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White Swords are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

The White Sword is the second sword available to Link in The Legend of Zelda, following the Sword and preceding the Magical Sword. It can be obtained once Link has five Hearts in his Life Gauge. The White Sword does twice as much damage as the original Sword.[2] Link is given the White Sword by the White Sword-Giving Old Man in a cave in the northeast of Hyrule near a waterfall, which is guarded by a Lynel.

The White Sword also appears on the back of the 8-Bit Link amiibo.

The Minish Cap

The White Sword in The Minish Cap is the re-forged Picori Blade and replaces Link's first Sword, Smith's Sword. The White Sword grows in power as it is infused with the power of the Four Elements, with its name in the Items Screen changing to reflect the number of Elements that are currently infused. When infused with the Earth and Fire Elements, it is labeled as the White Sword (Two Elements), and after being infused with the Water Element, it is labeled as the White Sword (Three Elements). After the Wind Element, the fourth and final Element, is infused, the White Sword transforms into the Four Sword.

Each time Link infuses the White Sword with an Element, the hilt of the Sword changes color, and Link is able to make more copies of himself when he charges a Spin Attack over special tiles, with the maximum copies being three. The Four Sword allows him to make four copies of himself.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, White Swords appear as the second level Weapon of Link's Hylian Sword archetype.

White Swords have a base attack of 150 which increases by ten percent for each star in the Weapon's star rating.[3] This means that, depending on the White Sword's star rating, the Weapon can have an attack range of 150, 165, 180, 195, 210, and 225. White Swords have three slots for Skills (which can be increased by using a Weapon with a "Slots Up" Skill.) They are Light-type Weapons, meaning that the Weapon will increasingly deal more damage while repeatedly attacking a group of Enemies.[4]

White Swords are directly based off the White Sword from The Legend of Zelda, almost directly matching the artwork from that game.

An 8-bit version of the White Sword, called the 8-bit White Sword?, also appears as the Lv.★ form of Zelda's Rapier. It was added to the game with the Master Quest Pack DLC, and is unlocked by default in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseホワイトソード (Howaito Sōdo)[5]Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchZilver zwaard[6]Silver sword
FranceFrenchEUEpée blanche[7]White sword
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 143 (TLoZ | TMC)
  2. The Legend of Zelda manual, page 19
  3. Hyrule Warriors Legends — Collector's Edition Guide (Prima Games) pg. 8
  4. "Light elemental attacks gradually become stronger as you make consecutive attacks on groups of enemies." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  5. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 18
  6. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19
  7. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 19