Preparations

When you travel back to Hyrule, you will not be returning to surface for a while, maybe not even at all. You will need to be very well prepared before going below the waters again. I highly recommend you get everything on this list.

  • Completed Triforce of Courage ( *required* )
  • Have at least twelve hearts (fifteen or more is recommended)
  • Have the Magic Gauge's capacity doubled
  • Get both Arrow upgrades
  • Get both Bomb upgrades

Get all four bottles, with these contents:

  • Elixir Soup (x1)
  • Fairy (x3)
  • Have the Hurricane Spin

The Tower of the Gods (Outside of dungeon)

When you arrive in the courtyard, the King of Red Lions asks you to show your piece of the Triforce to the gods. When Link holds it up, the shining gate to Hyrule appears… and the Triforce appears on Link’s hand. This can mean only one thing: you have become the true hero. The King of Red Lions gives you the name of the Hero of Winds, then sails into the circle.

Hyrule

When you arrive, get out of the boat and walk into the castle. When you get in, you see that the statue of the Hero of Time has been severely damaged and slid back; this can’t be good. Walk into the basement.

These monsters are definitely are the elite of the elite. These enemies have much more HP than other Darknuts, and the one main hope of getting to their armor (the red X on the back) is blocked by a sturdy cape. How are you going to get at them, then? Well, isn’t cloth flammable? Just shoot a Fire Arrow at each of them; it won’t do damage, but it will remove the cape. After that, use your parries as usual.

When you defeat these two monsters, the ring of fire disappears. Leave the basement, and Link will automatically go to the other exit of the main room. Go through it to emerge outside.

Earlier when you visited, you may have noticed the barrier outside Hyrule, and how nothing could penetrate it. Now that the Master Sword has gained its full strength, merely give the barrier a swat with it; it breaks into shards and falls to the ground. Now, you are to go along the dirt path to Ganon’s Tower, which you may have also noticed earlier.

Along the way, you’ll fight a few Red Chuchus, a Moblin, and a Darknut; nothing too hard. Just past the Darknut, you’ll find several ledges that used to be part of a bridge, but something broke them. Just use the Hookshot on the targets to get from ledge to ledge. You may fight a couple of Keese along the way; defeat them with the Boomerang. When you get across, enter the cave - the entrance to the sixth and final dungeon: Ganon’s Tower.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    1 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Set hundreds of years after the events of Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker finds the hero Link in a sea scattered with 49 islands, which necessitates frequent sailing and naval combat. Link lives with his grandmother and younger sister Aryll on Outset Island, one of the few inhabited islands in the Great Sea. The people of the Great Sea pass down a legend of a prosperous kingdom with a hidden golden power. An evil man found and stole this power, using it to spread darkness until a young boy dressed in green sealed the evil with the Blade of Evil's Bane. The boy became known as the Hero of Time and passed into legend. One day the sealed evil began to return, but the Hero of Time did not reappear. The inhabitants of the Great Sea are unsure of the kingdom's fate, but it is clear that this legend is the story of Ocarina of Time where the Hero of Time, Link, fought Ganondorf. Can you emerge as the new Hero of Time?

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