Equipment Type Katana
Description A masterwork blade with a fine edge
Attack 145
Effect Speed +3
Sell 19,000 G
Won From Arena of the Ages
Treasure Chests Forest Ruins

The Swallow ( Tsubame?, Swallow) is Crono's fourteenth-level katana in Chrono Trigger. It has a base critical hit rate of 30% and increases speed by 3.

The weapon's sprite in-battle is colored with a unique deep-blue, with its slashing trail being a single thin-blue-colored "line".

Acquiring the SwallowEdit

After charging Marle's pendant at the Mammon Machine in Zeal travel to Forest Ruins and disable the prism barrier. A Nu should then appear and offer one of two items, an offensive and defensive item. The offensive item is the Swallow, while the defensive item is known as the Guardian Helm.

Name OriginEdit

The name of this weapon is named after the bird of the same name, the swallow; via the blade's color, a majority of swallows are recognizable for their blue wings. The speed boost the weapon provides also nods to the agility of the said bird.

The bird itself may be symbolic of the Kingdom of Zeal's prior nature in terms of being high in the skies and where it was originally housed (on an island north of Enhasa and East of the Zeal Palace, which eventually became the Forest Ruins later in the timeline).

Serge, the protagonist of Chrono Cross, wields weapons called Swallows.

Trivia Edit

  • The weapon has coincidental ties to famed samurai Sasaki Kojirō's Tsubame Gaeshi (燕返し Swallow Return/Reversal?) sword technique, also used by the Master-at-Arms.
    • Coincidentally due to lost records of the tecnique, most portrayals of the Tsubame Gaeshi portray it to be a double slash attack that cuts in one direction, then returns on the same line (akin to a swallow's tail in flight, which may play akin to the Swallow sword's slashing trail); Crono's critical hit animation somewhat resembles it (especially with the weapon's increased critical hit chance).

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