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Zelda Breath of the Wild: How to Beat Master Kohga

Master Kohga – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Master Kohga is sub-boss you’ll face during the Divine Beast Vah Naboris questline in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He’s the leader of the Yiga Clan, a group of ninja who can teleport around and unleash powerful attacks. Master Kohga himself is also quite powerful if you let him hit you, but he’s actually really easy to beat once you know what you’re doing, and is quite possibly the easiest boss encounter in the entire game. All you need is a few arrows and a couple of melee weapons and this will be simple. Also, the only Rune power usable during the fight is Magnesis, but that will be only for the end.

The fight with Master Kohga has three phases. The first phase will show him put up a blue forcefield in front of him, just ignore it. Just aim your bow and wait for him to summon a rock above his head, at which point the shield he put up will disappear. Shoot him in the face and the rock will fall on his head doing massive damage and embedding him in the ground. Run up and do as much damage as you can before he pops back up. Rinse and repeat until about half of his health is gone and he starts his second phase.


The second phase sees Master Kohga float above a bottomless pit. He’ll summon two rocks at his sides this time, but don’t shoot him immediately. Keep your bow aimed at Master Kohga and wait for the rocks to start rotating around him. When one one is above his head, shoot him. He will fly forward and land in the ground in front of you. Beat him up until he pops up and rinse and repeat as necessary until the last phase.

The last phase has his blue shield appear permanently, but don’t worry. Put your bow away and have Magnesis ready. This time around Master Kohga will summon a large, metal, spiked ball above his head. As soon as it spawns, activate your power then press B to release it on his head dealing an insane amount of damage. If you happen to be to slow and Master Kohga starts using his own Magnesis before you do, don’t worry. Yours is stronger, so you can still guide the spiked ball back over his head. You may need to do this twice, at which point the fight is over.

After a cutscene where Master Kohga ends up knocking himself out, you will have won yet another The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild boss encounter.

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