Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: How To Get The Master Sword
Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Sword
(Last Updated On: March 6, 2017)

The most powerful sword in Link’s arsenal throughout the history of The Legend of Zelda is the Master Sword. The Master Sword makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s not an easy sword to get your hands on, and whether you’re playing on the Nintendo Switch or the Wii U, there’s a walkthrough guide available to explain how to get your hands on the Master Sword in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

First up, you’ll need to venture through the Lost Woods. There’s a mist surrounding the3 forest and the objective is to navigate through the forest while avoiding the the thick parts of the mist. When you see the mist getting thicker, be sure to run back to escape its grasp, as demonstrated in the video below from Luigikid Gaming.

Once you get through the Lost Forest mist maze, you’ll be able to venture into Korok Forest. When you get to Korok Forest, it’s probably best to mark it on your map so you’ll know how or where to get to it in case you have to come back.

Once through the open tree trunk and passed the clearing, Link will happen upon the Master Sword, stuck in a stone in front of the great Deku Tree.

However, there’s a bit of a trick to getting the Master Sword out of the stone. There’s a mini-game to complete the quest “The Hero’s Sword”.

You will need at least 13 hearts.

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Sword Quest

The mini-game requires players to hold down the ‘A’ button while Link uses his might to pull the Master Sword from the stone. In doing so, the sword will drain Link’s hearts. Hence why you need 13 hearts.

In order to get the hearts you’ll need to complete the shrine challenges and pray to the shrine statues to upgrade Link’s health.

If you attempt to retrieve the sword before you have 13 hearts you will fail and Link will lose all his health. The great Deku Tree will stop Link before he dies.

Once the sword is retrieved, it will unlock one of Link’s memories showing Zelda putting the sword into the stone following Link’s demise at the hands of Calamity Ganon’s forces.

You can’t throw the Master Sword away like other weapons, but it can lose its power if you over-use it. So use it with caution.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available right now for the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch.


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  • LurkerJK

    Better do it in a Wii U because the switch … oh boy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc

    I think they just dropped an early access console

    • I’ll need to take a look at a few more videos and see what can be put together.

    • Bitterbear

      I can’t stop counting the times on forums and gaming sites that the readers just couldn’t stop bitching that Nintendo should be more like Sony and Microsoft.

      Be careful what you wish for, it may become true.

      • readers just couldn’t stop bitching that Nintendo should be more like Sony and Microsoft.

        I currently don’t play any games on the PS4 or Xbox One, so I really hope this doesn’t become true.

        • Bitterbear

          People forget that Nintendo true logo is a desiccated monkey paw. They do listen to their fanbase, and they do give them what they deserve.

          I think Aesop’s The frogs desiring a king fable sounds appropriate for that matter.