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Daira Artwork from The Adventure of Link.





Daira are powerful humanoid alligators that appear in The Adventure of Link.


The Adventure of Link

Dairas are enemies that wield powerful axes that can easily slice through Link's shield.[1][2][3] They can be found in Western Hyrule. Dairas come in two variations in this game: orange and red.

Orange Daira

Orange Daira do not throw their axes, but they only hack their axe continuously as their opponent draws near. They are particularly powerful, and should be fought with caution. It is best to do several hit and run tactics on the Orange Daira to avoid getting hurt.

Red Daira

Red Dairas are more powerful than Orange Dairas. They can throw their axes at Link and it causes twice as much damage as the Daira itself. Link's shield cannot block their axe throws, and he can only block it with the Reflect Spell. Downward Thrusts are recommended against these enemies. Red Dairas probably the most powerful overworld enemy in all of Western Hyrule. So, fight it with caution.

A Link to the Past

Main article: Zazakku

In A Link to the Past there is a similar looking enemy known as a Zazakku. Zazakku come in two color forms, Red and Blue. Both of them are quite dangerous, but the Red ones have the ability to shoot fireballs out towards Link.



  1. "An alligator soldier that attacks with an axe. Link's shield can't fend off the axe.", The Adventure of Link - US Instruction Manual, pg. 28
  2. "Against the Daira's ax, Link's shield is useless.", Nintendo Power Magazines - Issue 004, pg. 22
  3. "Darias are disgusting hybrids of Hylians and alligators. They are expert axe-throwers, and their axes are so sharp that they are able to slice through most Hyrulean Shields.", The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia