The Glinthawks are a Boss in Horizon Zero Dawn. Glinthawks can be found at Meridian.


Glinthawks Information

  • The Glinthawks are a group of aerial machines, summoned by Dervahl, during the final part of the Quest The Sun Shall Fall.
  • As is the case with The Attackers, The Glinthawks are a wave-based boss battle. It consists of two waves of three Glinthawks each. 


Glinthawks Locations & Drops


How to Beat Glinthawks

Glinthawks Boss Guide:

Once the cutscene ends, you'll be approached by the 3 Glinthawks. They are not incredibly though. Be mindful of their ice attacks and remember to use Fire Arrows for a lot of elemental damage. Try to target their Freeze Sacs, destroying this component will bring the Glinthawk down to the floor, leaving it open for a melee critical hit.

After they are down, a second flock of three Glinthawks will arrive. Repeat the same process as before and after the Glinthawks fall, you'll be treated to another cutscene.



  • Try to focus on one Glinthawk at a time.
  • If you are having trouble, run in the opposite direction and try to single out one of the Glinthawks and start focusing.



Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Freeze Cloud: While flying the Glinthawk shoots 4 freeze projectiles at the enemy Roll around or move in the opposite direction
Freeze Spit: While flying The Glinthawk drops 4 freeze bombs.

Try to not be directly under the Glinthawk during this attack. If that's impossible, roll to one of your sides

Claw Slash: Will fall down from the skies attempting to slash you with its claws.

Wait for the prompt to appear, and roll.




Notes & Trivia

  • As is the case with many other machines in the game, Glinthawks can be found in the wild. To see the enemy and not the boss fight, click here.




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