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Dharkstare is the boss of the Ice Ruins in A Link Between Worlds.[citation needed]


Dharkstare guards the portrait of Rosso in the lowest part of the Ice Ruins. It exhibits many similarities with Kholdstare from A Link to the Past. Like Kholdstare, Dharkstare will encase itself in Ice to protect itself. However, it is capable of movement, unlike Kholdstare. It will attack by trying to ram into Link, and shooting three orbs of Ice, which will form a triangle around Link after being shot, and after a few seconds, anything inside the triangle will be frozen. In this form, its only weakness is the Fire Rod. After three hits, the Ice barrier will melt, and Dharkstare will flail around wildly. Link must then attack it with his Sword. After a few hits, it will disappear into the shadows and reappear in the middle of the arena, where it will create a new barrier of Ice. After enough hits, its eye will become red, its tentacles will become purple, and it will shoot six Ice orbs instead of three, meaning that it can create two freezing triangles at the same time. Once it is defeated, Link will receive a Heart Container and Rosso's Painting.


Dharkstare is a portmanteau of the word 'dark' and 'stare'. Notably, its spelling is similar to the name of Kholdstare, as an H is added after the first letter. Its original Japanese name is the same as Kholdstare's, but with 'black' placed in front.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ブラックシュアイズ (Burakkushuaizu)
French Republic FrenchEU Dharkstare
Federal Republic of Germany German Dharkstare


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