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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide – The Final Battle

Monday, 25 November 2013 00:24 GMT By Staff

Part sixteen of our complete Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide, The Final Battle.

The Final Battle

Seven Sages

Now with all the sages gathered, Link is rewarded a precious prize for his efforts. We won’t spoil anything here, but it’s rather cool. It’s time to settle the score with the wicked Yuga, and his villainous companion. Your next destination – as said by the sages – is Lorule Castle.
Note: Now that you’ve completed all the dungeons, you can access the final dungeon and finale. For the purpose of this walkthrough, we’re covering the main story. Feel free to explore Hyrule and its secrets.

Lorule Castle

Open the Seal

Lorule Castle is blocked by a dark barrier, but a friend will soon help you out and let you in. Lorule Castle is rather streamlined from here – there are no keys or puzzles for you to solve.

Lorule Castle – 1F

As you enter, dismiss the minions that guard the hall. The chest in the center cannot be reached, so head to the north end of the hall and enter the passage. (For some easy money, move the right statue, merge into the north wall and slide to the chest on the east side for a Purple Rupee). Defeat the large minion wielding a fire mace – use your Ice Rod to ease the battle. With him dealt with, the stairs open to 2F.

Lorule Castle – 2F

Slash your way to the south of 2F’s chamber. Collect the Red Rupee in the east room and proceed up the stairs to the south.

Lorule Castle – 3F

The third floor’s first room has a large gate guarded with four emblems. You’re required to complete all four of the rooms with decorated item emblems to unlock it. First, hit the crystal switch to spawn a save portal. Don’t go through it – instead, pull one of the gargoyle statues out of the way and drop back to 1F. You land on the central platform in front of a chest. Open it to claim a small key, then head through the portal and return to 3F.

With the key, unlock the west door of 3F’s main hall. Behind the door lies a staircase leading to the fourth floor.

Lorule Castle – 4F

Open the chest in this hall to claim the compass. There’s another important treasure you should collect in this hall. Slash the two lit torches near the compass chest. This darkens the room and reveals two narrow chains to the south. Walk across one of them to reach a large chest containing the red mail. The red tunic increases your defense tremendously and allows Link to sustain more damage than the blue mail!

Lamp Chamber (4F)

While you’re up here, it’s a good idea to head inside the lamp chamber (one of the four rooms that’s required to open the gate on 3F). Enter it by stepping on the tile in front of the northwest door. To get through this hall, extinguish the lit torch to close the wall behind you, and to reveal a shadow walkway. Get a good look at the path, then ignite the torch to open the next wall. Follow the trail carefully to the next torch and put it out. Check the right path, put out the torch, and then follow the path to your right to bypass the next wall.

Reach the next torch and swipe it for another clue. Turn the lights back and head left, leading to a chest containing a small key. Now work your way towards the north ledge by following the trail to the right, igniting the torch again to clear the walls. Ignore the floor portal and unlock the north door to reach 5F. Now you must defeat the mace knight in a dark room. Use a distant weapon (preferably the Ice Rod) and block when he circles his mace. With him defeated, step into the floor portal to return to 3F’s main hall.

Bomb Chamber (3F)

Enter the bomb chamber from the 3F’s northwest door by stepping on the tile in front of it. In the bomb chamber, you’ll need to rely on the crystal switches and your bombs to get through. Work your way to the center part of the room by switching the crystals with your bombs and clearing the paths (toss a bomb over the blue blocks when you’re blocked in). When you reach the blue blocks against the south wall in the central section, toss a bomb in front of the crystal and stand on the blue blocks to raise you to the second level of the hall.

On the second level of this hall, go south. You’ll notice a crystal switch to your right – toss a bomb over the red blocks to activate it, lowering the walls beside you. Now, toss another bomb at the crystal switch then stand on the red blocks to your left, lifting you to the third level of the chamber. A bomb flower can be seen on this level to your right. Toss a bomb over the red wall to detonate the bomb flower. This destroys the large rock blocking the bomb flower. Return to the crystal switch and activate it using the same bomb technique as before (standing on the red blocks) to raise you in front of the crystal. Merge into the south wall and wrap around to the bomb flower.

Hit the crystal switch so it’s blue (lowering the red blocks). Lead the bomb flower to the left corner and go north. Move onward and dismiss the minions. Toss a bomb over the walls to trigger the crystals north of you. You’ll have to do this multiple times to reach the large rock to the north. Once you do, detonate the bomb flower to destroy the large rock, and then collect the small key in the chest.

Drop down and unlock the door nearby to access the second floor, where you’ll battle the giant centipede (the same one from the Tower of Hera). Remember to stab its tail to damage it. The only drawback is the walls enclose around you, giving you limited movement. Merge into the walls if you have to! When the monster is defeated, head through the warp to return to the main hall of 3F. The door’s emblem glows, indicating you’ve only got two chambers to tackle.

Lorule Castle – 4F

Hookshot Chamber (4F)

Now let’s clear the Hookshot chamber next. Return to 4F by exiting the third floor’s west staircase. The Hookshot chamber is located next to the lamp chamber to the right. Pull the lever next to the door with the Hookshot to open it. In here, you’ll need to deal with a pesky Wallmaster. Hide underneath the catwalks to prevent from being grabbed. Make your way over to the east side, and use the Ice Rod to cross the lava and reach a moving platform. Ride it across to discover a lever on the wall. Pull the lever (when the Wallmaster isn’t present) with the Hookshot to activate another moving platform. Ride that one to the west side of the room.

