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


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[]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[]

Name Type

Darkness Sword


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

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

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[]

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 -

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

*Mareeta only.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

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

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

Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 50 +1
2 80 +1 +5
3 1 +1 +10 -2
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[]

Name Type

Shadow Sword

FEH Sword.png Sword

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

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[]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[]

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

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[]

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



  • 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.