The Sword of Actuation is the result of the Skull Knight's thorned sword being coated in the molten mass of countless ingested beherits stored within him.

Story Edit


The Skull Knight attempting to strike Femto down with his Sword of Actuation.

The Skull Knight was forced to unveil his Sword of Actuation following Slan's defeat in the deepest level of Qliphoth. He used it to send the subsequent swarm of multiplying trolls and ogres swirling into the Abyss before tearing open a portal leading to Qliphoth's uppermost level, which he used to escape with Guts and return the swordsman to his companions.[1]

Later, atop the twice reincarnated Ganishka, the Skull Knight uses the Sword of Actuation in a seeming attempt at Femto's life; however, the sword stroke aimed for Femto is redirected by the demon towards Ganishka, tearing open the apostle-emperor's Shiva form and triggering the Blast of the Astral World.[2]

Abilities Edit

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An abyssal vortex, torn open by the Sword of Actuation.

It has been shown to possess space-cleaving capabilities, reaching into even the depths of the Abyss. The sword is also capable of cutting open spacetime dimensional portals leading to other locations within the physical realm, and thus allowing for well-nigh instant travel.[1] It was by way of a space-distorting tear formed from this sword that Ganishka's Shiva form was converted into the World Spiral Tree, thus triggering the merging of the physical and astral realms.[2]

Notes Edit

  • In spite of commonly being colored crimson in mediums outside of the Berserk manga, the Sword of Actuation has no confirmed color. Additionally, whereas Crimson Beherits are reserved exclusively for members of the God Hand,[3] the Skull Knight clarifies that the beherits which constitute the Sword of Actuation are those he has taken from apostles specifically.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kentarou Miura (author). "Companions". Berserk. Volume 26. Episode 221. Hakusensha.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kentarou Miura (author). "Fissure". Berserk. Volume 34. Episode 304. Hakusensha.
  3. Kentarou Miura (author). "The Inhuman Host". Berserk. Volume 12. Episode 76. Hakusensha.

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