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| reward = [[Windcleaver]]<br/>[[Mighty Bananas]]
 
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| related = [[Yiga Footsoldier]]<br/>[[Yiga Clan]]</br>[[Sooga]]
 
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{{quote|These are the elite soldiers of the Yiga Clan. They favor the windcleaver blade and are extremely agile despite their bulky build. At this Yiga Clan rank, they have mastered a technique that allows them to manipulate the very earth. By striking the ground, they can create stone pillars and blasts of air.|Hyrule Compendium Entry}}
 
{{quote|These are the elite soldiers of the Yiga Clan. They favor the windcleaver blade and are extremely agile despite their bulky build. At this Yiga Clan rank, they have mastered a technique that allows them to manipulate the very earth. By striking the ground, they can create stone pillars and blasts of air.|Hyrule Compendium Entry}}
  
The '''Yiga Blademaster''' is an enemy in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|Breath of the Wild]]''. They are a part of the [[Yiga Clan]], and occasionally teleport close to [[Link#Breath of the Wild|Link]] after he has defeated [[Master Kohga]] in the [[Yiga Clan Hideout]]. They have an affinity for [[Mighty Bananas]], so Link can use this to his advantage during combat, but this is mainly used as a way of distracting the Blademasters inside of the Hideout.  
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The '''Yiga Blademaster''' is an enemy in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|Breath of the Wild]]'' and ''[[Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity|Age of Calamity]]''.  
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==Breath of the Wild==
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They are a part of the [[Yiga Clan]], and occasionally teleport close to [[Link#Breath of the Wild|Link]] after he has defeated [[Master Kohga]] in the [[Yiga Clan Hideout]]. They have an affinity for [[Mighty Bananas]], so Link can use this to his advantage during combat, but this is mainly used as a way of distracting the Blademasters inside of the Hideout.  
  
 
The Blademasters at the Hideout during the infiltrations of the [[Divine Beast Vah Naboris (Main Quest)|Divine Beast Vah Naboris quest]] and the [[Kihiro Moh Shrine]] discovery in ''The Champions' Ballad'' [[Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass|DLC]] can kill Link with a single strike, though those encountered in the overworld afterwards are less powerful.
 
The Blademasters at the Hideout during the infiltrations of the [[Divine Beast Vah Naboris (Main Quest)|Divine Beast Vah Naboris quest]] and the [[Kihiro Moh Shrine]] discovery in ''The Champions' Ballad'' [[Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass|DLC]] can kill Link with a single strike, though those encountered in the overworld afterwards are less powerful.
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It's assumed that Yiga Blademasters don't die once defeated, but rather, teleport away to flee. However, shooting them with [[Ancient Arrow]]s effectively vaporizes them, implying that they indeed die if this weapon is used against them.
 
It's assumed that Yiga Blademasters don't die once defeated, but rather, teleport away to flee. However, shooting them with [[Ancient Arrow]]s effectively vaporizes them, implying that they indeed die if this weapon is used against them.
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===The Stolen Heirloom===
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A Yiga Blademaster is the main antagonist of ''[[The Stolen Heirloom]]'' [[Shrine Quest]] to unlock the [[Lakna Rokee Shrine]]. He is shown to have stolen the [[Sheikah Heirloom]] from [[Impa#Breath of the Wild|Impa's]] house, as Dorian, one of Impa's guards, is a former Yiga Clansman who defected to the [[Sheikah|Sheikah Tribe]] thanks to his wife, who was previously assassinated by the Yiga Clan when Dorian was sniffed out by the Clan. Recovering the Heirloom involves fighting and defeating said Blademaster.
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Given the possibility that the player hasn't gone to the Yiga Clan Hideout as part of the quest to board [[Vah Naboris]], the extorting Blademaster is likely to be the first encounter the player would have with one of these towering shrouded warriors.
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==Age of Calamity==
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The Yiga Blademasters are treated as sub-bosses in the early stages of the game that involve the [[Yiga Clan]], and have mostly the same moveset as their counterparts in ''Breath of the Wild'', only that they are more numerous. They are also considerably more resilient than in ''Breath of the Wild''.
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[[Sooga]] has a more expanded moveset than the Blademasters, employing more varied attacks while wielding two [[Windcleaver]]s.
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
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*The Yiga Blademasters are the largest Sheikah shown in both games, standing at twice Link's height and with a width similar to a Goron.
*The Yiga Blademasters are the tallest and biggest [[Yiga]]/[[Sheikah]] shown in the game. There are no other characters in those groups that can rival them in height and bulk.
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*As they are more difficult to beat than the Yiga Footsoldiers, they can drop [[Gem]]s as opposed to [[Rupee]]s, though this is notably less common.
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*The Blademasters are given to pick up melee weapons that they find lying on the ground in a similar fashion as they do with bananas. However, they don't use these weapons, and once it happens, the picked-up weapon is effectively unrecoverable even if the Blademaster is slain.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Latest revision as of 15:42, July 2, 2021

