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The Master Sword Lv2 is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1] It is an upgrade to the Master Sword preceding the Master Sword Lv3 and is the second strongest Sword in both A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. The Master Sword Lv2 goes unnamed in Ancient Stone Tablets.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

Link can obtain the Master Sword Lv2 by taking the Dwarven Swordsmith trapped in the Dark World back to his brother in the Light World to the Smithery east of Kakariko Town. As a token of gratitude, the brothers will upgrade the young hero's Master Sword. However, the forging process takes time and Link is forced to leave his Fighter's Sword with them and wait. During this time, Link can perform the action of swinging a blade without one in his possession, but cannot deal damage to enemies this way. Link must use items if he wishes to defeat enemies before retrieving the Master Sword Lv2.

Tempering the Master Sword makes it much stronger, gives it a reddish-orange glow, and causes it to make a deeper swing sound as opposed to the usual slash sound. It is twice as strong as the Master Sword (making the Master Sword Lv2 four times as strong as the Fighter's Sword), but the Sword Beam still retains its original power and continues to do so even as the Fighter's Sword is upgraded again.

A Link Between Worlds

The Master Sword Lv2 is obtained by bringing two pieces of Master Ore to Hyrule's Blacksmith at the Blacksmith's Forge in A Link Between Worlds. It is three times more powerful than the Forgotten Sword, and its Sword Beams are 1.5 times more powerful.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

AST LV3 Sword Sprite.png

The Master Sword Lv2 is obtainable in a Treasure Chest in Level 5 in Ancient Stone Tablets. Like the previous Sword, the player can rent the next level.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseマスターソード(レバル2) (Masutā Sōdo (Rebaru Tsū)) (ALttP)[3]
マスターソードLV2 (Masutā Sōdo LV2) (ALBW)[4]
Master Sword (Level 2)
Master Sword LV2
CanadaFrenchCAÉpée de légende niv. 2 (ALBW)[5] 
FranceFrenchEUÉpée de légende niv. 2 (ALBW)[6] 
GermanyGermanMaster-Schwert Lv.2 (ALBW)[7] 
ItalyItalianSpada Suprema (Liv. 2) (ALBW)[8] 
South KoreaKorean마스터 소드 LV2 (Maseuteo Sodeu LV2) (ALBW)[9]Master Sword Lv2
SpainSpanishEUEspada Maestra mejorada (ALBW)[10] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEspada Maestra mejorada (ALBW)[11] 
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Notes

  1. The Master Sword Lv2 is referred to as the Tempered Sword in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America Inc..[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 131 (ALttP | ALBW)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 142
  3. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 21
  4. "マスターソードLV2
    切れ味が鋭くなったマスターソード
    手によくなじむ匠の逸品
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. "Épée de légende niv. 2
    L'épée de légende, affutée avec soin. Votre main épouse agréablement sa poignée.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. "Épée de légende niv. 2
    L'épée de légende, affutée avec soin. Votre main épouse agréablement sa poignée.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "Master-Schwert Lv.2
    Geschärftes Master-Schwert. Noch mächtiger als die ursprüngliche Form.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. "Spada Suprema (Liv. 2)
    La Spada Suprema, ancora più affilata, temibile e comoda da impugnare.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  9. "마스터 소드 LV2
    더욱더 예리해진 마스터 소드
    손에 잘 감기는 장인의 걸작
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "Espada Maestra mejorada
    La Espada Maestra, más afilada que antes. Bien forjada y cómoda.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  11. "Espada Maestra mejorada
    La Espada Maestra, más afilada que antes. Bien forjada y cómoda.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
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