- "This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Naboris and was responsible for the demise of the Champion Urbosa. It specializes in quick, lightning-based attacks."
- — In-game description
Thunderblight Ganon is a boss in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a phantom construct created by Calamity Ganon to corrupt the Divine Beast Vah Naboris and slay the Gerudo Champion Urbosa. Now, it serves as the boss of the dungeon that Divine Beast's body had become as it wanders the Gerudo Desert.
Like its fellow Scourges, Thunderblight Ganon is a twisted mass of solidified Malice augmented by Ancient Sheikah technology. The smallest of the group, its "face" is a black mask with a large, blade-like protrusion on top and a single blue eye. Wild red hair is present behind its mask, with most of it dangling to either side of its "face". Its arms both end in Sheikah weapons that project blades of blue energy; a khopesh for a right hand and a round shield for a left hand. Its lower body is an engine-like mass of Sheikah machinery that enables it to move at high speeds.
Thunderblight Ganon is the frailest of the Scourges, but it makes up for it with its blinding speed. Its main attack is to dart towards Link before striking with its blade, guarding against retaliation with its shield. Since the boss usually makes two dashes before coming in for the attack, Link should dodge or parry just as Thunderblight Ganon makes the third dash; doing so successfully will usually give him a chance to retaliate with a Flurry Rush. Daruk's Protection also works effectively if the timing is too difficult, but its limited uses can be problematic.
If Thunderblight Ganon begins blocking with its shield, a few attacks can break its energy portions and leave it open to attack; however, the shield regenerates at a decent pace, so fast attacks are the best option. The boss can also throw small masses of green electricity from its sword, which float around the bottom of the arena for a while before dissipating. Link can dodge this attack by strafing the boss at a close to medium distance, but he should be wary of the lingering sparks as they drift back.
After losing half of its health, Thunderblight Ganon electrifies its weapons, allowing it to shock Link if they strike him. It exploits this with extended sword combos, so Link must take extra care in dodging all of its slashes before attempting to retaliate. It additionally gains the ability to feint Link if he attempts a Flurry Rush by darting towards him as if he's going to attack, pausing to try and make Link backflip and then attacking with it's shield. It also gains a new attack where it drops several metal spikes into the floor before electrifying them. Link can pick up a spike with the Magnesis Rune and bring it near Thunderblight Ganon; if he strikes the boss while the spike is electrified, the monster will be stunned and left vulnerable for a time. Thunderblight Ganon also starts using a powerful charged laser similar to a Guardian Stalker, which Link can deflect back at it with a well-timed parry.
Like the others, Thunderblight Ganon was possibly made to specifically counter Urbosa. For starters, it has a sword and shield, matching her fighting style. It can use electric attacks as well. Due to the Scimitar of the Seven and Daybreaker shield being made of metal, this was gifted to the Thunderblight for disarming purposes. It counters Urbosa's Fury by slamming metal stakes into the floor to attract the lightning.