Game of Thrones - Valyrian Steel Explained

  • Published: 20 April 2019
  • Game of Thrones’ final season has begun and many fans are wondering what will be the fate of their favorite (and not so favorite) characters. The White Walkers have begun their horrible march to Winterfell and beyond so many of the people we have followed for 7 seasons might be meeting their untimely deaths. One of the ways, these characters can avoid death this season is by using their Valyrian steel weapons to fight off the White Walkers. The question is in all the confusion over these last 7 seasons and going into season 8, you might have forgotten who has what sword, dagger and Dragonglass weapon. Well, don’t worry. In this video, John Rocha with an assist from Dave Trumbore of tracks down all the Valyrian steel weapons we have seen on the show and who is currently in possession of them. The video also looks at who might be best qualified to build weapons out of that precious Dragonglass natural resource.

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Comments • 84

  • Jean-Ian Simard
    Jean-Ian Simard  7 months back

    Video need updates yo

    • Sam Chandler
      Sam Chandler  7 months back

      You all know this is fiction right?

      • Sidereal Aura
        Sidereal Aura  7 months back

        I don't think he'll be getting any opposition from Lady Lyanna.

        • Fire of Jagz
          Fire of Jagz  7 months back

          3:38 he... Retired..?

          • Adam Lemus
            Adam Lemus  7 months back

            I’m no blacksmith but with my experience with forged engine parts it drives me insane seeing them “forging” which in reality open top casting swords in movies and TV shows.

            That’s not how it at all.

            • Jerome Lund
              Jerome Lund  7 months back

              A friend of mine goes crazy over this shit in movies too.
              Don't feel like the Lone Ranger!

          • Black Panther
            Black Panther  7 months back

            Jerk jofrey... lmao..

            • debjyoti bivu
              debjyoti bivu  7 months back

              Arya kills NIGHT KING

              • Jerome Lund
                Jerome Lund  7 months back

                No shit?
                That's some breaking news!

            • Danjaman
              Danjaman  7 months back

              3:46 that’s HeartsBane (Sam’s sword) not Long claw

              • Ray Anthony Brady
                Ray Anthony Brady  7 months back

                Gendry is forging arya's vagina..

                • GADGET CENTRAL
                  GADGET CENTRAL  7 months back

                  It is sad the mormonts are all dead.

                  • luis garcia
                    luis garcia  7 months back

                    Anyone here after s8 ep3?

                    • FreeBandzMilt
                      FreeBandzMilt  6 months back

                      luis garcia started watching game of thrones 2 weeks ago. All caught up now

                    • A Frayed Knot
                      A Frayed Knot  7 months back

                      Team Cats Paw, lol.

                  • Gimrivi Wickramathilaka
                    Gimrivi Wickramathilaka  7 months back

                    RIP Lynna Mormont

                    • James Hawkins
                      James Hawkins  7 months back

                      There is no evidence of this, however, I think Valyrian Steel is an amalgam that contains Dragon Glass. That is why it can kill White Walkers and their king.

                      • Jared Dimitri
                        Jared Dimitri  7 months back

                        The narrator speaks too fast he’s barely understandable wtf!!!!

                        • Alex Bradley
                          Alex Bradley  7 months back

                          hahaha you all didn’t know what the dagger was gunna be used for until tonight🙂🙃

                          • Kristian Brandt
                            Kristian Brandt  7 months back

                            GoT took the ''Reign of Fire'' approach to dragons, the fire comes from chemicals fired from two glands which then ignite when exposed to air. Dragonfire is therefore not magic. Valyrian steel, it seems to me, is just high carbon folded steel with few impurities and while this is a recipe for a great weapon, it doesn't explain how it kills white walkers.

                            • Justin Damirgian
                              Justin Damirgian  7 months back

                              Shouldn't longclaw be redone again and turned into a dragon? Bear to wolf to dragon?

                              • Nuancolar
                                Nuancolar  7 months back

                                I was a bit annoyed by the scene when Tywin melted down Ned Stark’s greatsword called “Ice” and created two smaller swords, Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail. I know we have to accept plot shortcuts in films of entertainment, but even in the fictional storyline that would not be possible. Valyrian steel, according to the books, was a lost ancient forging process. You can’t just melt one down and create another. It’s like saying you are going to melt down a high quality Japanese Katana/Samurai sword and pour it into a mold and make another one. In both cases, the secret is the forging process.

                                • Hugh Mungus
                                  Hugh Mungus  7 months back

                                  Why are so many people saying it’s made with dragon glass. It’s not. Not at all. Jeez!!!!

                                  • Ravendon
                                    Ravendon  7 months back

                                    Can't understand what this guy says, mumbles and talks fast. And there was no clash of Valyrian steel as Brienne was using a practice sword. Notice the rounded tip? And it's not French, so it's pronounced More-Mont, not More-mond.

                                    • Peter Matthews
                                      Peter Matthews  7 months back

                                      It's always been obvious that Dragonfire was crucial to the forging process. The forging of the Iron Throne is one of the founding myths of a unified westeros. The responsive, intuitive way sitting on the Iron Throne has been described is consistent with how people describe fighting with Valyrian Steel which does not need to be sharpened.

