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Death Sword
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Main appearance(s)

Death Sword is the mini-boss of the Arbiter's Grounds in Twilight Princess.[1]


Midna's Advice

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Death Sword

(when asked as human)

Use your senses to find enemies you can't see with your eyes!

(when asked as wolf)

When he comes in to attack, that's when we need to counter with our own attack!

(when asked as wolf after first damaging it)

You can't do anything about an enemy circling in the air while you're in beast form!

(when asked as human after first damaging it)

This thing just depresses me... Get him down here and introduce him to your blade!

(asked when it is stunned)

[Link], hurry! Now's your chance!

(asked again)

You're going to have to use both your wolf powers and your human skills!

When Link enters the room, he finds a Sword embedded in the ground, bound by ropes. Cutting one of the ropes causes the evil magic within the blade to awaken and burn away the rest, thus beginning the battle. Link must transform into wolf form and use his senses to see Death Sword. When it attacks and gets its Sword stuck in the floor, Wolf Link must jump at it and start biting to make it visible. Afterwards, he can shoot it with the Bow while it is floating in the air to stun it. Alternatively, he can also use the Clawshot or the Gale Boomerang. Afterwards, it flies in circles around Link attempting to strike him with its Sword, at which point it gets stuck again, leaving it vulnerable.

After defeating Death Sword, the path leading to the Spinner will open up.


  • Both Death Sword and Phantom Zant share a unique mini-boss theme.
  • Before the battle with Death Sword begins, its Sword is embedded in the floor with a myriad of ropes adorned with ofuda. Ofuda are a type of talisman that are generally used by the Shinto for danger protection.


Death Sword shares its French name, Faucheur, with Gomess. The name is an allusion to the Grim Reaper, who is known in French-speaking regions as "la Faucheuse." Death Sword also shares its German name, Todesklinge, with Blue Stalfos.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゴベラの剣 (Gobera no Ken) Sword of Gobela
French Republic FrenchEU Faucheur Reaper
Federal Republic of Germany German Todesklinge Death Blade
Italian Republic Italian Spada Mortis Sword of Death (Latin)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Espada de la Muerte Sword of Death



  1. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 298
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of SeasonsOracle of AgesFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the WildLink's Crossbow Training