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Recruit's Sword

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Recruit's Sword
ST Recruit's Sword Model.png
ST Recruit's Sword Icon.png
Main appearance(s)
Killing enemies
Comparable item(s)

The Recruit's Sword is a sword in Spirit Tracks.[1]

Location and Uses

The Recruit's Sword resembles the Hero's Sword and Oshus's Sword from the game's predecessors, The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass respectively. This dangerous yet unremarkable weapon is obtained in the training room of Hyrule Castle, as Link requires a Sword in order to make his way from the Castle's back door toward the Tower of Spirits, through a pathway full of enemies.[2] Russell, the captain of the Hyrule Castle Guards, gives it to Link after he successfully completes a basic sword training exercise.[3] It is eventually replaced by the Lokomo Sword.

While using the Recruit's Sword, Link must collect three Tears of Light in the Tower of Spirits to be able to strike a Phantom in the back.[4] This will stun the creature and will allow Princess Zelda's spirit to control it while in that state. After Link obtains the Lokomo Sword, he no longer needs to collect Tears of Light, as the Sword itself is infused with enough energy to attack the Phantoms.[5]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
CanadaFrenchCAÉpée d'apprenti
FranceFrenchEUÉpée d'apprenti '"`UNIQ--ref-00000013-QINU`"'
Épée d'apprenti '"`UNIQ--ref-00000005-QINU`"'
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 135
  2. "There are all sorts of strange beasts on the other side of this door. It's not the kind of place you want to go without a sword!" — Soldier (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "Some swordsman you are, running around with no sword! There's something fishy about this... Are you really a new recruit? Heh heh heh! Your eyes tell the whole story! All right! Take this one!" — Russell (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Hitting the Phantom in the back with your sword should stop it for a while... But first, you need to gather all three of the Tears of Light." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "Your new sword is filled with energy. That means you don't need to grab Tears of Light to attack the Phantoms." — Princess Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
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