Artwork of the Tempered Sword
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
|Effective against||Most enemies|
The Tempered Sword is a sword from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It is an upgraded version of the Master Sword, and deals three times the damage of the Fighter's Sword. If Link rescues the Dwarven Swordsmith trapped in the Dark World and returns him to the Light World, he and his brother will offer to temper Link's Master Sword for a reduced fee at their Smithery. If Link agrees, he receives the Tempered Sword after some time has passed. In the GBA version of the game, the Tempered Sword has a notable advantage in that it can harm Ganon without use of the Spin Attack, which is only possible with the Golden Sword in the SNES version.