Nintendo’s next big title has been released and has taken the gaming realm by storm. With over 10 million sales within the first few days of its release, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been a massive success. Well, it has seen a recurrence of game mechanics, armor, and even mini-bosses from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One such recurring mini-boss is the Hinox. The Hinox in TOTK can be a pain if you don’t have any clue what you’re doing. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. In this comprehensive guide, we show you the most efficient way to breeze through the Hinox boss fight in Zelda TOTK and beat or kill it efficiently.
The Hinox is an exceptionally big, cyclops-looking ogre mini-boss in Zelda TOTK. It has a single eye in the center of its face and is usually found sleeping if not disturbed. There are multiple Hinoxes scattered at various locations all around Hyrule. However, let’s take a look at how to defeat this mini-boss in the most efficient way imaginable.
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (ToTK): How to beat/kill Hinox
Before you begin fighting a Hinox, you need to first find one. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has multiple Hinoxes spread across Hyrule. There are 4 different types of Hinox in the game: the regular type, which has 600 HP; the Blue type, which has 800 HP; the black Hinox which has 1000 HP; and the Stalnox which has 1000 HP. In this article, we shall focus on the regular Hinox, the one that has 600 HP and a reddish-brown body color.
Where To Find a Hinox
You should start from Lookout Landing (-0254, 0102, 0018) and head towards the west. If you follow the road, you should arrive at a location where three different paths merge into a single path. Follow the merged path until you arrive at a wooden bridge named the Carok Bridge in Hyrule Field. You should see a Hinox sleeping in the middle of the bridge, thereby blocking your path. The bridge is located beside Mount Gustaf. There is also the Ishodag Shrine nearby (-0879, 0423, 0063), so you can complete the shrine quest to open up a fast-travel spot to the bridge. Also, make sure you have an ample amount of bows and arrows because these are necessary for the fight.
How To Beat or Kill a Hinox in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
As said before, Hinoxes are generally found sleeping. So what you can do is sneak up on the creature. When you’re close enough, equip your strongest weapon of choice. Commence the fight with a charged attack using your strongest weapon. This way, you can dish out a huge chunk of free damage. After receiving damage, the Hinox will wake up from its slumber.
Once the Hinox has woken up, don’t worry because the next part of the fight can be easily conquered. While the Hinox is in its waking-up animation, you can land a few free melee attacks. But don’t get greedy because the boss will try to stomp on you. Just as you see it raising its leg, sprint backward. This should make the Hinox follow you. Draw your bow and aim for the Hinox’s eye. If done correctly, the arrow hitting the eye should stagger the boss. Sprint towards the boss as soon as it is staggered and continue dealing melee damage. When the boss starts to stand up, sprint away from him once more. Rinse and repeat the above steps.
If the Hinox is close to a tree, it will use it as a weapon against you, so be wary of it. At times, it will try to guard its eye if you missed the previous shots. But overall, the boss fight should proceed as explained above.
Pro-tip: If you have terrible aim and cannot land shots on the Hinox’s eye, you can use bomb-infused arrows.
With this, we’re finally at the end of our guide to defeating Hinox in the most efficient way. If you enjoyed reading this guide, consider following Android Gram for such articles in the future.