Sword (ソード Sōdo) is a type of Battle Chip that appeared in all games from the Mega Man Battle Network series, and are classified as an element in some games from the series. When used by an Operator, Sword Battle Chips summon a sword for the NetNavi to use as a weapon. Swords usually have high attack power but low range.

In Mega Man Battle Network 4 and 5, Sword-type Battle Chips can be sacrificed to use Proto Soul.

They also appeared with a few differences as Sword Battle Cards in the Mega Man Star Force series.

Sword Battle Chips

Sword

Sword

Sword, known as Cyber Sword in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime, is a standard Battle Chip that is available from the beginning in the very first folder in each game. They can be found in the net and bought in shops, or dropped by Swordies. Sword deals 80 non-elemental Sword-attributed damage, hitting the square immediately in front of the player.

Sword

  • ID: Standard Chip 23 (MMBN2) / 31 (MMBN3) / 51 (MMBN5) / 70 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Cut enemy in front! Range is 1
    • MMBN3-6: Cuts enmy in front! Range: 1
  • Element: Null None (MMBN1-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN5-6)
  • Damage: 80
  • Rarity: *
  • Code(s): H, L, S, *
  • Memory: 12 MB (MMBN2) / 10 MB (MMBN3) / 9 MB (MMBN5) / 8 MB (MMBN6)

Wide Sword

WideSword

Wide Sword (ワイドソード Waido Sōdo, "WideSwrd") is a sword Battle Chip that hits one column ahead and damages the entire column if the player is in the center. It appears in the first folder of most games.

  • ID: Standard Chip 24 (MMBN2) / 32 (MMBN3) / 52 (MMBN5) / 71 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Cut enemy in front! Range is 3
    • MMBN3-6: Cuts enmy in front! Range: 3
  • Element: None Null (MMBN1-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN5-6)
  • Damage: 80
  • Rarity: * (MMBN2) / ** (MMBN3, 5-6)
  • Code(s): H, L, S, *
  • Memory: 16 MB (MMBN2-3, 5) / 12 MB (MMBN6)

Long Sword

Long Sword Battle Chip in the first three Mega Man Battle Network games
Long Sword in Mega Man Battle Network 4-5

Long Sword (ロングソード Rongu Sōdo, "LongSwrd") is a sword Battle Chip which attack hits two squares ahead. It is usually found in the early areas of the game. The Swordy virus drops it.

  • ID: Standard Chip 25 (MMBN2) / 33 (MMBN3) / 53 (MMBN5) / 72 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Cut enemy in front! Range is 2
    • MMBN3-6: Cuts enmy in front! Range: 2
  • Element: None Null / Sword Sword (MMBN5-6)
  • Damage: 80 (MMBN1-5)/100 (MMBN 6)
  • Rarity: ** (MMBN2) / *** (MMBN3, 5-6)
  • Code(s): E, S, L (MMBN?)
  • Memory: 22 MB (MMBN2) / 24 MB (MMBN3) / 25 MB (MMBN6)

Wide Blade

WideBlade

Wide Blade (ワイドブレード Waido Burēdo, "WideBlde") is a powered-up version of Wide Sword, introduced in BN4 onwards.

  • ID: Standard Chip 54 (MMBN5) / 73 (MMBN6)
  • Description: Cuts enmy in front! Range: 3
  • Element: Sword Sword
  • Damage: 150
  • Rarity: ****
  • Code(s): W, R, B
  • Memory: 38 MB (MMBN6)

Long Blade

LongBlade

Long Blade (ロングブレード Rongu Burēdo, "LongBlde") is a powered-up version of Long Sword, introduced in BN4 onwards.

