The feared lion centaurs return with a vengeance in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lynel location guide. Here we show you where to find each lynel and, because we’re nice, what different types of lynel there are, and even include tips on how to defeat them.
You need every advantage you can muster against the lynel, so we recommend checking out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ingredients guide to make the best power-packing meals you can. Be sure to use our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom great fairy guide to upgrade your Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom armor. You might do a better job of surviving against the lynel.
What are the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lynel types?
There are four varieties of lynel. You can tell them apart by which color their manes are and how much you pack a punch against them. In ascending order, the red-maned lynel has 2,000 health, the blue-maned lynel 3,000, the white-maned lynel 4,000 health, and the silver black-maned lynel boasts a monstrous 5,000 health.
There are eleven deadly lynels roaming the lands of Hyrule in total, just waiting for you to challenge them. We recommend that you bring some tough gear to take them on because the weapon-fusing rewards and unique items they drop are very much worth facing these monsters.
What are the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lynel locations?
Now these locations are an approximation due to the fact that lynel have a tendency to roam around the areas they inhabit. This means it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where they are at any time, so prepare to go on a small adventure when you look for them. Without further ado, here’s a map of every Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lynel location on the surface of Hyrule.
Lynel aren’t just out and about on the surface. You can also find them in the darkness of the depths. Take a look at the Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom lynel depths location map below.
If you’re tired of getting lost in the dark, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom depths guide. Hopefully, we can shine some light on your situation.
Much like every enemy, lynels respawn with the rise of the blood moon. That’s once every seven in-game days when the clock hits midnight. So keep an eye out when exploring their areas even after defeating them.
How do I fight Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lynels?
When it comes to fighting them, the lynel are no joke. You’ll find yourself using every tool in your arsenal to take them down. Although high-level damaging weapon fusions are your primary damage output, we recommend one-handed weapons so you can still keep your shield up. Take aim with a bow to achieve some much-needed breathing room, as headshots make the lynel stagger. You may go through a lot of weapons fighting lynel, so check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Hestu location guide to help expand your inventory.
You can attempt to sneak up behind or float on over and land on lynel to ride them, but instead of trying to tame it like soothing a horse, just start swinging your weapon wildly for some opening damage. Your sage summons will come in handy as well, particularly Tulin, as, again, headshots on lynel make them stagger. Sidon’s bubble offers some much-needed defense, and Yunobo can put out some damage in a pinch with his cannonball ability. Keep up with the offense, and you’ll put lynels down in no time!
That’s all we can offer for now, but if you’re still looking for a fight, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom enemies guide, you need to test those newly acquired lynel weapons somehow.