Merge into the left wall and go south. This puts you underneath an eyeball; one of two which you need to place in the statues near the locked door. It’s resting on a cracked surface, so lead the Wallmaster above it – it’ll smack the eye down to you. Position the eye to the north end of this ledge. Now return to the east side (by merging) and riding the platform. Get on the platform moving westward, and grab the eye with the Hookshot. Place the eye in the slot.

Another eye is needed. Proceed to the northeast side of the room to discover a raft in the lava. Board the raft and get around by latching onto the walls with the Hookshot. You’ll need to position yourself underneath the floor switch above you to open the gate ahead. Once you do, continue forward and merge when the Wallmaster appears. The path leads you to land in the north section of the chamber.

You will notice three floor switches on the ground. Place the statue on one switch, then wait for the Wallmaster to appear. The trick here is to veer the Wallmaster above one of the switches – when it does, quickly move onto the other floor switch that’s not active. If done correctly, Link stands on one switch, the statue on the other, and the Wallmaster triggers the third one! Doing so unlocks the south wall. Head over there and stand underneath the eyeball on the above ledge. Allow the Wallmaster to smash the cracked ledge, lending you the second eye. Toss the eye on the raft and bring it to the second statue, revealing a chest. Open it for a small key. Unlock the door and battle the Swamp Palace boss. Remember, use the Hookshot to pull its eyes off and expose its body. Defeating him activates the third emblem in the gate on 3F.

Lorule Castle – 3F

The Last Chamber

The last chamber that seals the large gate is on the third floor. Go through the northeast door on 3F. Blocks emerge as you cross over the lava in this hall. Work your way to the north part, and stay right. The blocks lead you to a spike ball and a gargoyle statue. Push the statue out of the way to free the spike ball. Follow behind it so it rolls all the way down to the south end of the block path. The tone beeps, and the south door opens. Veer right to have larger blocks emerge from the lava. Merge around them to reach a room to the south.

In this hall, block the tiles that fly out at you. Your shield does the trick, but you can also spawn blocks by standing near the edges. Once both floors are vanished, a staircase is formed next to you, and both doors open. Ascend the stairs and head through the door to the right.
Back in the previous room, follow the block path to the northeast side of the room. You’ll see some spiked balls rolling into the lava in front of the chest. The idea here is to stand close to the ball and form bridge blocks so it rolls down to the south end of the hall, knocking another ball stuck in the process. To do so, follow the ball closely (from the right) and merge into the walls and blocks about halfway, making haste to the south end. You don’t want to go too fast, or the blocks will disappear! When the ball hits the other one, it falls into place, creating a pathway for you to the chest. The chest is in front of the spiked ball’s spawn point, so side step quickly to snag the small key.

Make your way to the locked door on the other side of the hall and unlock it. This leads you back to 2F, and pits you against a giant Bari. Two platforms are your standing ground, and move periodically above the lava. To end this fight quickly, freeze the critter with the Ice Rod for a guaranteed hit, and to void its electricity defense. Destroy its offspring when it explodes, and another floor portal emerges in the room. Step inside the portal to return to 3F.

Lorule Castle – 3F

The Gate Shall Open

With all four main chambers cleared, the gate in 3F’s main hall opens. Be sure to save before heading through, because the path leads to the final boss! The gate leads to Hyrule’s high floor. If you’re in need of health recovery, slip through the cracked portal and heal up from the fairies. When you’re ready, shift back to Lorule and follow the long bridge to your right, leading to the throne room. Here, you’ll watch a cinema, and battle the final boss of the game!

FINAL BOSS???

Phase One

We don’t want to spoil this epic fight, so we’re keeping the climax a hush. The first stage of the battle has the boss wave his giant spear at Link. He has a large range of attack, so stay a fair distance. The best opportunity to strike is immediately after he strikes because he’s vulnerable for a split moment. Note that the boss charges up his weapon and executes a deadly thrust. To avoid this, keep your legs moving and move around the room. Eventually, the boss switch’s up his game and waves his giant spear around. Stay clear of it and wait for him to reappear before attacking again. At one point, he disappears and casts bolts around the room. Keep moving!

Phase Two

After enough damage has been inflicted, another cinema takes place, and the final boss has upped his game. His attacks change significantly – this time, he fires an energy ball at you. Bounce the energy ball back and forth with your sword until it strikes him. From this point, he merges into the wall, and you’re given a new special item. This special item can only be used when you’re merged within a wall. Equip your new weapon and merge into the wall. Fire the weapon at any direction; the boss will block your first attack each time. Now quickly exit the wall and merge behind him, then follow up with another shot. If done correctly, your shot will nail the boss right in the rear, and he’ll emerge out of the wall. This is your cue to go in and strike him!

Repeat the process above to close in on the finale. The second time the boss merges into the wall, you’ll need to change your strategy. Merge into the wall and wait for him to charge at you. When he does, merge out of the wall. He’ll brake upon you exiting the wall, allowing you to fire another shot from behind him!

The final segment of the battle challenges you to bounce two energy balls back at him. It gets crazy here – tap the B button rapidly and don’t stop! Once you’ve given him a taste of his own medicine, he merges back into the wall. Merge in with him and fire your last shot from the opposite direction of where he’s looking – your shot will swing around the wall and strike him from behind. At this final moment, the boss merges out of the wall. Go in and deliver the final blow!

Congrats! You’ve completed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Two Worlds!

Special thanks to the authors of the Prima Official Guide and the book’s help in making this walkthrough!

Don’t get lost! Head back for the rest of our Zelda: A Link Between Worlds guide.

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    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

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  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

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  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]