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Zant Mask

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Zant Mask
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Other Media
Habitat(s)Palace of Twilight
Effective Weapon(s)Sword

Zant Masks are an enemies in Twilight Princess.[1]

Characteristics

Zant Masks are enlarged versions of Zant's stylized helmet,[2] and are immobile except for their ability to teleport.[3] They open their mouthpiece to fire balls of magic at Link, which can be dodged or deflected using Link's Shield.[4] If Link is successful at deflecting the ball of energy back at the Mask, it will be stunned for a short period, leaving it open to attacks.

Arrows are ineffective against them, as they will just reflect off the metal of the mask. With the Master Sword, they can be killed with three strikes, but after the sword has been infused with light, one hit is sufficient to destroy them.

Some of them attack alone, but others come in groups. Some groups appear in "waves", that is, Link defeats a few, and a few more appear. The defeat of all Masks in an area always results in one or more important chests appearing, which usually contain Keys, so these enemies cannot be avoided.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Zant Maskes appear as part of Zant's moveset with the Scimitars. Zant summons it to fire Twilight energy balls against his enemies as it rapidly spins around. It is also used in his Focus Spirit Attack, in which he summons a giant Zant Mask to knock his enemies back.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ザントアイ (Zanto Ai) Zant Eye
French Republic FrenchEU Masque de Xanto Zant's Mask
Italian Republic Italian Maschera di Zant

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References

  1. "Zant Masks roam the palace, guarding their master with a ranged ball of twilight energy." (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 410)
  2. "Giant floating head that resembles Zant's armored mask" (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 21)
  3. "Immobile but can teleport about" (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 21)
  4. "Attacks after teleporting by firing purple orbs, which can be deflected via the shield attack maneuver" (Twilight Princess HD Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 21)