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What happens if you've already found the item an old map leads to?

Because I explored the depths more extensively early on than the sky, I actually just had this occur. When you pick up the Old Map, it still opens up the map of the depths in the general area where it ...
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Does anything transfer from Breath of the Wild to Tears of the Kingdom?

Yes, registered horses can be transferred over to Tears of the Kingdom. You will need to visit a stable first, however. Note that when you first show up at a stable, if you're not actually boarding a ...
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What do the checkmarks on caves mean?

In a similar vein as the treasure chest icon on shrines, a checkmark will appear on the cave if you've found the cave's Bubbulfrog and recovered its Bubbul Gem: From IGN: Once you’ve entered a cave ...
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Where does the name "Yiga" come from?

It is originally Japanese. Additionally, their master's name, Kohga, also came from Japanese. Both names came from the Ninja school/clans Iga and Kōga, the most well-known Ninja school/clans in Japan. ...
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How can you read the weapon icon?

It's just the weapon type, each one has a unique icon and color combination, for example: for one-handed weapons for two-handed weapons for spears
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Why am I dealing so little damage to enemies?

The problem is that I'm not leveraging the Fuse ability. Once I started leveraging this ability, my damage problems went away. Unlike in Breath of the Wild, the vast majority of the weapons you find ...
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What is the equivalent to the blood moon when in the depths?

The Blood Moon will ordinarily not appear in the Depths. I don't have too much information on this that's not anecdotal, so instead I want to focus on... How to force a Blood Moon in the Depths The ...
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How do I break an ore deposit on the ceiling of a volcano?

Fusing certain items adds a hammer-like property to arrows. In the case of those ceiling deposits, they are guarded by Horriblins. Horriblins drop hammer-shaped horns that will break the ore node when ...
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What is the time difference between Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom?

Probably 5 years or so, since: Hudson's Gerudo daughter looks about that age according to the internet, and she wasn't born before the end of Breath of the Wild. Although, she only provides a minimum ...
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Are distances in the depths smaller than on the overworld?

I tested this out, walking from Susuyai Shrine to Jiosin Shrine, and then from Iayusus Lightroot to Nisoij Lightroot. Both trips took the same amount of in time, 1 minute 40 seconds / 1 hour and 40 ...
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Can you exit the Depths without fast travel?

There are a handful of... I guess you could call them upside-down towers, where you can use Ascend to end up on the surface. They're illuminated all down the column, so you can see them from afar, and ...
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Why is the Master Sword not stronger in TOTK compared to BOTW?

The sword is bathed in sacred power, but that doesn't mean it's stronger against everything. Think of it like rubbing garlic on your sword. It's a stronger weapon when you're fighting a vampire, but ...
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How do I break an ore deposit on the ceiling of a volcano?

Fuse a Zonai Cannon with a melee weapon, and you get an exceedingly dangerous cannon on a stick! What is less obvious, is that this combination overrides the normal "Throw Weapon" mechanics -...
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Can you exit the Depths without fast travel?

There is a way to get from the depths back to the surface, but it only occurs at certain in-game times and places. Each of the dragons travel in a cycle that loops between the surface and the depths. ...
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Does shield surfing on rails lower shield durability?

No, shield surfing on rails does not affect durability. According to Reddit, some actions don't reduce durability: Hits that are non-reactive or have a small shine instead of the usual hit effect, ...
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What is the time difference between Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom?

Wondercricket has some good points for a lower limit on the time gap, but we can also put an upper limit on the time difference based on a few factors: Most obviously, almost no adult characters ...
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Is there an easier way to fuse materials from your inventory to a melee weapon?

If you press Direction Pad ↑ when not using a bow, you'll pull up the same material quick-menu. Once here, simply find the appropriate item (sorting by "Fuse Attack Power" might help), and ...
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Does every shrine in Tears of the Kingdom have a treasure chest?

Yes. Tears of the Kingdom, like its predecessor, will show a treasure chest icon next to the shrine’s name on the map. The visibility of this icon indicates whether you’ve gotten all of the chests in ...
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In Tears of the Kingdom, can you activate only certain devices attached to a vehicle?

Only if you don't glue them. When all devices are glued together they will always activate all at once. However I successfully detached and reattached a device in air to change its orientation, on the ...
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How does fusing weapons affect durability?

Simply put, fusing can grant up to a +25 durability buffer. As long as this buffer exists the weapon itself won't be damaged and hits will drain the buffer instead. Not every fusion material will give ...
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Are there any Koroks in the depths?

According to Nintendo Life: As far as we've been able to tell, Koroks are only found in the Sky and Surface areas of Hyrule — there are no Koroks to find in the Depths I also found some interactive ...
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Are the names of lightroots the names of shrines spelled backwards?

Based on the Lightroot wiki, your analysis is correct. The name of a Lightroot is the name of the above shrine, but backwards.
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Has everyone forgotten about the Sheikah Slate?

I've done my best to block story spoilers, but you are inherently treading in spoilery territory by reading this answer. There's no protection against BOTW spoilers due to the game's age by now. To ...
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How do you detach connected objects with the Ultrahand?

To be able to detach things, you need to "shake" it off. If you have motion controls enabled, you can just shake your controller while holding onto the part you want. With it disabled, you ...
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What are Gibdo Guts useful for?

As you said, they are only needed to upgrade Sand Boots: (taken from Game8) And even as an ingredient they are outclassed by other monster guts (added time of 1:20min instead of 2:40min), but... ...
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Is it possible to max out both health and stamina?

You need 37 more Heart containers (capped at 40) and 2 more Stamina wheels which are upgraded by 1/5 each time (capped at 3 wheels). So 37 + 10 makes a total of 47 upgrades needed. There are 152 ...
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How do I break an ore deposit on the ceiling of a volcano?

Major plot spoiler to answer your question:
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Can I rename a horse after it has been registered?

Sadly, no. Many people are complaining about that on Reddit, too. As far as I know the only "solution" is to release the horse and catch it again. Rare horses should spawn again in the same ...
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What does the number on top of a recipe mean?

The game simply assigns numbers to the recipes you collect. Think it as a recipe book, where each recipe has its own page. As you can see the number is in ascending order.
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Is there any use for crystallized charges after energy cells are maxed?

As User 23415 said in their comment the refinery does indeed become a shop that sells Zonai devices in exchange for crystallized charges. You can clearly see this in this Youtube video here: What ...
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