If you’re looking to get your hands on the iconic Majora’s Mask in The Legend of Zelda: TOTK, here’s how it’s done!

One of the best things that Tears of the Kingdom does well is pay homage to past Zelda titles. Although both BOTW and TOTK appear to be in their own timeline, the games both reference the franchise’s long and iconic past.

Those who remember the glory days of the Nintendo GameCube Zelda titles will be delighted to see more than a few references to Majora’s Mask hiding within the new release.

And Link can even get his hands on Majora’s Mask itself, but only the most talented TOTK players will be able to acquire it.

Majora's Mask in Zelda TOTK

Zelda TOTK: How to Get Majora’s Mask

To get Majora’s Mask in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players must complete the Floating Coliseum challenge in The Depths.

The Floating Coliseum is located to the north of the Great Abandoned Central Mine. Its coordinates are as follows: (-1148, -1307, -0447).

If you’re yet to visit the location, your nearest entry point is the Great Plateau North Chasm. From there, travel northwest until you’re directly below the Coliseum Ruins that appear on the surface.

After defeating all 5 Lynels, the Floating Coliseum’s chest will unlock – with Majora’s Mask waiting inside.

Zelda TOTK Floating Coliseum

We recommend coming prepared with more than a few Sundelion-filled dishes to restore Gloom damage. You’ll also need a strong weapon and a good shield as you’re in for one of the game’s toughest gauntlets.

Thankfully, you won’t have to learn to fight more than one enemy type, as what awaits you are a series of Lynel enemies. Here’s the order you’ll need to face each Lynel:

  • Red Lynel
  • Blue-Maned Lynel
  • White-Maned Lynel
  • Silver Lynel
  • Armored Silver Lynel

General Tips for Beating Lynels

  • The best way to deal damage to a Lynel is to stun it with a headshot from a bow. Link is then able to walk up to the enemy and press A to mount it.
    • When mounted, Link can swing his weapon repeatedly to deal massive damage to the enemy – and his weapon won’t take any durability damage during the attack chain.
    • What’s more, when being knocked from the creature’s back, you can slow down time by aiming your bow, dealing even more damage to the monster.
Headshot Lynel Zelda TOTK
  • Using a bow that fires 3 or 5 arrows makes it easier to get a headshot. However, don’t fire unless you have a suitable opportunity as Lynels can close the gap in seconds thanks to their speed!
  • Having Tulin, the Sage of Wind, summoned will often lead to your ally getting a headshot on the Lynel for you.
  • Also, fusing Keese Eyeballs to your arrows will cause them to home in, and automatically strike the Lynel’s head!
  • Most Lynel attacks can be parried (hold L and press A) with a little practice. After parrying, Link has just enough time to fire off an arrow into the Lynel’s face.
  • When a Lynel begins its fireball attack animation, run to the side and (if you’re close enough) towards the monster. You’ll be able to get in plenty of hits in the back legs.
Fireball Lynel Zelda TOTK
  • When in doubt, simply block an attack. Lynels deal massive shield damage but you’re better off blocking than taking a single hit, especially with the creatures also dealing Gloom damage.

How to Beat the Red Lynel in TOTK

The Red Lynel is the easiest of the enemies you’ll face in the Floating Colisseum so if you’re having trouble with this one be sure to prepare more thoroughly and then come back.

However, the practice you get against the Red Lynel will be invaluable as all Lynels fight relatively similarly.

The Red Lynel can use any of the following attacks:

AttackDescriptionHow to Counter
Fireball BlastLynel charges up and spits 3 balls of fire.Run to the side and toward the Lynel to get in some quick strikes.
ChargeLynel puts its paws to the ground and charges Link.Parry or jump to the side and fire arrows as it passes.
Sword SwingLynel gallops towards Link and takes a swing at him with its weapon.Parry before headshotting with a bow.
CleaveLynel stands on its hind legs before swiping its blade in an arc forward.Parry or jump back for a Flurry Rush.

Once Link defeats each Lynel, TOTK will autosave, so you won’t have to do it twice!

Red Lynel Loot:

  • Lynel Mace Horn
  • Lynel Saber Horn
  • Soldier’s Broadsword
  • Lynel Shield
  • Lynel Bow
  • Large Crystallized Charge
  • Lynel Guts
  • Lynel Hooves
  • Arrows

How to Beat the Blue-Maned Lynel in TOTK

The Blue-Maned Lynel is a step up from the Red Lynel, but the process to beat it is very much the same. Be wary that, as with all Lynel upgrades, this enemy hits harder than its predecessor.

