To attack, Syger curls up into a spiked ball with its fangs and claws protruding and proceeds to dash into Link at an extremely high speed. It has several patterns of rolling that it uses to confuse Link. Syger's only weak point is the orb at the tip of its tail. Once the orb has been damaged enough by Link's sword, Syger will be defeated.
"Syger" appears to be a portmanteau of the words "saber" and "tyger", the latter being an archaic variation of "tiger".