A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
Ancient Stone Tablets
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
13 Hearts (BotW)
The Master Sword,(ALttP | OoT | OoS | OoA | FS | TWW | TP | SS | ALBW | NL) also known as the Blade of Evil's Bane,(ALttP | OoT | TWW | TP) the Legendary Sword,(BotW) the Sword of Legend,(BotW) the Master Sword of Resurrection,(BotW) the Sword that Seals the Darkness,(BotW) and the Sacred Sword,(HW) is a recurring legendary Sword in the The Legend of Zelda series.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Appearances
- 3 Discrepancies
- 4 Other Appearances
- 4.1 Ancient Stone Tablets
- 4.2 A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
- 4.3 Super Smash Bros.
- 4.4 Animal Forest
- 4.5 Super Smash Bros. Melee
- 4.6 Soulcalibur II
- 4.7 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- 4.8 Nintendo Land
- 4.9 Mario Kart 8
- 4.10 Hyrule Warriors
- 4.11 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
- 4.12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- 4.13 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- 4.14 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Nomenclature
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
The Master Sword was originally crafted by the goddess Hylia as the Goddess Sword, and was later forged into the Master Sword by the Goddess's chosen hero and its spirit, Fi, who bathed it in the three Sacred Flames located across the land that would become the Kingdom of Hyrule. Din's Flame in particular imbued the sword with the Power to Repel Evil, a power augmented after the Sword received the blessing of Zelda, which transformed the blade into the True Master Sword. It is usually the only Sword that can defeat Ganon in the games it appears in.
The Sword is often seen to choose or accept its master by its own will, always a hero who has gone through great trials that test his courage, wisdom and power to prove him worthy of wielding it. This may be the conscious choice of the sword's spirit, Fi, who sleeps eternally within the sword and only assists her heroic master.
When the Master Sword was first introduced in artworks of A Link to the Past, the Sword's grip was red and its cross-guard yellow (in-game, both the grip and guard are red). However, in its pedestal, the Master Sword has a purple grip and blue guard. Its most conventional appearance was clearly defined in Ocarina of Time, with the purple grip and purple guard, though in subsequent games and the re-release of Ocarina of Time 3D, the purple has become more blue or indigo. In The Wind Waker, the grip and guard are royal blue as opposed to a deeper color. For the rest of the games, the Master Sword is a bastard sword with a narrow ricasso and a wide, shallow fuller that runs almost the entire length of the blade, although in some appearances it has no fuller at all. The Triforce can be seen engraved in the lower part of the blade and yellow gemstone is embedded in the cross guard. It is seen in The Wind Waker and Skyward Sword that the state of the gem and the cross guard are indicative of the sword's awakening and power. When Link acquires the unawakened Master Sword in The Wind Waker and the first form of the Master Sword in Skyward Sword, the gem in its cross guard is dark and the guard is retracted toward the grip. Once the Master Sword has been restored to its full power in both games, its cross guard regains its winged form and the gem its yellow color.
The Master Sword's most known ability is the power to vanquish evil. Infused with the sacred flames provided by the Golden Goddesses and blessed with Hylia's power, the Sword is effective even against evil ones possessing the Triforce. However, in order to keep the power to repel evil intact, two Sages, known as the Sage of Earth and the Sage of Wind, are in charge of praying to the gods and thus infuse the Master Sword with the gods' power. Should something happen to these Sages, the Master Sword will weaken and lose its might to combat evil.
The sacred blade is also capable of destroying magical barriers and breaking curses that involve powerful, dark magic. In addition, it has the ability to lock away the remains of a demon. The Master Sword can also unleash Skyward Strikes by channeling heavenly energy. Even when low on power, the Master Sword can unleash Skyward Strikes through the use of lightning when it strikes the blade.
Only the true hero that is "pure of heart and strong of body" is capable of wielding the sacred blade, and as such, those with tainted hearts cannot even touch this powerful sword. If a hero who is too young to bear the title that comes with the Master Sword withdraws this blade from its pedestal, the Master Sword will seal away the hero's soul and awaken him when the bearer comes of age to wield it. However, if someone that is weak attempts to draw the Master Sword from its pedestal, they will lose their life.
