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 StatsEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

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 776Edit

Name Type

Darknesssword Darkness Sword

FE5 Sword Icon Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
FE5 Star* 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 ValentiaEdit

Name Type

Echoes darkness sword icon Shadow Sword

Echoes sword weapon type icon Sword

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

Luck -10
Teaches Echoes Sword Skill iconHex Echoes Sword Skill iconLifetaker

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

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Name Type

Shadow Sword

FEH Sword Sword

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 FEH Star Rarity 5

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 LocationsEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

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

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

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.
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