I know you need to mix critters and monster parts to make elixirs, and that changing the critter changes the elixir. Does it matter which monster part you use, though? Is there any benefit to using more than one per elixir?

I've experimented a bit, and it doesn't seem to matter, but I've only tried the items I have a lot of. There are also no indications in the item descriptions that it makes any difference. I've googled a bit about elixirs, but I haven't found anything that explicitly says one way or the other.

  • If I remember, Ill turn this into a proper answer tonight when I have time, but this video indirectly offers far more information than asked here. youtube.com/watch?v=tyczg7LoEoQ
    – Ryan
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 15:41

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This gallery has a pretty great breakdown of all the effects of all monster parts (and everything else) - generally speaking, most of them add duration, with shards of the dragon horns doing the best work at a whopping thirty minutes.

Adding several ingredients that have additional effects at higher "levels" will give a better bonus to food/elixirs. For example, three mighty bananas, a mighty thistle, and a shard of one of the dragon's horns will provide a +3 damage boost for thirty minutes.

Monster parts themselves do not appear to have much of an effect aside from duration increases (some dragon parts adding hearts notwithstanding).


The effect of the elixer (e.g. Fireproof, Attack Buff, Defence Buff) is governed by the number of ingredients used of that type. 1 of an ingredient will give level 1, 2 or 3 of an ingredient will give level 2, and 4 of an ingredient will give level 3.

As far as I have seen, 4 ingredients of the same type are required to make a Tier 3 Elixer. The actual items used don't seem to matter, just that they all buff the same stat.

The monster item governs how long the effect lasts. Low tier items, such as Bokoblin Horns, will only last a few minutes, where as high tier items, such as Star Pieces and the Fangs of the Dragons, can last up to 30 minutes.

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    I don't think its exactly like that. The number of ingredients is not the only factor, (I believe) as certain ones are more powerful and require less to get the maxed out benefit.
    – Ryan
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 15:41
  • Does using multiple monster parts make the boost last longer?
    – Kat
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 1:01
  • I remember reading that it's not actually the quantity, but rather the total treshold. Each effect ingredient has a certain value for the effect, IIRC a Fireproof Butterfly is worth 1.5 Fireproof Lizards.
    – Egor Hans
    Commented Mar 4, 2021 at 11:16

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