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For the sword wielded by Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, see Zelda's Sword.

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Legend of Zelda series and should not be considered part of the overall storyline.

"A sword forged with magical light, making it light as a feather. Use the Strong Attack button to gather the power of light, and strike with more devastating strength when using a Combo Attack!"
— In-game description

Rapier is the default weapon moveset for Princess Zelda in Hyrule Warriors. They are described as swords forged with magical light, making it as light as a feather. This weapon type has a Light Elemental Attribute and its Strong Attack allows Zelda to gather the power of light and strike with more devastating strength when using a Combo Attack. Due to being forged with magic, Zelda can transform her Rapier into a Bow of Light to fire Light Arrows. One of her combos involves generating a triangular column of light energy the damages near by enemies. During Zelda's Focus Spirit Attack, she uses it to cast Nayru's Love, Farore's Wind, and Din's Fire for a triple magic attack.

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Inspiration

This moveset appears to be based on Zelda's Sword a Rapier-like sword wielded by Princess Zelda and Possessed Zelda in Twilight Princess. Interestingly, some of Zelda's attacks are apparently partially inspired by those used by Possessed Zelda, such as her ball of light attack and her triangular energy field. The rapiers' ability to transform into a Bow of Light also appears to be based on the Bow Zelda receives from the Light Spirits and the way she summons her Rapier in her battle intro cutscene echoes the scene where she prays to the Light Spirits in Twilight Princess.

Her use of Din's Fire, Farore's Wind, and Nayru's Love as her Focus Spirit Attack is a reference to the magic spells from Ocarina of Time and may be a reference to their use as her special attacks from her playable appearances in the non-canon Super Smash Bros. series.

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