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This article is about the Recovered Memory in Breath of the Wild. For the item it's named after, see Master Sword.
The Master Sword
BotW The Master Sword
Number Recovered Memory #18
Main Quest "The Hero's Sword"
Location Korok Forest
Previous Memory
"Zelda's Awakening"

"The Master Sword" is the eighteenth Recovered Memory in Breath of the Wild.[1]


"The Master Sword" memory begins immediately when Link draws the Master Sword from its pedestal within the Korok Forest.

The memory begins with a white screen, where Zelda can be heard telling the Master Sword its master will return, and until then it will rest safely here.[2] As the white fades, the Master Sword is seen laying across its pedestal in the forest. Though the Slumber of Restoration within the Shrine of Resurrection will rid Link of his memories, Zelda begs the sword to trust that Link will come back.[3]

The Great Deku Tree interrupts Zelda, asking her what she plans to do next.[4] Looking back down at the Master Sword, Zelda reveals that she heard it speak to her and with determination she shares that her role is unfinished.[5] The Great Deku Tree is able to sense great strength in her dedication.[6]

Zelda tries to ask the Great Deku Tree to relay a message to Link when he returns for the Master Sword.[7] However, the Great Deku Tree cuts her off, saying any words she has for him would sound much better coming from her.[8] Because of this, Zelda smiles at him and agrees.[9]

Taking the Master Sword in her hands, Zelda drives it into its pedestal, leaving it there as she continues on her journey.


  • Fi's theme can be heard playing in the background as Zelda speaks to the Master Sword.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseマスターソード (Masutā Sōdo)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR大師之劍 (Dàshī zhī jiàn)
NetherlandsDutchHet Meesterzwaard
FranceFrenchEUL'épée de légende
GermanyGermanDas Master-Schwert
ItalyItalianLa spada suprema
South KoreaKorean마스터 소드 (Maseuteo sodeu)
RussiaRussianВысший Меч (Vysshiy Mech)
Latin AmericaSpanishLALa Espada Maestra
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  1. "The Master Sword
    Recovered Memory #18
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Your master will come for you. Until then, you shall rest safely here." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Although the Slumber of Restoration will most certainly deprive him of his memories, please trust me when I say that I know he will arrive before you yet again." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "If I may be so bold...what is it you are planning to do next, Princess?" — The Great Deku Tree (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "The Master Sword... I heard it speak to me. It seems that my role is unfinished. There is still something I must do." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I sense there is great strength in your dedication." — The Great Deku Tree (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Great Deku Tree, I ask of you, when he returns, can you play relay this message... Tell him I—" — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Now, then... Words intended for him would sound much better in the tones of your voice, don't you think?" — The Great Deku Tree (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Yes." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)