Tears of the Kingdom: How to Defeat Armored Bokoblins

In the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players will explore many different parts of Hyrule. Living throughout this vast world are friends and foes alike, and one of the earliest enemies you find will be the Bokoblins.

There are many different variants of Bokoblins and one of the hardest to handle is the Armored Bokoblin. In this guide, I will go over how to defeat Armored Bokoblins, in Tears of the Kingdom.

There are four ways you can use to go up against Armored Bokoblins.

  • Using the Rock Hammer
  • Using Bomb Flowers
  • Using any Two-Handed Weapons
  • Manipulating Lightning while it’s raining

The producer of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Eiji Aonuma said that he wants players to think out of the box, and tackle the challenges of the game in unconventional ways.

So even if you know about these four ways there could be even a dozen more that are yet to be discovered. Use what you learn here, and then go and have fun exploring everything the game has to offer.

Much like the first game, the more you interact with the world the more you will see how much work is put into every little detail. Get creative, and use items in ways you would never consider before.

If you want to know how to handle more difficult enemies, check out our guide on how to defeat Hinox, in Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom: What You Need to Know Going Against Bokoblins


Bokoblins are the most common enemies will find when exploring Hyrule. They are the enemies you will be first introduced to, and they will be the testing grounds for new ways of what works.

You will fuse using the Ultra Hand, and test how different things work together. They can be found huddled together with other Bokoblins variants.

You can find them around a campfire, or in caves, some will be outside watching from towers, while others will patrol. At night you will find them sleeping, and their weapons will be left on a wooden log nearby.

In the game, there are 5 Bokoblin variants and 4 Boss Bokoblin variants with each of them having some unique, and some duplicate drops.

Monster NameMonster DropsMonster Location
#121 BokoblinBokoblin Fang
Bokoblin Horn
Hyrule Field
Central Hyrule Depths
#122 Blue BokoblinBokoblin Guts
Bokoblin Fang
Blue Bokoblin Horn
Hyrule Field
Eldin Canyon
#123 Black BokoblinBokoblin Guts
Bokoblin Fang
Black Bokoblin Horn
Gerudo Desert
Hyrule Ridge Depths
#124 StalkoblinBokoblin Fang
Bokoblin Horn
Great Hyrule Forest
Gerudo Desert Depths
#125 Silver BokoblinBokoblin Guts
Bokoblin Fang
Silver Bokoblin Horn
#126 Boss BokoblinBoss Bokoblin Fang
Boss Bokoblin Horn
Hyrule Field
Hyrule Ridge
#127 Blue Boss BokoblinBoss Bokoblin Guts
Boss Bokoblin Fang
Blue Boss Bokoblin Horn
Hyrule Field
Lanayru Great Spring
#128 Black Boss BokoblinBoss Bokoblin Guts
Boss Bokoblin Fang
Black Boss Bokoblin Horn
Hyrule Field
East Necluda
#129 Silver Boss BokoblinBoss Bokoblin Guts
Boss Bokoblin Fang
Silver Boss Bokoblin Horn

Monster Drops can have a variety of uses, and Bokoblin drops are something you will need in order to upgrade some of your armor sets.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to Deal With Armored Bokoblins


Armored Bokoblins are different from the ordinary ones and are immune to your Melee or Ranged attacks to some extent.

These pesky monsters got really annoyed with Link getting in their way and decided it was better to have makeshift armor than stay as is. So now let’s go over how to break through that tough armor.

The first thing you will want to make use of is the environment. Weather can be your greatest asset and if it’s raining make use of it. Make sure you equip something metallic, and at the point lightning is about to strike be ready to throw it at them by pressing R.

Once lighting hits the armor will fall apart, and you will have the upper hand. But be sure to keep your distance, because there is a lightning AOE, and you can find yourself taking a lot of damage.

If the weather is clear, let’s go over what your other options are.

The Rock Hammer is going to be your go-to solution. Combine a Stone or Rock with your sword, and strike the enemies with it and it’ll destroy their armor after a few hits. Players have also stated that Link using a two-handed weapon can also do the trick.

If you like explosions then you should definitely consider using Bomb Flowers. You can either fuse an arrow with a bomb flower and destroy them or if you prefer to try something different fuse the bomb flower to your shield, and do a shield slide.

Once the shield touches the ground, the bomb will explode, Link will be flown into the air, the armor will break, and if you take out your bow, you will be slowing down time to aim for a weak point.

Final Thoughts

Bokoblins and every other type of enemy you will face will have a weakness. It may take a lot of time, and effort to figure out the best strategy but as long as you keep trying you will find the way that works for you the best.

Go out there, and tackle every challenge with out-of-the-box ideas. The game engine allows you to do all sorts of things. Following in the steps of Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom does an amazing job of giving players the ability to choose and act on it.

If you want to know more about the game, and the environment check out our guide on how to stop rain and lightning, in Tears of the Kingdom

Now that you know how to defeat Armored Bokoblins, go out there and show them. Let us all know in the comments down below your favorite way of dealing with them, and if there is another way you go about doing it.


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