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Boss Fight: Windblight Ganon

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to defeat the Windblight Ganon during the Divine Beast Vah Medoh quest, in Rito Village.

How to Defeat the Windblight Ganon

Windblight Ganon is the apparition of Ganon that defeated Revali 100 years ago, and it is time to have our revenge! Like with Waterblight Ganon, this is a fairly scripted, two-phase boss fight.

Phase One

During the first phase, Windblight Ganon has a few attacks he will use. First, he will generate a tornado. This attack has a long wind-up and the tornado moves slowly and is easy to dodge. Second, Windblight Ganon will use the gun on his arm to shoot you. These bullets hit hard but you can actually shield parry them back for significant damage if you’re feeling brave.

(1 of 2) You can reflect Windblight Ganon’s bullets back at it

You can reflect Windblight Ganon’s bullets back at it (left), The tornado moves slowly and dissipates rather quickly (right)

If you manage to get within melee range of Windblight Ganon, it can do almost nothing back to you during this stage since its attacks are all long range. While it is far away, aim carefully using arrows. If you can hit its eye twice, you will stun it. This can be tedious because Windblight Ganon teleports a lot and likes to hang out really high up in the air. There are updrafts all around Vah Medoh’s back that you can use the get closer to Windblight Ganon for a fairer shot.

Phase Two

Once Windblight Ganon hits half health, you will enter phase two. Windblight Ganon will create four little machines around it that will help enhance and bounce its gunshots, creating networks of lasers in the sky. Shield yourself from them by hiding behind columns and walls.

(1 of 2) This charged gun attack is easy to dodge. Take advantage of the fact that Windblight Ganon is not moving to shoot it

This charged gun attack is easy to dodge. Take advantage of the fact that Windblight Ganon is not moving to shoot it (left), The devices surrounding Windblight Ganon will reflect the bullets off of them in all sorts of crazy angles (right)

Windblight Ganon will also use its gun to charge up a massive wind attack. This doesn’t hit terribly hard and can be dodged. During this phase, Windblight Ganon spends a lot less time on the ground, so definitely make use of those updrafts to get closer to its eye. If you have Bomb Arrows leftover, they go a long way towards killing it faster.

Once at critically low health, Windblight Ganon will become very still and charge up a standard Guardian laser. Parry it back with your shield or shoot it and smack it as much as you can during its long charge time, as you do not want to be caught on its receiving end. Parrying is definitely riskier, as you will probably die if you miss (unless you have Mipha’s Grace).

(1 of 2) The more heart containers, the closer you can get to being able to get the Master Sword

The more heart containers, the closer you can get to being able to get the Master Sword (left), Once activated, Vah Medoh is inaccessible forever (right)

Once Windblight Ganon is defeated, feel free to pick up the heart container and now you can finally activate the main control unit. As with Divine Beast Vah Ruta, you cannot come back. If you think you missed anything, now is the time to comb through the dungeon.

(1 of 2) Now you can finally see in person the source of that condescending voice

Now you can finally see in person the source of that condescending voice (left), Revali’s Gale will make climbing and taking shortcuts much easier (right)

Revali’s Gale

Once you have activated the main control unit, Revali will appear before you. He will gift you with his special ability, Revali’s Gale.

Revali’s Gale will allow you to create updrafts on your own, making mountain climbing infinitely easier and allowing you to paraglide from almost everywhere. After you have used Revali’s Gale three times, it will recharge. The recharge time is much shorter, meaning you can use Revali’s Gale quite frequently to explore.

You will be teleported from Vah Medoh back to the Rito Village, while Revali pilots Vah Medoh up to a rock to fire a laser at Hyrule Castle.

Speak with the elder again. He will thank you for your efforts and gift you with a treasure chest containing the Great Eagle Bow, a bow wielded by Revali. At this time, you have completed this main quest. Congratulations!

(1 of 2) This is an extremely powerful bow so definitely don’t waste it

This is an extremely powerful bow so definitely don’t waste it (left), That’s two Divine Beasts down! (right)

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    25 September 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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You wake up in the mysterious Shrine of Resurrection and see a Hyrule you no longer recognize. All you have by your side is the equally mysterious Sheikah Slate and the voice of a stranger to guide you. Take up the mantle of the chosen hero Link and journey throughout the most expansive, open iteration of Hyrule yet in your quest to destroy the monstrous Calamity Ganon and recover your memories of what happened 100 years ago.

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Version 1.1 (Updated August 2021)

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