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Eldin Caves

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Not to be confused with Eldin Volcano from Skyward Sword.
Eldin Caves
HW Eldin Volcano.jpg
Main Theme Music
The Sheikah Tribesman
Playable Character(s) Impa
Link
Boss Wizzro
Completion Reward(s)Sheik
Goddess's Harp
Fire Rod
The Dragon of the Caves
Playable Character(s) Cia
Mini-boss(es) Wizzro
King Dodongo
Boss Volga
Map
Entry SquareSouth SquareStone SquareWest SquareNorth SquareTunnel SquareCrystal CaveStock RoomCentral SquareExit SquareCave ExitHW Eldin Caves Map.png
Hover over a region to view its name.

Eldin Caves is a stage in Hyrule Warriors. It contains the Scenario "The Sheikah Tribesman", the second Scenario in Legend Mode. In the Master Quest DLC pack, it also contains the Scenario "The Dragon of the Caves", the first Scenario in Cia's Tale.

Eldin Caves is part of Eldin Volcano, located east of Hyrule Castle. The stage features the first appearance of Bombchus in the game.

Scenarios

The Sheikah Tribesman

Impa, Link and the rest of the Hyrulean Forces begin their search for Princess Zelda after she goes missing following the battle in Hyrule Castle. Hearing a rumor that a group of Hyrulean soldiers were being lead by a young woman in the Faron Woods, Impa and Link make their way to the forest via the Eldin Cave, hoping to find the princess.[1]

As the Hyrulean Forces begin to make their way towards the southeast cave exit, they meet up with a Hylian Captain only to find that their path is blocked by lava.[2][3] With the aid of the Goron Captain, a Bombchu is launched towards the stone spire to blow it up and make a path for the Hyrulean Forces to continue.[4][5] However, they are soon surrounded by a large group of Dark Forces, and just as it seems they have been overcome, a mysterious Sheikah warrior known as Sheik saves them from their predicament by quickly defeating the foes. Sheik reassures Impa and Link that the princess is alive, and that they will meet her later on in their quest. [6]

Heading their way towards the exit, Wizzro calls for reinforcements and begins another attack on the Hyrulean Forces as they advance via the cave’s tunnels. Impa and Link soon defeat the Spirit of the Caves, the source of the evil coming deep within the caves, allowing them to continue. [7][8] Link, Impa, and Sheik come to find a stone spire larger than the previous one, with this one requiring two Bombchus to destroy instead of one. As the Goron Captain launches both Bombchus,[9] Wizzro shows himself in the battlefield to try and destroy the last two ammunition of bombs that the Gorons have left.[10] The Hyrulean Forces swiftly defeat the wizard while protecting the Bombchus from the attacks of the Dark Forces, permitting the bomb critters to destroy the two stone spires and reveal the exit of the caves. With Link, Impa, and Sheik at the exit, they then head out to the Faron Woods, hoping to find Princess Zelda there.[11]

After the Scenario finishes, Sheik becomes a playable character and her weapon, the Harp, becomes available for use.

Combatants

Hyrulean Forces Dark Forces
HWDE Bombchu Mini Map Icon.png
Bombchus
HWDE Big Poe Mini Map Icon.png
Big Poes
HWDE Goron Mini Map Icon.png
Gorons
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
Lizalfos
HWDE Goron Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Goron Captains
HWDE Big Poe Mini Map Icon.png
Spirit of the Caves
HWDE Hylian Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Captains
Stalchildren
HWDE Hylian Soldier Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Soldiers
HWDE Stalchild Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Stalchild Captains
Commanders
HWDE Impa Mini Map Icon.png
Impa
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro
HWDE Link Mini Map Icon.png
Link
HWDE Sheik Mini Map Icon.png
Sheik

The Dragon of the Caves

Set prior to the main events of the game, Cia begins to build her army by opening the Gate of Souls to unleash hordes of monsters. Realizing her army would require a general, Cia looks to the Eldin Caves in search for Volga, whom she considers to be the perfect candidate. Cia enters the caves, and is immediately confronted by the Gorons of the region. While searching, Cia senses another presence nearby. The panicking of the Gorons, who were tasked to guard an ancient ring, unwittingly brings Cia's attention to the location of the ring. She manages to find it and summons Wizzro, who aids her fight by joining her Force.

