Rapier

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The Rapier is a class of Weapon used by Zelda in Hyrule Warriors. It is associated with Light. The Rapier grants Zelda the power to use the Light Arrows and the power of her Triforce of Wisdom as part of her moveset.

Variations

The default Rapier is the Polished Rapier. The second form of the Rapier is the Glittering Rapier, followed by the Gleaming Rapier.

The Lv.★ Rapier is the 8-Bit White Sword?, which is based on the White Sword from The Legend of Zelda. It was added to Hyrule Warriors with the Master Quest Pack DLC. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, instead of appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit White Sword? replaces the Gloomy Rapier when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1
Polished Rapier
Light 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2
Glittering Rapier
Light 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3
Gleaming Rapier
Light 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE)
8-Bit White Sword?
Light 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE)
Gleaming Rapier +
Light 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE)
Gloomy Rapier
Light
Darkness
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y X X Zelda performs a backflip, launching any enemies in front of her, and then performs a series of rapid, upward thrusts. If she has at least one Light Orb, she follows up the backflip by summoning a Magic Circle and throwing a light orb downwards.
Y Y X X Zelda performs a leaping, horizontal slash, and then dives downwards. If she has at least two light orbs, she follows up the slash by firing an arrow towards enemies in front of her, then another below her before the plunge.
Y Y Y X X Zelda performs a series of zig-zagging slashes, then performs a series of rapid thrusts and dives downwards. If she has a Light Orb, she follows up the slashes by firing a cluster of arrows that bombard any enemies in front of her.
Y Y Y Y X Zelda dashes forwards while performing a series of rapid slashes. If she has a Light Orb, she instead summons a massive triangle around her that explodes with light.
Y Y Y Y Y Zelda performs a series of slashes before finishing with a thrust. She will then perform a flourish that fills up one bar of the Light Orb gauge.
X Zelda raises her rapier, fully filling up the Light Orb gauge.

Special Attack

Main article: Special Attack

Zelda summons her Bow into her hands, drawing back a Light Arrow toward her foes ahead and fires, before disappearing as her Rapier returns to her hand. This attack deals damage in a long, rectangular range ahead of Zelda.

Trivia

  • Other Warriors make use of the Rapier in certain Adventure Mode battles:
Other users of the Rapier
Warrior Map Tile

Sheik
Master Quest Map H10
E12
F10
B1
Twilight Map D13
D9
E7
H7
(Ally)
Termina Map D11

Lana
Termina Map G8
D11

Cia
Termina Map D11
(Ally)

Gallery

Video Gallery

Zelda - Rapier gameplay