Destroy Ganon is one of the Mainquests in LoZ:BotW

Destroy Ganon is a Quest (Mainquest) in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Complete The Isolated Plateau.




Make your way through Hyrule Castle to confront and defeat Calamity Ganon.


Hyrule Castle[edit]

  • With all 4 Divine Beasts defeated, it is time to storm Hyrule Castle.
  • This can be a long trek with a number of Guardians in your way. Come prepared with a large supply of Ancient Arrows to make dealing with all of them a lot easier.
  • Approach the massive gate and use Magnesis to open the gate.
  • Be careful about the gate's guardian, a Guardian Skywatcher that is flying in a circular patrol.
  • Just inside the gate you will find a Guardian Turret.
  • Destroy the turret and continue along the path to reach the malice blockade.
  • You need to clear out the blockade or go over it. Revali's Gale is great for quickly getting over the blockade.
  • Just over the blockade, you can find the eye to destroy the blockade.
  • At the turn going upwards you will find another Guardian Turret looking down on the walk.
  • Continuing forward to the First Gatehouse. Its entrance is guarded by a pair of Guardian Turret.
  • Inside the first gatehosue you will be facing against a Lynel, a Blue-Maned Lynel.
  • When fighting the Lynel, aim for its head. A shot to its face can stun it, allowing Link to rush it and mount it for a number of attacks without draining Weapon Durability.
  • In addition, you will need to deal with Cursed Lizalfos coming from a hive above in the Gatehouse.
  • To stop the Cursed Lizalfos, you need to fire an arrow into the Eye in the upper back right of the Gatehouse.
  • Defeating the Lynel will reveal a chest with Bomb Arrow x10
  • Continue on forward along the path, using Revali's Gale to sail over the malice.
  • Getting over this patch will lead you directly to the Second Gatehouse.
  • Once again the Gatehouse is guarded by a pair of Guardian Turrets.
  • Inside there you will face off against another Lynel.
  • This time, it is a White-Maned Lynel and 2 hives that are unleashing Cursed Lizalfos.
  • In the Belfry of this Gatehouse you will find a pair of Malice Eyes. Taking these out will stop the Cursed Lizalfos.
  • Defeating this Lynel will reveal a chest with Ancient Arrows x3.
  • On the far side of the Gatehouse you will have another Guardian Turret.
  • Follow the road up the hill to the next Malice Barrier.
  • There is another Guardian Skywatcher and Turret.
  • Run past them to reach the Sanctum.
  • Inside the Sanctum, Your battle against Calamity Ganon will begin.
  • For each Divine Beast, an attack will be performed. They can reduce first form Calamity Ganon up to 50% health.

Scourge of Hyrule Castle[edit]

  • Scourge of Hyrule Castle, Calamity Ganon is vulnerable on his head.
  • It will attack with the various weapons from its body, the Red Guardian Axe, Guardian Spear, Guardian Sword and its Guardian's Beam.
  • A horizontal swipe from the red axe on Ganon's left will cause a number of flame rifts to lance out.
  • Calamity will raise its torso and perform a slam attack with it. It creates a large area burst with a glyph underneath it.
  • Ganon will attack with the bladed claws of its tail.
  • It can also attack with the shears on its fore right arm or the spear just behind it. These can be dodged
  • When reduced to 60-70%% health, Ganon will begin climbing on the walls.
  • On the walls it will largely use its Guardian Eye to attack. Use a Parry to deflect the beam back at Ganon to bring it down to ground level once again, with its slam attack.
  • Shooting arrows into Ganon will also bring him back to ground level with its slam attack.
  • When reduced to 75%, Ganon will begin to use a red shield around himself.
  • This can only be broken by parrying a Guardian Beam back at Ganon.
  • Around this portion of the fight, Ganon will start to use a chop attack with its red axe.
  • This Axe chop looses a chop into the ground, it will loose a line attack of fire. This fire does create an updraft.
  • Calamity Ganon, while on the wall can create an orb of fire.
  • This Orb will seek out Link and explode on him.
  • The orb can be detonated prematurely if Link hits it with an arrow of any kind.
  • While on the walls it can also first bursts from the Guardian Eye.
  • These short bursts can also be parried and take down Ganon's Shield.
  • Whenever stunned by an attack, Ganon will fall to the ground and Link will be able to rush him and attack his head.
  • When Ganon recovers from this stun, move back quickly to avoid damage from the shield forming around him that will shove Link back as well.
  • The timing for the parry seems to be just as the Guardian Eye is firing.
  • When stunned, attack him. It will take many times to inflict enough damage.
  • Ganon will howl and then fly out of the chamber you were fighting him in.

