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|Use(s)||Travel along rails, travel along sand momentarily|
The Spinner is a gear-shaped spinning-top item found in Twilight Princess.
Location and Uses
The Spinner is guarded by the ghostly entity known as Death Sword in Arbiter's Grounds, the fourth dungeon, though it's unknown how long it has been there. The item also serves as an important weapon against the dungeon's boss, Stallord.
It is an ancient item created long ago. Link rides the Spinner much like a skateboard, except he can only ride on it for a few seconds until the Spinner loses its momentum. The device can also be attached to railings located on specific walls and allow Link to travel along the railing. It is essential for fully navigating the Arbiter's Grounds as it allows Link to drift across sand without sinking. The Spinner also features a spin attack that Link can initiate to hurt nearby enemies.
The Spinner is useful to break the defenses of the boss, Stallord, first in its main body, and later on his head. It is also the principal item used to unlock the Mirror of Twilight from within the Mirror Chamber after exiting to the roof of the dungeon. After Link leaves the Arbiter's Grounds, the Spinner is rarely required, with the exception of the City in the Sky. Here Link finds some more mechanisms which must be operated using the Spinner, and it can also be used to safely move over the blue tiles which otherwise fall away soon after being stepped upon. The Spinner is also useful to find at least two Heart Pieces hidden in Hyrule Field.
- If Link uses the Spinner before falling or jumping off a high cliff, he'll be slowed down considerably and take no damage upon landing. He can also control his descent as he falls.
- The final boss from Majora's Mask, during the last part of the battle, throws explosive tops that move and spin at Link like the Spinner in Twilight Princess does. *The round gear-like platforms found in the staircase of the Tower of Spirits in Spirit Tracks (which take Link back to the lobby of the tower) are similar to the Spinner as well.
- The Spinner is the only dungeon item in Twilight Princess that doesn't have a targeting cursor.
- The Spinner can serve a purpose that is similar to the use of Hover Boots.
Spinner concept art as seen in the Hyrule Historia
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