How Much Stamina Do You Need for the Master Sword in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?

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by Marc Magrini , Gordon Bicker
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom begins with Link losing his iconic Master Sword. It will be a while before he can use its full power once again, as even its destroyed form is lost to him after completing the tutorial area. He’ll get the chance to obtain it later in the game, but the only way to take hold of the sword is by having enough stamina. Players will want to know exactly how much stamina is required to get the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

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How Much Stamina is Required to Pull the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Unlike its appearance in Breath of the Wild, the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom requires stamina rather than health to be pulled. Its requirements are also much simpler, as players will only need — at most — a second wheel of stamina. This equates to around five Stamina Vessels or twenty Lights of Blessing. There will be more than enough shrines to fill out that bar of stamina, so all that’s really necessary is patience and persistence.

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Chances are, you’ll have many opportunities to find enough shrines before even reaching the Master Sword itself. Even if you find out where it is early by helping the Deku Tree or viewing the Dragon memories, its location will constantly move around the entire map of Hyrule. Your best bet is to discover and unlock every Skyview Tower before hunting the weapon down, as that will give you a great opportunity to dive straight to where it is.

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Though players will need some time to obtain the Master Sword, it’s not a goal that requires too much commitment. For some, getting the Master Sword will simply be a consequence of good exploration skills. Play at your own pace and the sword will return to your possession before too long!

Is the Master Sword’s Base Damage Stronger in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Compared to Breath of the Wild?

No, the Master Sword still deals a total of 30 base damage without any upgrades applied to the sword. However, the damage of the sword can be increased by fusing certain resources such as Diamonds into the Master Sword. Diamonds for example will raise the attack of the Master Sword by 25 making the damage be 55.

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One of the best ways to get Diamonds can simply be by buying them from Goron City if you are in the late-game. This is because they cost a whopping 1000 Rupees each but if you already are saving Rupees up, it can be a great purchase. Breaking apart rare ore can also reward you with diamonds and is another useful method. You will be able to make the greatest use of the Master Sword in no time.

- This article was updated on July 14th, 2023

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Marc has been a freelance writer for Attack of the Fanboy since 2022. He's most familiar with Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Pokémon, and Kirby, but he's well-versed in action-packed titles like Monster Hunter and the Souls games. With each article he publishes, Marc looks to improve his skills and make himself known as a top-quality writer, providing valuable tips and information that others might unknowingly ignore.