Hatred and Malice Incarnate[edit]

  • This is the final form of Calamity Ganon in Loz: Breath of the Wild.
  • Mount onto your horse and ride forward to collect the Bow of Light, this weapon is crucial for the final battle.
  • Zelda will direct Link to look for the glyphs she will project onto Calamity Ganon.
  • Riding the horse will allow Link to easily move around the Dark Beast Ganon to attack its flanks and belly.
  • Dark Beast Ganon will mostly attack with a powerful beam attack for its mouth. This will create a massive updraft where the beam passes.
  • To damage Ganon, you must wait for Zelda to cause glyphs to appear on Ganon.
  • Aim and fire the Bow of Light at the glyphs to inflict damage on Ganon.
  • They will appear on one side of Ganon and then the other.
  • After the 6 glyphs on the sides have been hit, one will appear on Ganon's belly.
  • With all those points hit, move to the front of Dark Beast Ganon.
  • Wait for Ganon to loose his beam attack. Ride toward the resulting flames and use the Bow of Light while airborne land a hit on the glyph that appears on his forehead.
  • Attempting to fire at the eye that emerges from his forehead while on horseback will have it block the attack.
  • One shot on the eye will finish the battle.









Zelda: ... Ganon... Ganon... Ganon was born out of a dark past. He is a pure embodiment of the ancient evil that is reborn time and time again... He has given up on reincarnation and assumed his pure, enraged form. If set free upon our world, the destruction will be unlike anything ever seen before.

Zelda: I entrust you with the Bow of Light - a powerful weapon in the face of evil. Link... you may have not yet be at a point where you have fully recovered your power or all of your memories... But courage need not be remembered... For it is never forgotten.

Zelda: That energy covering Ganon's body is called Malice. None of your attacks will get through as he is now... I will hold back the Malice back as much as I can, but my power is waning. Attack any glowing points that you see! May you be victorious!

Zelda: Aim for a glowing area!

Zelda: Ganon's power is weakening!

Zelda: We're so close!

Zelda: Link! Look up there!

Zelda: That's the very core of Ganon's being! Do what you must Link.

Zelda: Do it, Link!

Zelda: I've been keeping watch over you all this time... I've witnessed your struggles to return to us as well as your trials in battle. I always thought - no, I always believed - that you would find a way to defeat Ganon. I never lost faith in you over these many years... Thank you, Link... the hero of Hyrule. May I ask... Do you really remember me?


The ghost of King Rhoam told you that Hyrule is on the brink of annihilation.

Princess Zelda is currently fighting to contain Calamity Ganon inside Hyrule Castle, but her power cannot keep him at bay forever. Eventually, Ganon will regain his full strength and destroy the world.

Your ultimate task is to aid Princess Zelda in defeating Ganon before that can happen.


Video Walkthrough[edit]

Destroy Ganon - Reaching Ganon Video Walkthrough

[ Destroy Ganon - Fighting Ganon Phase 1 Video Walkthrough]

[ Destroy Ganon - Fighting Ganon Phase 2 Video Walkthrough]

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • Taking on a turret is fairly easy in ways. Be sure to aim for the eyes to ensure the stun.
  • The 4 Divine Beasts will perform an attack taking first form Calamity Ganon down to 50% health.