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{{WeaponInfobox
 
{{WeaponInfobox
|image = [[File:Ragnell (FE13 Artwork).png|100px]]
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|caption = Concept artwork of '''Ragnell''' from ''Awakening''.
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|title = Ragnell
 
|title = Ragnell
 
|firstseen = [[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]
 
|firstseen = [[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]
 
|type = [[Sword]]
 
|type = [[Sword]]
 
|rank = Prf
 
|rank = Prf
|uses = Infinite/25}}
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|uses = Infinite (''FE9, 10, & 14'')<Br>25 (''FE13'')}}
   
'''Ragnell''' (ラグネル ''Raguneru'') is the personal [[Sword]] of [[Ike]], and originates from the [[Tellius Series]] of ''[[Fire Emblem (series)|Fire Emblem]]''. The sword also appears in ''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]'' as a weapon primarily wielded by [[Priam]], a self-claimed descendant of Ike. It also appears in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]'', locked in the Ike [[amiibo]]'s inventory. Statistically similar to its sister blade, [[Alondite]], the main differences between the two are appearance and the fact that Ike is the only one who can wield Ragnell, while Alondite does not have a character lock after leaving the [[Black Knight (character)|Black Knight's]] possession.
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'''Ragnell''' (ラグネル ''Raguneru'') is the personal [[Sword]] of [[Ike]], and originates from the [[Tellius Series]] of ''[[Fire Emblem (series)|Fire Emblem]]''. The sword also appears in ''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]'' as a weapon primarily wielded by [[Priam]], a self-claimed descendant of Ike. It also appears in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]'', locked in the Ike [[amiibo]]'s inventory. Statistically similar to its sibling blade, [[Alondite]], the main differences between the two are appearance and the fact that Ike is the only one who can wield Ragnell, while Alondite does not have a character lock after leaving the [[Black Knight (character)|Black Knight's]] possession.
   
Ragnell boasts high values in both [[Might]] and [[Hit%|Hit Rate]], meaning it is both a damage dealing and accurate weapon for Ike. The sword is also able to be used at range. This attribute is especially useful in ''Path of Radiance'', giving Ike a ranged attack option despite solely wielding swords, which are generally only melee range. In ''Path of Radiance'' the Ragnell also negates [[critical hit]]s, except for those caused by the [[Wrath]] skill.
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Ragnell boasts high values in both [[Might]] and [[Hit%|Hit Rate]], meaning it is both a damage dealing and accurate weapon for Ike. The sword is also able to be used at range. This attribute is especially useful in ''Path of Radiance'', giving Ike a ranged attack option despite solely wielding swords, which are generally only melee range. In ''Path of Radiance,'' the Ragnell also negates [[critical hit|critical hits]], except for those caused by the [[Wrath]] skill.
   
 
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In the events of ''Path of Radiance'', Ragnell is first introduced in [[Shades of Evil|Chapter 7]], where the [[Black Knight (character)|Black Knight]], prior to engaging his former instructor, [[Greil]], in a duel, offers him the blade, citing a desire to witness him at his full strength. In response, Greil casts aside the blade in favor of [[Urvan]], an axe, a choice that ultimately proves to be fatal, as he is defeated and mortally wounded by the Black Knight's well-placed thrust of the Alondite through his stomach.
 
In the events of ''Path of Radiance'', Ragnell is first introduced in [[Shades of Evil|Chapter 7]], where the [[Black Knight (character)|Black Knight]], prior to engaging his former instructor, [[Greil]], in a duel, offers him the blade, citing a desire to witness him at his full strength. In response, Greil casts aside the blade in favor of [[Urvan]], an axe, a choice that ultimately proves to be fatal, as he is defeated and mortally wounded by the Black Knight's well-placed thrust of the Alondite through his stomach.
   
