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Waterblight Ganon

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Waterblight Ganon
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Waterblight Ganon's introduction
Title
Scourge of Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Game(s)Breath of the Wild
Dungeon(s)Divine Beast Vah Ruta
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Reward(s)Heart Container
Mipha's Grace

Waterblight Ganon is a Boss in Breath of the Wild. It is one of the four incarnations of Malice that Ganon created to take control of the four Divine Beasts. It is found either inside the Divine Beast Vah Ruta or in the center of Hyrule Castle if it is not already defeated. Waterblight Ganon is responsible for the demise of Mipha.[1]

Characteristics

Hyrule Compendium Entry

158 (163) Waterblight Ganon
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Description
This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and was responsible for the demise of the Champion Mipha. It attacks with a spear and ice magic.
Common Locations
Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Recoverable Materials
None

Like the other incarnations of Malice, Waterblight Ganon's weak point is its eye and horns. Landing repeated strikes to either spot with Arrows will knock Waterblight Ganon to the ground, providing Link with the opportunity to attack while it is stunned. An Arrow to Waterblight Ganon's eye will also cancel out any attacks that it attempts. Using an Ancient Arrow or Shock Arrow in particular deal heavier damage to Waterblight Ganon. If Link has obtained the Master Sword at this point in the game, its attack power will rise to 60 while within Divine Beast Vah Ruta.

In the first phase of the battle, Waterblight Ganon will attack Link using its spear. It will attempt to either stab Link, throw the spear at him, or swing the spear in a large circle. Link can use Cryonis to place blocks of ice between himself and Waterblight Ganon. When Waterblight Ganon attacks, it will break its spear on the Cryonis blocks, giving Link time to attack. Alternatively, Link can execute a Perfect Dodge and subsequent Flurry Rush when Waterblight Ganon either stabs or swings its spear. In addition, parrying Waterblight Ganon's spear when it is thrown will stun it.

When Waterblight Ganon reaches half of its health, the water level will rise and four platforms will appear. During this phase, Waterblight Ganon will teleport around the area, stopping above one of the platforms. It will then summon ice blocks, which proceed to move towards Link, dealing damage to Link if hit. Link can use Cryonis to destroy these blocks before they hit him. Waterblight Ganon will immediately follow this attack with its spear, usually by throwing it. To inflict damage onto Waterblight Ganon, Link must stand on a different platform and shoot Arrows at it.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 水のカースガノン (Mizu no Kāsu Ganon) Water curse Ganon
Netherlands Dutch Ganons Waterfantoom Ganon's water phantom
French Republic FrenchEU Ombre d'eau de Ganon Ganon's water shadow
Federal Republic of Germany German Ganons Wasserfluch Ganon's water curse
Italian Republic Italian Ira dell'acqua di Ganon Ganon's water fury
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Ira del Agua de Ganon Ganon's Water Wrath

See Also

References

  1. "That...thing is one of Ganon's creations. I put up as much of a fight as I could, but it proved to be my demise 100 years ago..." — Mipha (Breath of the Wild)
The Legend of ZeldaThe Adventure of LinkA Link to the PastLink's AwakeningOcarina of TimeMajora's MaskOracle of AgesOracle of SeasonsFour SwordsThe Wind WakerFour Swords AdventuresThe Minish CapTwilight PrincessPhantom HourglassSpirit TracksSkyward SwordA Link Between WorldsTri Force HeroesBreath of the Wild