How to Beat Ganondorf in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's main villain is the Demon King, Ganondorf. Find out how to track him down and defeat him.

By GamesRecon

So you’re cruising through the latest epic The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and you’ve hit a tough wall at the later part of the storyline? It’s the dangerous end boss Ganondorf. This monster isn’t just your run-of-the-mill villain; he’s upgraded to full-on boar-like beast mode. Trust me, you will need to find him and take him down—not just for the bragging rights but to actually say you’ve beaten the game.

So, if you’ve been wandering aimlessly in the dark corners of Hyrule, stressing about where this enemy is hiding, don’t sweat it! We’ve cracked the code, and we’re about to drop some serious information in this walkthrough on where to find this beast and how to defeat Ganondorf in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Who is Ganondorf in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Ganondorf is not just some random baddie you can swat away like a pesky Keese. Ganondorf is the Big Cheese, the Head Honcho, and the Demon King. He’s basically the Thanos of the Zelda universe—minus the Infinity Gauntlet but with way more magic and a beastly form.

In Zelda TOTK, Ganondorf takes the villainy up a notch, morphing into this insane boar-like beast. At this point, he’s going all out as a monster, making him an extremely difficult and dangerous foe to defeat. And you thought the Lynels were tough? Wait until you get a load of this guy.

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Defeating Ganondorf isn’t just a typical boss fight, though. He’s the connecting factor in this massive tale. All you do in the course of the game, from passing dungeons and puzzles to reaching this final showdown, is building up to this moment.

Where to Find Ganondorf in Zelda TOTK?

Ganondorf is available in Chasm under Hyrule Castle.

You can find him in the depths of the Chasm under Hyrule Castle. The same Chasm that gave you that not-so-fond memory of losing your arm at the game’s beginning.

So here’s the game plan. Glide your way into the deep, dark abyss that is the Chasm. Don’t expect a leisurely stroll; you will bump into many uglies along the way. If you want, go as a true warrior and take them out (I mean, who doesn’t love some extra XP?), or do some pro-level dodging and keep that crucial stamina for the main event.

Once you navigate this maze of mayhem, you’re going to face a lot of enemies that are basically the opening act for Ganondorf. Think of them as the appetizers before the main course. And just like every pre-boss battle snack, your party will lend a hand to help you gobble them up.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How to Beat Ganondorf in TOTK?

Here’s a little cheat sheet to help you beat him and move on:

Phase 1: The Sword Duel

Your first encounter with him will be a fierce sword duel. The key here is to be light on your feet—dodge, dodge. Keep an eye on Ganondorf’s moves, and you’ll start to notice attack style. Once you’ve got that down, you can dodge more effectively and land your hits.

Phase 2: Shadows and Stones

In the second phase, Ganondorf brings out his Shadows to make your life difficult. But don’t sweat it; your Sages have got your back. Let them deal with the Shadows while you focus on the main target: taking down Ganondorf. Watch out for these gloom attacks he throws at you; dodge them like you avoided his sword, and you’ll be golden.

Phase 3: Dragon-Form

Ganondorf transforms into a Dragon in the final battle round.

In the final round, Ganondorf isn’t going down easy; he transforms into a Dragon. And when you thought things couldn’t get crazier, you fought him while riding on another Dragon’s back! Don’t lose your cool; keep hacking away until that extra life bar of his is toast.

That concludes our guide about finding and defeating Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Ganondorf boss. You’ve been on quite the roller coaster, but now you know where to look for him to really give him a swift kick. Furthermore, we have covered a lot of Zelda TOTK guides given below, which you can also check out.

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