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Tempered Sword

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Tempered Sword
ALBW Master Sword Lv2.png
The Master Sword Lv2 in A Link Between Worlds
Other media Ancient Stone Tablets
Use(s) Defeat enemies
Comparable Item(s) Master Sword
Razor Sword
Gilded Sword

The Tempered Sword, also known as the Master Sword Lv2, is a recurring Sword in The Legend of Zelda series. It is an upgraded version of the Master Sword.


A Link to the Past


The Tempered Sword is the third sword level. Link can obtain it by taking the Dwarven Swordsmith trapped in the Dark World back to his brother in the Light World to the east of Kakariko Village. As a token of gratitude, the brothers will upgrade the young hero's Master Sword. However, the forging process will take time, and Link will be forced to leave his sword with them and wait. During this time, Link can perform the actions of swinging a blade without one in his possession, essentially causing him to punch out at enemies. This, however, will cause no damage to any enemy, so he will have to rely on his other items to fight until he returns for his blade.

Tempering the Master Sword makes the sword much stronger, gives it a reddish-orange glow, and causes it to make a deeper swing sound as opposed to the usual slash sound. It is four times stronger than the Fighter's Sword, but the Beam Attack still retains its original power, and continues to do so even as the sword is upgraded again.

A Link Between Worlds

The sprite for the Master Sword Lv2 in A Link Between Worlds

In A Link Between Worlds, it is called the Master Sword Lv2. It is obtained by bringing two pieces of Master Ore to Hyrule's blacksmith. Unlike its appearance in A Link to the Past, it is only three times as powerful as the starting sword. However, its Sword Beams are 1.5 times as powerful.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Ins Item LV3 Sword.png

In Ancient Stone Tablets, this sword is renamed the LV3 Sword. It is obtainable in a chest in Level 5. Like the previous sword, the player can rent the next level.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マスターソード LV2 Master Sword LV2
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Espada Maestra mejorada (ALBW) Upgraded Master Sword
French-speaking countries French Épée de légende niv. 2 (ALBW) Sword of Legend Lv2
Federal Republic of Germany German Master-Schwert Lv.2 Master Sword Lv.2
Italian Republic Italian Spada Suprema (Liv. 2) Supreme Sword (Lv2)


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