Part 14: Ganon's Tower
Now that you have all 8 Triforce Shards you need to set sail back to the Tower of Gods. After the cutscene, Link will be back in Hyrule so climb up the stairs and enter the castle. Head down into the basement to get a cutscene with Princess Zelda. After the cutscene - two black Darknuts will fall into the room.
Defeat both of the Darknuts and exit the basement of the castle. Travel through the door that Link appears in front of - continue down the walkway and swing the Master Sword towards the barrier. After destroying the barrier continue down the path and use the Hookshot to go from platform to platform once you find the Darknut.
Walk through the first door in the dungeon to come to the center room with several bridges. In this room you must travel across each bridge and fight the battles inside the doors in order to progress deeper into Ganon's Tower. At the end of each area will be a boss from earlier in the game.
Wind Temple Area
Travel down the first bridge to the right once crossing the initial bridge to enter the Wind Temple area. Kill the Wizzrobe and then hop onto the spring pad. Use the Iron Boots to shoot into the air and the Deku Leaf to float across to the next ledge.
Hope onto the spring pad here and use the Iron Boots to shoot into the air. Use the Deku Leaf and float between the cyclones to get to the next ledge. Kill the Bokoblins and then use the Hookshot to reach the door in the area.
Through the door will be Molgera from the Wind Temple. Simply use the Hookshot to pull the creatures tongue near Link and then attack it repeatedly with the sword to cause damage. Repeat this process several times to defeat Molgera and be teleported back to the center of the large circular room.
Earth Temple Area
Travel across the bridge to the right of the locked door to enter the Earth Temple area. Travel pass the first set of coffins and go up the set of stairs - there will a switch but you must set an object on it to progress. Run through the second set of coffins to find some Poes and purple Chuchus.
Use the Mirror Shield to shine light on one of the purple Chuchus and then pick it up. Place the petrified Chuchu on the switch and then run down the second set of coffins and up the stairs before the petrification wears off.
At the beginning of the third set of coffins will be another switch. Run pass the coffins and you will find a light beam. Use the Mirror Shield to petrify the purple Chuchus and once again place one on the switch. If you are unable to move quick enough an easy method is to carry the Chuchu to the switch and then use the Mirror Shield to shine light on the Chuchu near the switch.
Run towards the set of stairs and a Stalfos will appear. Simply dodge the Stalfos and go up the stairs to reach the door. Once going through the door, a fight with Jalhalla from the Earth Temple will ensue. Defeat him the same way as you did in the Earth Temple to be teleported back to the circular room.
Forbidden Woods Area
Travel across the bridge to the left of the locked door to reach the Forbidden Woods area. Use the Deku Leaf on the propeller to the left of the room once inside the Forbidden Woods area. Jump across to the cart and then use the Deku Leaf to blow air towards the door you came through to travel across the room.
Use the Deku Leaf to float across to the tree branch when it lowers and then use the Deku Leaf again on the switch to the leaf once the tree branch lowers once more. Float across to the cart and then continue traveling across the room using the Deku Leaf. When you come to the last two tree branches make sure to kill the Peahats with the Bow.
Now float across to the lower tree branch and then hop across to the opposite tree branch. Wait for it to lift Link higher and then float across to the door. Once inside the door a fight with Kalle Demos from the Forbidden Woods will ensue. Defeat Kalle Demos the same way as the Forbidden Woods to be teleported back to the circular room.
Forest Haven Area
Take the last bridge - the one to right of the door opposite of the locked door - to enter the Forest Haven area. Use the Grappling Hook to latch onto the first pole and swing across - jump off and use the Deku Leaf to float across to the last platform floating in the lava.
Use the Grappling Hook on the last pole and climb all the way to the top. Now float across to the door and enter for a fight with Gohma from the Forest Haven. Defeat him the same way as the Forbidden Woods to be teleported back to the circular room.
