Now that Link can fuse a boulder, a fan, or a mushroom onto the end of his sword, there are practically unlimited weapons in Tears of the Kingdom to take with you to battle. What could start off as a lousy stick might end up with a fiery dragon’s tooth slapped onto the end which makes choosing the best weapons in Tears of the Kingdom doubly hard.
However, all mighty weapons in TotK start off with a solid base.
So, to narrow things down, we’ve shortlisted the best base weapons available in Tears of the Kingdom for you to put the fear of good into the Bokoblins. We’re talking things like your Traveller’s Swords or Royal Claymores, not Silver Lynel Swords or Bouncy Claymores.
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Best Weapons Tears of the Kingdom
Regardless of which weapons you choose in Tears of the Kingdom, you are going to want to have a fair few on your wall given that each weapon (except the Master Sword) will degenerate. So, from shortswords and longbows to spears and clubs, we have shortlisted the best weapons in Tears of the Kingdom right now.
Base Damage: 30 (60 against Gloom enemies). Passive Ability: Durability recharges.
It comes as no surprise that the series’ most iconic sword, The Master Sword, is the best weapon overall in Tears of the Kingdom. But that’s not just because of its high attack. The master sword is the only (almost) unbreakable weapon in the game and instead of splintering as usual, the blade shatters whilst it recharges for ten minutes. After that, it’s back to normal.
Whilst there may be cooler weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, the Master Sword makes for a perfect fallback, or guinea pig for new fusions. It also happens to receive a special beam attack when used with the Champion’s leather armour which is pretty cool.
The catch is that the Master Sword is tough to find and missable too.
To find the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom, you will need to first discover the Light Dragon (who doesn’t stay in one place by the way) and use two full stamina wheels to wrench it out from the dragon’s head. It’s well worth the detour, so be sure not to miss it. –
Best Spear In Tears of the Kingdom
Base Damage: 22 Passive Ability: Water Warrior
When it comes to spears, the Lightscale Trident is the best spear in the game.
Oh yes, the Zora’s ceremonial spear is not just for show! It’s base damage is only beaten by the cursed Gloom Spear and this also doubles when Link is wet. If you want to get creative with this power, you can use Splash Fruit before the and you can get it after completing the Zora main quest, and visiting the general store.
To get the Lightscale Trident, talk to the blacksmith to start the side quest “Glory of the Zora”, and then ask for a Zora spear, 3 diamonds, and 5 pieces of flint.
You’ll have this beast on your wall in no time. –
Scimitar of the Seven
Best Shortsword in Tears of the Kingdom
Base Damage: 28 Passive Ability: Strong Fusion
Granted, the Gerudo’s sacred sword isn’t stronger than the Master Sword. But it’s shinier, and since short swords are so useful, you’ll probably want both anyway– even if it’s just to hang on the wall of your mansion.
Also known as the “Scimitar of the Seven”, Gerudo’s Sacred Sword can be unlocked by completing the Gerudo main questline and by completing the side quest “The Missing Owner”. Once you have this super stylish scimitar on your wall, you will benefit from the passive ability “Strong Fusion” and a cool base damage of 28 points.
The strong fusion ability will practically double the attack power of any attachments that you add to the Scimitar of the Seven and so this sword is practically unlimited scalability.
Fierce Deity Sword
Best Longsword in Tears of the Kingdom
Base Damage: 38 Passive Ability: None
Whilst the Royal Guard’s Claymore can technically beat out the Fierce Deity Sword’s base damage (by one point), it’s half as cool and twice as ugly. So, I will happily take a little less damage to look cool while wielding it.
You can unlock the Fierce Deity Sword after you have collected the three Fierce Deity Armour pieces and returned to the cave where the “Misko’s Treasure: The Fierce Deity” quest began. If you somehow found the set before stumbling into this cave, you can find it to the north of the Foothill stable.
Granted, there’s no passive ability but that base damage is unreal. –
Great Eagle Bow
Best Bow In Tears of the Kingdom
Base Damage: 28 x3 Passive Ability: Triple Shot
For ranged attacks, the Great Eagle Bow is a real devastator. Add a Keese Eyeball to the end and the arrows home in like cruise missiles, or add a Bomb Flower on the end and you can carpet bomb all enemies into oblivion.
Whilst there are many bows in Tears of the Kingdom, the Great Eagle Bow is the best option due to it’s insane base damage and Triple Shot passive ability.
To unlock the Great Eagle Bow, you need to complete the Rito Village main story. When the blizzard has settled, talk to Chief Teba, and he will offer to craft it for you, so long as you bring him the materials. What he needs are as follows:
A Swallow Bow
5 Wood Bundles
It’s a steep price for a great prize. Plus, don’t forget to take a snapshot of the bow for your compendium. You’ll be frustrated if you forget to do that! –
White Sword of the Sky
Best Looking Shortsword
Base Damage: 24 Passive Ability: Improvised Sneakstrike
If you are hunting down better-looking weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, rather than the most powerful, then there are plenty of these available throughout Hyrule.
