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This article is about the recurring items named "Sword". For other Swords, see Sword (Disambiguation).

Swords,(TLoZ | LA | TFH | BotW)[2][3][name references needed][4] also known as Fighter's Swords(ALttP)[5] and Swords of the Hero,(TotK)[6] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

First appearing in The Legend of Zelda, the Sword can be obtained in a Cave in the very first area of the game. Inside, Link finds an Old Man who tells him to take the Sword because it is dangerous to travel alone.[7] The Sword has two additional color variants which appear when Link wears either the Blue Ring or the Red Ring. The Sword can damage almost every enemy, but it is one of the weakest items in the game. However, the Sword can be replaced by the White Sword and then the Magical Sword, which each deals twice the damage of its predecessor. A Sword that is designed like a rapier is depicted on the Title Display of the game. It is not confirmed to be any of the Swords that can be obtained in the game.

A Link to the Past



The Fighter's Sword is given to Link by his Uncle along with the Fighter's Shield as he enters Hyrule Castle. Link uses the Fighter's Sword until he obtains the Master Sword.

During the credits, Link's Uncle is shown using the Fighter's Sword again.

Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening Manual Descriptionhide ▲
Link's Awakening logo
Sword
This trusty blade is your main weapon. You can use it to attack enemies or cut the grass. Rumor has it that there is a more powerful Sword hidden on Koholint Island.

The Sword in Link's Awakening is the first Sword that Link can obtain. It is from Link's previous adventures and has his name engraved on it.[8] Link finds it on Toronbo Shores shortly after waking up after his crash on Koholint Island. By bringing 20 Secret Seashells to the Seashell Mansion, Link can replace it with the Level 2 Sword.[9][10]

By holding his Sword out, Link can move while he keeps facing the same direction.[11] If Link then releases his Sword, he will perform a Spin Attack attack,[12] which deals more damage than a regular Sword blow.[13]

Link can also hit walls with his Sword to determine whether or not they can be destroyed using Bombs.[14]

Tri Force Heroes

The Sword in Tri Force Heroes is the Sword used by the Links.[15] It changes appearance when certain Outfits are worn, such as the Sword Suit, the Sword Master Suit, the Dapper Spinner, the Hero's Tunic, Ninja Gi, the Spin Attack Attire and the Tri Suit. While wearing the Fierce Deity Armor, the Sword becomes the Fierce Deity Sword. In addition, the Sword becomes a Telescope while wearing Linebeck's Uniform, and a parasol while wearing the Lady's Ensemble.

Breath of the Wild

The Sword in Breath of the Wild can be obtained randomly from a Treasure Chest dropped by scanning The Legend of Zelda Link amiibo with the amiibo Rune. It is described as a Sword that was once wielded by a hero in an ancient age.[4] Its appearance resembles its design throughout the artwork of The Legend of Zelda.

Being made of metal, the Sword will conduct Electricity attract Lightning during Thunderstorms. It will sink if it is dropped in Water, but it can be picked up again and manipulated using the Magnesis Rune. It is also unable to burn when exposed to Fire or a Scorching Climate.

