On your journey through the Kingdom of Hyrule The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdomyou will come across a variety of strange creatures around every corner ready to hunt you down.
One of these is the Battle Talus, a huge mobile fortress redesigned by Bokoblins who have added structures and reinforced their upper body with wooden planks to deter enemies.
There are many Battle Talus to be found in the lands of Hyrule; Some are hidden underground while others roam freely.
So in the following Zelda Tears of the Kingdom In the guide we’ll go over strategies to defeat the Battle Talus as quickly as possible.
How to beat the Battle Talus in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Before we discuss strategies for defeating the Battle Talus, let’s first talk about its unique traits. The Battle Talus is a special variant of the Stone Talus, equipped with platforms on the upper body on which Bokoblins can be found.
These additional elements increase the complexity of the fight and require more advanced tactics. However, they also offer opportunities to gain an advantage over the enemy.
If you come across one hidden underground you may have an advantage as you can launch a surprise attack on the Bokoblins and defeat them before you face the Battle Talus.
The first Battle Talus you are most likely to encounter is east of Lookout Landing and Yamiyo Shrine. This big guy can be found at the end of the Orsedd Bridge.
To defeat the Battle Talus, first aim and shoot arrows at the bokoblins on the platforms.
Consider fusing materials like Fire Fruits or Bomb Flowers with your arrows to increase damage and potentially knock them off platforms or take out multiple enemies at once.
If the Battle Talus targets you right away, it’s best to keep a safe distance and eliminate the Bokoblins one at a time.
It’s important to defeat them all before attempting to attack the Talus. Therefore, make sure you have a sufficient supply of arrows. But if you run out of arrows, you can always choose some from the Bokoblins.
After eliminating all Bokoblins, let’s focus on the main challenge. The strategy remains the same: use your bow and arrows and aim for the black crystal on the Talus’ shoulder, which is its weak point.
To make the shot easier, just hold down (ZL) to capture the target. If you’re having trouble hitting the black crystal on the Battle Talus’ shoulder, you can attach a Keese Sight to your arrows before firing. This gives them a referencing effect, so accuracy is less of an issue.
After hitting the black crystal, the Battle Talus will wobble and kneel to regain its strength. Immediately after hitting the weak spot, get closer and position yourself under one of the platforms on his body.
Use the Ascension ability unlocked in Gutanbac Shrine to get on the platform and deal as much damage as possible to the Black Crystal’s weak spot.
Blunt weapons, such as a stone hammer, work best here, as they drain the most health.
Once you’ve landed a few hits on the talus, it will attempt to throw you off. If you succeed, you will be knocked to the ground and stunned for a second.
Watch out for his trembling movements and jump off when he leans forward to prevent this. This will help you avoid any damage.
If you face the Talus, be prepared for it to hurl huge boulders at you. However, you can easily avoid them by running to either side.
Just be sure to keep a safe distance, as getting too close can result in a painful death from the animal’s rocky fist.
To successfully defeat the Battle Talus, simply repeat the damage phase as instructed. With persistence, you’ll bring it down in no time.
Your reward for victory includes rare ore materials and a Stone Talus Heart. Although the heart cannot be collected, it can be fused into a weapon to significantly increase its damage potential.
And this is how you defeat the Battle Talus Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. If you have any questions or suggestions, write them in the comments below.
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Legend Of Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom: How To Defeat Battle Talus