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Stone Talus are recurring enemies and Sub-Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3][name reference needed]

Characteristics[]

Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

137 (142) Stone Talus
BotW Hyrule Compendium Stone Talus
Description
This enormous monster is naturally camouflaged as a rock formation. Neither sword nor arrow can pierce its stony form, but a cunning adventurer knows to scale its body and attack the ore sprouting from its peak.
Common Locations
West Necluda
East Necluda
Recoverable Materials
Flint Amber Opal Ruby

Stone Taluses appear as a cluster of boulders at first, but once approached, they assemble into large golem-like beings. Luminous, Rare, Frost, and Igneo variations can also be found all around Hyrule Kingdom. Stone Taluses are fairly large compared and deal important amounts of damage.[how many?] They are very slow-moving, so as long as Link stays behind or beneath them, he will be out of harm's way. Stone Taluses can use their large arm structures to punch and swipe across the ground, dealing heavy damage to the impact area. They can also fall forward and crash their entire body into the ground or launch large fragments of their rocky frame at Link.

Stone Taluses have three configurations:

  • Low-elevation Taluses have an ore deposit on their back. It's easily accessed if you strafe the Talus and get it to spin but very hard if you're on the Talus when it gets up. Example: Deya Village Ruins Talus
  • Mid elevation Taluses have their ore deposits on their far left. To reach it, you can attack the Talus by using a spear while they're reforming their left shoulder.
  • High elevation Taluses have the ore deposit on their right shoulder, not as low as the low-elevation ones, but still not that high. it's impossible to reach without climbing the Talus. Example: Great Plateau Talus

To defeat a Stone Talus, Link can climb onto its body/time a ground-based strike correctly and attack the Ore Deposit on its back, usually located on top or at the back of the Sub-Boss. Link can inflict double damage using a two-handed Weapon, or four times as much damage using an Iron Sledgehammer. After taking damage, Stone Taluses attempt to throw Link off by shaking themselves. To make climbing easier, Link can use a Remote Bomb to blast apart its arms, hindering it temporarily. Stone Taluses regenerate lost body parts shortly after losing them. If you can't climb onto it, stun it with a normal arrow, shooting the Ore Deposit on its back, making it fall on its face. If you are new to Taluses, we recommend trying the Stone Talus Senior or the Stone Talus Junior first.

Upon being defeated, a Stone Talus leaves behind Gems depending of its type. By defeating all Stone Taluses in Hyrule Kingdom, as well as all other types of Talus, Link can receive the Medal of Honor: Talus from Kilton. This can only be done after completing the "Destroy Ganon" Main Quest.

Locations[]

Luminous[]
Rare[]

Tears of the Kingdom[]

Stone Taluses appear as Enemies in Tears of the Kingdom, acting the same as in Breath of the Wild, but can drop Stone Talus Hearts, which can be fused with Link's current weapon, in addition to their usual drops. In addition, a new variant, Battle Talus, makes its debut, being modified Stone Taluses to function as a mobile Monster Stronghold replete with chevaux de frise on the undersides of their wooden frames to prevent intruders from climbing.

A Stone Talus titled “Lurker in the Lost Woods” can be found with its Ore Deposit replaced with a Shrine crystal, which allows Link access to Sakunbomar Shrine.

Other Appearances[]

Cadence of Hyrule[]

Stone Taluses are two tiles wide and move every third beat. They have 3 Heart Containers, but must be hit multiple times to crack them, allowing their Hearts to be reduced, unless the character's Weapon has piercing. If the character is next to the Stone Talus the beat before it moves, it will use an area attack, hitting all eight adjacent tiles. If the Stone Talus is not hit for a while, it will sit still and become immune to attacks while it reforms itself, regaining lost Hearts.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]



Trivia[]

  • Stone Taluses were originally called Steppe Talus in early builds of the game.[4]

Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseイワロック (Iwarokku) (BotW)[5]Portmanteau of 岩 (Iwa) and ロック (Rokku).
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR岩石巨人 (Yánshí Jùrén) (BotW)
NetherlandsDutchSteen-Talus (BotW | HWAoC)[6]
CanadaFrenchCALithorok (BotW)[7]
FranceFrenchEULithorok (BotW)[8]
GermanyGermanIwarok (BotW)[9]
ItalyItalianSassorok (BotW)[10]
South KoreaKorean바위록 (Bawirok) (BotW)
RussiaRussianКаменный глыбник (Kamennyy glybnik) (BotW)[11]Stone clumper
SpainSpanishEUPetrarok (BotW)[12]
Latin AmericaSpanishLATalus (BotW)[13]
This table was generated using translation pages.
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Gallery[]

See Also[]

References

  1. "Let's see how many Stone Taluses you've harvested so far... Looks like [X] out of 40." — Kilton (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Stone Talus" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Defeated By: Stone Talus" — Game Over (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Hunting and Gathering Gameplay - Nintendo E3 2016, YouTube (Video), published June 14, 2016, retrieved January 23, 2017.
  5. "138 イワロック" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "138 Steen-Talus" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "138 Lithorok" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "138 Lithorok" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "138 Iwarok" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "138 Sassorok" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "138 Каменный глыбник" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "138 Petrarok" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "138 Talus" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
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