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Skyward Sword optimal equipment guide

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Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Small Wallet
  • Sailcloth
  • 4 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

Adventure Pouch

  • Wooden Shield
  • 1 Bottle

Quest/other

  • 6 Hearts
  • Emerald Tablet

Faron

Treasure needed for early upgrades

Sealed Temple

Faron Woods

Some items from Skyloft

Deep Woods

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Small Wallet
  • 1 Extra Wallet
  • Sailcloth
  • 4 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net

Adventure Pouch

  • Wooden Shield
  • 2 Bottles

Quest/other

  • 6 1/4 Hearts
  • Emerald Tablet

Skyview Temple

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Small Wallet
  • 1 Extra Wallet
  • Sailcloth
  • 4 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Beetle

Adventure Pouch

  • Wooden Shield
  • 2 Bottles

Quest/other

  • 7 2/4 Hearts
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet

Skyloft

Items and upgrades

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Beetle

Adventure Pouch

  • Banded Shield
  • Iron Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal

Quest/other

  • 8 1/4 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet

Eldin Volcano

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Beetle

Adventure Pouch

  • Banded Shield
  • Reinforced Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal

Quest/other

  • 8 2/4 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet

Earth Temple

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Beetle
  • Bombs

Adventure Pouch

  • Banded Shield
  • Reinforced Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal

Quest/other

  • 9 2/4 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet

Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Beetle
  • Bombs

Adventure Pouch

  • Banded Shield
  • Reinforced Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal

Quest/other

  • 9 3/4 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet

Lanayru Mine

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal

Quest/other

  • 10 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet

Lanayru Mining Facility

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal

Quest/other

  • 11 Hearts
  • 30 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet

Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Slingshot
  • Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Sacred Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 1 Heart Medal

Quest/other

  • 11 3/4 Hearts
  • 45 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet

Farore’s Trial and Lake Floria

Farore’s Trial

Faron

Lake Floria

A few things from Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 1 Heart Medal
  • 1 Rupee Medal

Quest/other

  • 12 1/4 Hearts
  • 45 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale

Ancient Cistern

Equipment

  • Goddess Longsword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Big Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Life Medal
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 1 Heart Medal
  • 1 Rupee Medal

Quest/other

  • 13 1/4 Hearts
  • 45 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale

Nayru’s Trial and Lanayru Sand Sea

Nayru’s Trial

Lanayru Desert

Lanayru Sand Sea

Pirate Stronghold

Faron

Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess Longsword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Giant Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Big Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip
  • Clawshots

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 2 Life Medals
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 2 Heart Medals
  • 2 Rupee Medals
  • Potion Medal

Quest/other

  • 14 Hearts
  • 55 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale

The Sandship

Equipment

  • Goddess White Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Giant Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Big Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip
  • Clawshots
  • Bow

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • 3 Bottles
  • 2 Life Medals
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 2 Heart Medals
  • 2 Rupee Medals
  • Potion Medal

Quest/other

  • 15 1/4 Hearts
  • 55 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale

Din’s Trial and Volcano Summit

Lanayru Shipyard

Skyloft

Din’s Trial

Volcano Summit

Skyloft

Equipment

  • Goddess White Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Giant Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Digging Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Big Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip
  • Clawshots
  • Sacred Bow

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • Large Quiver
  • 3 Bottles
  • 2 Life Medals
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 2 Heart Medals
  • 2 Rupee Medals
  • Potion Medal

Quest/other

  • 16 Hearts
  • 60 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale
  • Fireshield Earrings

Fire Sanctuary

Equipment

  • Master Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Giant Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Mogma Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Big Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip
  • Clawshots
  • Sacred Bow

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • Large Quiver
  • 4 Bottles
  • 2 Life Medals
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 2 Heart Medals
  • 2 Rupee Medals
  • Potion Medal

Quest/other

  • 17 1/4 Hearts
  • 60 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale
  • Fireshield Earrings

Song of the Hero

Skyloft

Faron

Eldin

Lanayru

The Thunder Dragon’s Lightning Round

Equipment

  • True Master Sword
  • Goddess’s Harp
  • Tycoon Wallet
  • 3 Extra Wallets
  • Sailcloth
  • Mogma Mitts
  • 8 Adventure Pouch Slots

Action items

  • Scattershot
  • Big Bug Net
  • Tough Beetle
  • Bombs
  • Gust Bellows
  • Whip
  • Clawshots
  • Sacred Bow

Adventure Pouch

  • Braced Shield
  • Fortified Shield
  • Goddess Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Large Seed Satchel
  • Large Bomb Bag
  • Large Quiver
  • 5 Bottles
  • 2 Life Medals
  • Cursed Medal
  • Bug Medal
  • Treasure Medal
  • 2 Heart Medals
  • 2 Rupee Medals
  • Potion Medal

Quest/other

  • 18 Hearts
  • 80 Gratitude Crystals
  • Emerald Tablet
  • Ruby Tablet
  • Amber Tablet
  • Water Dragon Scale
  • Fireshield Earrings

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