Posted on November 07 2018 by Sean Gadus
Swords are an iconic element of The Legend of Zelda franchise. Since the first game, our hero has wielded a sword in his quests to save the world from evil. While the Master Sword remains the most iconic sword in the series, as it appears in many of the games as the ultimate weapon, there have been an assortment of incredibly interesting and cool sword designs throughout the long history of the series.
Which of the different sword designs is your favorite? I am excluding the Master Sword because it is ever-present in the franchise, and the Blade of Evil’s Bane often steals the attention away from other great designs. This debate is not based on the sword’s in-game use or power level, but instead on the sword’s design — how the blade, hilt, and other parts of the sword’s look come together.
There are some incredible swords to choose from across the franchise’s long history, including several new additions from 2017’s Breath of the Wild. However, my personal favorite design is the upgraded Goddess Sword featured in Skyward Sword and Hyrule Warriors. The blade of the sword is blazing white, with a beautiful blue gem inserted in the hilt. This sword is great, because it embraces the “fantasy” element of series, rather than sticking with more traditional gray colors seen in swords that resemble real-world swords. The white Goddess Sword definitely toes the line between being a beautifully crafted piece of art and a deadly weapon.
Besides the Master Sword, which sword design is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!