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

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Skyward Sword HD Stalfos

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

Stalfos Basic Information

Stalfos Basic Info.jpg
Locations Skyview Temple, Sky Keep
HP 56
Rewards None

How to Beat Stalfos


How to Beat Stalfos
Aim at the place where you are not holding the sword, or repel the place where you have slashed with a shield attack and then attack at once.

Stalfos are duel wielding, skeleton knights that can be found in dungeons. Despite their intimidating appearance, they fight very defensively.

There are any approaches to take when fighting Stalfos. Find which style suits you best.

Offensive Strategy

Stalfos Offensive Approach
Using their two swords, Stalfos will defend against multiple slash options at once. Players need to do a slash attacks where the Stalfos' defense is open. After a few body shots the Stalfos should go down.

Shield Bash Strategy

Stalfos Defensive
If you are patient, you can wait for the Stalfos to attack you first. With the right timing players can Shield Bash the incoming attack and stun the Stalfos. While stunned, players can get some uninterrupted damage done. The timing of the Shield Bash is tough to get as you need to input it later than you might think.

Shield Guide

Bomb Approach

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When hit by the shock-wave of a bomb, the Stalfos will lose both of its arms making it defenseless. This gives players an easy opening to slay the Stalfos.

If your attack is blocked multiple times in a row, the Stalfos will unleash a powerful counter attack so attack carefully.

Stalfos' Attacks

Attack Power Element Knockback
First stage of attack 4 None -
Second Stage of Attack 8 None -

Effective Weapons and Attacks

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

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