LD-003D Dreadfuse Locations and How to Beat | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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LD-003D Dreadfuse Smirking

This guide will show you how to beat LD-003D Dreadfuse, an enemy in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find LD-003D Dreadfuse, drops for beating it, as well as strategy for beating it.

LD-003D Dreadfuse Basic Information

LD-003D Dreadfuse
Locations Sky Keep
Rewards None

LD-003D Dreadfuse is a mini-boss that players will encounter in Sky Keep. Similar to the fight with LD-002S Scervo, players will want to avoid horizontal and vertical slashes.

How to Beat LD-003D Dreadfuse


How to Beat LD-003D Dreadfuse
Weak to thrusts. Occasionally has electricity coursing through its body, so be careful as you will get damaged if you attack it.

Attack With a Thrust Attack

Dreadfuse - Thrust Attack.gif
Players will want to focus on using a flurry of horizontal and vertical slashes, and thrust attacks. With each landed attack, LD-003D Dreadfuse will be pushed further and further back.

Landing an attack has a chance to stagger(put the enemy on its back foot) LD-003D Dreadfuse, which leaves it open to more attacks.

Shield Bash Incoming Counter Attacks

Dreadfuse - Shield Bash Counter.gif
When LD-003D Dreadfuse starts to counter attack, time a Shield Bash and parry the attack. When done correctly, this will stagger LD-003D Dreadfuse and leave it open for you to attack.

Attack patterns and Shield Bash timing changes

Dreadfuse - Shield Bash Counter 2.gif
There are 3 phases to the LD-003D Dreadfuse fight and each phase has different attack patterns and Shield Bash timing. Just before LD-003D Dreadfuse attacks, it will stutter which should be your cue to get ready and Shield Bash.

Do not use an Iron Shield

LD-003D Dreadfuse attacks with electricity. The Iron Shield is weak against electricity so even if players block or Shield Bash an attack they will still take damage.

When LD-003D Dreadfuse Covers Itself With Electricity, Wait it Out

Dreadfuse - Wait Out electricity.gif
In certain situations, LD-003D Dreadfuse will cover itself with electricity. If players attack during this time they will get shocked and take damage. The best thing to do during this time is to just wait it out.


Attack Power Element Knockback
Thrust 4 None No
Guard Thrust 4 Electricity Yes
Claws 4 None Yes
Guard Claw 4 Electricity Yes

Effective Weapons and Attacks

Weapon/Skill Effectivity
Sword Skyward Strike Spin Attack Bomb
Yes Yes Yes No
Bow Beetle Gust Bellows Clawshots
No No No No
Slingshot Whip
No No

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