Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Bosses [How To Beat Them]

There are over 30 bosses in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Here's all about where to find them and how to defeat them.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses.
A guide to all of the bosses in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom introduces over 30 major and minor bosses that can be fought for loot and story progression. Here’s where to find all Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses and how to defeat them.

Key Takeaways

  • Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom has 38 boss types, including major, minor, and minibosses.
  • Five are the temple bosses: Colgera, Mucktorok, Queen Gibdo, Marbled Gohma, and Seized Construct.
  • Besides that, there are also some significant bosses, such as Moragia, and some recurring ones, such as Master Kohga.
  • Several minibosses, including the Hinoxes, Taluses, Flux Constructs, Molduga, Gleeoks, Yunobo, Lynels, Phantom Ganons, and the Froxes.
  • Finally, there’s the Demon King Ganondorf, who has three phases. But you must fight his army with your companions before you fight him. His last stage is the Demon Dragon.

Temple Bosses

In Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, five Temples are guarded by a temple boss. Here are all of the temple Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses and how to beat them:


Colgera, one of the easiest Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses
Hit Colgera’s weak spot twice to defeat it. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Wind Temple (-2860, 2995, 1517)
  • Drops: Vow of Tulin, Sage of Wind, Heart Container

Colgera, also known as Scourge of the Wind Temple, is a central boss that you must defeat in the Wind Temple. This boss is a giant flying creature that has several weak spots. You will be airborne during the fight, meaning your regular melee attacks will become more challenging to land.

Phase 1

  • During the first phase, focus on the three weak spots exposed under its body.
  • You must hit the spots twice each: once to break the outer shell and another time to destroy it. Do this for all three locations, and Colgera will enter Phase 2.
  • Watch out for two attacks. The first is the spike attack which also exposes its weak spots from above. The second is the portal move that lets Colgera travel through a portal and reappear elsewhere in the arena.

Phase 2

  • During the start of this phase, Colgera will enter a portal and come out from the other side, creating a massive tornado that you must dodge. As you avoid this tornado, another will slowly appear, eventually becoming three or even four tornados.
  • Aim for Colgera’s three weak spots again. Except this time, you’ll need to hit the weak spots thrice.
  • The tornadoes and Colgera’s increased speed make this much harder to handle. In this phase, Colgera also gains another move: the pincer attack. It will enter a portal and, coming out of the other side, shoot out sharp pincers.


Mucktorok, Scourge of the Water Temple.
Mucktorok is the boss you fight in the Water Temple. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Water Temple (3365, 0750, 1742)
  • Drops: Heart Container, Vow of Sidon, Sage of Water

Mucktrorok is the Scourge of the Water Temple and is an octopus-like creature that takes on many forms, including that of a Sludge Shark. This boss is best fought with Sidon’s Water Bubble, equipped with a spear weapon.

Phase 1

  • Initially, you will fight Mucktorok as it oscillates between its true form and Sludge Shark form.
  • In the Sludge Shark form, it will partially burrow underground and “swim” toward you, dealing damage.
  • Additionally, it has a move where it shoots out a line of Sludge that gradually follows you.
  • Moreover, Mucktorok will jump and crash, spitting out a wave of Sludge you must jump over.
  • Hit the Sludge Shark with your spear to stun it. Hit Mucktorok to stagger it, then go at it with your melee attacks. Once it takes enough damage, it will go into its second phase.

Phase 2

  • At the beginning of this phase, Mucktorok will turn back into the Sludge Shark and spit out Sludge everywhere. This Sludge will gather into pools that, if they hit you, will damage you. Additionally, the Sludge will slow you down significantly.
  • The correct way to clear the Sludge is to use a water-based ability such as Chuchu Jelly. In this phase, the attacks are the same. However, there are two new moves.
  • First, the Sludge Shark will spit out several drops of Sludge that will spread across the arena. Clear these with Chuchu Jelly. Second, the Sludge Shark will jump around in the Sludge and become a more elusive target.

