Your first main boss fight in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is towards the mysterious Demon Lord Ghirahim. While many of the enemies you’ve confronted up so far had been straightforward sufficient to defeat, Ghirahim will initially make you seem like a idiot. However, when you learn to battle towards him, this fight shall be over shortly.

Polygon’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD guide for the Ghirahim boss fight will clarify what the boss does in his two phases. This guide offers you ideas, tips, and techniques to defeat your opponent. It will clarify his assaults, motion patterns, and what to do to counter his talents.


Phase 1

A boss battle with Demon Lord Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

You need to outsmart Ghirahim in section 1
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During the primary section of your fight with Demon Lord Ghirahim, he’ll truly seize your sword in case you attempt to swing at him. The first time he does it, he’ll taunt you and toss your sword again at you.

While he’s taunting you, he’ll point out how holding your sword out and swinging at him permits him to telegraph your assaults. If you employ Fi to realize some perception into the fight, they point out how his naked proper hand can catch your sword assaults. They additional clarify that Ghirahim is taking note of the place you level your sword in order that they know when to seize your sword and block your assault.

A boss battle with Demon Lord Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

When you see this flash, it’s a “hit”
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To beat the primary section, it’s good to transfer your sword all the way in which to at least one facet with out putting. Then as his hand is all the way in which to at least one facet, flick your stick in that route. This will swing your sword from the wrong way. For occasion, in case you maintain your sword all the way in which to the precise, then flick the persist with the precise when Ghiramin strikes his palms in that route, your sword swipe will transfer from left to proper.

When achieved correctly, Ghirahim will block which creates a big flash. Do this a number of occasions. The boss strikes to the subsequent section as soon as he attracts his sword.

Phase 2

In this section, Ghirahim will start attacking you. He has three strikes throughout this section:

  • When he snaps fingers, he’ll shoot a wave of daggers at you. To keep away from them, you’ll be able to slash again at them on the identical angle, block them along with your protect, bash them along with your protect, or just sidestep them.
  • The boss may also teleport behind Link. If you’re quick sufficient, you’ll be able to hit him as long as your sword slash doesn’t conflict together with his sword. If the boss blocks the assault, he’ll counter-hit.
  • His final assault is a dashing sword swipe. You can inform when he’s charging up for this transfer when he does a brief pose earlier than charging you. Blocking can closely injury your protect. If you bash him, that’s simpler and stuns him — providing you with a couple of seconds to land some hits. Otherwise, a well-timed backflip is one of the best ways to dodge.

Continue preventing again towards Ghirahim on this stage till he finally calls off the fight.