The Scourge of Hyrule Castle and Link’s most enduring nemesis is back and appears as something akin to a demonic tarantula called Calamity Ganon. As the final boss of the game, Calamity Ganon encompasses all the powers of the Blight Ganons. You’ll need to acquaint yourself with a fairly wide arsenal of attacks to rid Hyrule of the great evil once and for all.
Calamity Ganon Final Boss Guide
|Fireblight Sweeping Sword Wave||A sweeping slash with the fire sword that creates multiple waves of flame.|
|Fireblight Crushing Sword Wave||A downward slash with the fire sword that creates one massive vertical shockwave.|
|Fire Orb||A small fireball that slowly descends on you. Explodes on impact. High damage.|
|Guardian Blades Strike||Attacks you with the pair of blue blades it has. Quick execution.|
|Windblight Hurricanes||Conjures up to two hurricanes that attack unpredictably at the target. Cannot be blocked.|
|Windblight Gale Shots||Indicated by swirling winds on his weapon. Fires a gust of wind that cannot be blocked.|
|Blue Energy Shot||Fires up to six blue energy shots at the target. Can be deflected back at Ganon.|
|Waterblight Ice Block||Hurls multiple Ice Blocks at the target. Can be destroyed with the Cryonis rune.|
|Waterblight Ice Explosion||Moderate startup. Slams his body on the ground and creates an AOE shockwave of blue energy around him. Wide radius.|
|Waterblight Spear Throw||Hurls the spear directly at the target. Quick startup.|
|Thunderblight Conduction Pillars||Calls down pillars that can be used to conduct electricity to strike nearby targets.|
|Laser||Locks on to the target and shoots a powerful laser. Can be deflected back at Calamity Ganon with a shield with good timing.|
|Wall Pounce Body Slam||Does a body slam on the target from the wall. Short range but has a wide radius.|
|Invincibility Shield||Coats itself with a glowing orange shield that is impervious to most attacks, save for really powerful ones which can disable it.|
The second phase will start once you’ve managed to whittle his health down to half (if the four Champions have all taken a slice of his hide, otherwise, he will go into this phase once he’s at 2/8s of his total health). The boss will now use a glowing orange shield that is impervious to most attacks, save for a very strong one. During this phase, Urobosa’s Fury can take out the shield, as well has having activated Daruk’s Protection. Other options for making him vulnerable to attack is by deflecting his laser shot or blue energy projectiles back at him, which will take out the shield and stun him momentarily.
Besides these, you’ll have a chance at extending the window at which you can attack him by performing perfect dodges while at close-range (most especially during his Fireblight sword swings). You’ll be able to slow down time for a while, allowing you to unleash more attacks on him. Just keep in mind that flurries will take up a lot of stamina quickly, so do your best to manage it.
Bringing lots of arrows, especially Ancient Arrows will be very useful for most of the fight, as they allow you to chip away at Ganon’s health reliably from afar. Stocking up on healing items is also highly recommended, as simple mistakes will cost you a lot against this boss.
After you’ve defeated Calamity Ganon, it’s time to face the true final boss of the game – Dark Beast Ganon! Click here to go to our Dark Beast Ganon Boss Guide page.