Queen Gibdo

  • Location: Lightning Temple (-4532, -3625, 0027)
  • Drops: Vow of Riju, Sage of Lightning, Heart Container

Queen Gibdo is the Scourge of the Lightning Temple and must be defeated to acquire the Vow of Riju. This boss is one of the temple Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses and can be quickly defeated with elemental offensive moves. You will have two encounters with Queen Gibdo.

Encounter 1

  • You want to start with elemental attacks. Try fusing your quiver with Shock Fruits to imbue them with elemental damage.
  • Every time Queen Gibdo becomes vulnerable, her body will get a white sheen, and you can then take her down with your physical attacks. We suggest using melee attacks. Spinning hits with your hammer or sword are excellent for Queen Gibdo.
  • Queen Gibdo has a minimal move set. Her most potent move is the tornado summon, which is only performed when she turns white and becomes vulnerable. She loosely follows you but tends to jump away from you when she turns white.

Encounter 2

  • In your second encounter with Queen Gibdo, she will repeat the same moves, but the arena will differ. This time, dormant Gibdo Hives will surround you.
  • Once Queen Gibdo goes down to 50% HP, the Gibdo Hives will activate, and each Hive will drop Gibdo minions. All the while, Queen Gibdo will be performing her regular attacks. 
  • The trick here is first to get rid of the Hives. This will render the Gibdo mobs immobile, and they won’t get in your way. The rest of the boss fight is the same, with the Queen being faster and harder to dodge.

Marbled Gohma

Marbled Gohma, one of the many temple Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses
Marbled Gohma sticks to walls and the ceiling. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Fire Temple (1397, 2847, -0807)
  • Drops: Vow of Yunobo, Sage of Fire, Heart Container

Marbled Gohma is another of the temple Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses you must take down. This boss is relatively easy to take down if you are good with positioning. Additionally, with Yunobo’s Charge ability, you can quickly eliminate this enemy. You get a Heart Container, among other loot, when you defeat it.

Phase 1

  • During the first phase, the Marbled Gohma will spit out three rocks that land in front of it. These rocks will explode after some time, giving you plenty of room to avoid them. The Gohma will also turn around and weakly move toward you if you get away too far.
  • For this fight, you should focus on any two of its legs. Hitting them with Yunobo’s Charge will immediately stagger the enemy. The Marbled Gohma will fall. At this point, you must hit its orange eye. Keep hitting it until the boss shoves you off.
  • Keep doing this until the Marbled Gohma reaches 50% health, at which point it will enter its second phase.

Phase 2

  • In Phase 2, the Marbled Gohma will climb up and stick to the ceiling. During this time, it will spit out several exploding rocks to form a circle around you and explode briefly.
  • The way to get out of this rock circle is to use the Recall ability to rewind time on just one rock and pass through the space it left as it goes back up. Then, as the power gets deactivated, watch the rocks explode.
  • You can only damage the Marbled Gohma using two attacks: either by hitting its eye with a ranged weapon or using Yunobo’s Charge.
  • Another attack to watch out for is when the Gohma spits out rocks in a random direction.
  • Keep hitting its eye, and the Marbled Gohma will eventually die.

Seized Construct

  • Location: Spirit Temple
  • Drops: Vow of Mineru, Sage of Spirit, Heart Container

The Seized Construct is the last temple boss that you will fight. Without spoiling too much, the arena is entirely different from previous temple bosses. For one thing, you start the fight riding a mech suit, and there’s Gloom all over the floor, meaning regular fighting strategies just won’t cut it.

Phase 1

  • The fight begins with you riding a mech suit inside a limited arena. Gloom will be all over the floor. The Construct will hit you with several moves, including one where it lunges its arm forward to smack you. Another one of its moves is the beam blast that fires plasma at you.
  • One move to watch out for is the electric rods move. In this, the Construct will electrically charge either arm’s ends and wave them while approaching you or quickly lunge into you with the arms pointing out. You’ll need to side-step these.
  • After a few hits, the Construct will appear to malfunction and then jump to the other side of the arena. If you hit multiple times, you’ll eventually stagger it for a short while.

Phase 2

  • After losing 50% of its health, the Construct will enter Phase 2, gaining a set of new arms. The boss also gains a few new moves. Firstly, it can hover above the Gloom floor.
  • The Construct will also shoot out two plasma balls one after the other, then hover over to the adjacent wall.
  • The boss occasionally falls to the floor and performs some of its older attacks. Additionally, when in the air, it will perform the waving electric arms attack. When it returns to the ground, feel free to send out volley after volley of melee attacks. 

