Golden Lynel

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Golden Lynel
Artwork of the Golden Lynel from Breath of the Wild



Oracle of Seasons
Tarm Ruins
Breath of the Wild
Greater Hyrule


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Breath of the Wild
7500 HP


Golden Lynels are rare enemies from Oracle of Seasons and Breath of the Wild.

Oracle of Seasons

The Golden Lynel, known as the Wolf Warrior, is a rare enemy that appears in the Tarm Ruins.

During Link's quest, he can meet an Old Man located one screen south of Gnarled Root Dungeon. He is found during the Summer when the water has receded, revealing a staircase. As soon as Link speaks with the Old Man, this triggers the side quest to acquiring the Red Ring. Four Golden Beasts will appear throughout the Overworld. One of these beasts is the Golden Lynel and it will appear near the east end of the ruins. Specifically, the Golden Lynel can be found one screen east of the second Tree Stump encountered within the ruins.

The Golden Lynel is a significantly stronger version of either the Red or Blue Lynels that appear in the game. Since it is only encountered during Winter, and the default season of this part of the woods is Autumn, Link will have to change the season with his Rod of Seasons to encounter the Golden Lynel.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Lynel Weapon-Related Attack/Movement Patterns

"With brutal strength and extreme resilience, this type of Lynel somehow surpasses Silver Lynels in sheer power. It is said they are actually Silver Lynels who mysteriously transformed after being struck by lightning. If you see one, get away as fast as you can."

— In-game description

Golden Lynels are found exclusively in Master Mode. They deal more damage as well - with base attack power 60 without a weapon and 216 explosion damage, which is equivalent to 54 hearts worth of damage. This is enough to one-hit KO Link even at 30 hearts and wearing maxed armor (Soldier/Ancient Helm, Champion's Tunic, Soldier/Ancient Greaves). Link only survives if he also eats Lv2 Toughness+ food. Golden Lynels carry the same weapons and drop the same items, including Star Fragments. As all enemies in Master Mode, their health partially regenerates with time. They are also the hardest enemies in the game.

All Lynels are impervious to elemental damage, but will usually stop at their tracks if there's fire on their path.


Recoverable Materials
Lynel Horn.pngLynel Horn Lynel Hoof.pngLynel Hoof Lynel Guts.pngLynel Guts Topaz.pngTopaz
Ruby.pngRuby Sapphire.pngSapphire Diamond.pngDiamond Star-fragment.pngStar Fragment
Carried Weapons
Savage-lynel-sword.pngSavage Lynel Sword or

Savage-lynel-shield.pngSavage Lynel Shield

Savage-lynel-bow.pngSavage Lynel Bow
Savage-lynel-spear.pngSavage Lynel Spear

Savage-lynel-bow.pngSavage Lynel Bow
Savage-lynel-crusher.pngSavage Lynel Crusher

Savage-lynel-bow.pngSavage Lynel Bow
Fire-arrow.pngFire Arrows, or
Shock-arrow.pngShock Arrows, or
Ice-arrow.pngIce Arrows

See also