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Spectra Swallow is Serge's best weapon in Chrono Cross. It has a silver shaft with two glowing blades that shift with the colors of the rainbow attached at each end. In order to acquire it, a player must have at least one summon of each color. (This is most easily done after defeating the six dragons to get the six most powerful summons in the game.) The player must also have at least one Rainbow Shell in order to forge this item. Once this item is received, the following process is completed in order to forge it:

After defeating the Dragons, Serge must return to his traditional, Human form, which requires the Dragon Tear from Fort Dragonia. Once there, all crystals are activated and no enemies remain. Travel to the top of the Fort, enter the door present there and watch the cut-scene. This returns Serge to his original body, after which he must travel to the Sea of Eden, find his way to FATE, and defeat the supercomputer. Doing so awakens the Dragon Gods, who fuse and declare war on El Nido.

Proceeding these events, Serge travels to Marbule in Home World and speaks to the guy in the cave where the Black Dragon resided. He provides Serge with the Master Hammer. Switch to Home World at Opassa Beach, head to Termina, and speak with Zappa's counterpart with Zappa in the party. Together, the Zappas forge the Rainbow Axe. Smith Spirit can be called to craft the Spectra Swallow at this point, using the Rainbow Axe, Rainbow Shell Shards, and 21,600 G.


  • Swallows are based on Eku, an Okinawan weapon adapted from an oar. The name "swallow" likely emerged due to the shape of the blades which strongly resemble the wings of the birds of the same name.
  • Spectra-, in the weapon name, could be an adaptation of specter, which is a synonym for ghost. However, it is more likely that Spectra- is shorthand for spectrum, since this weapon is made from the Rainbow Shell (a rainbow is a spectrum of color).
    • In New Game Plus, if Serge has the Spectra Swallow equipped on his battle against Lynx in Fort Dragonia, after gaining control of Lynx for the first time, the Swallow will lose its a glowing effect.
      • Furthermore, he uses a different Scythe which has the stats and glowing effect of the Spectra Swallow, however, this also is the case if Serge is not using the Swallow on the battle, but it's on the save file.
Chrono Cross Weapons
Swallows Sea Swallow · Copper Swallow · Steel Swallow · Silver Swallow · Stone Swallow · Mastermune · Spectra Swallow
Swords Bone Sword · Bronze Sword · Hero's Blade · Steel Sword · Silver Sword · Stone Sword · Einlanzer · Viper's Venom · Slasher · Spectral Sword · Einlanzer (Upgraded)
Daggers Ivory Dagger · Bronze Dagger · Iron Dagger · Mythril Dagger · Denadorite Dagger · Prism Dagger
Gloves Bone Glove · Bronze Glove · Iron Glove · Mythril Glove · Granite Glove · Spectral Glove
Axes Bone Axe · Bronze Axe · Iron Axe · Silver Axe · Great Hammer · Stone Axe · Master Hammer · Rainbow Axe
Staves Silver Staff · Stone Staff · Spectral Staff
Shots Bronze Shot · Steel Shot · Silver Shot · Stone Shot · Private Deck · Pack of Lies · Prism Pellets
Utensils Spatula Ca20 · Besom Cu29 · Ladle Fe26 · Frypan Ag47 · Saucepan Si02 · Crystalpan C6
Guns Ferrous Gun · Argent Gun · Denadorite Gun · Shockwave Gun · Plasma Gun · Spectral Gun
Lures Iron Lure · Mythril Lure · Stone Lure · Prism Lure
Boomerangs Steelerang · Silverang · Rockerang · Prismarang
Rods Porcelain Rod · Brass Rod · Iron Rod · Mythril Rod · Denadorite Rod · Floral Rod · Rainbow Rod
Picks Porcelain Pick · Brass Pick · Iron Pick · Mythril Pick · Pebble Pick · Prism Pick
Carrots Carrot (Weapon) · Beta Carotene