Ike takes Ragnell into his possession afterwords, as he later draws it in his confrontation with the Black Knight in the second segment of [[Moment of Fate|Chapter 27]], ultimately emerging triumphant from the battle. He then continues to wield the blade as his principal weapon of choice until he succeeds in retaking [[Castle Crimea]] from [[Ashnard]]'s clutches, whereupon he, by virtue of it being a national treasure of [[Begnion]], passes it into the hands of Apostle [[Sanaki]].
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Ike takes Ragnell into his possession afterwards, as he later draws it in his confrontation with the Black Knight in the second segment of [[Moment of Fate|Chapter 27]], ultimately emerging triumphant from the battle. He then continues to wield the blade as his principal weapon of choice until he succeeds in retaking [[Castle Crimea]] from [[Ashnard]]'s clutches, whereupon he, by virtue of it being a national treasure of [[Begnion]], passes it into the hands of Apostle [[Sanaki]].
   
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
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===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
A weaker, although still potent, Ragnell appears in ''Awakening''. Making its first formal appearance in [[The Radiant Hero|Paralogue 23]], this version of Ragnell is wielded by a [[Hero]] named [[Priam]], claiming to be the descendant of Ike. The ensuing skirmish that he wages with [[Chrom]]'s troops sees him primarily wielding the blade as his weapon of choice, one that enhances the formidable nature of his battle prowess.
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After the events of the Tellius series, it is implied that Ike or a descendant departed from Tellius through an [[Outrealm Gate]] and wound up in either [[Jugdral]] or [[Valm]] in an undisclosed point in the past. The Hero had apparently taken Ragnell with him during his journey and was passed down through his lineage. Ragnell endured continuous wear over the years, losing its pristine appearance in both the blade and the hilt. While the blade can still be used for indirect attacks, it no longer has the ability to launch shockwaves and is thrown at the enemy instead. Both of these suggest that its time away from Tellius as well as the passage of time has caused the blade to lose its blessing.
   
In ''Awakening'' Ragnell shows clear wear, the blade itself being cracked and pale. This along with its limited durability implies that the blessing is gone. When used at range, Ragnell is simply thrown, rather than launching shockwaves as it did in the Tellius series. Additionally, any unit can now wield Ragnell. Ragnell can also be randomly obtained from a chest in [[Infinite Regalia|Xenologue 15]].
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Making its first formal appearance in [[The Radiant Hero|Paralogue 23]], this version of Ragnell is wielded by a [[Hero (class)|Hero]] named [[Priam]], claiming to be the descendant of Ike. The ensuing skirmish that he wages with [[Chrom]]'s troops sees him primarily wielding the blade as his weapon of choice, one that enhances the formidable nature of his battle prowess.
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Additionally, any unit can now wield Ragnell. Ragnell can also be randomly obtained from a chest in [[Infinite Regalia|Xenologue 15]].
   
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
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|2
 
|2
 
| -
 
| -
|[[Ike]] only; Negates non-[[Wrath]] criticals*. Confers a bonus of [[Defense]]+5 to its wielder.
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|[[Ike]] only; Negates non-[[Wrath]] criticals*. Confers a bonus of [[Defense (stat)|Defense]]+5 to its wielder.
 
}}
 
}}
 
''*''Only in ''Path of Radiance''.
 
''*''Only in ''Path of Radiance''.
 
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
 
{{WeaponStat
 
{{WeaponStat
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|?
 
|?
 
| -
 
| -
|Bestows a bonus of [[Defense]]+5 to its wielder.
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|Bestows a bonus of [[Defense (stat)|Defense]]+5 to its wielder.
 
}}
 
}}
 
''*''-Infinite usage on Enemy Priam in [[The Radiant Hero|Paralogue 23]].
 
''*''-Infinite usage on Enemy Priam in [[The Radiant Hero|Paralogue 23]].
 
