon Triangle. Swords also come in two varieties; Nohrian Swords and Hoshidan Katana. While either type can be equipped by any class that wields swords, they come with certain general differences in their stats, with swords being stronger while katana are more accurate. Additionally, all Katanas increase an unit's Speed and decrease their Defense and Resistance by 1 upon being equipped.

Classes that use SwordsEdit

List of Special SwordsEdit