Captain's Sword

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Captain's Sword
Sprite of the Captain's Sword




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The Captain's Sword,[1][2] also known as the Forgotten Sword,[3][4] is a sword from A Link Between Worlds. It is the first and weakest sword in the game, and is only used until Link finds the Master Sword.

During the initial events of A Link Between Worlds, Link finds the Blacksmith in his house forging a sword for the Captain. After speaking with the Blacksmith and Link, the Captain soon departs the house, leaving his sword on the table. The Blacksmith's Wife soon realizes this[5], and the Blacksmith tasks Link with delivering the sword to the Captain at Hyrule Castle.[6]

After being unable to locate the Captain at Hyrule Castle, one of the soldiers informs Link that he can be found at the Sanctuary to the north.[7] Before Link can enter the Sanctuary and deliver the sword, the doors forcefully close, preventing him from entering. After finding a secret passageway inside, Link discovers the Captain has been turned into a painting on the wall by Yuga.[8] The Captain remains this way for the rest of the game, allowing Link to use the sword until he finds the Master Sword.[9]



  1. "You got the captain's sword. Now deliver it!" — In-game description, A Link Between Worlds
  2. "Graveyards are dangerous places, and Dampe recommends that you start swinging the Captain's Sword if you run into any trouble" — pg. 56, Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide
  3. "Forgotten Sword: A sword forged by the Blacksmith. Nothing fancy, but it feels solid." — pg. 56, Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide
  4. "Forgotten Sword: A sharp sword that the Captain forgot" — pg. 291, Prima Games A Link Between Worlds Strategy Guide
  5. "Oh my! The captain left without taking his new sword." — Blacksmith's Wife, A Link Between Worlds
  6. "Lucky you. Instead of getting an earful, you’ve got an errand, Link. Take that sword and hurry after the captain. I put a lot of work into that sword. Get it to the captain, and make darn sure there’s not a scratch on it!" — Blacksmith, A Link Between Worlds
  7. "What brings you here so early? Delivery for the captain? He’s not at the castle. Well, I know he was planning on visiting the Sanctuary. He probably got hung up there. Anyway, if you need to find him, I’d say head north of the castle. That’s where the Sanctuary is." — Hylian Soldier, A Link Between Worlds
  8. "What a tragedy for the captain here… Turned into a painting while trying to protect Seres!" — Priest, A Link Between Worlds
  9. "Once you find all of us Sages, then you will surely battle Yuga himself! I can only hope that if you defeat him, then the captain will change back from being a painting." — Seres, A Link Between Worlds