Weapon Parameters
Name
ActorName
Value
"Weapon_Sword_058"
Description
Internal name
Name
Life
Value
27
Description
Durability of the weapon
Name
Power
Value
22
Description
Damage dealt with the weapon
Name
SpHitActor
Value
""
Description
Objects that receive additional damage from the weapon
Name
SpHitRatio
Value
2.0
Description
Damage multiplier appplied to SpHitActor objects
Name
IsHammer
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the weapon can break ore deposits in one hit
Name
IsWeakBreaker
Value
false
Description
Unknown use, maybe was used during dev to one hit kill weaker enemies ?
Name
IsBoomerang
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the weapon comes back to the player if they throw it
Name
IsLuckyWeapon
Value
false
Description
Unknown use, maybe was used to have random crits during dev ?
Name
IsPikohan
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the weapon launches the enemies at the end of a combo or after a charged attack (Spring-Loaded Hammer behavior)
Name
IsThrowingWeapon
Value
true
Description
Whether or not the weapon can be thrown
Name
IsThrowingBreakWeapon
Value
true
Description
Whether or not the weapon breaks instantly when thrown to an enemy
Name
ThrowRange
Value
5.0
Description
After being thrown, travelled distance of the weapon before getting affected with gravity
Name
ChemicalEnergyMax
Value
0
Description
The maximal amount of energy elemental weapons have. If it falls to zero, the weapon is uncharged and you have to wait until it's charged again [a]
Name
ChemicalEnergyAmountUsed
Value
0
Description
The energy cost elemental weapons have when using their power
Name
ChemicalEnergyRecoverRate
Value
0.0
Description
Speed, in unit/frame, of the energy recovery of the weapon
Name
ChemicalEnergyRecoverInterval
Value
60
Description
Frames you have to wait, after your last attack, before the weapon starts to recharge itself
Name
ShootBeam
Value
""
Description
If specified, what actor to launch when throwing the weapon
Name
SharpWeaponAddAtkMin
Value
5
Description
Minimal value for level 1 attack up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddAtkMax
Value
8
Description
Maximal value for level 1 attack up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddLifeMin
Value
3
Description
Minimal value for level 1 durability up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddLifeMax
Value
6
Description
Maximal value for level 1 durability up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddCrit
Value
true
Description
Whether or not the weapon can get the critical hit modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddAtkMin
Value
9
Description
Minimal value for level 2 attack up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddAtkMax
Value
14
Description
Maximal value for level 2 attack up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddLifeMin
Value
7
Description
Minimal value for level 2 durability up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddLifeMax
Value
14
Description
Maximal value for level 2 durability up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddThrowMin
Value
1.5
Description
Minimal value for throw distance up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddThrowMax
Value
2.0
Description
Maximal value for throw distance up modifier
Name
ThrowSpeed
Value
1.0
Description
Initial speed of the weapon when thrown
Name
ThrowRotSpeed
Value
50.0
Description
Rotation speed, in radian per second, of the weapon when thrown
Name
SellingPrice
Value
5
Description
Unused value for the weapons, probably a leftover from a dev build where you could sell your weapons
Name
BuyingPrice
Value
20
Description
Unused value for the weapons, probably a leftover from a dev build where you could buy weapons
NameValueDescription
ActorName
"Weapon_Sword_058"
Internal name
Life
27
Durability of the weapon
Power
22
Damage dealt with the weapon
SpHitActor
""
Objects that receive additional damage from the weapon
SpHitRatio
2.0
Damage multiplier appplied to SpHitActor objects
IsHammer
false
Whether or not the weapon can break ore deposits in one hit
IsWeakBreaker
false
Unknown use, maybe was used during dev to one hit kill weaker enemies ?
IsBoomerang
false
Whether or not the weapon comes back to the player if they throw it
IsLuckyWeapon
false
Unknown use, maybe was used to have random crits during dev ?
IsPikohan
false
Whether or not the weapon launches the enemies at the end of a combo or after a charged attack (Spring-Loaded Hammer behavior)
IsThrowingWeapon
true
Whether or not the weapon can be thrown
IsThrowingBreakWeapon
true
Whether or not the weapon breaks instantly when thrown to an enemy
ThrowRange
5.0
After being thrown, travelled distance of the weapon before getting affected with gravity
ChemicalEnergyMax
0
The maximal amount of energy elemental weapons have. If it falls to zero, the weapon is uncharged and you have to wait until it's charged again [a]
ChemicalEnergyAmountUsed
0
The energy cost elemental weapons have when using their power
ChemicalEnergyRecoverRate
0.0
Speed, in unit/frame, of the energy recovery of the weapon
ChemicalEnergyRecoverInterval
60
Frames you have to wait, after your last attack, before the weapon starts to recharge itself
ShootBeam
""
If specified, what actor to launch when throwing the weapon
SharpWeaponAddAtkMin
5
Minimal value for level 1 attack up modifier
SharpWeaponAddAtkMax
8
Maximal value for level 1 attack up modifier
SharpWeaponAddLifeMin
3
Minimal value for level 1 durability up modifier
SharpWeaponAddLifeMax
6
Maximal value for level 1 durability up modifier
SharpWeaponAddCrit
true
Whether or not the weapon can get the critical hit modifier
PoweredSharpAddAtkMin
9
Minimal value for level 2 attack up modifier
PoweredSharpAddAtkMax
14
Maximal value for level 2 attack up modifier
PoweredSharpAddLifeMin
7
Minimal value for level 2 durability up modifier
PoweredSharpAddLifeMax
14
Maximal value for level 2 durability up modifier
PoweredSharpAddThrowMin
1.5
Minimal value for throw distance up modifier
PoweredSharpAddThrowMax
2.0
Maximal value for throw distance up modifier
ThrowSpeed
1.0
Initial speed of the weapon when thrown
ThrowRotSpeed
50.0
Rotation speed, in radian per second, of the weapon when thrown
SellingPrice
5
Unused value for the weapons, probably a leftover from a dev build where you could sell your weapons
BuyingPrice
20
Unused value for the weapons, probably a leftover from a dev build where you could buy weapons
  1. You can switch weapons to instantly recharge your elemental weapons

