Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Hinox Locations And How To Defeat Them

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hinox Boss Guide to help you find and defeat the Hinox found all across the Hyrule in different variations.

In Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hinox can be found in different variations including Hinox, Black Hinox, Blue Hinox, and Stalnox. As you approach them, most of the Hinox are usually asleep, allowing you to sneak up and land a couple of hits before it wakes up.

Moreover, most of these enemies have loot on them. If you have stealth armor, you can grab the loot without fighting. But if it’s not your style, you can check out our strategies mentioned below!

Our Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hinox Boss Guide is here to help you with the locations and defeat the Hinox found all across Hyrule in different variations

For more help on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, check out our Waterblight Ganon Guide, Fireblight Ganon Guide, and Stone Talus Boss Guide.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hinox Locations

You can find a Hinox in Breath of the Wild at the following locations:

Purifier Lake Hinox

From Nirvata Plateau, jump down from the big ledge towards purifier lake. You will find a Hinox resting beside the lake.

breath of the wild pacifier lake hinox

Kincean Island Hinox

In Lanayru Wetlands, move towards Kincean Island and you will be able to find a Hinox resting under a group of trees.

kincean island hinox

Phallan Highlands Hinox

In the north of Necluda, you will be able to find Phallan Highlands. There is a bunch of trees in this region where you can find this Hinox.

Phallan Highlands Hinox location

Tobio’s Hollow Hinox

You can find Tobio’s Hallow in north-east section of Faron region. And yes, this Hinox can also be found resting under the tree, only this time, those trees don’t have any leaves.

tobio's hollow hinox

Kamah Plateau Hinox

Again, in Faron region, you should look for an area called Kamah Plateau. You can find this Hinox in the southern part of the plateau.

kamah plateau hinox

Hanu Pond Hinox (Mount Taran)

In the east Necluda, there is a small circular patch on water. The Hinox can be found lying on this patch.

hanu pond hinox location

West Loshlo Harbor Hinox

Further in East Necluda region, you can find a big hole in the land from where you can jump down below. Jumping from the ledge will lead you directly to this Hinox. You can find this spot in north-eastern section of Dunsel Plateau.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hinox Boss Battle

As you might’ve guessed by seeing them, Hinox’s eye is the weak spot. Use arrows in your inventory to target the eye followed by getting in close to deal some damage using your melee weapon.

As you damage them, the Blue and Black Hinox in Zelda BOTW close their eyes to protect them. This is the best time to get close to them and attack. Any two-handed weapon is the best weapon to be used on their legs.

You’ll have plenty of time so try to deal as much damage as possible. If you see Hinox pick up a tree trunk, make sure to move away quickly. This thing not only does an incredible amount of damage but also has a ridiculous range.

You need to avoid getting hit by it at all costs. The same is true if you see the boss trying to jump; it causes a great AoE (area of effect) attack with loads of damage. You should notice if Hinox’s leg is made of wood. If so, you can simply set the leg on fire using a Fire arrow.

Since weapons break easily in this game, an easy way to start off with free weapons is to get them off of the boss. Also, never attack the leg or any part without destroying the armor as it will damage your own weapon.

You can do this in stealth mode but you could also paraglide and then drop onto its stomach, enabling Link to snag the various weapons that a Hinox will always have around its neck.

After you manage to bring Hinox down to about 50% HP, it will start to cover its eye with its hands. At this point, there is no need to waste any arrows so try to be patient and find your openings.

You can also try and hit it with a melee weapon but it’s risky. Always try to move toward the back of a Hinox, for close-quarters combat during this phase. Finally, if you have the Stasis Rune, you can use it to target the eye with your arrows but it requires you to be quick.

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