“The scrolls say there is a hidden temple on the island. If you find it, it will give the Ninja pure elemental powers, powers that can destroy the indestructible army.”
Misako referring to the Elemental Blades, "Island of Darkness"

The Elemental Blades are powerful weapons the Ninja obtained at the Temple of Light to restore their Elemental Powers.


Each of the Elemental Blades appears as a short golden stick detailed to look like a dragon's head (resembling one half of the Nunchucks of Lightning). A small gem is embedded in the hilt, color-coded to their wielder's element.

  • Kai's Blade is orange at the tip, fades to red near the hilt, and possesses a red emblem.
  • Jay's Blade is blue at the tip, fades to yellow near the hilt, and possesses a yellow emblem.
  • Zane's Blade is white at the tip, fades to gray near the hilt, and possesses a blue emblem.
  • Cole's Blade is green at the tip, fades to purple near the hilt, and possesses a green emblem.

When active, elemental energy bursts from the dragon's mouth and forms into a large, angular blade with a slightly jagged appearance. The slightly-fluorescent blade appears to be made of crystal, colored to resemble the Ninja's respective element. In combat, the blades are surrounded by an aura of their respective element (Fire, Lightning, Ice, or Earth).



Kai using his Fire Blade.

Each Elemental Blade has elemental properties similar to the Golden Weapons:

  • Kai's Elemental Blade can generate and manipulate intense heat and fire, allowing it to shoot fire blasts, ignite nearly anything, and create a defensive barrier of fire.
  • Jay's Elemental Blade can manipulate lightning, generate electricity to electrocute others, and launch powerful lightning bolts.
  • Zane's Elemental Blade can generate frost and ice. It can freeze someone or something in place and shoot freezing blasts.
  • Cole's Elemental Blade can create earthquakes and seismic shocks. It can also create strong piles of sediment and stone.

The powers of the Elemental Blades appear to be even stronger than the Golden Weapons, as they are attuned to their wielder's natural abilities (but they also seem to be created mainly for fighting, noting that they are all blades). When combined, the Elemental Blades can also empower the Green Ninja, unlocking the abilities of the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master. They can also be used as keys in another part of the Temple of Light, unlocking the Golden Mech.


Island of Darkness

In order to combat the Stone Army, the Ninja traveled to the Temple of Light, finding an elaborate engraving on the floor with their individual elemental insignias. When Lloyd struck the Instrument of Peace Misako had spoken of—a giant bell hanging above the floor carving—a bright light shone onto him and reflected onto the crystals nearby. The lights shone onto each of the Ninja, giving them new suits and Elemental Blades.

As Lloyd became suspended in a light beam, the Ninja sent him their powers through their new weapons. Once he fell to the ground, his full powers were unlocked, giving him a new suit of his own. When the Stone Army marched into the Temple, the Ninja defeated them with ease using their new elemental powers.

The Last Hope

The Ninja practiced their new Elemental Blades on the coast, where they blasted some coconuts.

Return of the Overlord

When the Ninja returned, they used their Elemental Blades to encourage Lloyd to tell him that they were all in this together.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

The Ninja returned to the Temple of Light and discovered a new chamber with four slots around the room. When the Elemental Blades were inserted into the slots, the center of the floor opened up, revealing the Golden Mech.

The Surge

Following the Overlord's defeat and the reconstruction of Ninjago City, the Elemental Blades appeared to no longer be in the Ninjas' possession; Jay mentions he misses the blades when the Nindroid crisis breaks out. It's possible that Master Wu hid the blades somewhere safe since they were still intact after the Overlord's defeat.

Day of the Departed

A replica of an Elemental Blade was created and wielded by a statue of Kozu in the Ninjago Museum of History.


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Day of the Departed


Video Games (non-canon)


  • In the TV show, the hilts of the Elemental Blades resemble the Sword of Fire's hilt. 
    • When the Elemental Blades return in the Ninjago: Legacy sets, the hilt closer resembles this piece.
  • The blade piece of the Elemental Blades was reused for the blade on the Djinn Blade and Kozu's Departed Blade in 2016.
  • Kai and Zane's blades appear in their Airjitzu Flyers.
  • In Nindroids, Cole ZX, Zane ZX, and Kai ZX are armed with their respective Elemental Blades.
  • The Elemental Blades resemble lightsabers from Star Wars. However, they can do more things, varying on what element the Blade is.
  • They are similar to Illuma-Swords from Starfarer.
  • According to, the Ninja got rid of their Blades after the events of "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master."[citation needed] How they did so is still up for debate.
    • They might have gotten rid of them reluctantly, seeing as Jay mentions that he misses his Elemental Blade in "The Surge."
    • Tommy Andreasen suggested that because the Ninja were wise about balance, they knew not to hold onto anything too powerful, and the Ultra Dragon may have taken the blades to the Spirit Coves to guard them there.[1]
  • Zane's blade is used in several sets in a different LEGO series: Mixels.
    • Specifically, it is used to represent Flurr's ice breath, Lunk's ice snot, and the exhaust of Snoof's ice jets.
    • Kai's Blade is used in some Hero Factory 2014 sets.
  • Despite Misako claiming that the Elemental Blades can destroy the Stone Army, the Elemental Blades have never been seeing destroying the Stone Army, only immobilizing them.
  • Nya and Lloyd are shown to have Elemental Blades in Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows.




Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Ninja Major Weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime Controllers

Jadeblade Weapons

Jadeblade Double-Bladed Sword · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Serpentine Staffs

Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff

Ninja Weapons

Golden Katana · Blacksmith's Hammer · Bowie Knives · Double-Bladed Dagger · Katana · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · Silver Sword · Nin-Jô · Ninja Bow · Spear · The Icicle · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Little Striker · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · Butterfly Sword · Spear of Fire · The Golden Point · Super Bolt · Shurikens · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Silver Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe · Explosive Shurikens · Elemental Ice Shurikens · Hammer · Cole's Golden Hammer · Nunchucks · Scythe · Jay's Flail · Jay's Golden Kusarigama · Lloyd's Sword · Lloyd's Golden Sword · Nya's Spear · Nya's Golden Spear · Zane's Golden Shurikens · Kai's Golden Katana

Skulkin Weapons

Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Battle Mace · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Grim Pick Axe · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Golden Bone Axe · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins

Serpentine Weapons

Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Sided Axe
Mini Snakes: Hypno Viper · Golden Viper · Sly Viper · Red Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Purple Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Blue Viper

Other Weapons

Sword of Souls · Yin Blade · Departed Blades · Sword of Sanctuary · Ghost Blades · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Staff of Elements · Anacondrai Blades · Vermillion Sword · Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Dragon Blade · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory Blade of Deliverance · Shadow Blade of Deliverance) · Korgran's Axe

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