Tears of the Kingdom



Swords of the Hero can be obtained in Tears of the Kingdom by scanning the The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Link amiibo. The Treasure Chest that the amiibo provides has a random chance[clarification needed] of containing a Sword of the Hero.

Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)

In the "Stinging a Stinger" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series, Sleezenose offers Link a Sword as a sign of gratitude for having saved him.[16] Although Link first hesitates to trade it in for his Crissword,[17] Sleezenose explains that anyone who carries the Sword is made irresistible to women, especially princesses.[18] This convinces Link and causes him to immediately hand over his old Sword when he hears Princess Zelda screaming for help.[19] When Link finds Zelda, she is being attacked by a Patra.[20] The young hero, confident about his new Sword, faces an incoming Patra, but one beam from the foe breaks the Sword in half and causes Link to collapse from the attack. When he looks up and sees the broken Sword, he realizes that he has been tricked by Sleezenose. Link leaves behind the broken Sword when Ganon appears and captures him.

The Faces of Evil

In The Faces of Evil, the Sword is used as Link's main weapon.[21] As well as being used to fight enemies with, it is also used to pick up dropped items and talk to characters by striking them. In the game's tutorial, the Sword is also referred to as a "Smart Sword", and it is explained that it will not hurt friendly characters but instead encourage them to talk.[22]

Link can later receive a stronger Sword called the Power Sword, which replaces his standard Sword.

The Wand of Gamelon

In The Wand of Gamelon, the Sword is used as Zelda's main weapon.[23] Identically to The Faces of Evil, it is also able to pick up items and encourage characters to talk, in addition to fighting enemies with. The Sword is also referred to as a "Smart Sword" in the game's tutorial.[24]

As in The Faces of Evil, Zelda can later find the stronger Power Sword. It replaces her standard Sword.

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, Link finds his lost Sword at Toronbo Shores after waking up from the shipwreck. During the fight against the Angler Fish, Link breaks the Sword after stabbing the boss on its head.

BS The Legend of Zelda



Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • ソード (Sōdo) (TLoZ)[27]
  • 剣 (Ken) (ALttP | LANS)[28][29]
  • 旅人の剣 (Tabibito no Ken) (BotW)
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
  •  
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
旅人之劍 (Lǚrén zhī jiàn) (BotW) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
  • 剑 (Jiàn) (TLoZ | LA)[31]
  • 剑 (jiàn) (ALttP)[31]
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
  • Zwaard (TLoZ)[30]
  • Reizigerszwaard (BotW)[33]
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
  • Epée (TLoZ)[30]
  • Épée de voyageur (BotW)
  • Same as English.
  •  
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
  •  
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Spada (TLoZ | LA | LADX | LANS)[25][26]
  • Spada del Guerriero (ALttP)[26]
  • Spada da viandante (BotW)
  • Same as English.
  • Warrior's Sword
  •  
The Republic of Korea
Korean
여행자의 검 (Yeohaengjaui geom) (BotW) 
The Russian Federation
Russian
Походный меч (Pohodnyy mech) (BotW) 
Latin America
SpanishLA
  • Espada (LANS)
  • Espada de viajero (BotW)
  •  
  •  
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Espada de viajero (BotW) 
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Trivia

