# How many "hit points" is a single heart worth?

Monsters and bosses have health in terms of hit points (HP). But Link has health in terms of hearts, which can be lost at an increment of a quarter-heart at a time.

Is there some relationship between these two health standards? Does 1 heart equal 10 HP or something?

• @DanmakuGrazer It's not entirely specious - there are things that can hurt both the player and enemies. Bombs, falling objects, fire. Oct 18, 2017 at 22:03
• Additionally, both the player and enemies use many of the same weapons, and the power of those weapons is displayed as the amount of HP subtracted from enemies' health per hit. It's entirely reasonable to wonder what those numbers mean when it's an enemy swinging that weapon at you. Oct 18, 2017 at 22:08
• @Hurkyl then maybe a good answer would be "those are not related, and this is why", no? Oct 18, 2017 at 23:31
• @Frank That is provably false. If you wear the Champion's Tunic, you can see enemy HP. If you have a sword that does, say, 40 damage, you can see the enemy HP go down by 40 every time you hit them with it. If you give that same sword to a Bokoblin and let them hit you with it once, you will (assuming you're wearing no armor and not currently buffed with any elixirs) take 10 hearts aka 40 HP in damage. Oct 18, 2017 at 23:41
• @Frank Like I said, the Champion's Tunic shows enemy HP over their heads if you're wearing it. This video actually shows a good demonstration, as you can see the attack power of the weapons he switches between and you can see the damage numbers accordingly. Oct 18, 2017 at 23:51