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Master Sword Lv3

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Master Sword Lv3
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Damaging enemies
Destroying objects
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The Master Sword Lv3 is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1] It is the ultimate upgrade to the Master Sword and thus the strongest Sword in the games it appears in.[3] The Master Sword Lv3 goes unnamed in Ancient Stone Tablets.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

ALttP Master Sword Lv3 Sprite.png In order to obtain the Master Sword Lv3, Link must throw the Master Sword Lv2 into the Mysterious Pond of the Dark World within the Pyramid of Power in A Link to the Past. As a result, the Cursed Fairy will transform it into the Master Sword Lv3. It has a golden blade, green hilt, and is usually eight times stronger than the Fighter's Sword. In the Game Boy Advance version of the game, it also has the ability to break Pots and Skulls.

It is the only sword that can damage Ganon without use of the Spin Attack in the SNES version of the game, although in the GBA version, the Tempered Sword can do so as well, though it deals less damage. Despite being derived from the Master Sword, its artwork has a radically different design to it, namely the Riccardo being less apparent in the blade, the Triforce mark being closer to the hilt, and the hilt, aside from being colored green instead of blue, is sleeker and straight-edged rather than thick and curved, as well as lacking the central jewel.

A Link Between Worlds

The Master Sword Lv3 is the Master Sword at its maximum strength in A Link Between Worlds.[4] It is obtained similarly to the Master Sword Lv2, requiring two pieces of Master Ore, but they must be taken to the Blacksmith at the Blacksmith's Forge in Lorule.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

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In Ancient Stone Tablets, the Sword is known as the LV4 Sword. When the Hero of Light draws the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, they obtain it at this power level from the start, due to it being strengthened to this state by Link prior to the events of the game. When obtained, the rental Shops will no longer offer a higher level.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マスターソード LV3 Master Sword LV3
French-speaking countries French Épée de légende niv. 3 (ALBW) Sword of Legend Lv3
Federal Republic of Germany German Master-Schwert Lv.3 Master Sword Lv.3
Italian Republic Italian Spada Suprema (Liv. 3) Supreme Sword (Lv3)
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Espada Maestra suprema (ALBW) Supreme Master Sword

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Notes

  1. The Master Sword Lv3 is known as the Golden Sword in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 131 (ALttP | ALBW)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 142
  3. "The Master Sword, made ultimate! Now it's the fiercest blade imaginable!" — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "The Master Sword is now at its maximum strength! This is a true hero's weapon!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
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