Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Fire Temple Boss Guide

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is probably the most organic and innovative installment in the franchise. With so much to do and discover, gamers will be picking on this game for years to come. However, let’s not overlook the fact that there is also an epic story to be a part of, too. Much like other entries in the Legend of Zelda series, there is a hefty list of temples and dungeons to complete. Dungeon crawling is the bread and butter of the Zelda franchise and Tears of the Kingdom hasn’t overlooked that. Just like with its games of yore, there are elemental temples for Link to explore with an eye-popping boss waiting at the end.

One of the most harrowing temples to go through is the fire temple. At the end of it, Link will find himself standing toe to toe against a Marbled Gohma. It is a spider-like Rock Golem that will take up most of the arena due to its epic size. Players will need to systemically break it down with the help of a friend. It is easy to be awe-stricken with the size of this boss, but don’t let that intimidate you. The Marbled Gohma is luckily pretty slow and clumsy with its movements. However, don’t discount the fact that it comes with some pulverizing blows against Link.

Of course, the first course of action that players should take in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is to find the Firebreaker Armor Set before attempting to take on this temple. In order to get to the Fire Temple, players must first complete the quest ‘Yunobo of The Goron’ on Death Mountain. The gates to the temple itself are inside the mountain. Players will need to go into The Depths in order to officially find the entrance to the temple.

Entering The Fire Temple

As mentioned before, Link will have a friend with him during this quest. He is a Goron named Yunobo. He can be used as a battering ram to knock down rocks throughout the series of puzzles in the Fire Temple. Generally, this temple is a series of locks that Link and Yunobo must break open to successfully progress through the various segments. It will involve riding minecarts and using Yunobo to bash gongs that are placed in strategic areas. There is no specific order on how to complete the locks, but it is best to use common sense and go as straightforward as possible.

Fighting The Marbled Gohma

Now, this boss will be taking up the entire arena. So, keep running around it in a circle and avoid whatever it throws at you. At soon as there is an opening, use Yunobo to smash into one of its legs. You will need to do this twice. Then, the Gohma will fall onto the ground, with its big orange eye exposed. Quickly climb up onto its head and attack the eye with a melee weapon. It is important not to get too rambunctious, because it will eventually get back up. When it does, Link will take damage. So, one clear sign of this is watching for the area to shake. Once things start trembling, get off the Gohma and run for the distance.

Thus, the Marbled Gohma will hurl hunks of lava around the arena. They usually come in groupings of three. So, just avoid it and, hopefully, the Firebreaker Armor will decrease any damage taken. Once the lava dissipates, launch Yunobo onto one of its legs. Speaking of which, the Gohma will also try to whack Link with its legs, as well. So, try not to get too close to them. Just keep moving and repeat this pattern. After its HP is about halfway down, it will start the second half of this fight.

Marbled Gohma’s Last Stand

During the second phase of this battle in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Gohma will flip upside down onto the ceiling. It will then start puking up a series of lava balls in groups of five. They will wall Link in, forcing him to backtrack. Sprint your way to some sort of clearing, then use Yunobo to knock the boss down from the ceiling. Then, the Gohma will be incapacitated on the ground for a brief period. As usual, look for its orange eye and wail at it. Then, it will jump back onto the ceiling. When this happens, it will drop more lava balls that will surround Link. Use Yunobo to break through them and escape the trap.

As soon as possible, send Yunobo up the wall and knock the Gohma down, again. Just be careful not to be underneath it, because it can fall on you and cause damage. Also, keep in mind the shaking effect when the boss is stunned. That is a tell that it’s about to flip over. If Link is still on it, he can take some massive damage. All in all, this boss can be pretty simple to figure out in terms of its pattern. Just do your best not to get hit. Because, due to his size, the Marbled Gohma can crush Link in a hurry. As usual, be sure to have some Hearty Meals and Elxirs handy in case things go South.


The key with the Marbled Gohma in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is to be patient and plan your attacks carefully. This game is pretty generous with Yunobo’s range and speed. So, missing your target is actually pretty hard. Of course, this is one of many bosses that Link will need to face during this adventure. Each offers new challenges and rewards. Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for Nintendo Switch.

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