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The Assassin Yataghan Sword

The Assassin Yataghan Sword is the yataghan sword which was used by the Assassin Brotherhood during the 16th century. It was the weapon-of-choice for the Mentor Ezio Auditore da Firenze during this journey to Masyaf in 1511 and again the following year when he returned to access the Library of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

Description

As a highly modified variant of the yataghan sword, the Assassin Yataghan Sword is a scimitar of Western Asian origin whose keen blade curves forward unlike typical single-edged, curved swords. It possesses no guard although the silver hilt is elegantly engraved with all the markings of the Assassins. Further distinct features of the sword are its sleek, jet black color of the blade and the ornate, hooked pommel which splits into two wings and boasts a line of rubies running down its top spin. The grip itself is lined with ivory.[1]

While prestigious in appearance, the Assassin Yataghan Sword—at least the one utilized by Ezio Auditore—was in truth poor in craftsmanship. The tapering blade belied its weak cutting and piercing power in comparison to other contemporary swords, nor was it by any means resilient.[1] Centuries later when Ezio's sword, along with an identical counterpart, found its way into the hands of the pirate-turned-Assassin Edward Kenway, its blade had actually been refined, making for a far deadlier weapon.[2]

History

During the 16th century, the Assassin Yataghan Sword was designed and utilized by the Assassins of western Asia. In early 1511, when Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Mentor of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins made his journey from Italy to Masyaf in search of the fabled Library of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, he carried an Assassin Yataghan as his main weapon. It was with this sword that he fought against the Templars which occupied Masyaf. In May 1512, after a long year building up the Ottoman Brotherhood in Constantinople, defeating the Byzantine Rite of the Templar Order, and acquiring the five keys to the Library, Ezio once again wielded this blade when he entered the Library and delivered the Capitoline Triad's message to his descendant Desmond Miles.[1]

Weapon statistics

Ottoman Empire (16th century)

Damage Speed Deflect Cost Availability
1 2 1 N/A Sequence 1

Golden Age of Piracy

Speed Combo Damage Cost Availability
3 3 4 N/A Purchase the Crusader & Florentine Pack

Behind the scenes

The Assassin Yataghan sword is Assassin's Creed: Revelations' counterpart to the Common Sword from Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood, being the default sword of the game.

No matter what primary weapon the player has equipped, Ezio Auditore appears with his Assassin Yataghan Sword during the cutscenes set in the Library of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, a pair of Assassin Yataghan Swords, named Ezio's Swords can be unlocked by purchasing the Crusader & Florentine Pack downloadable content themed after Altaïr and Ezio.

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