Scourge of the Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Windblight Ganon is a boss in Breath of the Wild. It was created by Calamity Ganon to corrupt the Divine Beast Vah Medoh, 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 Windblight Ganon inside of Vah Medoh, he will later encounter the boss in the Sanctum inside of Hyrule Castle.
The fight begins with Windblight Ganon teleporting to a position in the room, and will prepare one of two attacks: it will either fire four consecutive laser beams from its arm cannon or summon a small tornado which will move erratically around the arena. When it does these attacks, Link should simply run from them: there's no counter. After Windblight Ganon shoots the laser beams, it will be vulnerable if it is at ground level. At this stage, it's best for Link to equip a One-Handed Weapon, such as the Master Sword which has an increased power of 60, and keep slashing until Windblight Ganon gets up and teleports to a different position. Link should take caution however; after taking some hits Windblight Ganon will attempt to attack Link.
Another strategy is to use arrows, Bomb Arrows are particularly useful since they deal a large amount of damage. If Link can hit three critical shots before Windblight Ganon teleports away, it will drop to the ground and be vulnerable to attacks. At this stage, Link can use a Two-Handed Weapon in combination with a charged attack to inflict large amounts of damage very quickly. If Link has possession of Urbosa's Fury, it can be deal astounding damage to the boss, as well as electrocuting it to allow for more hits to be inflicted.
Once Windblight Ganon has 50% health remaining, it will summon four small drones which follow it around. If Windblight Ganon prepares a laser beam attack, it will bounce off the drones before coming after Link, dealing much more damage, so once again, Link should run if this attack is prepared. Again, it can also summon tornadoes, however this time two will be summoned, which can make it difficult for Link to run from them, since again, there is no counter. If Link is troubled by the laser attack, the drones can be destroyed using some well-placed arrows, however they will respawn after a period of time. Whilst it is still possible for Link to run up and deal melee damage to Windblight Ganon, this is rather dangerous since the boss can deal large amounts of damage at this stage. The best strategy is to simply utilize arrows of all varieties, Bomb Arrows if possible. Once more, three consecutive critical shots will cause it to drop to the ground, where it is vulnerable to charged attacks.
If Link is having difficulties aiming, it is viable to use the updrafts situated around the rooms and prepare an aerial attack by drawing his bow whilst in mid-air, allowing for more precise aiming, however this technique can't be utilized if Link is fighting Windblight Ganon in Hyrule Castle, since no updrafts are present. Finally, once at 10% health, Windblight Ganon might resort to using a fully-charged Guardian laser. If it does do this, Link can dodge it by jumping to the side, running away, or he can attempt a Perfect Guard to deflect the beam, which will create an opening for attack.
- When fought in the Illusory Realm, if attack-enhancing meals or elixirs aren't used, there's the possibility that the melee weapon provided will break before defeating Windblight. However, it's possible to finish him off with arrows and Remote Bombs.
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.