Breath of the Wild: How to Kill the Igneo Talus

Breath of the Wild: How to Kill the Igneo Talus

Here's our guide on how to kill an Igneo Talus in Zelda Breath of the Wild.

The Igneo Talus, as you might be able to tell from the name, is the fiery cousin of the Stone Talus in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild Igneo Talus guide, we'll be providing you with all the details that you need before you go head to head with one of the creatures.

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How to Kill an Igneo Talus in Breath of the Wild

Quite possibly the superior of the two varieties of Talus found throughout Hyrule, the Igneo Talus presents a significant challenge to Link on his quest to save Princess Zelda, and can be found around the Goron region, just south of Goron City. While both the Stone Talus and the Igneo Talus are likely considered to be mini bosses by most players, they can give anyone a run for their money, should you attempt to face one unprepared.

First off, if you're thinking the Flamebraker Armour will save you from the firepower of the Igneo Talus, you'd be sadly mistaken, as the heat radiating from the beast will harm Link if he gets too close. On top of this, hovering too long over any of the molten ground around the Igneo Talus will also cause Link to lose hearts in quick succession.

To combat the Igneo Talus, a good tactic is to blow off each arm using the Remote Bomb, as this will cause the Talus to fall down for a precious few seconds, allowing Link to get in a few shots with a bow. In this situation, any type of arrow will deal decent damage to the Igneo Talus, and not just the frost arrows, as you might expect.

We managed to hit the Igneo Talus with frost arrows which stunned and cooled it. This allows you to climb up on its back and strike the ore deposit, doing massive damage.

Igneo Talus Rewards

Once defeated, the Igneo Talus will drop a good amount of precious gems for Link to scoop up, including opals, flint, amber, and the occasional ruby, ultimately making it a bigger 'risk vs reward' opponent than the more common Stone Talus.

If instead you were searching for help on how to defeat the cousin of the Igneo Talus, then we've got all the info in our guide on taking down the Stone Talus for you. In addition to this, our essential guides section on Breath of the Wild covers other common topics in the game, such as how to cook and the best recipes in Breath of the Wild, and how to navigate through the Lost Woods and obtain the fabled Master Sword.

We have a lot more on Breath of the Wild for you to take a look at. There's Mat's writeup on how you can use whistling to fish. Next up is Hirun's piece on how to launch Guardians into the area using the Cryonis Rune.

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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