ReDead Knight from Twilight Princess
|Non-canon Appearances||Link's Crossbow Training|
Cave of Ordeals
|Effective Weapons||Bomb Arrows|
Ball and Chain
ReDead Knights are enemies in Twilight Princess. In the Prima game guide of Twilight Princess, they are simply known as ReDeads. Unlike ordinary ReDeads, they do not jump on their victims' backs and bite them, instead relying on a huge, bandaged sword to attack. They also have a bandaged appearance, as well as rusty armor and a torn, red cloak.
In the Japanese version, ReDead Knights are actually known as Gibdos. The fact that they are swathed in bandages in Twilight Princess further connects them to the mummified appearance of the Gibdo. However, in Hyrule Warriors, they are correctly referred to as Gibdos, as the ReDead Knight is a fire-based variant.
Characteristics and Weaknesses
ReDead Knights only appear in the Arbiter's Grounds and the Cave of Ordeals. When first encountered, a ReDead Knight lays motionless on the ground, until Link wanders too close, when it rises and drags its sword towards him. When Link is within the monster's attack range, it will release a paralyzing scream, and finish its attack with a powerful blow from its sword.
Twelve Arrows, two Bomb Arrows, the Ball and Chain, and the Jump Strike can be used to defeat a ReDead Knight. Also, in wolf form, they can be killed by L-targeting them and continuously biting it twice. With one or two Knights in the area, they should be attacked from afar. The third Hidden Skill, the Back Slice, can be used if Link is caught in the ReDead Knight's scream by pressing the A-Button and tilting the control stick left or right. When the enemy brings down his sword, Link will roll around it and slice at it, leaving it vulnerable for even more damage.
Large groups of ReDead Knights found in the Cave of Ordeals can often surround Link, causing the fight to be much more frustrating. In the cave, it is best to use the wolf form, as Link can target one ReDead and rapidly press A. Link will jump onto and bite the ReDead the moment the scream is over.
|Ambiguously Canon Content||hide|
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| ギブド (Gibudo) (TP)
フレイムギブド (Fureimu Gibudo) (HW)
- "If you get too close to the ReDead Knight, it will freeze you with a scream." (Twilight Princess Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 86)
- "The ReDead has a paralyzing scream that stops you, and then a sword attack to damage you." (Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 19)