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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: The Master Trials: Trial of the Sword: Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 walkthrough

Trial of the Sword: Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 contains the first sub-boss-type fight in this section of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s The Master Trials DLC. You’re in a room that’s very similar to the previous three, but this time you’re up against a guardian.

Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 walkthrough

Just like the last few floors, you have to start moving immediately. The guardian’s going to zero in on you and make your life very difficult, so jump and start paragliding. You can go any direction you want here — just be careful heading straight toward it, and don’t get yourself caught in a corner.

This fight is intimidating, but when you take a breath and take your time, it’s not that hard. You’ve got a lot going for you.

As tough as guardians are, they’re not untouchable. Your first step is to hit it in the eye with an arrow — those shock arrows you picked up on Underground Floor 3 work well here. After that, you can retreat to a nearby platform to recharge, then shoot it in the eye again.

If you prefer to get up close and personal, shoot it in the eye, then paraglide close, draw a strong weapon and hit it until you kill it or it comes to its senses. When it starts targeting you again, get some distance or drop to the platform directly underneath the guardian — it can’t see you here, so you’ll be safe.

Whichever approach you prefer, just (as calmly as you can) keep repeating the process — shoot, maybe hit, recover, repeat.

Once it blows up, collect the treasure chests, clear any crates you can find and move on.

Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 armor, weapons and food

Nearly every underground floor in Trial of the Sword includes some combination of armor, weapons and food that you should collect before leaving and use in subsequent levels. Here’s what you can find in this underground floor.

Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 armor and weapons
  • Arrows (in crates to the right of the guardian)
  • Arrows (in crates to the right of starting platform)
Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 food
  • None
Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4 treasure chests

There are two treasure chests to collect in Middle Trials: Underground Floor 4. When you’re facing the exit while standing on the guardian’s platform, the first one is on a wooden platform in the far right corner. Shoot the platform with a fire arrow or use a remote bomb, and the chest will drop to the platform below. Try to be there when it lands so you can grab it before it falls off the platform in case it bounces weird. This chest has a soldier’s bow.

The second chest is in the far left corner suspended from three balloons. There are two ways to handle this chest. If you’re feeling confident and if the chest seems pretty stable, just shoot the balloons all at once (or within a couple shots during bullet time) so the chest falls straight down. If the chest is swinging wildly, you’ll have to be a little more careful.

Try taking out the balloons one at a time. Watch where the chest is drifting and only finish it off when it’s close to a platform. Magnesis will let you maneuver the chest some, but it’ll bounce up and down a lot in the updraft. You can use stasis to get it to hold still while you pick off the rest of the balloons. Open this chest for a knight’s shield.


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