IGN brings in a sword expert to comment on Zelda: Breath of the Wild's weapons

Just wait until he sees Tears of the Kingdom's weapons!

08 May 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 2

No one would argue that any Legend of Zelda game is realistic, and that’s definitely the case. Still, have you ever wondered how close some of the franchise’s weapons and Link’s handling of them comes to the real deal? Well now you can have those questions answered in a new video from IGN.

Watch a weapons expert react to Breath of the Wild weapons including the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and more! In anticipation for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we asked our sword expert to take a look at different Zelda weapons and Breath of the Wild combat clips.

Weapons expert Matt Easton, of Schola Gladiatoria, critiques and offers insight into Link’s fighting abilities, all while breaking down just how realistic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild weapons and combat encounters really are. Check out this Zelda reaction video to learn more about fighting styles, real-life versions of the Zelda weapons, and much more.

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1y ago

The biggest problem with the game is the fragility of the steel/metal weapons. That's highly unrealistic. A good blade, if maintained (And all soldiers maintained their gear) can last centuries.


1y ago


To be fair: I don't think anyone has tried hitting robots and demons with a steel sword.