The Shadow Sword is a Sword that debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This sword used to appear exclusively in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

In Gaiden, the Shadow Sword is very similar to the Devil Sword found in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, having a random chance to damage its wielder instead of their target whenever they land a blow. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia adds the Lifetaker skill to the Shadow Sword as a counterweight to this risky backfire effect.

In Thracia 776, the Shadow Sword is passed into Mareeta's hands by Raydrik, where the corrupted sword essentially takes control of her mind, compelling her to attack anyone at sight, be they friend or foe. The curse is later purged by Saias, whereupon the now-neutralized blade is returned to Mareeta, functioning as a unique weapon that is bound exclusively to her.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Darkness Sword

Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
13 70% 0% 1 5
Effect

May inflict damage upon the wielder. ( Calculation in % of activation: 21 - [Luck] ) Does not affect Dread Fighters

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Darknesssword.gif Darkness Sword

FE5 Sword Icon.png Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
FE5 Star.png* 60 11 70% 20% 1 6 1 -
Effect

Grants its wielder the ability to perform two consecutive hits; gives the Nihil skill.

*Mareeta only.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Echoes darkness sword icon.png Shadow Sword

Echoes sword weapon type icon.png Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
13 65% 0% 1 5
Effect

Luck -10
Teaches Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngHex Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngLifetaker

Forging
Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 50 +1
2 80 +1 +5
3 1 +1 +10 -2
Evolution
Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png New weapon
1 1 Echoes ilwoon icon.png Ilwoon
0 50 Echoes brave sword icon.png Brave Sword

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Shadow Sword

FEH Sword.png Sword

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

Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
If unit's HP ≥ 50% and unit initiates combat, unit can
make a follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Blake (Mila's Valley in Ch. 3) • Enemy Skeletons (0.098% chance)

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Mareeta (Renamed to Mareeta's Sword)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shadow Sword's design in Heroes is based on the Mareeta's Sword's appearance in it's official artwork. This is because both weapons are one and the same in Thracia 776.
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