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Hey! Stupid question time! Please read all of the post before responding and answer with descriptive reasoning (none of those 'one word' response posts!) of your answer, even if you're just agreeing with someone else, so we can understand YOUR state of mind on the matter better! Also, please be sure to give a brief description of the history of the weapon that's in your mind for us who have foggy memories on that particular one. And remember it's all for fun ('till someone pokes their eye out...)!

What sword in all mythologies do you think was the most powerful?

Heh, there's been numerous swords that have been "the ultimate weapon" but each of them have had their flaws (even if it's really just the wielder's fault) that makes them still beatable. Excalibur grants invincibility, but when not in the owner's hand does not. Masamune, which is said to be able to cleave mountains in two, was still able to be broken into shards when dropped from that same mountain top (I'm going from Chrono Trigger myth for this one!). Even Soul Edge (heh sorry, I had to!), the sword that gained sentience and evil desires for destruction, met it's end from some adventurer's simple man-made blade (or blunt object, depending on who was played).

So, for a better description of what the question should be : "Which blade is the best?". It matters to YOU whether or not : durability is the big issue, magical power makes the blade, or overall 'kick-ass' is what matters in a weapon.

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Time:2004-08-08 08:56 am (UTC)
In my opinion the ultimate sword was the Kings Sword of Haste from the original Diablo. The Kings prefix means that the sword does 175% more damage and get 100% added to its chance to hit. So say you do 100 to 150 points of damage and have a dismal 50% chance to hit, the damage increases to 275 to 412.5 points of damage and your chance to hit doubles to 100%. Now that is really kick ass but better damage and higher accuracy is something granted by even the lowliest of magical swords. What makes this truly kick ass is the suffix of Haste means you skip attack frames 1, 2, 4, and 5. That may sound weak but picture this: you walk up to Diablo, the devil himself, long ago powerful enough to challenge God and now truly unstoppable and you just saunter up to him and in a flurry of blows that happen a million times in a blink of an eye he has been reduced to his base atoms. That is why I believe the Kings Sword of Haste is the ultimate weapon, it doesn't require skill to use because it gives you the necessary skill and then you can swing it so fast that nothing has even a chance to fire a neuron, much less actually take action.

Sincerely,
Steven
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animekid
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Time:2004-10-07 03:43 am (UTC)
Meh....King's Sword was a hacked item unfortunately =p
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bobdole183
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Time:2004-08-16 10:57 pm (UTC)
I forgot to put my answer down! Ahh well, I needed some extra time to think of an answer since there was two swords in my mind... The kick-ass sword that I decided on was Atma Weapon, from FF6.

Back story: Once, there were three gods who created and maintained the world in perfect balance, until one of the gods created man. Man had conscious thought and so could act on his own, breaking and creating at his will. The other gods, enraged by the break of balance, went to war and created tools to help them counter the human threat. The second god created Espers, beings infused with magical essence, who had free will and the understanding of the need for balance. The last god created only two things, both with the potential to be immensely powerful, with the same name. One was a monster with abilities to surpass all monsters (but it sorta Suxxored when the world eventually split and better monsters were created from the chaos that leaked) and the other was a sword. Both were Atma Weapon, but the sword had potential while the monster did not.

Stats for Atma Weapon: Atma Weapon is like any other sword, when first held, with a simple blade and the power to enhance the wielder substantially. However the sword itself has the ability to grow and develop with the wielder, drawing from the experiences of it's master to better serve it (AKA, if held when someone levels up it will too!). With the experiences of one master it would be a formidable weapon by the end of the adventure, but four members of your party have the capacity to wield it...

Why I like it: I liked this sword 'cause it's not a set variable, it has potential and acts almost like a party member without the whining! Also, the fact that this sword has more story behind it than others (the actual sword has the story, it's not because some guy who was famous was wielding it) is worthwhile to me!
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caesia
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Time:2005-02-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
Belgariad. Riva's sword. The Orb.

Drawbacks: can only be wielded by Belgarion and Riva's line.

Other than that, can do just about anything it feels like. And sings!
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ikoma_tanomori
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Time:2005-08-01 11:14 pm (UTC)
Technically, Excalibur's sheath is what granted invincibility. Even more technically, the boon granted was, "while ye hold yon sheath, ye shall lose no blood." Since blood was equated to life in celtic mythology, this meant that no matter the injury, it would heal. The sword itself (aka "Caladbolg" in the original celtic legend) was simply a super-powerful sword. It could be used to vanquish any opponent in a single blow, in the hands of the true king. However, although it was supposed to be unbreakable, it broke when Arthur used it selfishly to defeat Lancelot, though Lancelot was the greater warrior and more virtuous.

My vote for the strongest sword ever goes to Andúril (Sindarin for "Flame of the West") forged from the shards of Narsil (Sindarin for "Flame and White Light," referring to the sun and moon).

Narsil was Isildur's sword, inherited from his father Elendil in the heat of battle when it had been broken by Sauron. Even when broken by the superior power of the One Ring of Sauron, Narsil retained its unique magic; it was thus able to cut the One Ring from Sauron's finger, even as a broken hilt. Narsil was originally forged during the First Age by the Dwarf Telchar of Nogrod, making it a cousin to the blade Angrist, which cut a Silmaril (a gem containing the light from one of the trees bringing light and life to the land of the gods of Middle Earth) from the crown of Morgoth (an evil king who had stolen them).

Narsil was reforged in Rivendell as Andúril for Aragorn, the heir of Isildur. He carried the sword during his journey south as part of the Fellowship of the Ring, and it featured prominently at several points in the story, where it was sometimes referred to as the Sword that was Broken or The Sword Reforged. In the motion pictures directed by Peter Jackson, Narsil was not broken in two but in several parts (which were kept at Rivendell), and is not reforged into Andúril until the the third film, when Arwen persuades Elrond to have elven smiths reforge it from the shards and bring to Aragorn. In the books, he actually wears the broken blade and shows it to the Hobbits when they meet at the Prancing Pony in Bree, and its reforging prior to the departure of the Fellowship is a decisive move toward kingship. Aragorn holds a reverence for Andúril, Flame of the West, which is shown best in The Two Towers book, and is not shown in the film. When asked by Háma to disarm outside Meduseld, he is very reluctant, saying that normally he would give up his weapon "if I bore now any sword but Andúril" (The Two Towers, The King of the Golden Hall).

In the books, Andúril is described as flashing with fire as it strikes down foes, who are cut down in droves by Aragorn. The awesomeness of the sword is matched only by the one who wields it, and is shown in the fact that the sword was the main way Aragorn proved who he was.
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