Dark Keese Locations and How to Beat | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Dark Keese in the Air

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

Dark Keese Basic Information

Dark Keese
Locations Fire Sanctuary
HP 4
Rewards Evil Crystal

Dark Keese are the undead version normal Keese. Like normal Keese, they sometimes hang upside-down, or fly around inside a cave or dungeon. They are also often found in groups. Normal attacks should easily defeat them without any problems.

How to Beat Dark Keese


How to Beat Dark Keese
Note that if you hit the same as normal Keese, you will not be able to use your weapon for a while.

Shield Bash Strategy

Dark Keese attacking
Just before they attack, Dark Keeses's eyes will turn green. Use this as an indicator of when to Shield Bash and knock the Dark Keese to the floor.


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Attack Power Element Knockback
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Effective Weapons and Attacks

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

Skyward Sword HD Related Links

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Enemies Partial

List of Enemies

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