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Windcleaver - HWAoC icon.png
Icon from Age of Calamity



Base Power


Base Durability


Best Possible Bonus

+14 attack power (Master Mode Exclusive)
+24 durability (Master Mode Exclusive)


"This sword is favored by high-ranking members of the Yiga. When wielded by a proficient fighter, its unique shape cleaves the very wind and creates a vacuum."

Breath of the Wild In-Game Description

The Windcleaver is a two-handed sword found in Breath of the Wild and Age of Calamity.

Breath of the Wild

Windcleavers have a base power of 40, and can be obtained by defeating Yiga Blademasters in battle, which randomly teleport near Link once he has defeated Master Kohga in the Yiga Clan Hideout. If one is swung, it has the ability to pierce the air and deal slight damage to enemies.

The Windcleaver charge attack is atypical, and only one other two-handed sword - the Eightfold Longblade - shares it. Charging an attack and loosing it will result in a huge horizontal slash. This will pierce the air and make a vacuum that damages enemies within its limited range. Like the Longblade, it seems to be based on real-life Ōdachi samurai swords, though featuring holes on the length of the blade. The Windcleaver can also be thrown a much longer distance than other weapons.

It is the fifth weapon type which needs to be shown to Nebb in the The Weapon Connoisseur side quest.

Age of Calamity

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Windcleavers are a weapon type available only to Link, used with his Two-Handed Weapon moveset.