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Sword

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This article is about the recurring items named "Sword". For other Swords, see Sword (Disambiguation).
Sword
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The Sword from Breath of the Wild
Game(s)
Other media The Legend of Zelda TV series
The Faces of Evil
The Wand of Gamelon
Location(s) Cave (TLoZ)
Toronbo Shores (LA)
Strength 1 (TLoZ)
22 (BotW)
Durability 27 (BotW)

The Sword is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

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First appearing in The Legend of Zelda, the Sword can be obtained in a Cave in the very first area of the game. Inside, Link finds an Old Man who tells him to take the Sword because it is dangerous to travel alone.[1] The Sword has two additional color variants which appear when Link wears either the Blue Ring or the Red Ring. The Sword can damage almost every enemy, but it is one of the weakest items in the game. However, the Sword can be replaced by the White Sword and then the Magical Sword, which each deal twice more damage than its predecessor. A Sword that is designed like a rapier is depicted on the Title Display of the game. It is not confirmed to be any of the Swords that can be obtained in the game.

Link's Awakening

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The Sword in Link's Awakening is the first Sword that Link can obtain in the game. It is from Link's previous adventures and has his name engraved on it.[2] Link finds it in the wreckage on Toronbo Shores shortly after waking up after his crash on Koholint Island. As Link's Awakening takes place directly after A Link to the Past, it is speculated that the Sword is the Fighter's Sword from that adventure. Link can replace the Sword with the Level 2 Sword, which deals more damage.

Tri Force Heroes

The Sword in Tri Force Heroes is the Sword used by the Links.[3] It changes appearance when certain Outfits are worn, such as the Sword Suit and the Sword Master Suit. While wearing the Fierce Deity Armor, the Sword becomes the Fierce Deity Sword. In addition, the Sword becomes a Telescope while wearing Linebeck's Uniform.

Breath of the Wild

The Sword appears in Breath of the Wild as a weapon exclusive to the 8-Bit Link amiibo. It is described as a Sword that was once wielded by a hero in an ancient age.[4] It looks as it does throughout the artwork of The Legend of Zelda.

Non-Canon Appearances

The Legend of Zelda TV series

In the "Stinging a Stinger" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series, Sleezenose offers Link a Sword as a sign of gratitude for having saved him.[5] Although Link first hesitates to trade it in for his Crissword,[6] Sleezenose explains that anyone who carries the Sword is made irresistible to women, especially princesses.[7] This convinces Link and causes him to immediately hand over his old Sword when he hears Princess Zelda screaming for help.[8] When Link finds Zelda, she is being attacked by a Patra.[9] The young hero, confident about his new Sword, faces an incoming Patra, but one beam from the foe breaks the Sword in half and causes Link to collapse from the attack. When he looks up and sees the broken Sword, he realizes that he has been tricked by Sleezenose. Link leaves behind the broken Sword when Ganon appears and captures him.

The Faces of Evil

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In The Faces of Evil, the Sword is used as Link's main weapon.[10] As well as being used to fight enemies with, it is also used to pick up dropped items and talk to characters by striking them. In the game's tutorial, the Sword is also referred to as a "Smart Sword", and it is explained that it will not hurt friendly characters but instead encourage them to talk.[11]

Link can later receive a stronger Sword called the Power Sword, which replaces his standard Sword.

The Wand of Gamelon

In The Wand of Gamelon, the Sword is used as Zelda's main weapon.[12] Identically to The Faces of Evil, it is also able to pick up items and encourage characters to talk, in addition to fighting enemies with. The Sword is also referred to as a "Smart Sword" in the game's tutorial.[13]

As in The Faces of Evil, Zelda can later find the stronger Power Sword. It replaces her standard Sword.

Gallery

References

  1. "IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS" — Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  2. "You found your Sword! It must be yours because it has your name engraved on it!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  3. "" — Nintendo, ゼルダの伝説 トライフォース3銃士 : 冒険ははるか長い道のり | ニンテンドー3DS | 任天堂, Official Japanese Site (Image), published n.d., retrieved August 23, 2017.
  4. "A sword once wielded by a hero in an ancient age. When grasped, a strange sense of nostalgia washes over you. Take it when going alone would otherwise be dangerous." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Say, you're one hot swordsman. Which reminds me, I have just the gift for you for saving my life." — Sleezenose (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  6. "Gee, I don't know. It's been a pretty good sword." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  7. "Yes, but this sword is much better. For instance, it makes whoever carries it irresistible to ladies. If you know what I mean. [...] ESPECIALLY princesses." — Sleezenose (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  8. "It's a deal! Oh boy!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  9. "Eeh! Get away from me, you stupid Patra! Link! Link! Where are you?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  10. "The Sword Attack by pressing Button One to strike enemies. It is rumored that hidden in Koridai are ways to make your sword fire deadly Power Blasts." (The Faces of Evil manual, pg. 3)
  11. "Luckily, I brought my Smart Sword. It won't hurt anyone friendly. In fact, it makes them talk!" — Link (The Faces of Evil)
  12. "The Sword Attack by pressing Button One to strike enemies. It is rumored that hidden in Gamelon are ways to make your sword fire deadly Power Blasts." (The Wand of Gamelon manual, pg. 4)
  13. "Luckily, I brought my Smart Sword. It won't hurt anyone friendly. In fact, it makes them talk!" — Zelda (The Wand of Gamelon)