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
 
{{WeaponStat
 
{{WeaponStat
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|0
 
|0
 
|Locked to Ike. Defense +3, ability to double attack -3.
 
|Locked to Ike. Defense +3, ability to double attack -3.
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}}
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===''[[Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]''===
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{{WeaponStat
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|game=fe15
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|[[File:Echoes ragnell icon.png]] Ragnell
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|{{Weapon|15|Sword}} Sword
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|0
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|90%
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|0
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|1
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|0
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|[[Ike]]'s default weapon.
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}}
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{{WeaponStat
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|game = feh
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|Ragnell
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|{{Weapon|feh|sword}} [[Sword]]
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|16
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|1
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|400
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|✯✯✯✯✯
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|Enables counterattack regardless of distance<br>if Ike is attacked.
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|[[Moment of Fate|Ch. 27-2]] - Prior to the start of the battle that Ike wages with the Black Knight in Castle Nados.
 
|[[Moment of Fate|Ch. 27-2]] - Prior to the start of the battle that Ike wages with the Black Knight in Castle Nados.
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
 
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|'''Part 3:''' [[Just Cause|Ch. 11]] - During the interim before the player is granted access to the Camp menu.
 
|'''Part 3:''' [[Just Cause|Ch. 11]] - During the interim before the player is granted access to the Camp menu.
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
 
{{ObjectLocation}}
 
{{ObjectLocation}}
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|[[Infinite Regalia|Xeno. 15]] - Random from [[Chest]].
 
|[[Infinite Regalia|Xeno. 15]] - Random from [[Chest]].
 
|}
 
|}
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===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]'' & ''[[Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]''===
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
 
 
{{ObjectLocation}}
 
{{ObjectLocation}}
 
|Inventory
 
|Inventory
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==Non-Canon Appearances==
 
==Non-Canon Appearances==
 
===Super Smash Bros. Series===
 
===Super Smash Bros. Series===
Ragnell is wielded by [[Ike]] in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' and ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U]]''. In Brawl, the blade could produce red colored flames, while in Smash 4, it produces blue flames.
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Ragnell is wielded by [[Ike]] in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U]]'', and ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''. In ''Brawl'', the blade could produce red colored flames, while in ''Smash 4'', it produces blue flames. In ''Ultimate'', Ragnell's flames can now travel forward in a shockwave-like attack.
   
 
===[[Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.]]===
 
===[[Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.]]===
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
In Arthurian legend, Dame Ragnell (or Ragnelle) was a hideously ugly woman whom Sir [[Greil|Gawain]] was forced to marry, the result of her knowing the answer to the riddle "What do women most desire?". To this end, the riddle was one that was particularly vital to Gawain, because someone had challenged King Arthur to solve the riddle, compelling Gawain to be honour-bound to discovering the answer for his liege. In accordance to the latter version of the tale, in return for marrying Gawain, Ragnell divulged the riddle's answer to the King, where she revealed that what women wanted most is their own way. On the night of the wedding, Ragnell revealed that she was a young woman under a spell, and presented Gawain with two choices: Either she became old and ugly at night and beautiful during the day, or vice versa. Gawain, remembering the answer to the riddle, ceded the authority of selecting amongst the choices to Ragnell. This essentially broke the spell, allowing Ragnell to revert to her original beautiful form. [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/ragnell.htm] This is a reinterpretation of Chaucer's "The Wife of [[Bath]]'s Tale" from "The Canterbury Tales". In "The Wife of Bath's Tale", however, the knight who seeks the riddle is not Sir Gawain, though he is a member of Arthur's court. He is forced to seek an answer to the riddle by Queen Guinevere after he has raped a woman. If he fails to answer the riddle, King Arthur vows to put the knight to death.
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In Arthurian legend, Dame Ragnell (or Ragnelle) was a hideously ugly woman whom Sir [[Greil|Gawain]] was forced to marry, the result of her knowing the answer to the riddle "What do women most desire?". To this end, the riddle was one that was particularly vital to Gawain, because someone had challenged King Arthur to solve the riddle, compelling Gawain to be honour-bound to discovering the answer for his liege. In accordance to the latter version of the tale, in return for marrying Gawain, Ragnell divulged the riddle's answer to the King, where she revealed that what women wanted most is their own way. On the night of the wedding, Ragnell revealed that she was a young woman under a spell, and presented Gawain with two choices: Either she became old and ugly at night and beautiful during the day, or vice versa. Gawain, remembering the answer to the riddle, ceded the authority of selecting amongst the choices to Ragnell. This essentially broke the spell, allowing Ragnell to revert to her original beautiful form. [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/ragnell.htm] This is a reinterpretation of Chaucer's "The Wife of [[Barthe]]'s Tale" from "The Canterbury Tales". In "The Wife of Barthe's Tale", however, the knight who seeks the riddle is not Sir Gawain, though he is a member of Arthur's court. He is forced to seek an answer to the riddle by Queen Guinevere after he has raped a woman. If he fails to answer the riddle, King Arthur vows to put the knight to death.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Ragnell in ''Radiant Dawn'' is, so far, the only weapon in the series to give its user unique map model that is not shared with any other weapon. (Specifically it shows Ike wielding Ragnell, rather than his normal sword)
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*Ragnell in ''Radiant Dawn'' is, so far, the only weapon in the series to give its user a unique map model that is not shared with any other weapon. (Specifically it shows Ike wielding Ragnell, rather than his normal sword)
 
