Fans are patiently waiting The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to launch, while spinning fan theories and pulling off some awesome artwork in the meantime. One of these works is a stained glass version of the Guardian Sword++, the most improved version of the weapon of The Legend of Zelda: breath of the wild.
breath of the wild is packed with weapons of all kinds, sure, but this one translates particularly well to its stained-glass recreation, thanks to the liveliness of its design. The stained glass version of the sword shimmers beautifully in the sunlight, refracting the light in the background. Creator apiercedotter “fell in love” with breath of the wild after “buying my Switch Lite at the start of lockdown, with the little savings I had,” he told Polygon via email. “I was hesitant as it was already a few years old but decided to give it a try and couldn’t be happier with my choice.”
He embarked on this project while waiting for the launch of the game’s sequel. “Obviously, I was really excited when I heard about the release of tears of the kingdom, and I couldn’t think of anything else, he said. “So while I was working on my latest stained glass project, the arch of Genshin Impact, this weapon came to mind. I thought the stained glass aesthetic would go really well with it.
When he shared his creation on Reddit, he quickly gone viral. A number of reviewers also made jokes about weapon durability – perhaps a stained glass sword would be more durable, even, than the in-game version of the weapon?
It took apiercedotter about a week to create the stained glass sword, from the days of having to “design the pattern” – making sure it was strong enough to hold once created – and “choosing the colors , making sure I had the right glass sheets,” as well as all the cutting, grinding, and welding work. Cutting the most curved sections was also a challenge.” Some of them can take three to four tries before you succeed!” he said. He has been working with stained glass for less than a year now and aims to recreate other weapons from video games and anime.
In breath of the wildLink can obtain the Guardian Sword after defeating a Guardian Scout. But to get the Guardian Sword++ Link, you need to beat the “A Major Test of Strength” trial at a shrine, which means defeating a Guardian Scout IV – one of the deadliest enemies you can find in these types of dungeons.
Don’t try to fight with stained glass, however tempting it may seem. “I didn’t even think about how fragile it was while I was making it,” apiercedotter said. “If anyone buys it, please don’t throw it away while fighting invisible Bokoblins.”