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Master Sword
Master Sword (Ocarina of Time).png
Artwork from Ocarina of Time



Temple of Time

The Sacred Grove


Weapon to damage evil enemies


Other swords

"The Master Sword is a sacred blade which evil ones may never touch.... Only one worthy of the title of "Hero of Time" can pull it from the Pedestal of Time...." — Rauru

The Master Sword , also known as the Blade of Evil's Bane, is a recurring sword in the Legend of Zelda series. In many games, it is said to be the only sword capable of defeating Ganondorf and his alternate form, Ganon. This legendary blade was crafted by the Ancient Sages and blessed with the power to vanquish beings of evil. It has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Legend of Zelda series, often appearing in other video games. The Master Sword has been featured in several Zelda games' logos.


Spoiler Alert! This article describes a subject that is sensitive to plot development.

The Master Sword was created from the Goddess Sword after it went through purification and was upgraded by the Sacred Flames, turning it into the Master Sword. The Goddess then blessed the blade and turned it into the Master Sword's true form. Template:Spoiler/End


The Master Sword is a double-edged longsword with no fuller and blue hilt, although in A Link to the Past, the hilt is golden. The sword's crossguard is large and elaborate in relation to its pommel, and is similair to the seal of Hyrule's Royal Family. The Triforce is engraved on the base of the blade, embedded in the crossguard is a gem.

In The Wind Waker, the state of the gem and crossguard seems to be indicative of the sword's power. When Link first acquires the unawakened Master Sword, the gem in its crossguard is dark, and the guard itself seems to have retracted toward the grip. Only once the sword has been restored to its full power does its hilt regain its signature appearance, and its blade again shines a mysterious light. In Twilight Princess The Master Sword is much longer and slimmer.


A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, the Master Sword is obtained by collecting the 3 Pennants from temples across Hyrule. In this game, the Master Sword can be upgraded to the Tempered Sword and the Golden Sword.

Ocarina of Time

Oracle of Ages

Oracle of Seasons

Four Swords Adventure

Wind Waker

Twilight Princess

Skyward Sword

Skyward Sword explains the creation of the Master Sword. It was originally known as the Goddess Sword until it was powered up by Sacred Flames and blessed by The Goddess.