Warning: The video above and post below contain mild, non-story The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild spoilers.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a surprisingly challenging game. Sure, pretty much anybody can beat the game if they prepare well enough, but if you don’t prepare? You’re going to die. A lot. Some of the game’s tough-as-nails enemies and minibosses almost feel like they’ve been ripped from the Dark Souls series.
Probably the toughest baddies in Breath of the Wild are the intimidating Lynels. These hulking centaur-like beasts have long life bars, punishing attacks, and some pretty sharp AI. Chances are, you’ll die quickly and horribly the first time you meet a Lynel. Hell, you’ll probably still die the 10th time you try to take one on. And the 20th. And the 30th, and…you get the drift. These guys are a menace.
Well, don’t tell that to YouTuber Jimmyqballs. This dude takes down a Red Lynel in style, besting the badass beast with only three hearts, only one of which he loses when he accidentally gets stuck in some burning grass. The key to gitting gud at Breath of the Wild seems to be grabbing every slow-motion flurry rush you can, and changing weapons frequently. Our YouTuber is constantly switching between light one-handed weapons so he can block with his shield, and heavy two-handed spears and clubs so he can lay in some significant damage. Oh, and whipping out the bow for some explosive bomb arrow shots doesn’t hurt either.
Of course, some Breath of the Wild players will object that Red Lynels are actually one of the easier variations of the enemy in the game. There are also blue, white, and silver-maned ones that are even more ridiculous. I have a feeling Jimmyqballs cold take those ones out, too.
You can peruse our full The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review, right here.