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Artwork of Master Kirby from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo)
Type(s) Final Weapon
Power(s) Pushes metal blocks, pounds posts, lights fuses
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This article is about the Copy Ability in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. For Meta Knight's sword in the anime and more recent titles, see Galaxia.

Master is a Copy Ability in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It is obtained by wielding Meta Knight's sword, provided by him just before the final encounter with Dark Mind and left behind in the Central Circle after the game is completed.


Master is similar to the Sword ability at first glance, but bears key differences in its move-set. With nine separate moves, it is by far the most complex ability in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Using the ability, Kirby can thrust upward to attack airborne opponents, throw beams using Final Cutter and Sword Beam, light fuses using sword swipes, fly forward and bust metal blocks using Drill Rush, and pound stakes using a downward Stab.

Kirby gains no hat or other costume piece when using this ability, but the sword itself glows with a strong golden light. The Master sword itself is strongly implied to be Galaxia, but is not explicitly named as such, and does not resemble the sword in shape. While Kirby gains the Master ability to battle Dark Mind at the end of the game, the use of the ability is not required to defeat him, and the ability can be lost at any time, unlike other Final Weapons in the Kirby series.


Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

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Sprite of Master Kirby.

This is the Master ability's first game appearance. After Dark Meta Knight is defeated, a large vortex appears that leads to the lair of the game's final boss, Dark Mind. As the Kirbys jump into the vortex, the real Meta Knight, who is present, throws in his sword to help the Kirbys. When the Kirbys land in Dark Mind's lair, the sword is there, plunged into a pedestal in the ground. When Kirby touches the sword, he automatically gets the Master ability.

Master is the strongest ability in the game. The ability can solve every puzzle in the game except for those that require Mini Kirby.

After beating the game, the ability becomes available in the Central Circle.

Moveset in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Skill Button Execution Description
Sword Slice
Kirby swings his sword.
Multisword Attack
B + B + B
Kirby swings his sword repeatedly.
Sword Beam
Hold B
Kirby charges up the sword, and when the button is released, it fires an energy wave.
Up Thrust
↑ + B
Kirby thrusts the sword upward. The move later appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, as one of Meta Knight's moves in Meta Knightmare Ultra.
Sword Slide
↓ + B (on the ground)
Kirby slides forward with the sword outstretched.
Drill Rush
Dash + B
Kirby rushes forward in a corkscrew formation holding the sword forward. This move appears in the Super Smash Bros. series as part of Meta Knight's side special move.
Sword Spin
B (in midair)
Kirby swings the sword quickly in midair.
↓ + B (in midair)
Kirby plunges downwards with the sword.
Final Cutter
↓ + B then ↑ + B
Slide + ↑ + B
Kirby leaps upwards and drops downwards, dragging nearby enemies alongside.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The sword makes an appearance as a rare keychain, specifically in Lollipop Land - Stage 2. The item is labelled as the Master Sword.


Subscreen explaining the Master ability.
  • In-game, the jewel on the hilt is red. However, official artwork erroneously shows the jewel as blue-green.
  • Kirby also wields Meta Knight's sword on two occasions in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (in Hour of the WolfWrath and Crusade for the Blade) but with his Sword hat.
  • It's name may be a reference to the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Master is one of the few abilities in the series to have two different inputs for the same move (Final Cutter in this case).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスター
Masutā Sōdo
Master (ability)

Master Sword (keychain)