A Guardian Turret, as seen in Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Guardian Turrets are a type of Guardian that do not move, but instead fire powerful lasers at Link. They are only found around Hyrule Castle, in the Trial of the Sword, and in the Final Trial. Upon spotting Link, their head will begin to elevate and they will charge their laser in preparation to shoot. 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, if Link is no longer within their range, or at a random stopping point. Some Guardian Turrets can lock Link between a wall and itself during this rapid shooting phase, and trap Link there for an extended period of time. If a Guardian Turret is hit from behind, they will malfunction like Decayed Guardians and start shooting lasers in whatever direction they were facing. If Link hits a Guardian Turret in its eye using a Bow, it will temporarily stun it. Sometimes when doing this, the Guardian Turret will retract its head in order to mess up Link's aim, and will extend it if Link is aiming at its eye while its head is retracted. Using Stasis + on a charging up Guardian Turret will stun them afterwards, even if not hit during Stasis +. In Master Mode, Guardian Turrets will sometimes take slightly longer in their charge up phase before firing their laser to throw off Link's timing. Several Guardian Turrets guard the entrance to the Sanctum of Hyrule Castle, where Calamity Ganon resides.
A Guardian Turret drops between 5 and 8 of:
Giant Ancient Core
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- In the Trial of the Sword, Guardian Turrets have the same music as the Decayed Guardians when Link encounters one.