When it comes to stylish shortwords, The White Sword of the Sky isn’t exceptionally powerful or useful. It’s basically just a reskin of a Royal Guard’s Sword, but it’s ever so handsome and deserves a spot on your mantlepiece.
You might be slightly disappointed after offering three Dragon Claws to three shrines during the “The Mother Goddess Statue” side quest to acquire this weapon. But, I can assure you, once it’s on your wall you will be ever so happy to stare at it. –
Best Looking Longsword
Base Damage: 32 Passive Ability: None
Like the White Sword of the Sky, the Dusk Claymore is another unique and stylish weapon that requires high levels of footwork to obtain. This time you must complete the “Investigate the Thyphlo Ruins” side quest. This entails using all four sage’s special abilities, which means you’ll have to complete the main story in the four main villages.
But if you’re the kind of scamp who’d rather skip all that with a few greased palms, you could also just buy the Ganondorf Amiibo figure and use it to spawn a Dusk Claymore.
Either way, the Dusk Claymore is a stunning longsword that belongs in your collection. –
Best Base Damage
Base Damage: 50 Passive Ability: Gloom Toll
If you’ve feared those horrific red masses of eyes and hands called Gloom Hands, you’ll have to be brave to score a Gloom Club. Not only will you have to defeat one of those writhing abominations, but you’ll have to beat their second form: Phantom Ganon.
These phantoms spawn with one of three items– a spear, sword, or club– so you’ll have to roll the dice on that too. But the reward is the highest base damage of any weapon in the game. So, it’s worth the risk.
One downside to Gloom weapons, however, is their ability, Gloom Toll. This passive ability will drain health from Link when used natively.
However, to avoid this, you can either fuse the Gloom weapon onto the end of another weapon, so Link won’t have to hold touch the cursed metal; or by attaching a part from a Light Dragon onto the end of the Gloom weapon, which will heal you up.
Either way, there’s no better weapon for base damage than the Gloom club. –
Repairing Weapons in Tears of the Kingdom
Since all weapons (except the Master Sword) will degenerate and disintegrate from general use, you might want to keep all of these weapons on your wall just in case. Additionally, you can make use of our extremely handy tip for repairing weapons in Tears of the Kingdom which is guaranteed to work every time.
To repair any weapon back to full durability in Tears of the Kingdom, you are going to want to head on over to Death Mountain to find Rock Octorocks. Once you are there, the Rock Ocktorocks will vacuum up nearby objects before blasting them all back at Link. In Breath of the Wild, this would clean rusty weapons. However, in Tears of the Kingdom, this will fully repair weapons back to 100% durability.
It’s a strange trick, but it works every time. So enjoy!
What’s your favourite weapon in Tears of the Kingdom?
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Question about Tears of the Kingdom weapons? No sweat, here are the most commonly asked questions our editors answer from our wonderful Zelda community.
Do weapons break in Tears of the Kingdom?
Yes, all weapons (except the Master Sword) will degrade and break in Tears of the Kingdom. The Master Sword is the only weapon that won’t completely lose its durability but it will shatter and become unusable for 10 minutes. But don’t worry, you can always repair weapons by finding Rock Octorok’s and handing them your wares.
How to fuse weapons in Tears of the Kingdom?
To fuse weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Pick out the material, you want to fuse and drop it on the floor.
Step 2: Equip your weapon.
Step 3: Press L to access your ability wheel and select the fuse ability, which is located in the bottom slot.
Step 4: Stand near to the object, you want to fuse to your weapon.
Step 5: Press “Y” to combine the two.
You can also attach weapons to your shield by the following steps above but pressing [ZL] instead of [Y] as part of the final step.
Can you repair weapons in Tears of the Kingdom?
Yes, you can repair weapons in Tears of the Kingdom by finding a Rock Octorok and handing them your weapons or shield. The Octorok will harvest items around you and through them back at you. In turn, this will repair your weapons. You can find Rock Octorok’s in the cliffs of Eldin Mountains and around both Death Mountain and Goron City. It’s the strangest way to repair your decayed weapons but it works every time.
Can you sell weapons in Tears of the Kingdom?
No, you cannot sell weapons in Tears of the Kingdom. You cannot even sell your spare Zonai devices from Zonaite Armor. The only items you can sell at general stores are meals, armor and materials. So, if you are short on rupees and need some quick cash, you are best to farm some diamonds or sell materials. However, you should be careful about what materials you sell as you may need these later in the game.
How to carry more weapons in Tears of the Kingdom?
To carry more weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, you will need to upgrade your weapon slots by trading Korok seeds with Hetsu. You can find Korok seeds all over Hyrule and each of them will require you to solve a small puzzle or lift a stone. The first upgrade to each weapon slot for weapons, bows and shields will cost you just one Korok seed. However, each subsequent upgrade will cost your more seeds. You can add a slot to three inventory types.
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