Location and Uses
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 it can break the boss's mask.
When used, the Skull Hammer will produce a shock wave, which can stun nearby enemies. It 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 Attack 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.
- During The Wind Waker's development, the Skull Hammer was designed to resemble a standard Hammer.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Italian||Martello Magico||Magic Hammer|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 126
- Images from SpaceWorld 2001. The revealing of celda., Zelda Chaos, retrieved December 31, 2010.