- "Roll! Then swing your sword as you start to get up!"
- — Tiger Scroll
The Roll Attack is a recurring skill in the Legend of Zelda series. Link can perform it by rolling and then hitting and holding the sword button once he has rolled through, unleashing a quick sword lunge attack.
If a Link presses B at any time during a roll, he will stop moving and immediately perform a Spin Attack. This is a very useful technique as it allows Link to easily initiate the powerful spin attack without charging his sword, while quickly approaching enemies at various distances. This attack can also be performed by a group of Links in formation.
The Roll Attack is learned from Grayblade after Link opens his Dojo by duplicating himself to press down two switches in a cave on Mount Crenel. It is performed by pressing the sword button at the correct time during a roll. When executed, Link will "dash" forward a fair distance while pointing his sword in front of him. If Link hits an enemy with his sword, he will immediately stop moving and perform a Spin Attack. The Roll Attack can also be executed at the beginning of a roll. The timing needs to be more precise, but since Link covers less distance rolling, he is less vulnerable to enemy attacks.
The Roll Attack can be performed without any prerequisites, and is never mentioned in the game or the game's manual. The Roll Attack was probably meant to be a "secret" move for players to discover on their own. It is performed by pressing B (or by swinging the Wii Remote in the Wii version) at any time during a roll. Regardless of when the command was input, Link will thrust his sword in front of him as he finishes the roll. The roll attack deals more damage than a regular sword strike, and allows Link to quickly approach and attack enemies. Additionally, it is capable of breaking a Darknut's guard, though only if its extra armor and shield have been removed.
- Great Spin Attack
- Peril Beam
- Rock Breaker
- Dash Attack
- Spin Attack
- Sword Beam
- Tiger Scrolls
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