Other Major Bosses

Besides the temple bosses, there are a few other significant bosses that you need to fight in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Sludge Like

Sludge Like, the Ambusher of Mipha Court.
Sludge Like covers itself in Sludge. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Lanayru Great Spring (Mipha Court)
  • Drops: Royal Claymore

Sludge Like is a miniboss that you encounter in the Lanayru Great Spring. It can be fought when completing the Sidon of the Zora quest. This boss covers itself in Sludge, and the surrounding arena is also full of Sludge.


  • The battle will begin with Sludge Like covered in Sludge completely. It does not take damage, but you can use water-based attacks such as Splash Fruit-imbued arrows to break its armor of Sludge.
  • Fortunately, Sludge Like only has two moves: spitting out Sludge and trying to grab you. Sludge Like has a weak spot in the center of its body that must be hit to defeat it.
  • This weak spot becomes exposed during the grab attack. Hit the soft spot with your arrow to stagger the enemy. Then, use melee attacks on the weak site (which presents as a purple sac). 


Moragia, the Death Mountain Crater boss.
Moragia has three heads that must be destroyed. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Death Mountain Crater
  • Drops: None

Moragia is a behemoth made from the hardened magma within the Death Mountain Crater. It will surprise you when you reach the mountain, and you must use your Zonai Wing to get close to Moragia.


  • Initially, you must release Zonai Wing and start flying it toward the magma golem. This monster has three faces, each at one peak of Death Mountain.
  • You need to dodge the fireballs it throws and then use Yunobo’s Charge on it. One hit should be enough to destroy the monster. Destroy all three heads to end the boss fight.

Master Kohga

Master Kohga, the secondary antagonist of Tears of the Kingdom.
Master Kohga is a recurring boss in Tears of the Kingdom. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Great Abandoned Central Mine, Abandoned Gerudo Mine, Abandoned Lanayru Mine, Abandoned Hebra Mine
  • Drops: Thunder Helm for completing Divine bEast Vah Naboris quest.

Master Kohga is one of the essential Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses you encounter four times. This boss is the master of the Yiga Clan and can be fought throughout the Yiga Clan questline. After each of the four encounters, you receive a Schema Stone.

First Encounter

  • During your first encounter with Master Kohga, you and Master Kohga will be on vehicles
  • Stand on your vehicle for this fight and dodge his boulders by side-stepping.
  • Then, when there’s an opening, climb Kohga’s truck and strike him, staggering him. Keep going like this until you defeat him.

Second Encounter

  • In the second phase, Master Kohga will be riding his airplane. With Tulin’s ability, you can easily catch up with him and strike him down to stagger him.
  • In this second phase (which starts after he loses 50% of his health), Master Kohga will fire missiles at you. 

Third Encounter

  • For your third encounter, you will have to fight Master Kohga on a boat. A couple of Yiga Ninjas now accompany Master Kohga. Using Yunobo’s Charge ability is highly recommended to take down the Ninjas.

Fourth Encounter

  • For the fourth and final encounter, Master Kohga will be controlling a Zonai Construct like a mech suit. Additionally, the arena will be closed off by barbed wire. In this battle, the boss has a few moves, including shooting laser beams at you and sending three mines your way.
  • You can either dodge the mines or hit them with your arrows.
  • As for the laser beams, you can end them prematurely by making a melee attack on the Construct.
  • Finally, the Construct will try to defend Kohga as you try to hit him with your arrows. However, there is an opening when the robot approaches you.


Several minibosses in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom have lower HP and more straightforward battle strategies.


