It turns out Link is not the only one who can pull the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. YouTube channel ThornyFox recently uploaded a clip of a member of the Yiga Clan stealing the iconic sword.
There are admittedly some glitches to get this enemy to appear in The Lost Woods, but after this Link can watch on. The downside is the mighty sword gets "deleted" from this sacred space. Here are the motivations behind this experiment, along with a look:
"The Yiga Clan will take anything they see on the ground, even weapons! So I decided to glitch one into Korok Forest and bring him to the Master Sword. Is a Yiga worthy enough to pick up the sword that seals the darkness? Time to find out!"
It's not necessarily the first time we've seen a character other than Link pull the Master Sword in Breath of the Wild, but most of the previous attempts have been done with the assistance of mods. Remember Luigi?
[source youtu.be, via screenrant.com]
That’s funny. What if the devs had made it possible for the Yiga to get into korok forest naturally. It’d be a race for the sword.
And nothing of value was lost.
Now it is up to this one yiga clan member to slay Gannon and seal him away.
Legend of Yiga Clan Member: Breath of the Banana.
That's pretty amusing. That would have been interesting if you could get the master sword like that, without needing the 13 heart containers.
Dude didn’t even take damage. He’s truly the chosen one.
Would’ve been a super cool glitch if you could then kill the Yiga dude and take the sword
What happens then? Is it gone for good, or can you still get it later on?
And this is the time deviation that starts Breath of the Wild 2
Banana of the Wild
To be fair the game still lets you try to pull it out, like it's there but invisible.
What would happen if he had enough hearts to successfully pull it?
Now that I think about it, it would have been pretty cool if some generic enemy character actually stole the Master Sword and the player had to fight that enemy as a boss in order to obtain the sword.
Maybe that will happen in BOTW2 lol?
@westman98 Kinda reminds me of the Takkuri bird from Majora's Mask. Only I imagine it would be far more difficult for the forces of evil to actually swipe the blade of evil's bane.
@Euler looks like the game still considers the sword to be there in the altar, so I'd assume the game would continue as normal, and the sword would just appear in your inventory once you pull it out.
@DarthNocturnal It’s a sword that doesn’t break. That’s pretty valuable to me.
Can somebody tell me how ppl find this stuff ? Seriously
People who would devote so much time specifically to one game and one game only, even disregarding other Zelda games in the process.
Ocarina of Time also comes to mind..There are still a number of glitches being discovered these days, especially involving speedruns.
Yiga-tta be kidding me.
BotW, the game that keeps on glitching...I mean giving. Even 5 years later.
Can someone please explain the glitching to me? From the video it just seems like he makes the Yiga follow Link very slowly from the clan's base to Korok forest. Assuming something else needs to be done to make this work, since the word glitch is used?
The master sword is a narcissist.
i wonder if the devs are underestimating the hell out of the loz fanbase or if they where expecting this type of insanity...
either way, they don't seem to bother that much with glitches that are not game breaking and things are better for it
(wonders about what "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was the subject of this article (a Nintendo Wii U game or a Nintendo Switch game))
Looks like the Sword of Evil's Bane became...
...the Sword of Evil's Boon!
@BobLong-RickTangle the game never intended you to take these particular yiga clan members out of their hideout, that part is only possible thanks to the dlc, and they’re most definitely not supposed to be able to yoink the sword, so that part is absolutely a glitch/oversight.
They programmed them to pick up items off the floor… The devs likely never even considered that the placeholder master sword on the altar would be something they could get near or attempt to grab.
The insane level of patience required to slowly lure that Yiga dude into the Lost Woods and the Master Sword is... worthy of respect.
@Eel Ah makes sense. Thanks!
That was pretty cool and unexpected.
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