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Lord Randyll Tarly wielding Heartsbane in battle. © FFG

Heartsbane is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Tarly. It is a two-handed greatsword. For the last five centuries, the sword has been a family heirloom passed down from one Lord of Horn Hill to the next.[1][2]


Savage Sam cut down dozens of Dornishmen with it during the Vulture Hunt.[3]

Lord Randyll Tarly let his son and heir, Samwell Tarly, hold Heartsbane a few times.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lord Randyll wears it while with Renly Baratheon's army.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Samwell has a dream featuring Heartsbane.[6]

A Feast for Crows

When Lord Dunstan Drumm mentions Randyll and his famous sword will be part of the Reach army who will battle the Ironborn, Victarion Greyjoy gets excited at the idea of stealing the sword from Randyll, like Dunstan's ancestor did with Red Rain.[7]

Known wielders


  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon IV.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 60, Jon VIII.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.