How to Find and Use the Best Weapons in Zelda: BOTW

Where to find everything from swords to boomerangs

This guide lists where to find every weapon in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It also includes a rundown of the best weapons in BOTW.

Zelda: BOTW Swords

Here's a list of every sword in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Ancient Bladesaw Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Attack+55, Two-handed
Ancient Short Sword Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Attack+40
Biggoron’s Sword Amiibo Unlock Attack+50, Two-handed
Boulder Breaker Divine Beast Vah Rudania Attack+60, Two-handed
Cobble Crusher Eldin Caynon, Eldin Mountains Attack+15, Two-handed
Demon Carver Yiga Clan Hideout Attack+40
Edge of Duality Hyrule Field, West Necluda Attack+50, Two-handed
Eightfold Blade West Necluda, Lake Hylia Attack+32, Two-handed
Eightfold Longsword West Necluda, Lanayru Great Spring Attack+15
Feathered Edge Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Field Attack+15
Fierce Deity Sword Amiibo Unlock Attack+60, Two-handed
Flameblade Coliseum Ruins, East Necluda, Zuna Kai Shrine Attack+24, Burns enemies
Forest Dweller’s Sword Great Hyrule Forest, Hyrule Field Attack+22
Frostblade Gerudo Highlands, Coliseum Ruins Attack+20, Freezes enemies
Gerudo Scimitar Gerudo Highlands, Gerudo Desert Attack+16
Goddess Sword Amiibo Unlock Attack+28
Golden Claymore Gerudo Highlands, Hyrule Ridge Attack+28, Two-handed
Great Flameblade Coliseum Ruins, Eldin Canyon, “Master of the Wind” Shrine Quest in Shai Yota Shrine Attack+34, Two-handed
Great Frostblade Coliseum Ruins, Hebra Mountains Attack+30, Two-handed
Great Thunderblade Coliseum Ruins, Tabantha Frontier Attack+32, Two-handed
Guardian Sword Defeat Guardian Scout II Attack+20
Guardian Sword+ Defeat Guardian Scout III Attack+30
Guardian Sword ++ Defeat Guardian Scout IV Attack+40
Knight’s Broadsword Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier Attack+25, Two-handed
Knight’s Claymore Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier Attack+30, Two-handed
Master Sword Korok Forest Attack+30, Fires projectiles at full health
Lynel Sword Coliseum Ruins, Nautelle Wetlands, Ploymus Mountain, Lanayru Road East Gate Attack+24
Mighty Lynel Sword Deep Akkala, First Gatehouse Attack+36
Moonlight Scimitar Gerudo Highlands, Gerudo Desert Attack+25
Royal Broadsword Tabantha Frontier, Akkala Highlands, Hyrule Castle Attack+36
Royal Claymore Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Castle Attack+52, Two-handed
Royal Guard's Claymore Hyrule Castle Attack+72
Royal Guard’s Sword Hyrule Castle Attack+48
Rusty Broadsword Hyrule Field, Eldin Canyon, Hyrule Castle Attack+6
Rusty Claymore Hyrule Field, Eldin Canyon, Hyrule Castle Attack+12, Two-handed
Savage Lynel Sword Akkala Wilds, Lanayru Road East Gate, Gerudo Summit, N. Tabantha Snowfield Attack+58
Scimitar of the Seven Divine Beast Vah Naboris Attack+32
Silver Longsword Lanayru Great Springs, Lanayru Wetlands Attack+22, Two-handed
Soldier’s Broadsword Hyrule Field, Faron Grasslands Attack+14
Soldier’s Claymore Hyrule Field, Faron Grasslands Attack+20, Two-handed
Stone Smasher Eldin Caynon, Hyrule Field Attack+42, Two-handed
Sword Amiibo Unlock Attack+22
Sword of the Six Stages Amiibo Unlock Attack+48, Two-handed
Thunderblade Coliseum Ruins, West Necluda, “The Crowned Beast” Shrine Quest Attack+22, Electrocutes enemies
Traveler’s Claymore Hyrule Field, West Necluda Attack+10, Two-handed
Traveler’s Sword Hyrule Field, Necluda Attack+5
Vicious Sickle Yiga Clan Hideout Attack+16
Windcleaver Defeat Yiga Blademasters Attack+40, Two-handed
Zora Sword Lanayru Great Spring, East Necluda Attack+15

