How to Get Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Akib Aditya Khan
By Akib Aditya Khan
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Master Sword in Zelda

Learn how to get the strongest sword, the Master Sword, in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the latest entry to the famous The Legend of Zelda franchise and has already taken the gaming world by storm. The game can be considered as one of the best games of this year for a lot of reasons.

Strong weapons are one of the key parts of the combat in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Equipping yourself with a strong weapon can surely give you an edge in clearing shrines faster and progressing through the game. Although you will find a lot of strong weapons throughout your journey, none of them will come close to the Master Sword. Which also makes it the hardest to obtain in the game.

The Master Sword is one of the strongest weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This sword cannot be broken; rather, it has a cooldown of 10 minutes only. The sword can one or two-shot any enemy and also can be used as a potent weapon against bosses.

Players are equipped with the Master Sword during the tutorial of the game. However, it soon runs out and becomes inoperable. After a while, the Master Sword will be taken away from Link by Princess Zelda. So in order to get back the mighty sword, players will need to embark on a tough journey. The Master Sword will be located on the heads of the Light Dragon, and there are several ways to get on top of the mighty dragon.

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How to Get the Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Find All 12 Geoglyphs

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This is the primary step to obtain the Master Sword in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, this process is very time-consuming as it requires a lot of tasks to be cleared to complete it. Once you have found all the 12 Geoglyphs, it will reveal the location of the Master Sword for you. Here is a list of all the locations of the Geoglyphs.

GeoglyphLocationCoordinates
King Rauru GeoglyphRoyal Ancient Lab, northwest of Lookout Landing-1411, 0496, 0124
Old Temple GeoglyphTabantha Hills, southeast of Hebra Mountains and East of Rito Village-2553, 1887, 0319
Purah Pad GeoglyphWest Eldin Canyon, northeast of Hyrule Field1828, 0734, 0090
Curling Dragon GeoglyphBatrea Lake, southeast of Hyrule Field0694, -1312, 0053
Kneeling Ganondorf GeoglyphSoutheast of Gerudo Highlands-3178, -1702, -0419
Queen Sonia GeoglyphIllumeni Plateau, northeast of Guerdo Highlands-3096, -0077, 0211
Curved Scimitar GeoglyphSoutheast of East Necluda3352, -3569, – 0005
Demon King GeoglyphNorth of Tabantha Tundra, northeast of Hebra Mountains-1863, 3619, 0237
Sacred Stone GeoglyphEast of Lanayru Great Spring4468, -0306, 0075
Shrine GeoglyphNorth of Faron Grassland-0649, -2683, 0068
Master Sword GeoglyphNortheast of the Great Hyrule Forest0892, 29448, 0363
Final Memory/Dragon TearRist Peninsula, East of East Akkala Plains4534, 2144, 0000

Help the Deku Tree

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For this process, you will need to get through the Lost Woods first and reach the Korok Forest. Once you reach the forest, you will find the Great Deku Tree. Interact with the tree, and he will tell you the inconveniences he is facing. Now head inside the tree and drop to the Deku Tree Chasm. Here you will find some Gloom spawns. Defeat all the Gloom spawns using bomb flowers.

Defeating the Glooms will make a Phantom Ganon spawn. Fight with the Phantom Canon, but make sure you have plenty of supplies to replenish your health. After defeating the Phantom Ganon successfully, head back to the Korok Forest. As a token of appreciation, the Deku Tree will start the Recovering the Hero’s Sword quest for you, which will mark the Light Dragon on your map. Now track the Light Dragon and obtain the Master Sword.

Climb the Light Dragon

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While roaming around Hyrule, you will often see the Light Dragon roaming around your head. The Light Dragon can be identified from afar by spotting the flaming blue aura from its head. This dragon does not fly too high, making it easier for you to climb it.

If you manage to find one Light Dragon roaming above your head, fast-travel to any of the nearby Skyview Towers to launch yourself in the air and land on the dragon. Although, you can also use your own creativity to find your own way to get on top of the dragon.

Once you get on top of the dragon, you will find the Master Sword dug into its head. However, Link will need two bars of natural stamina to take the sword. Any stamina obtained through stamina-boosting meals will not work in this case.

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Akib Aditya Khan is a Guide writer at GameRiv. He is also a university-going student who was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Akib is an esports enthusiast, which made him passionate about writing on his favorite topic "Esports". If he isn't spending time writing some articles, you can almost always find him watching his favorite esports titles or being a terrible mid-laner in MOBA games.