The Master Sword is one of, if not the most iconic weapon in the Legend of Zelda series, and as you would expect, it also makes an appearance in Breath of the Wild. The sword is essential for defeating Calamity Ganon and is revered for its power and durability but due to the weapon durability mechanic in the game, many players wonder if the Master Sword can break.
Below, we’ll take you through the answer to exactly that so you’re aware as to whether you can attack with the Master Sword to your heat’s content or if you need to be a little conservative in its usage.
Does the Master Sword break in BOTW?
As you would expect, the Master Sword is an extremely desirable weapon that can inflict a lot of damage. However, when it comes to the durability of this mythical sword, it does have a unique mechanic. This tailor-made durability function works by losing power over time when used against enemies that are corrupted by Calamity Ganon. When the sword’s power is depleted, it will enter a “resting” state, and the player will need to wait for a short period before it can be used again at full strength.
The Master Sword’s durability rating is not displayed in the game, but it is essentially infinite. This means that the sword will never break from normal use or wear and tear, and it can be used as much as the player wants without fear of it breaking.
However, as previously stated, the sword’s power can be depleted when used against enemies. While this is true, there are times when the Master Sword’s power depletes less – when attacking certain enemies. This includes foes such as Guardians, Blights, and Calamity Ganon himself, and you will be able to get more attacks off before it enters that ten minute resting phase.
Additionally, there is a way to speed up the process of recharging the Master Sword’s power. The sword can be placed in a pedestal in Korok Forest, which will speed up the recharge process significantly. However, the player will need to have completed a specific quest to unlock the pedestal.
In conclusion, the Master Sword in Breath of the Wild cannot break from normal use or wear and tear, and its durability rating is essentially infinite. However, its power can be depleted when used against enemies, and it will enter a resting state until it recharges. This mechanic is designed to balance the sword’s power and prevent the player from relying too heavily on it so makes a lot of sense in our opinion!