How to Get the True Master Sword: Location and How to Use | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Skyward Sword HD True Master Sword

This is a guide to getting the True Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (HD) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find True Master Sword, as well as how to use it.

True Master Sword Basic Information

True Master Sword
True Master Sword Set
Item Type Sword
This sword, blessed by the goddess herself, can only be wielded by the hero of legend.

How to Get the True Master Sword

Travel through the Gates of Time

Inside the Gates of Time

You will only get the True Master Sword once you have traveled through the Gates of Time in the Temple of Time. Zelda will upgrade the Master Sword for you.

By upgrading to the True Master Sword, your Skyward Strike now deals up to 16 points of damage.

Sealed Grounds (Third Visit) Walkthrough

All Sword Upgrades

Item How to Get
Goddess Sword IconGoddess Sword Obtained inside the Statue of the Goddess.
Goddess Longsword Upgrade the Goddess Sword after obtaining Farore's Flame.
Goddess White Sword IconGoddess White Sword Upgrade the Goddess Longsword after obtaining Nayru's Flame.
Master Sword IconMaster Sword Upgrade the Goddess White Sword after obtaining Din's Flame.
True Master Sword IconTrue Master Sword Upgrade the Master Sword after obtaining Hylia's Blessing.

List of Upgrades

How to Use the True Master Sword

How to Thrust

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Thrust your True Master Sword by swinging forward with your right Joy-Con for Motion Controls, or press the R-Stick for Button Controls.

How to Slash Diagonally

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Slash diagonally by swinging your right Joy-Con for Motion Controls, or flicking your R-stick for Button Controls diagonally.

How to Slash Horizontally

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Slash horizontally by swinging your right Joy-Con for Motion Controls, or flicking your R-stick for Button Controls from left to right or vice versa.

How to Slash Vertically

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Slash vertically by swinging your right Joy-Con for Motion Controls, or flicking your R-stick for Button Controls from top to bottom or vice versa.

How to do Spin Attack

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For Motion Controls, swing both of your left and right Joy-Cons sideways to do a spin attack. Swing up and down to do a vertical spin attack.

For Button Controls, flick your R-stick left and right until Link does a spin attack. Flick up and down to do a vertical spin attack.

This attack uses a chunk of your Stamina, so use it wisely.

How to do Skyward Strike

How to Skyward Strike
For Motion Controls, charge your True Master Sword by positioning your right Joy-Con up for a few seconds, then swing to any direction to unleash a Skyward Strike.

For Button Controls, position your R-stick up to charge it up, then flick to any direction to unleash a Skyward Strike.

The speed to which it charges up depends on your sword upgrade.

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List of Items and Equipment

Items and Equipment
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Bottle Items Medals
List of Upgrades

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