The Master Sword also acts as a key to gain entrance to the Temple of Light. If the Master Sword is retrieved from its pedestal in the Temple of Time, the portal to the Sacred Realm will open, eventually leading to the Triforce. Additionally, the bearer of the sword can travel through time to some extent by simply thrusting the Master Sword into the Pedestal of Time. The hero is able to travel backwards and forwards through the seven years of his life that were lost when he was kept in the Sacred Realm until he was old enough to hold the sword.
Even in its final form, it is seen in A Link to the Past that the Master Sword can further be improved by smithing or magic means. However, after its task is accomplished and the sword returned into its pedestal, it will regain its original shape.
The Legend of Zelda
The Master Sword does not appear in The Legend of Zelda. However, a sword closely resembling it can be seen on an artwork referring to The Legend of Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..
A Link to the Past
The Master Sword in A Link to the Past is the legendary blade that rests in the Lost Woods of northwestern Hyrule in a pedestal with ancient Hylian inscribed on it. The ancient text says the hero with three symbols of virtue will wield it on cataclysm's eve, reading: "The Hero's triumph on Cataclysm's Eve wins three Symbols of Virtue. The Master Sword he will then retrieve, keeping the knights' line true."
In order to defeat the evil wizard Agahnim that has taken over Hyrule Castle, Link must obtain the Master Sword. However, before the young hero can wield it, he must first acquire the three Pendants of Virtue that are scattered throughout the land. After doing so, he retrieves the sacred blade from the Pedestal of Time within the Lost Woods. With it, he is able to destroy the electrical barrier that Agahnim had placed in the upper floor of Hyrule Castle. With the Master Sword in hand Link manages to defeat Agahnim twice in the game and, eventually, Ganon. With Hyrule safe from evil, Link places the Master Sword back in its pedestal, never to be used again.
During the course of the game, Link can upgrade the Master Sword. Its first upgrade is the Tempered Sword, which is acquired when the Dwarven Swordsmith is reunited with his partner on the outskirts of Kakariko Village. In the tempered shape, the Master Sword is two times stronger than its standard form, has a glowing orange blade and makes a deeper swing sound as opposed to the usual slash sound. Its second and last upgrade is the Golden Sword, acquired by giving the Master Sword or Tempered Sword to the Cursed Fairy in the Mysterious Pond of the Dark World within the Pyramid of Power. In the golden shape, the Master Sword is four times stronger than its standard form, killing almost any enemy in one hit, has a golden blade and green hilt, has the ability to break jars and skull jars, and also make a deeper swing sound like the tempered form.
Ocarina of Time
Ten years after the Unification War in which a young Hero of Time is left an orphan in Kokiri Forest, he is sent out on a great quest to help him combat the Gerudo thief known as Ganondorf. To retrieve it from its pedestal, Link must collect the three Spiritual Stones, and play the "Song of Time" on the Ocarina of Time in front of the Door of Time to open the chamber where it is sealed. Only the one worthy of the title of the Hero of Time can draw the Master Sword; however, since Link was too young to bear such a title, the sacred blade sealed his spirit away in the Chamber of Sages until he came of age to be the Hero of Time. Additionally, because the Master Sword serves as a gateway between Hyrule and the Sacred Realm, Ganondorf was able to access the Temple of Light and steal the Triforce after Link pulled the sword from its pedestal.
After clearing the Forest Temple, Link can travel back to his original time by placing the Master Sword in the Pedestal of Time. This becomes necessary as the young hero journeys to awaken the remaining five Sages. Similarly, he can travel seven years into the future by simply taking the sword from its pedestal. Eventually, the young hero confronts the King of Evil and is able to defeat him with the power of the Master Sword along with the help of the Seven Sages. Princess Zelda feels guilt for the Hero of Time having lost his childhood just to save Hyrule and sends him back in time to relive the days he missed and thus creates a new history. Following this, Princess Zelda returns the Master Sword to the Pedestal of Time and sealed the entrance to the Sacred Realm.
