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Stone Talus

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Stone Talus
BotW Stone Talus Model.png
PluralStone Talus[1]
Game(s)
Habitat(s)See below
Health300
600 (Luminous)
900 (Rare)
Weakness(es)Iron Sledgehammer
Bomb Arrows
Reward(s)Various Ore and Gems

Stone Talus are recurring enemies and Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[citation needed][2] They appear to be a cluster of boulders at first, but once approached, they assemble into a large golem-like being. Luminous, Rare, Frost, and Igneo variations can also be found all around Hyrule.

Characteristics

Hyrule Compendium Entry

137 (142) Stone Talus
BotW Hyrule Compendium Stone Talus.png
Description
This enormous monster is naturally camouflaged as a rock formation. Neither sword nor arrow can pierce its stony form, but a cunning adventurer knows to scale its body and attack the ore sprouting from its peak.
Common Locations
West Necluda
East Necluda
Recoverable Materials
Flint Amber Opal Ruby

Stone Talus are fairly large compared to Link and can deal huge amounts of damage. They are very slow-moving, so as long as Link can stay behind or beneath them, he will be out of harm's way. Stone Talus can use their large arm structures to punch and swipe across the ground, dealing heavy damage to the impact area. They can also fall forward and crash their entire body into the ground or launch large fragments of their rocky frame at Link.

To defeat a Stone Talus, Link can climb onto its body and attack the Ore Deposit on its back, usually located on top or at the back of the boss. Link can inflict major damage by using a double-handed weapon or Bomb Arrows. After taking damage, the Stone Talus will attempt to throw Link off by shaking itself. To make climbing easier, Link can use the Remote Bomb Rune to blast apart the Stone Talus' arms, hindering it temporarily. A Stone Talus can regenerate lost body parts shortly after losing them.

Defeating a Stone Talus rewards Link with Gem depending of its type.

Locations

Luminous

Rare

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule

Trivia

  • Stone Talus were originally called Steppe Talus in early builds of the game.[3]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese むワロック (Iwarokku) Portmanteau of 岩 (Iwa) and ロック (Rokku).
French Republic FrenchEU Lithorok
Federal Republic of Germany German Iwarok
Italian Republic Italian Sassorok
Republic of Korea Korean λ°”μœ„λ‘ (Bawirok) Portmanteau of λ°”μœ„ (Bawi) and an English word rock.

See Also

References

  1. ↑ Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion (Dark Horse Books), pg. 152
  2. ↑ "Defeated By: Stone Talus" β€” Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. ↑ Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Hunting and Gathering Gameplay - Nintendo E3 2016, YouTube (Video), published June 14, 2016, retrieved January 23, 2017.
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