Twilight Princess tips and tricks
Sword techniques - Hidden skills
A bit like in "The Minish Cap", our hero learns the secret skills of his sword throughout the adventure. First, you must find a Howling Stone, then you have to "hear it" and howl in your wolf form to repeat the notes that appear. After repeating the notes a second time, a wolf symbol will appear on the map. You must then go to this place and find the Golden Wolf or its symbol to learn a new technique. These sword techniques are also called: "hidden skills".
|Name||Location of the howling stone||Location of the wolf/symbol|
|Ending Blow||None for the first hidden skill||In Faron Woods, just before the Forest Temple|
|Shield Attack||On the way leading to Death Mountain, in a circular zone||In Ordon Woods, by the spring (pond)|
|Back Slice||To the north of Zora's River||Just before the eastern entrance of Hyrule Castle Town|
|Helm Splitter||On the way leading to the Sacred Grove, in Faron Woods||When leaving Castle Town through south, to the right on the map, next to the town wall|
|Mortal Draw||In the south-east part of Lake Hylia, near the Watchers' Tower||In Gerudo Desert, after going through the first barriers|
|Jump Strike||In Snowpeak Province, on the way leading to the top, before the underground passage||In Kakariko Graveyard, at the back|
|Great Spin||In the Hidden Village, behind a house, to the far west||In Hyrule Castle Town, north of the central square|
Important note! If you miss a wolf symbol, you will learn the hidden skills in this order anyway! And you can look for the missed howling stones and symbols later to learn all these hidden skills.