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Master Sword Lv2
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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Damaging enemies
Destroying objects
Comparable item(s)

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 Village. 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

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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.


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JapanJapaneseマスターソード(レバル2) (Masutā Sōdo (Rebaru Tsū))[3]Master Sword (Level 2)
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  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.