April 24, 2024

Tears of the Kingdom Player Pulls Off Impressive Trick Shot on Battle Talus

Highlights

  • A talented Zelda player discovered an unconventional trick shot to one-shot the Battle Talus enemy in Tears of the Kingdom.
  • The trick shot involves starting the attack from one of the game’s Sky Islands, resulting in a dramatic fall and an instant defeat for the Battle Talus.
  • The player used a Molduga Hammer and had to make multiple attempts to successfully execute the trick shot, highlighting the fixed damage modifier of jump slashes in Tears of the Kingdom.

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After a bit of trial and error, one tenacious The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player with a flair for the dramatic managed to pull off an impressive trick shot on a Battle Talus. Their unconventional attack was equal parts humorous and effective, not least because the player ended up one-shotting this otherwise fairly resilient Tears of the Kingdom enemy.

The latest Zelda game expanded on its predecessor’s monster pool with over half a dozen new creatures, including the Battle Talus. This enemy is essentially a Stone Talus that’s camouflaged as an enemy encampment. Defeating it isn’t particularly challenging compared to Tears of the Kingdom’s most annoying enemies, but it can still take a while due to the creature’s sizable health pool.

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Alternatively, Reddit user BenBuja recently discovered a way for Link to literally get a drop on the Battle Talus and one-shot it with a jump slash, with the trick being that the attack must start on one of the game’s Sky Islands. A humorously edited video demonstration of this method that the player shared online shows their Link in full Tears of the Kingdom Evil Spirit Armor falling down for almost 15 seconds to the tune of one particularly dramatic remix of Seal of Seven Sages from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The clip culminates in the unsuspecting Battle Talus instantly succumbing to the attack once the hit finally connects.

The impressive trick shot unsurprisingly also killed BenBuja’s Link, although the player came prepared with a fairy that automatically revived their hero. The fan said that hitting the Battle Talus required “a few” attempts, without elaborating on the matter.

As for their equipment setup, the player beat this Tears of the Kingdom Battle Talus with a Molduga Hammer, which can be created by fusing a Molduga horn to any sword. While it might seem intuitive to assume that this trick shot could have been pulled off with almost any weapon because falling from greater heights ups Link’s jump attack damage, that’s actually not the case; as was the case in Breath of the Wild, jump slashes have a fixed damage modifier in Tears of the Kingdom, and the height from which they are initiated only affects their area of effect.

The Legend of Zelda fans have been finding enjoyment in devising comically convoluted ways of defeating enemies for long before Tears of the Kingdom hit the market. This was most recently underlined by a Breath of the Wild player who took down a Stone Talus with the Master Cycle Zero thanks to one nifty maneuver.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Switch.

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