How to beat Marbled Gohma boss in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Marbled Gohma in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the final part of the Fire Temple and the main quest of Goron’s Yunobo. This boss has a few tricks up his sleeve, but once you learn his attack pattern and his weak points, it can be very easy to defeat him.

Before fighting this Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom temple boss, we recommend spending some time getting metal weapons that have a damage level higher than eight. Also, if you find this boss difficult the first time, visiting shrines and goddess statues to increase your stamina and health or drinking some hasty elixirs can help you.

Without further ado, we will show you how to beat Marbled Gohma in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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How to beat the Marbled Gohma boss in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The fight with Marbled Gohma occurs in two phases, and fortunately, compared to other boss encounters in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the fight with Gohma is pretty straightforward. This doesn’t mean the fight will be easy, however, as you’ll have to stay alive long enough to hit them where it hurts.

For this first part, all you’ll really need is Yunobo and a melee weapon (or a few, in case one breaks). If you picked up the weapons you found in the Fire Temple, then you should have enough in your inventory for this fight.

Zelda TOTK, fire temple boss's eye veined gohma
Gohma has his eye on you!

Marbled Gohma Boss Fight – Phase One

In this first phase, Gohma will remain on the ground with you. Their weakness is their crab-like legs, which are quite large and this makes them easy targets. However, you should be careful with his attacks in this phase because they can deal a good amount of damage, especially if Gohma is the first boss you encounter.

Marbled Gohma will try to trample you with his legs, so if you see them raise a leg near you, run out of the way (but not under Gohma, that’s a bad idea). In this phase, Gohma is quite slow so you can dodge his attacks.

zelda totk marbled gohma boss fight link and yunobo

Also, keep an eye out for his shockwave attack. Gohma will jump and then slam all of his legs into the ground to send a short but dangerous shockwave around him. As soon as you see Gohma jump, be ready to jump as well to avoid the attack coming your way.

Another attack you should stay away from is Gohma’s exploding rocks. They will shoot a few rocks at a time and explode shortly after being released. Once you see one of these rocks, try to run away from it. If you know you can’t escape in time, use Yunobo’s ability to crush them.

Zelda TOTK, Link in front of an exploding rock while fighting Marbled Gohma.
Now would be a good time to learn how to be fireproof Link…

Now, to knock Gohma down in this phase, aim Yunobo at one of Gohma’s legs and have him crash into the leg. This will take away a portion of Gohma’s health and briefly knock him to the ground.

Once Gohma is grounded, run towards them and climb halfway up their body to reach their eye. Attack its eye with your melee weapon (and any weapons you have on hand) to reduce its health. However, watch for Gohma to start rumbling. As soon as they do this, get Link out of there or Gohma will jump and knock Link down. This can be an instant kill if you’re not careful.

Zelda TOTK, Link facing Marbled Gohma on the ground in phase one of the boss fight

If you think you won’t be able to climb Gohma’s body in time, you can always attack his eye with an arrow. We found that anything with an Ice elemental effect really hurt Gohma.

All you have to do now is rinse and repeat these steps until Gohma’s health is reduced by half. When you reach this point, the second phase of the fight will begin.

Marbled Gohma Boss Fight – Phase Two

In the second phase of this fight, Gohma will now turn around so he is standing on the roof. They also have a new attack that you should pay attention to. If you have one, it will be useful to eat a food that increases your attack power here.

zelda totk gohma marbled on the ceiling
Hey, that’s cheating!

In addition to continuing to use his attack where he shoots a few explosive rocks at a time, Gohma will now create a circle of these rocks around Link in an attempt to burn him to ashes. When you find yourself surrounded by these rocks, the easiest way out is to use Yunobo’s ability to smash some of them and create a path for Link to cross.

You can also use Rewind on one of the rocks to reverse its trajectory so you can escape the circle, but this is a risky move as the rocks can explode before the Rewind starts to take effect.

As you did in the first phase, you must attack Gohma’s legs to knock them to the ground. This is easier said than done, as the boss will not stay in one place, but will crawl around the ceiling.

zelda totk gohma marbled half health on the roof

To attack his legs, look at where Gohma is on the ceiling and head to the curved part of the wall closest to Gohma. Throw Yunobo around one of the curves near Gohma and, nine times out of ten, Yunobo will hit one of his legs.

Once you manage to hit Gohma, he will be grounded again for a short period of time. Like you did before, get on his body and attack his eye as much as you can, but get out of there once Gohma starts rumbling.

zelda totk low health marbled gohma
You fought well, Gohma, but we must save the Gorons.

All you need to do now is stay alive, then rinse and repeat these steps to reduce Gohma’s health to zero. After Gohma’s health drops to zero, you will have defeated the Fire Temple boss.

Well done! You have now saved Goron City and solved the mystery of Marbled Rock Toast. If you’re in the mood for more Temple adventures, check out our recommendation on Temple order and locations, or if you want something more laid-back, you can try getting the Golden Horse.

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