Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is all about destroying hordes – and we mean hordes – of typical Zelda opponents in your quest to grab the Master Sword and 'rescue' Zelda. It's only natural, then, that you want to unlock all of the various weapons on offer.

In this guide, we're going to help you do just that. We've put together a list of all of the weapons together by character, and included notes on where each of the weapons and weapon upgrades can be found. Happy hunting! 

If you're wondering how to unlock a few of the characters on this list, check out our complete guide on how to unlock every character. We've also got a list of costumes and how to unlock them (including the Breath of the Wild costumes) and, if you want to give a particular character a boost, we've also run a list of all of the heart containers.

Link Weapons

Hylian Sword

Hylian Sword How To Unlock
Knight's Sword Default
White Sword Capture East Cannon Keep in Sealed Grounds - Sealed Ambition
Magical Sword Beat H-6 of the Master Quest Map
Magical Sword + Beat C-2 of the Twilight Map

Magic Rod

Magic Rod How To Unlock
Fire Rod Capture Tunnel Square in Eldin Caves - The Sheikah Tribesman
Prism Rod Beat F-14 of the Great Sea Map
Magical Rod Beat B-8 of the Master Quest Map
Magical Rod + Beat E-1 of the Twilight Map

Gauntlets

Gauntlets How To Unlock
Silver Gauntlets Beat G-14 of the Adventure Map
Golden Gauntlets Beat B-3 of the Great Sea Map
Power Gloves Beat A-11 of the Master Quest Map
Power Gloves + Beat G-5 of the Twilight Map

Great Fairy

Great Fairy How To Unlock
Great Fountain Fairy Beat G-16 of the Adventure Map
Great Forest Fairy Beat H-1 of the Great Sea
Great Sky Fairy Beat A-9 of the Master Quest Map
Great Sky Fairy + Beat B-5 of the Termina Map

Master Sword

Weapon How To Unlock
Master Sword Complete Temple of the Sacred Sword - The Sacred Sword

Horse

Weapon How To Unlock
Epona Beat E-15 of the Adventure Map
Twilight Epona Beat G-1 of the Great Sea Map
Epona of Time Beat D-13 of the Master Quest Map
Epona of Time + Beat H-8 of the Termina Map

Spinner

Weapon How To Unlock
Ancient Spinner Beat C-2 of the Adventure Map
Enhanced Spinner Beat E-1 of the Great Sea Map
Triforce Spinner Beat F-15 of the Master Quest Map
Triforce Spinner + Beat D-5 of the Twilight Map

Impa

Giant Blade

Weapon How To Unlock
Giant's Knife Default
Biggoron's Knife Capture East Boulder Keep in Death Mountain - Land of Myth
Biggoron's Sword Beat G-6 of the Master Quest Map
Biggoron's Sword + Beat C-7 of the Termina Map

Naginata

Weapon How To Unlock
Guardian Naginata Beat G-11 of the Adventure Map
Scorching Naginata Beat G-14 of the Great Sea Map
Sheikah Naginata Beat E-3 of the Master Quest Map
Sheikah Naginata + Beat G-8 of the Twilight Map

Sheik

Harp

Weapon How To Unlock
Goddess's Harp Default
Typhoon Harp Capture Temple Face Keep in Lake Hylia - The Water Temple
Triforce Harp Beat A-7 of the Master Quest Map
Triforce Harp + Beat H-13 of the Termina Map

Lana

Book of Sorcery

Weapon How To Unlock
Spirit's Tome Default
Sealing Tome Capture Lower Level East in Palace of Twilight - The Shadow King 
Sorceress Tome Beat A-4 of the Master Quest Map
Sorceress Tome + Beat A-9 of the Twilight Map

Spear

Weapon How To Unlock
Deku Spear Capture West Keep in Valley of Seers - The Sorceress of the Valley
Kokiri Spear Beat A-14 of the Great Sea Map
Faron Spear Beat B-6 of the Master Quest Map
Faron Spear + Beat E-3 of the Twilight Map

Summoning Gate

Weapon How To Unlock
Gate of Time Beat A-9 of the Adventure Map
Guardian's Gate Beat A-4 of the Great Sea Map
Gate of Souls Beat D-16 of the Master Quest Map
Gate of Souls + Beat D-16 of the Termina Map

