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An «Anneal Blade» (アニールブレード, Anīru Burēdo?) is a one-handed sword that is obtained as a reward for the «Secret Medicine of the Forest» quest in Sword Art Online (SAO). Up to eight enhancements can be attempted on the «Anneal Blade».[2]

BackgroundEdit

The «Anneal Blade» is a long sword which was an heirloom in the family of a Non-Player Character (NPC) woman residing in the village of Horunka.

UsageEdit

Instance Description
Light Novel Anime Manga
First Day N/A N/A After completing the «Secret Medicine of the Forest» quest, Kirito obtained an «Anneal Blade».
Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Parts 11-14 Episode 2 Progressive Manga Chapters 5-7 Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +6» in the battle against the 1st Floor Boss, Illfang the Kobold Lord and its minions, the Ruin Kobold Sentinels.
Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 1 N/A N/A Ryufior failed to enhance his «Anneal Blade +4» four consecutive times, downgrading it to a +0.
Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 2 N/A N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +6» against the fifty Windwasps he defeated while helping Asuna to collect the materials needed to enhance her Wind Fleuret.
Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 7 N/A Progressive Manga Chapters 9-10 Orlando used his «Anneal Blade» in the battle against the 2nd Floor Field Boss, the Bullbous Bow.
N/A N/A Progressive Manga Chapter 12 Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +6» while fighting a Lesser Taurus Striker on the 2nd Floor Labyrinth.
Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 10 N/A Progressive Manga Chapter 13 Kirito disguised himself and asked Nezha to enhance his «Anneal Blade +6», thus supposedly breaking it. He then used the One-Handed Sword Skill mod «Quick Change» to re-equip the sword in front of the blacksmith, halting the latter's plans of stealing his weapon.
Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 12 N/A Progressive Manga Chapters 16-18 and 20 Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +6» in the battle against the 2nd Floor Bosses, Nato the Colonel Taurus, Baran the General Taurus, and Asterius the Taurus King.
Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 3 N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +6» while fighting Nephila Regina.
Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 3 N/A Kirito upgraded his «Anneal Blade +6» to +8 by using the service of a dark elven blacksmith at the dark elven camp on the 2nd Floor.
Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 6 N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +8» in the fight against the 3rd Floor Field Boss.
Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 7 N/A Both Kirito and Morte used their respective «Anneal Blades» during the duel between them.
Progressive Volume 2, Concerto of Black and White, Part 9 N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +8» in the fight against the 3rd Floor Boss, Nerius the Evil Treant.
Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 3 N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +8» while fighting a Magnatherium in the Bear Forest to obtain high-quality materials for creating a gondola.
Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 6 N/A Kirito used his «Anneal Blade +8» in the battle against the 4th Floor Field Boss, Biceps Archelon.
Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 8 N/A Kirito's «Anneal Blade +8» was used during the battle against the forest elves during the «Laketop Fortress». At the end of the battle, the sword broke when Kirito finished using his Horizontal Square against a Forest Elven Inferior Knight.

TriviaEdit

  • According to Kirito, the sword is viable up to the end of the 3rd Floor of Aincrad.[5]

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