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The Sword of the Six Sages is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] The Sword of the Six Sages goes unnamed in Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Location and Uses

Twilight Princess

Prior to the events of Twilight Princess, the six Sages forged the Sword of the Six Sages to execute the Demon King, Ganondorf.[1] When this execution took place, the six Sages gathered at the Mirror Chamber with Ganondorf in chains. The Sage of Water thrust the Sword of the Six Sages into Ganondorf's chest.[citation needed] However, the attempt was in vain, as the Triforce of Power kept him alive. Ganondorf withdrew the Sword from his body and broke free from his chains to kill the Sage of Water. Despite failing to kill him, it did inflict a glowing wound on Ganondorf that never healed. The wound later acts as Dark Beast Ganon and Ganondorf's weak point. During the final sword battle between Link and Ganondorf, Link plunges the Master Sword into the wound, defeating him. Even though the Sages banish Ganondorf to the Twilight Realm, he manages to keep the Sword of the Six Sages and use it against Link in the final battle. Ganondorf wishes to blot out the light forever with this blade.[2] Link never wields the Sword of the Six Sages in Twilight Princess.

Breath of the Wild

The Sword of the Six Sages appears in Breath of the Wild as an exclusive amiibo Item. It has a rare chance of appearing in a Treasure Chest after scanning the Super Smash Bros. Series Ganondorf amiibo with the amiibo (Rune) Rune, although only after Link has completed at least one of the Divine Beasts. The Sword of the Six Sages functions as a two-handed Weapon and its description refers to it as a longsword.[1] Additionally, its sheath is the same one used by Ganondorf in Twilight Princess. It shines with a holy luster that causes it to glow in dark areas such as the Thyphlo Ruins. Link can acquire replacements via using the Ganondorf amiibo if it breaks or if it is lost.

Being made of metal, the Sword of the Six Sages will attract Lightning if it's equipped during a thunderstorm. It will also sink if dropped in water, but it can be picked back up and manipulated using the Magnesis Rune. If it's exposed to Fire or a Scorching Climate, it won't burn as wooden weapons do.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ganondorf shows the Sword during one of his taunts. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Ganondorf shows the Sword as a taunt once again. He can also attack with it by using the Warlock Blade, a custom neutral special move that replaces the Warlock Punch.


  • While Ganondorf is wielding the sword in Twilight Princess, the color changes from white to a glowing red; while this may be just due to the lighting, its similar coloration in Super Smash Bros. could mean the color change is intentional.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sword of the Six Sages
    The Six Sages are said to have forged this longsword to seal a demon king in the world where the hero fought against the beasts of twilight. The blade shines with a holy luster.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Would you hear my desire? To take this foul blade...and use it to blot out the light forever!" — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess)