History DemonicSpiders / TheLegendofZelda

4th Nov '17 12:19:54 AM KingArgorok
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', there's a variation of the Redead called the Redead Knight. These enemies will paralyze you as soon as they see you, and they will walk really, ''really'' slowly at you. When they are close enough, they will land a hit with their massive sword. And you cannot move in all that time, so you have to watch them walking at you. When they finally hit you, you'll be able to fight back... until you are paralyzed again. If they gang up on you, you are probably going to spend several minutes in that room. They have a lot of hit points, so fighting a pack of them is a nightmare. If you don't have the Jump Strike, which can be initiated outside of their range and kills them in a single hit, then using bomb-arrows or the ball and chain is recommended.

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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', there's a variation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' the Redead called the Redead Knight.Gibdo's become this. These enemies will paralyze you as soon as they see you, and they will walk really, ''really'' slowly at you. When they are close enough, they will land a hit with their massive sword. And you cannot move in all that time, so you have to watch them walking at you. When they finally hit you, you'll be able to fight back... until you are paralyzed again. If they gang up on you, you are probably going to spend several minutes in that room. They have a lot of hit points, so fighting a pack of them is a nightmare. If you don't have the Jump Strike, which can be initiated outside of their range and kills them in a single hit, then using bomb-arrows or the ball and chain is recommended.
3rd Oct '17 9:22:03 AM CloudCuckooClock
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** The {{Bears|are bad news}}. To an extent they're a lot like the wolves: You can't target them, and they love to retreat outside the range of your melee weapons. What elevates them to DemonicSpiders is that they hit ''hard'' and can take a ''ton'' of damage before they finally die, meaning you can't pick them off with arrows or boomerangs at range like you can with the wolves (headshots can still kill them instantly, but good luck doing that with only one arrow if the bear is already trying to encircle you). And if that's not bad enough? {{Two words|obvious trope}}: ''[[FantasticCavalry Bear Cavalry]]''. That's right, in some parts of Hyrule ''Bokoblins ride the damn things''.

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** The {{Bears|are bad news}}. To an extent they're a lot like the wolves: You can't target them, and they love to retreat outside the range of your melee weapons. What elevates them to DemonicSpiders is that they hit ''hard'' and can take a ''ton'' of damage before they finally die, meaning you can't pick them off with arrows or boomerangs at range like you can with the wolves (headshots can still kill them instantly, but good luck doing that with only one arrow if the bear is already trying to encircle you). And if that's not bad enough? {{Two words|obvious trope}}: words|AddedEmphasis}}: ''[[FantasticCavalry Bear Cavalry]]''. That's right, in some parts of Hyrule ''Bokoblins ride the damn things''.
26th Jun '17 7:15:54 AM GahmahRaan
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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for him to approach and initiate combat. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise; if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out. However, the Ancient Arrows can be used as a OneHitKill against them and other non-Guardian enemies, but players may be reluctant to use them at times due to the fact that it disintegrates them along with their equipment (meaning you get nothing from the kill).

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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for him to approach and initiate combat. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise; if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out until either they see you attacking them or a nearby species that doesn't match the mask weeds you out. However, the Ancient Arrows can be used as a OneHitKill against them and other non-Guardian enemies, but players may be reluctant to use them at times due to the fact that it disintegrates them along with their equipment (meaning you get nothing from the kill).



** The {{Bears|are bad news}}. To an extent they're a lot like the wolves: You can't target them, and they love to retreat outside the range of your melee weapons. What elevates them to DemonicSpiders is that they hit ''hard'' and can take a ''ton'' of damage before they finally die, meaning you can't pick them off with arrows or boomerangs at range like you can with the wolves. And if that's not bad enough? {{Two words|obvious trope}}: ''[[FantasticCavalry Bear Cavalry]]''. That's right, in some parts of Hyrule ''Bokoblins ride the damn things''.

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** The {{Bears|are bad news}}. To an extent they're a lot like the wolves: You can't target them, and they love to retreat outside the range of your melee weapons. What elevates them to DemonicSpiders is that they hit ''hard'' and can take a ''ton'' of damage before they finally die, meaning you can't pick them off with arrows or boomerangs at range like you can with the wolves.wolves (headshots can still kill them instantly, but good luck doing that with only one arrow if the bear is already trying to encircle you). And if that's not bad enough? {{Two words|obvious trope}}: ''[[FantasticCavalry Bear Cavalry]]''. That's right, in some parts of Hyrule ''Bokoblins ride the damn things''.
29th Apr '17 9:58:21 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, with their most common type (the Stalkers) functioning more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate long-ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to [[OneHitKill oneshot you]] at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while the Guardian Skywatchers are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Wild]]'':
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Guardians, with their most common type (the Stalkers) functioning more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate long-ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to [[OneHitKill oneshot you]] at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while the Guardian Skywatchers are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.Arrows.
** The {{Bears|are bad news}}. To an extent they're a lot like the wolves: You can't target them, and they love to retreat outside the range of your melee weapons. What elevates them to DemonicSpiders is that they hit ''hard'' and can take a ''ton'' of damage before they finally die, meaning you can't pick them off with arrows or boomerangs at range like you can with the wolves. And if that's not bad enough? {{Two words|obvious trope}}: ''[[FantasticCavalry Bear Cavalry]]''. That's right, in some parts of Hyrule ''Bokoblins ride the damn things''.
20th Apr '17 2:51:30 PM Onlythrice
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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for him to approach and initiate combat. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, with their most common type (the Stalkers) functioning more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while the Guardian Skywatchers are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.

