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"This large iron sledgehammer was originally used for mining, but it works reasonably well as a weapon too."
— In-game text from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Iron Sledgehammer is an item in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One can be found by Link in the Owa Daim Shrine. Its common locations according to the Hyrule Compendium are Akkala Highlands and Eldin Canyon though they can be found in various places throughout Greater Hyrule. Link can equip it and use it as a weapon. During the "Hylian Homeowner" Side Quest, Bolson Construction uses Iron Sledgehammers while demolishing an old house in Hateno Village which can be purchased by Link causing Bolson to end the demolition leaving two Iron Sledgehammers sitting outside Link's House which Link can pickup. More Sledgehammers will occasionally spawn there thus making them easily accessible weapons.

Due to their high durability, Iron Sledgehammers are ideally suited to destroying gem rocks. While bombs are a free and readily accessible alternative, using them to destroy rocks can send ore flying to inconvenient or even unreachable locations. Smashing rocks with iron sledgehammers guarantees that any ore yielded is easily reached.

It has a base damage of 12 and base durability of 40, though these can be increased by certain weapon bonus.

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