Where to find the Master Sword, the Legendary Sword of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Emblematic element of the saga, the Master Sword is inseparable from Link and The Legend of Zelda. It has had many names depending on the era and the translation, such as Excalibur or the Purifying Blade. In Zelda Tears of the KingdomIt has the same name as in Breath of the Wild: The Legendary Sword. Finding it this time will not be easy as it is better hidden than ever.
Be warned, although you may find the sword by pure chance during your adventure, it is very difficult to reveal the location of the Master Sword without spoiling one of the most important and poignant elements of the adventure. You have been warned.
The disappearance of the Master Sword
When you start the Tears of the Kingdom adventure, Link already has the legendary sword. He has retrieved it from the Lost Woods to protect Zelda as they both descend into the basement of Hyrule Castle to investigate the proliferation of miasma.
Once in the bowels of the castle, the duo discover the source of the miasma: a mummy about to break the seal that holds it prisoner. The mummy frees itself and destroys the blade of the sword. Zelda is propelled into the past while Link loses consciousness.
Link then wakes up on a celestial island, the broken Master Sword still in his possession. After reaching the Temple of Time, the sword disappears to join Zelda in the past.
Where the Legendary Sword is now
Since the sword is gone in the past, you can only hope that Zelda has found a way to repair it or at least hidden it somewhere so that you can get it back in the present. There are several script tracks to follow to understand where the sword is now. You don't have to follow them to find it, but they explain its location.
The story of the Mojo tree
In releasing the Mojo tree of his miasma, he reminds you of what he said about the particulars of the sword: it cannot be permanently destroyed. Even if it is broken, it will always repair itself, even if it takes years or even centuries. The sword having been propelled into the distant past, we understand that it has had time to regenerate.
But that is not all. The sword becomes more powerful if it is watered by a holy power during its regeneration.
By finding the spirit of MineruThe story is a testament to Zelda's determination to stop Ganondorf, repair the Legendary Sword and protect it until Link can find it in the present. Mineru mentions a forbidden ritual of ingesting an occult stone to transform into an immortal, super-powerful dragonThis was at the cost of his humanity and his conscience.
After the defeat of the six sages by the Demon King and the sacrifice of King Rauru, Zelda goes to the Temple of Time to pay her respects. It is at this moment that the legendary sword appears to Zelda and she understands her destiny: Zelda must transform into a dragon to watch over the sword and drink its power of light and time.
It is then Zelda, in the form of a dragon, who would protect the sword.
On the trail of the dragons
In order to obtain the legendary sword, you will have to follow the trail of the dragons. And more specifically, the traces they leave in their wake in the form of of the dragon's tears. The investigation into the tears begins by finding Impa, west of the Watchtower.
Impa explains that she is trying to understand the appearance of strange drawings on the surface of Hyrule: the geoglyphs. These drawings are barely visible from the ground, but start to make sense once they're seen. from the air. Among the recurring motifs in these drawings are tears. And on every drawing, one of the tears is different from the others. Generally, it is full, where other tears only show their outlines.
By going to the exact location of the tear, you will be able to view a memory of Zelda. It is through these memories that you will be able to understand the whole story of the game.
To find the legendary sword, you'll need to find all the dragon tears, and therefore all of Zelda's memories, in order to understand what she did with the sword.
The Dragon's Tears
There are 12 dragon tears in total. The twelfth will only appear once the first eleven have been collected. You can look for these tears by yourself, but Impa suggests you join her at the Forgotten Temple in the Hebra GorgeThis is the temple where the hero's outfit was in Breath of the Wild. This is the temple where the hero's outfit was in Breath of the Wild.
If you decide to go to her in the gorge, you can find a map marking the location of all the geoglyphs.
Once you have obtained the first eleven tears, Zelda's motives and her plan are now clear. At this point, a huge white dragon appears before you and, planted in his head, is the Master Sword. The sword was on this great white dragon that can be seen high up in the sky, and has been since the beginning of the adventure.
Before leaving for the heavens, he leaves behind him the twelfth and last tear. This tear then confirms what you probably suspected: this great white dragon is indeed Princess Zelda.
How to obtain the Master Sword
You finally know where the sword is and what has happened to it since it disappeared. You will have to join the white dragon and land on its head. Normally, the white dragon flies more or less unnoticed in the sky, but if you get all the tears, it will now glow and shoot sparks from its head, making it much easier to spot.
If the dragon is flying low, you can use the propulsion of a tower and your paravane to get to it. If not, you'll have to build yourself a manoeuvrable vehicle with good propulsion and plenty of batteries to reach it.
Once on the white dragon's head, you can try to remove the sword. But the process is extremely painful for him and he will start to struggle. You will therefore need stamina to hold on to the dragon until the sword is dislodged. You will need a total of two complete endurance circles to remove the sword. You will need to complete 20 shrines and convert the beneficial glow near a statue of the goddess into a receptacle of endurance.
Once the sword has been retrieved, the white dragon takes to the sky again and you can watch Princess Zelda's final prayer as she drops you off at the Temple of Time.
How the legendary sword works
Once you have obtained it, you are free to use the Master Sword in combat. It does not use up any space in your inventory, so there is no need to expand your bag at Noïa.
It is a one-handed sword, the power of which varies depending on the type of enemy you are fighting and the object you are fusing it with. Indeed, you can use Amalgam on the Master Sword with any object. Depending on the items you merge with the blade, it gains different properties. So you can make it a fire sword, as well as a stone sword. You can only merge one item at a time, so you can only change its properties again once the blade has broken.
Like all other weapons, the Master Sword can break with use. Don't panic if this happens, the Master Sword will automatically return to your inventory ten minutes after breaking. It returns without the item that was attached to it thanks to Amalgam. Be aware that the Legendary Sword wears out less quickly when used against enemies corrupted by miasma. It is also indestructible against the end boss.
You cannot throw the sword, but if you have all your hearts, using the button to throw the sword will fire a laser.