Link fighting a Steppe Talus in the Great Plateau in LoZ: BotW.

The Steppe Talus is a Mini-boss in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


A golem-like monster made of boulders.

Initially, this creature will appear to be an innocent pile of big rocks. But when Link approaches it, the boulders assemble into a massive rock elemental monster.

The Talus has four attacks:

  • Punch Link with its massive arms
  • Swipe arms across the ground
  • Fall forward and smash anyone along its path
  • Hurl its arms at Link.


Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • The Talus is very big compared to Link, and deals a huge amount of damage, but its movement speed is very slow.
  • This boss's weakness lays in the black cluster of ore on top of the head or on its back or side. Climb to the ore and strike it:
  • Shooting its ore cluster with an arrow stuns it, making it easier to climb.
  • A smashing weapon such as the Royal Claymore is a better tool for the job than a slashing weapon such as a sword.