The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Master Sword is perhaps the best iteration of the series’ iconic weapon, thanks to its fuse mechanic. The sword will be in your possession when the game starts but will end up getting lost. Here’s how to retrieve the Master Sword in the game.
Getting the quest
To learn about the Master Sword’s location in Tears of the Kingdom, you will have to talk to the Deku Tree.
To be able to do that, you will have to first cleanse it along with the Great Hyrule Forest. Once that is done and you talk to the tree you will get the Recovering the Master Sword quest.
When you track the quest you will see the location of the sword. Go there and retrieve the sword. Simple right? Well, not exactly.
Retrieving the sword
The location of the sword is constantly moving. If you notice carefully, the sword will move through the sky. Look up and you will see the Light Dragon slithering in the sky, and you guessed it, the Master Sword is on it.
Now, before you go to get the Sword make sure you have at least two full rings of stamina. That is at least 20 completed shrines. If you haven’t increased your stamina as much, you can visit a Horned Statue to swap out your hearts in exchange for stamina.
Depending upon where the Light Dragon is and where it’s headed, take the help of a Skyview Tower to glide onto its back. From here you can just run up to its head and pull the Master Sword out.
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However, before you do so, make sure you gather some of the materials on the dragon like the Light Dragon Scale and Shard of Light Dragon’s Spike. These make for good fusion materials for the Master Sword.
Once you’re on the head, hold A to retrieve the sword. This will drain two full stamina rings. You will have to press A again to pull the sword out completely which will trigger an epic cutscene with Link holding up the sword high as he stands on the Light Dragon’s head.
Now, you can get the sword directly without having to go the quest route, by directly hopping on the dragon’s back and that would save you the trouble of cleaning the Deku Tree. However, without the quest, tracking the dragon will be quite difficult and honestly, you’re better off doing it the normal way.
The Master Sword
You now have the Master Sword, which is one of, if not the best, weapons in the game. The sword has the same move set as it did in Breath of the Wild, and you can shoot projectiles with it by pressing R as long as you’re at full health.
It isn’t unbreakable in Tears of the Kingdom like it was in Breath of the Wild. However, it can regain its power after 5-10 minutes, allowing you to use it again after it ‘breaks’.