The Lynel needs to be defeated for the Lynel Safari side quest, which rewards players with Zora Greaves. This Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Lynel guide will help players in defeating this enemy and getting the armor piece for their trouble.
While adventuring through the Zora region of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will be tasked with a quest which has them collecting shock arrows. During this quest, players will encounter a Lynel, one of the most powerful enemies in the game.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Lynel Safari
Before starting the fight, players should speak with Laflat at the eastern exit of the area. Laflat is near the King’s chamber so shouldn’t be hard to find.
Talking to Laflat will start the Lynel Safari side quest which tasks players with taking a picture of the Lynel.
In order to safely take the picture without the risk of dying, the best strategy is to take the picture once the enemy has been defeated and before its corpse vanishes.
When players are ready to fight, they can follow the eastern path and head towards the waterfalls to the left. Once players reach the mountain summit, they will see a Lynel and a cutscene will start. As soon as the cutscene ends, players should change their stance to crouch or the Lynel will see them and start attacking.
In order to survive the fight, players should always keep a shield equipped. Lynel will occasionally charge towards the player and they need to time the dodge perfectly. Following a Perfect Dodge, players can initiate a Flurry Rush to deal damage. Doing this a number of times will cause the Lynel to finally back off.
When at a distance, the Lynel will also use ranged attacks like Shock Arrows or Fireballs. Since his attacks can be difficult to dodge, players should always try to maintain a safe distance. While at range, they can shoot it with arrows until it falls to the ground for a short while.
During this time, players can climb on top of it and attack with melee attacks until the Lynel pushes players off and gets up.
Following this strategy a few times will finally result in the Lynel’s defeat and players can take its picture, loot the area for more items and then head back to Zora Domain to talk to Laflat.
Once they hand Laflat the picture, the Lynel Safari side quest will be completed and players will be rewarded Zora greaves.