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Staldra

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Staldra
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Staldra artwork from Skyward Sword
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Skyview Temple
Lanayru Mining Facility
Attack(s)Bite
Effective Weapon(s)Sword
Bombs

Staldras are enemies in Skyward Sword.[1]

Characteristics

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Staldra

This is a snake monster from before the dawn of time. Three bone-plated heads and a thirst to cause pain keep it writhing even beyond death. My analysis shows that to defeat this cursed snake, all three of its heads must be simultaneously destroyed.

Staldra are skeletal hydras located in the Skyview Temple and Lanayru Mining Facility. They are able to regenerate their heads when one is cut off.

Upon encountering an enemy, Staldras will begin moving their heads in various patterns as they confront them, before lunging at their foes in attack. Their heads will align themselves in a horizontal, diagonal, or an uneven position. Link can only defeat them by destroying all three heads at once, otherwise the decapitated heads will quickly regenerate. Because of this, they can only be defeated when they align their heads in an even position where Link can slice through all three at once.

An easy way to defeat Staldras is to Shield Bash them when they lunge, then attack while they are stunned. It is possible to kill Staldras with Bombs if all the heads are looking in the direction of the Bomb. Upon defeat, Staldras will drop a single Red Rupee.

Nomenclature

Staldra is a portmanteau of "Stal", a prefix used to denote skeletal creatures such as the Stalfos, and Hydra, a multi-headed serpent-like beast from Greek myth that could regrow its heads.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スタルヘッド (Sutaru Heddo) Stal Head
French Republic FrenchEU Stalfydre
Federal Republic of Germany German Stalydra
Italian Republic Italian Tritestalfos Portmanteau of "tri-", "testa" ("head"), and "Stalfos"
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Tristalfos

See Also


  1. "Staldra" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 344)