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Kirbycolors This article is about the ability obtained from Meta Knight's sword. For Meta Knight's sword itself, see Galaxia.
Copy Ability
Master
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror artwork
Master
Name (JP) マスター (Masutā)
In Games
KAtM logo
TypeFinal Weapon
AppearanceWields a golden sword
PropertiesNone
Other PowersBreaks Metal Blocks, pounds Stakes, lights fuses
Ability IconMaster icon
Almighty Sword! It can be used on all puzzles!
— Master's Flavor Text • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Master is one of Kirby's special Copy abilities. It is the final weapon of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, yet can be used outside of the final battle after beating the last boss, which makes it one of the two final abilities that can do this, the other being Triple Star.

General Information

KatAM The End

Master sword in Central Circle

Kirby wields Meta Knight's legendary blade, and with it gains a plethora of new abilities, each of which is useful for obtaining every treasure in the game, except for those that require the Mini or Wheel ability. While it appears very similar to Sword, Master is much stronger than the Sword ability and has more useful properties, more attacks, and maneuvers. So far, it has only appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, where it could be obtained during the showdown with Dark Mind and in a pedestal in Central Circle after beating the game.

Before Galaxia was named, players refer to the sword as the "Master" Sword, specifically in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, because Galaxia gives the Master ability to Kirby.

The ability's name likely comes from the fact that it is the game's ultimate ability and can be used to get almost every treasure.

Master, unlike other abilities, will stay on screen forever, even when another ability is taken. It also won't disappear if it touches spikes, but it still floats up to the top if in water. The same happens with Triple Star.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element
Sword Slash B Kirby slashes the enemy. None
Multisword Stab B + B + B Kirby attacks with lightning-fast sword slashes that are nearly impossible to see. None
Up Thrust Up + B Kirby points his sword up for a split second before stabbing everything above him. None
Sword Spin B (midair) Kirby swings the sword quickly in midair, damaging all enemies that come into contact with it. None
Drill Rush Dash + B Kirby drills the sword forward at a ridiculously high speed. A move that Meta Knight uses in Brawl is based on this move. Fire
Sword Beam Hold B + Release B Kirby slashes and a huge sword beam comes out to damage enemies. Unlike Sword's Super Star version of this attack, it does not deal the standard damage caused by a regular slash, but rather immense damage that goes much further; it is also not limited to only working at full health. Energy
Down Thrust Down + B (midair) Kirby thrusts his sword down to the floor to inflict massive damage.

None

Sword Slide Down + B or A (ground) Kirby slides forward with the sword outstretched. None
Final Cutter Down + B, then before attack ends, Up + B Kirby jumps in the air and does a flip, then he falls sword outstretched. The attack is basically the same as Sword's. None

Trivia

  • Despite the artwork depicting the gem in the handle as bluish, the gem in-game is red. It is Dark Meta Knight's sword with the blue gem. The artwork is likely reflecting the beta version of the sword, as said version had a greenish-blue gem.
  • This is only one of two sword-based final weapons. The other is the Rainbow Sword. The Master Sword can generate Sword Beams, whereas Rainbow Sword has no native ability to fire projectiles but it can reflect the orbs from Dark Matter.
  • Its name may be a reference to the Master Sword, from The Legend of Zelda Series.
  • Concept art in both the English and Japanese versions of Kirby's 20th Anniversary Celebration Book depict Kirby with a hat, though he doesn't wear one in-game.
    • The beta version has graphics for Master using Sword Kirby's hat in-game and for the ability icon. Additionally, the gem in the sword's hilt is green.

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