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"Noble Arms", known as "Holy Sword" ( (せい) (けん) Seiken) in Japanese, is an archetype of Equip Spell Cards introduced in Return of the Duelist. It is based around the tales of the Knights of the Round Table and supports the "Noble Knight" archetype. The first support for the archetype was introduced in Abyss Rising with the release of "Ignoble Knight of Black Laundsallyn". "Gwenhwyfar, Queen of Noble Arms", the first "Noble Arms" Monster Card, was introduced in Legacy of the Valiant.

"Celestial Sword - Eatos" is also "Noble Arms" card because it has 「 (せい) (けん) 」 in its Japanese names, but it is unrelated to the other "Noble Arms" cards and the "Noble Knights". In the TCG, it has an archetype condition to clarify this. Additionally, "Celtic Guard of Noble Arms" is a member of the archetype, but it is also unrelated to the other "Noble Arms" cards.

All "Noble Arms" Equip Spell Cards (with the exception of "Noble Arms - Excaliburn" and "Celestial Sword - Eatos") share the following common effects:

  • Each of them is side-unique.
  • They can only be equipped to Warrior-Type monsters.
  • If destroyed while face-up on the field and sent to the Graveyard, the player can target 1 face-up Warrior-Type "Noble Knight" monster they control and equip the destroyed card to that target.

In addition, all "Noble Arms" Equip Spell Cards (again, except "Excaliburn" and "Celestial Sword - Eatos", as well as "Noble Arms - Clarent") have artworks that depict a sword embedded in stone, a reference to the Arthurian legend of the Sword in the Stone.



Card Weapon Owner Notes
Noble Arms - Arfeudutyr Arondight Lancelot Modern name for the weapon; it is unnamed in classical legends
Noble Arms - Caliburn Excalibur King Arthur Based on the sword Arthur pulled from the stone, one of the two ways told of how Arthur obtained Excalibur
Noble Arms - Excaliburn Based on the sword given by the Lady of the Lake, one of the two ways told of how Arthur obtained Excalibur
Noble Arms - Gallatin Gallatin Gawain In some works, Gawain's strength waxes and wanes with the sun; in the most common form of this motif, his might triples by noon, but fades as the sun sets.
Noble Arms of Destiny Galahad's sword and shield Galahad Galahad is associated with a white shield with a vermilion cross, the very same emblem given to the Templars by Pope Eugene III
Noble Arms - Clarent Clarent Mordred The Alliterative Morte Arthure, a Middle English poem, mentions Clarent, a sword of peace meant for knighting and ceremonies as opposed to battle, which Mordred stole and then used to kill Arthur.[1]
"Infernoble Arms - Durendal" Durendal Roland
"Infernoble Arms - Hauteclere" Hauteclere Oliver
"Infernoble Arms - Joyeuse" Joyeuse Charlemagne


Card Origin
Gwenhwyfar, Queen of Noble Arms Guinevere