The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lynels are fierce centaurs that are extremely persistent in combat and are often considered the toughest non-boss enemies in the game. Here’s our guide to help you find and defeat Lynels Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Please note that one of the screenshots used in this article contains one Late game spoilers.
How to find and defeat TotK Lynels
Lynel locations and using the Sensor+ upgrade
To make finding Lynels easier, you should acquire this Upgrade of the Purah Pad Sensor+. With this tool, all you have to do is spot a single animal on your travels and take a picture of it for the information to be saved in your Hyrule Compendium.
With the Sensor+ upgrade, you can open your map and press the X button to select a destination. If you select Lynel (or other variants), a radar and ping will alert you when you’re close enough.
We should also mention that there are different variants of Lynels Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomand they can be found in certain zones:
- Lynel: Hyrule Field and Central Hyrule Depths.
- Blue-maned Lynx: Lanayru Great Spring and Eldin Canyon Depths.
- White-maned Lynx: Central Hyrule Depths and Faron Grasslands Depths.
- Silver Lynel: Extremely rare, so you’ll likely only come across a few over the course of your adventure.
Lynel abilities and how to defeat them
The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lynels can be pretty tough if you’re unprepared. For this, I recommend a strong melee weapon and some shields (you’ll find out why in a moment). Lynels tend to have specific attack skills that are similar regardless of variant:
- Sniper Shot: If you’re too far away or it can’t hit you with its melee weapon, it’ll fetch its bow. Three shots will be fired and they will be extremely accurate. They even penetrate textures to hit Link.
- Gun Rush: It will come at you, gun drawn. To do this, hold ZL and do a back jump that will make you dodge. If you time it perfectly, you can launch a Flurry Rush afterwards.
- rush: If it is further away, it will attack you with its head down. You can dodge this one and then immediately walk towards it to press the A button. If you do that, you can launch the attack, so just keep spamming until you’re blocked.
- fireball: Your opponent regularly throws up to three fireballs. You should sprint sideways to avoid getting hit.
I recommend focusing on dodging and countering in combat Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lynels. Parry when possible, although a “Flurry Rush” tends to be more viable for extra damage per second. Try to find at least one of these opponents so you can master dodge timing for future fights.
Lynels tend to drop their own types of weapons, including bows that fire three arrows at once. In addition, their materials include saber horns and mace horns, which can be fused on melee weapons for additional damage.
Hopefully these tips will help you find and overcome the problem Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lynels. Don’t forget that like most creatures, Lynels also appear after a Blood Moon cycle. For more challenges and mechanics in this huge world, you can visit ours Zelda DeadK guides hub.