  • ID: Standard Chip 55 (MMBN5) / 74 (MMBN6)
  • Description: Cuts enmy in front! Range: 2
  • Element: Sword Sword
  • Damage: 150
  • Rarity: ****
  • Code(s): V, M, B
  • Memory: 38 MB (MMBN6)

Fire Sword

FireSword

Fire Sword ("FireSwrd"), known as Flame Sword (フレイムソード Fureimu Sōdo) in Japan, is a fire sword chip dropped by Swordy2. It hits a 3-panel wide area similar to Wide Sword.

  • ID: 26 (MMBN2) / Standard Chip 34 (MMBN3) / 75 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Flame sword cuts 3 vertical
    • MMBN3: Fire: Cuts fwd 3 squares
    • MMBN6: Cut enmy 3sq fwrd w/fire!
  • Element: Fire Fire
  • Damage: 100 (MMBN2) / 130 (MMBN3) / 140 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ** (MMBN2) / *** (MMBN3) / ** (MMBN6)
  • Code(s): F, O, Z
  • Memory: 24 MB (MMBN2) / 20 MB (MMBN3) / 30 MB (MMBN6)

Aqua Sword

AquaSword

Aqua Sword (アクアソード Akua Sōdo, "AquaSwrd") is a water sword chip dropped by Swordy3. It hits a 3-panel wide area similar to Wide Sword.

  • ID: 27 (MMBN2) / Standard Chip 35 (MMBN3) / 76 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Water sword cuts 3 vertical
    • MMBN3: Water: Cuts fwd 3 squares
    • MMBN6: Cut enmy 3sq fwrd w/aqua!
  • Element: Aqua Aqua
  • Damage: 100 (MMBN2) / 150 (MMBN3) / 160 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ** (MMBN2) / *** (MMBN3, 6)
  • Code(s): A . I, Y
  • Memory: 26 MB (MMBN2) / 25 MB (MMBN3) / 32 MB (MMBN6)

Elec Sword

ElecSword

Elec Sword (エレキソード Ereki Sōdo, "ElecSwrd") is an electric sword chip that isn't dropped by viruses. It hits a 3-panel wide area similar to Wide Sword, and any enemy hit by Elec Sword will be paralyzed.

  • ID: Standard Chip 28 (MMBN2) / 36 (MMBN3) / 77 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Electric sword cuts 3 vertical
    • MMBN3: Elec: Cuts fwd 3 squares
    • MMBN6: Cut enmy 3sq fwrd w/elec!
  • Element: Elec Elec
  • Damage: 100 (MMBN2) / 130 (MMBN3) / 120 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s): E, K, N
  • Memory: 28 MB (MMBN2) / 23 MB (MMBN3) / 35 MB (MMBN6)

Bamboo Sword

BambooSword

Bamboo Sword (バンブーソード Banbū Sōdo, "BambSwrd") is a wood sword chip that isn't dropped by viruses, introduced in BN3. It hits a 3-panel wide area similar to Wide Sword.

  • ID: Standard Chip 37 (MMBN3) / 78 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN3: Wood: Cuts fwd 3 squares
    • MMBN6: Cut enmy 3sq fwrd w/wood!
  • Element: Wood Wood
  • Damage: 140 (MMBN3) / 150 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s): H, S, W
  • Memory: 18 MB (MMBN3) / 34 MB (MMBN6)

Wind Racket

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Wind Racket ("WindRack"), known as Fujin Racket (フウジンラケット Fuujin Raketto) in Japan, a wind Battle Chip that acts like a Wide Sword, with the addition of blowing away enemies with wind. This is not a sword Battle Chip, but it is grouped with them.

  • ID: Standard Chip 59 (MMBN5) / 79 (MMBN6)
  • Description: Blow enmy in front! Range: 3
  • Element: Wind Wind
  • Damage: 100 (MMBN5) / 140 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s): F, J, R, *
  • Memory: 19 MB (MMBN6)

Fire Blade

FireBlade

Fire Blade ("FireBlde"), known as Flame Blade (フレイムブレード Fureimu Burēdo) in Japan, hits a 2-panel deep area similar to Long Sword.

