Guardian Stalker

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Guardian Stalkers,(BotW)[1] also known as Guardians,(HWAoC)[2] are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.


Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
125 (130) Guardian Stalker
The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon. Its six legs give it extraordinary mobility compared to most current vehicles, and its powerful laser provides far greater offensive capability than conventional weaponry. Destroying the legs severely reduces its mobility.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Recoverable Materials
Ancient Screw Ancient Spring Ancient Gear Ancient Shaft Ancient Core Giant Ancient Core

Guardian Stalkers are a type of Guardian found throughout Hyrule, most commonly in the area surrounding Hyrule Castle. They were built by the ancient Sheikah to be used as a powerful weapon against Calamity Ganon.[3] During the events of Breath of the Wild, they are an enemy to Link under Calamity Ganon's influence. Guardian Stalkers have 1500 health and can fire powerful blue laser beams from their eye that can deal up to 58 points of damage. If a target is too close to them, they will attempt to distance themselves in order to fire their lasers; otherwise, they will relentlessly pursue the target until they lose track of it. Sometimes when firing their lasers, they will fire in rapid succession if their health is low enough and Link has not moved too far from when they fired their last laser. These rapid lasers will stop if Link gets hit too far from their last firing point, if Link is no longer within their range, or at a random stopping point.

Link can inflict 500 damage to Guardian Stalkers by deflecting their lasers back at their eye with a Perfect Guard, mainly known as a parry. When defeated, they may drop any combination of Ancient Materials. Link can cut off the legs of a Guardian Stalker, which temporarily stuns them and results in Ancient Materials being dropped. This can also topple them, rendering them helpless. However, a disarmed Guardian Stalker will attempt to recover its footing and distance itself from Link while attacking, making it difficult to land further hits. If Link hits a Guardian Stalker in it's eye using a bow, it will temporarily stun it in a similar fashion that cutting off it's legs would do. Sometimes when doing this, the Guardian Stalker may move sideways in order to mess up Link's aim. Using Stasis + on a charging up Guardian Stalker will stun them afterwards, even if not hit during stasis.

In Master Mode, Guardian Stalkers will sometimes take slightly longer in their charge up phase before firing their laser to throw off Link's timing.


Drops of Guardian Stalker

Guardian Stalker can drop between 10 and 12 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage

Ancient Screw
35.0 %

Ancient Spring
26.0 %

Ancient Gear
21.0 %

Ancient Shaft
15.0 %

Ancient Core
2.5 %

Giant Ancient Core
0.5 %


Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A Guardian appears as an Advanced Support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When used, it increases resistance to weapons.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Guardian Stalkers retroactively debut in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, running roughshod over Hyrule, just as they did in Breath of the Wild. One is prematurely recruited by Ganon's Malice in order to kill Zelda before she can awaken her powers in Road to the Ancient Lab. Later in the game, they are properly faced as enemies after Ganon awakens on Zelda's 17th birthday and recruits them to his army. In gameplay, they attack the same way as in Breath of the Wild with a few new attacks, such as slamming down into the ground and spinning their bodies. In addition, Fire, Ice, Electric, and Malice variants make their debut as stronger variants. In addition to the enemy Guardian Stalkers appearing in the game, the DLC Pack Pulse of the Ancients includes a playable Guardian Stalker under the name of Battle-Tested Guardian, a nearly decayed Guardian Stalker free of Calamity Ganon's influence (indicated by its yellow body lights in place of the purple ones and a brighter blue light for its eye) where one of its attacks featured is the signature optic laser beam which it can hold and sweep across a wide range.


Names in Other Regions
ガーディアン(歩行型(ほこうがた)) (Gādian (Hokō-Gata)) (BotW)[5]Guardian (Walking Type)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
守護者(歩行型) (Shǒuhùzhě (Bùxíng Xíng)) (BotW) 
The People's Republic of China
守护者(歩行型) (Shǒuhùzhě (Bùxíng Xíng)) (BotW) 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Lopende Wachter (BotW)[7] 
Gardien à pied (BotW) 
The French Republic
Gardien à pied (BotW)[6] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Wächter (Läufer) (BotW)[9]
  • Wächter (HWAoC)[10]
The Italian Republic
Guardiano deambulante (BotW)[4] 
The Republic of Korea
가디언(보행형) (Gadieon(Bohaenghyeong)) (BotW) 
The Russian Federation
Страж-охотник (Strazh-ohotnik) (BotW)[8] 
Latin America
Guardián caminante (BotW)[11] 
The Kingdom of Spain
Guardián caminante (BotW) 
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See Also


  1. "Guardian Stalker" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Guardian" — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "125 Guardiano deambulante" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "125 ガーディアン(歩行型)" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "125 Gardien à pied" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "125 Lopende Wachter" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "125 Страж-охотник" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "125 Wächter (Läufer)" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Wächter" — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, German localization)
  11. "125 Guardián caminante" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)