- "Magic Hammer" redirects here. For the hammer used in Ocarina of Time, see Megaton Hammer. For the hammer used in The Wind Waker, see Skull Hammer.
Hammers, also known as Magic Hammers(ALttP | FSA | TFH) are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series. [name reference needed] They can be used to press Switches, destroy certain obstacles such as Boulders, or be used as a weapon.
- 1 Location and Uses
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
Location and Uses
The Adventure of Link
The Hammer is found within the Death Mountain region of western Hyrule in The Adventure of Link. It is used to smash large Boulders that are occasionally found in Hyrule's overworld, often unblocking pathways and revealing new objects underneath. It can also be used to cut Trees down in the overworld.
A Link to the Past
The Magic Hammer is found in the Palace of Darkness in A Link to the Past. It can remove obstacles from Link's path, allowing him to pass into otherwise inaccessible areas. It can be used to dispatch enemies such as Helmasaurs, and is essential in defeating Terrorpins in the Palace of Darkness. The Magic Hammer is also capable of shattering the faceplate of the Helmasaur King. Against most enemies, it deals as much damage as the Master Sword Lv2, but its reach is much shorter. Freezing enemies with the Ice Rod and then breaking them with the Magic Hammer instantly defeats them, often yielding a Magical Decanter.
Four Swords Adventures
The Magic Hammer can smash stakes, stumps, and several other obstacles in Four Swords Adventures. By holding the A Button, the Links can charge the Magic Hammer which, upon release, sends out a shockwave which dazes enemies momentarily. It can be upgraded to the level 2 Magic Hammer, which makes it more powerful, sending much larger shockwaves. The Magic Hammer can also knock Force Gems from their hiding spot beneath the soil. Shadow Link can also use the Magic Hammer to interrupt the Links by sending unavoidable but harmless dazes.
The Hammer can be found in Mutoh's Temple in Phantom Hourglass, where it is used to defeat the temple's boss, Eox. It is also used to pound at objects, including Switches and Springboards that will propel Link into the air if he stands on it and pounds it with the Hammer. It is also one of the most powerful weapons in the game. The Hammer is controlled by holding and moving the Stylus on the Nintendo DS screen, which will drag Ciela around as she aims it and prepares to smash it. It is possible to pound on objects and enemies that are far away from Link. When held for a while longer, the Hammer will grow to a gigantic size and will make a much stronger pound. It cannot be used while on stairs.
The Hammer is an effective weapon against certain enemies. Stalfos can be defeated with the Hammer in a single hit. By using it in conjunction with the Phantom Sword, it is also possible to defeat a Phantom without being seen by hiding in a Safe Zone.
A Link Between Worlds
The Hammer can be rented or purchased from Ravio's Shop in A Link Between Worlds. It is needed to progress through the Tower of Hera. The Hammer can be used to pound Moles into the ground, which then launch Link up to higher grounds, and it is essential to defeat enemies such as Deadrocks and Terrorpins.
Tri Force Heroes
The Magic Hammer deals twice the damage to enemies as Swords in Tri Force Heroes. It creates a shockwave when used, which can destroy Grass and Rocks and stun enemies. The Magic Hammer can be used to pound down stakes, destroy ice crystals, defeat Deadrocks, and make use of Moles.
Magic Hammers first appear in Silver Shrine, in which all three Links acquire one. They reappear in Ice Temple (two Hammers), Desert Temple (two Hammers), Dragon Citadel, and Sky Temple. They also appear in the Scorching Zone, Frozen Zone and Baneful Zone of the Den of Trials, as well as the Coliseum's Ice Cavern and The Ruins arenas. The use of Magic Hammers is required to defeat the Bosses Blizzagia and Stalchampion.
- In the Japanese version of A Link to the Past, the Magic Hammer is known as the "M.C. Hammer," which is the name of an American rapper.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||セイナルハンマー (Seinaru Hanmā) (TAoL)
ハンマー (Hanmā) (ALBW)
Same as English.
|FrenchEU||Marteau (ALBW)||Same as English.|
|Italian||Martello (ALBW)||Same as English.|
|Korean||해머 (Haemeo) (ALBW)||Same as English.|
|SpanishEU||Martillo (ALBW)||Same as English.|
|Hammer gameplay from Hyrule Warriors|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 130 (ALttP | FSA)
- "You got a Magic Hammer!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 126 (TAoL | PH | ALBW)
- "It can break rocks and cut down trees on the landscape map." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass — Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 12