Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

Thunderblight Ganon Boss Guide

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The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW) Thunderblight Ganon

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

How to Beat Thunderblight Ganon

Like all Ganon fights, this battle has two phases. Thunderblight Ganon's attack pattern will change after you get his HP down to 50%, so watch his moves carefully. In the second phase, Thunderblight Ganon will summon electricity to his axe, making his melee attacks electric. Like Guardians, try to aim for his eye.

Thunderblight Ganon moves quickly, and unlike other Ganon fights, he will keep rushing to you for an attack. Do your best to parry and do perfect dodges, so you have the opportunity to attack back.

Thunderblight Ganon Phase 1 Strategy

Dash and Slice
Thunderblight Ganon quickly dashes in a zigzag motion by teleporting, and slices his axe. Move away, or do a perfect dodge or parry to attack back.

Three Electric Balls
He swings his axe to summon three balls of electricity in your direction. Simply move away to avoid them.

Dodge and Parry

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW) Parry Thunderblight Ganon
With his shield up, you will not be able to shoot him with your bow. The best way to attack is to let him attack you, and by successfully dodging or parrying, you will have an opportunity to strike back.

Destroy His Shield

Use a strong weapon and keep attacking him until you break his shield. This will knock him out, giving you more time to deal damage.

Thunderblight Ganon Phase 2 Strategy

Electrocuted Metal Pillars
Thunderblight Ganon drops metal pillars in your area, and casts electricity on them. Staying close to one will electrocute you, so move away.

To counter it, use Magnesis and drag a pillar to Ganon to electrocute him.

Multiple Slices
Similar to the first phase; he dashes to your direction, but slices his axe multiple times. Move away, or dodge or parry to attack back.

Electric Dash and Slice
He raises his axe to summon lightning, and dashes to you. He may slash once or multiple times, and the slashes have lightning. Move away, or dodge or parry to attack back.

Like Guardians, he will prepare a laser that follows you. You can hide behind pillars around the map, or jump away in time.

Stay Close at the Start of the Phase

During the start of the second phase, equip your Magnesis as soon as possible, and keep close distance to Thunderblight Ganon. When he drops the pillars, it will be easy to drag one to him if you are near.

Thunderblight Ganon Base Info

Thunderblight Ganon
HP 800
Species Ganon
This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Naboris and was responsible for the demise of the Champion Urbosa. It specializes in quick, lightning-based attacks.

Where to Find Thunderblight Ganon

BotW - Divine Beast Vah Naboris Dungeon

Thunderblight Ganon's Location

Thunderblight Ganon is the boss of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris dungeon found in the Wasteland Tower Region and part of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris 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 Naboris Dungeon Walkthrough

Thunderblight Ganon Drops

Thunderblight Ganon Reward
Heart Container

Zelda: BotW Related Guides

BotW - Enemies

Enemies List

Master Kohga Monk Maz Koshia Thunderblight Ganon Fireblight Ganon
Waterblight Ganon Windblight Ganon Calamity Ganon Dark Beast Ganon


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