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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom brings back fragile weapons that break after a while, so it’s important to find those with high attack ratings. If you’re looking to get your hands on the Gloom Club, one of the most powerful weapons out there, then follow our guide.
Tears of the Kingdom – how to get the Gloom Club
The Gloom Club is one of the most potent weapons in the game, with an offensive rating of 50 that can shred even the toughest defenses. However, the gloom that makes it so effective gradually wears down your body.
The first step to getting the Gloom Club is to defeat Phantom Ganon in one of the locations where he spawns with a club. You can find him in several places throughout Hyrule, and he may carry one of three weapons: a spear, a sword, or the club. Whichever weapon he carries, he’ll drop it after you defeat him.
The tricky part is finding Phantom Ganon that carries the Gloom Club. I personally have had the best luck finding the one with the Gloom Spear. Fortunately, there’s one location where you can rely on him dropping the Gloom Club, which is a short distance southeast of Kyononis Shrine, in the Hyrule Castle Town Ruins.
Phantom Ganon can also appear with the Gloom Club in the following locations:
- Near the north end of Taobab Grassland (not far northeast of Kitawak Shrine).
- In a hollowed-out stump near Ren-iz Shrine in Crenel Hills.
- Near the lowest level of Lomei Labyrinth Island in the Lomei Labyrinth Chasm area that you can reach by navigating the maze and descending through the nearby opening.
Before you can face Phantom Ganon, you must defeat the Gloom Hands. They’re puddles of gloom that ooze slowly towards you with lanky arms extended. I recommend using Arrows fused with Bomb Flowers to take them out – check out our guide on where to find and farm Bomb Flowers if you need more. A few direct hits to the ‘eyes’ on the lead hands will destroy all of them quickly.
If you tend to the hands quickly, Phantom Ganon will typically appear next. With the Gloom Club in hand, he moves sluggishly but hits hard. Try to get close to him to tempt him to jump towards you and swing down with his club. Keep him targeted, and don’t forget that counters are the key to winning this fight. Time your moves so that when he reaches the peak of his jump and starts dropping, you can step to the side and unleash an attack flurry; this will remove the gloom puddle forming around him.
Repeat the process above until you win. If you’re looking for an easier battle, you can try drinking a Mighty Elixir. Fast weapons with long range function best in this fight; I also recommend bringing Sunny Steamed Tomatoes (cook three Hylian Tomatoes with a Sundelion) to restore hearts lost to gloom damage.
When you defeat Phantom Ganon, he’ll drop various items and weapons, including the Gloom Club and a Demon King’s Bow that scales based on your heart maximum.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be purchased from the Nintendo Store.