Breath of the Wild: Champions’ Ballad – EX Fireblight Ganon Boss Guide

Fireblight Ganon wants a rematch at the end of the “EX Champion Daruk’s Song” quest, and this enhanced version of your previous encounter is a true challenge for even the most experienced Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players. You’ll need quick reflexes to dodge and defeat EX Fireblight Ganon — a few of the tips below might help, too.

The rematch battles of The Champions’ Ballad remove all your inventory, giving you only a select few weapons and items to defeat each of the Phantom Ganon bosses. For this fight, you’ll have a full set of Goron Armor, a rock-smashing two-handed hammer, and a paltry five ice arrows to get the job done. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s plenty to bring down this tough opponent.


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EX Fireblight Ganon Boss Guide

 

When you complete the “EX Champion Daruk’s Song” quest shrines, you’ll be able to return to the Vah Rudania Divine Beast and transport into an Illusory Realm for a rematch. You’re light on equipment for this fight — no shield, just a Boulder Breaker and a bow with x5 Ice Arrows.

The first part of the fight is very simple. Fireblight Ganon attacks with horizontal or vertical strikes. Watch his blade, then dodge appropriately right as he attacks — it takes some practice, but if you time your dodge just right, you’ll be able to use Flurry Rush. The Boulder Breaker is pretty powerful, so it won’t take long to bring Fireblight Ganon’s health down to 50%.

In the second phase, Fireblight Ganon gains a fire shield, a fire-enhanced sword, and will shoot a blasts of burning projectiles. Fire isn’t too much of a problem — with the Goron armor, Link is Fireproof. The trick is getting through that fire shield.

Wait until Ganon flies into the air and begins sucking up fire, charging his explosive attack. When he begins sucking in air, toss a bomb at him. It will get sucked in too, allowing you to detonate and stun Fireblight Ganon. While he’s stunned, use Urbosa’s Fury and the charged spin-attack.

When Fireblight Ganon’s health is very low, he’ll charge his powerful Ancient Guardian laser beam. Use an ice arrow to temporarily stun him and stop the attack. Use can also use ice arrows to break his fire shield, but using bombs is way more fun.

  • Reward: For completing another rematch, you’ll earn a special cutscene with Champion Daruk, and unlock an upgraded version of Daruk’s Protection.

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