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The Golden Sword is a sword from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It is an optional upgrade to the Master Sword, and the strongest sword that Link can obtain during his adventure. Depending on the enemy, the Golden Sword deals eight times the damage of the Fighter's Sword. It is the second most powerful weapon in the game, with the most powerful being the Silver Arrows. The Golden Sword is obtained by throwing the Tempered Sword into the Mysterious Pond at the base of the Pyramid in the Dark World, which can be accessed only by destroying a cracked wall with the use of a Super Bomb. It is the only sword that can damage Ganon without use of the Spin Attack in the SNES version of the game, although in the GBA version, the Tempered Sword can do so as well, though it deals less damage. Despite being derived from the Master Sword, its artwork has a radically different design to it, namely the Riccardo being less apparent in the blade, the Triforce mark being closer to the hilt, and the hilt, aside from being colored green instead of blue, is sleeker and straight-edged rather than thick and curved, as well as lacking the central jewel.

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