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The Sword of Dormin is the reward for collecting the 79 Gold Coins, the new collectible item added in the PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus. The sword inflicts massive damage, but reduces the rate of Wander's health regeneration. The blade is enveloped in Dormin's shadowy essence and contains a colossus' eye in the hilt. When held up to create the beam of light used for finding colossi, it instead creates a dark, focused beam of a substance identical to Dormin's essence.


After collecting the 79 Gold Coins, the sword can be found by praying at a sparkling square panel on the western side of the Shrine of Worship's exterior, which opens a path into the "basement" of the Shrine. The sword sits within a dark rock. Upon approaching the sword, Dormin's voice can be heard; however, there are no subtitles explaining what is being said.


  • The eye on the sword will change color (from blue to red) if the colossus being fought is hostile or is attacking Wander. However, if the colossus doesn't see Wander, the eye won't change color, and a "dark essence" will cover it instead. Oddly, if underwater, the eye disappears.
  • On the side of the blade there's written "Sword of Dormin" in the same language that Yorda and the Queen spoke in Ico.
  • If an attempt to glitch one's way into the sword's chamber before having all 79 coins, it will not load in due to the developers making it so that any attempts at cheating were futile.
  • The Sword of Dormin is the strongest sword in the game, even stronger than the Queen's Sword, as is demonstrated here.
  • The Sword of Dormin must be unlocked in each new game, though it will remain in one's inventory when starting "New Game+".
The Game Shadow of the Colossus ( Demo  · Pal Release  · Shadow of the Colossus HD  · PS4)
Characters Wander  · Agro  · Mono  · Dormin  · Emon
The Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Unused Colossi ( Devil  · Evis  · Griffin  · Phoenix  · Roc  · Saru  · Sirius  · Spider  · Worm  · Yamori A  · Datamined Colossi)
Magic Sigil  · Hard Mode
Colossus Arenas Temple  · Proto  · Arena  · Kirin's Hill  · Canyon · Canossa  · Lakeside  · Underground  · Geyser  · Gravewind  · Leo's Cave  · Poseidon's Lake  · Desert  · Ruins  · Parthenon  · Sanctuary
Unused Arenas ( Badlands  · Cave  · Crater  · Devil's Plain  · Dune  · Hillock  · Labyrinth  · Sluice  · Stonehenge  · Valley )
The Forbidden Lands Shadow creaturesSave shrinesFruit treesWhite-tailed lizards

The Shrine of Worship
Umbral GladeStone Arch GorgeDried MarshNorthern SpanDesert FortressMisty FallsRavine EntranceHalf-moon CanyonWestern PlainRound Stone HillLair to the WestStone Bridge CliffCliff PathLair on the MesaWestern CapeArch Bridge PlainBlasted LandsAutumn ForestEastern BluffValley PlainSouthwestern CapeSouthern PlainGreen CapeThe Broken Seal

Soundtrack Roar of the Earth
Walkthrough Time AttackGolden Coins
Other media Nico  · Official artbook/guidebook  · Collectible figurines  · Film adaptation
Giantology campaign
Hoaxes Jebal-Barez skeletonTamil Nadu tsunami giantSulu Sea eel statuePolarneft conspiracySayre family vacation
Characters Eric BelsonCasper ShillingEd GuylerArkady SimkinBoris AtlasovAndrew and Ellie Sayre
Media Giantology podcasts (FirstInterview with Arkady SimkinThirdFourth) • IPICP memo