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Decayed Guardian
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Main appearance(s)
Habitat(s)
Health
500
Attack(s)
Shooting lasers
Effective Weapon(s)
Shield
Guardian and Ancient Weapons
Master Sword
Spoil(s)

Decayed Guardians are enemies in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Characteristics

Hyrule Compendium Entry

129 (134) Decayed Guardian
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Description
The Sheikah of ancient Hyrule developed this as a weapon to combat Ganon, but it was destroyed during the Great Calamity. Ages of weather and neglect have left it in a state of disrepair. Approach with caution; some of these derelict models have been known to awaken from stasis and attack when approached.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Hyrule Castle
Recoverable Materials
Ancient Screw Ancient Spring Ancient Gear Ancient Shaft

Decayed Guardians are decayed variations of the Guardian Stalkers that have long lost their mobility. They are found buried in the ground, unable to move due to having no legs. Decayed Guardians appear inactive until Link approaches it, when they light up and aim their laser sights at Link in preparation to fire.[2] A massive amount of Decayed Guardians can be found in the Forgotten Temple and will simultaneously take aim at Link the moment he enters the temple. They are prone to malfunctioning after being attacked, firing off several lasers in rapid succession.

If Link performs a Perfect Guard with any Shield on its laser, it is instantly defeated. If Link hits a Decayed Guardian in its eye using a bow, it will temporarily stun it. Using Stasis + on a charging up Decayed Guardian will stun them afterwards, even if not hit during stasis.

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

Drops

A Decayed Guardian drops between 4 and 6 of:

Drop Table
Item Percentage
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Ancient Screw
40 %
BotW Ancient Spring Icon.png
Ancient Spring
25 %
BotW Ancient Gear Icon.png
Ancient Gear
20 %
BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png
Ancient Shaft
15 %


Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese朽ちたガーディアン (Kuchita Gādian)[3] 
NetherlandsDutchVergane Wachter[4] 
CanadaFrenchCAGardien détérioré[5] 
FranceFrenchEUGardien détérioré[6] 
GermanyGermanWächter-Wrack[7]Guardian wreck
ItalyItalianGuardiano deteriorato[8] 
RussiaRussianРазбитый страж (Razbityy strazh)[9] 
SpainSpanishEUGuardián deteriorado[10] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAGuardián deteriorado[11] 
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See Also

References

  1. "Decayed Guardian" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Approach with caution; some of these derelict models have been known to awaken from stasis and attack when approached." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "129 朽ちたガーディアン" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "129 Vergane Wachter" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "129 Gardien détérioré" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "129 Gardien détérioré" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "129 Wächter-Wrack" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "129 Guardiano deteriorato" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "129 Разбитый страж" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "129 Guardián deteriorado" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "129 Guardián deteriorado" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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