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Windcleavers are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

279 (284) Windcleaver
BotW Hyrule Compendium Windcleaver.png
Description
This sword is favored by high-ranking members of the Yiga. When wielded by a proficient fighter, its unique shape cleaves the very wind and creates a vacuum.
Common Locations
Gerudo Highlands
West Necluda
Properties
Atk 40

Windcleavers are the Weapon of choice among high-ranking members of the Yiga clan.[1] Proficient fighters are able to use this weapon to cleave the very wind, creating a vacuum.[1] They're wielded by Yiga Blademasters, who can be found in the Yiga Clan Hideout and throughout Hyrule Kingdom.

Windcleavers have a unique property amongst melee weapons where swinging them causes a short range projectile to be emitted forwards from the blade. This projectile can be used a few times before the blade must recharge.

The charged attack of this weapon is unlike that of all other two-handed weapons except for the Sheikah-made Eightfold Longblade; rather than spinning around with the weapon Link will draw the weapon back and then slash forwards at considerable speed, knocking large enemies over and sending smaller ones flying. This charged attack also releases a projectile which increases in size, duration and damage depending on how long the charge is held, dealing a minimum of 10 damage and a maximum of 40.

This weapon also possesses a minor hidden property which causes it to fly in a straight line for a short time before dropping to the ground like other weapons when thrown.

As part of the Side Quest "The Weapon Connoisseur", Nebb will ask Link to show him a Windcleaver.[3] If Link does so, Nebb will be excited and give him a Silver Rupee as a reward.[4][5]

Being made of metal, Windcleavers will attract Lightning when equipped during thunderstorms. They also can't be burned by Fire or a Scorching Climate, but they can be picked up using the Magnesis Rune.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese風斬り刀 (Kazekiri gatana) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR斬風刀 (Zhǎnfēng dāo) 
NetherlandsDutchWindkatana 
FranceFrenchEUSabre tranche-ventWindcleaver saber
GermanyGermanWindklinge 
ItalyItalianKatana fendiventoWindcleaver katana
South KoreaKorean풍참도 (Pungchamdo) 
RussiaRussianКлинок вихря (Klinok vihrya) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMandoble del huracán 
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Windcleaver
    This sword is favored by high-ranking members of the Yiga. When wielded by a proficient fighter, its unique shape cleaves the very wind and creates a vacuum.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Windcleaver
    This sword is favored by high-ranking members of the Yiga. When wielded by a proficient fighter, its unique shape cleaves the very wind and creates a vacuum.
    " — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "Have you heard of the windcleaver? Grandpa said you can't find those around here. If you get ahold of one, let me see it!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Isn't that the windcleaver? You remembered our promise! Thanks! Let me see!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Thanks! Here's a token of my thanks!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
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