In this video, I’m going to show you how to defeat the Guardians in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, using the Ancient Shield which you see on the screen here. Unfortunately there is no quick and easy way to acquire this shield in the game. You have to buy it and it’s not cheap. But before I talk about that, let’s see it in action. When you’re near a Guardian, they will automatically start targeting you. At this point you can use ZL to lock on and then wait for this moment. Just as he was about to fire, his blue eye glowed a little bit brighter. And that’s precisely when you need to tap A to parry the attack back. This does no damage to your shield or to you, but destroys stationary Guardians in one hit. The shield is available exclusively at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab, which is basically as far northeast as you can possibly go on your map.

If Hyrule were shaped like the United States, you’d be headed for Maine. Once you get there, and finish the side quest to activate the furnace, it will still cost you 1,000 rupees, 10 ancient gears, 15 ancient springs, and 1 giant ancient core. But if you can afford all that, you should be able to destroy any Guardian in 1 to 3 hits. As you saw in the last clip, this even works on very far away Guardians, though the timing is a little bit different when they’re so distant.

Basically: train yourself to look for the blue flash of his eye, then adjust when it’s far away. I highly recommend keeping your shield in your inventory when you’re not fighting Guardians. You really don’t want it to break. Happy hunting!.

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