Initially, Stalmasters only uses two of their arms in combat, wielding two swords much in the same fashion of a regular Stalfos. After taking a certain amount of damage, it unfolds its two other arms, which also hold weapons. The full arsenal of the Stalmaster is three swords and an ax. In this four-armed phase, the Stalmaster will generally position its swords so that it can only be struck from one direction at a time. The Stalmaster is very aggressive while in its four-armed phase, often striking with all four arms in quick succession. It has a strong charging attack where it first guards itself with all four weapons, then lunges forward and swings them outward. Like the regular Stalfos, the Stalmaster gradually loses portions of its rib cage as it takes damage. When it is close to defeat, its helmet falls off and spawns Hearts.
Another Stalmaster is fought as a mini-boss in the Sky Keep. This Stalmaster is accompanied by Cursed Bokoblins.
- When the Stalmaster's helmet falls off, it is revealed to have a third eye. This feature, in addition to its four arms, may be a reference to Hindu deities such as Shiva and Kali. The Ancient Cistern in which the Stalmaster first appears in makes many references to Indian religious themes.
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