Zelda Breath of The Wild How to Kill Guardians

Guardians are a type of enemy in Zelda Breath of The Wild. They’re giant robots from the distant past. Most of them are in disrepair, but some are still active. When you pass near them, they’ll spring to life and attack you. They can be difficult to deal with if you don’t know how to handle them. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to kill Guardians in Zelda Breath of The Wild.

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How to kill guardians in Zelda Breath of The Wild

How to defeat Guardians in BoTW

Guardians have a lot of health, they’re fairly large, and they hit like a ton of bricks. Luckily, they have a couple of glaring faults that can be exploited. The best way to defeat them is to deflect their shots. If you have the patience to practice, the first technique is hands-down the best.

You’ll need a Guardian Shield to do this. Lock onto the enemy, and wait for it to shoot its laser. As soon as you see the laser sight on Link, start watching the eye. Just at the moment when it starts glow harder, press A to parry. If done right, this will deflect the shot. Your shield will be undamaged, you’ll be unharmed, and the Guardian will take massive damage.

If this is too complicated for your taste, there are other ways. The eye is a weak spot – shooting it with arrows may stagger the guardian. Explosive arrows are the best choice, in case you’ve got them. You should stock up on guardian weapons at the Akkala Tech Lab – they do more damage to guardians. You’ll need a bunch of ancient parts, which you get by looting guardian corpses. Constantly running around the monster and dishing out hits here and there seems to work well, but it’s a slow process.

One way to defeat walking Guardians is to use kiting, as discovered by Reddit user Bastrion. What you need to do is quickly run up, break one of the legs (Guardian weapons work well), run out of line of sight or behind cover, then repeat the process until the Guardian is immobile. At that point, just run up to it and attack until it goes down, since it can’t shoot you when you’re close up. If you overestimate yourself, you can use Stasis + if you have it. That should slow the beam down enough for you to get to cover. Before this, you can test out the Guardian’s line of sight by intentionally diverting attention to yourself, then backing off to safety. While this method is effective, however, the shield parry remains the preferable strategy.

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