Weapons

One fun part with the Soul games is the different weapons the characters can get through the game. So here's some information about Sophitia's swords and shields.

Original

Omega Sword & Elk Shield

The Omega Sword and Elk Shield are the short sword and small shield used by Sophitia.
Rothion, Sophitia's betrothed and swordsmith, forged both the sword and shield using sacred iron bequeathed from Hepaestus. With Sophitia's oracle in his thoughts, Rothion put his heart and soul into forging this sword and shield.
These weapons served to protect Sophitia from the malice of Soul Edge as well as to guide her during her quest. Whenever Sophitia used these weapons, Rothion was always alongside her spirit during her trials and tribulations.

Others

Swordbreaker

As its name implies, it was built to destroy opponents' weapons. It is generally used to catch and break an opponent's sword with the comb-shaped ridges, but it can also be used as a normal short sword.

Xi Sword and Game Shield

A holy sword and shield given to a Spartan knight, who once received a message from Hephaestus just as Sophitia did. He would later suffer a cursed fate, but the sword and shield retained their holy properties. However they also hold a curse, thus their power is unstable.

Owl Shield

Attributes:
1. Lower attack than normal.
2. Higher Defense than normal.
3. Your Horizontial Attacks are harder to Break with Vertical Attacks.

A holy shield said to have been forged by Hephaestus himself. One theory holds that it is a physical incarnation of the gods themselves and that it can only be handled by those who can hear the words of the gods.

Blue Crystal Rod and Blue Line Shield

Attributes:
1. Lower attack power than normal.
2. Recovers Health.
3. Defense increases during Soul Charge.

According to legend, this rod and shield were blessed by the goddess Ishtar and used to defeat a demon that ravaged ancient Babylonia. The truth of the legend is unknown, but these artifacts to indeed possess a power that protects the bearer from evil and brings hope even in the darkest of times.

Fire Blade

Attributes:
1. Longer reach than normal.
2. Higher attack power than normal.
3. A portion of the damage dealt is reflected back.

A magic sword that is said to unleash burning heat in response to its wielder's emotion. There are also stories of the sword occasionally bursting into flame, searing the hand of the unfortunate warrior who wielded it.

Gladius

Attributes:
1. Harder to Break Horizontial Attacks with your Vertical Attacks.
2. Speed increases during Soul Charge.

A military weapon used in ancient Rome that later became the standard for all Western swords. The name 'Gladius' means 'sword' in Latin. As a result of the very simple and easy to use design, this weapon is suited for extremely agile attacks.

Synval

Attributes:
1. Longer reach than normal.
2. Lower defense than normal.
3. Attacks become counters.

A spirit sword that warns its wielder of danger by emitting a wind-like sound. It was foretold to bring calamity to the land and was sunk to the bottom of a fountain for a long time, but its blade remains as sharp as ever. It is believed to have once been part of a set that included matching armor. Thus, the sword by itself is not suited for defensive use.

Soul Edge (Complete)

A legendary weapon! Wield it to discover its true powers!
An evil blade with a reputation for devouring souls. This weapon is also known to be a shape-shifter - which form it takes depends on its current owner. The forms it has taken are legendary, as are the souls of the renowned warriors it has consumed. Only those with great mental discipline can retain their will while wielding this weapon. It sips not only the life of those it wounds, but also drinks the soul of the one who wields it.

Orichalcum

A legendary weapon! Wield it to discover its true powers!
A weapon made from orichalcum, a mysterious metal said to have been used by the people of the lost continent of Atlantis. Atlantis vanished in the far distant past, and there is no one left in the present day who knows how to forge it. It is said to be the world's strongest metal.

Memento

Something good might happen if you use it.
The first shield that Sophitia's husband Rothion created when he was still an apprentice. It was put away in storage for a very long time, but at some point someone brought it back out. It is just as ineffective as its worn- out shape would suggest, but perhaps it might cause opponents to let down their guard.