Battle Talus, one of the many mini Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses.
The Battle Talus is a Stone Talus with five Bokoblins on it. (Image captured by us)

Taluses are giant creatures that take the form of their surroundings. They are the easiest Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses. There are six types of Taluses, the details of which are as follows:

Talus TypeLocationsDrops
Stone TalusHyrule DepthsAmber, Flint, Opal, Ruby, Stone Talus Heart
Frost TalusSelmie's Spot, Hebra Mountains, Hyrule SurfaceFlint, Opal, Sapphire, Diamond
Luminous Stone TalusHyrule Surface, Hyrule DepthsAmber, Flint, Opal, Topaz, Luminous Stone, Diamond
Rare Stone TalusHyrule Depths, Hyrule SurfaceAmber, Flint, Opal, Ruby, Topaz, Diamond, Sapphire
Battle TalusHyrule Field, Tabantha Frontier DepthsAmber, Flint, Opal, Ruby, Bokoblin Horn, Stone Talus Heart
Igneo TalusEldin Eastern HighlandsFlint, Opal, Ruby, Diamond


  • The Talus is a slow-moving target. The Talus itself very meekly moves towards you. Taluses cannot be hit directly. Instead, you must climb over them and hit the rock on their backs or shoulders.
  • The only exception is the Battle Talus, which has five Bokoblins on its back, who will use their slingshot against you.
  • Focus on hitting the Bokoblins one at a time. Then, hit the black rock on the Talus’s left shoulder. Climb on top and hit the stone until the Talus is defeated.


Hinox, one of the most common Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses
Hinoxes are common bosses in Tears of the Kingdom. (Image captured by us)

Hinoxes are Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses that you can beat early on in the game. There are three types of Hinoxes: Hinox, Black Hinox, and Blue Hinox. The difference between these is shown below:

Hinox TypeHPLocationsDrops
Hinox600Purifier Lake, Mount Taran, Tibio's Hollow, Kama Plateau, Phalian Highlands, Kincean Island, West Loshlo HarborHinox Toenail, Hinox Guts, Seared Gourmet Steak, Roasted Bird Drumstick, Hinox Horn, Hinox Tooth, Seared Steak, Seared Prime Steak, Roasted Bird Thigh, Roasted Whole Bird
Blue Hinox800Seres Scablands, Eventide Island, Talus Plateau, Herin Lake, North Hyrule Castle, Ja'Abu Ridge, Aldor Foothills, Thyphlo Ruins, Digdogg Suspension Bridge, Ralis Pond, West Hyrule Plains, South Akkala Plains, Applean Forest, Trotter's Downfall, East Ranch Ruins, Uten MarshHinox Toenail, Hinox Guts, Seared Gourmet Steak, Roasted Bird Drumstick, Blue Hinox Horn, Hinox Tooth, Seared Steak, Seared Prime Steak, Roasted Bird Thigh, Roasted Whole Bird
Black Hinox1,000Lake Totori South, Tabahl Woods, Tempest Gulch, Giant's Forest, East Gut Check Rock, Rabella Wetlands, Hebra West SummitHinox Toenail, Hinox Guts, Seared Gourmet Steak, Roasted Bird Drumstick, Black Hinox Horn, Hinox Tooth, Seared Steak, Seared Prime Steak, Roasted Bird Thigh, Roasted Whole Bird


  • Hinoxes are giant monsters that move at a relatively moderate pace. They have a few moves, including shooting projectiles at you and hitting the ground when you’re close by.
  • The trick to defeating this monster is aiming at its giant singular eye to stagger it. This will cause the Hinox to fall over and become vulnerable to attacks.
  • The Hinox will start to cover its eye with its hand and follow you much faster if it loses enough HP. It’s all about precise aiming and dodging the monster.


  • Location: Hyrule Castle Underground, Eastern Daval Peak, North Aris Beach, Satori Mountain, East Hyrule Castle, Rowan Plain, East Akkala Plains, Harfin Valley, Icefall Foothills, Hickali Woods
  • Drops: Hinox Tooth, Stalnox Horn

The Stalnox is quite similar to the Black Hinox except for its design, which has a more skeletal theme. It can be found relatively early in the game, and you can take it out with pretty much the same strategy as the Black Hinox.


  • Like with the Hinox, this giant skeleton will chase after you slowly and try to attack you. Hit the eye to stagger it immediately. Then, you can get close and land some hits.
  • If you stagger it once it’s reached 50% HP, its eye will pop out and start rolling on the ground, with a new health bar appearing over the disembodied eye.
  • Now, you must hit the eye. The Stalnox will also be following you and trying to land melee attacks. Once you defeat the eye, the Stalnox will fall and die.