Oracle of Seasons
The Master Sword makes a reappearance in Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, fittingly as the most powerful sword in the game. The only way to unlock the Master Sword is to have finished one of the games, and to have started a Linked Game on the opposite game. When a certain Secret in the game is found and told to Farore, she will upgrade the Noble Sword Link currently holds into the Master Sword. However, if Link still has the Wooden Sword, the Wooden Sword will become the Noble Sword, and the Master Sword will be found where the Noble Sword would have been.
The Master Sword in these games is not the actual Sword itself, but simply the Noble Sword upgraded so its power is similar to that of the Master Sword.
If Link discovers the King Zora Secret after completing the Trading Quest, a Zora in Hero's Cave will reward him with the Master Sword. However, if Link has already completed the Trading Quest, then the legendary blade will be found resting in its pedestal in the Lost Woods of northwestern Holodrum.
Oracle of Ages
If Link discovers the Clock Shop Secret after completing the Trading Quest, the legendary blade will be given to him by the Old Woman in South Lynna. However, if the Secret is discovered before the Trading Quest is complete, then, the Old Zora who lives at the Coast of No Return will give him a broken sword, which Link has to take to Patch on top of Restoration Wall, for repairs. If the ceremony is successful, Patch will restore the broken blade into the Master Sword, and thus, completing the Sequence.
The Wind Waker
The Master Sword is predominately referred to as the Blade of Evil's Bane in The Wind Waker's legends and lies in a hidden chamber in Hyrule Castle, deep beneath the waves of the Great Sea. With the Master Sword resting in the Pedestal of Time, the sacred blade serves as a key to seal away Ganondorf's magic, keeping Hyrule frozen in time and all those who inhabit it. However, the Master Sword's use as a key to lock evil away is broken when a young Link unknowingly draws the blade under the direction of the King of Red Lions. In doing so, he unwittingly awakens Ganondorf's army from their ancient slumber and also allows Ganon to use his magic again.
Later, Link learns that since Ganon murdered the Sages of Earth and Wind, Laruto and Fado respectively, the Master Sword's edge has dulled and its Power to Repel Evil has faded. As such, Link must awaken the two new Sages in order to regain that lost power. It is then explained that those Sages are necessary in order to pray to the gods for the Master Sword and the Hero who wields it, to restore its edge, and to keep it glowing with the power to repel evil.
When Link first draws the weakened Master Sword from its pedestal, its guard is curved into the blade rather than extending outward as it once did; moreover, the gem that rests at the base of the blade is black rather than gold, and the symbol of the Triforce is missing. As Link awakens the new Sages of Earth and Wind, the Sages return the power to repel evil to the blade: the guard's original position is recovered with the Earth Sage's prayers, and the gem and the Triforce symbol are restored with the prayers of the Wind Sage. When the sword is fully restored, it glows with the power to repel evil, allowing Link to shatter the magical barrier in Hyrule that impedes his path to Ganon's Tower.
After making his way to the top of the tower, Link, with the help of Princess Zelda, fights against Ganondorf using the Master Sword's power. To deal the final blow, the young hero thrusts the sacred blade into Ganondorf's forehead, which causes the King of Evil to completely turn into stone. Hyrule is then flooded by the wishes of the King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, leaving the Master Sword impaled in Ganon's skull as the forgotten kingdom is destroyed by the waves.
The Master Sword in Twilight Princess is located deep within the Faron Woods in the Sacred Grove, which are the ruins of the Temple of Time. The blade is said to have once been held by the Legendary Hero.
When Link is permanently turned into a wolf by Zant's magic, Princess Zelda mentions that the Master Sword is the only relic that can break the curse placed on him. Link then ventures to the Sacred Grove and draws the blade from its pedestal, allowing Link to return to his Hylian form.
