Best Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons in Hyrule

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons
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Some of the best weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom aren't found, but made. Sure, it's important to make sure you have plenty of strong base weapons at your disposal, but when fused with the right monster part it can elevate the damage of your average broadsword by a staggering 400%.

Following the events of the Upheaval, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom presents a Hyrule full of delicate and decayed weapons that have been discarded for their uselessness. Expect to be swishing about a twig for a few hours until something better comes along. Thankfully, you can find some weapons organically that have slightly higher damage points and don't resemble a matchstick. Ditch that tree branch, because here are the best Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons to pick up and create some dynamic fusions with.

Alternatively, you might want to track down elements of the Fierce Deity armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom if you want to get a truly impressive weapon in your arsenal.

Best Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons

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Finding the best weapons in TOTK is hard when all the weapons in Hyrule are decayed and breakable, but the weapons ones serve as strong bases for your Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Fusions. Check that guide for the coolest and strongest weapons fusions around, but for a list of strong base weapons in the game, we have a handy list here for you to keep track of them.

You can check how much damage a found weapon or fuseable item does from the small number in the top left-corner of each image when you look at it in your inventory. Here are the base weapons you'll find acroll Hyrule, from weakest to strongest:

  • Tree Branch
  • Stick
  • Large Stick
  • Rusty Broadsword
  • Soldier's Broadsword
  • Gerudo Spear
  • Zora Spear
  • Gerudo Scimitar
  • Lizal Boomerang
  • Gerudo Claymore
  • Soldier's Claymore
  • Royal Claymore
  • Knight's Broadsword
  • Biggorn's Sword
  • Fierce Deity Sword

To create some of the best weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, don't forget to use Fuse. For example can combine a rusty claymore with a ruby to give it some flame-throwing action, or attach a Boss Bokoblin horn for some seriously brutal slashing power. Lynel and Silver Bokoblin parts also have the potential to greatly increase your the base damage - just be sure you come prepared.

Fire-Like or Ice-Like Stones add the requisite elemental damage to your weapon, with ice giving you the ability to freeze enemies in their tracks and buy yourself some valuable time. If you don't feel like fighting loads of monsters for these valuable monster parts, though, you can always use the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom dupe glitch for infinite goodies.

Most of these weapons can be regularly looted from slain monsters, bosses, or even found in chests and abandoned hovels around the map. Give them all a go and see which weapons suit your playstyle, whether you favor the clean swish of a blade or the slow yet crushing strength of a hammer. 

Other ones, like the Fierce Deity Sword or Biggorn's Sword, are found in specific locations. You'll need to get familiar with The Depths in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom if you want Biggorn's Sword, so make sure you come prepared for the gloom.

How to find stronger weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

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Stronger versions of the best Tears of the Kingdom weapons can be found in mid to late stages of the game, especially once you reach the secret temples at the core of each Zelda Tears of the Kingdom natural phenomena. These powerful weapons include:

  • Strong Zonaite Longsword (15 base damage)
  • Royal Claymore (14 base damage)
  • Knight's Broadsword (18 base damage)
  • Bokoblin Arm (20 base damage)

Weapons like the Zora Spear or Zora Longsword have the added bonus of inflicting water damage, and using these weapons in or around water will buff its base damage considerably. Consider elemental matchups when battling enemies; water will be useful against fire, and so on.

Why isn't the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom master sword on my list, you ask? Well, you'll have to do something special to have that returned to you.

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