Yiga Blademaster

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Yiga Blademaster


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Yiga Clan Hideout
Overworld (after completing the Yiga Clan Hideout)



"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. 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 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.