I intentionally worded the title like that to avoid spoilers, so here goes the spoiler:

The Master Sword needs to recharge its energy when you use it too much. How exactly does that work? At some point you get a message, similar to weapon durability, "Your Master Sword is running low on energy" and finally after more usage that it ran out. How long does it take to fully charge? Can I speed up the process? It seems like I can almost never use it, because the recharge takes so long.

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It takes 10 real time minutes for the Master Sword to recharge after "running out of charge". This cannot be sped up.

Bigger spoilers ahead:

Note that when fighting Guardians, Divine Beast bosses, and Ganon, the blade will glow Blue and the damage will double to 60. While in this state, it has greatly increased durability and can be used for a great amount of time, as long as it hitting the above enemies. Hitting rocks etc while the blade is glowing blue will still lose durability at a normal rate.

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    Nice answer, thank you! Additional question: Does it recharge constantly, even if it is only "partly out of charge"?
    – Ian
    Mar 13, 2017 at 8:23
  • @ian_itor As far as I know, only when it is out of charge.
    – SGR
    Mar 13, 2017 at 8:25
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    Oh, that sucks. So I should basically, if I ever use it against non-special targets, deplete it completely? That explains, why it seemed to me to take ages to recharge... cause it never did.
    – Ian
    Mar 13, 2017 at 8:32
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    I totally broke the master sword while farming wild guardians yesterday. The sword was glowing blue, I didn't hit any rock or tree and it sure broke. Mar 13, 2017 at 15:43
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    It sill loses durability while fighting divine beast bosses as i was fighting against windblight ganon and the sword broke, so I dont know what that light is but it does not mean infinite durability. Mar 22, 2017 at 12:47

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