Link always acquires a massive suite of new weapons and tools in his adventures. From boomerangs and bows and arrows to wands and hammers, somehow he can fit them all in his deep pockets. One weapon that appears in almost every The Legend of Zelda title is the Master Sword. Known as Evil’s Bane, this sword was forged with the sole purpose of sealing away the most dangerous dark forces – such as Calamity Ganon.
Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and its upcoming Tears of the Kingdom have introduced dozens of new weapons that can be found, but also break, many wondered how the Master Sword would work. Surely this legendary blade had to be in the game, but could it break? This guide reveals how you can wield Link’s most iconic blade and how it works in Breath of the Wild.
How To Get The Master Sword And How It Works In Breath of The Wild
Unlike every other game in which the Master Sword appears, you could very easily complete Breath of The Wild without even seeing it. Even if you figure out where the sword is, getting it is another challenge.
The Master Sword is waiting for a brave soul to find it deep within the Lost Woods. If the name didn’t give it away, navigating this forest is not easy if you don’t approach it with a plan. After entering the foggy forest, you need to locate the torches and identify which way the wind is blowing based on the movement of the flames. Follow the direction of the wind. If you approach an unlit torch, light it up to keep track of the wind and continue following it, or simply hold a torch yourself and use it to navigate. Eventually, you will reach the center of the woods and find a clearing with the Great Deku Tree and your old faithful sword.
As tempting as it may be to run up and pull that magical sword out of the stone on sight, hold back or you might end up hurting yourself. Yanking this sword from the stone comes at a steep price – your health. As Link pulls with all his might to retrieve the sword, his hearts will begin to deplete. In order to survive long enough to pull the sword loose, you will need at least 13 full hearts. Temporary hearts do not count! Pulling it out also completes The Hero’s Sword main quest.
You’ll be glad to hear that the Master Sword won’t break after a handful of swings and be lost forever, but it still does have durability. When it runs out you just need to wait a while until it repairs itself! You can further strengthen the sword by completing the Trial of the Sword DLC, rendering it unbrekaable. Also, in a reference to the very first Zelda title, if Link has full health and you hold the R button, you will shoot a magical projectile from the blade.
Were you able to pick up the Master Sword? Do you think it will return in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and if so, how will it work? Let us know your theories in the comments!