Zelda: Skyward Sword: How to defeat Skulltula spiders

With the Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD out now, fans are once again encountering the pesky Skulltula spiders, that linger in the game’s first dungeon, Skyview Temple. Anyone averse to spiders will face some difficulty in this, so we’ve got all the details on how to defeat Skulltula spiders in Zelda: Skyward Sword.

How to defeat Skulltula spiders in Zelda: Skyward Sword

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The easiest way to take out a Skulltula spider is to hit it where it hurts. That’s the weak spots on each spider’s body, which is located on their bottom half, and glows with a purple hue. You’ll have to work your way around a spider, hitting them repeatedly to get their defences down, until you’re ready to land the killing blow.

Of course, spiders are notoriously difficult creatures, and as such, they won’t always bow down to your sword attacks. Some spiders will hand vertically off of roofs and ceilings, whereas others will crawl along the ground. If there’s a spider hanging down, you’ll need to slash horizontally, which will expose their weak spot, and attack it from there. If they’re just scuttling across the ground, your best bet is an upward slash. Once you’ve done that, it’ll flip the Skulltula over to expose their underbelly weak spot – and you can defeat them from there.

Once you’ve taken out the Skulltula spiders that lurk within Skyview Temple, your trip through the dungeon will be a lot more manageable. If you’re afraid of spiders, then knowing that there’s an easy way to take them out will surely provide reassuring news. Now go forth, and defeat the Skulltula spiders!

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