Artwork of the Magic Hammer from A Link to the Past
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1988)|
|Appearances||A Link to the Past|
Four Swords Adventures
|Found||(A Link to the Past)|
Palace of Darkness
(Four Swords Adventures)
|Effective against||(A Link to the Past)|
- "You got the Magic Hammer! You can drive the wooden stakes down into the ground! You can use it to pound on other things too!"
- — In-game description from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Magic Hammer is a recurring weapon in the The Legend of Zelda series.
Despite its name, the Magic Hammer holds no apparent enchantment or magical properties. It is found in the first dungeon in the Dark World, the Palace of Darkness, in which it is required to destroy the metal plating protecting the face of the Helmasaur King, the dungeon's boss.
Aside from damaging enemies, it can be used to smash various pegs that block certain paths around Hyrule, as well as to flatten Bad Moles that block Link's path. Unlike the hammers of the three-dimensional Legend of Zelda games, the weapon is rather fast, but has a very poor range. When used on an enemy frozen with the Ice Rod or Ether Medallion, a Magic Decanter usually appears. This item fully restores Link's Magic Meter.
Magic Hammers can be found on Item Podiums throughout Hyrule. They can smash objects and flatten stumps blocking Link's way. If Link builds up power by holding a Magic Hammer above his head, he can smash it down with great force, temporarily stunning any nearby enemies. If Link meets a Great Fairy, it can upgrade his Magic Hammer to a Level 2 Magic Hammer. It is identical to the Level 1 Magic Hammer, except that it produces a much larger shockwave when Link charges his attack.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|