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Master Sword Lv2

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Master Sword Lv2
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The Master Sword Lv2 from A Link Between Worlds
Other media
Location(s) Smithery (ALttP)
Blacksmith's Forge (ALBW)
Use(s) Damaging enemies
Destroying objects
Comparable Item(s) Master Sword
Master Sword Lv3

The Master Sword Lv2,[1] also known as the Tempered Sword in A Link to the Past,[2] is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. It is an upgrade to the Master Sword preceding the Master Sword Lv3 and is the second strongest Sword in both A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past


The Master Sword Lv2 was known as the Tempered Sword in A Link to the Past. Link can obtain it by taking the Dwarven Swordsmith trapped in the Dark World back to his brother in the Light World to the Smithery east of Kakariko Village. As a token of gratitude, the brothers will upgrade the young hero's Master Sword. However, the forging process takes time and Link is forced to leave his Sword with them and wait. During this time, Link can perform the action of swinging a blade without one in his possession, but cannot deal damage to enemies this way. Link must use items if he wishes to defeat enemies before retrieving the Tempered Sword.

Tempering the Master Sword makes it much stronger, gives it a reddish-orange glow, and causes it to make a deeper swing sound as opposed to the usual slash sound. It is four times stronger than the Fighter's Sword, but the Beam Attack still retains its original power and continues to do so even as the Sword is upgraded again.

A Link Between Worlds

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In A Link Between Worlds, the Master Sword Lv2 is obtained by bringing two pieces of Master Ore to Hyrule's Blacksmith at the Blacksmith's Forge. It is three times more powerful than the Forgotten Sword. Its Sword Beams are 1.5 times more powerful.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

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In Ancient Stone Tablets, the Sword is known as the LV3 Sword. It is obtainable in a Treasure Chest in Level 5. Like the previous Sword, the player can rent the next 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 LV2 Master Sword LV2
French-speaking countries French Épée de légende niv. 2 (ALBW) Sword of Legend Lv2
Federal Republic of Germany German Master-Schwert Lv.2 Master Sword Lv.2
Italian Republic Italian Spada Suprema (Liv. 2) Supreme Sword (Lv2)
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Espada Maestra mejorada (ALBW) Upgraded Master Sword



  1. "Master Sword Lv2" — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
    The Swordsmiths will gladly temper the Master Sword for a paltry sum. By the time this happens, Link will have done them a huge favor."
    (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo), pg. 142)
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