Usable Enemy Weapons
Certain hand-held weapons carried by enemies in The Wind Waker can be used by Link. Some enemies, such as Bokoblins, Moblins, and Darknuts are commonly armed with these weapons, but Link can make efforts to disarm them. When he has done so, he can pick up these items and temporarily use them himself in place of his Sword. Link also uses this technique in Skyward Sword, during his battle with Koloktos.
When an enemy has has dropped its weapons, it may attempt to rearm itself with the whatever weapon available, no matter the size or strength. Without a weapon, they will resort to punches and kicks.
Link may use these weapons until he throws them, is disarmed, or leaves the area. There are seven different kinds of these weapons.
A Boko Stick is a flammable stick that is often wielded by Bokoblins. Boko Babas also drop these items upon death. Boko Sticks are very similar to the Deku Stick in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In some dungeons, Link has to use these to light torches or burn planks. Link can hit enemies with the Boko Stick and perform the Spin Attack, and when Link is jumping, he can also perform a jump attack.
The Moblin Spear is a weapon used by Moblins. It takes the form of a long spear with a crooked shaft and long, orange ribbons below the blade. Its form is similar to that of a glaive or naginata. Moblins can use these spears to stab forwards or to swing around in an arc.
The Darknut Sword is a weapon used by Darknuts. It is very large in size, resembling a cross between a flamberge and a broadsword. Darknuts use the weapon one-handed; however, due to its large size, Link must use both hands to wield it. Though a Darknut Sword has the same strength as a Moblin Spear, only a Darknut Sword is capable of breaking stone pillars, while a Moblin Spear is not able to.
The Stalfos Club is a weapon used by Stalfos. It takes the form of a large, very heavy spiked metal club, which the Stalfos wield with difficulty, often spinning uncontrollably whenever they swing it. Like the Darknut Sword, it is capable of breaking stone pillars. It closely resembles a kanabō.
Phantom Ganon's Sword
This sword is wielded only by Phantom Ganon, and he will only drop it when Link defeats him. This weapon can only be used when Link is in a maze-like area within Ganon's Tower. When Phantom Ganon drops the sword, its hilt will always fall into the direction which Link needs to go to complete the maze. When Link has dealt the final blow to Phantom Ganon, his sword can be used to destroy a large door blocking Link's way to the top of the fortress.
Koloktos carries one sword in each of its six arms, which Link can access by pulling off each arm with the Whip. This is the only way to damage Koloktos, as regular weapons cannot damage the automaton.
- If Link places a Jar with Boko Sticks close to a lit torch, the sticks in the jar will light. When in the jar, the sticks will burn indefinitely.
- If Link breaks a Water Jar over an ignited Boko Stick, it will douse the flames.
- The Swords used by Phantoms in Spirit Tracks resemble the ones used by Darknuts in The Wind Waker.