Weak Point Gauge

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Weak Point Gauge
Sprite
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Game(s)
Purpose Performing a Weak Point Smash

Weak Point Gauges are a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]

Overview

Hyrule Warriors



Weak Point Gauges are gauges that appear over certain enemies and Giant Bosses after performing an attack that leaves them vulnerable.[2] Weak Point Gauges will appear for a short time, and deplete as the enemy is attacked. When fully depleted, the attacking Warrior will perform a Weak Point Smash and inflict massive damage onto the enemy. When the Gauge is depleted, an orange ring will surround the enemy. Even if the enemy is tossed away by an attack just as the Gauge is depleted, the Warrior merely has to run into this ring to finish the Weak Point Smash. Warriors can also immediately expose the Weak Point Gauge from any enemy after unleashing a Focus Spirit Attack on them. Weak Point Gauges do not appear for Dark Giant Bosses. Defeating them only requires a barrage of attacks.[3]

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the animation of the Weak Point Smash against Giant Bosses was reduced to just a burst of Elemental energy.

=Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



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References

  1. "Enemies sometimes expose weak points during specific attacks. A Weak Point gauge will appear above a enemy's head when it's vulnerable to a counterattack." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  2. "Enemies sometimes expose weak points during specific attacks. A Weak Point gauge will appear above an enemy's head when it's vulnerable to a counterattack." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "Dark Giant Bosses, such as Dark King Dodongo or Dark Gohma, cannot be put into a downed state with items or attacks. To defeat these fearsome foes, you must evade their attacks and attack without using items whenever the opportunity presents itself!" — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors)