In the Nibelungenlied, Siegfried's sword is called Balmung; in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, it is called Nothung. It is a particularly large Greatsword.
Appearance in Aria of Sorrow EditThe Balmung can be considered a "supersized" version of Gram. It is the largest sword in the game by far (larger than Soma). It is not precisely swung but rather "summoned" directly in front of Soma. It has an attack of an even +100. It is by no means the most powerful sword in the game though, as there are several "overhead" swords that are more powerful than it, the next most powerful being the Final Sword. It is also not quite as powerful as the other main dragon-slaying sword Ascalon, though it is much larger.
This sword is one of the rewards found in The Arena. It is at the end of the "middle" hallway by the elevator shaft. This nasty hallway consists of spikes and conveyor belts and is infested with Medusa Heads, Erinys, and Arc Demons. Once you reach the end of the room, you have to jump over a slamming spiked trap to claim your prize, then re-enter the hallway and attempt to survive it again and rush to the nearest save point. This sword may come in very handy in the battle with the giant Balore though.
Appearance in Dawn of Sorrow Edit
The Balmung in Dawn of Sorrow is quite a bit different from the one in Aria of Sorrow. It is a standard Great Sword and can be created by evolving an Ascalon by sacrifing a Gergoth soul. This may be a painful sacrifice, since the Gergoth's soul can only be gained once in a game and its continuous energy beam can be very useful. But since the Gergoth Soul only has one level, it only makes sense to create a Balmung once you've acquired a second one in Hard Mode. This will allow several even more powerful great swords to be created in Hard Mode. Adding a Final Guard soul will evolve it into a Final Sword, which can later be evolved into the king great sword, Claimh Solais. The evolution chain for creating a Balmung is Claymore -> Falchion -> Great Sword -> Durandal -> Dainslef -> Ascalon -> Balmung. Creating one from scratch involves purchasing a Claymore at Hammer's Shop, and adding a Warg, Great Armor, Valkyrie, Lilith, Draghignazzo, and a Gergoth soul. It's special move is a standard dash attack.
|Item Data: Balmung|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Legendary sword of the dragon slayers.|| Weapon|
| Attrib: Sword|| ATK +100|
| Find: The Arena|
|A demonic dragon-slaying sword|| Great Sword|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +94|
| Find: Yoko's Shop|
Create: Ascalon + Gergoth Soul
| Effect: Overhead Dash|
Evolve: + Final Guard Soul >> Final Sword
|Demonic dragon-slaying sword.|| Greatsword|
| #hands: 2|| ATK +48|
| Rarity: ****|
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