The 15 Most Awesome References in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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From the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Image from Nintendo Switch version taken by C. Wassenaar and via Nintendo.

11. The Light Arrows

When you face off against Calamity Ganon, you may be wondering when you’ll receive the Light Arrows, since they’re practically a staple at this point. Their existence dates back to Ocarina of Time. As the Zeldapedia notes, the Silver Arrows of the original game and A Link to the Past kill Ganon, while the Light Arrows stun. However, the Light Arrows in this game are also used to strike the final blow, but they’re still called Light Arrows.

Anyway, to get back to Ocarina of Time, where the Light Arrows first appeared, Zelda gives them to Link right before he storms Ganon’s Castle. In later appearances, like Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker, Zelda herself will wield them to help Link. (Ever wonder where her Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and For Wii U/3DS came from? Look no further.)

Here in Breath, it’s closer to the Ocarina model, in that they, in the form of the Bow of Light, are given to Link by Zelda to fight Ganon, but you won’t get them until after you finish the first phase of the final boss battle.

Unsurprisingly, you’ll need to do some sharpshooting in order to actually take Calamity Ganon down, but when haven’t you needed to be a decent shot in Zelda, especially the 3D games?