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Battle of the Triforce
Playable Character(s) Ganondorf
Mini-boss(es) Impa
Boss Link
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"March of the Demon King""Enduring Resolve"
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"Battle of the Triforce" is the third Scenario of the Ganondorf arc of Legend Mode in Hyrule Warriors.[name reference needed] It takes place in Hyrule Field.


Once Ganondorf seizes the Triforce of Power from Lana during "March of the Demon King", his Forces travel to Hyrule Field where Link and Zelda are located to claim their pieces and complete the full Triforce.[1][2] Meanwhile, Zelda launches a counterattack, ordering her troops to take the base of Ganondorf's Forces.[3] After the battle begins, Zant advances towards the Rockface Checkpoint in the northwest section of the battlefield.[4] In order to proceed to Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf and his forces must support Zant's attack on the Checkpoint's gate. To intercept Zant, Zelda commands a Hylian Captain to subdue him and protect the gate.[5][6] Once the Hylian Captain is defeated, the Rockface Checkpoint will open, allowing Ganondorf's forces to head directly towards Hyrule Castle.

During this time, Link begins to advance towards the Allied Base, attempting to capture the Central Keep along his way. If Link is not interrupted, the young hero will use the power from his Triforce of Courage to dwindle the Keeps' health with a rain of light while he battles the forces within it. Once Link is defeated, Zelda will command him to withdraw, allowing Ganondorf's Forces to continue their attack.[7][8]

After the Rockface Checkpoint is opened, Impa will advance east to the Fairy Fountain from the Hyrule Castle Checkpoint.[9] In response, Ghirahim challenges her to battle,[10] buying time for the rest of Ganondorf's Forces. However, after a brief period of time, Impa decides to abandon her fight with Ghirahim to reach the Fairy Fountain.[11] If Impa reaches the Fairy Fountain, she will begin charging it, forcing Ganondorf's Forces to stop her within two minutes or risk failure.[12]

Following Impa's defeat, Link will reappear in the field north of the Castle Keep and advance east towards the Central Keep in order to capture the Allied Base.[13] Zelda will join the young hero, opening the gates to the Castle Keep and advancing towards the East Field Keep before heading for the Allied Base.[14][15] Both Warriors will use their pieces of the Triforce to conquer their respective Keeps, prompting Ganondorf's Forces to defeat them immediately. Zant offers to handle Link while Ghirahim attacks Zelda.[16][17] However, they are unable to defeat the Triforce bearers on their own and require Ganondorf's assistance. In order to conclusively conquer Hyrule Field, Ganondorf must defeat both Link and Zelda within a small window of time of each other's defeat, as they will simply rest and return to resisting Ganondorf's Forces after a period of time has passed.[18][19][20]

After the Hyrulean Forces have been defeated, Ganondorf will assume control over all three pieces of the Triforce before disappearing.[21][22]


Ganondorf's Forces Hyrulean Forces Rogue Forces
HWDE Bokoblin Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Cucco Mini Map Icon.png
Cuccos Triforce piece.png
HWDE Cucco Mini Map Icon.png
Cucco Triforce piece.png
HWDE Bokoblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bokoblin Captains
HWDE Hylian Captain Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Goron Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Goron Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Goron Captains
HWDE Hylian Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Captains
HWDE Hylian Soldier Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Soldiers
HWDE Hylian Summoner Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Summoner
HWDE Ganondorf Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Link Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Ghirahim Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Zelda Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Zant Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Impa Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Gold Cucco Mini Map Icon.png
Gold Cucco Triforce piece.png


Item Location Condition
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
Beneath a rock immediately west of the East Field Keep Defeat 1000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
Mountain Keep Play as Ganondorf and defeat Link and/or Zelda a combined total of four times Triforce piece.png
Accomplish the same prerequisites but also defeat Impa before she enters the Fairy Fountain (HWL | HWDE)
HW Piece of Heart Icon.png
Piece of Heart
Abandoned Fort Play as Ganondorf
HW Heart Container Icon.png
Heart Container
Beneath a rock in the southwesternmost section of the field between Castle Keep and the Abandoned Fort Play as Ganondorf


  • If Impa is successful in summoning the Great Fairy, the same bombing animation from "The Armies of Ruin" will play before Ganondorf's Forces lose to the Hyrulean Forces.[23]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
GermanyGermanKampf um das TriforceBattle for the Triforce
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  1. "Ganondorf's forces defeated the Hyrulean army and wrenched the Triforce of Power from Lana's grasp. Yet, the other two pieces remained with Link and Zelda in Hyrule Castle. If Ganondorf could take the castle and complete the Triforce, Hyrule would be at his mercy. He readied his army for a siege. Meanwhile, Zelda's forces stood ready to defend their home at all costs. Link stood at the head of the army, the shining Triforce of Courage inspiring his troops. This battle would decide Hyrule's fate. Would the light endure...or would darkness spread to every corner of the land? The next moments would decide." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  2. "If I crush the hero and the princess, then the completed Triforce will be mine for the taking!" — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "This castle is Hyrule's last line of defense... If it falls, so too will our hope! We must capture Ganondorf's base if we want to stand any chance of victory!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "I'll force open the gate and secure a route for our advance." — Zant (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "The gate is under attack! Command your troops to subdue Zant first!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "The Hyrulean princes has already figured out our plan! We must not underestimate her..." — Zant (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "Link! Do not wear yourself thin! Pull back and reserve your strength!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  8. "So you put all your faith in this hero and then worry he'll get hurt? How touching...and pitiful." — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  9. "Things are not going well... I must do something! With the Great Fairy's assistance, we can win this battle!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  10. "Allow me to put an end to their fantasies of victory." — Ghirahim (Hyrule Warriors)
  11. "We're getting nowhere... Leave Ghirahim for now! Make the fountain your top priority!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  12. "If we pool our magic power, the Enemy Base will fall." — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  13. "C'mon, Link! We have to win this fight!" — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
  14. "Link has returned--we have a window of opportunity! Our forces must strike at once!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  15. "How kind of the hero and the princess to come right to me... It makes my task much simpler!" — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  16. "Allow me to stop the child." — Zant (Hyrule Warriors)
  17. "Leave the princess to me." — Ghirahim (Hyrule Warriors)
  18. "The princess is giving it all she's got, Link! We have to fight too!" — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
  19. "Link is risking his life... I refuse to sit and do nothing!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  20. "Stubborn fools... It looks like this won't end unless I defeat them both..." — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  21. "At last... All three pieces... Heh... HA HA HA HA!" — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  22. "Seeing the battle was won, Ganondorf vanished from sight." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  23. "Troublesome fools... I have no choice but to postpone my vision for this land..." — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)