Originally Posted by Cerium
edit: You lied. Just tired it on the one in the Gerudo Highlands and it didn't work.
You need to upgrade your Sheika Slate.
Originally Posted by KHlover
Eh. They shoot arrows when you are far away and then use horizontal attacks for most of the time as long as you stay close to them. Once in a while they'll try to trample you or shoot fireballs, that's when you use Stasis+ to intereupt them. White and Silver kind use an AOE attack when their HP falls below a certain level, but that's it. Fun fights, but nowhere near best AI ever imo.
That´s just the ones using sword. Lynels with spears or clubs use totally different attacks with different timings, though they have some common attacks like the fireballs, the no-weapon charge and the explosion. The club and spear ones have a pound attack that I think can´t be dodged, because even if you successfully enter Flurry Attack mode the expansive wave of the attack will hit you just half a second later, so you need to mix dodges and parries.
Originally Posted by Cuburt
Yeah Lynels are probably the best enemy in the game.
Lynel reminds me a lot of a Punch Out fight but I really appreciate his change in tactics the further away you are. There is no good way to sneak up on one that I've found since they are usually in wide open areas and aren't stupid if they happen to see or hear you. They won't just shrug it off and go about their business like other enemies, they just rain down arrows until you come out of hiding.
Even after figuring how their patterns are, they are very tough enemies that you can't take lightly. It makes me wonder if Hard mode will stick multiple Lynel together.
A good way to sneak on them is by flying from above, you can land on their back and mount them. However you must fly from their backs, because if they see you flying at them they´ll take out their bow and snipe you in the air, or prepare a fire explosion for the right moment when you land next to them.