How to Beat Gloom Hands and Phantom Ganon in Zelda TOTK

So, you’re trying to cure the Great Deku Tree and can’t figure out how to beat Gloom hands and Phantom Ganon in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Well, you’ve come to the right place. This boss can be tough, especially considering you have to fight a bunch of gloom hands first. However, once you know his moveset and prepare appropriately, you’ll crush him in no time. All that said, here’s how you defeat Phantom Ganon in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

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How to Beat Phantom Ganon in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

How to Beat Gloom Hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Gloom Hands move quickly and once they grab you, your hearts will be destroyed because of gloom status effect. Your best trick is to climb to higher ground where they can’t reach you. To beat Gloom Hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, you should first prepare. Ideally, you want to wear the Depths Armor Set, since it provides Gloom Attack Resistance and protects hearts from gloom. It’ll be even better if you upgrade the set at the Great Fairies. You also want to prepare a few meals with Sundelions, like Sunny Steamed Mushrooms (3 Skyshrooms, 2 Sundelions), Sunny Steamed Meat (3 Raw Prime Meat, 2 Sundelions) or Sunny Fried Wild Greens (3 Sundelions). Weapons-wise, you want to use the most powerful stuff you have. If you’ve obtained the Master Sword, this would be a great time to use it.

How to Beat Phantom Ganon in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Once in the fight, if you want to beat the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Phantom Ganon boss, you have to be aware of his moveset. One attack involves Ganon raising his sword and bringing it down in a single swing. Another has him charging into you and again swinging once. Both of these attacks can be blocked or parried. The third is a spin attack, which hits twice and cuts through blocks. If you see Phantom Ganon raise his sword and keep it there a little longer, get out of the way. And don’t try climbing the walls; the boss will just shoot you down with his bow. So, just block and parry when you can, dodge when you must, and get in a few hits when possible. Don’t get greedy, be patient. Phantom Ganon will drop soon enough. You will get his weapons and heal the Great Deku Tree.

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