Man at Arms: Sephiroth's Masamune

Video Man at Arms: Sephiroth's Masamune

January 14, 2014

Nodachi? No problem.

How to Forge "Sting" from "The Hobbit"

Video How to Forge "Sting" from "The Hobbit"

December 04, 2013

If you don't have your own metal shop, I recommend grave-robbing some elves.

Throne of Games

Picture Throne of Games

October 08, 2013

 You win, or you die, or you just hit "continue".

Guy Makes Link's Master Sword For Real

Video Guy Makes Link's Master Sword For Real

August 09, 2013

He's no Biggoron, but he's pretty good.

Building Cloud's Buster Sword

Video Building Cloud's Buster Sword

May 22, 2013

It'll come in handy in case Sephiroth ever shows up in real life.

Article The Dorklyst: The 10 Greatest Swords in Videogame History

January 27, 2011

Swords are not always the best weapon – guns have better distance, bombs do more damage, and I can never tell whether or not to pronounce the 'w.' But swords were always preferable, since they offered a nobler kind of combat: up close and personal, with the winner determined by skill and strength alone. Also, game developers got a lot less angry letters from parents when they didn't include guns, so that helped too. Here's our tribute to the greatest blades ever virtually-wielded…

10. Lilarcor (Baldur's Gate II)

Lilarcor is a special sword – not only does it talk (frequently, and mostly about fighting and its desire to kill as many things as possible and as soon as possible) – but it also has the soul of a man trapped within it. In this regard, Lilarcor is really more of a character than a weapon, although it serves both roles nicely. If only it could be used as a vehicle and house, it would be pretty much the only item you'd ever need.

9. Sora's Keyblade (Kingdom Hearts series)

Maybe it technically isn't a sword (that may have been a little too violent for a Disney game), but the Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts was unique and powerful enough to come pretty close to that definition. It's a giant key (one of those ones you can't make a copy of), wielded like a sword (except without a sharp edge), and it's effective at combining your childhood memories of Disney films with your adolescent memories of gender-confused Final Fantasy characters. Also, the Keyblade could lock or unlock any lock you came across – a magical world for some, a horrifying dystopia for locksmiths.

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