Phantom Ganon

One of the many Phantom Ganon Tears of the Kingdom bosses.
Phantom Ganon is a recurring boss throughout the game. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: After destroying Gloom Hands
  • Drops: Dark Clump

The first Phantom Ganon can be found in the Deku Tree Chasm right after you beat a Gloom Hands spawn. The second one is in the Hyrule Castle. This enemy recurs throughout the game, spawning several specters you must simultaneously take on.


  • You’ll be up against just one Phantom Ganon in the Deku Tree Chasm. This is a red warrior that has several moves. These include a spinning slash, a slow dash and slash, and a close-ranged slash.
  • Additionally, the arena has Gloom spilled on the floor, which will damage you over time if you step on it.
  • The Phantom Ganon also gradually releases a pool of Gloom beneath its feet that expands over time. Hitting the Phantom Gannon reduces the radius of this pool until it disappears. If the Phantom doesn’t take any damage for a while, the pool will reappear.
  • In Hyrule Castle, you’ll be up against not one or two but five Phantom Ganons

Flux Constructs

  • Location:
    • Flux Construct I: West Hebra Sky Archipelago, Gerudo Highlands Depths
    • Flux Construct II: Akkala Highlands Sky, Mount Lanayru Depths, Lanayru Sky Archipelago, South Hyrule Sky Archipelago
    • Flux Construct III: Sky Archipelago, Central Hyrule Depths
  • Drops: Large Zonai Charge, Zonai Charge

Flux Constructs are common Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses. There are three Flux Constructs (Flux Construct I, II, and III). The key to finishing off Flux Constructs is to target the weak spot in their core.


  • Hit the glowing rock in the center of the Construct with your arrow to make it vulnerable. Then, damage it with melee attacks. Another technique is to use your Ultrahand ability to immediately scatter the blocks and deal melee damage to the Flux core.
  • The Flux Constructs have several attacks. The first is a homing attack. This attack sees the Construct chasing you and smashing the ground to damage you.
  • The second is a flying attack where it flies up and throws down the cubes making up its body.
  • All three Constructs are similar, save for changes in their speed and damage


  • Location: Gerudo Desert
  • Drops: Molduga Guts, Molduga Fin, Molduga Jaw

The Molduga is a sand-burrowing creature that gradually chases you and becomes a menace since it’s practically immune when underground. There are a total of four Molduga you must defeat to acquire the Medal of Honor: Molduga.


  • Molduga primarily stays underground, following you around the desert until it finally jumps out, becoming vulnerable.
  • You can place explosives such as Flower Bombs on the ground to get its attention. If the bombs explode while the Molduga is in mid-air, it will get staggered and come up to the surface for a while. Now’s your chance to get in as many hits as possible with your melee weapon.


Yunobo, one of the Sage companions.
You also fight Yunobo when he is clearly not himself. (Image captured by us)
  • Location: Hyrule Surface
  • Drops: None

Interestingly, Yunobo also appears as a miniboss in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. He uses his abilities, especially the charge ability, against you. Yunobo, luckily, doesn’t have a lot of HP and can even be defeated in two hits. But it’s dodging his attacks that is challenging.


  • Yunobo only has one move: the charge attack. In this, he rolls into a ball to telegraph the attack. Then, he shoots towards you quickly. Hit him with your arrow or melee weapon thrice to break the spell he’s under and end the fight.

Flame Gleeok

  • Location: Lake Hylia, Eldin Canyon, Spectacle Rock, Ancient Columns
  • Drops: Gleeok Flame Horn

Gleeoks are classic Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses. They present as three-headed dragons that each specialize in a specific element. This one, in particular, deals with fire damage.


  • The Flame Gleeok has three heads. The boss will have a primary health bar and a health bar below each head. Deplete the health bar for each head to stagger the Gleeok. This will allow you to get in melee attacks on the heads.
  • Once this phase is over, the Gleeok will rise again and fly up, shooting out fireballs. Hit the heads again and follow the same process.
  • The Flame Gleeok also has a wing attack where it shoots out a gust of wind by flapping its wings.

