Questions tagged [zelda-breath-of-the-wild]

A 2017 action adventure game that takes place in the Zelda Universe. Developed and published by Nintendo, it is available on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Use this tag for either version of the game.

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Can I cook a fairy?

Fairies are listed in the same section of your inventory as food and other things you can cook with. I've received a pink-shaped elixir in a bottle shaped like a fairy, and its recipe says it was ...
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How can I reliably catch fish without drowning?

Fish are tasty and delicious and profitable and make for all kinds of very powerful food. The trouble is, they like to hang out in lakes and rivers and stuff, and are much faster swimmers than poor ...
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What's the point of fighting monsters in Zelda BotW?

When I first started playing BotW, whenever monsters attacked me, I engaged in battle. But soon I noticed that: I'm basically getting the same stuff back that I spend and break fighting them; Shrines ...
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Can I get a photo of an Ancient Arrow?

I've been building up my photo album, and I have photos of almost everything, save a few enemies, a weapon or two, etc. But I was wondering if it is possible to get a photo of an Ancient Arrow? I ...
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How do I show my wounds to Robbie?

I have a quest that says I can get some more upgrades from Robbie. Now I went to the location and found him, however he wants me to show him my wounds I've gotten 100 years ago. What exactly does he ...
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What are the most profitable meals and elixirs I can cook?

I know how to make delicious food and handy elixirs. I've also found that I have a ton of some ingredients, while others are more scarce. And most importantly, rupees seem extremely scarce this early ...
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What actions wear down weapon durability in Breath of the Wild?

It's clear that hitting enemies with a weapon wears them down. And I'm pretty sure that using weapons to destroy objects (like chopping down a tree or smashing ore) also wears them down. But I'm not ...
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Does playing more than 200 hours in BOTW erase the first bits of Heroes Path?

I have played around 245 hours of breath of the wild, around 40 hours on my friends switch before I got my own and 205 hours on my own switch. I've just bought "The Master Trials" DLC for it. I've ...
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Are there non-breakable weapons?

Based upon the early reviews/previews of Breath of the Wild, it seems pretty clear that at least when starting out, all of your weapons break with repeated use. However I'm wondering if this also ...
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Is there anything in-game pointing to the location of the Hylian Shield?

I'm playing Breath of the Wild, trying to finally finish up the quests I never got around to before. I'm trying to play as spoiler-free as possible, so I'm not looking up the locations of things, but ...
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Is there anything to do at Mekar Island?

I traveled to Mekar Island during the day and noticed several piles of bones. I figured there might be a night event and so I lit a fire and waited till the evening. Sure enough, all the bones came to ...
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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

From what I've seen so far, it appears that you can only have one player at a time in Breath of The Wild. When you start the game again, the new game option prompts whether or not you want to ...
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Is there any way to explore Gerudo Town without wearing the female disguise?

It kind of irritates me that despite: Saving the town from Divine Beast Naboris Being on respected terms with both the village chief and her aide Wielding the Master Sword clearly proving Link is the ...
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Does dry-firing bows decrease durability?

In Breath of the Wild, you can fire bows without having any arrows. Does it decrease the weapons’ durability at all?
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What does the treasure chest icon indicate on the map tooltip for Shrines?

What does the treasure chest icon on a Shrine's tooltip (next to the Shrine's name) mean? Does it indicate that there is an unopened chest remaining, or that you have found all the chests?
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Where does Breath of the Wild take place in the Zelda Timeline

Do we know, with clues in the game, where Breath of the Wild happens in the Zelda Timeline? Are there at least clues to find out if we are in the Fallen Hero, Zelda or Link timeline?
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What Amiibos can be used and what are their effects?

I have a couple Amiibos, and I'm wondering what Amiibos I can use with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and what do they do? I know some drop items, and Wolf Link from Twilight Princess can be ...
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How can I beat Lynels?

So, Lynels are these nasty customers in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They're lion centaurs, usually with around 2000 or so HP. They charge right at you and hit real hard. I've tried to ...
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Are there any safe places to store my unneeded weapons and shields?

I've found some real nice weapons and shields, but, honestly, I don't really need these 20 damage plus flame blades and soldiers bows and such to take care of most of the low level baddies I'm ...
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Does the Hylian Shield break after a Guardian Blast?

I usually try parrying or using Daruk's protection, but I'm wondering does the Hylian Shield break after a guardian blast? My parrying skills aren't exactly reliable.
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Where and who can I trade in my Korok Seeds to?

In Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where in Hyrule can I hand in my Korok Seeds to gain rewards?
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What do gems do?

I found a ruby and sapphire when blowing up some rocks. The shopkeepers offer me a lot of rupees for them, but I don't want to sell them if they are needed for other things, like equipment upgrades. ...
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Is there a maximum number of stamina vessels and heart containers?

Whenever you collect 4 Spirit Orbs, you can trade them in for either a heart container or stamina vessel. Is there a maximum number of either or can I trade every Spirit Orb in for a heart container ...
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Is there a way to get pictures of bosses after defeating them?