Blue Lynel Zelda TOTK

The Blue-Maned Lynel can use any of the following attacks:

AttackDescriptionHow to Counter
Fireball BlastLynel charges up and spits 3 balls of fire.Run to the side and toward the Lynel to get in some quick strikes.
ChargeLynel puts its paws to the ground and charges Link.Parry or jump to the side and fire arrows as it passes.
Sword SwingLynel gallops towards Link and takes a swing at him with its weapon.Parry before headshotting with a bow.
CleaveLynel stands on its hind legs before swiping its horn in an arc forward.Parry or jump back for a Flurry Rush.
Ground PoundLynel holds its blade above its head and charges, slamming it into the ground on approach.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s pulling up its sword.
Spin AttackLynel holds its blade above its head and spins it around three times.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s twirling around.

Blue-Maned Lynel Loot:

  • Blue-Maned Lynel Mace Horn
  • Blue-Maned Lynel Saber Horn
  • Soldier’s Claymore
  • Lynel Bow
  • Large Crystallized Charge
  • Lynel Guts
  • Lynel Hooves
  • Arrows

How to Beat the White-Maned Lynel in TOTK

Somehow the White-Maned Lynel is only the middle point of the Floating Coliseum’s trial. However, by knowing exactly how to avoid its attacks, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.

Here’s the White-Maned Lynel’s full roster of attacks:

AttackDescriptionHow to Counter
Fireball BlastLynel charges up and spits 3 balls of fire.Run to the side and toward the Lynel to get in some quick strikes.
ChargeLynel puts its paws to the ground and charges Link.Parry or jump to the side and fire arrows as it passes.
Sword SwingLynel gallops towards Link and takes a swing at him with its weapon.Parry before headshotting with a bow.
CleaveLynel stands on its hind legs before swiping its horn in an arc forward.Parry or jump back for a Flurry Rush.
Ground Pound +Lynel leaps into the air and slams its weapon into the ground, causing an explosion.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s pulling up its weapon.
Air BlastLynel causes a blast of air in the surrounding area before slamming its weapon into the ground with an explosion.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s immobile.

White-Maned Lynel Loot:

  • White-Maned Lynel Mace Horn
  • White-Maned Lynel Saber Horn
  • Knight’s Halberd
  • Lynel Bow
  • Large Crystallized Charge
  • Lynel Guts
  • Lynel Hooves
  • Arrows

How to Beat the Silver Lynel in TOTK

You’re in the final stretch now, with two Silver Lynels to face off against. The first one is slightly easier as the second one starts off armored.

However, with a few swipes from a heavy weapon (or one fused with a rock), the armored Silver Lynel will fall in the same way as the first one.

Breaking Silver Lynel Armor

Both the Silver Lynels will utilize the following attacks:

AttackDescriptionHow to Counter
Fireball BlastLynel charges up and spits 3 balls of fire.Run to the side and toward the Lynel to get in some quick strikes.
ChargeLynel puts its paws to the ground and charges Link.Parry or jump to the side and fire arrows as it passes.
Sword SwingLynel gallops towards Link and takes a swing at him with its weapon.Parry before headshotting with a bow.
CleaveLynel stands on its hind legs before swiping its horn or a blade in an arc forward.Parry or jump back for a Flurry Rush.
Ground Pound +Lynel leaps into the air and slams its weapon into the ground, causing an explosion.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s pulling up its weapon.
Air BlastLynel causes a blast of air in the surrounding area before slamming its weapon into the ground with an explosion.Back up out of range and fire your bow while it’s immobile.

Silver Lynel Loot:

  • Silver Lynel Mace Horn
  • Silver Lynel Saber Horn
  • Spiked Iron Ball Hammer (Armored Lynel)
  • Lynel Bow
  • Lynel Shield
  • Large Crystallized Charge
  • Lynel Guts
  • Lynel Hooves
  • Arrows

Once all 5 Lynels are defeated, the chest in the center of the Colisseum will unlock. Inside, you’ll find Majora’s Mask!

Note: The Coliseum can be completed once every Blood Moon, but players will only be able to unlock the Majora’s Mask reward the first time around.

Where to Find Majora's Mask Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

What Does Majora’s Mask Do in Zelda: TOTK?

Majora’s Mask only offers 1 Defense in Tears of the Kingdom, but the armor has another interesting effect. When wearing Majora’s Mask, most enemies won’t attack Link unless he attacks them first.

For those looking to avoid combat, it’s an excellent piece of armor to have to hand!

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