Thunder Gleeok

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"This three-headed monster first appeared after the Upheaval. Fighting it alone is inadvisable, as its three heads will attack you all at once. When someone sets foot upon its turf, this beast will unleash a salvo of lightning strikes, not letting up until the intruder is reduced to a pile of ashes."

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

Tears of the Kingdom

Thunder 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. They stir up a thunderstorm when Link approaches.


Like other Gleeoks, Thunder Gleeok will flap its large wings to push Link away and prevent him from getting too close to it. It will attack with all three heads spitting a lightning beam either on the ground or while hovering in the air, which can be parried away. It is best to fight Thunder Gleeoks while wearing either the Lightning Helm, or the Rubber Set after it has been upgraded at least twice, to render Link immune to Lightning and minimize damage. 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 the Gleeok to the ground for a window to deal significant damage, with crit damage dealt with every blow to the Gleeok's heads. When the Thunder Gleeok is down about a quarter health, it will start hovering in the air spitting out large balls of lightning. These can be parried back at the three heads, and usually after a series of direct shots towards link, will finish with a flurry of thunder balls all over the arena.

When the Thunder Gleeok is near death, it will fly up to an immense height and unleash a fury of strong lightning strikes to the ground. This will create tall thin gusts of wind that Link can use to fly upwards with the paraglider until he is level with the altitude of the Thunder Gleeok. From there he can fire arrows at the three heads to knock the Gleeok back to the ground, where it will take a large hit of damage from falling at such a large height. This will either outright defeat the Thunder Gleeok, or leave it at a small enough amount of remaining health that Link can easily finish it off. When defeated, Thunder Gleeoks will drop three Gleeok Thunder Horns, Gleeok Wings, and occasionally 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.