|Location(s)||Forsaken Fortress (TWW)|
Hammers,(TAoL | PH | ALBW | TFH) also known as Skull Hammers,(TWW) and Magic Hammers,(TFH) are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series. 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.
The Wind Waker
The Skull Hammer is obtained after defeating Phantom Ganon in the Forsaken Fortress. It is used to push down Switches in order to clear paths for Link to advance. It is necessary to fully traverse the Forsaken Fortress, which is scattered with peg-shaped Switches. The Skull Hammer is also necessary to defeat the Helmaroc King, as only the Hammer can break its mask.
When used, the Skull Hammer will produce a shock wave, which can stun nearby enemies. The Skull Hammer can be used much like a Sword, as Link is able to swing it both horizontally and vertically to damage enemies. Link can also perform Jump Attacks and Spin Attacks while wielding the Skull Hammer. However, he cannot use a Shield as it is a double-handed weapon. If Link hits a Miniblin with a vertical attack, it will be flattened. If he hits with a horizontal attack, the Miniblin will fly a long distance in the air and explode. If he hits the ground near a Miniblin, it will fly high in the air, coming down after a few seconds. The Skull Hammer can also defeat frozen enemies and the heads of Stalfos in a single swing.
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 one of the most powerful weapons in the game. The Hammer is controlled by holding and moving the Stylus on the 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 in Ravio's Shop in A Link Between Worlds. It is needed to progress through the Tower of Hera. It can be used to pound Moles into the ground, and if Link stands on it, the platform will spring back up. lifting him into midair. Big Moles can also take him to the next upper floor. If Link buys the Hammer, he can upgrade it to the Nice Hammer, which does more damage to enemies and sends a shockwave to stun them.
Tri Force Heroes
The Magic Hammer deals double damage to enemies in Tri Force Heroes. It creates a shock wave when used, which can destroy bushes and stones. It can also stun enemies. The Magic Hammer can be used to pound down stakes, destroy ice crystals, defeat Deadrocks, and make use of Moles. It first appears in the Ice Cavern's Silver Shrine, in which all three Links must use it. It later appears in the Ice Temple, the Desert Temple, Dragon Citadel, and the Sky Temple, as well as in the Coliseum's Ice Cavern and The Ruins arenas. The effects of the Magic Hammer is improved while wearing the Hammerwear. This Outfit doubles the item's shockwave size and damage output, while it can be swung quicker.
Breath of the Wild
- During The Wind Waker's development, the Skull Hammer was designed to resemble a standard Hammer.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||セイナルハンマー (Seinaru Hanmā) (TAoL)
ハンマー (Hanmā) (TWW)
|Hammer gameplay from Hyrule Warriors|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 126 (TAoL | TWW | PH | ALBW | TFH)
- "You got a Magic Hammer! Smash things with Ⓨ. Go on, you know you want to!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "It can break rocks and cut down trees on the landscape map." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
- "Instead of Link using the Hammer, though, your spirit actually hoists the mallet and brings it crashing down." (Phantom Hourglass Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 12)
- Images from SpaceWorld 2001. The revealing of celda., Zelda Chaos, retrieved December 31, 2010.