Zelda: BOTW Spears

Here's a list of every spear in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Ancient Spear Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Attack+30
Boat Oar East Necluda, Necluda Sea Attack+14, Two-handed
Boko Spear West Necluda, Hyrule Field Attack+2
Ceremonial Trident Zora’s Domain Attack+14
Dragonbone Boko Spear Hebra Mountains, Eldin Mountains Attack+12
Dragonbone Moblin Spear Hebra Mountains, Eldin Mountains Attack+15
Drillshaft Eldin Caynon, Hebra Mountains Attack+14
Enhanced Lizal Spear Lanayru Wetlands, East Necluda Attack+12
Farmers Pitchfork East Necluda, West Necluda Attack+7
Feathered Spear Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Field Attack+10
Fishing Harpoon East Necluda, Lake Hylia Attack+8
Flamespear Coliseum Ruins, Hebra Mountains Attack+24, Burns enemies
Forest Dweller’s Spear Great Hyrule Forest, Hyrule Ridge Attack+11
Forked Lizal Spear Eldin Caynon, Akkala Highlands Attack+18
Frost Spear Coliseum Ruins, Hebra Mountains Attack+20, Freezes enemies
Gerudo Spear Gerudo Highlands, Gerudo Desert Attack+16
Guardian Spear Defeat Guardian Scout II Attack+10
Guardian Spear + Defeat Guardian Scout III Attack+15
Guardian Spear ++ Defeat Guardian Scout IV Attack+20
Knight’s Halberd Tabantha Frontier, Gerudo Desert Attack+13
Lightscale Trident Divine Beast Vah Ruta Attack+22
Lynel Spear Coliseum Ruins, Nautelle Wetlands, Ploymus Mountain, Lanayru Road East Gate Attack+14
Mighty Lynel Spear Deep Akkala, First Gatehouse Attack+20
Moblin Spear Faron Grasslands, Gerudo Highlands Attack+4
Royal Guard's Halberd Hyrule Castle Attack+32
Royal Halberd Gerudo Highlands, Tabantha Frontier Attack+26
Rusty Halberd Hyrule Field, Great Hyrule Forest Attack+5
Savage Lynel Spear Akkala Wilds, Lanayru Road East Gate, Gerudo Summit, N. Tabantha Snowfield Attack+30
Serpentine Spear East Necluda, Hyrule Field Attack+12
Silverscale Spear Akkala Highlands, Lanayru Great Spring Attack+12
Soldier’s Spear Hyrule Field, Faron Grasslands Attack+7
Spiked Boko Spear Faron Grasslands, East Necluda Attack+6
Throwing Spear West Necluda, Hyrule Field Attack+6
Thunder Spear Coliseum Ruins, Hyrule Ridge Attack+22, Electrocutes enemies
Traveler’s Spear East Necluda, Lake Hylia Attack+3
Wooden Mop East Necluda, Hyrule Field Attack+5
Zora Spear Lanayru Great Spring, Lake Hylia Attack+9

Zelda: BOTW Axes, Clubs, and Hammers

Here's a list of every ax, club, and hammer in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Ancient Battle Axe+ Defeat Guardian Scout II Attack+30, Two-handed
Ancient Battle Axe+ Defeat Guardian Scout III Attack+45, Two-handed
Ancient Battle Axe++ Defeat Guardian Scout IV Attack+60, Two-handed
Boko Bat Hyrule Field, West Necluda Attack+6, Two-handed
Boko Club Hyrule Field, West Necluda Attack+4
Double Axe Various Stables Attack+18, Two-handed
Dragonebone Boko Bat Hyrule Ridge, Necluda Sea Attack+36, Two-handed
Dragonbone Boko Club Hyrule Ridge, Necluda Sea Attack+24
Dragonbone Moblin Club Hebra Mountains, Eldin Mountains Attack+45, Two-handed
Iron Sledgehammer Akkala Highlands, Tanager Canyon Course, Owa Daim Shrine Attack+12, Two-handed
Lynel Crusher Coliseum Ruins, Nautelle Wetlands, Ploymus Mountain, Lanayru Road East Gate Attack+36, Two-handed
Moblin Club Gerudo Highlands, Faron Grasslands Attack+9, Two-handed
Mighty Lynel Crusher Deep Akkala, First Gatehouse Attack+54, Two-handed
Savage Lynel Crusher Akkala Wilds, Lanayru Road East Gate, Gerudo Summit, N. Tabantha Snowfield Attack+78, Two-handed
Spiked Boko Bat Faron Grasslands, East Necluda Attack+18, Two-handed
Spiked Boko Club Faron Grasslands, East Necluda Attack+12
Spiked Moblin Club Hyrule Field, Akkala Highlands Attack+27, Two-handed
Spring-Loaded Hammer Kilton's shop Attack+1, Sends enemies flying

