- Not to be confused with Floormaster.
A Wallmaster from Tri Force Heroes
Characteristics and Weaknesses
Wallmasters are monstrous hands that hang from the walls and ceilings of dark areas and dungeons, attempting to grab Link. If they grab him, Link will be taken back to the beginning of the dungeon or the specific room.
In The Legend of Zelda, the Wallmaster would come out of the walls to ambush Link on-screen. In later titles, starting with A Link to the Past, they drop down directly from the ceiling instead, which is indicated by their growing shadows as they fall. Also beginning with A Link to the Past and continued in later titles, a warning sound accompanies the presence of the Wallmaster as they descend.
In Ocarina of Time, Navi warns Link upon entering an area with Wallmasters. They are also able to rapidly regenerate themselves after defeat. There are usually no more than one Wallmaster in a room at any time.
Wallmasters can easily be dodged by anticipating their descend based on their sounds and shadows. In fighting them, however, the best strategy is to stun them with an item, such as the Boomerang, and then slash back while they cannot move. They usually require multiple slashes with the sword however, especially depending on the type used. Using powerful items or spells such as Din's Fire is usually a quick and easy way to dispatch them. In A Link Between Worlds, Link can Wall Merge to avoid their attacks, which will stun the Wallmaster as it slams into the floor.
|Wall Master (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||Appears in dungeons. If these guys grab you, they'll send you back to the start of the dungeon. Dodge them as they fall, then attack.|
Tri Force Heroes
Wallmasters in Tri Force Heroes only appear as special enemies during the "Evade the Wallmaster!" Drablands Challenge. When one appears, it will choose a Link to follow and, after a period of time, will slam down onto its target. If one slams down onto a Link, it will result in an instant KO and a loss of a Fairy for all the Links. Destroying a Wallmaster will delay its attempts to grab a Link, reappearing moments later. The effect of a Wallmaster's slam can damage other enemies, flip Terrorpins, and cause damage to brittle ice floor panels. Wallmasters can be stunned if they are hit with certain items, such as the shockwave from the Magic Hammer, while close to the ground. They also appear in the Coliseum if only two Links are fighting. Their behavior there is the same as in the Drablands Challenges.
- In every game after The Legend of Zelda, Wallmasters are known as "Fallmasters" in Japanese.
- In The Legend of Zelda and the Oracle series, Wallmasters appear with only four fingers.
- A glitch in the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past occurs if Link leaves a room while a Wallmaster is dropping. It will continue to drop into the previous room, then return to the roof, crossing the screen again.
- Wallmasters in The Minish Cap behave like the Floormasters from The Wind Waker. They also take their design and appearance from the art style of The Wind Waker. However, The Minish Cap's Wallmasters are blue and red as opposed to the Floormaster's purple.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| ウォールマスター (Wōrumasutā)
| Wall Master|
|French|| Wall Master (TLoZ)
Fall Master (TMC)
|FrenchCA||Main du mal (OoT3D, MM3D)||Evil Hand|
|Italian|| Mano rapace (OoT3D)
4 master (TMC)
| Rapacious hand|
|ChineseSI||天魔手 (Tiān Móshǒu)|| Magic Hand in sky|
Antonymous to 地魔手 (Floormaster)
- "A monster hand that appears out of the labyrinth wall." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
- "If it catches Link, it takes him back to the entrance to the labyrinth." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
- "Watch for the shadows of monsters hanging from the ceiling." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
- "That Wall Master will put you outside where it's safe! I'll take a raincheck on the kiss!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 3)
- "Ha! Ha! Ha! Princess Zelda no longer exists! She is gone...forever!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 9)
- "Miff! NO! It's a trap!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 10)
- "A Wall Master! He was lying...trying to make me mad enough to attack him! That means Zelda is still alive!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 10)