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Great Spin Attack
Main appearance(s)
Requirement(s)
Use(s)
Dealing extra damage
Attacking at 360 degrees

The Great Spin Attack,[1] also known as the Hurricane Spin(TWW) and the Highest Technique(TMC),[2][3] is a recurring ability in The Legend of Zelda series.

Overview

When Link performs a Great Spin Attack, he can spin multiple times, prolonging the use of a regular Spin Attack and causing far more damage. It also leaves Link invincible to most attacks; however, it causes him to become dizzy and vulnerable to enemy attacks for a few seconds after being used, unless he collides with an obstacle during the attack. In The Wind Waker and the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past, this powerful maneuver consumes Magic. A version of this move is first displayed by Ralph when he is practicing sword fighting with Link in the ending credits of Oracle of Ages.[4]

A similar attack is also utilized by Zant when he is fought in the Palace of Twilight in Twilight Princess; he is also left stunned after prolonged use,[5] although when nearing death he will sometimes randomly alternate between this attack and his double vertical slice attacks.[6] The attack is also performed by Stalblind in A Link Between Worlds, during the second phase of the battle.[7]

Game How to Obtain How to Perform
The Wind Waker Must bring 10 Knight's Crests to Orca on Outset Island.[8] Must charge Link's sword until it glows yellow.[2]
A Link to the Past/Four Swords Obtained after collecting the ten Medals of Courage via the extra mission in Four Swords and then completing the Lumberjack's Riddles. Must hold the B-Button until the sword flashes for a second time.
Four Swords Anniversary Edition Obtained after completing the Hero's Trial. Must hold the B-Button until the sword flashes for a second time.
Four Swords Adventures Collecting 2000 Force Gems to empower the Four Sword in the current stage. Must hold the B-Button until the sword flashes for a second time and Link holds the sword backwards.
The Minish Cap Taught to Link by Swiftblade I in the southwest side of Castor Wilds.[9] Must tap the sword button repeatedly after performing a Spin Attack.[10]
Phantom Hourglass Must complete the Phantom Hourglass Trading Sequence to obtain the Swordsman's Scroll.[11] Must use a Spin Attack three times in a row.[12]
Spirit Tracks Learned after obtaining 20 stamps and talking to Niko, who will give Link one of the Swordsman's Scrolls.[13] Must use a Spin Attack three times in a row.[14]

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References

  1. "You learned the secret Great Spin Attack fighting technique! This is it! At last! The ultimate sword technique!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You learned the Hurricane Spin! Hold [B] to build up your power, then release it to perform a whirling attack with your blade. Remember, it consumes magic power." — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Dude... I don't think you're even ready to train here! Come back when you have learned the highest technique of the sword!" — Greatblade (The Minish Cap)
  4. ZeldaAdventures, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Ending Credits, YouTube.
  5. Hazey A, Usurper King ZANT Boss Fight - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, YouTube.
  6. Hazey A, Usurper King ZANT Boss Fight - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, YouTube.
  7. BossBattleChannel, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Boss 8 - Stalblind, YouTube.
  8. "The Knight's Crest... It is the symbol of a courageous knight... But not just anyone can gather them... No! It takes a soul who possesses not only power, but wisdom and courage as well! Any courageous soul who gathers ten of these crests can learn a powerful new sword technique!" — Orca (The Wind Waker)
  9. "Though my body may perish, I am still the true master swordsman of Hyrule... Swiftblade the First, Spirit of the Swordsman! If you train with me, I will teach you skills that are out of this world!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Great Spin Attack - Perform a Spin Attack...and hit the button repeatedly!" — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  11. "You got the Swordsman's Scroll! Memories of veteran swordsmen flow through it. You can now perform the great spin attack, [Link]!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "Do a spin attack three times to execute a great spin attack!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. "You got the Swordsman's Scroll! Memories of veteran swordsmen flow through it. You can now perform the great spin attack, Link!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  14. "Do a spin attack three times to execute a great spin attack!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)