  • ID: Standard Chip 29
  • Description: Flame sword cuts 2 horiz.
  • Element: Fire Fire
  • Damage: 90
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 32 MB

Aqua Blade

AquaBlade

Aqua Blade (アクアブレード Akua Burēdo, "AquaBlde") hits a 2-panel deep area similar to Long Sword.

  • ID: Standard Chip 30
  • Description: Water sword cuts 2 horiz.
  • Element: Aqua Aqua
  • Damage: 90
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 32 MB

Elec Blade

ElecBlade

Elec Blade (エレキブレード Ereki Burēdo, "ElecBlde") hits a 2-panel deep area similar to Long Sword.

  • ID: Standard Chip 31
  • Description: Electric sword cuts 2 horiz.
  • Element: Elec Elec
  • Damage: 90
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 32 MB

Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade (バンブーブレード Banbū Burēdo, "BambBlde") hits a 2-panel deep area similar to Long Sword. Brown colored chip of Elemental Blade. Exclusively Phantom of Network.

  • Element: Wood Wood

Air Sword

AirSword

Air Sword (フウアツケン Fuuatsuken, "AirSwrd") is sword Battle Chip from Mega Man Battle Network 3.

  • ID: Standard Chip 40
  • Description: Wide swrd with air attack!
  • Element: Null None
  • Damage: 100
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 30 MB

Cust Sword

CustSword

Custom Sword (カスタムソード Kasutamu Sōdo, "CustSwrd") hits a 2-panel deep and 3-panel wide area similar to the Life Sword program advance. However, its power depends on how much the Custom Gauge is filled, starting from 10 and maxing out at 256 shortly before the Gauge completely fills. Once the Gauge is filled the sword's power drops to 0. Since BN3 the Cust Sword will not work with chips that increase power.

  • ID: Standard Chip 36 (MMBN2) / 38 (MMBN3) / 56 (MMBN5)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Cust Gauge = Attack Strength
    • MMBN3, 5: Cust Gauge = Atk Str
  • Element: Null None (MMBN2-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN5)
  • Damage: ????
  • Rarity: **** (MMBN2) / *** (MMBN3)
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 68 MB (MMBN2) / 21 MB (MMBN3)

Variable Sword

VariableSword

Variable Sword (バリアブルソード Bariaburu Sōdo, "VarSwrd") is a recurring rare sword in the games. At first use, it appears to simply be a Sword with doubled attack strength, but if the player inputs certain command combinations while holding down the A button, its range can change.

Commands

Attack Command Details
Long Sword ↓, ↘, → Two panels deep slash.
Fighter Sword ←, ↙, ↓, ↘, → Three panels deep slash.
Wide Sword ↑, →, ↓ Three panels wide slash.
Life Sword
(Dream Sword)
Hold A and press ↓, ←, ↑, →, ↓ 2 panels deep, 3 panels wide slash.
Sonic Boom Hold A and press ←, B, →, B 3-panel wide Sonic Boom. In Mega Man Battle Network 2 and 3, it fires 3 Sonic Booms, while it only fires one in Mega Man Battle Network 4 onwards.
Element Sonic
(エレメントソニック)
Hold A and press B, B, ←, ↓, ↑ Releases four 3-panel wide Sonic Booms, each one imbued with a different element: Fire, Aqua, Elec, then Wood. Exclusive to Mega Man Battle Network 3.
  • ID: 38 (MMBN2 and MMBCC) / Standard Chip 39 (MMBN3) / 57 (MMBN5) / 81 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: A magical, shifting sword
    • MMBN3, 5: A magical shifting sword
    • MMBN6: A magical shifting sword.
  • Element: Null None (MMBN3) / Sword Sword (MMBN5-6)
  • Damage: 160
  • Rarity: **** (MMBN2-3, 5) / *** (MMBN6)
  • Code(s): K, V, W
  • Memory: 40 MB (MMBN2) / 68 MB (MMBN3) / 28 MB (MMBN6)

Neo Variable

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Neo Variable (ネオバリアブル Neo Bariaburu) is a powered-up version of Variable Sword, introduced in BN4 as a Mega Chip. Like its predecessor, its range can change depending on the command input while holding down the A button, but if the player fails to input a valid command in time, its range is similar to that of the Sword battle chip.

