Hammers, also known as Magic Hammers,(ALttP | FSA | TFH) are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed] They can be used to press Switches, destroy certain obstacles such as Boulders, or as a weapon.
Location and Uses
The Adventure of Link
The Hammer is found within the Death Mountain region of western Hyrule in The Adventure of Link. It is used to smash large Boulders that are occasionally found in Hyrule's overworld, often unblocking pathways and revealing new objects underneath. It can also be used to cut Trees down in the overworld.
A Link to the Past
The Magic Hammer is found in the Palace of Darkness in A Link to the Past. It can remove obstacles from Link's path, allowing him to pass into otherwise inaccessible areas. It can be used to dispatch enemies such as Helmasaurs, and is essential in defeating Terrorpins in the Palace of Darkness. The Magic Hammer is also capable of shattering the faceplate of the Helmasaur King. Against most enemies, it deals as much damage as the Master Sword Lv2, but its reach is much shorter. Freezing enemies with the Ice Rod and then breaking them with the Magic Hammer instantly defeats them, often yielding a Magical Decanter.
Four Swords Adventures
The Magic Hammer can smash stakes, stumps, and several other obstacles in Four Swords Adventures. By holding the A Button, the Links can charge the Magic Hammer which, upon release, sends out a shockwave which dazes enemies momentarily. It can be upgraded to the level 2 Magic Hammer, which makes it more powerful, sending much larger shockwaves. The Magic Hammer can also knock Force Gems from their hiding spot beneath the soil. Shadow Link can also use the Magic Hammer to interrupt the Links by sending unavoidable but harmless dazes.
The Hammer can be found in Mutoh's Temple in Phantom Hourglass, where it is used to defeat the temple's boss, Eox. It is also used to pound at objects, including Switches and Springboards that will propel Link into the air if he stands on it and pounds it with the Hammer. It is also one of the most powerful weapons in the game. The Hammer is controlled by holding and moving the Stylus on the Nintendo DS screen, which will drag Ciela around as she aims it and prepares to smash it. It is possible to pound on objects and enemies that are far away from Link. When held for a while longer, the Hammer will grow to a gigantic size and will make a much stronger pound. It cannot be used while on stairs.
The Hammer is an effective weapon against certain enemies. Stalfos can be defeated with the Hammer in a single hit. By using it in conjunction with the Phantom Sword, it is also possible to defeat a Phantom without being seen by hiding in a Safe Zone.
A Link Between Worlds
The Hammer can be rented or purchased from Ravio's Shop in A Link Between Worlds. It is needed to progress through the Tower of Hera. The Hammer can be used to pound Moles into the ground, which then launch Link up to higher grounds, and it is essential to defeat enemies such as Deadrocks and Terrorpins.
Tri Force Heroes
The Magic Hammer deals twice the damage to enemies as Swords in Tri Force Heroes. It creates a shockwave when used, which can destroy Grass and Rocks and stun enemies. The Magic Hammer can be used to pound down stakes, destroy ice crystals, defeat Deadrocks, and make use of Moles.
Magic Hammers first appear in Silver Shrine, in which all three Links acquire one. They reappear in Ice Temple (two Hammers), Desert Temple (two Hammers), Dragon Citadel, and Sky Temple. They also appear in the Scorching Zone, Frozen Zone and Baneful Zone of the Den of Trials, as well as the Coliseum's Ice Cavern and The Ruins arenas. The use of Magic Hammers is required to defeat the Bosses Blizzagia and Stalchampion.
Breath of the Wild
Two different Hammers can be obtained in Breath of the Wild. The first is the Iron Sledgehammer, which can be used both as a Weapon and for mining Ore. The second is the Spring-Loaded Hammer. It can only be purchased at the Fang and Bone for 199 Mon, and it is capable of knocking back Enemies on its fourth hit.
Ancient Stone Tablets
In Zelda's Adventure, the Hammer is a Spell that Zelda can cast as a projectile with her Wand. It is a slow-moving Spell, but can potentially inflict a lot of damage onto enemies. It is dropped by Warbane after encountering him for the first time in the Shrine of Fire. It costs two Rupees to use.
- This section is about the Weapon used by Darunia in Hyrule Warriors. For the Weapon used by Ravio, see Rental Hammer.
A different Hammer also appears as an item in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. This item is mainly used to smash objects, but can also be used as a weapon to attack enemies. It is also used to weaken the Helmaroc King.
The default form of the Hammer is the Magic Hammer. The second form of the Hammer is the Igneous Hammer, followed by the Megaton Hammer.