Darunia

Hammer

Weapon How To Unlock
Magic Hammer Default
Igneous Hammer Get an A Rank in E-10 of the Great Sea Map
Megaton Hammer Get an A Rank in A-3 of the Master Quest Map
Megaton Hammer + Beat Termina Map H-7

Zelda

Rapier

Weapon How To Unlock
Polished Rapier Default
Glittering Rapier Capture South Temple Hall in Temple of the Sacred Sword - The Sacred Sword
Gleaming Rapier Beat G-5 of the Master Quest Map
Gleaming Rapier + Beat D-10 of the Twilight Map

Baton

Weapon How To Unlock
Wind Waker Beat C-15 of the Adventure Map
Sacred Baton Beat B-13 of the Great Sea Map
Glorious Baton Beat B-10 of the Master Quest Map
Glorious Baton + Beat F-13 of the Termina MAp

Rod

Weapon How To Unlock
Old Dominion Rod Beat A-2 of the Adventure Map
High Dominion Rod Beat G-3 of the Great Sea Map
Royal Dominion Rod Beat B-16 of the Master Quest Map
Royal Dominion Rod + Beat A-3 of the Termina Map

Midna

Shackle

Weapon How To Unlock
Cursed Shackle Default
Twilight Shackle Beat D-10 of the Great Sea Map
Sol Shackle Beat B-3 of the Master Quest Map
Sol Shackle + Beat E-4 of the Twilight Map

Fi

Goddess Sword

Weapon How To Unlock
Goddess Sword Default
Goddess Longsword Beat B-4 of the Great Sea Map
True Goddess Blade Beat G-15 of the Master Quest Map
True Goddess Blade + Beat C-6 of the Termina Map

Ganondorf

Great Swords

Weapon How To Unlock
Swords of Despair Default
Swords of Darkness Beat F-2 of the Great Sea Map
Swords of Demise Beat B-4 of the Master Quest Map
Swords of Demise + Beat H-2 of the Twilight Map

Trident

Weapon How To Unlock
Thief's Trident Beat B-8 of the Adventure Map
King of Evil Trident Beat A-1 of the Great Sea Map
Trident of Demise Beat C-15 of the Master Quest Map
Trident of Demise + Beat B-1 of the Termina Map

Ghirahim

Demon Sword

Weapon How To Unlock
Demon Tribe Sword Default
Demon Longsword Beat F-8 of the Great Sea Map
True Demon Blade Beat D-1 of the Master Quest Map
True Demon Blade + Beat F-6 of the Termina Map

Ruto

Zora Scale

Weapon How To Unlock
Silver Scale Default
Golden Scale Beat D-4 of the Great Sea Map
Water Dragon Scale Beat A-12 of the Master Quest Map
Water Dragon Scale + Beat G-14 of the Termina Map

Agitha

Parasol

Weapon How To Unlock
Butterfly Parasol Default
Luna Parasol Beat A-11 of the Great Sea
Princess Parasol Beat D-15 of the Master Quest Map
Princess Parasol + Beat A-11 of the Twilight Map

Zant

Scimitars

Weapon How To Unlock
Usurper's Scimitars Default
Shadow Scimitars Beat G-7 of the Great Sea Map
Scimitars of Twilight Beat G-16 of the Master Quest Map
Scimitar of Twilight + Beat A-3 of the Twilight Map

Cia

Scepter

Weapon How To Unlock
Scepter of Time Default
Guardian's Scepter Beat D-14 of the Great Sea Map
Scepter of Souls Beat B-2 of the Master Quest Map
Scepter of Souls + Beat F-7 of the Termina Map

Volga

Pike

Weapon How To Unlock
Dragonbone Pike Default
Stonecleaver Claw Beat A-7 of the Great Sea Map
Flesh-Render Fang Beat G-13 of the Master Quest Map
Flesh-Render Fang + Beat D-14 of the Termina Map

Wizzro

Ring

Weapon How To Unlock
Blue Ring Default
Red Ring Beat G-6 of the Great Sea Map
Magical Ring Beat A-10 of the Master Quest Map
Magical Ring + Beat C-15 of the Termina Map

