WOW, ancient arrows are OP as fuck and amazing. I got the three from Robbie (my new favorite character, wow) and went out into the world. I killed my first Lynel (shatterback point) and was both impressed at how tough it was and quickly realizing that if I fight like a crazed maniac and less like a calculated warrior I will DIE. Killed him and was stoked on my success (and getting that horn for upgrades). Went to Skull island after and found the Mighty Lynel in the valley there... figured, wtf and went after him. Crushed his ass after using 1/3 of my healing/heart increase items but was super pumped I won. Getting back to the point, I went to the sacred spring from above and didn't realize there are two guardiancopters outside. Had an oh-shit moment when I was leaving but busted out the arrows. The Mighty Lynel bow is FUCKING awesome. 3 arrows at 20 a pop, total of 60. With the Barbarian Helm on and high-level attack bonus I killed the guardian in 2 hits.
2 fucking hits.
And my parry advice was bad before, you want to do it right before it hits you, not at the apex of your swing. I got assaulted by the hordes of guardians in Central Hyrule and was able to kill one just through parries. 3 of them and it went down. Pretty dope. OH, and the labyrinth island was super cool and a decent challenge. Speaking of, I finished Eventide as well, still have to do the challenge that comes up after, but damn that was satisfying to finish.