Nobody asked me, but there are many places on the web that list fantasy weapons. While that might be good enough for other sites, that won’t measure up here.
We want only the coolest, most smokin’, most amazing weapons of all time!
For this particular list, a weapon must meet certain criteria:
- Is it epic? On it’s own, would it be enough to vanquish whatever foe the hero would face?
- Is it truly unique? If you spotted it somewhere, you would instantly know what it was.
- Does it have it’s own story? Sure, great characters have them, but the ultimate fantasy weapon needs to have one as well.
- And the last criterion? It’s something I have to know about. (I’ll confess that I haven’t read every possible piece of fantasy fiction out there, so I might be missing something that might be a no-brainer to you — and if that’s the case, be sure to comment!)
So, without further ado, here are the top seven weapons of fantasy:
(7) Xena’s Chakram
Is Xena’s Chakram magic — or is it merely Xena’s amazing skill (and knack for physics) that make it so deadly? We’ve pondered that question before and came to the conclusion here.
What makes the weapon so impressive than it lands on our list? Please. If you’re asking this question, you’ve clearly never seen it in action. Suffice to say, the weapon is almost as legendary as its wielder — and that’s saying something!
(6) Aang’s Staff/Glider
On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be anything too interesting about Aang’s Staff Glider. Most times he uses the staff for help in his air-bending attacks, and has been shown to use it very well in close quarters combat.
When he needs to, he can activate the glider portion to make a quick getaway.
So what makes this item so special? Considering that it belongs to the last known Airbender to be alive, and the current Avatar, that makes it a one-of-a-kind.
(5) Medusa’s Head
An oldie but goodie from Clash of the Titans.
The head of the stone-turning Medusa stops everyone dead in their tracks, just so as long as they take a look at her. Hard to imagine anything much more powerful, and more more cool, than that.
(4) Elder Wand
As Ollivander said: “The wand chooses the wizard… it’s not always clear why.” While some are based in direct physical proportion to the wizard who commands the wand, some are inherently stronger than others.
As we have seen with Harry Potter, sometimes even the wand itself isn’t always going to be a perfect fit.
This Deathstick is pretty much the ultimate game-change in the Harry Potter universe. Whoever holds this can count on others coming after them for it!
(3) The Dagger of Time
This unique item arrives to us from the Prince of Persia franchise, but it’s not the blade itself that makes it so special. Imagine having the ability to go back in time just minutes before something catastrophic occurs. You’d be able to prevent whatever event took place that lead to that disaster in the first place.
Maybe you spoke to that serving wench the wrong way, or told the King how you really felt.
With the Dagger of Time in your possession, all of those worries are over. All you have to concern yourself about are all the people who know of it’s powers and would be continuously hunting you down to get it for themselves…
(2) Iocane powder
Now, the clever person would certainly have to have this deadly odorless and tasteless poison on their list, but you dear reader being clever would have already known this and therefore would already know that it would make the list.
As The Princess Bride’s Vizzini would say, to think otherwise is inconceivable!
Talk about a weapon with its own story! Arriving from the Lady of the Lake, Excalibur is (temporarily!) entrusted only to the rightful heir to the throne of England, to one who would unite the lands and bring back prosperity to the people. This sword united the warring factions and even got his master knighted in the process — and perhaps most impressively, it did it all without striking a single blow.
Have we left anything left off this list?
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