Thunderblight Ganon just might be one of the more fearsome bosses plaguing the Divine Beasts – he's fast and deadly, rivalling creatures from the likes of Dark Souls – but after tackling Vah Naboris you're ready for this... and if you're not, this guide to beating Thunderblight Ganon in Breath of the Wild should bring you up to speed. We can only do so much with a guide, so if you're simply not good enough at games you might have trouble here. Follow our advice and you should be good, though. Thunderblight Ganon awaits!
How To Beat Thunderblight Ganon?
Thunderlight Ganon is probably a severe Breath of the Wild's four dungeon bosses. Lightning wreaks havoc on metal armour, shields and weapons, and fast, erratic movements could be disorienting. You would want to stock up on lightning-resistant food and elixirs, and you may want to use wooden weapons or shields if required.
How to Beat Thunderblight Gaonon in Breath of the Wild
Activating the main terminal will awaken Thunderblight Ganon. His first of two phases is pretty straightforward. Initially he'll be sending lightning attacks your way, which are slow moving and easily avoided. At this point just peck away at his health with elemental and bomb arrows while avoiding his attacks and you shouldn't struggle too much.
A much scarier attack, however, is a speedy teleportation attack Thunderblight Ganon uses to strike at Link. It'll be obvious when he uses this, as the wind up for it makes him dash about the arena several times before striking Link. When he strikes, simply hold up your shield and you'll block. Do this a few times to get used to the timing of this attack. It's intimidating, to be sure, but can be handled easily enough.
We recommend wielding a one-handed weapon for this Thunderblight Ganon fight allowing you to hold your shield up, but if you don't happen to have one, a spear is good because of the range and speed, though you'll need to adjust to putting your weapon away regularly so you can hold your shield up.
Once you've adjusted to the timing you can back flip Thunderblight Ganon's strike to cause a Flurry Rush, which is your best bet for doing damage. After this he'll collapse, giving you plenty of time to do damage. A two-handed spin attack should do plenty.
Generally though, two-handed weapons aren't really recommended here, as Thunderblight Ganon moves fast and doesn't give much time for you to wind up your attacks. It's possible to defeat him with only heavy weapons – we did it – but it certainly requires a much greater struggle.
Once you've taken off half Thunderblight Ganon's health, Thunderblight Ganon will enter his second phase.
This phase can initially be confusing. Thunderblight Ganon will bring down pillars of metal, and send electric currents through them to attack Link. Head towards the path that leads to the main terminal – which is suspended in the middle of the arena. This'll bring you much closer to Thunderblight Ganon, allowing you to use Magnesis to take one of his metal pillars and bring it close to him, electrocuting him in the process. At this point, nothing else will do damage.
At this point Thunderblight Ganon reverts to a pattern more similar to its first phase, using the zig-zagging teleport attack regularly, but now his weapon is infused with electricity, meaning only a non-metal shield will work if you want to block. Try your best to execute a perfect dodge and Flurry Rush, or alternatively wait until you see his weapon stop pulsing with electricity to do damage. A Flurry Rush will bring him to the ground again, giving you plenty of time to do as much damage as possible, eventually bringing down Thunderblight Ganon and liberating Vah Naboris.
Part one of the Thunderblight Ganon battle BeardBear
A thing to note is that ranged attacks are next to useless against Thunderblight Ganon. It moves so quickly that it would just dodge your arrows most of the time, so don't worry if you are short on ammo. The first phase of the fight is relatively straightforward. Thunderlight would dash towards you in a zig-zag pattern, slashing at you once it gets close enough. If you would feel confident enough in your timing and reflexes, can do a backflip as soon as it slashes to begin a slow-motion flurry rush for a lot of damage. Users can block it with a shield or jump out of the way and get some hits in. Even if it is blocking your attacks, finishing a combo has to break the guard momentarily. If it flies into the air, run to avoid the electrical attack. Once you have done enough damage, Thunderblight Ganon would start a new phase in which it flies into the air and drops some metal spikes into the ground before charging them along with chain lightning. You would do not want to be anywhere near those. What you have to do is move away, pick up a spike with Magnesis and ram it into Thunderblight Ganon. This would do a great deal of damage and bring it to the ground.
Part two of the Thunderblight Ganon battle BeardBear
Later, the fight reverts to what it is earlier, though it will now charge the weapon with electricity. It is terrible news, as getting shocked would make you drop your weapon to the ground. Keep dodging, blocking and slashing away. It's easier said than done, but this boss is a test of skill. There isn't a cheat code to guarantee victory here. Once you have beaten it, please enjoy the heart container and the extremely useful ability you get from the dungeon's champion.
Beat The Thunderblight Ganon
- Activate the main terminal to awake Thunderblight. He uses to strike at the link. Simply hold up the shield and block.
- Thunderblight Ganon moves fast and will not give much time to wind up the attacks. Try to take off half Thunderblight Ganon's health.
- Try best to execute a perfect dodge and Flurry Rush
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