King Gleeok

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King Gleeok






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Damage to Link wearing no armor
Wing Gust
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Giant Fireball
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Electric Beam
Electric Ball
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"This three-headed monster with lightning, fire, and ice attributes first appeared after the Upheaval. Fighting it alone is inadvisable, as it can launch coordinated elemental attacks with staggering brutality. You must be well-prepared to survive an entanglement with this beast."

— Hyrule Compendium

King Gleeok are sub-bosses that appear in Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom

King Gleeok are large-three headed dragons and are a variant of the Gleeok. Their massive size towers over Link and other Overworld enemies that are encountered. Unlike the standard Flame, Frost and Thunder variants, King Gleeok attacks with all three elements; one for each of its heads, and attacks for much more damage and possesses much more health. They are also much rarer to encounter, almost always found on sky island arenas, with a gloom variant being fought in the Gleeok Den in the Depths. When Kilton moves to Tarrey Town, a King Gleeok is his fifth and final request for his Monster Collection, as per the A Monstrous Collection V sidequest.


Like other Gleeoks, King Gleeok will flap its large wings to push Link away and prevent him from getting too close to it, and attack with all three heads spitting a lightning, ice and fire beam at the same time either on the ground or while hovering in the air, which can be parried away. There is no specific recommended armor to wear to minimize damage against a King Gleeok, it is merely recommended that one comes equipped with as high defense as possible, either by cooking a defense boosting meal or by wearing the fully upgraded Champion's Leathers, which provide 32 defense, and a fully upgraded head and legs armor piece that provide 28 defense, such as the Zonaite Shin Guards and the Diamond Circlet, providing the highest possible defense of 88. Additionally, sets such as the Fierce Diety Set and the Barbarian Set can help make it easier to whittle down a King Gleeok's health.

All three heads have their own small health pool while they are active and will have to all be taken out in order to knock King Gleeok to the ground for a window to deal significant damage, with crit damage dealt with every blow to the Gleeok's heads. When King Gleeok is down about a quarter health, it will start shooting balls of Flame, Ice and Thunder in alternating fashion, which can be parryed back at it's heads, with its projectile flurry finish randomly being of one of the three elements. When the King Gleeok is near death, it will fly up to an immense height from the ground, where the Thunder and Frost heads will combine their attacks to create both an ice storm and a lightning storm upon Link; making traversal up to the King Gleeok's altitude much more difficult as he will often rain down an icicle as Link ascends the updraft from the lightning strike, or strike lightning upon an icicle Link has rewinded with Recall. Following this combo of attacks, King Gleeok's Flame head will then charge up and release a massive, raging ball of flame, exploding upon impact and creating a large updraft of wind from the afterburn. Link can then ride the wind up with the paraglider until he is level with the altitude of King Gleeok before the ice and lightning storm restarts. From there, Link can fire arrows at the three heads to knock the Gleeok back to the ground, which it will take a large hit of damage from falling at such a large height. This will either outright defeat King Gleeok, or leave it at a small enough amount of remaining health that Link can easily finish it off. When defeated, King Gleeok will drop one Gleeok Thunder Horn, one Gleeok Frost Horn, one Gleeok Flame Horn, Gleeok Wings, and almost always the valuable Gleeok Guts.

A way to make quick work of all Gleeoks is to utilize strong multi-shot bows, such as Savage Lynel Bows and the Great Eagle Bow, and fuse the arrows with Eyeballs so that all three heads can be taken out in very quick succession, often in a single volley if using a five-shot Lynel Bow. For King Gleeok, both Ice Keese Eyeballs and Fire Keese Eyeballs are very affective against both its Flame and Frost heads respectively.

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