The Gloom Sword can be considered one of the most unique weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, thanks to its design, as well as to the way the sword (like all Gloom weapons) continuously drains Link’s health when in battle. But how can you get the pitch-black Katana in the game? Now, here’s how to get the Gloom Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
How to Get the Gloom Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
You can get the Gloom Sword, and as an extra the Demon King’s Bow, in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom by heading to Tamio River Downstream Cave and then defeating the Phantom Ganon boss who spawns in the area.
The cave is located between the Cliffs of Laparoh Mesa and the Rutile Lake area, in the spot marked below. Once there, you will be able to reach the boss by heading to the left opening located in the cave’s main area.
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Before being able to face Ganon, you will have to defeat the Gloom Hands also featured in the area, as he will appear after they are defeated. In order to easily defeat them, we recommend that you use your bow to shoot Bomb Flower-infused arrows at them from a distance.
How to Defeat the Doom Blade Phantom Ganon in TOTK
After defeating the Hands and successfully summoning the cave’s Phantom Ganon in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you will be able to defeat him by first equipping at least two Gloom-resistant armor pieces and a weapon with long/mid-range (like a Claymore or a Spear) and then getting close in order to avoid his rushes and projectiles.
To be more specific, we recommend that you stay just far enough to mostly avoid the Gloom around Phantom Ganon but not too far as to give him an opening.
Once you find the ideal distance, just focus on keeping it while also closing in for three to five hits when the opportunity presents itself. Don’t forget to make use of jumps in order to dodge/scape the Gloom and trigger Flurry Rush, as well as to constantly heal.
This guide was made while playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Ver 1.1.1) on a Nintendo Switch OLED.
- This article was updated on May 23rd, 2023