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We were very aware that Jim's sword needed to be a natural extension of his shape language, so that character and sword functioned as one unit.
―The Team at Headless Animation Studio[src]

The Sword of Daylight is the sacred weapon which can only be wielded by the Trollhunter.

When the Trollhunter says "For the glory of Merlin, Daylight is mine to command!" the sword and armor appears on his or her person.

Powers

  • Summoning: Daylight appears with the Trollhunter Armor when the Amulet is activated by the user and recognizes the Trollhunter as its unique owner, being able to be called to his/her hands in spite of being separated.
  • Cutting: Daylight has a wide blade that has extraordinary cutting power as Jim, when he first summoned it, accidentally slashed into a boulder, and later clopped off a fire hydrant. It can also cut a large truck in half with just one swift strike. It's capable of destroying a troll with just one stroke.
  • Light Aura: The sword's glow is painful to trolls, as both Bular and Strickler flinched upon having it drawn in their faces.
    • Sword Beam Emission: Shown once in "Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang", Jim fired a sword-beam from the blade while saving Claire from a Blood Goblin. The cutting power of these beams is questionable, as it is seen dispersing when it struck the wooden crates behind it.
  • Resizing: The sword is also capable of resizing itself to fit its master's size. In "Becoming: Part 1", it shrank to Jim's preferred balance from that of its previous master, Kanjigar.

Limitations

  • Incapable of Killing Immortals: Despite its powerful magic, the sword (and possibly the Trollhunter's other weaponry) are unable to kill wizards like Morgana, since they are meant only to hunt trolls.
  • Unable to Kill Gunmar: As proclaimed by Kanjigar, Daylight was built specifically to maintain the balance of the human and troll worlds. Trollhunters past have used to Daylight many times in their fights against Gunmar, but has never permanently killed him. Only if the Trollhunter unlocks the legendary Eclipse Blade can Daylight be able to finish Gunmar once and for all.

Trivia

  • The Sword of Daylight resembles a falchion in design. The falchion was a single-edged sword of European design. Unlike traditional falchions, however, Jim is seen wielding the sword with one or both hands.
  • The Sword of Daylight does not have a visible sheath. When not in use, Jim either wills it out of existence or clips it to his back via an unseen mechanism
  • The Sword of Daylight cannot permanently kill Gunmar without all three Triumbric Stones, which are tied to Gunmar's lifeblood. Once the Trollhunter collects all of the stones, they will unlock the sword's counterpart, the Eclipse Blade, and its Armor.

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