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Darkhammer is the Middle Boss of the Snowpeak Ruins in Twilight Princess.[2]


Midna's Comments
Midna says:

Doesn't he know how dangerous that is, swinging a big metal ball around in such a small place?!

It's too dangerous to get close to him, so let's use the ceiling to get over to his other side!

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Once Darkhammer throws the Ball and Chain

Hey, look at his backside... He's covered in strong armor all over, but his tail's exposed!

After he throws that ball, do you think you could get behind him and whack his tail over and over?

Once Link strikes Darkhammer's tail

That's the way! Go for him after he throws that ball!

Darkhammer will continuously guard his body with his massive Ball and Chain. In order to defeat him, Link can latch onto a target behind Darkhammer with the Clawshot as soon as Darkhammer starts swinging his weapon. Darkhammer will then pause to retrieve his weapon, giving Link the opportunity to attack his exposed tail. Link can also roll behind Darkhammer while he is swinging the Ball and Chain or after his attack lands. Darkhammer can be defeated in two hits with Bomb Arrows, or a single hit with the Mortal Draw.

When defeated, Darkhammer drops his Ball and Chain, which can picked up by Link.


  • Darkhammer's armor resembles the suits of armor that line the halls and rooms of the Snowpeak Ruins.
  • The room in which he is fought had an alternative setup as a long hallway with two Clawshot targets, a Switch, and five suits of armor. This can be found in the game's files with the ID of Room 49 for Snowpeak Ruins. The final game uses the ID of Room 51.[3]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ハンマーナック (Hanmānakku) Hammer Knuckle
French Republic FrenchEU Marteleur Hammerman
Federal Republic of Germany German Armoralfos Portmanteau of "armor" and "-fos".
Italian Republic Italian Martelfos Portmanteau of martello (hammer) and "-fos".
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Manguálido From Manguál (flail)



  1. "Doesn't he know how dangerous that is, swinging a big metal ball around in such a small place?!" — Princess Midna (Twilight Princess)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 173 (TP | TPHD)
  3. GlitterBerri, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess/Unused Rooms - The Cutting Room Floor, The Cutting Room Floor, published March 14, 2016, retrieved June 7, 2019.
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