Scourge of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris
Thunderblight Ganon is a boss in Breath of the Wild. It was created by Calamity Ganon to corrupt the Divine Beast Vah Naboris, eventually serving as boss of the dungeon when Link came to free it of Ganon's control 100 years later. If Link doesn't fight Thunderblight Ganon inside of Vah Naboris, he will later encounter the boss in the Sanctum inside of Hyrule Castle.
During the first phase of the battle, it is recommended to stay on the bottom floor where there is the most space to work with. Thunderblight Ganon has two attacks during this initial phase. The first will have him launch some electric balls at you and these can be easily avoided by just moving to the side. Its other attack involves him quickly moving around the room, warping to three spots in a matter of a second, with the third spot being right next to Link. It'll then deliver a vicious sword slash. The best method to attack him during this phase is to hold out your shield, and just before it's about to attack you, do a backflip. If you time it right, you can perforce a Flurry Rush. Equip your best two-handed weapon to do the most damage. Repeat this method until half its health is gone.
The second phase of the battle involves Thunderblight Ganon dropping several stakes into the ground and then electrifying them, along with a small area right around them. You want to use your Magnesis ability here. Right when it tosses the stakes into the ground, run away so you aren't immediately near any of them. Then use your Magnesis to grab one to the stakes before it gets destroyed. Lift it up and push it towards Thunderblight Ganon to cause damage. This is easier to do from a higher elevation as opposed to the ground floor.
During the second part of the second phase, it is recommended to drop back down to the bottom area. This phase is similar to the first phase, except Thunderblight Ganon is now electrified and hyper-aggressive. If you have a metal shield, be sure to un-equip it. You will want to do a lot of running away during this phase, avoiding at all costs its electric attacks. When it does its warping attack, instead of slashing once, it will slash three to five times in a row. Thus, if you are performing a backflip to do a Flurry Attack if you do not time it perfectly, it will almost certainly hit you on its second or third sword slash. When its sword and shield are electrified, I would recommend just sprinting away from all of his sword slash attacks, and then just totally smash the attack button while it is using his sword.
When Thunderblight Ganon's health is low, it will perform a charged laser shot at you. It is advised to avoid trying to do a Perfect Guard of this, instead, just run away or hide behind a pillar so that the laser does not harm you. Alternatively, you could take a big risk and try to deal a lot of damage to it while it is charging its laser.
- Since Thunderblight's strategy depends on giving electric shocks to Link, it's recommended to use non-metallic weapons like bone weapons and ancient weapons, since they're not conductive, so Link can't drop them when attacked.
- Thunderblight's electric attacks can be completely neutralized by wearing the ★★ tier Rubber Set, or having Level 3 Shock Resistance.
- Armor that provide some electric resistance includes the ★★ tier Desert Voe Set and the Opal Earrings, neither of which provides immunity like the aforementioned Rubber Set.
- It's not possible to ever engage Thunderblight Ganon wearing the Thunder Helm anywhere because acquiring it for usage depends entirely on the defeat of said blight. It can't even be used in the Illusory Realm because the weaponry and armor are preset there, with no real-world inventory items being available.
- As shown in the next section disclosing Blight HP, if choosing to engage the Blights by entering the Divine Beasts, it's not recommended to engage Thunderblight Ganon last, since it's the most powerful and difficult to fight of all the blights. Engaging it last out of the four Blights will give it the most HP.
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
|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 + 1(800/2)
|800 + 2(800/2)
|800 + 3(800/2)|
- Unlocking EX The Champions' Ballad DLC requires defeating all the Blights, the recovery of the Divine Beasts and completion of their respective quests.