Thunderblight Ganon Boss Guide [The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]

This page contains a boss guide on how to defeat Thunderblight Ganon in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including attack patterns and strategy.

Thunderblight Ganon is a demonic boss with a strong affinity to lightning. He moves at blurring speeds and can block with his energy shield. Be prepared to put your timing to the test in countering his attacks!

Thunderblight Ganon Boss Guide


Attack Description
Standing Slash A normal sword slash with moderate range.
Warp Slash Quickly rushes towards you with lightning speed and ends with a sword slash.
Cluster Lightning Balls Throws a cluster of three balls of lightning that will bounce on the walls or ground. Will electrocute you when touched.
Conjure Shield Summons an energy shield on its left arm
Spikes Drop Performed at the start of the second phase of the fight. Can damage you if you once falls on you. Can conduct electricity to zap nearby targets.
Imbue Lightning Imbues its sword and shield with lightning, which can disarm you (both your weapon and shield) if you get hit.
Laser A laser beam attack that targets you wherever you try to go. Best hidden from behind a wall or pillar.


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First Phase

As its elemental affinity suggests, Thunderblight Ganon uses lightning attacks against you. This motif goes even further by having the boss move as fast as lightning itself, warping quickly to close the distance for a sword combo. The trick here is to memorize the timing of his warp strike, which he does in a zigzag (meaning two warps) before striking you. Prepare for this by keeping a shield up when Thunderblight Ganon approaches you, then at the right moment, block and deflect his attack. If you timed it right, you’ll be able to do a Full Flurry attack on him. If you not, just combo him when he is open after the block.

You can also try to do a backflip to dodge his warp slash. You’ll also be able to do a Full Flurry on him if you time this right. All in all, the first phase of the fight is about punishing him after you parry his melee attack. Take note that you can actually shatter his shield when he uses it to block. When you do, he is open to unleash your attacks on him.

Second Phase

When he gets to half his health, he will buff his weapon and shield with lightning, allowing him to disarm you of both your sword and shield if he hits you. He retains most of his attacks from the first phase. Note that at the start of the fight, he will call down giant spikes that land upright on the ground. He will then conduct electricity to the spikes to damage you if you’re too near them. Get a away from them, then use your Magnesis to control one of the spikes and hit the boss above. He will fall to the ground helpless so unleash your combos on him. At this stage, he will use any of the moves in his arsenal to take you down, so maintain the same tactics and he should go down easily.


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