Hinox is a returning enemy in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. They are giant-sized ogres or monsters with one huge eye who loves to damage its enemy with Bombs. A Hinox is usually found sleeping at the time of approaching it. However, it engages aggressively upon closing in and possibly creates a moment of panic for you. Defeating a Hinox can get difficult if you are unaware of the game’s combat mechanics. That being said, here are some tips and tricks that can help you defeat Hinox in Tear of the Kingdom with ease.
Hinox has made an appearance in several installments including Breath of the Wild. The resemblance and appearance of this enemy are similar in both the previous and current installments. With that out of the way, here’s how to defeat and kill Hinox.
How to Defeat Hinox in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Tips & Tricks)
Make sure to carry a Bow and Arrow while going on a quest to kill Hinox. The most vulnerable part of a Hinox’s body is its eye. So, if you hit its eye with an arrow, it will fall down and become motionless for a while. And hence, this makes it a perfect time to hit its leg with a sword.
To kill Hinox in Zelda TOTK, you need to be patient and keep your distance to stay in the battle for long. Due to the huge size difference between Link and Hinox, you can only attack its legs. But closing in is a death trap and that’s why you need to make it vulnerable before initiating an attack.
At times, there are chances that Hinox have a wooden or metal leg armors equipped. In such instances, you can use a fire arrow to destroy wooden leg armor and a shock arrow to destroy metal leg armor. Hitting an armored Hinox will reduce your weapon’s durability.
Luckily, you can kill a Hinox much faster if you have a double-handed sword, axe, or any other melee weapon with massive damage output.
So yeah, that is pretty much everything you can do to beat a Hinox in Zelda Tear of the Kingdom. Now that you are here, why don’t you check out our other guide on how to get a Paraglider in Legend of Zelda TOTK?