The Master Sword in this game also allows Link access to other numerous hidden temples later in the game, such as the Temple of Time. When Link goes through the Door of Time in the Sacred Grove, he travels back to when the Temple of Time stood tall and before it fell into ruin. Here, Link can briefly thrust the Master Sword in the Pedestal of Time, making a set of staircases appear that lead to an unexplored area of the temple that serves as one of the game's dungeons. The sword's initial locations marks a link between A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time, as it resides in the temple's ruins, a place that is notably similar to the sword's resting place in 'A Link to the Past'.
The sword is, in comparison with the shield and the overall height of Link, considerably bigger than in the other 3D releases. Regardless, the general design is consistent throughout them all.
In the Palace of Twilight, Link fuses the Master Sword with the power of the Sols. This Light-Infused Master Sword enables Link to defeat most monsters of Twilight in a single blow. The sword is also capable of clearing away the Dark Fog that causes Link to revert back to wolf form. This upgrade is only usable while in the Twilight Realm.
In the final battle against Ganondorf, Link uses the Ending Blow to thrust the Master Sword into Ganondorf's chest, defeating him. During the ending credits, the sword is shown resting in its pedestal in the Sacred Grove.
In Skyward Sword, it is revealed that the Master Sword was originally known as the Goddess Sword, which rested in Skyloft, a floating island above the clouds. After sealing Demise, the goddess Hylia created Fi, an intelligent humanoid spirit who resides in the Sword, and gave it the purpose of assisting her chosen hero throughout his journey. Eventually, in order to open the Gate of Time at the Sealed Grounds, Impa explains to Link that he must seek out the three Sacred Flames and purify the Sword into their heat. Each time Link bathes the Goddess Sword in one of the flames, the Sword is empowered and is physically altered, with Din's Flame tempering the Goddess White Sword into the Master Sword and giving it the power to repel evil. Although it is in the same incomplete state as in The Wind Waker, it holds a sacred force of "tremendous power" considered to be a divine power that was left by the gods of old, and it is also capable of activating the Gate of Time.
In the past, Link's Sword is then blessed by Zelda to become the True Master Sword. Once blessed, it possesses the Light Force. In the form of the True Master Sword, the damage dealt by a sword strike increases threefold, and the Skyward Strike charges much faster and is colored blue. The Sword's appearance also slightly changes, similar to The Wind Waker: the cross-guard extends outwards and turns into a brighter shade of purple, the blade takes on a slight bluish luster, and the gem and the Triforce symbol are restored. Additionally, if looked at closely when it is in a hilt, or placed in the pedestal in the post-battle cutscenes, the guard forms the shape of a blue Loftwing, with the gem as the beak, and gold detailing as the talons. The Master Sword is used to defeat Demise, whose "residual consciousness" is absorbed into the Master Sword and is sealed away before promising that an incarnation of his hatred would haunt those with the Spirit of the Hero and the blood of the Goddess. Link then relinquishes the Sword into a pedestal in the Sealed Grounds and, thereafter, Fi enters the Master Sword to sleep forever.
A Link Between Worlds
The Master Sword in A Link Between Worlds is the same legendary blade from A Link to the Past, which is once again found inside of the Lost Woods, presumably having been left there by the Link from A Link to the Past. Much like in A Link to the Past, the Master Sword is obtained by collecting the three Pendants of Virtue. One of the Pendants is given to Link by Princess Zelda, and the others are found in the Tower of Hera and the House of Gales. The Master Sword is the only thing that has the power to break the Barrier surrounding Hyrule Castle, which is necessary for Link to face Yuga atop the Castle, and subsequently travel to Lorule for the first time. When obtained, it replaced the previously-used Forgotten Sword.
The Master Sword can be upgraded twice by collecting pieces of Master Ore hidden throughout Lorule. By taking the Master Sword to the Blacksmith in Hyrule with two pieces of Master Ore, he will upgrade it to the Master Sword Lv2. The Master Sword Lv2 is twice as powerful as the standard Master Sword and has a tempered, red blade, making it almost identical to the Tempered Sword from A Link to the Past. When Link collects the remaining two pieces of Master Ore and takes them to the Blacksmith in Lorule, he will upgrade the sword again to the Master Sword Lv3. This final upgrade of the Master Sword is again twice as powerful, making it eight times as powerful as the Forgotten Sword. It also has a golden blade, making it almost identical to the Golden Sword from the A Link to the Past.
