Death Sword is the mini-boss of the Arbiter's Grounds in Twilight Princess.
When Link enters the room, he finds a Sword embedded in the ground, bound by ropes. Cutting one of the ropes causes the evil magic within the blade to awaken and burn away the rest, thus beginning the battle. Link must transform into wolf form and use his senses to see Death Sword. When it attacks and gets its Sword stuck in the floor, Wolf Link must jump at it and start biting to make it visible. Afterwards, he can shoot it with the Bow while it is floating in the air to stun it. Alternatively, he can also use the Clawshot or the Gale Boomerang. Afterwards, it flies in circles around Link attempting to strike him with its Sword, at which point it gets stuck again, leaving it vulnerable.
After defeating Death Sword, the path leading to the Spinner will open up.
- Both Death Sword and Phantom Zant share a unique mini-boss theme.
- Before the battle with Death Sword begins, its Sword is embedded in the floor with a myriad of ropes adorned with ofuda. Ofuda are a type of talisman that are generally used by the Shinto for danger protection.
Death Sword shares its French name, Faucheur, with Gomess. The name is an allusion to the Grim Reaper, who is known in French-speaking regions as "la Faucheuse." Death Sword also shares its German name, Todesklinge, with Blue Stalfos.
| Names in Other Regions
|| ゴベラの剣 (Gobera no Ken)
|| Sword of Gobela
|| Death Blade
|| Spada Mortis
|| Sword of Death (Latin)
|| Espada de la Muerte
|| Sword of Death
Death Sword before awakening
The Sword wielded by Death Sword
Concept art from Hyrule Historia