Fantasy fiction is full of incredible weapons as diverse as the stories and characters that wield them.
From enchanted swords to powerful wands, these weapons have captured the imagination of readers for decades.
In this post, you’ll discover the ten coolest weapons in fantasy fiction.
1. “Excalibur” from Arthurian legends.
The legendary sword of King Arthur, said to have been gifted to him by the Lady of the Lake. Excalibur is said to be unbreakable and gives its wielder immense power and prestige.
2. “The One Ring” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series.
This powerful ring grants its wearer immense power, but at a great cost. Not only does it corrupt the mind and soul of whoever possesses it, but it also attracts the attention of the dark lord Sauron, who will stop at nothing to reclaim it.
3. “The Lightbringer” from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
This legendary sword is said to be able to set its blade aflame, and is wielded by the legendary hero Azor Ahai. It is said to be the only weapon that can defeat the Others.
4. “Shardblades” from Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series.
Powerful swords made from Shardsteel, a type of magical metal that is said can cut through anything. They are wielded by the Knights Radiant, an ancient order of warriors who have bonded with spren and have gained access to magical abilities. Shardblades are not only powerful weapons, but they also have the ability to summon and dismiss them at will, making them incredibly versatile.
5. “The Black Sword” from Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion series.
This powerful sword is said to have been forged by the god-like being, Arioch, and is said to be able to cut through anything. It is wielded by the Eternal Champion in his battles against the forces of Chaos.
6. “Terminus Est” from Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun.
Terminus Est is the black iron sword wielded by Severian, a Journeyman of the Seekers for Truth and Penitence. It is said to be imbued with special powers and is a symbol of Severian’s role as an executioner.
7. “The Dawnbringer” from R.A. Salvatore’s The DemonWars Saga.
This powerful sword is said to be able to turn back the darkness and was wielded by the legendary hero, Elbryan Wyndon in his battles against the demon dactyl.
8. “The Elder Wand” from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
This wand is said to be unbeatable in duels and grants its wielder immense power. It is also said to have a cursed history, and has been passed down through the ages from powerful wizard to powerful wizard.
9. “The Sword of Shannara” from Terry Brook’s The Sword of Shannara trilogy.
The sword was said to be the only weapon that could defeat the Warlock Lord.
10. “Glamdring” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series.
This sword was forged by the Elven smiths of Gondolin, and is said to glow with a blue light when orcs are near. It was wielded by Gandalf in his battles against Sauron’s minions.