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Decayed Guardian

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Decayed Guardian
BotW Decayed Guardian Model.png
Habitat(s)Forgotten Temple
Great Plateau
Trial of the Sword
Hyrule Field
Hyrule Castle
Attack(s)Shooting lasers
Effective Weapon(s)Shield
Guardian and Ancient Weapons
Master Sword
SpoilsAncient Screw
Ancient Spring
Ancient Gear
Ancient Shaft

Decayed Guardians are enemies in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Hyrule Compendium Entry

129 (134) Decayed Guardian
BotW Hyrule Compendium Decayed Guardian.png
The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon, but it was destroyed during the Great Calamity. Ages of weather and neglect have left it in a state of disrepair. Approach with caution; some of these derelict models have been known to awaken from stasis and attack when approached.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Hyrule Castle
Recoverable Materials
Ancient Screw Ancient Spring Ancient Gear Ancient Shaft

Decayed Guardians are decayed variations of the Guardian Stalkers that have long lost their mobility. They are found buried in the ground, unable to move due to having no legs. Decayed Guardians appear inactive until Link approaches it, when they light up and aim their laser sights at Link in preparation to fire.[2] They and are prone to malfunctioning after being attacked, firing off several lasers in rapid succession. If Link performs a Perfect Guard with any Shield on its laser, it is instantly defeated.

A massive amount of Decayed Guardians can be found in the Forgotten Temple and will simultaneously take aim at Link the moment he enters the temple.


See Also


  1. "Decayed Guardian" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Approach with caution; some of these derelict models have been known to awaken from stasis and attack when approached." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)