*Ragnell is also wielded by an enemy Paladin in wave 2 of the secret battles of Castle Apotheosis.
 
*Ragnell is also wielded by an enemy Paladin in wave 2 of the secret battles of Castle Apotheosis.
*Although Ragnell is meant to represent its ''Radiant Dawn'' incarnation in ''Fates'', its in-game model features it as aged and cracked like it was in ''Awakening''. The same is true with its weaker counterpart, [[Ike's Backup]]. This is likely to be an oversight on the part of the game's development team.
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*Although Ragnell is meant to represent its ''Radiant Dawn'' incarnation in ''Fates'', its in-game model reuses the aged and cracked version from ''Awakening''. The same is true with its weaker counterpart, [[Ike's Backup]]. This is likely to be an oversight on the part of the game's development team.
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*In ''Heroes'', Ragnell has the [[Distant Counter]] skill built into it, referencing the 1-2 range it had in its home entries. Unlike in both games however, Ragnell can only make ranged counterattacks on defense.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:Ragnell.jpg|Official artwork of Ragnell from the [[Tellius Series]].
 
File:Ragnell.jpg|Official artwork of Ragnell from the [[Tellius Series]].
File:Ragnell_concept.png|Concept artwork of Ragnell from ''Path of Radiance''.
 
 
File:Ike.jpg|Official artwork from ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', where Ike is featured wielding Ragnell.
 
File:Ike.jpg|Official artwork from ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', where Ike is featured wielding Ragnell.
 
File:Ragnell (FE9).png|Ike wielding Ragnell in ''Path of Radiance''.
 
File:Ragnell (FE9).png|Ike wielding Ragnell in ''Path of Radiance''.
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File:FE10 Vanguard (Ike).png|Ike wielding Ragnell in ''Radiant Dawn''.
 
File:FE10 Vanguard (Ike).png|Ike wielding Ragnell in ''Radiant Dawn''.
 
File:Ragnell (FE13).png|[[Ike]] wielding Ragnell in ''Awakening''.
 
File:Ragnell (FE13).png|[[Ike]] wielding Ragnell in ''Awakening''.
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File:FEH Ragnell.png|In-game model of Ragnell in ''Heroes''.
 
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Ragnell (ラグネル Raguneru) is the personal Sword of Ike, and originates from the Tellius Series of Fire Emblem. The sword also appears in Fire Emblem Awakening as a weapon primarily wielded by Priam, a self-claimed descendant of Ike. It also appears in Fire Emblem Fates, locked in the Ike amiibo's inventory. Statistically similar to its sibling blade, Alondite, the main differences between the two are appearance and the fact that Ike is the only one who can wield Ragnell, while Alondite does not have a character lock after leaving the Black Knight's possession.

