Link’s Sword is his main weapon, and will be Link’s source of power throughout the game. There are four different swords collected in A Link to the Past.This sword is given to you by your Uncle at the beginning of the game. It is the first sword you will receive and holds no great power. This sword has the power level of one.
With the Great Faerie’s elegant touch in the pool of water, she makes the Master Sword even more powerful than before. Glistening with the power of gold that this once sacred land resided in, nothing is able to get in your way. The Golden Sword is by far the most powerful weapon in the game and deals four times the damage the Master Sword had at it’s original state.
Before the sword & shield, it was just a boy with a lantern running through the midnight rain. This item is found in the only treasure chest located in your Uncle’s house, so make sure to open it before venturing outside. In pitch black darkness, this lantern will supply some light to guide the way. It does consume Magic Power, but only when it’s needed to light up torches.
A bomb blast will damage enemies and blow holes in some walls, but it will also damage Link if he is too close to the blast. The bomb’s fuse will burn for about two seconds, and up to two bombs can be set at a time. You can also pick up a bomb you have placed and throw it before it explodes. There’s even word of making a sufficient donation to a Wishing Well will grant a person the ability to hold a few more ammunition in his supply.
Bow & Arrow
Within the walls of the Eastern Palace lies a weapon that is essential for the final battle in your adventure. This is of course, the Bow & Arrow. Like the Bomb, there’s a limited supply of Arrows you can carry at one given time, so make each shot count. If you ever find ammunition running low, try and smash some pots in hope to find a few bundles of Arrows laying about. There is a rumor that somewhere in Hyrule you can obtain a silver bow and arrow of greater strength.
Named after the mythical steed, this fancy footwear enables Link to run faster than a flying arrow. With it equip, and his sword at his side, Link can learn a new fighting technique: The Dash Attack! But before donning them on, he must prove himself worthy of such a great item to Sahasrahla, by retrieving the Pendant of Courage.
Sunk in the reaches of the Swamp Palace, the hookshot is by far one of Hyrule’s pinnacle inventions in mechanics. Essentially, it’s a retractable handheld device that ejects a chain tether from it’s chamber, and on the end lies a hook that latches onto it’s target. Depending on it’s target, it can either pull Link towards it (making him zip through the air and over gaps) or draw things towards him.
Found quite early on in the game, it’s located in a secret cave near Lake Hylia. You can use this magic wand to launch a sub-zero blast of air which will quickly freeze most enemies. Weaker enemies will be destroyed by this weapon, and even stronger enemies might become solid blocks of ice. In combination with the Magic Hammer, you can turn frozen foes into Magic Decanters by simply smashing them.
Hidden within Hyrule’s Cemetery, Link will turn invisible when he wears this Magic Cape. While hidden from the enemies’ view, you can attack them without taking damage. Link may also be able to pass through some objects while wearing this. Although the cape is a useful item, it will consume Magic Power while you are using it.
Staff of Byrna
The beam from this staff surrounds and protects you from all damage. The magical barrier also does damage to most enemies. Wave the staff again to deactivate the barrier. Note that this item consumes Magical Power in proportion to how long it is used. The Staff of Byrna is well hidden on Death Mountain.
Staff of Somaria
This mystic staff creates blocks formed of pure magic power. These blocks can be thrown or pushed on to the enemy to cause damage (Power blocks disintegrate if they touch an enemy five times). This cane can place magical blocks on switches if there are no real blocks around. If you strike a magic block with the staff, it will shatter and the fragments will damage enemies nearby. You will need this staff to get through the Turtle Rock dungeon in the dark world.
Book of Mudora
Green, Red, & Blue Medicine
You can restore life and magical power by buying Magic Potions. Many shops in Hyrule carry potions but you must have an empty bottle to carry them in. The Green Potion completely restores Magic Power, the Red Potion refills all your lost hearts and the Blue Potion completely restores both hearts and Magic Power.
You can use this mirror to escape from the Dark World to the Light World. The portal that is created can also be used as a gate back into the Dark World. But be warned. If the place where you reappear in the Light World is a place where you cannot normally go (such as the inside of a wall) you will be forced back into the Dark World. Note that the mirror will also return you to the entrance when used in a dungeon. The Magical Mirror cannot be used inside a house or cave.
Bug Collecting Net
With the Master Sword and Book of Mudora at hand, two obelisks throughout Hyrule carry within them tremendous power in the form of Medallions. The first Medallion Link can obtain is the Ether Medallion. The Ether Medallion charges your sword with a cold chill that freezes the surrounding enemies. The Ether Medallion has the same effect as the Ice Rod, but it works against all the enemies on the screen. Watch your magic meter though, because all three medallions quickly deplete what’s left of your magic. It’s important to pick up this medallion, you may need it to calm a storm…
When traveling through the Desert of Mystery for the first time, you may have noticed this obelisk on top of a cliff. Unreachable then, but with the Moon Pearl and Magic Mirror in tow, you’ll have an easier time accessing it. The magic of this medallion sets off explosive forces around you which engulf the enemies in flames.
Protected by a large catfish swimming in a small river basin north of the Palace of Darkness, get it’s attention by throwing a stone in it’s home and he’ll give you the medallion. If you drive your sword into the ground when you have this medallion, the earth will come to life and shake violently. Such an attack, and the fear it creates, is bound to affect the enemy. Not only is it a tremendous attack, it’s also a key needed to access Turtle Rock.
Piece of Heart
Recovery Hearts & Faeries
You can refill Heart Containers that have been lost in battle by finding small hearts. Each small heart refills a Heart Container. Small hearts sometimes appear when you defeat an enemy and can also be found in bushes and pots. If you capture one of the little faeries that inhabit Hyrule, you will get seven hearts. If you find the elusive Faerie Queen, she will restore all your lost hearts. During a long adventure, it is a good idea to remember where faeries live!
You can restore Magic Power, which is used to power different magic items, by finding these decanters. These come in two sizes, big and small. A big decanter completely refills your magic meter, and a small one restores one eighth of your magic meter. As with small hearts, you can also get these from enemies you defeat. At one moment in the game, you can set the level of Magic power consumption by 50%, effectively doubling the amount of Magic power you have.
These are scattered throughout the dungeons, caves, and homes of Hyrule. These pots come in handy, because you can pick them up and throw them at the enemy to cause damage. You can also find hearts in some pots, while some hold arrows and bombs too. There are even some pots that hide switches that open doors.
In each dungeon you will find many treasure chests with Rupees and other various things inside of them. The Map, Compass, and Big Key are usually hidden in treasure chests.
Each dungeon also has a Big Treasure Chest that contains a special item. In some cases, the item will be a necessity to get through later parts of the game. You will need the big key to open this chest.
There are three pendants that are guarded in their own separate dungeon of Hyrule. The Pendant of Courage (in the Eastern Palace), the Pendant of Power (in the Desert Palace), and the Pendant of Wisdom (in the Tower of Hera). Once all three Pendants are brought together, the Legendary Blade of Evil’s Bane will be rightfully yours.