Ampilus Enemy Guide: How to Beat Ampilus | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Skyward Sword HD Ampilus

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

Ampilus Basic Information

Ampilus Basic Info.jpg
Locations Lanayru Desert, Lanayru Mining Facility
HP 12
Rewards None

How to Beat Ampilus


Ampius - strategy

How to Beat Ampilus
You can defeat it by hitting it with a shield attack to stun it and then slash at it several times.

Ampiluses are aggressive enemies seen in Lanayru Desert. Once alerted, they will hide inside its electric shell and charge at you.

Lanayru Desert Walkthrough

Stun Ampilus by baiting it to a wall

Ampilus - Bait to a wall
When Link approaches an Ampilus, it rolls into its electric shell and charges at you with with great speed. Counter this by baiting its course and crashing it to a wall.

Stun Ampilus by going to a higher platform

Ampilus - Bait to a high platform
Similarly, you can stun an Ampilus by climbing up an elevated platform. It will not stop charging until it crashes into a wall, or stops after a certain amount of time.

Bombard Ampilus with Beetle Bombs

Ampilus - beetle bomb
After you get the Hook Beetle, hook bombs from a distance then aim it to the Ampilus. The explosion will immediately defeat them.

Ampilus' Attacks

Attack Power Element Knockback
Body blow 4 Electricity Yes

Effective Weapons and Attacks

Weapon/Skill Effectivity
Sword Skyward Strike Spin Attack Bomb
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bow Beetle Gust Bellows Clawshots
Yes Okay Okay Okay
Slingshot Whip
Okay Okay

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