Guardian Skywatcher

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Guardian Skywatcher
BotW Guardian Skywatcher Model.png
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Shooting lasers
Effective Weapon(s)
Guardian and Ancient weapons
Master Sword

Guardian Skywatchers are enemies in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Hyrule Compendium Entry

126 (131) Guardian Skywatcher
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The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon. This flying model is an improvement over the walking type, capable of either attacking or surveying from the air. Destroying the propeller will ground it.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Akkala Highlands
Recoverable Materials
Ancient Screw Ancient Spring Ancient Gear Ancient Shaft Ancient Core Giant Ancient Core

Guardian Skywatchers are a flying type of Guardian. They scan their environment with a red searchlight, and will begin charging their laser upon locating Link. Many Guardian Skywatchers patrol around Hyrule Castle. Link must use aerial tactics to defeat them, either by getting close with the Paraglider, or shooting Arrows. They fly with the use of propellers, which can be damaged to take them down. Sometimes, when firing their lasers, they will fire in rapid succession if their health is low enough and Link has not moved too far from when they fired their last laser. These rapid lasers will stop if Link gets hit too far from their last firing point, if Link is no longer within their range, or at a random stopping point. If Link hits a Guardian Skywatcher in its eye using a bow, it will temporarily be stunned. Sometimes when doing this, the Guardian Skywatcher will retract its head in order to mess up Link's aim. If Link is aiming at its eye while it has already retracted, its head will extend.. Using Stasis + on a charging up Guardian Skywatcher will stun them afterwards, even if not hit during Stasis. In Master Mode, Guardian Skywatchers will sometimes take slightly longer in their charge-up phase before firing their laser, in order to throw off Link's timing.


A Guardian Skywatcher drops between 8 and 12 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
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Ancient Gear
35 %
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Ancient Screw
24 %
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Ancient Shaft
23 %
BotW Ancient Spring Icon.png
Ancient Spring
15 %
BotW Ancient Core Icon.png
Ancient Core
2.5 %
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Giant Ancient Core
0.5 %


  • Guardian Skywatchers are inverted Guardian Turrets with the bolts on their half dome being replaced with propellers.[2]

See Also


  1. "Guardian Skywatcher" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "The Skywatchers is an inverted version of the Turret variety. The bolts in the half dome have been removed and replaced with propeller units capable of flight."  (Creating a Champion pg. 205)