Waterblight Ganon

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Waterblight Ganon
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Title

Scourge of the Divine Beast Vah Ruta

Threat

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Attacks

Spear Jab
Ice Block Attack
Laser Beam

Effective
Weapons

Arrows
Shock Arrows
Two-Handed Weapons

Games

Dungeons

Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Hyrule Castle (if not defeated at Vah Ruta)
Illusory Realm (DLC)

Rewards

Related

Waterblight Ganon is a blight created by Calamity Ganon to occupy the Divine Beast Vah Ruta. It is one of the easiest blights and it may be one of the first encountered blights.

Appearances

Breath of the Wild

Waterblight Ganon was created by Astor to corrupt the Divine Beast Vah Ruta, eventually serving as boss of the dungeon when Link came to free it of Ganon's control 100 years later. Due to Lanayru being in relative close proximity to Kakariko Village, it may well be the first Blight that Link encounters. If Link doesn't fight Waterblight Ganon inside of Vah Ruta, he will later encounter the boss in the Sanctum inside of Hyrule Castle, where it will be the second Blight that Link faces at the Sanctum.

In the EX Champion Mipha's Song DLC quest, Waterblight Ganon is fought again with limited equipment in the Illusory Realm.

Strategy

Phase 1

During the first phase of the battle, Waterblight Ganon will wield a massive spear and will attack you with it. The most risk-reward method of battling it is to wait for it to attack and then try to time a Perfect Dodge on it by hopping away at the last second, followed by a Flurry Rush where you can deliver a number of attacks in a short period of time. The much safer route is to keep your distance and use projectiles such as arrows, or even just tossing your weapons out at Waterblight Ganon.

Phase 2

After Waterblight Ganon has lost half its health, this will trigger the second phase of the battle. The room will flood with water and only four platforms remain. Waterblight Ganon will create a block of ice and launch it towards you. The block can be disintegrated by using the Cryonis ability, so be sure to keep that handy, or frozen with Stasis. As the battle progresses, Waterblight Ganon will begin to shoot three ice blocks out at a time, and then five ice blocks. These can be quite damaging, so be sure to have Cryonis readily available.

After you get rid of the ice blocks, there is an opening where you can shoot Waterblight Ganon with an arrow. After successfully hitting it, Waterblight Ganon will move to a different platform. It is best to just stay put, unless it moves to the platform close enough to where you are standing. Arrows with an elemental effect, such as Ice or Shock arrows, will often stun it long enough for you to get over and wail on it. Just repeat this process over and over until its health comes down. Occasionally Waterblight Ganon will use its spear to attack, at which point, just do your best to avoid it. If you can time a Perfect Dodge, this is another opportunity to get in a load of damage. It may also fire laser shots at Link from its eye.

If you do run out of arrows, then Perfect Dodges are about your only method of dealing damage. You can also freeze one of its ice blocks with Stasis, and then hit it back at it. You can damage it with bombs, but it is hard to get close to it.

Health Points

As with all the Blights, this Blight's Health Points (HP) depend on a number of factors, including the place where they're fought, and given that circumstance, the number of Blights that have been defeated before it.

Location of Fight Location Dependent
Calculation
1st Blight
2nd Blight
3rd Blight
4th Blight
Hyrule Castle's Sanctum HP + 3 x (HP / 2)
Base HP for Blights at location = 800
Not dependent of previous encounters so:
800 + 3(800/2) = 2000 HP for every Blight
2000 HP 2000 HP 2000 HP 2000 HP
Illusory Realm (DLC)[HP 1] HP + 4 x (HP / 2)
Base HP for Blights at location = 500
Not dependent of previous encounters
except for access to Illusory Realm, so:
500 + 4(500/2) = 1500 HP for every Blight
1500 HP 1500 HP 1500 HP 1500 HP
Divine Beast HP + (Nº of previous Blights defeated) x (HP / 2)
Base HP for Blights at location = 800
Dependent of previous encounters,
as it's cumulative
800 + 0(800/2)
=
800 HP
800 + 1(800/2)
=
1200 HP
800 + 2(800/2)
=
1600 HP
800 + 3(800/2)
=
2000 HP

Footnotes

  1. Unlocking EX The Champions' Ballad DLC requires defeating all the Blights, the recovery of the Divine Beasts and completion of their respective quests.

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