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Magic Hammer

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Magic Hammer
TFH Hammer Render.png
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Location(s) Palace of Darkness (ALttP)
Use(s) Attacking
Smashing objects
Comparable Item(s) Hammer
Megaton Hammer
Skull Hammer

Magic Hammers are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

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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.

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 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 effects of the Magic Hammer is improved while wearing Hammerwear. This Outfit doubles the item's shockwave size and damage output, while allowing it to be swung quicker.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets


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.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マジックハンマー (Majikku Hanmā) (ALttP | FSA)
M、Cハンマー (M,C Hanmā) (ALttP)Triforce piece.png
ハンマー (Hanmā) (TFH)
Same as English.
M.C. Hammer
Canada FrenchCA Marteau (TFH) Hammer
French Republic FrenchEU Marteau (ALttP | TFH)
Marteau Magique (FSA)
Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Hammer
Italian Republic Italian Martello (ALttP | TFH)
Martello Magico (FSA)
Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Martillo mágico (FSA)
Martillo (TFH)
Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Martillo (TFH) Hammer


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 130 (ALttP | FSA)
  2. "You got a Magic Hammer!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)