White Sword

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White Swords are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name references needed]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

The White Sword is the second sword available to Link in The Legend of Zelda, following the Sword and preceding the Magical Sword. It can be obtained once Link has five Hearts in his Life. The White Sword does twice as much damage as the original Sword.[2] Link is given the White Sword by the White Sword-Giving Old Man in a cave in the northeast of Hyrule near a waterfall, which is guarded by a Lynel.

The White Sword also appears on the back of the 8-Bit Link amiibo.

The Minish Cap

The White Sword in The Minish Cap is the re-forged Picori Blade and replaces Link's first Sword, Smith's Sword. The White Sword grows in power as it is infused with the power of the Four Elements, with its name in the Items Screen changing to reflect the number of Elements that are currently infused. When infused with the Earth and Fire Elements, it is labeled as the White Sword (Two Elements), and after being infused with the Water Element, it is labeled as the White Sword (Three Elements). After the Wind Element, the fourth and final Element, is infused, the White Sword transforms into the Four Sword.

Each time Link infuses the White Sword with an Element, the hilt of the Sword changes color, and Link is able to make more copies of himself when he charges a Spin Attack over special tiles, with the maximum copies being three. The Four Sword allows him to make four copies of himself.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, White Swords appear as the second level Weapon of Link's Hylian Sword archetype.

White Swords have a base attack of 150 which increases by ten percent for each star in the Weapon's star rating.[3] This means that, depending on the White Sword's star rating, the Weapon can have an attack range of 150, 165, 180, 195, 210, and 225. White Swords have three slots for Skills (which can be increased by using a Weapon with a "Slots Up" Skill.) They are Light-type Weapons, meaning that the Weapon will increasingly deal more damage while repeatedly attacking a group of Enemies.[4]

White Swords are directly based off the White Sword from The Legend of Zelda, almost directly matching the artwork from that game.

An 8-bit version of the White Sword, called the 8-bit White Sword?, also appears as the Lv.★ form of Zelda's Rapier. It was added to the game with the Master Quest Pack DLC, and is unlocked by default in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

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

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

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
ホワイトソード (Howaito Sōdo) (TLoZ)[7]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
  • 白刃剑 (Bái rèn jiàn) (TLoZ)[11]
  • 白刃剑 (Báirèn jiàn) (TMC)[11]
  • Same as English.
  •  
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Zilver zwaard (TLoZ)[10]Silver sword
Canada
FrenchCA
Épée blanche (HWDE)White sword
The French Republic
FrenchEU
  • Epée blanche (TLoZ)[10]
  • Épée blanche (HWDE)[9]
  • Same as English.
  • White sword
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Edelschwert (HWDE)[8]Noble Sword
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Spada Nobile (TLoZ)[5]
  • Spada Bianca (TLoZ)[6]
  • Noble Sword
  • Same as English.
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 143 (TLoZ | TMC)
  2. The Legend of Zelda manual, page 19
  3. Hyrule Warriors Legends—Collector's Edition Guide, Prima Games, pg. 8
  4. "Light elemental attacks gradually become stronger as you make consecutive attacks on groups of enemies." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  5. "Prendi la Spada Nobile!" (Get the Noble Sword!) — Level 10-2 (NES Remix, Italian localization) Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 143
  6. L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 383 "Anziano che dona la Spada Bianca" (Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 219)
  7. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 18
  8. "Edelschwert" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  9. "Épée blanche" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19
  11. 11.0 11.1 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 115