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"A sword brandished by the soldiers who once protected Hyrule Castle. Its durable blade is well tuned for slaying monsters."
Hyrule Compendium

The Soldier's Broadsword is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a Broadsword originally issued to Hyrulean Soldiers who once protected Hyrule Castle before the Great Calamity which Link can obtain and equip. It is one of the best swords Link can obtain early on while on the Great Plateau. As it is stronger than both the Rusty Broadsword and Traveler's Sword in terms of attack power and durability. The Soldier's Broadsword has a base attack power of 14, though this can be increased by certain weapon bonuses. Though it is a strong sword early on, it is later overshadowed by the more powerful Knight's Broadsword, the even stronger Royal Broadsword, and of course the legendary Master Sword. It is also weaker than the two-handed Soldier's Claymore. However Link can still acquire them to use as a decent back-up weapon to use on weaker enemies and saving the durability of his stronger sword's for more powerful enemies.

One spawns next to a treasure chest in a hidden cavern behind the waterfall that flows from Mount Hylia into the River of the Dead which Link can reach via the river's western bank. Another embedded in the edge of the plateau behind the Ja Baij Shrine. Both of these occasionally respawn when Link revisits the plateau allowing him to obtain replacements. One also spawns near some covered luggage along with a Soldier's Bow. Link may also encounter various enemies wielding them such as Bokoblins, Moblins, and Lizalfos. The is also a chance of a Rock Octorok spitting one out whenever Link throws a Rusty Broadsword into their mouth while their sucking in air, causing them to chew it before spitting out a random and refreshed sword, though due to its random nature Link may have to refresh several Rusty Broadsword before one appears.

Link can also take its picture with the Camera Rune to add it to the Hyrule Compendium, where it appears as entry number 205 in the Compendium's equipment section. Soldier's Broadswords can generally be found in the Hyrule Field and Faron Grasslands region, according to the common locations section of the Hyrule Compendium. Once he has the Sheikah Sensor upgraded to Sheikah Sensor+ by Purah and added it to the Hyrule Compendium, he use the Sheikah Sensor to locate them.

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