Yiga Blademaster
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"These are the elite soldiers of the Yiga Clan. They favor the windcleaver blade and are extremely agile despite their bulky build. At this Yiga Clan rank, they have mastered a technique that allows them to manipulate the very earth. By striking the ground, they can create stone pillars and blasts of air."

— Hyrule Compendium Entry

The Yiga Blademaster is an enemy in Breath of the Wild and Age of Calamity.

Breath of the Wild

They are a part of the Yiga Clan, and occasionally teleport close to Link after he has defeated Master Kohga in the Yiga Clan Hideout. They have an affinity for Mighty Bananas, so Link can use this to his advantage during combat, but this is mainly used as a way of distracting the Blademasters inside of the Hideout.

The Blademasters at the Hideout during the infiltrations of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris quest and the Kihiro Moh Shrine discovery in The Champions' Ballad DLC can kill Link with a single strike, though those encountered in the overworld afterwards are less powerful.

Unlike the Yiga Footsoldiers, they carry a Windcleaver and are very passive and methodical fighters that make Link keep his distance from them. They can also alter the ground to attack Link, which creates an updraft that, by using the Paraglider, and is a way to get into the air and get in an attack on the Blademaster.

It's assumed that Yiga Blademasters don't die once defeated, but rather, teleport away to flee. However, shooting them with Ancient Arrows effectively vaporizes them, implying that they indeed die if this weapon is used against them.

The Stolen Heirloom

A Yiga Blademaster is the main antagonist of The Stolen Heirloom Shrine Quest to unlock the Lakna Rokee Shrine. He is shown to have stolen the Sheikah Heirloom from Impa's house, as Dorian, one of Impa's guards, is a former Yiga Clansman who defected to the Sheikah Tribe thanks to his wife, who was previously assassinated by the Yiga Clan when Dorian was sniffed out by the Clan. Recovering the Heirloom involves fighting and defeating said Blademaster.

Given the possibility that the player hasn't gone to the Yiga Clan Hideout as part of the quest to board Vah Naboris, the extorting Blademaster is likely to be the first encounter the player would have with one of these towering shrouded warriors.

Age of Calamity

The Yiga Blademasters are treated as sub-bosses in the early stages of the game that involve the Yiga Clan, and have mostly the same moveset as their counterparts in Breath of the Wild, only that they are more numerous. They are also considerably more resilient than in Breath of the Wild.

Sooga has a more expanded moveset than the Blademasters, employing more varied attacks while wielding two Windcleavers.

Trivia

  • The Yiga Blademasters are the largest Sheikah shown in both games, standing at twice Link's height and with a width similar to a Goron.
  • As they are more difficult to beat than the Yiga Footsoldiers, they can drop Gems as opposed to Rupees, though this is notably less common.
  • The Blademasters are given to pick up melee weapons that they find lying on the ground in a similar fashion as they do with bananas. However, they don't use these weapons, and once it happens, the picked-up weapon is effectively unrecoverable even if the Blademaster is slain.

Gallery