Frost Gleeok

  • Location: Tabantha, Gerudo Mountain Peak
  • Drops: Gleeok Frost Horn

The Forst Gleeok is a close cousin to the Flame Gleeok. However, this Gleeok deals ice damage. Other than that, there are slight changes to its move pool, but the strategy is the same.


  • The Frost Gleeok follows the same strategy as the Flame and Thunder Gleeoks. It can generate powerful gusts to push you away while shooting ice-cold beams from its mouth. Interestingly, two heads can simultaneously shoot ice beams this time.
  • Once its HP falls below 40%, it will fly up into the air and shoot three beams, creating a blizzard above you. The blizzard will drop icicles you can climb to reach the top and hit the Gleeok’s heads to finish it off.

Thunder Gleeok

  • Location: Lake Herin, Colosseum Ruins, Akkala Citadel
  • Drops: Gleeok Thunder Horn

The Thunder Gleeok is a powerful miniboss in three places in the game. It deals thunder damage and can be beaten with the same strategy as the other Gleeoks.


  • Defeating the Thunder Gleeok is the same as with the Flame Gleeok. One of its moves is roughly shooting out a bolt of electricity where you’re standing.
  • Once its HP falls below 40%, it will fly straight up into the air and fire lightning bolts below. Use the air gusts to glide as possible and hit the Gleeok’s heads to end the fight.

King Gleeok

  • Location: Gerudo Desert, Great Hyrule Forests Depths, Hebra Sky, Necluda Sky

King Gleeoks deal all three kinds of elemental damage: fire, ice, and thunder. These can be found in four locations but are very hard to access.


  • King Gleeok has three heads: the Flame Head, Frost Head, and Thunder Head. These heads shoot our fire, ice, and thunder beams, respectively. It also generates powerful gusts of wind.
  • You can use the pillars around you to take cover and then hit each of its three heads to stagger it. Then, perform melee attacks on the heads as the boss is staggered.
  • Once the boss reaches 40% HP, it will fly up into the air and launch elemental attacks. You must ride the air drafts up to the Gleeok. Hit the Gleeok’s heads to finish it off.


  • Location:
    • Frox: Gerudo Highlands Depths, Central Hyrule Depths
    • Blue-White Frox: Hebra Mountain Depths, Tabantha Frontier Depths
    • Obsidian Frox: Gerudo Highland Depths, Central Hyrule Depths
  • Drops: Zonaite, Large Zonaite, Frox Guts, Large Crystallized Charge, Frox Fang, Frox Fingernail

The Frox is a giant toad-like creature with a singular eye and black ore on its back. This boss is relatively easy to take down if you focus on the ore on its back. Three types of Froxes can be found in Legend of Zelda: Frox, Blue-White Frox, and Obsidian Frox.


  • The Frox’s move pool includes a vacuum attack where it tries to suck you into its mouth. If you get too close, this giant frog will slam down on you. Additionally, it can smash where you’re standing and jump back to avoid damage.
  • You should use explosives such as Flower Bombs to stagger it immediately when it opens its mouth. Then, target the black crystal warts on its back. You can also stagger the boss by damaging the singular eye in its face.


  • Location:
    • Red-Maned: West Hyrule Plains, Deep Akkala, Rabia Plain, Lake Illumeni
    • Blue-Maned: Lanayru Heights, South of Hebra West Summit
    • White-Maned: Ukuku Plains, Kamah Plateau, Risoka Snowfield
    • Silver Lynel: Nautelle Wetlands, Tama Pond
  • Drops: Lynel’s Saber Horn, Lynel’s Mace Horn, Lynel Shield, Lynel Bow.

Lynels are centaurs that have been borrowed from Breath of the Wild. There are four types of Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom: Blue-Maned, Red-Maned, White-Maned, and Silver-Maned.


  • The centaurs are extremely fast and require a lot of practice to take on.
  • However, once you learn the attack patterns and how they move, Lynels become extremely easy to kill. It would be best if you focused on dodging and landing Flurry Attacks.

