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Monk Maz Koshia is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[4][name reference needed]


Breath of the Wild[]

Monk Maz Koshia is a Sheikah Monk who is exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack, appearing during the "EX The Champions' Ballad" Main Quest. Monk Maz Koshia's goal is to test those who wish to undergo the Divine Beast Tamer's Trial.[5] He first speaks to Link inside the Shrine of Resurrection, where he bestows the One-Hit Obliterator to him as the first part of his Trial.[6] He informs Link that to complete this part of the Trial, he must travel to the four marked locations on the Great Plateau and defeat the bands of Monsters there.[7]

After Link has done this, Monk Maz Koshia will congratulate Link on his progress and reveal that this task was the first of many in the Trial.[8] The Monk continues, saying that the One-Hit Obliterator will guide him to the next steps.[8] This causes the One-Hit Obliterator to split into four glowing orbs, which scatter to various parts of Hyrule Kingdom. Monk Maz Koshia urges Link to follow them in order to continue.[9]

After Link completes "EX Champion Daruk's Song," "EX Champion Mipha's Song," "EX Champion Revali's Song," and "EX Champion Urbosa's Song," Monk Maz Koshia will call to Link once more, instructing him to return to the Shrine of Resurrection to face his final trial.[10] Once Link returns to the Shrine of Resurrection, Monk Maz Koshia will greet him, instructing him to return the Sheikah Slate to the Sheikah Slate Pedestal he found it in to reveal the passageway to his Final Trial.[11] Upon doing so, the door closest, and the chamber begins to descend.[12]

Once the chamber has fully descended, Monk Maz Koshia will welcome Link to the Final Trial, explaining that he can be found here.[13] The Monk guides Link to the labyrinth's Guidance Stone, after which he leaves Link to complete the labyrinth of his own accord.[14] Upon reaching the Monk's Pedestal bearing Monk Maz Koshia, he once again greets Link, revealing that there is one remaining part of the Final Trial.[15] Monk Maz Koshia stands up and Warps the two of them away to a platform in the sky, where they engage in combat.[16]

Once Link defeats Monk Maz Koshia, he will shrink to his normal size and commend Link for overcoming all of the obstacles he faced.[17] Afterwards, Monk Maz Koshia will activate the flying structure that they are on, causing the Master Cycle Zero to rise from within.[18] Monk Maz Koshia explains that the Master Cycle Zero is a masterpiece of innovation that was intended for the "one true hero".[19] With his role served, Monk Maz Koshia wishes Link well before returning him to the Great Plateau.[20]


Hyrule Compendium Entry

137 (???) Monk Maz Koshia
BotW Hyrule Compendium Monk Maz Koshia
The arbiter of worthiness for the hero who wishes to control a Divine Beast, following a revelation from the Goddess Hylia.

As the last part of the final trial, the monk offers a challenge of ancient techniques.

Common Locations
Recoverable Materials

Monk Maz Koshia boasts a wide array of tactics that he may use in his fight against Link. Like a Yiga Footsoldier, Monk Maz Koshia can magically teleport and strike Link from above with his Sword, or he may use a Bow and shoot at Link from the air. Monk Maz Koshia can use Fire Arrows, Ice Arrows, and Shock Arrows to strike Link.

After Monk Maz Koshia's health has been reduced by 25%, he will retreat and split himself into nine copies. Each of these copies can damage Link, though only one of them can sustain more than one hit. In order to advance, Link must find the correct copy of Monk Maz Koshia and attack him. The copies will work in unison to attack Link, until they are destroyed. When all of the copies have been destroyed, Monk Maz Koshia may summon another set of them.

Once Monk Maz Koshia's health has been reduced to half, he will retreat again and magically enlarge himself while flying in the air. At this stage, Monk Maz Koshia can use charged laser attacks to strike Link. If Link deflects one of these lasers back at Monk Maz Koshia, the Monk will be temporarily stunned, allowing Link to attack. Monk Maz Koshia may also summon a series of eight metallic Spiked Boulders. Monk Maz Koshia will sequentially cast these Spiked Boulders at Link in an attempt to hurt him. Afterwards, Monk Maz Koshia will begin charging a Lightning storm, which will strike each of the Spiked Boulders. Much like with Thunderblight Ganon's metal spikes, Link can use Magnesis to direct one of the Spiked Boulders near Monk Maz Koshia, causing him to be struck by his own Lightning. Monk Maz Koshia can also magically tilt the battle stage before summoning the Spiked Boulders, which will roll towards the bottom of the slope before falling off. Monk Maz Koshia can also stomp the ground to cause a tornado to chase Link around. If Link is hit by the tornado, he will be struck by a strong pulse from the ground.

With a quarter of his health remaining, Monk Maz Koshia will ground himself. If Link gets close to Monk Maz Koshia's feet, the Monk will stomp the ground, damaging the Hylian Champion. Monk Maz Koshia can also summon two miniature copies of himself, who will attack Link in a similar manner to the second phase of the fight.

During the battle, Link can distract Monk Maz Koshia with Mighty Bananas, leaving the Monk temporarily vulnerable to attack. This can only be done once.


