Game of Thrones: Who Has The Valyrian Steel Swords To Defeat White Walkers?  

In the last season of Game of Thrones, we saw the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Tarly called Heartsbane kept in the family for five hundred years. It is one of the few things that can kill white walkers apart from Dragon glass. Sam took it with himself on his way out from “The Reach”.

It isn’t the only Valyrian steel sword that has existed in the Westeros. Here’s a list of other Valyrian steel swords and their owners:



It was one of two ancestral Valyrian steel swords that were in the possession of House Targaryen, the other one is Dark Sister. This hand and a half sword were once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror who used the blade to kill Qhorin Volmark in the aftermath of War of the Conquest. Will Daenerys ever wield it?


It is the ancestral valyrian steel sword of House Stark. It was spell-forged in Valyria about 400 years before Robert’s Rebellion, acquired by Starks. In Season 1 of Game of Thrones, Lord Eddard Stark used it to execute Gared, a deserter from the Night’s Watch. 

Widow’s Wail:

This was the second sword made from Ice (the blade of House Stark) given by Tywin Lannister as a wedding gift to King Joffrey Baratheon, but since he died it was sent to Casterly Rock for the next in line King Tommen to wield it when the time comes. Well, the time never came and it seems Jaime now is in possession of the sword. The other one was named as “Oathkeeper” which was given to Ser Jaime Lannister who subsequently gave it to Brienne of Tarth to use it in her quest to find out Sansa Stark. Well, she used it to kill Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of Winterfell.


This is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Lannister. It was lost when King Tommen II sailed back to valyria and never returned.


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It is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Mormont for five centuries. It was passed to Jorah Mormont who sent it back to his father at the wall, who then gave it to Jon Snow as a reward for saving his life.

Note: There are many other Valyrian swords of small houses, but these are the most famous ones.  

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