Agni's Flame is the fire sword of Agni, also known as Firebrand in the English version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Agni is the Hindu god of fire, who also appears as the demon Aguni in Dawn of Sorrow and is the source of Dario's powers.
Agni's Flame in CastlevaniaEdit
Game specific informationEdit
Firebrand is one of a series of swords with similar properties, three with names containing the suffix "-brand". These typically have around +25 ATT, an elemental ability, and a 5 MP quarter-circle "elemental burst" command move which grants an ATK bonus. The main members of this series are Thunderbrand (thunder element), Icebrand (ice element), Firebrand (fire element) and Holy Sword (Holy element, with +26 ATT and a weaker command move). Outliers in this group are Mormegil, a dark element sword with no elemental burst, and Gurthang, a blood-healing sword with no element, no MP cost for its command move, and an additional double damage boost during Dark Metamorphosis.
Firebrand is one of the three "-brand" swords which can be purchased from the Master Librarian once $10,000 have been accumulated, and it is also dropped by Lossoth in the Catacombs. Its base strength is in between the vanilla Luminus and Sword of Hador swords. It is identical in every way to the Icebrand and Thunderbrand, except that it deals fire damage. This immediately makes it one of the most useful "-brand" swords, since far more enemies are weak to fire than to thunder or ice, although it's still inferior to the Holy Sword in this regard. Its special attack is a fire burst that extends its reach, can damage enemies somewhat above it, and is nearly twice as powerful as a normal swing. This move costs 5 MP.
The Firebrand is far better than Mormegil and more useful than Thunderbrand or Icebrand, but inferior to Holy Sword and Gurthang. It is the only "-brand" sword which has a superior version, the mighty Marsil, which exceeds the Firebrand in every way.
The Firebrand, now "Agni's Flame", returns in Portrait of Ruin and acts much like Dawn of Sorrow's Laevatain. It also has its special "fire burst", which is now the blade's critical art, at the cost of 60 MP. Agni's Flame is dropped by the Flame Demon or bought from Vincent for $22,0000.
A good note to keep in mind is the multi-hitting capability which Agni's Flame possesses. As a result, effective damage per use may be twice the amount listed, without accounting for weaknesses/resistances. This, combined with the fast attack speed that swords possess, does make it quite a worthy weapon, easily surpassable only by the Stellar Sword or the Damascus Sword.
|Item Data: Agni's Flame|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Fire sword of Oberon|| Sword|
| Attrib: Cut, Fire|| ATT +25|| Buy: $10,000 (later) Drop: Lossoth|| Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Fire blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)|
|The flaming blade of Agni, the god of fire.|| Weapon (Sword)|
| Attrib: Slash, Fire|| ATK +40|
| Drop: Flame Demon|
|Fire sword of Oberon|| Main Hand (Sword)|
| Attrib: Fire Affinity +3|
| ATK +23|
Sell: 1S 80C
| Find: Long Library|| Special: Die in a Fire Set Bonus with Fire Shield for Fire Affinity +7|
|Flaming blade of the fire god Agni.|| Sword|
| Attrib: Fire|
| ATK +15|
| Rarity: **|
Drop: Fire Demon
- Interestingly, Richter can collect the Firebrand from a secret area prior to his battle with Dracula during the intro stage of Symphony of the Night. However, he is unable to use it and it is not placed in Alucard's inventory. It is unknown what purpose the secret items in the introductory stage are supposed to serve.
- In the English version of Symphony of the Night, the Firebrand is described as the Fire Sword of Oberon rather than Agni. Oberon, also Auberon, King of the Fairies, is most famous as a character in William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- "Tizona" is the name of the sword carried by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, "El Cid", which was used to fight the Moors in Spain according to the Cantar de Mio Cid. The name Tizón translates to burning stick, firebrand.
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