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The Royal Sword (王家の剣, Ōke no Tsurugi lit. Sword of the Royal Family) is a special Sword that hails exclusively from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


This sword was a gift sent by the Kingdom of Rigel to Zofia as a means to strengthen the bilateral ties forged between both nations. This powerful sword was not meant to be wielded by everyone, and so to ensure this, a special enchantment was placed on the sword. Those who do not bear the blood of royalty will find that the blade is too heavy to wield, let alone even pick it off of the ground. To those who are worthy, the blade is incredibly light and powerful. After the fall of the Zofian royal family, General Desaix raided the castle and took the sword for himself. However, being unworthy to wield the blade, he instead locked it away.

After Desaix is killed by Alm and the Deliverance, Alm and Tobin find the Royal Sword in Desaix's Fortress. Tobin attempts to pick it up, but finds that it is too heavy for him to even lift it. Lukas then proceeds to explain the myth behind the sword to Alm. Alm, who effortlessly picks it up, believes that Tobin was jesting, though he vehemently denies it. Lukas is shocked by this fact and question the implications of this, but Alm dismisses it as an exaggeration of the myth. Lukas agrees to the possibility, but determines that Alm is the rightful wielder of the blade regardless.

The Royal Sword was lightly alluded to in Awakening as Alm's Blade.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Name Type

Royal Sword


Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
7 100% 20% 1 0

Alm only.
Restores the wielder's HP by 5 points every player turn.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Name Type

Echoes regal sword icon.png Royal Sword

Echoes sword weapon type icon.png Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
6 90% 10% 1 1

Alm only
Grants Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngRecovery
Teaches Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngSubdue,
Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngDouble Lion, Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngScendscale

Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 1 +1
2 50 1 +2 +5
3 150 1 +4 +10 +5

Fire Emblem Heroes

Name Type

Royal Sword

FEH Sword.png Sword

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Grants Spd+3. If unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants
unit Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack.
(Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Name Cost

Royal Sword

400 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 200Divine Dew.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +5 + 2
FEH WUp 2.png +5 + 3
FEH WUp 3.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 4.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 116.png HP +3. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat, and also, after combat, grants Special cooldown count-1 and restores 7 HP.
Grants Spd+3. If unit initiates combat or is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Special cooldown charge +1 to unit per unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)

Item Location

Method Location
Treasure Ch. 3 - Chest (Located in Desaix's Fortress on Alm's route)


  • It is never specified which royal bloodline is required to be able to wield the Royal Sword, so theoretically, it may be possible for those of Zofian royal blood to wield it. This could be possible due to the fact that Duma and Mila are siblings and therefore share similar blood.
    • This is reinforced by Celica's "Choose Your Legends" incarnation in Heroes, where she is wielding the Royal Sword.