Ragnell boasts high values in both Might and Hit Rate, meaning it is both a damage dealing and accurate weapon for Ike. The sword is also able to be used at range. This attribute is especially useful in Path of Radiance, giving Ike a ranged attack option despite solely wielding swords, which are generally only melee range. In Path of Radiance, the Ragnell also negates critical hits, except for those caused by the Wrath skill.

Profile

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Ragnell is, alongside its sister sword, Alondite, blessed by the goddess Ashera, and was originally wielded by the first Apostle, Altina, to vanquish Yune. Taking on the appearance of a large golden sword with a black hilt, the blessings of Ashera renders it unbreakable.

In the events of Path of Radiance, Ragnell is first introduced in Chapter 7, where the Black Knight, prior to engaging his former instructor, Greil, in a duel, offers him the blade, citing a desire to witness him at his full strength. In response, Greil casts aside the blade in favor of Urvan, an axe, a choice that ultimately proves to be fatal, as he is defeated and mortally wounded by the Black Knight's well-placed thrust of the Alondite through his stomach.

Ike takes Ragnell into his possession afterwards, as he later draws it in his confrontation with the Black Knight in the second segment of Chapter 27, ultimately emerging triumphant from the battle. He then continues to wield the blade as his principal weapon of choice until he succeeds in retaking Castle Crimea from Ashnard's clutches, whereupon he, by virtue of it being a national treasure of Begnion, passes it into the hands of Apostle Sanaki.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Ragnell resurfaces in Chapter 11 of the third segment of Radiant Dawn, where, upon appointing Ike as the overarching commander of the newly-formed Apostle's Army, Sanaki bequeathes the sword to him, passing it off as a form of down payment. As she does so, she reveals that she had, prior to escaping from the treacherous plot hatched by the senators, lifted Ragnell from its resting place. With the sword in hand, Ike later wields it in the final showdown that he wages against Zelgius in the second Rebirth chapter. Ike emerges as the victor of the battle, and as he prepares to vacate the area, both Ragnell and Alondite, driven tip-first into the ground in front of Zelgius' lifeless body, glow in unison. On Yune's urging, Ike picks up Alondite, and depending on whether certain criteria have been fulfilled, the repressed memory of Ike and Mist witnessing the death of their mother at Greil's hands is triggered.

Ragnell plays one last prominent role in the final Rebirth chapter, where it is imbued with Yune's power of chaos, allowing Ike to land the finishing blow on Ashera.

Fire Emblem Awakening

After the events of the Tellius series, it is implied that Ike or a descendant departed from Tellius through an Outrealm Gate and wound up in either Jugdral or Valm in an undisclosed point in the past. The Hero had apparently taken Ragnell with him during his journey and was passed down through his lineage. Ragnell endured continuous wear over the years, losing its pristine appearance in both the blade and the hilt. While the blade can still be used for indirect attacks, it no longer has the ability to launch shockwaves and is thrown at the enemy instead. Both of these suggest that its time away from Tellius as well as the passage of time has caused the blade to lose its blessing.

Making its first formal appearance in Paralogue 23, this version of Ragnell is wielded by a Hero named Priam, claiming to be the descendant of Ike. The ensuing skirmish that he wages with Chrom's troops sees him primarily wielding the blade as his weapon of choice, one that enhances the formidable nature of his battle prowess.

Additionally, any unit can now wield Ragnell. Ragnell can also be randomly obtained from a chest in Xenologue 15.

