The remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Switch is now available, and players are currently busy hunting down secret seashells in Link's Awakening and taking on the game's many bosses. One such boss is the LoZ: LA Ancient Ruins mini boss, the Armos Knight, and some players may be confused on how to defeat it. For those trying to figure out how to beat the Armos Knight in Link's Awakening, this guide looks to provide assistance with exactly that.
As previously mentioned the LoZ: LA Armos Knight mini boss is located in the Ancient Ruins on Koholint Island, and players must dispatch it in order to obtain the Face Key that will give them access to the area's final chamber. The Armos Knight is heavily armored, and players will find that their standard sword attacks do little to hider its advance. That said, with a little bit of strategy, players should have no trouble defeating the Ancient Ruins boss in Link's Awakening.
How to Beat the Ancient Ruins Boss in Link's Awakening
To beat The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's Ancient Ruins mini boss, players should begin by learning its attack pattern. Specifically, this armored knight will periodically do a ground pound that has the potential to stun Link. To avoid this, players should equip the Roc's Feather and jump as the Armos Knight lands its pound attack, thus dodging the resulting shockwave.
Once players have learned to evade the Armos Knight's attacks in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, they can then work on dealing damage to it. The spin attack is one effective offensive option against the Ancient Ruins mini boss, and players should quickly charge their swords and unleash a spin in between pound attacks. As the armored knight losses its armor and speeds up, players can turn to their bow and arrow for dealing the final blow.
Using this advice, players should be able to defeat the Armos Knight with no deaths and have a chance at the Link's Awakening perfect ending. While trying to get damage on the Ancient Ruins boss may feel a bit frustrating at times, it is certainly possible with some strategy and a bit of patience.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.