How to prepare for the Thunderblight Ganon boss fight
Before you begin fighting Thunderblight Ganon, put on your rubber tights. They protect you from lightning damage, and boy is there a lot of that in this fight.
If you don’t have rubber tights, you can get them through the Serpent’s Jaws shrine quest. It will make Thunderblight Ganon’s lightning-based attacks much, much, much easier to deal with. Or you can always cook yourself some food or elixirs that increase your lightning damage resistance.
Finally, and as always, consider reading our Hearty Durians guide, so you can get yourself as many as 20 extra (temporary) hearts. They really help with boss fights.
Thunderblight Ganon phase 1
The first phase of the fight involves Thunderblight Ganon’s lightning-fast movements and actual lightning attacks. You need to do two things: block and attack.
Blocking his attacks is straightforward. Just lock on. If you get electrocuted and drop your shield or weapon, pick it up immediately. And as soon as you’re done blocking, attack him. It won’t do any damage at first, but your attacks will chip away at his shield, until it breaks.
We used the Master Sword for our fight, which we suspect chipped away at his shield faster than other weapons would have. If you don’t have it, check out our guide to getting the Master Sword. Or use one of the weapons that you got for defeating guardian scouts throughout Vah Naboris.
When he floats up high to shoot glowing lightning orbs at you, stay locked on but back away from him. It makes avoiding those orbs much easier.
Thunderblight Ganon phase 2
The second phase of the fight starts differently but ends in the same way as the first phase.
Thunderblight Ganon begins by conjuring metal pillars, driving them into the ground near you and then striking them with lightning. If you’re close, you’ll take lightning damage. Weird as it sounds, though, you want to be fairly close. That’s the trick to this phase.
Use magnesis on a metal pillar, and move the pillar close to Thunderblight Ganon. Lightning will strike it, throwing him off his game and back into a pattern similar to the first phase. Attack him, and repeat the process until he’s super dead.
Thunderblight Ganon rewards
Defeat Thunderblight Ganon, and you’ll receive Urbosa’s Fury, which calls down a lightning strike around you. To use it, just hold Y.