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magma swords

The magma swords were a pair of bladed weapons that served as Tahu Nuva's Toa tools before he acquired his adaptive armor.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Tahu used them to channel and focus his elemental power of fire.10, 6, 11 Tahu could use his power to heat the blades enough to melt rock.15 He could easily plunge the swords into solid rock and even use them for climbing vertical rock faces.15, 16 Tahu used his swords to cleave through rocks in order to keep the lava flowing in the hot world of the Mangai Volcano.9 Tahu could also plunge the swords into the ground and cause it to become molten lava.9 He could also cross the swords in front of himself to block attacks.6 Tahu could join the handles of the swords together to form a lava board, which he could use to surf quickly over lava flows.1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Tahu acquired the magma swords when he was transformed by energized protodermis into a Toa Nuva. Presumably, Tahu's former fire sword was transformed by the energized protodermis into the magma swords.CN Artakha later replaced Tahu's armor and magma swords with adaptive armor and weaponry.17 It is unknown what became of the magma swords after this; they were apparently left with Artakha.


  • The swords are sometimes described as attaching to Tahu's feet to form the lava surfboard1, 9, and indeed this is what is done in the LEGO set.18
  • The lava board is sometimes called a lava surfboard.1, 9
  • The swords have been described as "scimitar-like."9
  • The swords have been described as ancient, specially crafted swords, despite being created when Tahu became a Toa Nuva.13