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Ancient Short Swords are Items in Breath of the Wild.[1]

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Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

215 (220) Ancient Short Sword
BotW Hyrule Compendium Ancient Short Sword
Description
The blade of this sword was made using an ancient power lost to this modern age. Its blade appears only when drawn, and its cutting power surpasses metal swords.
Common Locations
Unknown
Properties
Atk 40

Ancient Short Swords can be made by supplying the Ancient Oven at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with 1,000 Rupees, 15 Ancient Springs, 5 Ancient Shafts, and 2 Ancient Cores.[2] Their blades are made using Ancient Technology, only appearing when the Weapons are drawn.[1] The cutting power of Ancient Short Swords is stronger than any metal swords.[1] They belong to the Ancient Soldier Gear equipment archetype, which includes all Weapons created by Robbie.[3]

The final Weapon that Nebb will ask Link to show him during "The Weapon Connoisseur" Side Quest is an Ancient Short Sword, which he claims are not common around Hateno Village.[4] If Link brings an Ancient Short Sword for Nebb to see, Nebb will become excited and give him a Diamond as a reward.[5][6]

Ancient Short Swords are made from Ancient Technology, and therefore they will deal a higher amount of damage against Guardian-type Enemies. They will not attract Lightning during Thunderstorms or conduct Electricity. However, they are capable of floating on Water, are unable to burn when exposed to Fire or a Scorching Climate, and cannot be manipulated with the Magnesis Rune.

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Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese古代兵装‧剣 (Kodai heisō: ken)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR古代兵裝‧劍 (Gǔdài bīngzhuāng: jiàn)
NetherlandsDutchGeavanceerd zwaardAdvanced sword
FranceFrenchEUGlaive archéoniqueArchaonic sword
GermanyGermanAntikes Schwert
ItalyItalianPugnale ancenstrale
South KoreaKorean고대 병기‧검 (Godae byeonggi: geom)
RussiaRussianДревний меч (Drevniy mech)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEspada ancestral
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ancient Short Sword
    The blade of this sword was made using an ancient power lost to this modern age. Its blade appears only when drawn, and its cutting power surpasses metal swords.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Exchange for Ancient Short Sword?" — Ancient Oven (Breath of the Wild)
  3. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 175
  4. "So, have you heard of the ancient short sword? Grandpa said you can't find those around here. If you get ahold of one, let me see it!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Isn't that...the ancient short sword? Nice! Nice! Let me see, let me see!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Thank you! Take this as a token of my thanks!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
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