How to defeat Gloom Hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Gloom-infested monsters in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Gloom-infested monsters in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

To make it easier for you to deal with them, we have prepared a guide on how to defeat Gloom Hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Gloom Hands appear from pools of gloom, trying to grab you, and these attacks deal a lot of gradual damage. The attacks of the hands are quite frequent and accurate, so it is very difficult to dodge them.

This enemy can be a big problem if you are not ready for a fight. They almost always appear unexpectedly and regenerate their health, which can cause a lot of tension during the first encounters. We'll show you how to fight them, and what equipment to use so that Gloom Hands will no longer be such a deadly enemy for you.

How to defeat Gloom Hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Gloom Hands can appear all over Hyrule, and you won't notice the pool of gloom until you get close enough. The best chance of seeing them is in the Lost Woods and the Korok Forest, because the gloom status effect is the highest there. Your success in defeating them depends on such factors as your equipment, the strategy you use to fight, and your personal skill.

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Gloom Hands tips and best equipment

The first tip is simple but important: you just need to know how to dodge and keep your distance. This will be especially useful if you have just started playing and do not have strong weapons or armour.

Try to take as high a position as possible and focus on ranged attacks, namely using a bow and arrows. Gloom Hands struggle with vertical movement, so it will be much safer for you to attack them on higher ground.

The best weapon against the hands is Bomb Flower Arrows. The thing is that Gloom Hands attack in groups, and you can damage several enemies at once and prevent them from regenerating using a bomb. Just try to damage as many hands as possible. It will also be a good option to use elemental chuchu jellies, which also deal AoE damage.

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Ice Fruit and Ice Arrows will also come in handy, as they will prevent Gloom Hands from moving, attacking, and regenerating. To use them effectively, run up quickly to the hands while they are frozen and attack with melee weapons.

Gloom-resistant armour is another important step towards defeating Gloom Hands. If one of the hands manages to grab you, you will take much less damage, which will allow you to fight longer. You will also be able to move around the areas infested with gloom without any problems.

Gloom Hands are not that scary if you know their weaknesses. Our guide will help you defeat them with ease if you do everything right!

Before you go, make sure to read our guide on how to get Sunshrooms in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Also, feel free to check out our other Zelda guides, such as how to craft elemental arrows and how to upgrade weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

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