Wind Waker (Item)

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Wind Waker
Wind Waker wand.png
Game(s) The Wind Waker
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Conducting melodies
Comparable Item(s) Ocarina of Time

The Wind Waker is an important item that is central to the plot of The Wind Waker.

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Location and Uses

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The Wind Waker is a magical conductor's baton that is given to Link by the King of Red Lions when he reaches Dragon Roost Island. Long ago, it was used by the King of Hyrule to conduct the Sages when they played their song to call upon the gods.[1]

The Wind Waker is said to have the power to change the direction of the wind, as well as being able to call upon and borrow the power of the gods.[2] Link uses this to move around the Great Sea with much ease in The Wind Waker. It also has the power to open doors to ancient temples, awaken the sage within someone, allow him to travel in cyclones, take control of others and more.

According to an interview with Eiji Aonuma in the documentary Zelda no Video, the idea that eventually evolved into the Wind Waker initially started off as a theremin-like device.[3]

Songs

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Link conducting with the Wind Waker artwork

There are six total Wind Waker songs that can be learned throughout the course of the game.

By moving the Control Stick, songs can be conducted in 3/4, 4/4, or 6/4 time, with each time signature having two separate songs. The C-Stick is then used to play one of five notes: up, down, left, right, and center. Both the timbre and the pace of the played music varies according to the time, and each song can only be played while conducting in the appropiate time.

3/4 Time

Playing a song without moving the Control Stick to the left or right will allow songs to be played in 3/4 time.

4/4 Time

Songs are played in 4/4 time by holding the control stick to the left while playing the song.

  • Ballad of Gales: Down, Right Left, Up - Learned from Cyclos after hitting him three times with arrows. Allows Link to warp via a cyclone to one of several islands on the Great Sea.
  • Command Melody: Left, Center, Right, Center - Learned from a stone tablet in the Tower of the Gods. Allows Link to take command of the statues in the Tower of Gods, as well as Medli and Makar when in the Earth Temple or the Wind Temple respectively.

6/4 Time

6/4 time is activated by holding the control stick to the right while playing.

  • Earth God's Lyric: Down, Down, Center, Right, Left, Center - Learned on Headstone Island. Is used with Medli to open the Earth Temple and several barriers within it.
  • Wind God's Aria: Up, Up, Down, Right, Left, Right - Learned on Gale Isle. Is used with Makar to open the Wind Temple and several barriers within it.

Non-canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Wind Waker, which is simply called the Baton, is used as a second weapon for Princess Zelda. By using it, Zelda is capable of attacking with gusts of wind, tornadoes, and lightning strikes. It is also capable of creating music and attacking enemies with the soundwaves generated. When performing her two strongest attacks, the "Song of Storms" and "Saria's Song" will play. The "Earth God's Lyric" and "Wind's Requiem" are also part of the move set.

Trivia

Gallery

Video Gallery


Zelda - Baton gameplay

References

  1. "That Wind Waker you hold was used long ago to conduct us sages when we played our song to call upon the gods. In those days, it was always the king who conducted for us..." — Fado (The Wind Waker)
  2. "This conductor's baton can call upon and borrow the power of the gods" — King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
  3. The History of Zelda Documentary (Full), Youtube, retrieved 2013-09-25.
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - The Cutting Room Floor


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 風のタクト (Kaze no Takuto) Baton of Winds
Spanish Spain Batuta de los Vientos Baton of Winds
French France Baguette du Vent Wand of Wind
German Germany Taktstock des Windes
Italian Italy Bacchetta del Vento Wand of the Wind
Items in The Wind Waker
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