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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for him to approach and initiate combat. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: disguise; if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out.
out. However, the Ancient Arrows can be used as a OneHitKill against them and other non-Guardian enemies, but players may be reluctant to use them at times due to the fact that it disintegrates them along with their equipment (meaning you get nothing from the kill).
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, with their most common type (the Stalkers) functioning more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged long-ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to [[OneHitKill oneshot you you]] at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while the Guardian Skywatchers are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.
13th Apr '17 9:12:05 PM RacattackForce
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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for his guard to drop. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out.

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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're [[BossInMooksClothing even harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for his guard him to drop.approach and initiate combat. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies which never figure it out.
25th Mar '17 5:40:16 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' manages to escalate Skultullas (bonus points for them being ''literal'' spiders) from mere cannon fodder into this. Players of the previous games should know to aim for their [[AttackItsWeakPoint soft underbelly]], [[WrongGenreSavvy but will soon find that]] [[ArtificialBrilliance they'll no longer]] [[TooDumbToLive simply present their back to you.]] Instead, you have to slash them with your sword to make them start swinging, but you have to get the angle right; do it wrong and ''they'll be swinging right at you.'' But you're not done yet, you now have to hit their belly with the Slingshot to stun them. Hitting a rapidly moving target is ''a lot harder than it sounds''. And you're ''still'' not done, you have to finish the job with your sword, but only ''one'' type of strike will work. Specifically, the forward stab, which the [=WiiMotion Plus=] is notoriously unresponsive to. Do ''any'' other type of attack, and you'll flip them back and start the whole process over again. Of course, they're much easier once you've figured out this process, but they're the first enemy that requires such a complex sequence of steps to defeat, and they ''will'' kill you if you get it wrong. Players can also ignore using the Slingshot entirely and time the Skulltulla's swing with the kill stab, but in some ways that's even worse than getting the stun off.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' manages to escalate Skultullas Skulltulas (bonus points for them being ''literal'' spiders) from mere cannon fodder into this. Players of the previous games should know to aim for their [[AttackItsWeakPoint soft underbelly]], [[WrongGenreSavvy but will soon find that]] [[ArtificialBrilliance they'll no longer]] [[TooDumbToLive simply present their back to you.]] Instead, you have to slash them with your sword to make them start swinging, but you have to get the angle right; do it wrong and ''they'll be swinging right at you.'' But you're not done yet, you now have to hit their belly with the Slingshot to stun them. Hitting a rapidly moving target is ''a lot harder than it sounds''. And you're ''still'' not done, you have to finish the job with your sword, but only ''one'' type of strike will work. Specifically, the forward stab, which the [=WiiMotion Plus=] is notoriously unresponsive to. Do ''any'' other type of attack, and you'll flip them back and start the whole process over again. Of course, they're much easier once you've figured out this process, but they're the first enemy that requires such a complex sequence of steps to defeat, and they ''will'' kill you if you get it wrong. Players can also ignore using the Slingshot entirely and time the Skulltulla's swing with the kill stab, but in some ways that's even worse than getting the stun off.



* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, which function more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while others are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, which function with their most common type (the Stalkers) functioning more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while others the Guardian Skywatchers are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.
25th Mar '17 9:42:56 AM Onlythrice
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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're arguably even harder this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for his guard to drop. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask, it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies, which never figure it out.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, which function more or less like a Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on.

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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're arguably [[BossInMooksClothing even harder harder]] this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for his guard to drop. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask, Mask it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies, enemies which never figure it out.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, which function more or less like a large Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on. Some of them lack legs, making them much easier to deal with (assuming you have experience destroying Beamos in previous games), while others are capable of flight and are nearly impossible to defeat unless you have plenty of Ancient or Bomb Arrows.
24th Mar '17 10:36:58 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' also has the Guardians, which function more or less like a Beamos with spider legs. Their only attack is an extremely accurate ranged laser attack that can do six hearts worth of damage (more than enough to oneshot you at the point you'll likely first run into them), and until you either get the Master Sword or a reliable source of Ancient Arrows, the only way to deal meaningful damage to them is to use a perfectly timed shield parry to bounce their laser attacks back at them, which will kill you in short order unless your timing is spot on.
19th Mar '17 2:03:42 PM DarkHunter
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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're arguably even harder this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe.

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** Lynels make a comeback in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', and they're arguably even harder this time around. They're found across Hyrule rather than just Death Mountain, and are able to keep up with Link on horseback as well as carrying various elemental arrows to kill the player before they can even get close. They have between 2000-5000 HP (compare to the 200 you'd find on a Moblin or Lizalfos), resistance to all forms of elemental damage, and if by some miracle you manage to get close they can easily one-shot an unprepared player with a massive sword or axe. They're also [[ArtificialBrilliance smarter]] than most other enemies: if they notice Link, they don't always mindlessly charge, and may simply observe from a distance and wait for his guard to drop. If Link tries to hide behind a rock or a hill to avoid their arrows, they'll fire them in a high arc and hit Link from above instead. Finally, they are the only enemy in the game that can see through a disguise: if Link is wearing a Lynel Mask, it will fool them for only a minute, as opposed to other enemies, which never figure it out.
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