Commands

Attack Command Details
Cross Sword
(クロスソード)
Hold A and press ↓, →, ↑ Cross pattern centred slash right in front of MegaMan.
Double Life
(ダブルドリーム, Double Dream)
Hold A and press ↑, B, ↓, B, ↑, B Two Life Sword hits, each slashing 2 panels deep, 3 panels wide.
Super Sonic
(スーパーソニック)
Hold A and press ←, →, ←, B 3-panel wide Sonic Boom that travels through obstacles.
  • ID: Mega Chip 2 (MMBN5) / Standard Chip 82 (MMBN6)
  • Description: A magical shifting sword.
  • Element: Sword Sword
  • Damage: 240 (MMBN5) / 220 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: ***** (MMBN5) / **** (MMBN6)
  • Code(s): N (MMBN6)
  • Memory: 52 MB (MMBN6)

Step Sword

StepSword

Step Sword (フミコミザン Fumikomi Zan, "StepSwrd") is sword Battle Chip. The user steps two spaces forward and slices with a Wide Sword.

  • ID: Standard Chip 41 (MMBN3) / 80 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Two steps, then use a wide sword
    • MMBN3: 2 steps, then uses wide swrd
    • MMBN6: Use WideSwrd 2sq ahead
  • Element: None Null (MMBN2-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN6)
  • Damage: 150 (MMBN2) / 130 (MMBN3) / 160 (MMBN6)
  • Rarity: **** (MMBN3) / *** (MMBN6)
  • Code(s): B, L, P
  • Memory: 54 MB (MMBN2) / 43 MB (MMBN3) / 28 MB (MMBN6)

Step Cross

StepCross

Step Cross (フミコミクロス Fumikomi Kurosu, "StepCros") is a sword Battle Chip from Mega Man Battle Network 3. MegaMan steps two spaces forward and attacks the enemy forward with a cross slice.

  • ID: Standard Chip 42
  • Description: 2 steps, then uses cross atk
  • Element: None Null
  • Damage: 130
  • Rarity: ****
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 74 MB

Slasher

Slasher

Slasher, known as Iai Form (イアイフォーム Iaifōmu) in Japan, is a sword Battle Chip introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 2. It has high damage power, but only works on enemies that intrude on the player's area. It is activated by holding down on the A button. While in use, whenever an enemy goes over to the user's area, they automatically receive damage, regardless of their position, until the user is hit with an attack or releases the A button. The amount of damage varies depending on the game. It is not dropped by any viruses and is rare, but can be bought in some games. This is particularly effective for enemies like ProtoMan, who regularly steps into the player's area to perform Wide Sword, and in multiplayer battles, effective against Proto Soul users.

  • ID: Standard Chip 39 (MMBN2 and MMBCC) / 43 (MMBN3) / 61 (MMBN4) / 58 (MMBN5)
  • Description:
    • MMBN2: Cuts while A Button is held!
    • MMBN3-5: Cut while A Button is held!
  • Element: Null None (MMBN2-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN4-5)
  • Damage: 180 (MMBN2) / 240 (MMBN3-5)
  • Rarity: **** (MMBN2) / *** (MMBN3-5)
  • Codes: A, B, D, F, G, H, I, L, R, S, Q, *
  • Memory: 24 MB (MMBN2) / 12 MB (MMBN3) / 18 MB (MMBN4-5)

Fighter Sword

FighterSword

Fighter Sword (ファイターソード Faitā Sōdo, "FtrSword") is a sword Battle Chip from the first two Mega Man Battle Network games and in Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge. It hits 3 panels deep.