Zelda: BOTW Bows

Here's a list of every bow in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Ancient Bow Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Attack+44
Boko Bow Hyrule Field, West Necluda Attack+4
Bow of Light Hyrule Castle Attack+100
Dragon Bone Boko Bow Hyrule Field, Hyrule Ridge Attack+24
Duplex Bow Yiga Clan Hideout, Yiga Footsolidiers Attack+14, Shoots 2 arrows at once
Falcon Bow Tabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains Attack+20
Forest Dweller’s Bow Tabantha Frontier, Hyrule Ridge Attack+15, Shoots 3 arrows at once
Golden Bow Gerudo Highlands, Gerudo Desert Attack+14
Great Eagle Bow Divine Beast Vah Medoh (Forge at Rito Village if it breaks) Attack+28, Shoots 3 arrows at once for cost of 1
Knight’s Bow Zora River, Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier Attack+26
Lizal Bow Lanayru Great Spring, Lanayru Wetlands Attack+14
Lynel Bow Coliseum Ruins, Nautelle Wetlands, Ploymus Mountain, Lanayru Road East Gate Shoots 3 arrows at once
Mighty Lynel Bow Deep Akkala, First Gatehouse Attack+20, Shoots 3 arrows at once
Phrenic Bow West Necluda, East Necluda Attack+10
Reinforced Lizal Bow Tabantha Frontier, Gerudo Desert Attack+25
Royal Bow Tabantha Frontier Attack+38
Royal Guard’s Bow Hyrule Castle Attack+50
Savage Lynel Bow Akkala Wilds, Lanayru Road East Gate, Gerudo Summit, N. Tabantha Snowfield Attack+32, Shoots 3 arrows at once
Silver Bow Lanayru Great Spring, Akkala Highlands Attack+15
Soldier’s Bow Hyrule Field, Faron Grasslands Attack+14
Spiked Boko Bow Hyrule Field, Hyrule Ridge Attack+12
Steel Lizal Bow Hebra Mountains, Akkala Highlands Attack+36
Swallow Bow Tabantha Frontier, Hebra Mountains Attack+9
Traveler’s Bow Hyrule Field, West Necluda  Attack+5
Twilight Bow Amiibo Unlock Attack+30
Wooden Bow Hyrule Field, West Necluda  Attack+4

Zelda: BOTW Boomerangs

Here's a list of every boomerang in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Boomerang West Necluda, Faron Grasslands Attack+8
Giant Boomerang West Necluda, Hebra Mountains Attack+25, Two-handed
Lizal Boomerang Lake Hylia, Lanayru Wetlands Attack+14, Works as a boomerang or sword
Lizal Forked Boomerang Gerudo Desert, Tabantha Frontier Attack+24, Works as a boomerang or sword
Lizal Tri-Boomerang Hebra Mountains, Akkala Highlands Attack+36, Works as a boomerang or sword
Sea-Breeze Boomerang Amiibo Unlock Attack+20

Zelda: BOTW Rods

Here's a list of every rod in Breath of the Wild.

 Weapon Location Description 
Blizzard Rod Crenel Hills, Hebra Mountains, Gerudo Highland Attack+10, Freezes enemies
Fire Rod Gerudo Highlands, Great Hyrule Forest Attack+5, Fires projectiles
Ice Rod Gerudo Highlands, Eldin Caynon Attack+5, Freezes enemies
Lighting Rod West Necluda, Hyrule Ridge Attack+5, Fires projectiles
Meteor Rod Crenel Hills, Hebra Mountains Attack+1, Fires 3 projectiles at once
Thunderstorm Rod Crenel Hills, Hyrule Ridge Attack+10, Fires 3 projectiles at once

Best Weapons in Zelda: BOTW

The best weapon to use in BOTW depends on your situation, but here's a well rounded arsenal:

Savage Lynel Sword

The most powerful single-handed sword can be obtained from silver or white-maned Lynels that inhabit Akkala Wilds, Lanayru Road East Gate, Gerudo Summit, and North Tabantha Snowfield. It provides a powerful melee attack without weighing you down too much.

Link holds the Savage Lynel Sword in Zelda BOTW

Royal Claymore

This heavy two-handed sword is hidden in treasure boxes around Hyrule, specifically in Hyrule Castle, Gerudo Desert, and the Hebra Mountains.

Link wields the Royal Claymore in Zelda BOTW

Savage Lynel Crusher

This club deals devastating blows, but it's one of the heavier weapons to wield. It can also be stolen from the silver or white-maned Lynels.

Link wields the Savage Lynel Crusher in Zelda BOTW

Ancient Battle Axe++

If you want one of the strongest axes in the game, you'll need to take out the most powerful Guardian Scout. It has low durability, so save it for enemies with a lot of HP.

Ancient Battle Axe++ in the inventory screen in Zelda BOTW

Flamespear

More powerful than the Frostspear or Thunderspear, the Flamespear has the added bonus of setting opponents ablaze. It's also helpful for starting fires and melting blocks of ice.

Link wields the Flamespear in Zelda BOTW

Meteor Rod

Meteor Rods are great for clearing out large hordes of enemies. Get them by defeating Wizzrobes, or find one south of Great Fairy Fountain in Tabantha.

Link finds the Meteor Rod in Zelda BOTW

Lizal Tri-Boomerang

The Lizal Tri-Boomerang can be used as a long-ranged weapon or for melee attacks. Pick them off of fallen Black and Silver Lizalfos in the Hebra Mountains and Akkala Highlands.

Link wields the Lizal Tri-Boomerang in Zelda BOTW

Savage Lynel Bow

By far the best bow in the game, the Savage Lynel Bow shoots three arrows at once for the cost of one. It can be found in the same places as the other Savage Lynel weapons.

Link wields the Savage Lynel Bow in Zelda BOTW

The Master Sword

The most iconic weapon in the Zelda series returns as one of the most powerful swords in the game. To obtain the Master Sword, you must first get through the Lost Woods.

The Master Sword in Zelda BOTW

Spring-Loaded Hammer

The Spring-Loaded Hammer isn't particularly powerful, but it will send most objects and enemies flying off into the distance. It's more of a novelty than anything else, but it can come in handy when you're surrounded.

Spring Loaded Hammer in Zelda BOTW
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