The Master Sword — a famous weapon that all Zelda fans know about, is back in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. It is the most sought after weapon in the game, as it resembles Link becoming the chosen hero. But when you get the Master Sword, is it worth it? I think so. This is how much damage the Master Sword does in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
Master Sword Damage Numbers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Unlike Breath of the Wild, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom doesn’t give an exact stat number on the base damage of the Master Sword. But, as I have been playing with it, the damage it has dealt feels about the same as Breath of the Wild. The only stats that show for the Master Sword is the increase in damage that you can get from fusing the legendary sword with other weapons in the game. For example, if you use your fuse ability to combine the Master Sword with a Blue Lazalfo’s Horn — you will get a +12 damage boost.
So while there is no way to tell the base damage of Master Sword at the time of writing, we know it’s as powerful as it was in TOTK’s predecessor. Also, Master Sword doesn’t break like other weapons in the game. Instead, it loses energy and has a 10-minute cooldown period.
How to Get the Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
There are a few ways to learn the Master Sword’s location in Zelda’s Tears of the Kingdom. First, you can get the legendary sword by completing all Geoglyphs and collecting their Dragon Tears scattered across the land of Hyrule. Once all the Geoglyphs are completed — the game will reveal the Master Sword location.
The second method is saving the Great Deku Tree in Korok Forest. While you can’t get to this location on the surface immediately, you can reach the Korok Forest from within the Depths. Speaking to the Great Deku Tree and completing his quest will open another quest called “Recovering the Hero’s Sword,” where the location of Master Sword will become available.
To obtain the sword, head to the location of the Light Dragon and find a way to land on its head. While players can see the Light Dragon in numerous areas around Hyrule, I had the best luck locating it in the Akkala Region. Once you find this Dragon — create your best contraction using Ultrahand to fly up to it and grab the Master Sword from the Dragon’s head.
How Much Stamina Do You Need to Pull the Master Sword
When you reach the Master Sword, you’ll realize you can’t just grab it from the dragon’s head. Instead, you need to have enough stamina to pull it from the head; the exact amount is at least two stamina wheels (or five stamina vessels). This is similar to pulling the Master Sword in Breath of the Wild, except in that entry, you had to have enough hearts to draw the legendary sword.
If you don’t have enough stamina to pull the Master Sword, the good news is that you can head to the Horned Statue in Lookout Landing. The Cursed Statue is excellent as it will allow you to swap your hearts for stamina and get enough for the Master Sword.
The Origins of the Master Sword in Zelda History
The Master Sword has been around for a while, the first time it was seen was in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. I found it particularly interesting that it wasn’t always known as the Master Sword but it was actually the Goddess Sword beforehand. This is because it was crafted by the Goddess Hylia until Fi changed it into the Master Sword.
Throughout other games in the franchise, the Master Sword has continued to appear and fans are always on the lookout for it. The Master Sword has even appeared in other games such as Skyrim when the Nintendo Switch port was released. In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players have to put in a bit of legwork to actually obtain the elusive weapon but it is oh-so special when you have it.
- This article was updated on July 14th, 2023