The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features a wide array of different weapons and weapon types. The two-handed weapons pack a powerful punch, allowing Link to do some serious damage to the many foes that he faces around Hyrule.
Starting out in the Great Plateau
When Link takes his first steps out onto the Great Plateau, the tutorial area of Breath of the Wild, he has nothing more than the shirt on his back and a pair of raggedy trousers. The first weapon that Link finds in the wild is a measly tree branch, with little to no attack power and very low durability.
Durability is something that players learn about quite quickly in their first playthrough of the game. Each weapon has a different level of durability before it breaks, meaning Link can hit enemies with his weapons only a certain amount of times before that weapon is lost forever. Of course, the Master Sword is unbreakable, though it does lose its “charge” after a certain amount of time, rendering it useless until it recharges.
As players progress through this tutorial area, they find different weapons and learn how to swap them in and out for different combat situations. And then, when the world opens up and Link is able to travel anywhere in the massive landscape, the true hunt for better weapons begins. And soon, Link will come across a complete arsenal of valuable weapons to protect him as he quests to save Hyrule from the Calamity.
Part of the Royal set of armor and weapons, the Royal Claymore is one of the most powerful weapons in all of Breath of the Wild. Packing huge punch at 52, the Royal Claymore is able to take down some of the toughest foes in no time.
One of the biggest advantages of large, claymore-type weapons is Link’s ability to spin the weapon around his body over and over again (stamina-permitting). This works quite well when Link is surrounded by Bokoblins or other smaller enemies. It also works well on bigger enemies with larger health pools in order to hit them again and again.
The ending of this move is a large pound into the ground with the weapon, which sends smaller enemies flying and even staggers most bigger enemies. Though the bigger weapons in Breath of the Wild can be slow to wield, their range and power more than makes up for these downsides.
Ancient Battle Axe++
The Ancient Battle Axe++ is the most powerful version of the Ancient Battle Axe weapons. These shiny weapons are full of ancient technology and Link comes across a wide array of these ancient weapons throughout his journey in Hyrule.
The greatest benefit of the ancient weapons is that they do extra damage against Guardians and the Blight Ganons, which are the boss fights of the major dungeons in the game. This extra damage, stacked on top of the ancient battle axe++’s already great power rating of 60 truly puts this weapon in an entirely new tier of powerful weapons available to Link.
These Battle Axe’s can be dropped by the Guardian Scouts in the tests of strength that are sometimes present in Sheikah Shrines around Hyrule. Link can pick up these highly durable weapons and take them with him to help him get through the Divine Beast dungeons or even take on Hyrule Castle.
Savage Lynel Crusher
The first time new players come across a Lynel, depending on their skill level and how much they have progressed in the game, the encounter could end disastrously. Lynels are majorly aggressive, have a huge amount of HP, and hit like trucks. They have a wide arsenal of weapons that they can use, including swords, clubs, and bows that fire multiple arrows at once.
One of the best weapons that Lynel’s can carry is the Savage Lynel Crusher. This huge weapon carries a huge attack power of 78, and can even come with an Attack Up +28 variety, putting it at a whopping 106. This power is absolutely huge and the weapon also has a high durability rating.
When Link wields the savage lynel crusher and uses it to spin around, he can do hundreds of hit points of damage each second, allowing him to take down even the strongest enemies in the game with ease. Combined with Urbosa’s Fury, this can be a devastating combo that will make the game much easier for players that are struggling.