  • ID No.: 16 (MMBN) / 256 (MMBN2) / 177 (MMBCC)
  • Description:
    • MMBN: Warrior's sword Range=3
    • MMBN2: Normal sword. 3 spaces fwd
  • Element: Null None
  • Damage: 100
  • Rarity: *** (MMBN) / ***** (MMBN2)
  • Code(s): B, K, L, P, S
  • Memory: 50 MB

Knight Sword

KnightSword

Knight Sword (ナイトソード Naito Sōdo, "KngtSwrd") is a sword Battle Chip from the first two Mega Man Battle Network games and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge. It hits 3 panels deep.

  • ID No.: 17 (MMBN) / 257 (MMBN2) / 178 (MMBCC)
  • Description:
    • MMBN: Knight's sword Range=3
    • MMBN2: Normal sword. 3 spaces fwd
  • Element: Null None
  • Damage: 150
  • Rarity: **** (MMBN) / ***** (MMBN2)
  • Code(s): B, C, E, G, H
  • Memory: 64 MB

Hero Sword

HeroSword

Hero Sword ("HeroSwrd"), known as Paladin Sword (パラディンソード Paradin Sōdo) in Japan, is a sword Battle Chip from the first three Mega Man Battle Network games and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge. It hits 3 panels deep.

  • ID No.: 18 (MMBN) / 258 (MMBN2) / 179 (MMBCC) / Mega Chip 2 (MMBN3)
  • Description:
    • MMBN: Legendary sword Range=3
  • MMBN2: Normal sword. 3 spaces fwd
  • MMBN3: Legendary swrd cuts 3 sq!
  • Element: Null None
  • Damage: 200
  • Rarity: ***** (MMBN1-2) / **** (MMBN3)
  • Code(s): P (MMBN3)
  • Memory: 90 (MMBN2) / 65 MB (MMBN3)

Buster Sword

BusterSword

Buster Sword (バスターソード Basutā Sōdo, "BstrSwrd") is a Battle Chip from the first game. Until the next time the Custom Gauge is opened, pressing B will have MegaMan use the Sword attack instead of firing his Buster.

  • ID No.: 109
  • Description: 1-turn use of Sword with B Btn
  • Element: Null None
  • Attack Damage:
  • Rarity: ****
  • Code(s): B, E, L, P, S

Anti Sword

AntiSword

Anti Sword ("AntiSwrd"), known as Shirahadori (シラハドリ) in Japan, is a Battle Chip that counter-attacks sword attacks. When MegaMan would get hit by one, he instead turns invincible for a few seconds while performing 3 3-panel wide Sonic Booms.

  • ID No.: 182 (MMBN2) / 160 (MMBCC) / Standard Chip 192 (MMBN3) / 173 (MMBN5) / 190 (MMBN6)
  • Description:
  • MMBN2: Punishes use of swords
  • MMBN3, 5-6: Retaliate for sword damage
  • Element: Null None (MMBN2-3) / Sword Sword (MMBN5-6)
  • Attack Damage: 100
  • Rarity: ***
  • Code(s):
  • Memory: 68 MB (MMBN3) / 33 MB (MMBN6)

Sword Mode

Sword Mode (ソードモード) is a Battle Chip from Rockman.EXE 4.5 Real Operation that allows a NetNavi to use Long Sword several times. It can also be used in Mega Man Battle Network 4 and 5 with a Battle Chip Gate.

Rockman.EXE 4.5 Real Operation

Battle Chip ID Image Name Description Damage Element Rarity Memory
Standard Chip 190 190 Sword Mode - None ***** 50 MB

Dark Sword

DarkSword

Dark Sword (ダークソード Dāku Sōdo, "DrkSword") is a sword Dark Chip. It functions similar to the Life Sword Program Advance, hitting 2 panels deep and 3 panels wide.