I was planning to do a 100% completion run, including a full Hyrule Compendium. About halfway through the game, I realized I never took a picture of my first dungeon boss. I didn't worry too much at ...
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How do Hestu's seed requirements scale?

Every time you use Hestu to upgrade your space, it costs more seeds for the next upgrade. I was keeping my upgrade levels equal across the board, just looking for the cheapest to upgrade, but I now ...
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How can I get more ancient arrows?

I've finished the Divine Beast quests and heaps of side quests, but I've never received any more than a handful of ancient arrows. How can I buy or farm more?
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How to free a horse?

The fact is you can only keep 5 horses registered and I wasted some of those slots with random horses. I've browsed through all the menus but can't find the option to set free a horse so I can get ...
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Are there places where I can sell items for a higher price than the merchants?

Is there possibly a shop where I can sell materials and food for a higher price than regular merchants like Beetle? Or do they all offer the same prices?
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What things do I only get a limited opportunity to take photos of?

In BotW, the compendium requires you to take photos of each and every monster, creature, weapon, shield, etc. at least once. This does include unique items, like the Heroes' weaponry (Sword of the ...
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How do I cook meals?

Numerous item descriptions have made reference to cooking, and there's a cooked segment of the inventory. I'm not sure how to cook, though - there doesn't seem to be a clear prompt. How can I cook my ...
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What effect does wearing heavy armor have?

So the description for some armors talk about how heavy they are, which implies they have some impact on your agility (movement speed, stamina consumption, et cetera). Considering how expensive the ...
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Is it possible to access this room in Hateno Village?

This house in Hateno Village: has a visible niche on the left with a couple of little windows, but inside the house there is no visible access to it. Also, inside the house there is a mezzanine which ...
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When do you get better weapons?

I've found that as I've progressed in the game, the weapons found in chests and on enemies are getting better. Better types, but also better stats. Even the enemies in the starting area are now ...
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How do I sail rafts in Breath of the Wild?

There are a bunch of rafts around Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but they don't seem to be interactable and none of the NPCs so far have mentioned them. Have I missed some clue or interaction which makes ...
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Does it matter which or how many monster parts I use in an elixir?

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 ...
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Does salting your cooking change the effects/regen hearts of a recipe?

Does adding rock salt to a recipe add any hearts or change the effect comparing it to the same recipe but without the rock salt?
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How do I slide on my shield?

How do I ride on my shield in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch?
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Breath of the Wild DLC : Account based or Console based?

Me and my SO have been playing Breath of the Wild each on our accounts, on the same Nintendo Switch. If one of us buys the DLC, is it accessible by both accounts on the console or only to the account ...
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Does anything happen if I light all the lanterns with blue flame?

In Breath of the Wild, there are two "Tech Labs". Upon arriving, both give you a mini-quest to light the furnace outside the lab with a "blue flame". Along the path, when carrying the lit torch, ...
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Where can I get durable bows?

I am playing BOTW and and beat one divine beast so far. Now I am going to divine beast vah rudania. However, all my bows broke! So, I am looking for good durable bows. I want to go to the Gerudo tower ...
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How do I get through the Lost Woods?

I recently found the lost woods in BotW and while I got through the first half by following the torches, I'm now at a point where there are two torches and nothing more. Everything looks the same and ...
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How do I defeat the Molduga

I finished reclaiming the divine beasts, and I decided to do some side quests. One of them requires me to defeat the Molduga in the Gerudo desert east of Gerudo Town, but I have no idea how to damage ...
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What is the most effective way to grind for drops from the three spirit dragons?

Dinraal, Naydra, and Farosh are benign spirits flying around their respective regions in the form of elemental dragons. Attacking them with arrows will make pieces fall to the ground depending on ...
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Can you disable blessings like Daruk's Protection?

Are you able to disable blessings like Daruk's Protection? I keep wasting it on weaker enemies while I'm on my way to the enemies that I want to actually use it on.
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Is it possible to escape/beat the Yiga clan if they find you in their hideout?

I got caught a few times and it always resultet in a Game Over because you're overwhelmed by lots of powerful enemies. I don't really plan on trying this out myself (I already cleared the hideout, so ...
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How does the Master Sword durability work?

I intentionally worded the title like that to avoid spoilers, so here goes the spoiler:
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Are there any missable sidequests?

Are all sidequests available until the end of the game or will some be locked off or automatically failed if I pass a storyline point?
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What are the specific mechanics governing how shields work in Breath of the Wild?

I don't mean, "what button activates them," or anything like that. I'm trying to understand how shields function as a defense mechanism in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here's what a (...
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What effects does the blood moon event have on the world, other than respawning monsters?

Aside from respawning monsters, how does the blood moon event affect the world? I've heard rumours that cooking during the blood moon event causes a guaranteed critical cook. However, I'm unsure if ...
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Do “special” arrow types do more damage than regular arrows when their special ability does NOT directly affect the target?

There are obvious cases where special arrows (fire, ice, shock, etc.) do more damage against an enemy: When the effect causes additional "special damage" after the initial hit: Enemies whose gear ...

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