Every way to beat the heat in Tears of the Kingdom
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Every way to beat the heat in Tears of the Kingdom

Even Death Mountain doesn’t stand a chance

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Survival is a massive factor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, returning from Breath of the Wild. Not only do you have to worry about the many foes throughout Hyrule, but also the weather that wants to kill you. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to beat the heat in Tears of the Kingdom.

How to beat the heat in Tears of the Kingdom

Every way to beat the heat in Tears of the Kingdom
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Hot weather is persistent in a few different areas of Hyrule. If you visit the Gerudo Valley region in the southwestern corner of the surface map, you’ll be met with a hot and dry desert area. In addition, if you go to the Death Mountain region in the northeastern region where the Goron live, you’ll also deal with the heat from the lava there.

Any of these hot regions will constantly damage Link or even set him on fire, if you aren’t careful and prepare ahead of time. Here are three main ways to keep Link cool and alive in the scorching hot regions of Hyrule in Tears of the Kingdom.

Heat-resistant armor

First up is heat-resistant armor that will keep you cool and protected in these hot regions. Oddly enough, there are two main sets of armor you can wear in this game to protect you, and they generally depend on where you are.

If you’re in the Gerudo Valley area, you’ll want the Desert Voe armor set. You can find all four pieces of this armor set, including the optional accessory, in Gerudo Valley. You’ll have to purchase them for Rupees:

  • Sapphire Circlet: 1,400 Rupees (Accessory shop, Gerudo Town)
  • Desert Voe Headband: 450 Rupees (Kara Kara Bazaar, Gerudo Town)
  • Desert Voe Spaulder: 1,300 Rupees (Secret shop, Gerudo Town)
  • Voe Trousers: 650 Rupees (Secret shop, Gerudo Town)

If you head to the Goron area near Death Mountain, you run the risk of setting Link on fire due to the unbearable heat. You’ll need even more powerful armor to protect you there, known as the Flamebreaker armor set. You can buy all three pieces from the armor seller in Goron City:

  • Flamebreaker Helm: 1,400 Rupees
  • Flamebreaker Armor: 700 Rupees
  • Boots: 1,200 Rupees

Elixirs

There are various food items and elixirs you can make to protect yourself from the heat. These items will cool you down and keep you alive. Here are some of the recipes you can make in the game to stay cool:

  • Chilly Fish Skewer: You need up to five Chilled Trout
  • Chilly Simmered Fruit: 5 Hydromelons
  • Elixir: A Cold Darner or Winterwing Butterly material and random other monster parts

Use cold fuse materials

Lastly, there are no traditional ice-themed weapons in this game as there are in Breath of the Wild. However, you can still gain the same effect of carrying around cooling weapons and shields that will keep you alive in these hot areas.

To do this, use the Fuse ability to fuse a cool material, such as the ice fruit, to your shield or weapon. Carry this around and it will also help to stave off the heat.


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