How to beat Gloom Hands in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

You may find a pool of dark gloom in Hyrule’s Surface layer. Tears of the Kingdom: The Legend of Zelda. As you approach, you’ll see a group of dark hands with an eye in the middle will crawl out.

It is called the “so-called Gloom Hands Gloom Spawn, also known by their players as “red hands”, will grab your hand with deceptively quick speed. They’ll then destroy your heart by their gloom state effect.

The Gloom Hands are a fright at first — especially if you travel through the Lost Woods and rid the Korok Forest of gloom — but if you come prepared, you’ll quickly learn that there is nothing to be afraid of. Here’s how to beat them.

Gloom hands in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How to defeat them

Gloom Hands are exactly what they sound like — dark red hands covered in gloom. They are scattered all over Hyrule, but you’ll only know when you’re going to fight against them when it’s too late.

Gloom Hands quickly dispersing from a gloom puddle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Gloom Hands begin to crawl out of a hole in the ground. If you’re ever jumpscared by these creepy crawly hands, we recommend you do the following:

  1. Ascend to higher ground
  2. Preparation of AOE (area-of-effect) attacks, such as Bomb Flower or Chuchu jelly arrows
  3. If you suffer gloom damages, prepare sundelion dishes or any armor with gloom-resistant properties.

Fuse a bomb flower with an arrow to shoot into the center of the hands as soon the Gloom Hands start creeping out.

Link shooting a bomb arrow from higher ground into the middle of five Gloom Hands in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

It will take around six bomb flower arrows to defeat all of the Gloom Hands — they usually spawn in a group — but if some are still alive, use the remaining bomb flower arrows or any AOE ranged attack such as elemental chuchu jellies.

Also, be sure to Kill all Gloom Hands quickly because they will return.If you allow them time.

What if You Do Get grabbed by a Gloom Hand, don’t forget to Shake your analog sticks You need to escape as quickly as possible. If your wriggling is chaotic enough, you’ll break free of their grip without losing any hearts.

Gloom hand grabbing Link in a Link’s Awakening costume in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Take the high ground to prevent being grabbed. The Gloom Hands won’t be able to follow you, so you’re free to rain fire from above.

Once you’ve defeated all of the Gloom Hands, a Phantom Ganon In their place, a new spawn will appear. If you’re up for the challenge, put up your shield and get ready to block!

If not, you can always leave and return when you think you’re ready.

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