In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Lynels make a comeback to the Hyrulean fields and present a serious challenge to players of all skill levels. The game’s strongest non-boss adversaries are these mutant lion-centaur beasts, which players can hunt down. Daring gamers have found 34 Lynels across the game, taking on formidable weapons and lethal fire.
Battle with Lynels in TotK
Lynels will function roughly the same in Tears of the Kingdom for Breath of the Wild players. A Lynel will run circles around Link once it spots him, trying to attack with its weapon or charge with its body.
If Link is able to escape the range of their melee weapons, they will additionally employ a potent Lynel Bow. It is wise for players to constantly be on guard since even if it shoots its arrows into the air, they will still track Link’s location for a long before raining down on him.
Lynels can breathe out a tremendous blast of fire whenever they want. The Lynel will leap backward to prepare its fire attack if Link and it are not already separated by some distance. Additionally, it has the ability to destroy any Zonai Devices that players may use in battle with a powerful roar from its mouth.
Sword and Shield
To be able to attack and defend themselves, many Lynels will enter battle equipped with a sword and shield. Circling and slashing will be heavily utilised by these kinds of Lynel.
Some Lynels will use a claymore or another heavy two-handed weapon. These kinds of weapons enable the Lynel to launch spin assaults at their immediate surroundings, especially if Link approaches too closely.
Other Lynels will have a longer reach due to the halberd or spear-like weapon they carry. These Lynels are also given the power to launch themselves into the air and land hard, sending a scorching shockwave outward.
How to Beat Lynels TotK
A powerful enough critical hit to the Lynel’s head will cause it to fall to one knee and expose its vulnerability. Players can also easily saddle the back of a Lynel at this point and hit repeatedly before being bucked off. This method of assaulting the Lynel will cause harm without reducing any weapon durability.
Puffshrooms can be used by players as a defensive strategy to cut off a Lynel’s line of sight and temporarily evade detection. Lynels are immune to all other stun mechanisms, including freezing and shocking, therefore this can buy players some time to think about their next move or just take a pause.
The base of trees is where puffshrooms are typically found throughout The Depths. They will explode on impact when thrown or attached to arrows, dispersing a sizable cloud of spores.
Players also have the option of using an Ancient Blade to defeat a Lynel right away if necessary. The Lynel will be warped from reality, along with whatever drops the player would have obtained from slaying it, much like other non-boss monsters are, by an arrow loaded with an Ancient Blade.
Get the Lynel Mask in TotK
Similar to Breath of the Wild, players can purchase a handmade mask that looks like a Lynel. Players in Tears of the Kingdom can exchange Bubbul Gems for the Lynel Mask with the strange Koltin persona. To obtain this helmet, Link will need to find a total of 38 Bubbul Gems.
Players will be able to approach Lynels without worrying about being attacked right away if they are wearing the Lynel Mask. Lynels are extremely intelligent creatures, so eventually they will realise that Link is not actually one of them and start to fight. However, the Lynel might start a fight with any allies Link might have before realising the player is a disguised player.
TotK Lynel Locations on Hyrule’s Surface
There are 15 places where Lynels can be found on Hyrule’s surface. The base level for Lynels that may be located at each place is depicted by the map above and the coordinates below. More potent variations, up to a Silver Lynel, can spawn in their place as players go through the game and raise the level of their planet.
- Red-Maned Lynel // Lake Illumeni (-3379, 0020, 0092)
- Red-Maned Lynel // Tabantha Hills (-2150, 1537, 0218)
- Red-Maned Lynel // Lindor’s Brow (-2150, 1537, 0218)
- Red-Maned Lynel // West Hyrule Plains (-1544, 0127, 0107)
- Red-Maned Lynel // North Akkala Valley (3681, 2941, 0028)
- Blue-Maned Lynel // Hebra West Summit (-4523, 2675, 0228)
- Blue-Maned Lynel // Stalry Plateau (-1541, -2698, 0156)
- Blue-Maned Lynel // Nautelle Wetlands (-0568, -3854, 0050)
Locations of the TotK Lynel in The Depths
There are 15 more places in The Depths beneath Hyrule where Lynels can spawn. The coordinates provided reflect the basic level of Lynel that can be found at each location, similar to the surface. The Lynels, like all other creatures in The Depths, will be Gloom-Wreathed, allowing them to severely harm the player with Gloom Damage.
All Lynels will also have sturdy stone armour on them, with the exception of those in the Floating Coliseum and the one under Hyrule Castle. These Lynels are impervious to damage unless the player dislodges the armour with crushing weapons like hammers or explosions from bomb flowers, time bombs, or cannons.
There is a Lynel in The Depths for each Stable on the surface (apart from Tabantha Bridge Stable). In regions that Lightroots has not yet lit, this can assist players more precisely determine their locations.
- White-Maned Lynel // Beneath Hyrule Castle (-0244, 0795, -1090)
- Armored Red-Maned Lynel // Mu-ustust Lightroot (-1417, 1271, -0485)
- Armored Red-Maned Lynel // Stakijat Lightroot (0254, -1182, -0472)
- Armored Blue-Maned Lynel // Kimakarut Lightroot (-2801, -2241, -0482)
- Armored Blue-Maned Lynel // U-u-ujoj Lightroot (1564, -3496, -0512)
- Armored Blue-Maned Lynel // Anonisik Lightroot (2592, 1152, -0597)
- Armored Blue-Maned Lynel // Gedihcayam Lightroot (3150, 1677, -0650)
- Armored Blue-Maned Lynel // Ui-ihcoj Lightroot (4227, 2712, -0573)
Players can battle the following five Lynels in the Floating Coliseum in the following order: Silver Lynel, Armoured Silver Lynel, White-Maned Lynel, Blue-Maned Lynel, and Red-Maned Lynel. The sequence of 1v1 fights will start once players approach the chest in the middle of the coliseum. A rare and potent piece of armour can be obtained if players are successful in taking down all five Lynels.
The Nintendo Switch is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.