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How to get the Ancient Blade in Tears of the Kingdom (Totk)

They’re super-powered arrows, basically

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Man, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a massive amount of materials to sift through! It can get exhausting, but thankfully you have these guides to sort you out. Here’s exactly what the Ancient Blade does, and how to get it.

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So what is the Ancient Blade, anyway?

The “Ancient Blade” isn’t actually an equippable sword, it’s an item you’ll use to fuse to weapons or arrows. You really want to use it for arrows exclusively though, as the description is key:

“An ancient dagger-like blade. It’s too small to wield as a weapon, but it can be used as an arrowhead.”

The game is straight-up telling you that the most efficient way to use Ancient Blades is via fusion arrows: which deal a massive amount of damage, like a “super arrow.” Save it for elites or bosses.

Where do you get Ancient Blades in Tears of the Kingdom?

There are several methods for acquiring Ancient Blades:

The Spirit Temple is linked to the temple storyline and can be located after finishing the four core temples in Hyrule. The story will then lead you to the Spirit Temple’s entrance, which is located to the south of the depths (we have the exact location in the gallery above).

Once you’re there, dive down into the depths (fight the boss if you haven’t already), and walk through the arena to the small area with NPCs. Speak to the NPC on the right to trade 50 Zonaite for an Ancient Blade. We have a full walkthrough for the Spirit Temple here!


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