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The Phantom Sword is the only weapon that can harm Bellum and Phantoms in Phantom Hourglass. It is composed of the Phantom Hourglass and a blade forged from three types of Pure Metals: Crimsonine, Azurine, and Aquanine.[1]

Location and Uses

Phantom Hourglass

Oshus fuses the Phantom Hourglass with the blade of the Phantom Sword

After rescuing Tetra from the Ghost Ship, Link is told by Oshus to find the three kinds of Pure Metals and take them to the legendary blacksmith Zauz to forge the Phantom Sword in order to defeat Bellum. The Pure Metals include Crimsonine, found in the Goron Temple, Azurine, found in the Temple of Ice, and Aquanine, found in Mutoh's Temple. After Zauz forges the Phantom Sword with the three Pure Metals, Link must complete the blade by returning to Oshus, who will fuse the Phantom Hourglass with the blade itself.[2] By doing so, the Phantom Sword gains the ability to control time for a short period.[3]

The Phantom Sword is the only weapon capable of slaying the Phantoms that patrol the Temple of the Ocean King, and thus, the only weapon capable of defeating Bellum. Since the Phantom Hourglass is incorporated into the hilt, it makes the wielder immune to the life-draining curse of the temple. In combination with a Phantom Sphere, it can stop time temporarily. Link uses this ability in his battle with Bellum, using it to freeze time so he can get behind Bellum and attack his eye.

When Link goes to talk to Zauz about the Phantom Sword, the blacksmith explains that his ancestors defended the Oshus in an age when great evil lurked the sea, and in order to combat those monsters, his people would forge their own weapons.[4] One of these weapons was the Phantom Sword itself, and Zauz even mentions that he had one, although he lost it at some point.[5] Thus, it is implied that Zauz's people forged many Phantom Sword for battle, and that perhaps the Phantom Sword is not the only weapon that can vanquish Bellum and the Phantoms.

Other Appearances

Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa)

During the Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa, Link is told by Grandpa Oshus that the blacksmith Zauz can forge a weapon to defeat Bellum.[6] Although, when Linebeck is captured by Bellum, Jolene is sent to Zauz instead.[7] When Zauz has completed the Phantom Sword, Jolene brings the weapon to Link.[8] Link uses the Phantom Sword to defeat Bellum once and for all.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Phantom Sword appears as the second tier of Toon Link's Light Sword weapon paired with the Shield of Antiquity from Spirit Tracks.


  • The Phantom Sword resembles the Master Sword in many ways - the major differences between them are the symbol of the Ocean King appearing in place of the Triforce emblem on the blade as well as the crossguard featuring a different design, in which the Master Sword's yellow jewel is replaced by the Phantom Hourglass.
  • The music that plays when Link receives the Phantom Sword is also the same as that of the Master Sword.
  • Despite the fact that this sword is the second sword in the game, it is no stronger than Oshus's Sword.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese夢幻のつるぎ (Mugen no Tsurugi)[9]Sword of Dreams
CanadaFrenchCAÉpée Fantôme[10] 
FranceFrenchEUÉpée spectrale
(Also appears in-game as "Epée spectrale")[11]
ItalyItalianSpada Illusione[13] 
SpainSpanishEUEspada del Más Allá[14] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEspada del Más Allá[15] 
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See Also


  1. "The Phantom Sword is no ordinary sword... When forged, normal metal can never handle that kind of sacred power! Aquanine... Azurine... And Crimsonine... These three pure metals must be forged together to create the Phantom Sword." — Zauz (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. "Rare metals and mystical sands are fused together. And so the Phantom Sword is born. With that, you can defeat Bellum." — Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
  3. "Hmmm. I cannot call it truly complete without a handle. Take this blade to the Ocean King. He will add the Sand of Hours. Only he can empower the Phantom Sword with the ability to control time." — Zauz (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. "You see, for generations, our ancestors lived to serve the Ocean King. They defended the Ocean King in an age when great evil lurked in the sea. My people forged our own weapons and fought in epic battles. You seek one of those great weapons. An artifact called the Phantom Sword." — Zauz (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "I no longer have it..." — Zauz (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "Visit the blacksmith Zauz, who lives in the Northwestern sea. He will teach you how to defeat Bellum."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 133)
  7. "Jolene, I need to ask you a favor... Can you find Zauz the Blacksmith and ask how to defeat Bellum?"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 155, 156)
  8. "Sorry to make you wait. Here, Link! The only weapon that can defeat Bellum... The Phantom Sword!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 179)
  9. "まぶしい光につつまれた 聖剣夢幻のつるぎを手に入れた!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Épée Fantôme" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Epée spectrale" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "Phantomschwert" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. "Spada Illusione" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. "Espada del Más Allá" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)
  15. "Espada del Más Allá" — Collection Menu (Phantom Hourglass)