Posted on April 06 2018 by Adam Barham
One of my favorite new features that Breath of the Wild added was multiple new weapon types alongside the classic broadsword and bow. While at first, I was unsure what I’d think of this feature, it ended up becoming one of my favorite parts of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with different weapons that worked in different ways.
The game featured several different types of weapons, and each one had a different attack rate, as well as a set base attack stat. There were one-handed weapons that functioned like a standard Legend of Zelda sword. You could perform a spin attack with them, and you could still have a shield out at the same time. They were fairly average, as they offered a moderate attack stat, and they had an average speed of attack. Then, there were the heavy two-handed weapons. This class of weapons featured things from claymores to large battle axes, and each of them required Link using both hands to wield, similarly to the Big Goron’s Sword in Ocarina of Time. While Link was unable to hold a shield to defend himself with one of the heavier weapons equipped and swung them more slowly, they also dealt a lot more damage than the other weapons options in the game. My personal favorite, the spears, were similar to the heavier weapons in that a shield couldn’t be used alongside them; however, they were able to attack much faster than any other weapon in the game, and they didn’t deal quite as much damage per swing. The last and least common kind of weapon, the rods, were primarily for magic use. They broke quickly if used to physically attack an enemy, and they launched orbs of elemental magic.
So, with all of that said, which of these weapon types was your favorite while playing through Breath of the Wild? Did you prefer the more average one-handed weapons? Did you prefer the heavy-hitting two-handed weapons? Did you prefer the fast-attacking spears? Or perhaps you even preferred the magic rods? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!