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‘Destroy Ganondorf’ tutorial, how to get to Ganondorf in Zelda: TOTK

Destroy Ganondorf” is the final main quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The quest gives you a clearly obvious objective: you need to find Ganondorf and destroy him. But even getting to the Demon King in the first place poses its own challenge (easily one of the toughest in the game).

In this tour, we’ll cover every step of his march to the final fight, from the Hyrule Castle Abyss through forgotten foundation and the fight against Demon King Army. If you’re just looking for tips to emerge victorious in the final boss fight, our guide to defeating Demon King Ganondorf has you covered.


How to get to Ganondorf in Tears of the Kingdom

Your objective is to reach the chamber where the game began and defeat the Demon King once and for all. if you have been in Hyrule Castle in the sky (which you may have done in your quest to obtain the Royal Guard armor), start at the Serutabomac Sanctuary and jump to the ground level.

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Otherwise, start at Lookout Landing and head north towards Hyrule Castle. Open the gates with Ultrahand and head north until you reach the huge chasm where the castle once stood.

Once there, save the game. We’re going to speed this up effectively, but you can stop and fight as many baddies as you want.

Hyrule Castle Abyss

Jump in.

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As you descend, you will see the Lightroot Drumsticks to the north (very easy to spot if you start at Serutabomac Shrine, as it’s immediately below). Hit it to dispel the darkness from your map.

At the bottom of the chasm, turn south. There are three I like in this cavern Run, jump and slide past them to find a chamber with five Black Horblins Inside: Continue south, up the wall (you can energize if you have two full stamina wheels).

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At the top you will find five electric cheese — Kill them quickly and then slowly approach the descent to the south to spot a silver lynel. These are really tough, even when not shrouded in gloom.

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So look to your left to see where the path continues and slide down.

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Continue down the corridor and the ground below you will start to fall. This is fine, let yourself fall. In the next chamber you will see a few blocks falling. Jump on one and recover your way back.

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His march to the south turns to the west. Follow the corridor to another atrium. To your right is the Lynel you just avoided. To your left are a bunch of i like frost and frozen cheese. Again, dispatch or avoid them at will, but get past them and you’ll find yourself on another falling platform. (What has Ganon done to the place?!)

Link fights two likes of frost under Hyrule Castle during the Destroy Ganondorf quest in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Swoop down and you’ll find yourself up against a pair of Lizalfos, and this heartbreaking message that the power of the sages is beyond your reach. Yeah, you’re alone, boy…

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These two are worth taking out – start with the silver one, as he has a stun weapon that makes things unnecessarily difficult. Once you’re done, loot the east room for a bunch of powerful zoneite weaponsto mighty building arcand a mighty zonai shield.

This is a good place to save the game, by the way.

Looking north, there is a silver moblin patrolling across a broken bridge.

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As they approached, two chuchus will appear. Defeat them, but watch your steps. The final part of the passage will collapse if you step on it, spawning some shadowy hands.

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You do No you want to fight them so turn around and grab the wing in the west wing and use it to get through the gap. If you’re having a hard time building Zonai devices, a rocket on the back will certainly help.

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Run past the Moblin and follow the path down to your left. This should all start to look very familiar to you.

forgotten foundation

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Head past the luminous stone to find a silver bokoblin waiting at the bottom of the stairs. Take it out because the corridor beyond has four Gibdo and ends at a breakable wall.

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Go through and run to the next room. This returns you not only to the visible map, but also to a room that you will remember from the very beginning of the game.

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When you’re ready, turn east, follow the hallway to the incarceration chamber and jump down lair of darkness. Pick up Zelda’s Torch if, like us, you’re the sentimental type.

Attention: when you arrive at this location, you have reached the point of no return.

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We strongly suggest placing a Travel Medallion (teleportation pad) here, in case things go wrong. It also means you can teleport now to stock up on any restoration items you used along the way and restore any Gloom-affected hearts you may have.

Press the jump indicator, slide down and sit down.

An audience with the Demon King

After a short scene involving the Avengers of Hyrule (aka your Sages coming in and making a flashy entrance), things will kick off.

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There are three stages to this, each of which is divided into several parts. It wouldn’t be a final level if there weren’t a bunch of different stages, right?


Defeat the Demon King Army

Fortunately, as the Wind Sage points out, you don’t have to fight alone, and the power of the sages is with you once again.

You will face a real army of Bokoblins of all shapes and sizes, up to and including a Chief Bokoblin. At the top of the screen is a joint health bar.

As you defeat enemies, this bar will decrease in size. At certain increments, new enemies will appear. Here’s a brief summary:

  • 100% Army Health – Bokoblin Army
  • 50% Army Health — Lizalfos Army
  • 25% Army Health – Gibdo Army
  • 20% Army Health – Moblin Army

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There are no real tactics here other than fighting things the way you normally fight them! Make good use of dodging and Flurry Rushes and you should be fine. If they have shields, hit them with a weapon that has a shock emitter attached.

After defeating the Demon King Army

We call this detention because it is completely avoidable if you do your homework.

If you have all five sages, you won’t need to do this; however, if you skipped the Sages, you must fight the bosses of each of their respective temples now, adding a enormous amount of difficulty to an already complicated battle.

Yes, you have to fight all of them at once. No, your health is not restored, and your melancholy hearts are not restored. Oh, and you don’t have the backing you would if you fought in the temple and secured the help of the sages.

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If you’ve already defeated the bosses, you’ll see a cutscene of all of them spawning together; Your Sages step forward and take them out while protecting you, ready for the final stage: really fighting Ganon.

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Follow the path to the chamber at the end. This is where the final showdown against the Demon King Ganondorf begins.

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