  • ID: Dark Chip 1
  • Description: USE LARGE SWORD AND SLICE
  • Element: Sword Sword
  • Damage: 400
  • Rarity: *****
  • Code(s): Z

Program Advances

B/S-Sword

Beta Sword and Sigma Sword are a duo of Program Advances in the first Mega Man Battle Network game. B-Sword is formed by combining Sword, WideSword, and LongSword S, and gives MegaMan use of five swords that are each randomly picked among the three components. S-Sword is an upgraded version, formed from five chips of these three types, the ratios not mattering as long as they're in the order shown. It grants the use of nine swords, three of each kind in the same order.

Life Sword

Life Sword, called Dream Sword (ドリームソード) in Japan, is the successor to B-Sword introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 2 and persisting for the rest of the series. It is still formed from Sword, WideSword, and LongSword in that order, but now they share several valid codes to form the Advance with, typically among the E, L, S, and Y codes. Starting in Mega Man Battle Network 4, it can also be formed using Sword, WideBlade, and LongBlade, the latter two being upgraded forms of WideSword and LongSword respectively. LifeSword functions as a single giant sword, hitting a 2-column, 3-row wide area centered on the panel in front of MegaMan for 400 damage.

In BN2 and Mega Man Network Transmission, it is actually a series, with the original being called LifeSrd1. LifeSrd2 does 500 damage and is formed with FireSword, AquaSword, and ElecSword (in the H, N, or R codes in BN2). LifeSrd3 does 600 damage and is formed with FireBlade, AquaBlade, and ElecBlade (in the F or R codes in BN2).

Double/Deux Hero

Double Hero, despite being focused on ProtoMan, is always built using Sword chips alongside the ProtoMan chip, though the exact ones are almost never the same between games. It exists in the first three Mega Man Battle Network games, Mega Man Battle Network 6, and in Mega Man Network Transmission. Mega Man Battle Network 3 has a weaker version called Deux Hero formed with one less chip than Double Hero. In all games, it takes the form of MegaMan and ProtoMan teaming up to blast the enemy field with buster shots and ranged WideSwords after freezing time and charging up power. In the original game, this was a single hit of 400 damage, but starting in BN2, it hits multiple times for lesser damage. The BN2 incarnation and DeuxHero are 8 rounds of 70 damage; BN3 and BN6 are 10 rounds of 70/60 damage.

The combinations to form Dubl/DeuxHero are as follows:

Game PA Name Chip 1 Chip 2 Chip 3 Chip 4
MMBN DublHero FighterSword B KnightSword B HeroSword B ProtoMan
ProtoMan 2
ProtoMan 3
B
MMBN2 DublHero CustomSword B VarSword B ProtoMan
ProtoMan V2
ProtoMan V3
B
MMBN3 DeuxHero CustomSword B VarSword B ProtoMan
ProtoMan V2
ProtoMan V3
B
DublHero Slasher B CustomSword B VarSword B ProtoMan
ProtoMan V2
ProtoMan V3
B
MMBN6 DublHero WideBlade B LongBlade B ProtoMan
ProtoMan V2
ProtoMan V3
B
MMNT DublHero CustomSword VarSword ProtoMan

In Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star, two stronger variants of DoubleHero are added based on Mega Man Star Force. One, called Double Hero 2 (ダブルヒーロー2), is a team-up of Star Force Mega Man (Shooting Star Rock Man) and Rogue (Burai) that does 450 damage. It is made using the same chips as the original, but with ProtoMan replaced with Rogue's chip. The second, called Double Rockman (ダブルロックマン), features both MegaMan and Star Force Mega Man, does 500 damage, and is made with Barrier *, FighterSword S, BusterSword S, and SSRockman S.

Evil Cut

Evil Cut is a Program Advance in Mega Man Battle Network 3 formed with StepSword, HeroSword, and StepCross in P code. MegaMan will step forward two squares and perform each of the three chip attacks in order, for 150 damage each.

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