Master Sword

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The Master Sword, also known as the Blade of Evil's Bane and the Sword of Time, is a recurring sword in the Legend of Zelda series. It is imbued with the power to vanquish evil. In many games, it is said to be the only sword capable of defeating the malevolent Ganondorf and his demonic alternate form, Ganon. It is directly related to the legend of the Hero of Time and has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Legend of Zelda series, often appearing in other video games. Additionally, the Master Sword has been featured in several Zelda games' logos.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 6-A | At least 6-A | High 5-A | 4-B

Name: The Master Sword, The Goddess Sword, The Blade of Evil's Bane

Origin: The Legend of Zelda

Classification: Sword

Wielder(s): Any Link could potentially wield it, but only some of them actually use it on screen

Powers and Abilities: Grants immunity towards certain dark magic. Can repel magic as a whole. Can fire destructive air slashes. Can shoot sword beams. At one point in time, a spirit lived inside of the Master Sword, which was there to analyze the enemy as you fought them and give you information on their weaknesses.

Attack Potency: Continent level (Ghirahim holds the power of the Sword in high regard and it was shown capable of harming him) | At least Continent level (Capable of harming a partially transformed Ghirahim and incinerated Tentalus) | Dwarf Star level (Its Skyward Strike was capable of activating the Gate of Time, a power comparable to Hylia's was required to activate the only other gate in the game) | Solar System level (Superior in power to Hylia, it's the only weapon powerful enough not named the Triforce in Zelda capable of seriously harming and slaying Demise. It is the only weapon along with the Silver Arrows that is able to hurt and kill Ganon with the complete Triforce)

Material or Element: Goddess steel and three elemental flames representing the three primal forces of the Zelda universe, courage, power, and wisdom

Needed Prerequisite for Use: Only those who inherit the reincarnated Spirit of the Hero (Link), or the blood of the reincarnated Goddess Hylia (Zelda) have the ability to wield the Master Sword. The hero must have overcome great trials of courage, wisdom and power.

Notable Attacks/Techniques or Alternate Forms: Goddess Sword

Key: Goddess Sword | Goddess Longsword | Master Sword | True Master Sword


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  • Master Sword/Link addition

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