Itd be a pretty big bummer if one of gamings most legendary weapons could unceremoniously break like any other weapon in Breath of the Wild, but it might break the game if it couldnt. So whats the deal?
The Master Sword is an iconic weapon in the Zelda games, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that it would make an appearance in Breath of the Wild. However, given that the weapon degradation system is such a big part of the game, some of you might be wondering if the legendary Master Sword is subject to breaking as well.
Unfortunately, the answer to that question is yes. If you use the Master Sword too much in Breath of the Wild, it will eventually break in a fight, and you won’t be able to use it. However, unlike other regular weapons, the Master Sword will actually ‘recharge’ and return to your inventory after a certain amount of time. So even if you do break it, you just have to pass enough time and you’ll get it back again. That said, it’s definitely best to be a bit more strategic with using your weapons, and it’s certainly wise to save that powerful sword for more intimidating foes.
Can the master sword break in Breath of the Wild?
The short answer is no, but its more complicated than that.
You see, as the Great Deku Tree tells you when you pull it out of its stone, the master sword is not to be used frivolously against random enemies you find in the world. This is a high-class blade, after all. If you use it too much against small-time baddies, itll run out of energy, at which point it needs to recharge for 10 minutes before you can use it again.
The master sword really comes into a class of its own in the games dungeons. When youre in areas permeated by Ganons corruption, like dungeons, the sword takes on a blue glow. This means its attack power has increased significantly, making it perhaps the most powerful one-handed weapon in the game.
Since there arent a ton of enemies in the games four major dungeons, its most useful against the bosses at the end of said dungeons. It also takes on the blue glow in the confines of Hyrule Castle, which is teeming with enemies. Finally, as I discovered while exploring the world, the sword glows when fighting the spider-legged guardians that roam the world, making it especially useful for taking down perhaps the toughest enemies in Breath of the Wild.
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