  • In The Legend of Zelda, when the Old Man gives Link the Sword, he tells Link the line, "IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS."[7] This line has become a famous line throughout the Zelda fanbase, even being referenced in Zelda media, like Hyrule Warriors, where Impa references the line when talking to Zelda.[34]
    • In Breath of the Wild, the line is also referenced in the Sword's Inventory description.[4]

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening—Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 10
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 140 (TLoZ | LA | TFH)
  3. "Sword
    The sword you carried prior to washing ashore on the island.
    " — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Sword
    A sword once wielded by a hero in an ancient age. When grasped, a strange sense of nostalgia washes over you. Take it when going alone would otherwise be dangerous.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  5. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 140 (ALttP)
  6. "Sword of the Hero
    A sword once wielded by a hero in an ancient age. When it's grasped, a strange sense of nostalgia washes over you. Take it when going alone would otherwise be dangerous.
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS." — Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  8. "You found your sword! It must be yours because it has your name engraved on it!" — Game Screen (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  9. "I am the spirit of the mansion. I have been waiting for someone to overcome the darkness. Find all the secret shells and go through the gate to receive the ultimate sword!" — Spirit of the Mansion (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 129
  11. Link's Awakening manual, pg. 18
  12. "'The Whirling Blade technique has been handed down from generation to generation by the family of the hero. To use it, hold down the Sword Button and build up your power. When you have enough, you can release the Button! Can you master this?'" — Secrets Of The Whirling Blade (Link's Awakening DX)
  13. Link's Awakening manual, pg. 19
  14. "Well that was a surprise! Hey! I'll tell you a secret! Use your sword to poke at dungeon walls... If you hear a hollow clank, you can break the wall with a Bomb!" — Talking Timber (Link's Awakening DX)
  15. "" — Nintendo, ゼルダの伝説 トライフォース3銃士 : 冒険ははるか長い道のり | ニンテンドー3DS | 任天堂 , Official Japanese Site (Image), published n.d., retrieved August 23, 2017.
  16. "Say, you're one hot swordsman. Which reminds me, I have just the gift for you for saving my life." — Sleezenose (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9)
  17. "Gee, I don't know. It's been a pretty good sword." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9)
  18. "Yes, but this sword is much better. For instance, it makes whoever carries it irresistible to ladies. If you know what I mean. [...] ESPECIALLY princesses." — Sleezenose (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9)
  19. "It's a deal! Oh boy!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9)
  20. "Eeh! Get away from me, you stupid Patra! Link! Link! Where are you?" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9)
  21. "The Sword Attack by pressing Button One to strike enemies. It is rumored that hidden in Koridai are ways to make your sword fire deadly Power Blasts." (The Faces of Evil manual, pg. 3)
  22. "Luckily, I brought my Smart Sword. It won't hurt anyone friendly. In fact, it makes them talk!" — Link (The Faces of Evil)
  23. "The Sword Attack by pressing Button One to strike enemies. It is rumored that hidden in Gamelon are ways to make your sword fire deadly Power Blasts." (The Wand of Gamelon manual, pg. 4)
  24. "Luckily, I brought my Smart Sword. It won't hurt anyone friendly. In fact, it makes them talk!" — Princess Zelda (The Wand of Gamelon)
  25. "Spada, scudo e arguzia ti serviranno per recuperare gli otto frammenti della Triforza e salvare la principessa Zelda."The Legend of Zelda | NES | Giochi | Nintendo , www.nintendo.it, retrieved September 10, 2020. "Prendi la spada!" (Get the sword!) — Level 1-1 (The Legend of Zelda) (NES Remix, Italian localization)
  26. 26.0 26.1 Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 140
  27. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 18
  28. Nintendo Official Guidebook: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 21
  29. "" — Inventory (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Japanese localization)
  30. 30.0 30.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19
  31. 31.0 31.1 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 125
  32. "Nun hast Du Dein Schwert gefunden und bist froh, den Namen [Name] darauf zu lesen!" — N/A (Link's Awakening, German localization)
  33. "Reizigerszwaard" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Princess Zelda, it's dangerous to go alone. Take me!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)