Cia continues her search for Volga, and shortly finds him near the central caves. A battle between them ensues as Volga resists Cia's invitation. Cia gains the upper hand, but Volga retreats to the South Square as reinforcements arrive. Lizalfos and Dinolfos Chieftains attack Cia and her Forces. Cia leaves to conquer Volga's Keeps to weaken his Force, while Wizzro summons more reinforcements and fights the Chieftains. The Gorons, meanwhile, plan a counterattack as they deploy several Bombchus. Cia's Dark Forces however manage to destroy them before they can detonate in their newly acquired Base and Keeps.

Eventually Cia and her Forces capture all of Volga's other Keeps, which impresses the Dragon Knight but fails to persuade him. Cia enters the South Square and resumes fighting Volga. However in the midst of their defeat, the Chieftains of Volga's Force summon a pair of King Dodongos onto the field; one in Volga's Keep and the other marching towards the Allied Base. Worsening the situation, Wizzro also betrays Cia and joins the dragonfolk after witnessing their advantage. Cia however successfully defeats the King Dodongos and Volga and Wizzro, thus winning the battle. Volga resigns to Cia's power as he accepts his position as her commander, and Wizzro begs for her mercy and swears allegiance to her. Cia enhances them with dark magic, ensuring their loyalty to her. With Cia's army finally built, the Dark Forces prepare to invade Hyrule Castle next.

Combatants

Dark Forces Goron Forces Volga's Forces
HWDE Big Poe Mini Map Icon.png
Big Poes
HWDE Bombchu Mini Map Icon.png
Bombchus
Bulblins
HWDE Bokoblin Mini Map Icon.png
Bokoblins
HWDE Goron Mini Map Icon.png
Gorons
HWDE Bulblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bulblin Captains
HWDE Bokoblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bokoblin Captains
HWDE Goron Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Goron Captains
HWDE Dinolfos Mini Map Icon.png
Dinolfos
HWDE Dinolfos Mini Map Icon.png
Dinolfos Chieftan
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
Lizalfos
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
Lizalfos Chieftan
Commanders
HWDE Cia Mini Map Icon.png
Cia
HWDE Volga Mini Map Icon.png
Volga
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro Triforce piece.png
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro Triforce piece.png
HWDE King Dodongo Mini Map Icon.png
King Dodongos

Collectibles

Item Location Condition
The Sheikah Tribesman
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula Beneath a rock outside the Stone Square to the southeast Defeat 1000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
Path north of the Crystal Cave, use the Hookshot to mount the ledge Using Impa equipped with the Giant's Knife, defeat Wizzro without allowing a Bombchu to be destroyed while also keeping Sheik safe.
HW Piece of Heart Icon.png
Piece of Heart Capture the Crystal Cave Play as Link
HW Heart Container Icon.png
Heart Container Beneath a boulder north of the cave exit Play as Impa
The Dragon of the Caves Triforce piece.png
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula Under a boulder located at the dead end south of the Central Keep. Defeat 1000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
Directly west as you can from the Allied Base until you reach the cliff. Play as Cia, destroy all Bombchus before they can explode and defeat both King Dodongos.
HW Piece of Heart Icon.png
Piece of Heart Capture the Central Keep. Play as Cia
HW Heart Container Icon.png
Heart Container Bomb the boulder to the far west from the North Square Keep. Play as Cia

Gallery

References

  1. "Impa heard a rumor that a handful of soldiers were holding out against the monsters in Faron Woods. The leader of this resistance was supposedly a young woman. Impa dared to hope that this unknown woman was Zelda. Link and Impa decided to make their way to the forest by way of the Eldin Caves, a path with its own dangers." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  2. "There's lava blocking the way, and monsters have shown up! We're gonna get wiped out!" — Hylian Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "That lava is stopping our progress. We need to do something about it!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "Hmmm... I bet if we break those stone spires, maybe we can get across the lava!" — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "We'll help! rocks are no match for a good ol' Bombchu!" — Goron Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "The princess isn't dead. You'll reunite with her at some point during your journey, but not quite yet." — Sheik (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "Enemies are coming out of the tunnels! Maybe the Spirit of the Caves is in there..." — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
  8. "Defeating this "Spirit" might open the exit. Why don't you look in the deepest tunnels?" — Sheik (Hyrule Warriors)
  9. "You got it! Launching two Bombchu! It's a straight line to the stones!" — Goron Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  10. "Always something in my way... I'll smash these rats myself if I have to!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
  11. "Great, now we can head into Faron Woods and find this woman we've been hearing about! I hope she's Princess Zelda..." — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)