Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

Dark Beast Ganon Boss Guide

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Dark Beast Ganon boss guide (BotW)

This is a guide to Dark Beast Ganon in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW). Read on to learn how to beat Calamity Ganon's true form, Dark Beast Ganon.

Dark Beast Ganon Base Info

Dark Beast Ganon
HP -
Species Ganon
After Ganon was defeated by Link, the remaining Malice pulled itself together to form this bestial creature. Its appearance and fiendish magic earned it the name of Dark Beast. This form is considered to be Ganon's original, although in this state, his awareness has been consumed entirely by Malice, and all he knows is a desire to rampage and destroy.

Dark Beast Ganon Locations

Dark Beast Ganon location (BotW)

Dark Beast Ganon is the true form of Calamity Ganon and will appear on Hyrule Field after defeating his previous form.

Calamity Ganon Walkthrough

Preparation for the Dark Beast Ganon

Grab and Equip the Bow of Light

Bow of Light (BotW)

None of your weapons will have an effect against Dark Beast Ganon. Luckily, Zelda will give you the Bow of Light to use against the beast. Equip the bow after grabbing it then wait for Zelda's signal.

Ride Your Steed

Though this battle is doable without a horse, we recommend riding the horse given to you anyway as it will make the battle much easier since you have to strike Dark Beast Ganon on both sides.

How to Beat Dark Beast Ganon

Dark Beast Ganon phase 1 (BotW)

Calamity Ganon's true form is surprisingly slower and easier than his previous one. Simply stay on either side to avoid getting hit by his beam attack and burned by the flames.

Dark Beam
Fires a beam in front of him and spread dark flames.

Shoot His Weakpoints

Dark Beast Ganon weakpoints (BotW)

Dark Beast Ganon is nearly invincible in this form. The only way to damage him is wait for Zelda to push back the Malice and shoot the glowing points on Ganon's sides with the Bow of Light.

After hitting all 3 points on one side, wait for Zelda's signal again and shoot 3 more on the other side.

Dark Beast Ganon belly weakpoint (BotW)

Successfully striking all 6 targets will eventually reveal another weakpoint on his belly. Run beneath Ganon then shoot it with the Bow of Light.

Shoot Ganon's Eye

Dark Beast Ganon eye weakpoint (BotW)

Once Dark Beast Ganon is weakened, a giant eye will conveniently be revealed on his forehead.

Ride in front of the beast while still evading the beams. When you get the chance, jump off your horse and use your glider to fly up.

Get a clear angle, enter bullet time, then shoot the eye with the Bow of Light to end the battle.

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


7 Anonymous4 months

Refight* I misspelled and autocorrect

6 Anonymous4 months

Because if Ganon was gone for good you wouldn’t be able to recognize him with all memories and get the secret scene, also you might want to fight him over and over again for fun


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