Dungeon 8 - Palace of Twilight Walkthrough - Guide for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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This is the dungeon that is home to an abandoned tribe that once tried to steal the Triforce using the Fused Shadows. But a lot has changed as tempers have flared. Zant, the false ruler of the Twili has been given a different kind of magic to turn the Palace of Twilight into a dangerous realm. Now it is up to you to breach Zants throne room and free the Twili. ITEMS TO OBTAIN: 1)SMALL KEY #1 2)COMPASS 3)SMALL KEY #2 4)SMALL KEY #3 5)DUNGEON MAP 6)SMALL KEY #4 7)MASTER SWORD FILLED WITH LIGHT 8)PIECE OF HEART 1/2 9)PIECE OF HEART 2/2 10)SMALL KEY #5 11)BIG KEY 12)SMALL KEY #6 13)SMALL KEY #7 14)FUSED SHADOWS 15)HEART CONTAINER 8/8 PALACE OF TWILIGHT- FIRST FLOOR You will walk up and notice these things that look like Twilit Messengers. Midna tells you not to attack them because they are the Twili. Now continue over to the left side and open the door. In here are a few Twilit Babas and Keese. Defeat them and go north to see a Zant Mask. Hit is as many times as you can before it teleports. Look around for it again then attack it when it appears. When it is defeated, a chest to the north will appear. Open it for a SMALL KEY. Now continue north into a room with a black cover in the middle of it. Walk into it and you will turn into a wolf. Midna tells you that these are magic black crystals that will transform you into a wolf. You can change back though when you are out of the crystals. Turn on your senses to see through this fog. When you are out of the fog you will be attacked by another Zant Mask. Defeat it as a wolf or a human. When it is defeated, two chests will appear. The one to the south is a COMPASS. When you get over to it you will be attacked by Twilit Vermin. Now the one to the north is another SMALL KEY. Almost every door in this dungeon is locked, so make sure you always investigate each room for a Small Key. Use one of the Clawshot medallions near the door to get up on the ledge and exit. Now in here, jump down and try to go north when Twilit Walls form and a holographic Zant appears! MID-BOSS BATTLE- PHANTOM ZANT This fiend will summon a huge red ball to summon many Twilit Keese. Defeat them, then go into the middle of the room look for Zant hopping around. When he stops to summon another red ball, go over to him and slice him up. Repeat this to make him summon many black shadow crystals. PALACE OF TWILIGHT- FIRST FLOOR Now walk forward toward the glowing ball. Midna tells you that this is a Sol. Now go to the edge of the crystals and Clawshot the Sol to make it fall out of the hand. Now Clawshot the ball to grab it. The hand will come to life! It will try to get the Sol back so run to the middle of the black crystals. The Sol makes all of the black crystals disappear. Place the Sol in the middle of the indention to make some stairs rise. Climb up the stairs and when you are off of them, Clawshot the Sol to bring it to you. Now exit the door. The hand will follow you through the door so you gotta hurry! Run to the middle of the crystals and put the Sol in the indention. More platforms will rise and there are also many enemies. You can defeat them, or ignore them. Trust me, ignoring them is faster! Now run up the platforms and when you are on solid ground, Clawshot the Sol. Now throw it up on the ledge which is too high to reach. Grab the Sol and jump down and exit the door. Now the hand will also follow you into this room, so again you must hurry! With the Sol in hand, run with it and dodge the enemies and run past the Babas that will knock the ball out of your hands. Now open the door to exit back out. Out here, make it back to the middle, and you can go around with the Sol and transform all the Twili to their normal state. This will now make the right side of the dungeon accessible. Stand on the glowing platform to ride it to the right side. Now open the door. If you dont already know, there is one more Sol to collect in this room. Now in here, defeat all of the enemies and Clawshot one of the medallions on the side of the wall. Now Clawshot the medallion on the ceiling and lower yourself to the moving platform. Now ride it to the center island. Now a Zants Mask will appear. Use the Shield Attack to reflect the energy ball back at the fiend. Now hop across the moving platforms over the shadow crystals. Now land on the other side and finish off the Mask. This will make a chest appear. Open it for a SMALL KEY. Now unlock the door. In here are three Twilit Messengers. Transform into a wolf and defeat them. Now there are a couple of Zant Masks. Defeat them to make a chest appear. Clawshot near the door, then Clawshot onto the roof. Now on the west side ledge is a chest with the DUNGEON MAP. Now Clawshot back onto the ceiling and then Clawshot to the east for another chest which holds a SMALL KEY. Now continue to the north and Clawshot up there and open the door. Drop down here to be met by guess who? MID-BOSS BATTLE- PHANTOM ZANT This time he is back and harder! He gets another ball and summons Twilit Babas. Defeat some if you like, then use the same tactics as last time, but this time Zant will teleport more often. Defeat him again to make more shadow crystals appear. PALACE OF TWILIGHT- FIRST FLOOR Now grab the Sol again and place it in the middle of the room in the indention. Run up the stairs and Clawshot the Sol to go to the next room. In here, hurriedly place the Sol in the indention. Now take your time and defeat all of the enemies, because the stairs that rise will block the hand. Now grab the Sol again then place it back in the indention, and before the stairs fully rise, run over and get on them to ride up. Now when you are on the high southern ledge, Clawshot the Sol and drop down and exit via the southern door. In here you must really hurry. Jump onto the moving