Downward Thrust

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Downward Thrust
Link performing the Downward Thrust in The Adventure of Link



Damage enemies from above

The Downward Thrust, or Down Thrust, is a sword technique featured in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and The Minish Cap whereby Link can attack enemies from below.


The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link it can be performed by jumping and then holding the down button. Link must learn the Downward Thrust to complete the game as there are keys as in the Island Palace that cannot be reached without it.

The technique can be obtained in the Harbor Town of Mido by casting the Jump Spell to reach the top of the bell tower. Once inside, Link is taught the technique by the knight that resides there.

The Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, it is performed by jumping with the Roc's Cape, and pressing the sword button. It is useful against many enemies.

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, the Downward Thrust is a technique required in order to cross the smaller river on Death Mountain and reach the Temple of Storms. It can be found in the Windmill after waking the workers.