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Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Trials: How to Start the Trial of the Sword

How to Start the Trial of the Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has finally received its first major expansion, The Master Trials. Not only does this DLC add a new difficulty and some fancy new gear (like Midna’s Helmet, Phantom Armor, and the illustrious Tingle’s Outfit), but it also added trials to test if players are worthy of the title of hero. The titular Master Trials are a series of difficult challenges called the Trial of the Sword which lead to one of the DLCs big points, an upgraded Master Sword which has a full charge against all enemy types, not just Calamity enemies.

Unlike many portions of the DLC, though, you can’t just go pick up a questline to start the Trial of the Sword. What you need is the Master Sword, which you need 13 Hearts to obtain (check out our full guide on how to get this powerful weapon here). Head back to the same pedestal where Link pulls the sword out from and place it back in. This will trigger the challenge and unlock and set you on the path to greatness… and a lot of pain. You now have to complete 45 different challenge levels that don’t allow you to bring any weapons, armor, or items.


That’s all there is to start the Trial of the Sword. Make sure to bring your A-game and show those enemies what you’re made of.

For more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Master Trials DLC be sure to check out our wiki.

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