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The Sail is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses

The Wind Waker

The Sail can be purchased from Zunari on Windfall Island for 80 Rupees. It allows Link to catch prevailing winds to sail from island to island. It can only be used while onboard the King of Red Lions. If the Sail is used in an area with no wind, it will have no effect on the King of Red Lions. In The Wind Waker HD, the Sail is a quest item instead of a regular item, eliminating the need to assign it to a button to deploy it.

Swift Sail

In The Wind Waker HD, the Sail can be upgraded to the Swift Sail, which enables the King of Red Lions to sail faster. It also automatically changes the direction of the wind to whichever the boat is facing. This eliminates the need to conduct the "Wind's Requiem" when sailing.[2] The Swift Sail is activated by pressing the A Button while the normal Sail is deployed, and can be changed back to the normal Sail by pressing A again.

Link can obtain the Swift Sail from the Windfall Auction at the Auction House on Windfall Island after acquiring the Wind Waker.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

HWL King Daphnes Sail Artwork.png
King Daphnes wielding the Windfall Sail

In Hyrule Warriors, the Sail is a class of Weapon used by King Daphnes. It is associated with Water. It allows King Daphnes to transform into the King of Red Lions as part of his moveset.


The default Sail is the Windfall Sail. The second form of the Sail is the Swift Sail, followed by the Sail of Red Lions.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends only, the fourth form of the Sail is the Supercharged Sail, which is associated with both the Elements of Water and Lightning.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HW Windfall Sail.png
Windfall Sail
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Swift Sail.png
Swift Sail
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Sail of Red Lions.png
Sail of Red Lions
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Sail of Red Lions.png
Sail of Red Lions +
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Sail of Red Lions.png
Supercharged Sail
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water
HWDE Lightning Element Icon.png Lightning
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

King Daphnes summons a huge tidal wave beneath him, gaining altitude with it. Once it gains enough altitude, he transforms into the King of Red Lions and pushes the wave forward, smashing enemies in front of him caught by the water. This attack hits enemies in a rectangular pattern in front of Kind Daphnes.


  • According to Eiji Aonuma, the Swift Sail was added to the game thanks to the superior processing power of the Wii U, which can load the entire Great Sea at once.[3]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Sail Swift Sail
Japan Japanese 船の帆 (Fune no Ho)
French Republic FrenchEU Voile de bateau
Federal Republic of Germany German Segel Siebenmeilen-Segel
Italian Republic Italian Vela
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Vela
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Vela Vela veloz


Video Gallery

Sail gameplay from Hyrule Warriors Legends


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 137 (TWW)
  2. "You got the Swift Sail! Thanks to expert sail-making craftsmanship, your ship can now sail faster than ever! And what's better, whenever you use it, a favorable wind always will be at your back. No need to manually change wind direction! Voyaging has never been more efficient!" — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. Nintendo, Wii U Developer Direct - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD @E3 2013, YouTube, published June 11, 2013, retrieved January 28, 2016.