Fire Emblem Fates

Ragnell appears as the signature weapon of an amiibo Ike. Like all other weapons of amiibo units, Ragnell can only be used by Ike and cannot be removed from his inventory. It retains its ability to attack from a distance. But unlike Awakening, Ragnell once again launches shockwaves like it did in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Name Type

Ragnell Ragnell

FE10 Sword Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
Prf Infinite 18 80% 5% 1-2 20 2 -
Effect

Ike only; Negates non-Wrath criticals*. Confers a bonus of Defense+5 to its wielder.

*Only in Path of Radiance.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Name Type

Ragnell. Ragnell

SwordIconFE13 Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A 25* 15 70% 0% 1-2  ? -
Effect

Bestows a bonus of Defense+5 to its wielder.

*-Infinite usage on Enemy Priam in Paralogue 23.

Fire Emblem Fates

Name Type

Ragnell

SwordIconFE13 Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
E Infinite 13 75% 0% -5 1-2  ? 0
Effect

Locked to Ike. Defense +3, ability to double attack -3.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Name Type

Echoes ragnell icon Ragnell

Echoes sword weapon type icon Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
0 90% 0 1 0
Effect

Ike's default weapon.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Name Type

Ragnell

FEH Sword Sword

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 ✯✯✯✯✯
Effect

Enables counterattack regardless of distance
if Ike is attacked.

Item Locations

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Method Location
Event Ch. 27-2 - Prior to the start of the battle that Ike wages with the Black Knight in Castle Nados.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Method Location
Event Part 3: Ch. 11 - During the interim before the player is granted access to the Camp menu.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Method Location
Inventory Priam
Treasure Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.

Fire Emblem Fates & Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Method Location
Inventory Ike amiibo (Bound)

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

Ragnell is wielded by Ike in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Brawl, the blade could produce red colored flames, while in Smash 4, it produces blue flames. In Ultimate, Ragnell's flames can now travel forward in a shockwave-like attack.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Ragnell appears in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and is wielded by Ike. Ragnell keeps its signature ability to launch shockwaves at distant enemies.

Etymology

In Arthurian legend, Dame Ragnell (or Ragnelle) was a hideously ugly woman whom Sir Gawain was forced to marry, the result of her knowing the answer to the riddle "What do women most desire?". To this end, the riddle was one that was particularly vital to Gawain, because someone had challenged King Arthur to solve the riddle, compelling Gawain to be honour-bound to discovering the answer for his liege. In accordance to the latter version of the tale, in return for marrying Gawain, Ragnell divulged the riddle's answer to the King, where she revealed that what women wanted most is their own way. On the night of the wedding, Ragnell revealed that she was a young woman under a spell, and presented Gawain with two choices: Either she became old and ugly at night and beautiful during the day, or vice versa. Gawain, remembering the answer to the riddle, ceded the authority of selecting amongst the choices to Ragnell. This essentially broke the spell, allowing Ragnell to revert to her original beautiful form. [1] This is a reinterpretation of Chaucer's "The Wife of Barthe's Tale" from "The Canterbury Tales". In "The Wife of Barthe's Tale", however, the knight who seeks the riddle is not Sir Gawain, though he is a member of Arthur's court. He is forced to seek an answer to the riddle by Queen Guinevere after he has raped a woman. If he fails to answer the riddle, King Arthur vows to put the knight to death.

Trivia

  • Ragnell in Radiant Dawn is, so far, the only weapon in the series to give its user a unique map model that is not shared with any other weapon. (Specifically it shows Ike wielding Ragnell, rather than his normal sword)
  • Ragnell is also wielded by an enemy Paladin in wave 2 of the secret battles of Castle Apotheosis.
  • Although Ragnell is meant to represent its Radiant Dawn incarnation in Fates, its in-game model reuses the aged and cracked version from Awakening. The same is true with its weaker counterpart, Ike's Backup. This is likely to be an oversight on the part of the game's development team.
  • In Heroes, Ragnell has the Distant Counter skill built into it, referencing the 1-2 range it had in its home entries. Unlike in both games however, Ragnell can only make ranged counterattacks on defense.

Gallery

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