Magical Sword

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The Magical Sword,(TLoZ | TAoL | HW)[1][citation needed] also known as the Magic Sword,(SCII) is a recurring sword in The Legend of Zelda series. The Magical Sword goes unnamed in Captain N: The Game Master.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

In the First Quest of The Legend of Zelda, Link finds the Magical Sword in the possession of the Magical Sword-Giving Old Man who lives underneath a Grave in the Graveyard. The Old Man requires that Link have at least twelve Heart Containers in his Life before he gives Link the Magical Sword. In the Second Quest, the Magical Sword is found in the northern mountains, one screen to the left of where the White Sword is found. The Magical Sword has the same properties as all of the other Swords in the game, such as the ability to shoot Sword Beams, but the Magical Sword does twice as much damage than the White Sword, and four times the damage as the Sword.[2] It is the most powerful weapon in the game. The Magical Sword is entirely optional, however, as only the Silver Arrows and any kind of Sword are required to defeat Ganon.

The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, Link departs on his quest with the Magical Sword in his left hand and the Magical Shield in his right.[3] Link is able to augment the Sword's ability to fire Sword Beams with the Fire spell, which allows the Sword to shoot fireballs even if Link is not at full health. The Sword will also do more damage if Link levels up his Attack stats. The sword is pictured on the game's box art.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Although not explicitly referred to as the Magical Sword, Link in Captain N: The Game Master wields a Sword similar to the Magical Sword. Like in The Legend of Zelda TV series, Link can use it to zap enemies, and this time, he can be seen attacking enemies with the Sword rather than just using it to defend himself or parry.

SoulCalibur II

The Magic Sword is one of Link's weapons available in SoulCalibur II. Paired off with the Magic Shield, the Magic Sword & Magic Shield can be bought in the Aldebaran Shop, Algol Shop, Pollux Shop, or the Merak Shop for 3000 Gold while playing the Weapon Master Mode. Although Link's offense and defense will not increase when he equips these weapons, the Magic Sword will cause 40% block damage, compared to the usual 10%.[4] The sword's design resembles the Magical Sword's artwork from The Legend of Zelda, albeit with more detail and more proportional.

Image Cost Attributes In-game Description

Magic Sword & Magic Shield
3000 Gold Causes 40% block damage
Weak against physical impact
Ancient arms hidden deep in an underground tomb. This powerful sword holds an enchantment that counters the forces of darkness, and its holy aura allows it to deliver damage to the enemy even without making physical contact. The shield is enchanted with a spell that protects its user from enemy magic, but the actual shield itself is quite old and is weak against physical impact.

Hyrule Warriors

Main articles: Hylian Sword and Naginata

The Magical Sword appears as the third-tier weapon in Link's Hylian Sword category in Hyrule Warriors. It is obtained as a reward through Adventure Mode. Its overall design was derived from both its artwork from The Adventure of Link and to a lesser extent the 8-Bit rendition of the Magical Sword from The Legend of Zelda An 8-Bit version of the Magical Sword from The Legend of Zelda, called the 8-Bit Magical Sword?, appears as the Lv.★ form of Impa's Naginata. It was added to the game with the Majora's Mask Pack DLC in Hyrule Warriors.

Attack Combinations

Warriors ModeZelda Mode
Combination
Attack
Strong Attack: Spin Attack
Tapping X performs a quick Spin Attack, holding for at least one second before releasing increases both damage and radius.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Sword Beam
Link will jump backwards and then shoot a circular Sword Beam that travels straight ahead for about one second before disappearing.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Rising Spin Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
If Kokiri Sword I has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Hold after any Combo Attack
Attack
Combo Attack: Spin Attack
After any Combo Attack, continuing to hold X Button will charge a small Spin Attack that will launch Link forwards while he attacks.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
If Kokiri Sword III has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Vertical Spin Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination

or

or

or

or
Attack
Combo Attack: Dash Attack
Pressing X Button after four or more consecutive slashes will trigger the Dash Attack combo. Link runs forwards with his Hylian Sword extended and carries Enemies backwards, then makes one last lunge with his Hylian Sword to deal the most damage.
Badge Required
Cost
CombinationAttackBadge RequiredCost
Strong Attack: Spin Attack
Tapping X performs a quick Spin Attack, holding for at least one second before releasing increases both damage and radius.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Regular Attack: Horizontal slash
Combo Attack: Sword Beam
Link will jump backwards and then shoot a circular Sword Beam that travels straight ahead for about one second before disappearing.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Combo Attack: Rising Spin Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
If Kokiri Sword I has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
Hold after any Combo Attack
Combo Attack: Spin Attack
After any Combo Attack, continuing to hold X Button will charge a small Spin Attack that will launch Link forwards while he attacks.
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
If Kokiri Sword III has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Regular Attack: Vertical Spin Attack