                                      • mike caggiano
                                        mike caggiano  7 months back

                                        Brienne was using a soaring sword not oath keeper

                                        • mike caggiano
                                          mike caggiano  7 months back

                                          Sparing blunted sword she was useing

                                      • mike caggiano
                                        mike caggiano  7 months back

                                        Ice started it all geez

                                        • Andreas Gemellas
                                          Andreas Gemellas  7 months back

                                          Valerian steel didnt clash... Brianne used a sparing sword

                                          • Dusty Newman
                                            Dusty Newman  7 months back

                                            What if Valerian steel is made by mixing castle forged steel with dragon glass, and heated by dragon fire? Just a thought.

                                            • Naya Ledesma
                                              Naya Ledesma  7 months back

                                              Wouldn't it be great, almost like poetic justice, if they had to melt the iron throne to get more Valyrian steel?
                                              because surely many swords with that precious material are there now ...

                                              • Blaklyon Den Radio
                                                Blaklyon Den Radio  7 months back

                                                Jamie: where did you get this much Valeriyan steel?
                                                Tywin: from someone who no longer needed it...

                                                • Erik Murray
                                                  Erik Murray  7 months back

                                                  Breanna used a practice sword with arya idiot

                                                  • Krishna Gurung
                                                    Krishna Gurung  7 months back

                                                    White Walker's sword are more op they can shatter any sword except valerian steel and are as strong as valerian steel .

                                                    • Falken Vir
                                                      Falken Vir  7 months back

                                                      Twist : Valyrian steel comes from Steel Augmented with Dragon Glass.

                                                    • CharlesTheBurley
                                                      CharlesTheBurley  7 months back

                                                      This was an immediate post to distract us from the unfitting unpopular song “Power is Power” they just posted.

                                                      • Danny Lam
                                                        Danny Lam  7 months back

                                                        Wrong, the Valyrian blade that started it all was Ice

                                                        • Doug Riehl
                                                          Doug Riehl  7 months back

                                                          John Rocha ROCKS!

                                                          • Nicky Morris
                                                            Nicky Morris  7 months back

                                                            Why are you pronouncing Mormont so weirdly?

                                                            • alex_mk6
                                                              alex_mk6  7 months back

                                                              Isn’t Needle Valeryan steel?

                                                              • m ED
                                                                m ED  7 months back


                                                            • Yiorgos Tsivranidis
                                                              Yiorgos Tsivranidis  7 months back

                                                              This is exactly the video I needed! Thanks fellas!

                                                              • yca-ca
                                                                yca-ca  7 months back

                                                                Good video. Thanks John

                                                                • mrchow489
                                                                  mrchow489  7 months back

                                                                  I think valyrian steel is steel combined with dragon glass tempered with dragon fire. Dragons were extinct until Daenerys brought them back soo......I believe that's why none were forged for so long

                                                                  • Johnny Boy
                                                                    Johnny Boy  7 months back

                                                                    I would have called the video Location of all the Valyrian Steel. Really didn’t explain anything about Valyrian steel.

                                                                  • Mark M
                                                                    Mark M  7 months back

                                                                    This was done very well and very informative

                                                                  • TheSharperCoder Blog
                                                                    TheSharperCoder Blog  7 months back

                                                                    Tywin Lannister had Ned Stark’s Ice reforged as two swords.

                                                                    • UnderTheKnee
                                                                      UnderTheKnee  7 months back

                                                                      I don't think I heard you talk about why Valyrian steel is effective versus the White Walker weapons? Would be so interesting though!

                                                                      • Daniel Vezina
                                                                        Daniel Vezina  7 months back

                                                                        Steel + Dragonglass + Dragon Fire = Valyrian Steel ......They're gonna discover this after the battle of Winterfell.

                                                                        • Justin Damirgian
                                                                          Justin Damirgian  7 months back

                                                                          U r really trying to assume/predict something that us going to happen in GoT? Do u wanna put money on it lol

                                                                        • Hugh Mungus
                                                                          Hugh Mungus  7 months back

                                                                          Daniel Vezina except that’s not how it’s made. Steel+blood magic+dragon fire. No dragon glass involved.

                                                                      • Chris McGee
                                                                        Chris McGee  7 months back

                                                                        I love that theme song

                                                                        • mijan hoque
                                                                          mijan hoque  7 months back

                                                                          At least spell it right

                                                                          • Nathaniel Strangman
                                                                            Nathaniel Strangman  7 months back

                                                                            Brianne didnt use Oathkeeper against Arya. She used a practice sword. Y'all showed a pic of the dang scene!!!

                                                                            • UnderTheKnee
                                                                              UnderTheKnee  7 months back

                                                                              Yeah, I was literally like "wtf, that sword is not even pointy"

                                                                          • Cyberskrimps
                                                                            Cyberskrimps  7 months back

                                                                            The power of Valyrian steel is INsignificant next to the power of Lightbringer.(DarthVader voice)

                                                                            • TJS
                                                                              TJS  7 months back

                                                                              @Cyberskrimps no worries 😉

                                                                            • Cyberskrimps
                                                                              Cyberskrimps  7 months back

                                                                              @TJS Thanks.... haaaha

                                                                            • TJS
                                                                              TJS  7 months back

                                                                              Should be INsignificant 😉

                                                                          • Alan Arnold
                                                                            Alan Arnold  7 months back

                                                                            Mormont isn't a french name...