Every hero's got their shtick-- a certain mode of dispensing justice that sets him or her apart from all the other heroes out there. The Belmonts have a whip. Leon S. Kennedy keeps a shotgun handy. Mario jumps on people's heads. Sonic's got the whole speed thing.
As for the Hero of Time himself, he's got a big, bad arsenal of evil-eradicating weapons at his Hylian fingertips.