The Long Sword is a type of European sword used during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, approximately 1250 to 1550. Longswords have lengthy cruciform hilts with grips over six inches (15.25 cm) in length, straight double-edged blades often over thirty-five inches (89 cm) in length, and weigh between 2 (0.9 kg) and 4.5 pounds (2 kg).
The longsword is commonly held in combat with both hands, though it may be used single-handed. Longswords are used for striking, cutting, and thrusting. The specific offensive purpose of an individual longsword is derived from its physical shape. All parts of the sword are used for offensive purposes, including the pommel and crossguard.
Contemporary terminology includes the Dutch grootzwaard, German Langschwert, Italian spadone and Portuguese montante. The French espée bastarde references the bastard sword, a type of longsword. The terms "hand-and-a-half sword", "greatsword", and "bastard sword" are used colloquially to refer to longswords in general.
Long Sword in CastlevaniaEdit
The Long Sword was first introduced in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and returned in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. In both games, it is the third level of Sword found, after the Short Sword and Cutlass, stronger and longer than either of those two.
Game Specific InformationEdit
The Long Sword is notable for being the only weapon that can be obtained by finding it directly in the castle, purchasing from Hammer's Shop, or through Synthesis. It thus earns its description of "A common type of sword".
The Long Sword is the second evolution of the Short Sword, with both evolutions causing the sword to become longer and stronger. The sword is created by fusing a Cutlass with a Corpseweed Soul. Further evolution of the sword yield legendary blades with a variety of shapes, sizes, and characteristics. Adding a Great Armor Soul evolves this blade to a demonic Fragarach. To create a Long Sword from scratch, you will need a Short Sword, Armor Knight, and Corpseweed Soul. The Corpseweed is first encountered in the Garden of Madness.
These souls, however, are not required to obtain a Long Sword. One can be found in the Dark Chapel after obtaining the Double Jump ability by defeating Malphas and absorbing his soul. If you already evolved your Long Sword and want another one (perhaps to further evolve into a type of sword you want to keep on hand), you can purchase one directly from Hammer's Shop. Keep in mind that you will be able to obtain a Fragarach once you reach the Pinnacle before you decide to buy a Long Sword for divergent evolutionary purposes. Buying multiple copies of the Long Sword late in the game however will make it easier to collect all of the sword types, if that is your goal.
As in Portrait of Ruin, the Long Sword is the third level of Sword, after the Short Sword and the Cutlass, with each "level" of sword being stronger and longer than the previous. This is the only weapon in the game that simulates the "fusion" mechanism from Portrait of Ruin. If you obtain this sword along with an Amanita and Moldy Bread, you can complete the "Poison vs. Poison" quest and Wind will give the player a poisonous Assassin Blade. Although it may appear as if he took the three items and combined them, you actually keep the all three items, including the Long Sword. This is good because this sword is only found in one place (far less common than in the previous game).
Obtaining this sword requires the ability to jump off of your partner's shoulder's. Once you've acquired the necessary Acrobat Cube following Dullahan's defeat in the City of Haze, backtrack and go to the first tall building (from the left) in between the third and fourth teleports and go as high as you can and you will find your Long Sword. You will not be able complete the "Poison vs. Poison" quest and obtain your Assassin Blade until you reach the Forest of Doom. The Moldy Bread is found in a room in the first building in that level and the Amanita can be found as a drop item of a Moldy Corpse found in that area.
|Item Data: Long Sword|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|A common type of sword|| Sword|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +26|
| Buy: $11,800 Find: Dark Chapel, Yoko's Shop, Hammer's Shop|
Create: Cutlass + Corpseweed Soul
| Effect: Standard lunge|
Evolve: + Great Armor Soul >> Fragarach
|A common long sword.|| Weapon (Sword)|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +29|
| Find: City of Haze|| Evolve: Assassin Blade ("Poison vs. Poison" quest reward)|
|A common type of sword.|| Sword|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +5|
| Rarity: *|
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