Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) — How to Beat Seized Construct Boss

Here's our guide to help you beat the Seized Construct boss in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Screenshot by GameSkinny
Recommended Videos

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Seized Construct boss is a giant robot that you’ll face much later in the campaign. Depending on your progress, it can be a pushover or an absolute challenge. Here’s our guide to help you beat the TotK Seized Construct. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains spoilers.

How to Beat the Seized Construct Boss in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

The Normal Path: The Fifth Sage Quest Has Been Completed

The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Seized Construct boss has two possible locations or encounters. The first is in the Construct Factory. This requires you to do The Fifth Sage main quest to see it through to its conclusion. I personally suggest tackling this, as the only other option will be quite difficult.

In any case, near the end of the quest, you’ll go to the Left Arm Depot, Right Arm Depot, Left Leg Depot, and Right Leg Depot. Completing these tasks will let you build Mineru’s Construct. With Mineru as the Fifth Sage, her Construct acts as your own mech.

This leads to a battle against the Seized Construct boss, which I find laughably easy. Here’s what I did:

  • The boss’ attacks are slow and easily telegraphed. You can press ZL to block, then strike repeatedly with an attached melee weapon.
  • When it gets pushed to the spiked ring ropes, it’ll get stunned. Continue hitting it with your weapon. Alternatively, blast it with an attached Cannon.
  • At 50% HP, it will float temporarily in mid-air. A quick Cannon shot will cause it to drop, whereupon you can just continue bashing it until it hits the spiked ropes once more.
Screenshot by GameSkinny

The Hard Path: The Fifth Sage Quest is Not Completed

The other portion where you’ll fight the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Seized Construct boss is in Hyrule Depths. This is the game’s final area. Once you’ve cleared out the Demon King’s Army, the Seized Construct will spawn. However, if you already destroyed it while doing The Fifth Sage main quest, it won’t appear anymore.

If you want a challenge, or if you didn’t do the quest, then you can attempt to bring it down at this stage. It’s extremely tough due to its high defense. Likewise, it also hits like a truck. I’ve only done a couple of tries here, and I genuinely didn’t want to waste time any further.

Screenshot by GameSkinny

Still, the mechanics are the same: attack it so it hits the ropes and gets stunned. The main difference here is that you won’t have Mineru’s Construct, which means Link will deal less damage to it. He’ll barely do a knockback effect as well, though you can attempt to freeze this robot with Ice Fruit and other contraptions.

And that’s it. These are the encounters in which you could beat the TotK Seized Construct. There are countless activities and mechanics in the game, so be sure to visit our Zelda: TotK guides hub for more tips, strategies, and walkthroughs.

About the author

Jason Rodriguez

Jason Rodriguez is a game reviewer and guides writer from the Philippines. With around 5,000 published articles, he's freelanced for numerous outlets, including GameSkinny, GameSpot, Polygon, IGN, PCGamesN, PC Invasion, and more.