If you got nothing else, a rusty broadsword will do in a pinch in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They’re quite common and found most anywhere. The damage they do isn’t the problem, it’s the fact they’re prone to breaking. So wouldn’t a much nicer, brand-new sword be a lot better?
If you can find an unwitting octorok (and really, why would an octorock be witting) you can get back a much better blade. If an octorok vacuums up a sword, they don’t spit out the same kind; they refurbish it into a royal broadsword, according to Dorkly’s Tristan Cooper.
If an Octorock eats a rusty sword, it'll spit out a BRAND NEW SWORD pic.twitter.com/qUhbsYd8HW— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 10, 2017
It worked the same way with a rusty shield, and many others started wondering if the octorok could repair a damaged weapon. Alas, no, reports Cooper:
Just got the Octorok to swallow a damaged claymore and it spat the sword back out in the exact same condition. Consider that one a myth— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) March 10, 2017
Here’s another useful tip for the fastest way to gain health and buff up stamina with fruits. And if you need more tips and tricks for your journey in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, check out our guide and walkthrough.