With Tears of the Kingdom recently released on May 12th, 2023, now’s the perfect time to head back to Breath of the Wild. For most gamers, Breath of the Wild was not only the best game on the Nintendo Switch but also the best Zelda game in decades. It features a vast, open world for you to roam and explore. There are a ton of things to keep you busy, including crafting and mowing down countless enemies. To stay on top of your game, you need the strongest weapons on your side. Especially since the weapons in Breath of the Wild break so fast after a few strikes. The Master Sword is the only weapon that can recharge itself. Still, there are quite impressive weapons you can rely on to fight the toughest bosses. These best weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are a great place to start.
5. Meteor Rod
Meteor Rod | Respawn Location | Zelda BOTW
A meteor is a pretty cool, enhanced version of the fire rod. It’s a rod with a fire elemental ball of energy attached to the front. You can use it to attack enemies or start fires. With each attack, a meteor rod can cast three fireballs at once. The meteor rod was crafted by a powerful magician. They solely cast meteors with an attack power of 10 (3) and a durability of 32.
Despite their lower attack power, meteors are great for AOE damage output. Enemies also freak out when they catch fire, thus serving as a stunning alternative. You can use it to set a field of grass on fire. Or, for crowd control.
How to Get Meteor Rod
To get the Meteor Rod, you’ll need to defeat a Meteo Wizzrobe or a Blue Bokoblin on Crenel Hills. Or, search for it in Tabantha in a treasure chest on a raised platform.
4. Royal Guard’s Claymore
Royal Guard's Claymore | Respawn Location | Zelda BOTW
The Royal Guard’s Claymore is a two-handed sword version of the Royal Claymore. It has an impressive base attack power of 72 and a base durability of 15. It’s claimed that the Sheikah used ancient technology to forge the Royal Guard’s Claymore. The design was made as part of the Royal Guard’s set of armor and shield for the Royal Family of Hyrule and the Royal Guard to wield against the Calamity.
A Royal Guard’s Claymore is perfect for offense strategists. Upon landing, it can easily rip an enemy’s body to pieces. Even proving useful against Ganon, who’s arguably the worst of them all. It’s a mighty weapon that, ironically, is easy to find in large numbers in Hyrule.
The only downside is that the Royal Guard’s Claymore has very low durability. They break easily after a few strikes, which makes them less ideal in battle. However, its high attack power can more than make up for it.
How to Get Royal Guard’s Claymore
All of the Royal Guard’s Claymores are found in Hyrule Castle, either in the Guards’ Chamber or Lockup Cells. Despite their large numbers, watch out for the tons of guards making rounds at the castle. They’re always ready for a fight and can pose a huge challenge to get past them.
3. Master Sword
How to Get Master Sword Early With 3 Hearts in Zelda Breath of the Wild
The Master Sword is the only weapon that won’t break. Instead, it recharges after a while, for roughly 10 minutes. It has a base attack power of 30, which spikes to 60 when fighting Calamity enemies.
How to Get Master Sword
Getting a Master Sword is quite the challenge. You’ll need 13 full-heart containers. Then head to the Great Hyrule Korok Forest, in front of the Great Deku Tree. You’ll find it on a stone platform.
2. Ancient Battle Axe++
Ancient Battle Axe+ | Respawn Location | Zelda BOTW
Alternatively, consider the Ancient Battle Axe++, which is also a two-handed axe. It has a higher durability of 32 but a slightly lower base attack power of 60. Originally, the Guardian Scouts wielded the Ancient Battle Axe++. And the axe’s unique blade was also forged using ancient technology.
It’s no secret that the Ancient Battle Axe++ can do irreparable damage. Further, you can scale its damage output to as high as 78 once you receive the Ancient Proficiency buff. Or take it a notch higher to 135 against normal enemies, and an absurd ceiling stat of 175 against Guardians. The buffs alone make it the strongest weapon in the entire game.
When not in battle, Ancient Battle Axe++ is equally useful for felling trees to gather wood resources.
How to Get Ancient Battle Axe++
You’ll need to battle against the Guardian Scouts in the Shrines of Trials to get the axe. For example, defeat the Guardian Scouts IV in “A Moderate Test of Strength” at Muow Jeem ancient shrine. The strongest Guardian Scouts hold the mightiest Ancient Battle Axe++, so make sure to go prepared for intense battles.
1. Savage Lynel Bow
A popular go-to among Breath of the Wild fans is the Savage Lynel Bow, which is an enhanced version of the Lynel Bow. That’s because it has a higher base durability of 45 and a higher attack power of 32 (5). The latter means that the bow can shoot as many as five arrows simultaneously, each carrying a damage output stat of 32.
If all five hit the target, they’ll deal incredible damage all at once. Since they fire horizontally, try to get closer to the target for maximum impact. However, you don’t always have to use the five-shot variant. You can tone it down to four or three, if you like. Just remember that using multiple arrows doesn’t incur any additional depletion of your arrow supply. So, why not use it?
How to Get Savage Lynel Bow
You’ll need to go up against either the Silver or White-Maned Lynels, which are found in the Coliseum Ruins. These aren’t the easiest enemies to defeat, either.