- "An impressive-looking blade... But nothing more. Would you hear my desire? To take this foul blade... and use it to blot out the light forever!"
- — Ganondorf
The Sword of the Six Sages is a sword from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Originally belonging to the Ancient Sages, it is wielded by Ganondorf in the game and cannot be used by Link. Ganondorf carries this around in a scabbard, holding it in the same manner as a cane or a staff, and uses it in combat against Link during the final battle. Ganondorf also refers to it as a "foul blade", proclaiming that while he wields it, he does so in disgust, and detests how the blade was used in an attempt to kill him.
Prior to Zant's invasion of Hyrule, the Ancient Sages sentenced the Gerudo king, Ganondorf, to death on the count of treason following Link's return from the future Imprisoning War. The Sage of Water used the sword to impale him while he was chained to a rock in the Mirror Chamber at the top of the Arbiter's Grounds. This execution attempt proved unsuccessful, however, and Ganondorf emerged alive, strongly implied to be holding the Triforce of Power and using it to survive. He broke free of the chains binding him, killed the Sage of Water, and pulled the sword from his torso. The sword left only a large, glowing wound in its place.
This wound would later prove to be disastrous for Ganondorf upon his return to Hyrule, as Link realizes that the wound is his weak point, and defeats him by repeatedly attacking the wound in wolf form during one of the final battles against Ganondorf in his beast form, and later finishes off Ganondorf for good in their final duel by running Ganondorf through the wound with the Master Sword. Upon Ganondorf's final defeat, the glowing wound on his chest fades away. The reason for this is unknown; it is however likely that since it is a magical wound, once he dies, it stops affecting his body.
- "The Six Sages are said to have forged this longsword to seal a demon king in the world where the hero fought against the beasts of twilight. The blade shines with a holy luster."
- — In-game description
In Breath of the Wild, the Sword of the Six Sages is a two handed sword which Link can acquire if Ganondorf amiibo of the Super Smash Bros. series is used with amiibo Rune. This marks the first time in The Legend of Zelda series that Link can actually wield the blade himself. It has a base attack power of 48 and a base durability of 50, these stats may change with a weapon bonus.
This marks the first time in The Legend of Zelda series that Link can actually wield the blade himself. Its in-game description implies that it is a holy sword that was originally forged by the Six Sages to execute and seal Ganon.
Ganondorf is also seen with the blade in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, he only uses it as a taunt, and not in combat.
Ganondorf once again uses the Sword of the Six Sages for his taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He also utilizes in one of his alternate versions of Warlock Punch. It is a strong attack with a large amount of start up lag however it has more range than the standard Warlock Punch. If Ganondorf fails to hit with the tip of the blade then it will deal less damage than a normal Warlock Punch.