While exploring the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are a lot of enemies that Link has to face off against. Saving Hyrule doesn't come without some dangers. While Link makes his way across Hyrule, defeats each of the Divine Beasts, and finds all 800 Korok Seeds, there are enemies everywhere. Some of them are a lot tougher to deal with than others. Whether it's sheer power or the fact that they're just annoying, some enemies are hard.
Early in the game, players face off against Bokoblins. They may be the first enemies, but anyone who has played Breath of the Wild will know they're far from the most powerful. The enemies only get more challenging from there.
To see the 10 most powerful enemies in Breath of the Wild, ranked from least to most powerful, keep reading!
Octoroks are an enemy in Breath of the Wild that players experience fairly early on. They're not exactly the most powerful enemies in the game, but players know they can be tough. Octoroks are typically found in bodies of water like lakes and rivers, and shoot rocks at Link.
Although Octoroks are pretty easy to take out and don't exactly do a ton of damage to Link, the fact that they're found out in the water can make them annoying to deal with. This is especially true if you're dealing with other enemies while an Octorok is shooting at you.
Moblins are somewhat similar to Bokoblins in that they're found all over Hyrule in different colors, but they're a lot tougher. These monsters are incredibly tall heavyweights that can pack quite a punch.
These monsters drop valuable items that Link can use to upgrade armor or to sell for Rupees in order to buy new weapons. Because of this, they're definitely a good monster to try to take on when you see them around Hyrule. But the fact that they're significantly bigger and stronger than Link can make them tough to battle against in the early stages of the game.
Wizzrobes can come in different forms, depending on where in Hyrule they're located. While making his way around Hyrule, Link can come across multiple types of elemental Wizzrobes. The different types are: Meteo Wizzrobes, Fire Wizzrobes, Blizzrobes, Ice Wizzrobes, Thunder Wizzrobes, and Electric Wizzrobes.
The different Wizzrobes have different elemental weapons that can freeze, burn, or even shock Link. That, paired with the fact that they can teleport during battles, makes them tough. Wizzrobes are also often found in rather inconvenient places like at the bottom of towers.
7 Electric Keese
Keese are small, bat-like enemies that appear in different parts of Hyrule. Although these enemies are easy to take down and aren't that powerful, there are some things that can make them a bit of a challenge. For one thing, Keese typically attack Link in large flocks, meaning that fighting them can be tedious.
There are also elemental Keese. Of these, Electric Keese are by far the most difficult to deal with. They come totally charged up and will shock Link, causing damage and even causing him to potentially drop whatever he was holding. Losing his weapon is bound to make fighting these flying monsters harder.
Hinox are huge, cyclops-like monsters. They're often seen sleeping in fields and will attack Link if he comes to them. After defeating these monsters, Link is welcome to take from the variety of weapons that the Hinox wears around its neck.
The Hinox is quite a large, powerful enemy and can definitely make quick work of Link if the player finds one early in the game. Hinox can even pull trees out of the ground to use as weapons against Link. Instead of fighting a Hinox, players that don't have many hearts should just sneak on top of them while they sleep to steal their weapon necklaces.
5 Stone Talus
The first time a player finds a Stone Talus, they're probably pretty confused. These enemies look like just a normal boulder in a field in Hyrule, but they're definitely not. After a player tries to climb them or comes too close, the Stone Talus comes to life. Unfortunately, they're completely immune to arrows and swords, so they can be tricky to fight.
But any experienced Breath of the Wild player will know how to climb on the back of the Stone Talus in order to hit the ore. Not only does it give valuable minerals, it's also how the Stone Talus is defeated. Because they can be tricky to figure out how to fight and are super powerful, these enemies are definitely one of the tougher ones in the game.
Guardians appear all over Hyrule in many different forms. They were originally created by the Sheikah, but like the Divine Beasts, were taken over by Ganon prior to the events of Breath of the Wild. There are several different types of Guardians that can be found around Hyrule, but none of them are to be messed with. All of them can shoot powerful lasers and some can even chase Link down if he runs.
Players that are brave enough to try to take on a Guardian will be rewarded with valuable Guardian Parts. These parts can be taken to Purah to upgrade your Runes or to Robbie to create Ancient Gear and Ancient Weapons. But actually beating a Guardian to get these items is not easy.
3 Yiga Blademaster
Members of the Yiga Clan can be found in two different points of the game. Link encounters them when he goes to the Yiga Hideout, but they can also find him out and about in Hyrule. After getting past them in the Yiga Hideout, Link has to battle against Master Kohga, but he's far from the most powerful member of the Yiga Clan.
Yiga Blademasters can take Link out with a single hit if they spot him sneaking around the Yiga Hideout. And if they catch him wandering around Hyrule, they're pretty tough to battle against. Luckily, bananas can distract them in the hideout and the powerful weapons that Link comes across during the game can take them out when they show up around Hyrule.
2 White Lynel
Lynels are centaur-like monsters and the toughest enemies that Link comes across while roaming around Hyrule. Like other monsters, there are different colors of Lynels that represent different difficulty levels. Although all Lynels are hard to deal with, the White Lynels are the toughest of them all.
Lynels are not an enemy that the player wants to face off against until they're prepared. That means good weapons, good armor, and quite a few heart containers. But, like other tough enemies in Breath of the Wild, there are good reasons to battle Lynels. For one, you're going to need a lot of Lynel parts to upgrade the Barbarian Armor set.
1 Thunderblight Ganon
Could we really talk about tough enemies in Breath of the Wild without mentioning Calamity Ganon? Ganon is the main villain in the series and the final boss that Link has to defeat in order to save Hyrule at the end. But before he can do that, he needs to unleash each of the Divine Beasts. Doing so will give him special help from the Champions and will make fighting Ganon a lot easier.
The different mini-bosses Link has to face are: Thunderblight Ganon, Fireblight Ganon, Waterblight Ganon, and Windblight Ganon. Each one is located in a different Divine Beast and while none of them are easy, Thunderblight Ganon is definitely the toughest. He flies around and shocks Link. It can be hard to catch him in a single spot and the fact that he can make Link drop his weapons makes fighting him pretty tricky.