Fighting Lynels in the Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

The ferocious Lynel is back in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but they appear less frequently than in Breath of the Wild. Defeating the White-Maned Lynel is a great way to level up, but it won’t always appear in that form. In this guide, we’ll provide you with the knowledge on how to locate and defeat the White-Maned Lynel.

Finding White-Maned Lynel Locations

To encounter the White-Maned Lynel, you need to engage in its “level-up” system. As you progress through the game, the enemies become more powerful, and the Lynels will upgrade from red to blue forms and then into the White-Maned form. At the start of the game, the first Lynel you meet will appear red-maned. To find the White-Maned Lynel locations, head east of Rito Village and southeast of Tama Pond. You can also find them in Rabia Plain. The Hyrule Compendium entry for the White-Maned Lynel states that you can also spot them at the Faron Grasslands Depths and the Central Hyrule Depths. There are a total of 12 Lynel locations in Tears of the Kingdom, which is half of Breath of the Wild.

Fighting the White-Maned Lynel

The White-Maned Lynel and its three other variants have different types of attacks, which can be lethal if you’re not careful. Knowing the Lynel moveset that accompanies each weapon type is crucial for successfully defeating White-Maned Lynel. Here is a list of moves you can expect from sword and shield, spear, and club wielding Lynels.

Sword and Shield moves:
– Three-hit combo
– Double-arm attack
– Running slash

Spear moves:
– Jumping spear slam

Club moves:
– Basic vertical slam
– Spin attack
– Running slam

Miscellaneous moves:
– Jousting attack
– Charge
– Bow and arrow
– Fireballs

The Lynels may perform all of these moves with any of their weapon types. Jousting and the bow and arrow attacks are more comfortable to dodge than the running attacks, which require sidestepping with a flurry rush or parrying. During combat, the White-Maned Lynels generally switch their weapon types frequently, so players should expect a varied selection of moves. Players should learn the Lynel moveset and practice to become more efficient in combat.

In conclusion, the White-Maned Lynel is a formidable foe in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. With our guide, you now have the tools to locate and defeat the White-Maned Lynel. Practice makes perfect, study the moveset and use our knowledge to your advantage.