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Sneakstrike is a recurring ability in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


Breath of the Wild

Sneakstrikes can be performed by sneaking behind an enemy and attacking it while it is unaware of Link's presence. Successfully executing a Sneakstrike will deal 8 times the damage by Link's equipped melee weapon.[3]

Tears of the Kingdom

A Sneakstrike can be achieved by Sneaking up on an Enemy without being noticed, or, alternatively, by causing a Puffshroom to be hit and release a cloud of mist that hampers the vision of Enemies. This is most easily achieved by Fusing a Puffshroom onto Link's equipped Shield.

The Eightfold Blade deals additional bonus damage from a successful Sneakstrike.


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  1. "Sneakstrike" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Sneakstrike" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Sneak up on an enemy and unleash a melee attack to do some major damage." — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)