or

or

or

or
Combo Attack: Dash Attack
Pressing X Button after four or more consecutive slashes will trigger the Dash Attack combo. Link runs forwards with his Hylian Sword extended and carries Enemies backwards, then makes one last lunge with his Hylian Sword to deal the most damage.
Combination
Attack
Strong Attack: Spin Attack
Tapping X performs a quick Spin Attack, holding for at least one second before releasing increases both damage and radius.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Sword Beam
Link will jump backwards and then shoot a circular Sword Beam that travels straight ahead for about one second before disappearing.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Rising Spin Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
If Kokiri Sword I has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Hold after any Combo Attack
Attack
Combo Attack: Spin Attack
After any Combo Attack, continuing to hold Y Button will charge a small Spin Attack that will launch Link forwards while he attacks.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
If Kokiri Sword III has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Badge Required
Cost
Combination
Attack
Regular Attack: Vertical Spin Attack
Badge Required
Cost
Combination

or

or

or

or
Attack
Combo Attack: Dash Attack
Pressing Y Button after four or more consecutive slashes will trigger the Dash Attack combo. Link runs forwards with his Hylian Sword extended and carries Enemies backwards, then makes one last lunge with his Hylian Sword to deal the most damage.
Badge Required
Cost
CombinationAttackBadge RequiredCost
Strong Attack: Spin Attack
Tapping X performs a quick Spin Attack, holding for at least one second before releasing increases both damage and radius.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Link can perform up to three slashes before falling back to the ground.
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Regular Attack: Horizontal slash
Combo Attack: Sword Beam
Link will jump backwards and then shoot a circular Sword Beam that travels straight ahead for about one second before disappearing.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Combo Attack: Rising Spin Attack
Combo Attack: Mid-air horizontal slashes
Combo Attack: Down Thrust
At any point Link is still in the air, the three mid-air slashes can be skipped and moved straight into the Down Thrust.
Regular Attack: Diagonal slash
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
If Kokiri Sword I has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
Regular Attack: Horizontal right slash
Hold after any Combo Attack
Combo Attack: Spin Attack
After any Combo Attack, continuing to hold Y Button will charge a small Spin Attack that will launch Link forwards while he attacks.
Regular Attack: Horizontal left slash
If Kokiri Sword III has not been purchased, this will instead perform a vertical Spin Attack and end the combination chain.
Regular Attack: Vertical Spin Attack

or

or

or

or
Combo Attack: Dash Attack
Pressing Y Button after four or more consecutive slashes will trigger the Dash Attack combo. Link runs forwards with his Hylian Sword extended and carries Enemies backwards, then makes one last lunge with his Hylian Sword to deal the most damage.

Special Attack

Main article: Special Attack

The Hylian Sword's Special Attack is a powerful version of the Spin Attack. The wielder raises the Hylian Sword skyward and charges the sword with some form of power, and then launches into a very large horizontal Spin Attack while dashing forward. This attack is highly effective against a crowd of enemy soldiers in front of Link, given its wide radius and extensive forward range.

Weak Point Smash

Like all Weapon categories in Hyrule Warriors, the Hylian Sword has two different Weak Point Smash attacks, the one used depending on whether the target is a Giant Boss or not. The attack used against Captains and Warriors consists of a series of wide slices in varying directions, followed by an ultra-powerful forward thrust. The Weak Point Smash used against Giant Bosses is a massive leap into the air, followed by a to-the-hilt downward thrust into the Boss's core.

Focus Spirit

Main article: Focus Spirit

The Hylian Sword's Focus Spirit Attack is a single forward thrust that has a relatively high attack range. Like with all Focus Spirit Attack, hitting a Captain, Warrior, or Giant Boss with this thrust will instantly expose that target's Weak Point Gauge for an extended period of time.

If Link's Focus Spirit Gauge is allowed to run dry on its own (without unleashing the Focus Spirit Attack), Link will thrust his Hylian Sword upward and release an explosion of light with him at the center.

Trivia

  • In the prototype version of The Legend of Zelda, the Magical Sword required only 8 Hearts to be obtained instead of 12.[5]
  • The Magical Sword is seen as the precursor of the Master Sword.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
マジカルソード (Majikaru Sōdo) (TLoZ | TAoL)[8][9]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
魔法剑 (Mó fǎ jiàn) (TLoZ | TAoL)[13]Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Magisch zwaard (TLoZ)[11]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
  • Epée magique (TLoZ)[11]
  • Épée magique (HWDE)[12]
  • Same as English.
  • Magic sword
Canada
FrenchCA
Épée magique (HWDE)Magic sword
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Magisches Schwert (HWDE)[10]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
Spada Magica (TLoZ | TAoL)[6][7]Magic Sword
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 131 (TLoZ | TAoL)
  2. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19
  3. "Then, with a magical sword in his left hand and a magical shield in his right, he set off alone in his long travels." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 12)
  4. "Good at penetrating defenses, but weak against impact" — N/A (SoulCalibur II)
  5. "The Magical Sword requires eight hearts in the prototype and 12 in the final."Proto:The Legend of Zelda , The Cutting Room Floor, retrieved May 1, 2016.
  6. "Prendi la Spada Magica!" (Get the Magic Sword!) — Level 15-1 (The Legend of Zelda) (NES Remix, Italian localization)
  7. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 131
  8. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 21
  9. The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 15
  10. "Magisches Schwert" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19
  12. "Épée magique" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  13. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 130