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Master Sword Lv3

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Master Sword Lv3
Master Sword Lv.3.png
The Master Sword Lv3 from A Link Between Worlds
Other media
Location(s) Dark World Mysterious Pond (ALttP)
Lorule Blacksmith's Forge (ALBW)
Use(s) Damaging enemies
Destroying objects
Comparable Item(s) Master Sword
Master Sword Lv2
Gilded Sword

The Master Sword Lv3,[1] also known as the Golden Sword in A Link to the Past,[2] is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. It is the ultimate upgrade to the Master Sword and thus the strongest Sword in the games it appears in.[3]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past


The Master Sword Lv3 was known as the Golden Sword in A Link to the Past. To obtain it, Link must throw the Tempered Sword into the Mysterious Pond of the Dark World within the Pyramid of Power. As a result, the Cursed Fairy will transform it into the Golden Sword. It has a golden blade, green hilt, and is usually eight times stronger than the Fighter's Sword. In the Game Boy Advance version of the game, it also has the ability to break Jars and skulls.

A Link Between Worlds

ALBW Master Sword Lv3 Icon.png

In A Link Between Worlds, the Master Sword Lv3 is the Master Sword at its maximum strength.[4] It is obtained similarly to the Master Sword Lv2, with two pieces of Master Ore, but they must be taken to the Blacksmith at the Blacksmith's Forge in Lorule.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

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In Ancient Stone Tablets, the Sword is known as the LV4 Sword. When the Hero of Light draws the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, they obtain it at this power level from the start, due to it being strengthened to this state by Link prior to the events of the game. When obtained, the rental Shops will no longer offer a higher level.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マスターソード LV3 Master Sword LV3
French-speaking countries French Épée de légende niv. 3 (ALBW) Sword of Legend Lv3
Federal Republic of Germany German Master-Schwert Lv.3 Master Sword Lv.3
Italian Republic Italian Spada Suprema (Liv. 3) Supreme Sword (Lv3)
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Espada Maestra suprema (ALBW) Supreme Master Sword



  1. "Master Sword Lv3" — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
    The Fat Faerie, who resides within the Dark Pyramid, is the only one who can give Link the Golden Sword."
    (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo), pg. 142)
  3. "The Master Sword, made ultimate! Now it's the fiercest blade imaginable!" — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "The Master Sword is now at its maximum strength! This is a true hero's weapon!" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
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