Tears of the Kingdom Floating Coliseum: Location, Fight, Reward

The Floating Coliseum pits you against five powerful Lynels. Here's how to defeat the five Lynels and get the final reward: the fabled Majora's Mask.

Tears of the Kingdom Floating Coliseum.
A complete guide on finding the Coliseum and defeating the five Lynels.

Floating Coliseum is one of the most complex challenges in the game. This Coliseum puts you up against five Lynels in five consecutive battles. Here’s how to defeat the Lynels and complete the Floating Coliseum to get the Majora’s Mask.

Key Takeaways

The Floating Coliseum is a challenging battle arena with five consecutive Lynels. To succeed:

  1. Location: Find it in the Great Plateau North Chasm at coordinates (-1134, -1202, -0499).

  2. Preparation:

  3. Enemy Types: Encounter Red, Blue-Maned, White-Maned Lynels, and Silver Lynels.

  4. Combat Tips:

    • Start by mounting the centaur and attacking.
    • Use fused arrows to stun Lynels’ heads for Flurry Rush.
    • An Ancient Blade can provide instant victories (limited).
  5. Reward: Beat all five Lynels to earn Majora’s Mask, making smaller enemies ignore you.

    Floating Coliseum Location

    The exterior of the Floating Coliseum.
    The Floating Coliseum is inside the Great Plateau North Chasm – Image Captured By Us.

    To find the Floating Coliseum in Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda, follow these steps:

    1. Begin at the Coliseum Ruins on the Hyrule Surface in the Hyrule Fields.

    2. From the Coliseum Ruins, head towards the Temple of Time Ruins.

    3. Navigate to the Great Plateau North Chasm, located just north of the Temple of Time.

    4. Enter the chasm to access the Hyrule Depths.

    5. Follow the map’s directions to the Floating Coliseum in the Hyrule Depths. The fastest way is to set a marker on the map for the Coliseum and follow it.

    6. Eventually, you’ll encounter an ancient structure on top of the water. This is the Floating Coliseum. You can enter, but preparing adequately for the challenges inside is advisable.

    The exact coordinates of the Coliseum door are (-1134, -1202, -0499).

    Coliseum Fight Requirement

    Before you enter the Coliseum, there are a few things that we recommend you do to make the fights in the building easier.

    Max Armor Upgrades

    Before moving on, I highly recommended having max armor upgrades. Remember that you will need to fight five majestic Lynels. The higher the armor upgrade, the better.

    You can get the Great Fairies to update the armor so you can take more hits. As low as two armor upgrades are recommended, though the more, the better.

    Get More Heart Containers

    Get more Heart Containers. Heart Containers can be acquired through several methods. The easiest way to get Heart Containers is to complete the Shrine challenges and get some Lights of Blessing.

    After that, trade four Blessings for one Heart Container at the Goddess Statues. After killing the temple bosses for five Heart Containers, you also get Heart Containers. Some dishes can also grant you extra hearts, though these will only be temporary.

    Related: Players need to complete various shrines to receive Light of Blessing. These items help secure a Heart or Stamina container for 4 Light of Blessings. Check out our guide on Tears of the Kingdom Shrine Locations.

    Max Out Your Stamina Wheel

    You’ll need as much Stamina as possible for the Lynel fights. You can utilize the same strategy you did for the Heart Containers: exchange Lights of Blessing for Stamina Wheel upgrades at the Goddess Statues.

    Expand Your Inventory Size

    You’ll go through several weapons during the Floating Coliseum fight. And several will get destroyed.

    That is why I suggest acquiring more inventory space. You can upgrade your inventory by finding Korok Seeds and trading them for inventory slots with Hestu.

    Acquire More Weapons And Sheilds

    You’ll need more than just your bow and arrow for this one. As mentioned previously, it’s more than likely that your weapons and shields will get destroyed during the fights.

    I recommend anywhere from four to seven weapons and shields. You’ll need to experiment to find out the right amount for you. Additionally, armor-penetrating weapons such as Bomb Flowers and hammers are highly recommended for the fifth Lynel.

    My favorite shield is the Hylian one, which is ideal for this fight. You can check our extensive Hylian shield guide to learn more about it. 

    Ancient Blades

    Ancient Blades are arguably the best at defeating Lynels, as when fused with arrows, they obliterate Lynels in one go. However, these blades are relatively easy to find.

    One blade can be found in the well in Faron Grasslands near the Highland Stable. I talk about this in detail later.

    The other way to get Ancient Blades is through Amiibos. You’ll need five in total for each Lynel. So you can either spend real-life cash and get the Amiibos or get the one-blade in Faron Grasslands and use it as a last resort. Keep in mind that they break once used.

