Ball and Chain
|Ball and Chain|
|Use(s)||Breaking Ice and Rocks|
Inflicting heavy damage on enemies
Location and Uses
The Ball and Chain is located in one of the northernmost rooms of Snowpeak Ruins, where the mini-boss Darkhammer is found. Darkhammer uses the Ball and Chain as its main weapon, and once defeated, Link can pick it up and add it to his inventory.
The Ball and Chain can be used to break through ice and rocks and inflict heavy damage on enemies. Link can also swing it to damage any enemy around him. Some enemies, such as Stalfos, can be defeated with a single hit of the Ball and Chain. After being thrown, the Ball and Chain will return to Link, causing damage to any enemy in its path back to him. Enemies like ReDeads and Chilfos can be defeated in one throw this way. The Ball and Chain is the only weapon aside from cannons that can defeat Freezards.
When Link holds the Ball and Chain in his hands, it can be used to deflect incoming projectiles, such as Chilfos' ice spears. However, due to the weight of the item, Link moves considerably slower while it is visibly equipped.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||チェーンハンマー (Chēn Hanmā)||Chain Hammer|
|Italian||Martello ferrato||Hammer Shod|
- "Ball and Chain (Tool)
A heavy metal ball at the end of a chain. It is so heavy that Link cannot run while carrying it, but its weight means a single swing can destroy ice walls and send lighter enemies flying." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 116 (TP))