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Matt_Barber

There are glitches that let you pick up the sword without 13 hearts, so technically you don't have to.

In practice though, yeah, get 13 hearts first. If you've picked up stamina upgrades instead they can be traded for hearts using the horned statue in Hateno village. You can trade them back when you've got the sword.

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FroZtedFlakerZz

@Pizzamorg Yeah sorry heh, if you try without 13 hearts the deku tree should stop you from what I remember, and if you try again you straight up die, so yes you need 13 hearts (not yellow ones from food either)

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FroZtedFlakerZz

@Matt_Barber The campfire glitch is so funny, I just love hearing the little pick up noise and then duh-nuh-nuh-nuhHHHHH

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Pizzamorg

Alright, based on this I abandoned the forest and I have started making progress over at Death Mountain, instead. Bought two pieces of the fire set, they make me super fragile in combat because they are non upgraded but protect me from the elements. I am hoping I can take one piece off once I get inside the Divine Beast. I probably could upgrade them, but I dunno whether it is worth the effort, given I will never be wearing this set again probably once I clear this beast. I did also clear a couple of shrines while I was here, so I am on my way to number 13.

The puzzles with the cannons was fun/intuitive, but the sort of stealth escort mission… thing to get up to the Divine Beast is honestly pretty painful. Dude constantly goes out of range or seems to get stuck on the terrain or something. It also isn’t always particularly intuitive in what it wants me to do, either. I fired my first cannon at the beast, then decided to save and take a break for a bit as it was starting to get on my nerves.

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Matt_Barber

The good news is that you're nearly there now. Just two more cannon shots at the divine beast to go.

You won't need the Flamebreaker set for inside the divine beast at all. However, you have to go outside to access two of the terminals and for the boss fight, so upgrading it is useful. You just need a bunch of moblin horns and flameproof lizards, which shouldn't be too hard to pick up.

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Eel

Death Mountain has a lot of places worth exploring beyond the main Divine Beast quest, too... So perhaps it would be worth you materials upgrading the armor set.

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NintendoByNature

The best part of botw ( as I believe voidoflight already stated), is that you can literally move on. There's no reason to get upset or sour with the game if you can't figure out a puzzle or boss fight. Just leave, turn right, and start heading that way finding whatever it is that you want to find. Get more shrines, hearts, ingredients, elixirs, weapons, armor, and Shields. You'll 100% come back at a much later time and crush the part you struggled with much earlier in the game. Botw is like an aged, fine cut of steak. You don't want to shove it down your throat as fast as possible. Take small, meaningful bites and enjoy every bit of it. Not trying to be that guy, but thunderblight wasn't that bad. I usually saved that for last except my 3rd playthrough. It was probably my 2nd blight.

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Pizzamorg

Yeah, I think that is a big part of where BOTW and I clash. I like exploring an open world, but I like to be progressing to a goal the whole time. I wouldn’t ever just go explore somewhere for the sake of exploring it, it just isn’t how I play open world games. I would only ever explore if there is a benefit in doing so.

And yes, technically, there is a benefit in exploring in BOTW, as it all adds to Link’s overall power indirectly, but you’re just as likely to find yourself in some sort of empty field or something with no reward at all as you are a shrine or something else.

The game is beautiful, the performance on the Switch is some kind of miracle, but I think the world is bigger than it needs to be, there is a lot of empty or repeated space which results in a world, at least to me, where I just don’t think the world or the rewards are often rewarding or interesting enough to deviate away from the path I know will help me progress the game directly, rather than indirectly. Also, where is my photo mode?!

I mean I technically will have no choice if I still can’t clear Thunderdude but I am not one for the aimless wander in the hope of finding something. Just don’t have that kind of time or patience at my age anymore.

I actually think BOTW would have benefited from taking place in a much smaller world, or a series of hub areas/zones and had more structure to it, overall, but I know that isn’t a popular opinion.

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NintendoByNature

@X-Slayer yea exactly. In fact, all this talk makes me want to fire up a new game again. It's been a little over a year, but there's no greater feeling that getting to the great plateau and having all of hyrule right there to explore with little equipment at the start.

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FroZtedFlakerZz

@Pizzamorg Ah, the yunobo escort section, "my favorite," it can be a bit of a slog at times, but just remember that if you hit drone with a piece of metal (magnesis), a boulder (you can often find them resting conveniently above), or an ancient arrow (at it's weak-point), then it will instantly die. Also keep in mind that you can go way ahead, clear out some obstacles, and then go back and have Yunobo follow you.

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Pizzamorg

I got excited based on some of the comments here, but the Fireblight is almost as miserable as the Thunder one. The first phase is a test of just pure and utter tedium, chipping away tiny increments of health and then running around like a Benny Hill sketch waiting for your next stun opportunity. Then in the second phase it just one shots you with a fireball forcing you to go through all the tedium again of the first phase. I know it’ll be a big waste of time, but I am just not enjoying this game so I’m thinking of just calling it quits here. I am just not having fun with this game like I was at the start, every new thing I have to do either bores me to tears or frustrates me completely.

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Eel

Yeah it kinda sounds like you’re simply unable to enjoy the game. Perhaps it just doesn’t fit in with your play style.

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Pizzamorg

I enjoy lots about BOTW but I just think there are layers upon layers of unnecessary BS layered over the top that sour an otherwise delicious cake.

Anyway on maybe my fifth attempt, I beat the fire boss. It either glitched out or got caught on the terrain or something because it just suddenly stopped moving. It was still attacking, but was glued to one spot and the attack went right over the top of me, so I could just freely wail on it until it died and couldn’t take any damage!

Nice to see something actually go in my favour for once, even if it was a glitch.

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Eel

Fireblight is probably the second easiest blight, only loses to Windblight imo.

He is a bit on the slower side, and massive. His big explosion attack also has a “sucking” phase you can use to your advantage, by throwing a bomb to stun him.

Anyhow now that you have Daruk’s protection, that’s three easy shield parries you can use to defend yourself.

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Pizzamorg

For me, I think the easiest one was the Bird one, followed by the Fish one (I just kinda spammed bomb arrows on this one and won, so it is hard to judge. But none of the mechanics or phases stopped me from doing that, unlike some of the others), then this fire one and then… gulp… thunder. I’m gonna go try and get the MS now and then… gulp, face my nemesis once again.

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Pizzamorg

Sorry about the double post, but I am gonna do it for this special occasion.

I BEAT THEM

I BEAT THUNDER

Probably the hardest boss I have ever beaten in a game… I am finally through them.

The shield power and the MS made this a total breeze omg.

Weeks of suffering and now it is over.

Beers on me.

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Pizzamorg

Eel wrote:

@Pizzamorg congrats! I'm sure you'll enjoy Urbosa's Fury

Thank you! I am so happy to be free.

I also just got attacked by a small platoon on horseback and the fury move is… wow.

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Matt_Barber

Urbosa's Fury also works a treat on all kinds of Hinox and Talus.

Anyway, congrats. I guess you'll have to move to the next level and take down a Lynel now.

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