If there’s one enemy that has proved to be a pesky annoyance in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, it is definitely the Skulltula Spiders. Deep in Faron Woods with the Skyview Temple dungeon, these giant arachnids will hang from above, blocking your path, or attempt to ambush you on the ground. The way to kill these spiders may not be evident to all players. They aren’t easy foes, so you’ll need some distinct tactics for defeating them. This guide aims to show you how to effectively fight Skulltula Spiders in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
How to Fight Skulltula Spiders
When battling the menacing Skulltula Spiders, you’ll need to properly execute your attacks to reveal their purple-glowing weak spot. Your attacks should depend on whether the spider is dangling from its web or scuddling across the ground. In other words, the direction of your sword slashes is key to defeating the Skulltula.
If the Skulltula Spider comes from the ceiling, knock it around with a sideway slash, and then thrust forward with your sword so that the spider spins around, turning from you and having its weak spot face you. Give its purple glowy spot a couple good strikes to make quick work of the overgrown tarantula.
On the other hand, you may encounter a Skulltula Spider on the ground. As quickly as you can, slash upward with your sword to flip the spider over on its back. In this vulnerable position, the spider can be finished off using a Fatal Blow. To perform this technique, simply rush towards the overturned spider and flick up, down, up on the right analog stick. Stabbing down deep into its abdomen, the Skulltula won’t be a problem for you anymore.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is available on the Nintendo Switch.