Link (alt) - Hyrule Warriors
Link, the hero of Hyrule.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Previous Smash Appearances SSB, SSBM, SSBB, SSB4
Availability Starter
Final Smash Triforce Slash

This article details Link as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Crusade, not the character as a whole. Please do not edit anything here unless it is categories that could be added or if the creator gives you permission.

Link returns in Super Smash Bros. Crusade, alongside the other 7 starters of the original Smash Bros. He was first confirmed on July 2, 2015, in the debut trailer of the game alongside 14 other characters. For the first time since Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Link's design has been updated, now featuring his outfit from Hyrule Warriors. With this change, a few of his custom moves have been changed to reflect the different weapons that he can wield. The voice actor of Link in Hyrule Warriors, Yuki Kaji, returns to voice Link again.

Major Changes from Smash 4

  • Link now uses his Hyrule Warriors appearance.
  • Similarly, Link's design for the Boomerang and Bombs are from Hyrule Warriors. 
  • Link's walk speed is faster.
  • All of Link's attacks that did less power at the tip have had the tip damage buffed by 2%.
  • Timing for the down aerial meteor smash is shortened.
  • Spin Attack's grounded knockback is decreased.
  • Bomb's fuse is longer.


Move Name Description
Neutral Special Hero's Bow Charge up a bow that increases in both distance and power.
Custom Special 1 Power Bow A slow-charging bow with heavy knockback and power.
Custom Special 2 Quickshot Bow Fire rapid, straight-line arrows from a magical bow.
Side Special Gale Boomerang Throw a boomerang that can draw in foes if timed right.
Custom Special 1 Boomerang Throw the classic boomerang that can be aimed to hit foes twice.
Custom Special 2 Ripping Boomerang Throw a stunning boomerang that'll hit opponents multiple times, but doesn't travel far.
Up Special Spin Attack Slash your way upwards with a sword. Can be charged on the ground.
Custom Special 1 Shocking Spin A powerful electric attack, but can't be used as vertical recovery.
Custom Special 2 Whirling Leap Create windboxes all around you to send opponents flying as you safely recover.
Down Special Bomb Link pulls out a throwable bomb that will explode after a short time.
Custom Special 1 Giant Bomb A giant bomb that blows up solely based on time rather than contact.
Custom Special 2 Meteor Bomb Pulls out a short-fused bomb that can spike opponents when it explodes.
Final Smash Triforce Slash Summon your courage as Link traps a foe in the image of the Triforce, recieving multiple sword blows.


  • Up: Twirls his sword and then sheathes it.
  • Right: Performs a battle pose by pulling his sword back while standing on one knee.
  • Left: Point his sword upwards as it shines brightly.
  • Down: Pulls out a fairy and watches it before it disappears.

On-Screen Appearance

Link rides into the battlefield on Epona, and quickly dismounts.

Select Sound

The sound of the Master Sword swinging is heard as Link shouts "Hiya!'

Victory Poses

  • Link slashes with his sword and then holds it up.
  • Link slashes three times and then looks toward his left.
  • Link slashes two times and then sheathes his sword.

Losing Pose

Link slowly claps to the winner while a fairy flys around him.

Idle Poses

  • Quickly looks behind him.
  • Briefly poses with his sword behind him.

Victory Fanfare

An orchestrated flourish based on the Triforce piece theme from The Legend of Zelda.



Though he might look like a silly elf, don't judge a book by its cover! Link is a hero that's always saving Hyrule, and wield the Triforce of Courage. There are many different incarnations of Link, but they're all mostly projectile users alongside a shining sword. The shield will also stop projectiles!


Link's bombs are pretty powerful and will blow up whenever they come into contact with something...or if you wait too long, so be careful! His Spin Attack has different uses depending on whether you use in the air or the ground. On floor, it's a chargeable attack that does a lot of damage but has little range.


The Boomerang is a unique weapon because you can hit opponents with it up to two times, meaning that you can predict where they'll move and get them both times. The Gale Boomerang custom doesn't have the freedom of aiming, but it can pull opponents into your direction, allowing you to follow up with a powerful Side Smash.

Battle Spire

Summon your courage! Link captures the nearest opponent to him in an image of the Triforce and repeatedly slashes at them. It's all finished with one final sword strike that sends the foes flying! Of course, it won't work if you don't catch someone near enough to you, so make sure that you don't waste the Smash Ball.

Pallete Swaps

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