    Sunny Recipes

    Other than that, it would help if you stockpiled Sunny dishes. These dishes help you recover from the effects of Gloom, which the Lynels will inflict on you. Sunny dishes include Copious Meat Skewers, Copious Mushroom Skewers, Creamy Meat Soup, and more. 

    Acquire Fairies

    Fairies are mythical creatures that give you one more life when you’re about to go down. These are crucial if you want to survive the Lynel fights. Three can be found on the third level in the Duelling Peaks Stable Well.

    Three more can be found by the pond beneath Courage Island. Additionally, more can be found outside Sihajob Shrine, by the Outskirt Stable Well, and many more locations.

    Get The Mu-ustust Lightroot

    Before you enter the Floating Coliseum, we highly recommend getting the Mu-ustust Lightroot. This is just southwest of the entrance to the Coliseum. Its exact coordinates are (-1423, -1351, -0517).

    Place A Traveler’s Medallion

    This is optional. If you’ve acquired the Traveler’s Medallion, you can leave it at the door so you can come back and change your loadout easily if needed.

    Lynel Attack Patterns

    Tears of the Kingdom Red Lynel battle.
    The Red Lynel is the easiest and has five moves – Image Captured By Us.

    Before I get into how to defeat the Lynels, you must understand their attack patterns. You’ll be up against five types of Lynels, with the last being armored.

    First Round

    The first round of the Tears of the Kingdom Floating Coliseum puts you against a Red Lynel. Red Lynels are the easiest (relatively) of the five and have five moves.

    Weapons: Shield and broadsword.


    • The Lynel charges at you.
    • It flings its sword at you while charging.
    • The Lynel lifts its sword to telegraph the attack and strikes down.
    • It shoots three fireballs in your direction.
    • If the Lynel stands on its hind legs, it will stomp down on you.

    Second Round

    The second round features a Blue-Maned Lynel that has a few additional moves.

    Weapons: Claymore.


    • The Lynel charges at you, swinging its claymore.
    • It lifts the claymore above its head to telegraph the attack and charges at Link, striking down with the weapon.
    • The Lynel stands on its hind legs and strikes Link with its horns.
    • It shoots three fireballs in your direction.
    • The Lynel will spin its claymore thrice above its head, blocking aerial attacks.
    • If the Lynel lifts the claymore above its head, it will strike the ground thrice.

    Third Round

    Your third encounter will be with a White-Maned Lynel. This Lynel is more challenging than the previous two and will require quick thinking to defeat.

    Weapons: Halberd.


    • The Lynel gets on its hind legs and strikes Link with its horns.
    • It strikes the ground with the halberd, creating powerful gusts of wind and explosions around it.
    • The Lynel charges at you while staying low.
    • It shoots three fireballs in your direction, the speed at which they travel faster than before.
    • If the Lynel jumps, then it will strike the ground with its halberd and deal damage in an area.
    • Finally, the Lynel will charge at you swinging its halberd, telegraphed by a raised weapon.

    Fourth Round

    Next, you’re up against a Silver Lynel. It has eight attacks that are more buffed versions of the other Lynels’ moves.

    Weapons: Shield and broadsword.


    • The Lynel charges at you.
    • It charges at you with its sword raised and strikes you when it gets close.
    • It stands on its hind legs and attacks you with its sword.
    • Sometimes, it will knock you thrice when it’s on its hind legs.
    • The Lynel getting onto its hind legs might strike you with its horns.
    • A new move is when the Lynel gets on its hind legs and has both arms in the air. When this happens, it will strike the space directly in front of it.
    • The Lynel shoots out three fireballs that travel in your general direction.
    • Finally, it will hit the ground with its sword, generating a gust of wind and a small explosion.

    Fifth Round

    The final round also sees you fighting a Silver Lynel, but this one will have armor, and you’ll require penetrating weapons.

    Weapons: Spiked-iron-ball hammer and armor.


    • The Lynel charges in your general direction.
    • It does the same again, but this time swinging at you with its hammer.
    • The Lynel performs the same charging attack but strikes the ground.
    • It may also get onto its hind legs and hit the hammer into the ground thrice.
    • The Lynel may perform the same attack, swinging its horns at you instead.
    • Additionally, the Lynel will shoot three fireballs from its mouth that loosely follow your direction.
    • Finally, the Lynel will spin its hammer thrice above its head.

