Two spinning Lynel blades make for an excellent Tears of the Kingdom crowd-control tool

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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One genius Tears of the Kingdom player devised a brilliant crowd-control method.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's enemies often outnumber poor Link, but our hero is rarely outgunned. The player below turns the tables on a horde of Bokoblins in the blink of an eye, thanks to a crowd control method that uses two outstretched weapons attached to one central spinning wheel.

What's imperative for this trick to work is realizing that equipment copied with a blueprint maintains the attack power of any weapons used in the creation. So if you use a brutal Lynel Blade in this creation, you're going to have two of the most powerful weapons in the game spinning around in a brilliant death trap.

What's more, by crouching Link can actually duck underneath the blades, while enemies around him fortunately won't show the same initiative. The blades then should protect Link from any arrows, or stones lobbed at him from afar by the likes of Boss Bokoblins.

This whole thing just goes to show you can be surrounded in Tears of the Kingdom and outnumbered, but you're never truly powerless. And hey, if you've unlocked the Autobuild feature for Link, you can save this creation and reconstruct it in the blink of an eye in you're in a jam.

If you haven't unlocked that critical feature just yet, you'll want to check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Autobuild guide for a walkthrough on how to get the ability that's admittedly easy to miss.

Other than that though, you'll want to read up on our Zelda Tears of the Kingdom weapons guide for a list of the strongest tools to use when creating this fantastic crowd-control tool.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.