The Legend of Zelda series capitalizes on gathering and expanding a vast repertoire of weapons, items, and magic. Ahh there’s nothing better than opening a man-size treasure chest, hearing that familiar tune, and receiving a brand spanking new item. Link’s tools range from powerful to strange, some decidedly more interesting than the others. Here are the coolest Legend of Zelda swords, new and old.
Description: Also known as The Blade of Evil’s Bane, the Master Sword is a recurring legendary sword in the Zelda series. Though relatively simple in appearance, this sword has become somewhat of a icon of the franchise, symbolizing Link’s only hope against Gannon and his hordes of bad guys. True to its name, the sword is often seen to choose or accept its master by its own will, always a hero who has gone through great trials that test his courage, wisdom and power to prove him worthy of wielding it.
Description: The Biggoron’s Sword is one beastly weapon. Two hands are required to wield it meaning Link is unable to use his shield, but the sword does twice the damage of the Master Sword which definitely makes up for its slight handicap. If you hack first, ask questions later, this is the weapon for you.
Great Fairy Sword
Description: This colorful blade is one of four possible swords to acquire in Majora’s Mask. Gaining this weapon is no easy task and requires Link to embark on numerous tedious quests across the land of Termina. Doing 4 times the damage of the Kokiri blade, the Great Fairy’s Sword, is more than worth its weight in annoying errands. The Great Fairies have given Link numerous items over the years but this is definitely one of the best.
Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Description: A Link To The Past features not one, not two, but four possible swords to be collected throughout the game. The Golden sword is not only the most powerful sword in the game, it’s pretty flashy as well. Given just in time for fighting Ganon, the fancy golden blade definitely makes the final battle easier while cutting the time it takes to best Gannon in half. While this sword is not required, who would pass up adding this baby to his arsenal?
Description: The Four Sword is a very unique inclusion to Link’s vast repertoire of weapons. Crafting the White Sword with the fourth and final element, Wind, forges the White Sword into the more powerful version called the Four Sword. It has power to shoot beems when charged up to uncurse stone statues in the Dark Hyrule Castle, as well as allowing Link to split into four copies.
What are your personal favorite swords from the Legend of Zelda series? Are you someone who sticks with the classic Master Sword or do you prefer one of the alternatives blades of the franchise?
Editor’s Note: Some other notable Zelda blades can be found later in franchise including the Phantom Blade from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the Locomo Sword from Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and the Goddess White Sword from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.