Breath Of The Wild Player Beats Game Using Only Shields, No Weapons

After recently completing a run of Breath of the Wild making use of only bombs and shields, PointCrow went one better over the weekend and finished the game, Calamity Ganon and all, using only shields.

It took around 27 hours in total to scrape around the map getting it done, including a final battle that took three hours, not to mention the couple of months spent before the run spend exploring and working stuff out in order to beat certain challenges and overcome certain parts of the game without weapons.

Here’s an abridged version of the run. The Ganon battles are a particular highlight, seeing the weird and wonderful ways PointCrow was able to work out ways to deal damage using... well, only Ganon’s own attacks.


    Except there's one more fight after the Calamity Ganon fight inside the castle - the Dark Beast Ganon fight, where you're forced to use light arrows, you can't beat BOTW using only shields. You can get as far as the final battle without weapons, but you can't actually beat the game.

      Well yes he beat it using only shields then.

        He got as far as the Dark Beast Ganon fight, as I said. This video doesn't show that specific fight, though if you watch the vod of his stream, when he gets to the beast fight he does admit that technically, you can't beat the game with just shields because you can't beat Dark Beast Ganon with just shields. He does try to parry his beam attack, but can't.

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