How The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s breakable weapons broke me

“Your [insert weapon name here] is badly damaged.” Every time I see that phrase, I cringe. I’m all for limited weapon durability, but these weapons break more than Jimmy Fallon on SNL. Don’t get me wrong I love the game, it’s the best Zelda since Ocarina of Time, I just wish I had more time to use the variety of weapons Breath of the Wild has to offer.

My face every time.

The only non-breakable weapon in the game is – of course – The Master Sword. However, it only has a limited “charge” and once that has been depleted, you have to wait for it recharge. While I get that this adds a certain amount of difficulty to the game, there comes a point when you want to throw your controller at the TV. My inventory is full of Woodcutter’s Axes just so I have something to swing at enemies that doesn’t shatter into a million pieces after 4 or 5 hits.

No matter how much it annoys me, I’m not giving up. Because if I do, Calamity Gannon wins.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now for Wii U and Nintendo Switch.


  • J.W. Moore

    Editor/Columnist/Retro Game Afficianado

    J.W. has been gaming since he got his first NES on his 5th birthday. Since then, his love of video games has only gotten stronger. An avid collector of video games, he owns everything from the Atari to the Xbox One. With over 1000 console games and just as many PC games, his love for gaming continues to grow.

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