The Lv.★ form of the Hammer is the 8-Bit Food, which is modeled after the 8-bit Food from The Legend of Zelda. It was added to Hyrule Warriors with the Majora's Mask Pack DLC. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, instead of appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit Food replaces the Darkfire Hammer when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.
In Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, the fourth form of the Hammer is the Darkfire Hammer, which is associated with both the Elements of Fire and Darkness.
|Weapon||Number of Stars|
|Lv.★ (HW | HWDE)||
|Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE)||
Megaton Hammer +
|Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE)||
|X||Darunia curls up into a ball and charges forwards. He will then emerge and thrust his palm out.|
|Y X||Darunia performs an uppercut with his hammer, slamming it behind him.|
|Y Y X||Darunia leaps up and slams the ground with his bottom.|
|Y Y Y X||Darunia slams his hammer on the ground, then leaps up and slams on it, creating a massive explosion.|
|Y Y Y Y X||Darunia plunges his hammer and creates a pool of magma around him.|
|Y Y Y Y Y X||Darunia summons a meteor and throws it in front of him.|
|Y Y Y Y Y Y Y||Darunia repeatedly pounds and swings his hammer, finishing with a spinning swing and a final slam.|
Darunia performs a quick dance to get himself pumped up. He then swings his Hammer down hard at his foes four times, the final strike causing a small explosion ahead of him. This attack does damage in a small range ahead of Darunia, and carries the Fire Element, making the thrown enemies take additional damage as they land.
- In the Japanese version of A Link to the Past, the Magic Hammer is known as the "M.C. Hammer," which is the name of an American rapper.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Marteau (PH | ALBW | TFH)|
|Marteau (PH | ALBW | TFH)|
|해머 (Haemeo) (ALBW | TFH)||Hammer|
|Martillo (PH | ALBW | TFH)|
|Martillo (PH | ALBW | TFH)|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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The Rented Hammer from A Link Between Worlds
|Hammer gameplay from Hyrule Warriors|
- Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 126 (TAoL | PH | ALBW)
- Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 169
- "And to do so, a hammer-like implement with something blunt on the end is absolutely essential." — Savrey (Tears of the Kingdom)
- Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 130 (ALttP | FSA)
- "You got a Magic Hammer!" — Game Screen (Tri Force Heroes)
- "It can break rocks and cut down trees on the landscape map." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass — Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 12
- "Iron Sledgehammer
This large iron sledgehammer was originally used for mining, but it works reasonably well as a weapon too." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
- "Spring-Loaded Hammer
This strange hammer is one of Kilton's specialties. Being struck by it doesn't hurt much, but the fourth swing in a string of attacks will send the victim flying." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
- The Adventure of Link manual, Italian localization, Virtual Console version, pg. 5
- "Hai ottenuto il Martello! Magari non sembra, ma molto potente!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
Affossa pioli e nemici!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Hai ottenuto il martello!
Spacca tutto con !
Non farti scrupoli!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Hai ottenuto il Martello Magico!" — N/A (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
- "Hai preso il Martello Magico!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures, Italian localization)
- The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 49
ジャマな敵もこれでドスン！" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
でドスンと一発！！" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- A Link to the Past manual, pg. 45 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 25 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords, Shogakukan, pg. 15
- "Du hast den Hammer erhalten! Er ist klein, aber schlagkräftig!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
- "Der Hammer!
Mithilfe von schlägst
du kräftig zu!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
Ramme störende Pfosten und hartnäckige Feinde unangespitzt in den Boden." — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Hammer" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- "Du hast den Hammer erhalten!
Getroffene Gegner werden umgeworfen, und du kannst mit ihm Schalter betätigen!" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
- "Vous obtenez un marteau! Il est petit, mais il est d'une puissance crasante!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
Aplatit les obstacles et les ennemis qui vous agacent." — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Vous avez obtenu le marteau !
Appuyez sur pour frapper
le sol !" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
거슬리는 말뚝도 이걸로 쿵!
거슬리는 적들도 이걸로 쿵!" — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "해머를 획득했다!
를 누르면 쾅하고 한 방 날릴 수 있다!!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "¡Conseguiste un martillo! Es pequeño, pero golpea con mucha fuerza." — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
Ahora podrás golpear los obstáculos o a los enemigos que te bloqueen el camino." — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "¡Obtienes el martillo!
¡Aplasta cosas sin parar
oprimiendo !" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "Vous avez obtenu un marteau!
Appuyez sur pour tout casser!" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)
- "¡Has conseguido un martillo! Es pequeño, pero golpea con mucha fuerza." — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
Ahora podrás golpear los obstáculos o a los enemigos que te sacaban de quicio." — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
- "¡Obtienes el martillo!
¡No te cortes y aplasta cosas sin
parar pulsando !" — N/A (Tri Force Heroes)