Weapon skills are divided into categories based on their effects. Skills in some categories require a certain number of kills with that particular weapon to unlock. There is a limit to how many skills a weapon can have within each category, and a weapon may not have more than one of the same skill.
Attack (ATK) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 6 ATK skills. As there are only 6 ATK skills, this limitation is moot considering the unique skill limitation.
|Strong Attack+||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
|Strength II||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
|Strength III||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
|Strength IV||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
|Strength V||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
|Strength VI||1,500||Increases / attack damage.|
Element (ELE) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 5 ELE skills. As there are only 5 ELE skills, this limitation is moot considering the unique skill limitation.
|Fire+||2,000||Increases blast radius of exploding foes.|
|Water+||2,000||Increases duration of continuous damage effects.|
|Lightning+||2,000||Makes it easier to juggle enemies with air combos.|
|Light+||2,000||Increases duration of damage effects.|
|Darkness+||2,000||Damage effects occur against multiple enemies.|
Bonus (BON) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 6 BON Skills. As there are only 6 BON skills, this limitation is moot considering the unique skill limitation.
|EXP+||2,500||Increases experience points fallen enemies give.|
|Rupees+||2,500||Increases number of Rupees dropped by enemies.|
|Materials+||2,500||Makes it easier to obtain good materials.|
|Slots+||2,500||Increases chances of a many-slotted weapon drop.|
|Stars+||2,500||Increases chances of a high-star weapon drop.|
|Hearts+||2,500||Hearts drop more easily.|
KO (KOs) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 1 KOs Skill. These skills must be unlocked by accumulating 1,000 KOs with the weapon. The described effects occur for every 300 defeated enemies.
|Bombs+||3,000||Defeating enemies powers up bombs.|
|Arrows+||3,000||Defeating enemies powers up bow and arrows.|
|Boomerang+||3,000||Defeating enemies powers up boomerang.|
|Hookshot+||3,000||Defeating enemies powers up hookshot.|
|Health+||3,000||Defeating enemies restores health.|
|Special+||3,000||Defeating enemies restores Special Attack gauge.|
A weapon may have a maximum of 1 VS Skill. These skills must be unlocked by accumulating 2,000 KOs with the weapon.
|VS Legend||4,000||Increases attack damage against Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, and Young Link.|
|VS Time||4,000||Increases attack damage against Darunia, Ruto, Sheik, and Tingle.|
|VS Twilight||4,000||Increases attack damage against Midna, Agitha, Zant, and Twili Midna.|
|VS Skyward||4,000||Increases attack damage against Impa, Fi, and Ghirahim.|
|VS Sorceress||4,000||Increases attack damage against Cia and Lana.|
|VS Soldier||4,000||Increases attack damage against Hyrulean Captains, Goron Captains, Moblins, and Shield Moblins.|
|VS Undead||10,000||Increases attack damage against Wizzro, Big Poe, Icy Big Poe, Gibdo, ReDead Knight, Darknut, and Stalmaster.|
|VS Dragon||10,000||Increases attack damage against King Dodongo, Argorok, Volga, Lizalfos, Dinolfos, Aeralfos, and Fiery Aeralfos.|
|VS Beast||10,000||Increases attack damage against Manhandla, Gohma, and The Imprisoned.|
|VS Ganon||4,000||Increases attack damage against Ganon.|
Special (SP) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 1 SP Skill. These skills must be unlocked by accumulating 3,000 KOs with the weapon.
|No Healing||10,000||Healing is minimal, but attacks deal more damage.|
|Adversity||10,000||Deal more damage when health is low.|
|Defenseless||10,000||Cannot block, but attacks deal more damage.|
|Compatriot||10,000||Deal more damage when you control more keeps.|
|One-Hit Kill||10,000||Increases chance of one-hit-KO'ing weak enemies.|
|Sturdy Feet||10,000||Take more damage, but never get knocked back.|
|Regen||10,000||Take more damage, but gain health over time.|
Augment (AUG) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 2 AUG Skills. There are a total of 6 AUG Skills, which all effect your Warrior's attack. These skills must be unlocked by accumulating 4,000 KOs with the weapon.
|Regular Attack+||15,000||Increases Regular Attack damage.|
|Special Attack+||15,000||Increases Special Attack damage.|
|Finishing Blow+||15,000||Increases Weak Point Smash Attack damage.|
|Heart-Strong||15,000||Increases attack damage while at maximum health.|
|Focus Spirit+||15,000||Increases Focus Spirit damage.|
|Hasty Attacks||15,000||Regular and Combo Attacks become faster.|
Legendary (LEG) Skills
A weapon may have a maximum of 1 LEG Skill. Evil's Bane is only available on the Master Sword, which cannot receive Legendary. In order to unlock Evil's Bane, one must unlock every weapon in the game (all three ranks), excluding those from DLC packs and amiibo. Then, the 25,000 KO counter will decrement as with other KO-locked skills. In order to unlock Legendary, one must first unlock Evil's Bane, then KO 25,000 enemies. Enemies defeated before unlocking all the weapons or Evil's Bane will not be counted.
|Evil's Bane||N/A||Increases base weapon strength by 200.|
|Legendary||50,000||Increases base weapon strength to 300.|
Evil's Bane increases the strength of the Master Sword from 300 to 500. Legendary increases the base strength (before stars) to 300. Stars are then calculated based on this new value. For example, a three-star R2 weapon normally has a strength of 195 (150 base + 30% of 150 (45) from stars). With the Legendary skill, its strength becomes 390 (300 base + 30% of 300 (90) from stars). Therefore, Legendary will have the same effect on any rank weapons with the same number of stars.