Nayru's Love

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Nayru's Love is a recurring Spell in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Nayru's Love is received from the Great Fairy of Magic in the Desert Colossus.[1] When used, the Spell surrounds Link's body with a diamond-shaped barrier, which lasts for exactly one minute.[2] Nayru's Love prevents all damage, but does not stop recoil from enemy attacks. It can be activated instantly on command, but only deactivates when it wears off. The effect of Nayru's Love wearing off is signaled by the barrier flickering while the noise that accompanies it falters. It drains 12 Magic Power when used. While activated, Link cannot use any other items that drain Magic Power.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

See SmashWiki's articles on Nayru's Love for more information.

Nayru's Love is Zelda's neutral special move. When performed, a blue diamond-shaped barrier surrounds Zelda, which then shatters into tiny blue crystals as Zelda spins around. The shards deal slight damage to any nearby opponents. The spell can reflect projectile attacks when timed correctly.[3]

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Nayru's Love appears as a Defense Badge in the Bazaar's Badge Market. When purchased for a Warrior, it nullifies the knock-back effect from hits sustained by that particular Warrior.[4] It appears in three iterative Badge qualities: bronze, silver and gold; each providing a stronger effect than the one prior. Nayru's Love I nullifies the first hit, Nayru's Love II the second hit, and Nayru's Love III nullifies the first three hits.

One of the attacks that Zelda can execute with her Rapier is summoning a large crystal of ice. This, joined with her two other attacks resembling Din's Fire and Farore's Wind, appears to be a reference to Nayru's Love.

Cadence of Hyrule

Nayru's Love appears as a special defensive ability unique to Zelda. If Cadence wakes her up first, it can be found within Hyrule Castle on the floor outside of Zelda's room being guarded by a Green Guard, or if Link is woken up first, it appears automatically in Zelda's inventory when he obtains the Small Shield. Once acquired, Zelda can use it to reflect or block attacks and projectiles back at her enemies at the cost of Stamina.[5]



Names in Other Regions
ネールの愛 (Nēru no Ai) (OoT)[8]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
娜茹之爱 (Nàrú zhī ài) (OoT)[9] 
The Italian Republic
Amore di Nayru (OoT | CoH)[6][7]Same as English.
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  1. "Welcome Link! I am the Great Fairy of Magic! I will give you a magic spell. Please take it." — Great Fairy of Magic (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Nayru's Love is in effect for only a limited time, so use it carefully." — Great Fairy of Magic (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "She can use Nayru's Love to reflect projectile attacks or as an offensive weapon." — Trophy (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
  4. "Nullifies knock-back on the first hit taken from enemies." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "Nayru's Love Zelda
    Use with R Button to reflect or block projectiles and damage depending on your timing, at the cost of stamina.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  6. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 132
  7. "Zelda ora può usare l'amore di Nayru per più battiti di seguito!" — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  8. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 151
  9. Ocarina of Time manual, iQue version, pg. 25