With 120 weapons available in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s important that you equip yourself with the best weapons available to you in Link’s open-air adventure to take down marauding enemies.
In helping you to discover those with the most powerful base attack power, we have run through the top 14 strongest weapons in the Nintendo Switch and Wii U exclusive.
1. Master Sword – 30 Attack Power
The legendary sword that seals the darkness. Its blade gleams with a sacred lustre that can oppose the Calamity. Only a hero chosen by the sword itself may wield it.
2. Savage Lynel Crusher – 78 Attack Power
This Lynel-made two-handed weapon is immensely heavy thanks to a rare metal from Death Mountain’s peak. The power of its downward swing is in a class all its own.
Dropped by white-maned Lynels and Silver Lynels in Hebra Mountains and Eldin Mountains
3. Royal Guard’s Claymore – 72 Attack Power
The Sheikah used the very essence of ancient technology to forge this greatsword. It was designed to oppose the Calamity, but its low durability made it impractical in battle.
4. Ancient Battle Axe++ – 60 Attack Power
This ancient battle axes’ damage output is scaled up to peak performance. Ancient technology makes it possible to enhance cutting power beyond metal weapons’ limits.
Dropped by Guardian Scout IV in Hebra Mountains and Gerudo Highlands
5. Boulder Breaker – 60 Attack Power
This two-handed weapon was once wielded by the Goron Champion Daruk. Daruk made swinging it around look easy, but a Hylian would need an immense amount of strength.
Eldin Canyon, as a reward for completing the Divine Beast Vah Rudania dungeon
6. Savage Lynel Sword – 58 Attack Power
A brutal sword carried by white-haired Lynels. The savage blades are strong enough to cut down any foe, no matter how strong.
Dropped by white-maned Lynels or silver Lynels in Hyrule Field and Hebra Mountains
7. Ancient Bladesaw – 55 Attack Power
This two-handed sword was forged using ancient Sheikah technology. Its unique rotating blades give it impressive cutting power that will slice enemies to shreds.
Akkala Ancient Tech Lab
8. Royal Claymore – 52 Attack Power
A two-handed sword issued to the Hyrulean royal family’s immediate guard detail. Its powerful strikes are said to crush an opponent’s body and resolve alike.
Tabantha Frontier, Gerudo Desert and Hyrule Castle
9. Royal Guard’s Sword – 48 Attack Power
A Sheikah-made replica of the sword that seals the darkness. It was made with ancient technology to oppose the Great Calamity, but its low durability made it inefficient.
10. Dragonbone Moblin Club – 45 Attack Power
The bone of an ancient beast has been affixed to this Moblin club, further increasing its damage. Moblins carrying these in battle are particularly dangerous.
Hebra Mountains and Eldin Mountains
11. Ancient Short Sword – 40 Attack Power
The blade of this sword was made using an ancient power lost to this modern age. Its blade appears only when drawn, and its cutting power surpasses metal swords.
Akkala Ancient Tech Lab
12. Demon Carver – 40 Attack Power
This lethal weapon is forged by the Yiga. Its unique shape facilitates the sound dispatching of any target and strikes fear into the hearts of all who see it.
Dropped by Yiga Footsoldiers
13. Guardian Sword++ – 40 Attack Power
The abilities of this Guardian sword have been boosted to the maximum, as evidenced by its increase in size. It slices through armour like a hot knife through butter!
Dropped by Guardian Scouts IV in Hebra Mountains and Akkala Highlands
14. Royal Broadsword – 36 Attack Power
The Hyrulean royal family would award this sword to knights who achieved remarkable feats. A sword that balances strength and beauty as elegantly as this one is a rare find.
Tabantha Frontier and Akkala Highlands