Despite its increased strength, the Master Sword Lv2's Sword Beam does the same base amount of damage as the Master Sword. The StreetPass Shadow Links and Gramps, the elderly man in Kakariko Village, are able to wield the Master Sword Lv3. The former can be attributed to the Shadow Links being mere shades, but no explanation is given as to why Gramps can wield the sword.
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Link is told by Impa and Kass about a previous Hero who wielded the Master Sword ten thousand years prior to the events of Breath of the Wild and sealed Calamity Ganon away within Hyrule Castle using the Sword's power. The Master Sword was also wielded by the Link in Breath of the Wild one hundred years before the return of Calamity Ganon. During Link's first Recovered Memory, "Subdued Ceremony", the royal speech that Princess Zelda recites states that the Sword is bound to the Hero of Hyrule and always aided him whether "skyward bound", adrift in time, or steeped in the glowing embers of twilight." In Link's third Recovered Memory, "Resolve and Grief", Zelda asks Link if he can hear the Master Sword speaking to him. During Link's 17th Recovered Memory, "Zelda's Awakening", Link is greatly wounded and the Master Sword is in poor condition. After Zelda awakens her sealing power to save Link from a Guardian Stalker, Link collapses in exhaustion. The Master Sword speaks to Zelda, informing her what she must do to save Link and Hyrule. After putting Link in the Shrine of Resurrection for his one hundred year slumber, Zelda takes the Master Sword to its pedestal in Korok Forest and instructs the Great Deku Tree to protect it.
After Link awakens one hundred years later, the Master Sword still remains in Korok Forest beyond the Lost Woods. During his journey, Link hears some rumors about the Master Sword's location and in order for him to obtain it, he must reach the entrance of the Lost Woods. Upon reaching the Lost Woods, Link has to walk a certain path that leads to the Korok Forest. The Master Sword rests on its pedestal at the center of Korok Forest and is revealed to Link that if a person who is deemed weak attempts to draw the Master Sword from the pedestal, they would surely lose their life. Link must have at least 13 hearts to be able to draw the blade from its resting slumber.
The Master Sword has a base strength of 30 damage; however, its holy power is awakened in the presence of evil. While Link is inside a Dungeon or near Guardians or Malice, the blade glows with a blue aura. In this state, the Master Sword's power is doubled to 60. Unlike all other Weapons, it runs out of energy temporarily after a certain amount of uses instead of breaking. It is unusable in this state and will regain its energy after a short period of time. While in the awakened state, the Master Sword's energy lasts much longer, enduring approximately 11,400 damage before needing to recharge. Also unlike most other weapons, the Master Sword cannot be thrown. Instead, it can fire a Sword Beam when the 'R' button is held and released if Link has full health. The Beam inflicts 10 damage on enemies and the range is increased by the total amount of Heart Containers Link has obtained. Firing a Sword Beam will also slightly reduce the Master Sword's durability. The Sword Beam appears and functions like the Skyward Strike from Skyward Sword, with Link sending off a blue disc of energy from the Master Sword after charging it in the air. After completing the Trial of the Sword from the first DLC pack, the Master Sword will be awakened permanently and using the Sword Beam will no longer affect its durability.
Until the release of Skyward Sword, the origin of the Master Sword was never seen and only alluded to in what could be considered legends that were corrupted by oral tradition; mistranslations from Japanese have further clouded the facts. For instance, according to the English manual of A Link to the Past, after Ganon entered the Golden Land and obtained the Triforce, the people of Hyrule forged a Sword resistant to magic, which could even repulse powers granted by the Triforce. The seven Sages searched for one worthy of wielding the Master Sword, but never found such a person, leaving them, with the aid of the knights of Hyrule, to seal away Ganon instead. Although the mistranslated English manual states that the Master Sword was not created until after Ganon invaded the Golden Land, the Japanese manual states that it was forged long before the Imprisoning War. The location of the blade was already forgotten by the time of the Imprisoning War, and no hero was found worthy of wielding it. This notion that the Master Sword was forged to protect the Triforce is supported by the fact that Hylia (The first wielder of the Goddess Sword) was the Triforce's guardian.