Twili Midna

Mirror

Weapon How To Unlock
Mirror of Shadows Default
Mirror of Silence Beat A-4 of the Great Sea Map
Mirror of Twilight Beat P-1 of the Master Quest Map
Mirror of Twilight + Beat Termina Map N-1

Young Link

Mask

Weapon How To Unlock
Fierce Deity Mask Default Weapon
Furious Deity Mask Beat I-4 of the Great Sea Map
Vengeful Deity Mask Beat B-8 of the Master Quest Map
Vengeful Deity Mask + Beat A-1 of the Termina Map
Inflamed Deity Mask Beat A-1 of the Koholint Island Map

Tingle

Balloon

Weapon How To Unlock
Rosy Balloon Default 
Love Filled Balloon Beat E-2 of the Great Sea Map
Mr. Fairy Balloon Beat F-1 of the Master Quest Map
Mr. Fairy Balloon + Beat G-1 of the Twilight Map

Linkle

Crossbows

Weapon How To Unlock
Simple Crossbows Default
Hylian Crossbows Beat Linkle's Tale - The Demon Lord's Plan
Legend's Crossbows Beat E-2 of the Master Quest Map
Legend's Crossbows + Beat F-4 of the Twilight Map

Boots

Weapon How To Unlock
Winged Boots Default
Roc Boots Beat G-6 of the Koholint Island Map
Pegasus Boots Beat L-5 of the Koholint Island Map
Pegasus Boots+ Beat H-6 of the Koholint Island Map

Skull Kid

Ocarina

Weapon How To Unlock
Fairy Ocarina Default
Lunar Ocarina Beat F-4 of the Great Sea Map
Majora's Ocarina Beat E-4 of the Master Quest Map
Majora's Ocarina + Beat F-2 of the Termina Map
Crackling Ocarina Beat L-4 of the Koholint Island Map

Toon Link

Sword

Weapon How To Unlock
Hero's Sword Default
Phantom Sword Beat N-3 of the Great Sea Map
Lokomo Sword Beat B-3 of the Master Quest Map
Lokomo Sword + Beat F-6 of the Twilight Map

Sand Wand

Weapon How to Unlock
Sand Wand Default
Jeweled Sand Wand Found in the Grand Travels Map
Nice Sand Wand Found in the Grand Travels Map
Nice Sand Wand + Found in the Grand Travels Map

Tetra

Cutlass

Weapon How To Unlock
Pirate Cutlass Default
Jeweled Cutlass Beat Wind Waker - Reclaiming the Darkness
Regal Cutlass Beat B-6 of the Master Quest Map
Regal Cutlass + Beat D-4 of the Twilight Map
Cutlass of Light Beat E-5 of the Koholint Island Map

King Daphnes

Sail

Weapon How To Unlock
Windfall Sail Starting Weapon
Swift Sail Beat Wind Waker - Watchers of the Triforce
Sail of Red Lions Beat C-8 of the Master Quest Map
Sail of Red Lions Beat E-6 of the Twilight Map
Supercharged Sail Beat B-2 of the Koholint Island Map

Medli

Harp

Weapon How To Unlock
Sacred Harp Default
Earth God's Harp Beat D-4 of the Master Wind Waker Map
Din's Harp Beat K-6 of the Master Wind Waker Map
Din's Harp + Beat M-2 of the Master Wind Waker Map

Marin

Bell

Weapon How To Unlock
Sea Lily Bell Default
Wavelet Bell Beat D-3 of the Koholint Island Map
Awakening Bell Beat J-3 of the Koholint Island Map

Toon Zelda

Phantom Arms

Weapon How To Unlock
Protector Sword Default
Warp Sword Found in the Grand Travels Map
Wrecker Sword Found in the Grand Travels Map
Wrecker Sword + Found in the Grand Travels Map

Ravio

Rental Hammer

Weapon How To Unlock
Wooden Hammer Default
White Bunny Hammer Found in Lorule Map
Nice Hammer Found in Lorule Adventure Map
Nice Hammer + Found in Lorule Adventure Map

Yuga

Mirror

Weapon How To Unlock
Wooden Frame Default
Frame of Sealing Found in Lorule Adventure Map
Demon King's Frame Found in Lorule Adventure Map
Demon King's Frame + Found in Lorule Adventure Map