Final Boss: The Demon King

The final boss in Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is the Demon King Ganondorf. This is one of the hardest Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses. The boss itself has three phases. But you must fight his strong army before you can get to the Demon King. Here’s how to beat the Demon King and his army.

The Demon King’s Army

First, you’ll need to fight Ganondorf’s army. His army will approach, and your companions will come to your aid. After a short cutscene, you must take down the Demon King’s Army.

  • Using Area of Effect (AoE) attacks is best here. Weapons like your Flower Bomb are ideal as they deal explosive damage.
  • The army itself is composed of fundamental attacking units. They are slow except when they get their sword combos out. You will also come across slightly bigger minions, which are even slower. You’ll need to kill all the minions using the health bar at the top of the screen as a reference.
  • Once down to 25% HP, a few other larger minions will appear. You can easily take out these faster-moving swordsmen with a Flower Bomb.

Ganondorf, The Demon King

Ganondorf, one of the hardest Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses
Ganondorf, the Demon King, is the last boss. (Image captured by us)

After killing the Demon King’s Army, you’ll have to face the Demon King himself: Ganondorf. This is among the hardest Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses. During his first phase, he performs close and long-range attacks in his regular swordsman form.

  • Ganondorf’s move pool is pretty simple. He has three moves. He will try to strike you with his sword in the first move, telegraphed by him holding his sword to the side. This short-range attack can easily be dodged by jumping back.
  • His second attack is similar to the first one but imbued with Gloom. Gloom gradually depletes your maximum health. You can anticipate this attack when Ganondorf holds his sword to the side with Gloom emanating from his body.
  • Ganondorf has another short-range attack: he lunges at you and then strikes you with his sword. You can anticipate this by the Demon King spinning his sword above his head.
  • Dodge his attacks enough times to perform a melee flurry rush. This will help you deplete his health quickly, and you’ll have defeated his first phase.

Demon King Phase 2

Ganondorf’s next phase sees him transform into a more powerful being. After that, he will summon some phantoms to aid him in battle. As such, you can also use your companions to fight off his ghouls.

  • His move pool this time is quite similar to his first phase but with a few additions. First, there’s the ground strike, in which he strikes the ground and sends out three waves that fan out.
  • Another move is when he stands still while pushing his sword forward, dealing damage in a line. 
  • Additionally, Ganondorf can create a gust of wind that pushes you upward while striking the ground and dealing damage in an area.
  • Ganondorf also gains a slam move in which he will jump toward your position and strike the ground with his sword. 
  • For this phase, it’s best to take down his phantoms first. Be wary of the actual Demon King, though, as he will be following you and landing attacks.
  • His phantoms disappear when he falls to 50% HP, and he gains a few new moves. These include a move in which he sends out three red wisps that slowly inch toward you. Another movie is when he strikes the ground and sends out multiple waves of Gloom that you must step in between.

Demon Dragon

The Demon King will transform into a giant dragon for his final phase. This phase may seem scary but don’t get intimidated. Link will start stuck between its lower teeth. Another dragon, the Light Dragon, will appear to save Link, and you just now ride this dragon to defeat the Demon Dragon.

  • The strategy here is to strike the red scales of the Demon Dragon. If you jump from the Light Dragon and hit the scales of the Demon Dragon with melee attacks, you’ll return to the Light Dragon.
  • The Demon Dragon has a reasonably simple move pool. His first attack is a fireball attack, where he rains fireballs from the sky. A similar attack is when he shoots fireballs straight at Link.
  • It would be best to use your paraglider to dodge these attacks, though, as you can’t move much on the Light Dragon.
  • Besides that, if you get too close to the Demon Dragon, it will inflict the Gloom status debuff on you.
  • But within no time, the Demon Dragon will be down.

Final Thoughts

If you love fighting new enemies with unique gameplay mechanics, you’ll love the 30+ Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom bosses.

There are five temple bosses, along with several optional bosses. Some recurring bosses include Master Kohga, Hinoxes, Taluses, Froxes, and Phantom Ganons. Finally, the big and evil Demon King has three phases plus an army to defeat.

Check out our official guide to learn more about Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom’s abilities.

For a complete walkthrough on the fourth shrine, head over to our fourth shrine walkthrough.

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