Both the English and Japanese manual of A Link to the Past describe that the Master Sword was forged by the people of Hyrule, and not necessarily by the Ancient Sages. It isn't until Twilight Princess that Princess Zelda mentions that the Ancient Sages crafted the Master Sword.
Skyward Sword, which takes place at the beginning of the Zelda Timeline, reveals the complete origin of the Master Sword, revealing that it was forged into its well-known current form from being the Goddess Sword created by the goddess Hylia.
The ending of A Link to the Past claims that the Master Sword "sleeps again, forever" after Link places it back in its shrine in the Lost Woods, but A Link Between Worlds, set after this game, shows Link once again taking up the Master Sword, indicating that this line was merely metaphorical.
A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
In the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori, Sahasrahla's Wife elaborates on part of the Master Sword's history: she tells of ancient scrolls that speak of the prosperous people who once inhabited the land of Hyrule. According to the scrolls, they made many powerful weapons, including the ultimate treasure, the Master Sword, crafted specifically to resist evil power and which now rests in the Lost Woods. Link begins his quest to search for the Master Sword after Agahnim kidnaps Princess Zelda to cast the third and final incantation on her and thus break the seal that binds Ganon to the Dark World. Before Agahnim is able to take her away, Zelda reveals to Link that only the Master Sword can harm Agahnim. The young hero eventually finds Sahasrahla, and although the old man is puzzled as to how someone so young like Link could be searching for the Master Sword, he tells Link he must recover the Pendants of Virtue to claim the legendary weapon. After acquiring the three Pendants of Virtue, Link heads out to the Lost Woods and retrieves the legendary weapon out of its pedestal.
Link, now confident with the power of the Master Sword, heads out to battle Agahnim atop Hyrule Castle. Sahasrahla contacts Link and tells him not to trust all his power in the Master Sword, for even the legendary blade cannot harm Agahnim's body. Link attacks him anyway, but the Master Sword passes right through the evil wizard, which causes him to turn around and paralyze Link by only looking at him. Agahnim then casts Zelda into the Dark World, which causes for Link's rage towards Agahnim begins to channel through the Master Sword since the young hero and the legendary blade are as one. Agahnim and Link begin to battle, and after Sahasrahla reveals to the young hero that the Master Sword was also forged to repel evil magic, Link uses the sword to turn back Agahnim's magic against him and successfully defeat him.
Link also uses the Master Sword to battle against Ganon, which he uses to stun the King of Thieves while Zelda delivers the final blow with the Silver Arrow. With Hyrule now at peace, Link returns the Master Sword to its pedestal in the Lost Woods. The comic's final scene shows the Master Sword overgrown by foliage as it sleeps, waiting for a new bearer when disaster befalls Hyrule again.
Super Smash Bros.
The Master Sword as it appeared in Ocarina of Time is a randomly unlockable item in the game's lottery, and is listed as a small furniture under Group B.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
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The Master Sword is one of Link's weapons in Soulcalibur II, and it can be used with either the Hylian Shield or the Mirror Shield. Since it is Link's most familiar sword, the Master Sword in conjunction with the Hylian Shield is considered to be Link's most balanced weapon.
Master Sword & Hylian Shield
|A magic sword and shield that have accompanied Link on many adventures and helped him repeatedly save the land of Hyrule. This journey is no less dire, and Link once again goes into battle equipped with these items, this time in another world. These are well-balanced arms for Link.|
|A mirror-like shield found in the Spirit Temple. It is an amazing work of art, and there are few who would argue that it is not one of the finest shields in Hyrule. It is said that its surface reflects not only light but hostile intent as well.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Master Sword is both Link's and Toon Link's main weapon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Subspace Emissary shows a cutscene where Link pulls out the Master Sword from the Pedestal of Time in the middle of a forest when he is first introduced.