During Maz Koshia's first phase, it is best to run around, dodging and flurry rushing when the monk is vulnerable. During Phase 2, when Maz Koshia spawns his clones, stand in the center of the ring of clones. Use Urbosa's fury and the real Monk will be electrocuted. Run up to him and hit him as much as possible. Do this three times. If he still has health, then place a banana in the middle and he will try to eat it. Attack him then. During Monk Maz Koshia's final phase, equip a multishot bow such as the Savage Lynel Bow or Duplex Bow and Revali's Gale right in front of him. Go into bullet time and shoot his face as much as you can with arrows. After doing this 2-3 times, the Monk will be down.

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]

Monk Maz Koshia is a secret character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that can be obtained as early as Chapter 4. After completing the "Destroy the Yiga Clan!" Scenario, three Quests will appear. These are "The Trial of Monsters," "The Trial of the Mighty Foe," and "The Trial of Stones." After completing all three, a new Quest called "The Trial of the Ancients" will appear, where the character will have to beat Monk Maz Koshia in three minutes. After this is completed, Monk Maz Koshia will become a playable Warrior and will have quests at the location of all the shrines, some only for the DLC. Those quests will have the name of the monk within.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese導師ミィズ・キョシア (Dōshi Mizu Kyoshia) (BotW)[21]
大試練の (Dai Shiren no) (BotW)
Guru Mizu Kyoshia
Great Trial
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR導師米茲‧喬西亞 (Dǎoshī Mǐzī-Qiáoxīyǎ) (BotW | BotW)
NetherlandsDutchMaz Koshia (BotW | BotW | HWAoC | HWAoC)[22]
CanadaFrenchCAGuide Miz'Kyosia (BotW)[23]
FranceFrenchEUGuide Miz'Kyosia (BotW | BotW | HWAoC)[24][25]
GermanyGermanPriester Miz Kyoshia (BotW | BotW)[26]
ItalyItalianMonaco Myz Kyoshia (BotW | BotW)[27]
South KoreaKorean도사 미즈‧코시아 (Dosa Mijeu-Kosia) (BotW | BotW)
RussiaRussianСвященник Маз-Кош (Svyashchennik Maz-Kosh) (BotW | BotW)[28]
SpainSpanishEUMonje Makkosh (BotW)[29]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMonje Makkosh (BotW | BotW)[30]
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See Also[]


  1. "The Divine Trial
    Monk Maz Koshia
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Before you could report your completion of the trial to Monk Maz Koshia, he rose before you and the final trial started." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "/Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity by Nintendo/KOEI TECMO comes to Nintendo Switch, featuring Christian Rummel as Maz Koshia!" — Christian Rummel, Christian Rummel, official site, retrieved November 30, 2020.
  4. "Monk Maz Koshia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I am Maz Koshia. I now address the one who wishes to master a Divine Beast..." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "To undertake this task requires unwavering dedication. That weapon defeats foes with one hit. However, the reverse is also true, as its wielder will also fall to a single strike. You can use this weapon's ability only twice within a set period of time...only when it is glowing. When enough time passes, the weapon will regain its sheen along with its power." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "At the four marked locations within the Great Plateau...defeat all monsters present to prove your power. If you are not up to the challenge, leave this plateau. The weapon will return here, and the trial will end." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "I am Maz Koshia. You have done well to conquer the trials laid before you. You are Hyrule's beacon of hope. But your trails have only just begun. The divine weapon shall lead you..." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Now that you have proven your power, a new journey awaits. Go to the four locations that will be revealed to you, and reach for greater heights than ever before." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "I am Maz Koshia. I must commend you for conquering the trial thus far. The door to the final trial is now open at the Shrine of Resurrection. Go, and face your destiny." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "To the brave soul who wishes to master a Divine Beast... You have done well to return to this place of beginnings. You have overcome many challenges thus far. Now, allow me to bestow upon you one final trial. Return the Sheikah Slate to the terminal you first obtained it from. Do so, and the final passageway will reveal itself..." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Descending... Please beware of tremors." — Sheikah Slate Pedestal (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Welcome, hero. You have overcome many trials to reach me. Now it is time to face the final trial. This trial is a complex labyrinth." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "To start, you will need a map. You may obtain map information from the Guidance Stone." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "You have proven to possess the power of a true hero. In the name of the Goddess Hylia... I offer this final trial!" — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Let us begin." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "You faced that challenge with great courage. You have erased all doubt from my mind. You are a true hero." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "As such, you were destined to take hold of this ancient masterpiece..." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "That which you have obtained...is a masterpiece of innovation, created for the one true hero." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Hero of Hyrule... May the Goddess smile upon you." — Monk Maz Koshia (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "137 導師ミィズ・キョシア" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "137 Maz Koshia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "137 Guide Miz'Kyosia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "137 Guide Miz'Kyosia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Guide Miz'Kyosia" — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  26. "137 Priester Miz Kyoshia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "137 Monaco Myz Kyoshia" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "137 Священник Маз-Кош" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "137 Monje Makkosh" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "137 Monje Makkosh" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)