Ganon's Tower Puzzles
Travel through the newly unlocked door and go up the stairs. Go through the door and you will come to a room with doors on both sides and then a locked one opposite of Link. Now go through the door on the right to find several sets of candles which you will need to remember the order of - the number of candle lit in each set represents the number.
Now exit this room and go into the one opposite of Link. Use the boomerang to hit the switches in the order of the candles from the other room to create a portal to the outside if you are in need of supplies. Go back to the room with the torches and jump down into the darkness in the center of the room.
Phantom Ganon's Mystery
A fight with Phantom Ganon will ensue; however, there is now a good chance of him creating multiple copies of himself. Attack the one that is darkest or run from them in order to wait for a different attack. You can either attack the copies, play tennis with him, or use the Spin Attack to deflect the pink light orb back at him - either way, once defeat the sword will fall in a certain direction.
Go through the door that the sword points towards and another fight with Phantom Ganon will happen. Repeat the steps above several times until you come to a room that becomes locked upon entering. Defeat this last Phantom Ganon to make a chest spawn containing the Light Arrow. After opening the chest the path forward will become unlocked so go through the door.
In this room will be another fight with Phantom Ganon; however, simply shoot him with the Light Arrow to defeat the creature in 1 hit. Now pick up his sword and attack the locked door to break it. Enter and run up the stairs. Shoot all of the Darknuts with Light Arrows to defeat them and also kill the Bokoblins in order to unlock the door forward. Go through the door to begin the fight with Puppet Ganon.
The fight with Pupper Ganon is split up into several forms - puppet, spider, and Moldorm. The basic premise of each fight is to shoot the blue orb with the Light Arrows; however, the technique that has to be used varies from form to form.
Puppet Ganon Form 1: Puppet
Use the Boomerang to break the string holding up Puppet Ganon's tail. Now use the Bow to shoot the blue orb on the tail to cause damage. Repeat this process 2 more times in order to defeat this form of Puppet Ganon. If you have difficulties then be sure to break a few other strings as well but be sure not to break all of them because they will be restrung.
Puppet Ganon Form 2: Spider
This form is perhaps the easiest out of the three. Puppet Ganon will lift up into the air and fall back down trying to land on Link. Change the camera angle so that you can see where the creature is falling and simply try to be near the blue orb. After Puppet Ganon falls - shoot the blue orb with the Light Arrows. Repeat this process 2 more times to defeat this form.
Puppet Ganon Form 3: Moldorm
This form is likely the hardest out of the three. Puppet Ganon will slither around the room like Moldorm from previous Zelda games. You can either attack the head - stunning the creature shortly - and then shoot a Light Arrow at the blue orb or just try to properly time the shot to hit the blue orb. Either way, after three shots in the blue orb - Puppet Ganon will be defeated.
Heading to the Last Battle with Ganondorf
Climb up the red rope that appears to reach the upper level. Once here - use the Grappling Hook on the pole and then climb up it to reach another higher level. Break the pots if you need to rejuvenate and then use the Grappling Hook on the next pole - climb up to reach the top of the area.
Travel to the center of the room and break the wood on top of the cauldron with the Skull Hammer. Now travel near the door and use the Hookshot on the target in order to reach it. Go through the door to begin the final battle with Ganondorf.
Final Battle: Ganondorf
The battle with Ganondorf is a simple one. In the first part of the fight make sure to keep Ganondorf between you and Princess Zelda - she will shoot him with Light Arrows and you need to run up to attack him with the Master Sword. Repeat this several times and Ganondorf will knock down Zelda. Now the fight will be one on one - simply dodge all of Ganondorfs attack until he jumps toward you. At this point Link must parry his attack by pressing A.
After a short while, Princess Zelda will awaken. Continue fighting Ganondorf and Princess Zelda will eventually say to hold out the shield. Target Ganondorf and use the shield - Zelda will shoot it with a Light Arrow. Run up to Ganondorf and press the parry button in order to defeat the final battle of the game. Congratulations for completing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker!
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