|Effective Weapon(s)||Guardian and Ancient weapons|
Giant Ancient Core
Guardian Stalkers are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Guardian Stalkers are a type of Guardian found throughout Hyrule, most commonly in the area surrounding Hyrule Castle. They were built by the ancient Sheikah to be used as a powerful weapon against Calamity Ganon. During the events of Breath of the Wild, they are an enemy to Link under Calamity Ganon's influence. Guardian Stalkers have a large amount of health at 1500 and can fire powerful blue laser beams from their eye that can deal 58 points of damage. If a target is too close to them, they will attempt to distance themselves in order to fire their lasers; otherwise, they will relentlessly pursue the target until they lose track of it. Link can inflict a high amount of damage to Guardian Stalkers by deflecting their lasers back at their eye with a Perfect Guard. When defeated, they may drop any combination of Ancient Materials. Link can cut off the legs of a Guardian Stalker, which temporarily stuns them and results in Ancient Materials being dropped. This can also topple them, rendering them helpless. However, a disarmed Guardian Stalker will attempt to recover its footing and distance itself from Link while attacking, making it difficult to land further hits.
Artwork acknowledging Christmas, depicting a Guardian Stalker decorated like a Christmas tree
The Guardian amiibo
- "The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)