The Master Sword appears in Nintendo Land as well. It is one of the 200 prizes that can be won using the coins at the game on the top of the central tower located in the middle of the plaza. Upon touching the prize in the plaza using the touch screen or simply jumping into it, Monita will comment on it.
Mario Kart 8
In Mario Kart 8, Link uses the Master Sword as part of his tricks. The Master Sword also can be seen resting in a pedestal in Hyrule Castle on Hyrule Circuit. Touching the three crystals that appear before the Master Sword activates the dash panel ramp which allows drivers to go through and perform a trick.
The Master Sword, combined with the Hylian Shield, appears as one of Link's unlockable weapons in Hyrule Warriors. It is obtained by completing "The Sacred Sword" Scenario in Legend Mode. It performs similarly to Link's Hylian Sword moveset, although with a base attack power of 300, being much more powerful than most obtainable Swords. It also performs a wider and faster Spin Attack combo than the other Swords. After completing the "A War of Spirit" Scenario, Link can fire Sword Beams with certain combos at full health. It is of the Light element.
Unlike other weapons, the Master Sword is one-of-a-kind and multiples cannot be obtained from weapon drops. In Hyrule Warriors it has one Skill known as Evil's Bane, which is unlocked after collecting all Level 1, 2 and 3 Weapons found in Scenarios in Legend Mode and in the Adventure Map in Adventure Mode and then accumulating 25,000 KOs with the Master Sword. In Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, it has two Skills, one being Evil's Bane, and the other being Exorcism. In Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Evil's Bane is unlocked in the same manner as in Hyrule Warriors, but the KOs requirement is lowered to 10,000. In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Exorcism requires unlocking all of the Level 4 Weapons found in the Twilight Map and the Temina Map in Adventure Mode and then accumulating 25,000 KOs with the Master Sword while in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, all Weapons, including the Multi-Element Weapons, must be collected but the KOs required is lowered to 15,000. The Evil's Bane Skill increases the Master Sword's base attack power by 200 and, in Hyrule Warriors, also unlocks the Legendary seal for other Warriors' weapons that have that Skill available. In Hyrule Warriors Legendsand Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, the Exorcism Skill unlocks the Legendary seal and also increases the Master Sword's base power by an additional 400 points, bringing the total to 900. Unlocking the Evil's Bane skill awards the "True Master Sword" Medal in Hyrule Warriors, while Exorcism does this in Hyrule Warriors Legendsand Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.
In the Legend Mode Scenarios, after obtaining the Sword, Link becomes cocky and overconfident in his abilities. In "A War of Spirit", while Link goes to face Cia at the Temple of Souls, she uses his overconfidence against him by using the darkness in his heart to create Dark Links to fight him repeatedly. With the aid of his allies, he is able to overcome these threats, and the bond shared between them awakens the True Power of the Master Sword. From that point, at full health, Link can fire Sword Beams with certain combos. After Link defeats Ganon in "Liberation of the Triforce", he returns the Master Sword to its pedestal at the Temple of the Sacred Sword to rest.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Master Sword is available exclusively in the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be obtained from either scanning an amiibo related to The Legend of Zelda series, or through finding it in a Treasure Chest near Paarthurnax at the Throat of the World.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Master Sword is used by both Link and Toon Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When Link's damage is at 0%, he is capable of firing Sword Beams from the Master Sword by performing his Forward Smash attack.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the Master Sword is first seen in the Scenario, "Freeing Korok Forest", where Zelda, Link, Impa, the four Champions, and Hestu go to the pedestal, only to be blocked by Astor. Astor summons four Hollows to battle Link. Link is drawn near the Master Sword and pulls it out when his old sword breaks. Astor then engages in a fight against Link, summoning his Hollows. Once he is beaten, he admits how strong the Master Sword is.
The Master Sword initially has an attack power of 51.