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Scimitars of Twilight redirects here. For the Sword that appears in Twilight Princess, see Scimitar of Twilight.

The Scimitars are a class of Weapon used by Zant in Hyrule Warriors.[name reference needed] It is associated with Darkness.


The default Scimitars are the Usurper’s Scimitars, which are directly based on the Scimitars that Zant uses in the fifth phase of his boss battle in Twilight Princess.

The second form of the Scimitars are the Shadow Scimitars.

The third form are the Scimitars of Twilight, which are directly based on the Scimitar that Zant uses to revive Stallord in Twilight Princess.

The Lv.★ form of the Scimitars are the 8-Bit Magic Boomerang, which are modeled after the Magical Boomerang from The Legend of Zelda. They were added to Hyrule Warriors with the Twilight Princess Pack DLC. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, rather than appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit Magic Boomerang replaces the Darkwater Scimitar when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.

Weapon Power
Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HW Usurper's Scimitars
Usurper’s Scimitars
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Shadow Scimitars Icon
Shadow Scimitars
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Scimitars of Twilight Icon
Scimitars of Twilight
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Magic Boomerang Icon
8-Bit Magic Boomerang
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Scimitars of Twilight Icon
Scimitars of Twilight +
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Scimitars of Twilight Icon
Darkwater Scimitar
HWDE Darkness Element Icon Darkness
HWDE Water Element Icon Water
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations[]

Attack Pattern Effect
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Zant performs a wild barrage of sword swings and spins.
X Zant creates a burst of energy. If his meter is filled up, he will unmask himself, and gain two new abilities while the meter drains. Pressing Y will have him do a continuous spin attack that can be directed with the control stick, while pressing X will have him rapidly fire dark energy taht can be aimed with the control stick.
Y X Zant summons a Zant Mask and spins it around, firing dark energy all around him. He then detonates the head.
Y Y X Zant summons a totem pole from the ground, stands on top of it, and fires dark energy downwards before collapsing the column down on the enemy. He can aim with the left stick.
Y Y Y X Zant violently hops around on the ground repeatedly, generating dark shockwaves, then generates a dark orb and throws it down.
Y Y Y Y X Zant hovers in the air and summons a Zant's Hand that repeatedly slams on the ground. If it grabs an enemy, the hand will slam down twice, bash itself on two Twilight walls, and do one final slam.
Y Y Y Y Y X Zant becomes a giant and stomps the ground violently with his right foot, causing dark shockwaves, then stomps with both feet and shrinks back down.

Weak Point Smash[]

Against Captains and Warriors, Zant cries out in joy as he starts spinning around his enemy. A red Portal appears beneath his target, which summons a dark twister that draws in nearby enemies. Once the attack is finished, Zant sighs in exhaustion. Against Giant Bosses, Zant slashes the boss as he spins into the air, after which he grows gigantically large and stomps his feet into the boss's weak point.

Special Attack[]

Main article: Special Attack

Zant floats into the air and summons two Phantom Zants to aid him in creating a ball of Twilight magic, which the three raise over their heads before throwing down onto the enemies below. The attack hits a circular range directly ahead of Zant.

Focus Spirit[]

Main article: Focus Spirit

Upon activating, Zant unmasks himself as he raises his Scimitar and stabs it into the ground before concealing his face again. During his Focus Spirit Attack, he summons a giant Zant Mask from the ground and makes it spin against his enemies. When the Focus Spirit gauge is depleted, Zant hovers above the ground as he begins to grow gigantic in size. He then performs a full body slam against his enemies below, bursting in Darkness energy in the process, before shrinking back to normal size again.


Video Gallery[]

Scimitars gameplay