Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weapon of the Week: Magic Hammer

Franchise: Legend of Zelda
Appearances: Hyrule Warriors
Type: Bludgeon

Hammers were actually used in medieval warfare, but they were more like halberds and were mainly used to smash armor. In the realm of fiction, however, warriors can use ridiculously large mallets and sledgehammers to smash their opponents to pieces. Hammers are even used in the famous Legend of Zelda series, though they are usually used to smash obstacles rather than enemy skulls. However, there is one character that takes this tool of dungeon exploration and turns it into an army massacring machine.

Hyrule Warriors is a crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors, and one of my favorite Wii U games. Here, Zelda characters from Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword team up to battle the hordes of darkness. It features Dynasty Warriors gameplay, with each character able to take down thousands of enemies with their own unique weaponry. Darunia, the chief of the Goron tribe, wields a giant hammer that he uses to plow through enemy ranks.

The hammer is one of my favorite weapons in the game. It has a ton of power behind each swing, and its basic combo can cut through tons of baddies at once. It also possesses the fire element, which allows the charge attacks to do things like create pools of lava, summon flaming boulders, and create explosions. Darunia’s hammer is one of the best weapons for crowd control, is and by far my favorite fire weapon.

Next time, we have another living weapon to talk about. Until then, see ya.

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