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Link's Crossbow Training
Cave of Ordeals
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Making their first appearance in Twilight Princess, the Chilfos are warriors that appear to consist of animated bones made of ice, found in the Snowpeak Ruins and in the Cave of Ordeals. The name for these enemies uses the 'fos' suffix, as do many other enemies. They carry large, spear-like icicles that they will use as two-handed weapons against Link in hand-to-hand combat. Chilfos will also throw the icicles as javelins to attack Link from a distance. They can be very aggravating in large numbers, but they can be taken out in two hits with Bomb Arrows. Link can conserve his arrows and bombs while still one-hitting them once he obtains the Ball and Chain.
A useful strategy to defeat Chilfos is to keep a distance away from it, so it attempts to impale Link by throwing an ice javelin at him. Once it breaks against Link's shield, the Chilfos will take a few moments to reconstruct a new icicle, at which point Link will be able to successfully slice at the Chilfos with his sword. A Chilfos can also be killed instantly by performing a Helm Splitter or Jump Strike upon it.
Two Chilfos block Link's path