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Stopping the Divine Beast Vah Naboris

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to take down the Divine Beast Vah Naboris in Gerudo City. Before doing so, you’ll have to retrieve the Thunderhelm from the Yiga Clan Hideout.

How to Calm the Divine Beast Vah Naboris

Once you’ve retrieved the Thunderhelm you can finally get to calming the Divine Beast Vah Naboris.

(1 of 2) Ride a sand seal for a faster way to the post! Or you can go by foot

Ride a sand seal for a faster way to the post! Or you can go by foot (left), The lookout post is a shambly sort of place (right)

Riju will meet you at a lookout post near the city. She will recommend that you ride a sand seal there since you will have to use a sand seal to approach the Divine Beast. If you would like to practice, you can either rent a sand seal at Gerudo Town or sneak up on the wild ones outside the gates like you would a horse.

(1 of 2) It’s a long way up

It’s a long way up (left), These are the only type of arrow that will hurt Vah Naboris (right)

Once you have arrived at the post, climb up the ladder and Riju will point out the feet of Vah Naboris. She will also give you 20 Bomb Arrows that you will need to use to shoot the feet, like we did with Vah Medoh.

(1 of 2) Riju’s Thunder Helm will shield you both

Riju’s Thunder Helm will shield you both (left), At all costs you must stay inside this circle (right)

While you are riding your sand seal with Riju, her Thunder Helm will create a wide circular green area around her. This is the area in which you will be protected from the lightning strikes of Vah Naboris. Strive to stay inside this circle as frequently as possible, but do not dash too much because Riju will simply dash in response.

(1 of 2) Now you have entered the territory of Vah Naboris

Now you have entered the territory of Vah Naboris (left), Vah Naboris will try to attack you with lightning (right)

Once you are far enough into the desert, you will see a brief cutscene of Vah Naboris winding up for a lightning strike. Stay close to Riju at all costs. Once the strike has been weathered, begin aiming at the feet of Vah Naboris.

Each foot of Vah Naboris will need two Bomb Arrows to deactivate. Aiming on a sand seal and trying to stay close to Riju at the same time can be a stressful task, so if you have one, try using a bow that shoots multiple arrows at once to make aiming easier.

Once all four feet have been shot, Vah Naboris will topple to the ground, giving Link access. Vah Naboris will register as a fast travel point while you are working through it and you will be greeted by Urbosa’s voice, who will direct you to the Guidance Stone.

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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
    Version History
  • 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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