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This is a list of magical weapons from fiction and folklore. A magical weapon is one that is directly described as such in the work, or one that has obvious fantastic or supernatural qualities.

In folklore

Further information: List of mythological objects § Weapons

Arthurian legend

Chinese folklore

See also: Weapons and armor in Chinese mythology, legend, cultural symbology, and fiction

Some weapons in Chinese folklore do not, strictly speaking, have magical properties, but are forged with materials or methods that are unique in the context of the story.

Indian mythology

Islamic mythology

Irish mythology

Japanese folklore

Matter of France

Norse mythology

Spanish folklore

In novels

The works of J. R. R. Tolkien

See also: List of Middle-earth weapons and armour

The works of Michael Moorcock

In Dungeons & Dragons

In popular culture

See also


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  3. ^ Florus. Epitomae, II.
  4. ^ Nicolaou, Elena. "The Essential Guide To The Swords On "Game Of Thrones"". Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  5. ^ The Silmarillion, J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. ^ a b The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
  7. ^ Farmer Giles of Ham, J. R. R. Tolkien
  8. ^ Stomberg, Chris (17 June 2022). "The 7 Most Famous Magic Items In Dungeons & Dragons". TheGamer. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  9. ^ "Do You Need the Force to Use a Lightsaber? Can Anyone Use a Lightsaber?". 30 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Star Wars: The Complete History of the Darksaber". December 2020.