How to find and defeat the Rare Stone Talus in Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom

How to find and defeat the Rare Stone Talus in Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom
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Jack Roberts

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23rd Jun 2023 12:29

The Rare Stone Talus is one of the more elusive enemies you’ll find in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but it is worth the journey and battle should you find one. But, you’re going to need to know where to find them, if you’re going to defeat them.

Here, we’ll be breaking down the best and earliest places you can find the Rare Stone Talus in the game, as well as a few handy tips on how to defeat it – so read on.

Where to find the Rare Stone Talus in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

A map showing the Tanagar Canyon, where a Rare Stone Talus can be found in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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There are several Rare Stone Talus in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and they can be found in the following areas.

  • Gisa Crater
  • Illumeni Plateau
  • Kolami Bridge South
  • Hyrule Castle West
  • Hyrule Castle Underground
  • West Vatorsa Snowfield

However, if you’re looking for one relatively early on, your best bet is to head to the Tanagar Canyon, near the Tabantha Great Bridge. This is on the way to Rito Village as you head toward the Wind Temple near the start of your journey.

  • If you need some more enemies to take on, find out how to defeat Hinox in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to defeat the Rare Stone Talus in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Link hitting the weak point of the Rare Stone Talus in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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To defeat the Rare Stone Talus in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll need to continuously hit the sparkling rock that acts as its weak point. However, unlike your standard Stone Talus and Battle Talus, this weak point is further down its back, making it a little harder to get to.

Your best option is to use the Ascend Rune Ability underneath the Talus to climb on top and work your way down to the weak point. Or, hitting it with arrows so that it falls and you can chip away at its health from behind.

The Rare Stone Talus is much stronger than the other variants and can pack a powerful punch, so be sure to have plenty of health (or be exceptionally good at dodging) before you start the encounter.

For defeating the Rare Stone Talus, you’ll receive a large amount of precious gems that can fetch a pretty Rupee, and the Rare Stone Talus Heart, which can be fused to a weapon to make an exceptionally powerful hammer.

That’s everything you need to find and defeat the Rare Stone Talus in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you’re looking for more baddies to beat, check out our guide on how to defeat Gleeok.

  • Need some more bosses to best? Take a look at how to defeat Colgera in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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