Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian | Locations, Items

Welcome to our Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian Guide, We have listed everything from the types, locations, Item Drops and even their HP. If that wasn’t enough we have also included a short walkthrough on how to best handle these difficult monsters.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian

What Are Guardians?

In Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardians are Mini-Bosses Monsters known to drop Ancient Materials such as Ancient Springs, Ancient Gears and more. They come in two group types “Guardian Vehicles” and the more interesting “Guardian Scouts“.
Guardian Zelda Breath of the Wild

Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian

Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian Vehicles

MonsterItem DropsLocations
Guardian Stalker
(HP: 1,500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core, Giant Ancient Core. Hyrule Field
Guardian Skywatcher
(HP: 1,500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core, Giant Ancient Core. Hyrule Field, Akkala Highlands
Guardian Turret
(HP: 1,500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core, Giant Ancient Core. Hyrule Castle
Decayed Guardian
(HP: 500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft. Great Plateau, Death Mountain
Sentry
(HP: 1,000)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core. Hyrule Field, Hyrule Castle

Zelda Breath of the Wild Guardian Scouts

These Guardian Scouts can be found in various shrine around the entire game. Since these monsters are a bit more difficult then the Vehicle Versions you should see below for help taking down these mini-bosses.

MonsterItem DropsNotes
Guardian Scout I
(HP: 1,500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring. None
Guardian Scout II
(HP: 1,500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft. A Chance to Drop an Ancient Weapon. Uses Ancient Weapon
Guardian Scout III
(HP: 500)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core. A Chance to Drop an Ancient Weapon. Uses Ancient Weapon +
Guardian Scout IV
(HP: 1,000)
Ancient Screw, Ancient Spring, Ancient Gear, Ancient Shaft, Ancient Core.  A Chance to Drop an Ancient Weapon.Uses Ancient Weapon ++

How Do I Beat Guardian In Zelda Breath of the Wild?

First thing before we get into how to handle these monsters, we should discuss what you need and should take full advantage of before fighting theses guys.

  • Ancient Items: Deal more damage and Reduce the amount of damage taken from Guardians
  • Ancient Proficiency: You can further Increase the Damage you deal with Ancient Items from Armor Set Bonus “Ancient Proficiency”.

Best Armor For Fighting Guardians In Zelda Breath of the Wild

This Armor Set has what is known as (Guardian Resistance) which will reduce damage taken from these monster types.

Ancient Helm4 Defense Rating
Ancient Curlass4 Defense Rating
Ancient Greaves4 Defense Rating

Best Weapons For Fighting Guardians In Zelda Breath of the Wild

The Types You Can Find
How To Obtain
Ancient WeaponsAkkala Tech Lab

You Can Start The Quest To Unlock the Akkala Tech Lab and the Hateno Tech Lab at these locations.

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Weapon Costs

  • Ancient Short Sword
    • 15 Ancient Springs, 5 Ancient Shafts, 2 Ancient Cores, 1,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Shield
    • 10 Ancient Gears, 15 Ancient Springs, 1 Ancient Core, 1,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Bladesaw
    • 15 Ancient Screws, 5 Ancient Shafts, 2 Ancient Cores, 1,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Spear
    • 15 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Shafts, 2 Ancient Cores, 1,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Bow
    • 10 Ancient Gears, 15 Ancient Springs, 1 Giant Ancient Core, 1,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Arrow 
    • 2 Ancient Screws, 1 Ancient Shaft, 1 Arrow, 90 Rupees
  • Ancient Arrow x3
    • 6 Ancient Screws, 3 Ancient Shafts, 3 Arrows, 250 Rupees
  • Ancient Arrow x5
    • 5 Ancient Springs, 5 Ancient Shafts, 5 Arrows, 400 Rupees

Armor Clothing Cost

  • Ancient Helm
    • 20 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Shafts, 3 Ancient Cores, 2,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Cuirass
    • 20 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Screws, 3 Ancient Cores, 2,000 Rupees
  • Ancient Grieves
    • 20 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Springs, 3 Ancient Cores, 2,000 Rupees.

How To Beat Guardian Vehicles

The number strategy here is using your shield to deflect the laser they shot. This can be done easily once you get the timing down and will make taken down these monsters very easy.

Just before the Beam Hits, You Press the A Button with your Shield and it will deflect the beam back. Dealing a lot of damage to the enemy and saving both time and durability of your items.

How To Beat Guardian Scouts

These versions are more aggressive and in turn a bit more difficult to the vehicle counterparts. For the most part, your main focus will be on there Spinning Attack and how to best handle it.

When they begin spinning towards you should use Cryonis, and quickly raise a pillar between you and the scout’s attack. You can also use Magnesis if an object is available to be moved into place.

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