platforms and jump to the center island and stand there for a second to make the two spheres glow which creates a platform that will ride you all the way to the door. Now exit. Run over to the south a bit to a platform. Ride it over to the other side and place the second Sol on the indention. Whats this? Your Master Sword is glowing!? You have the MASTER SWORD OF LIGHT! Now your sword can pierce through the thick walls of twilight and cut through the Twilit Monsters with ease. Now return back to the right side corridors to the first room. In here on the left is a small alcove with a huge black twilight wall. Use the sword to cut through the wall. Now make the other crystals dissipate and quickly Clawshot the medallion above the chest. Drop down and open it for a PIECE OF HEART. Now exit this room and return to the left side corridors. Now down here are some platforms that you can active with your sword. Go to the right side one and ride it up, then quickly before it turns north, jump on to the eastern ledge and open the chest for a PIECE OF HEART. Now ride that platform back to the main room. PALACE OF TWILIGHT- SECOND FLOOR AND THIRD FLOOR Now go north to be stopped by a black wall. Step on the square mark and use the spin attack to make the black wall dissipate allowing you to continue. In here, defeat all of the enemies, then cross the black crystals with your sword. Now there are two Sols in this room. Grab one and place it in the groove, then repeat this to make some steps appear. Climb the steps, then hit the globe with your sword to make a moving platform appear. Ride it to the east and defeat all the Zant Masks to make a chest appear with a SMALL KEY. Now use a spin attack on the three globes to make a platform appear. Ride it up and unlock the door to the west. PALACE OF TWILIGHT- THIRD FLOOR Now you are out on the palaces battlements. Now to the east is a huge black wall. Use the Master Sword to cut through it and get behind the wall. Now use the Clawshot back and forth then drop on the ledge with the fancy chest. Open it for the BIG KEY! Now jump back to the other side of the black wall and over to the west are two globes. Use the spin attack to make a platform appear. Ride it to a southern ledge and defeat the Zant Mask. Now use the globes to get back to the battlements. Now when you arrive over there, there will be more Zant Masks. Defeat them all and to the north a chest will appear with a SMALL KEY. Now you can exit to the east. PALACE OF TWILIGHT- THIRD FLOOR AND FOURTH FLOOR Now defeat the Twilit Messengers with a spin attack, then go over to the four globes and use a spin attack to make a platform rise up. Ride up until three more platforms appear. Face west and jump on this platform. This will take you west. Now two platforms will appear. Jump on the right one. Jump off onto a ledge with a Baba. Defeat it, then get on the next platform. Ride it over to where a Zant Mask is. Now Clawshot over there, and defeat the Mask. Now shoot the medallion to the south, then Clawshot the medallion on the ceiling. Dodge the energy ball and lower yourself onto the moving platform. Now Clawshot over and defeat the Zant Mask. This will make a chest appear with a SMALL KEY. Now jump onto the new platform and ride it up to the fourth floor door. Unlock it, and in this next room is some Twilit Messengers. Defeat them with a spin attack and continue north to Zants Throne Room! When you walk in, you will see a cut scene about Zant and Ganondorfs meeting. Then the battle will begin! BOSS BATTLE- USURPER KING ZANT This battle has many different phases requiring many different items. The first battle is back at the Forest Temple. Dodge all of the energy balls fired at you and then use the Gale Boomerang on Zant. This will bring him to you. When he is near, slice him up with the Master Sword. Repeat this until you are transported to the Goron Mines where you battled Dangoro. Immediately put on your Iron Boots and wait for Zant to stop bouncing around. He will tire out leaving him vulnerable. Slice him up! This time he will fire energy balls at you. Block them with the Hylian Shield, then repeat the process. After this, you will be transported to where you battled Morpheel. Put on you Iron Boots and Zoras Armor, and wait for a huge Zant Mask to appear out of the middle of the arena. Zant will be inside and he will fire energy balls at you. Block them with your shield, then he will get tired. Clawshot him to bring him to you and slice him up. After you do that, four heads will appear. Stand in the middle and look for Zant in one of the heads. Block his energy balls and then Clawshot him. Slice him up, then repeat as needed. Now you will be transported back to the Forest Temple where you fought Ook. Zant will hop around the totem polls. When he stops to fire more energy balls at you, hit the totem poll to knock him off leaving him vulnerable. Slice him up, and after this you will be transported to the Snowpeak Ruins. Zant will become super huge! Bring out the Ball and Chain and hit one of his feet to make him hop around and become one- third your size. Slice him up, and repeat until you are transported to Castle Town Southern Gate. Here Zant brings out knives and tries to chop at you. Use the Back Slice to get around him and slice him up. Repeat until he does a deadly spin attack. Block it with your shield until he tires out. Slice him up when he is tired. He then will do a combination of both so get ready. He also wont get tired after every spin attack he does, so be on guard and slice him when you can to defeat him! You will back at the Palace of Twilight where Zant lies on the throne. He tells Midna that Ganondorf will continue to revive him, but Midna gets the FUSED SHADOWS from Zant and uses them to defeat Zant for good! Now grab the HEART CONTAINER and warp out. It is time to raid Hyrule Castle! COMING SOON: DUNGEON 9- HYRULE CASTLE WALKTHROUGH