A Link Between Worlds Item Upgrades

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In A Link Between Worlds, Link can upgrade the weapons that he has obtained. This feature, however, only applies to owned items; those rented from Ravio cannot be upgraded. Upgrades are available for each weapon when certain conditions are met, each of them described below.

Item Location Requirement* Procurement Upgrade Original Upgraded
Master Sword Lvl 1 Lost Woods Have all 3 Pendants Get all three pendants, go into the Lost Woods, and follow the correct Poes. Greater Damage ALBW-forgotten-sword.png ALBW-MasterSword.jpg
Master Sword Lvl 2 (Red) Blacksmith (Hyrule) 2 Master Ore Bring two chunks of Master Ore to the Blacksmith in Hyrule. Double Damage ALBW-MasterSword.jpg ALBW-master-sword2.png
Master Sword Lvl 3 (Gold) Blacksmith (Lorule) 2 Master Ore Bring two chunks of Master Ore to the Blacksmith in Lorule. Doubles Damage further ALBW-master-sword2.png ALBW-master-sword3.png
Hylian Shield Turtle Rock Dungeon Ice Rod Open a chest in Turtle Rock. Shield protects against magic attacks ALBW-wood-shield.jpg ALBW hylian shield.png
Blue Mail Swamp Palace Dungeon None Open a chest in the Swamp Palace. All damage taken is halved ALBW-green-tunic.png ALBW-blue-mail.png
Red Mail Lorule Castle Dungeon None Open a chest in Lorule Castle. All damage taken gets halved again, decreasing the damage to 1/4 of original ALBW-blue-mail.png ALBW-red-mail.png
Titan's Mitt Desert Palace Dungeon Sand Rod Open a chest in the Desert Palace. Pick up bigger rocks ALBW-power-glove.png ALBW-titans-mitt.png
Nice Fire Rod Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Fire Rod. Bigger, longer lasting, and more powerful fire ALBW-fire-rod.png Nicefirerod.jpg
Nice Ice Rod Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Ice Rod. Throw 4 ice shards at once ALBW-ice-rod.png 60px-Nice Ice Rod.png
Nice Sand Rod Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Sand Rod. Sand pillars last longer, range higher ALBW-sand-rod.png 60px-ALBW Nice Sand Rod.png
Nice Boomerang Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Boomerang. Throw up to three boomerangs at once and improved speed and range ALBW-boomerang.png Niceboomerang.jpg
Nice Tornado Rod Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Tornado Rod. Larger affected area ALBW-tornado-rod.png 60px-Nice Tornado Rod.png
Nice Hammer Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Hammer. Doubled Damage and Range ALBW-hammer.png Nice Hammer.png
Nice Bow Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Bow. 3 arrows at once Bow (ALBW).png Nicebow.jpg
Nice Bombs Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the bombs. Wider Range, more damage, and bigger bomb ALBW-bomb.png Nice Bombs.png
Nice Hookshot Mother Maiamai 10 Maiamais* Bring 10 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and choose to upgrade the Hookshot. Faster shot that deals damage Hookshot (ALBW).png Nicehookshot.jpg
Great Spin Attack Mother Maiamai All 100 Maiamais Bring all 100 Maiamais to Mother Maiamai and she will upgrade Link. Wider range spin No Image.png No Image.png
Stamina Scroll Ice Ruins Ravio's Bracelet It is found in the Ice Ruins on floor 3B after going through the dungeon and pulling a lever revealing the Treasure Chest Bigger Stamina Gauge meaning Link can use Wall Merger for longer and use more of Ravio's items at a time No Image.png

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Super Lamp Treacherous Tower Ravio's Bracelet Complete Treacherous Tower on Advanced Mode once Damage multiplied 8 times ALBW-lamp.png Super Lamp.png
Super Net Treacherous Tower Ravio's Bracelet Complete Treacherous Tower on Advanced Mode twice Damage multiplied 8 times ALBW-net.png 55px-Super Net.png

(*) Each time Link returns 10 Maiamais, he can choose one of the items he bought from Ravio to have it upgraded.