Waterblight Ganon Boss Guide | Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW) Waterblight Ganon
This is a guide to the Waterblight Ganon boss fight in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW).

How to Beat Waterblight Ganon

Observe His Attack Patterns

Watch Waterblight Ganon's movements carefully to see what he will do next. He will have a set of attacks at the start, and another set of attacks once you reduce his HP to half.

Waterblight Ganon Phase 1 Strategy

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Spear Swipe
He will raise the spear to his shoulder and will swipe the spear. Since the spear is long, it might easily reach you so dodge your way out.
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Spear Throw
He will raise his spear at an aiming pose to throw it at your position. Time your dodge when the spear is thrown.
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Shockwave
He bring the spear to his chest and will stab the spear to the ground, causing an AOE* shockwave. Before he stabs the spear to the ground, move away.

*The attack damages a range of area instead of a single unit, or an AOE, area of effect.

Dodge His Attacks Effectively

The next attack Waterblight Ganon does depends on where you are relative to his position. Lock your target onto him by holding ZL. The movements before his attacks will tell you what he will do next so you can evade them easily.

Wait for An Opening

There are pauses in between attacks. Use those moments to whip out your bow, and shoot arrows directly at his face for a stun.

If you do not have bows or arrows, wait for the perfect opportunity to equip your strongest weapon and deal your blows.

Waterblight Ganon Phase 2 Strategy

After bringing his HP to half, the second phase will start. Waterblight Ganon will flood the room, leaving you with 4 platforms to move into.

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Individual Ice Blocks
Waterblight Ganon will conjure ice blocks one by one that you can destroy using Cryonisis.
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Multiple Ice Blocks
Similar to Vah Ruta, multiple ice blocks will come at you. Destroy them one by one.
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Laser
Similar to Guardians, he will aim at you, following your movement, then will shoot a powerful laser. Perform a jump in time just before the laser hits.

Use Stasis If You Do Not Have Bows or Arrows

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW) Using Stasis on Ice Block
Using Stasis to deflect ice blocks and deal damage to Ganon is an effective strategy, especially if you run out of bows and arrows.

If there is only one ice block hurling towards you, switch your equipped rune to Stasis, and freeze the ice block just in front of you. Use a spear and hit it multiple times in Ganon's direction. It will fly to him, dealing heavy damage.

Waterblight Ganon Base Info

Waterblight Ganon
HP 800
Species Ganon
This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and was responsible for demise of the Champion Mipha. It attacks with a spear and ice magic.

Where to Find Waterblight Ganon

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Waterblight Ganon Location

Waterblight Ganon is the boss of the Divine Beast Vah Ruta dungeon found in the Lanayru Tower Region and part of the Divine Beast Vah Ruta main quest. Check below for a full guide on how to clear the dungeon, as well as a list of other treasures available in it!

Vah Ruta Dungeon Walkthrough

Waterblight Ganon Drops

Waterblight Ganon Reward
Heart Container

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