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How to Get the Master Sword

This is a guide to the Master Sword, a One-Handed Weapon useable by Link in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to how to obtain the Master Sword, this page includes information about the weapon's attack damage.

Master Sword General Info

Stats (Attack Damage)

Master Sword
Master Sword Icon Weapon Type:
One-Handed Weapon
Attack Damage:
Hidden Seal (Lv. 25): Damage at Full Hearts: +8% Hidden Seal (Lv. 30): Heal a Percentage of Damage Dealt
The legendary sword that seals the darkness. Its blade gleams with a sacred luster that can oppose the Calamity. Only a hero chosen by the sword itself may wield it.

The Stat shown here shows the highest possible value that we have confirmed

Who can use the Master Sword?

Link IconLink

Best Master Sword Build

Weapon Best seal
Master SwordMaster Sword
Damage at Full Hearts Seal Damage at Full Hearts
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Damage at Full Hearts amplifies the Master Sword's DPS together with the Sword Beam ability. Take note that this weapon skill is only recommended once you unlock the Master Sword's second hidden seal.

You can use either Attack Speed or Regular-Attack Damage for the meantime then just remove it later once you've maxed out the weapon.

How to Get the Master Sword

Obtained by Clearing Chapter 3-1

The Master Sword will be obtained automatically toward the end of the Chapter 3 story battle ‘Freeing Korok Forest’. It will be essential in order to battle with the boss of this stage.
Freeing Korok Forest Walkthrough

Master Sword Special Abilities

Fires Beams at Full HP

Master Sword Beam.jpg

When you have full hearts, attacking with the Master Sword will fire out a beam when attacking, similar to some other Zelda games (like in Breath of the Wild when attempting to throw the Master Sword). This gives the Master Sword an impressive range over other one-handed weapons, making it super useful for picking off weak enemies in your path.

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2 Anonymous6 months

>>1 You can break strong enemy shield by simply attacking when it glows.

1 Mario Link6 months

I have one little Question... I know that it's blade shines near Corupted Guardians and Malice Enemies with blue light. But I wonder if the attack damage of the Sword increases as well like in Breath of the wild, if Evil's Bane Mode is activated. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔


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