    Lynel Drops

    Apart from the final reward from the Coliseum (Majora’s Mask), you also get some loot from each Lynel. Remember that you won’t get any of this loot if you use the Ancinet Blades to defeat the Lynels.

    RoundLynel TypeDrops
    1Red LynelLynel Shield, Lynel Saber Horn, Large Crystallized Charg, Lynel Hooves (2), Lynel Bow, Arrows (20), Lynel Mace Horn, Soldier's Broadsword, Lynel Guts
    2Blue-Maned LynelBlue-Maned Lynel Saber Horn, Blue-Maned Lynel Mace Horn, Lynel Guts, Soldier's Claymore, Lynel Hooves (2), Lynel Bow, Arrows (20), Large Crystallized Charge
    3White-Maned LynelWhite-Maned Lynel Saber Horn, White-Maned Lynel Mace Horn, Lynel Guts, Knight's Halberd, Lynel Hooves (2), Mighty Lynel Bow, Arrows (20), Large Crystallized Charge
    4Silver LynelSilver Lynel Saber Horn, Silver Lynel Mace Horn, Lynel Guts, Savage Lynel Shield, Lynel Hooves (2), Savage Lynel Bow, Arrows (20), Large Crystallized Charge
    5Silver LynelSilver Lynel Saber Horn, Silver Lynel Mace Horn, Lynel Guts, Spiked-Iron-Ball Hammer, Lynel Hooves (2), Savage Lynel Bow, Arrows (50), Large Crystallized Charge, Savage Lynel Shield

    Lynel Drops Summary Table.

    How To Defeat The Lynels

    Red Lynel Tears of the Kingdom Floating Coliseum.
    Each Lynel has almost the same strategy, save for a few changes – Image Captured By Us.

    The Floating Coliseum is divided into five phases, each with a Lynel that must be fought. Here’s how to defeat the Lynels and get through the Coliseum challenges:

    • Conquering Lynels in Hyrule

      • Learn Boss Patterns: Understand Lynel attack patterns and telegraphs.
    • Practice Fighting:

      • Engage Lynels across the map.
      • Example: Fight Red Lynels, appearing seven times in Hyrule.
    • Round 1 Strategy (Red Lynel):

      • Initiate combat by mounting and hitting repeatedly.
      • Continue until the Lynel throws you off.
    • Defense Tactics:

    • Stunning Lynels:

      • Stun Lynels when they telegraph attacks.
      • Use arrows infused with Keese Eyeball for staggering.
      • Ideal for moves with longer telegraphs, like the fireball attack.
    • No Platforms in Coliseum:

      • Rely on bullet time, Rockets, or Zonai Springs.
    • Using Bullet Time:

      • Fuse Keese Eyeballs or Gibdo Bones to arrows.
      • Aim for the Lynel’s head to stun it.
    • Facing the Second Lynel:

      • Prepare quickly after defeating the first.
      • Heal, eat Sunny dishes, use Fairies, or equip an Ancient Blade.
    • Repeat Process:

      • Apply the same tactics for each subsequent Lynel.
    • Final Lynel Encounter:

      • Switch to a weapon capable of penetrating armor.

      Ancient Blades Method

      Defeating Lynels using Ancient Blades is a difficult method, but acquiring these blades can be challenging.

      Here’s how to find the one Ancient Blade available naturally in the game:

      1. Head to the Faron Grasslands and locate the well next to the Highland Stable.

      2. Use a hammer to strike the nearby wall in the well, breaking it open. In this area, you’ll encounter Blue and Silver Bokoblins and a couple of Shock Likes.

      3. After defeating the enemies, proceed to the end of the room and take the right exit. But before you exit, inspect the boxes at the side.

      4. One of these boxes below the middle chest contains the Ancient Blade.

      This method allows you to acquire one Ancient Blade without requiring Amiibo rewards. While it won’t provide loot from defeated Lynels, it rewards you Majora’s Mask.

        My Experience With Floating Coliseum Fight

        For this battle, players will receive Majora’s Mask.

        This fabled item is a mask that makes it more challenging for enemies to find you. Its ability is quite useful when you want to avoid unsolicited fights with common enemies. It won’t work on bosses (or enemies with names). This mask also has a base defense of 1.

        The Floating Coliseum undoubtedly presents a daunting challenge for skilled and new players. I recommend practicing and memorizing the boss’s attack patterns beforehand.

        Defeating the Lynels becomes repetitive once you get past the first few. However, the fifth Lynel is the most powerful as it has armor. Hence, it’s best to have some penetrating weapons on hand.

        Check out our best Tears of the Kingdom armor guide to get the strongest armor for defeating the Lynels.

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