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"A sword often wielded by Guardian Scouts. Its blue energy blade is a product of ancient technology. It's not very durable."
Hyrule Compendium

The Guardian Sword is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a sword wielded by the Guardian Scouts found in several Shrines and the Divine Beasts. Link can obtain it after defeating a base version Guardian Scout and picking it up afterwards. The sword inflicts a modest base damage of 20, and is on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of durability, slightly inferior to even the basic Traveler's Sword. Being a Guardian-type weapon, it deals 30% more damage to Guardians, and receives a massive 80% damage increase with the Ancient Proficiency set bonus from the Ancient Armor set.

Due to being made of ancient technology, it does not attract lightning nor does it burn when exposed to fire. This applies to it and its variants.

Variants

Guardian Sword+

"This Guardian sword has enhanced power over the standard model. Its cutting capabilities are improved, and its durability has seen a slight uptick."
— Hyrule Compendium
Breath of the Wild Guardian Blades Guardian Sword+ (Icon)

This Guardian Sword is a good improvement overall over the base Guardian Sword, with significantly more damage (30 base over 20) and has a decent durability increase (from 17 to 26). It can be only found in Shrines proposing "A Modest Test of Strength" trial, where the player must defeat a Guardian Scout III wielding it. Visually, the sword is somewhat larger, on par with most other swords, when compared to the small-looking standard Guardian Sword.

Guardian Sword++

"The abilities of this Guardian sword have been boosted to the maximum, as evidenced by its increase in size. It slices through armor like a hot knife through butter!"
— Hyrule Compendium
Breath of the Wild Guardian Blades Guardian Sword++ (Icon)

This Guardian Sword is a major improvement overall over the base Guardian Sword, now boasting double the damage of the original model (40 over 20) and greatly increased durability, which is also roughly doubled to 32. The Guardian Sword++ can only be found in Shrines proposing "A Major Test of Strength" trial, requiring the player to defeat the Guardian Scout IV lurking there. Visually it is much larger than base model. Its damage is on par with the Ancient Short Sword, although inferior to it by having lower durability (roughly 20 more on the Short Sword) and by having a lower damage multiplier against Guardians (30% vs 50%).

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