- This article is about the twice-upgraded Master Sword from A Link to the Past. For the twice-upgraded Kokiri Sword from Majora's Mask, see Gilded Sword..
A Link to the Past
The Fat Faerie, who resides within the Dark Pyramid, is the only one who can give Link the Golden Sword. Link should toss the Tempered Sword into her pond. The Fat Faerie will ask Link if he dropped the Sword. Remember, always respond to Faeries with a truthful answer. "
The Golden Sword is the ultimate form of the Master Sword, and as such it is the most powerful. After Link gets it Tempered by the blacksmith brothers east of Kakariko Village, he can use a Super Bomb in the large crack at the Pyramid of Power to open an entrance to the Cursed Fairy's Mysterious Pond. If he throws his sword into the pond, and admits he did so, she will "give him something better in return", in the form of the Golden Sword.
The Golden Sword is theoretically the most powerful sword in the entire Zelda series, considering that the Master Sword itself used in Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time was already considerably powerful, and the Golden Sword is the Master Sword upgraded twice. The Golden Sword in the SNES version of A Link to the Past is the only sword capable of dealing damage upon Ganon without the use of a Spin Attack. In the GBA remake, the Tempered Sword could do this as well. The Golden Sword is eight times as powerful as the Fighter's Sword and in the GBA remake is capable of breaking jars and skulls.
Ancient Stone Tablets
The Master Sword can only be accessed in Week 4, after collecting seven Ancient Stone Tablets — in earlier weeks, the grove in the Lost Woods is inaccessible, blocked by a soldier; and the sword cannot be pulled from its pedestal before the completion of Level 7.
When the Hero of Light pulls it, it is still in the form of the Golden Sword, as it was when Link last wielded it.
A Link Between Worlds
The twice-upgraded version of the Master Sword is golden once again, but simply called the Master Sword Lv3.