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Tips, tricks, and life hacks for adventures in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK). Includes starting tips, basic strategies, change temperature, and create updrafts.

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How To Start A Fire

1Carry fire with a Torch
2Throw Materials that can trigger a fire
3Fuse a Flame Emitter
4Attack Flint with Stones or Metal Weapons
5Prepare a rain shelter where it rains

Carry Fire With A Torch


A common way used to light another fire from the original one or to set a pot on fire. The torch will not burn out if you only lit and carry it.

Throw Materials That Can Trigger A Fire

Throw Fire Fruits

Fire Fruits and Red Chuchu Jelly can be thrown to start a fire. Always carry them with you as they can be used with Woods to start a campfire.

Fuse A Flame Emitter

release a flame

Flame Emitter, a Zonai Device, can be fused to release a flame that consumes Energy Cells but can easily start a fire.

Attack Flint With Stones Or Metal Weapons

start a fire with flint

Flint, which can often be obtained from Ores, can also be used to start a fire. You only need to set the Woods and Flint close together and swing a Stone or Metal Weapon to create a bonfire.

Prepare A Rain Shelter Where It Rains

On rainy days, Woods become wet when exposed to rain and cannot be lit, but if you have a roof or other shelter from the rain, you can start a fire without any problem. Prepare something to block the rain and use the above ways to start a fire.

Adjust Body Temperature

1Wear Armor for Heat/Cold Resistance★★★
2Eat Foods or Elixirs★★
3Endure the cold by a Campfire
4Light A Torch And Carry It

Wear Armor For Heat/Cold Resistance

In some places, the Cold or Heat can cause damage. It is possible to prevent this by wearing Armor that has a Cold-Resistance or Heat-Resistance.

There Are Two Levels Of Both Cold And Heat

There are two levels of both Cold and Heat and in some severe environments, one Armor will not be enough to protect you. Try to reach level 2 by equipping two pieces of Armor, or by combining one piece of Armor with a Lv 1 Food.

Eat Foods Or Elixirs

Next to Armor, the second most common way to deal with it is eating Cold- and Heat-Resistant Elixirs and Foods, which is possible to adjust the temperature even without Armor. Since they can be used in combination with Armor, even Lv 1 Foods can be useful.

Endure The Cold By A Campfire

Simply being around a campfire provides a Cold-Resistant effect. If you have evenly spaced campfires on snowy roads, you can climb snowy mountains without Cold-Resistant Armor.

Light A Torch And Carry It

A lit Torch also has a Cold-Resistant effect equivalent to Lv 1. If you do not have any Cold-Resistant Armor, you can also use a Torch.

Sneak Past Enemies

1Crouching makes it more difficult to make noise
2Hard to make noise on rainy days
3Some enemies sleep around 10 PM

Crouching Makes It More Difficult To Make Noise

see the sound meter

▲Icon under the Thermometer to check for noise

Pressing L Stick to Crouch makes it hard to make noise. When catching insects or others, always crouch as you approach them to sneak.

Remove Armor That Makes Noise

Wearing Armor makes it easier to make noise when moving. Especially when catching sound-sensitive beetles, it is recommended to remove all Armor and approach in a crouching position to prevent them from escaping.

Hard To Make Noise On Rainy Days

Rainy days are good for stealth because the sound of the rain provides noise. If you are not in front of or very close to the enemy, you can get by with Rain + Crouch.

Some Enemies Sleep Around 10 PM

Bokoblin and Moblin live in encampments at their bases. At 10:00 PM, they put down their weapons and go to sleep, so it is possible to sneak in and attack them at night. But it is easy to be noticed by simply moving in a crouching position, it'd be better to use Stealth Armor Set.

Bows & Arrows - Slow Motion Shooting

1Utilize the difference in height
2Fuse Rockets
3Jump from a Horse
4Ride an updraft

Utilize The Difference In Height

On a slightly steep slope, you can use Paraglider from a dash jump, and Slow Motion Shooting can be performed if the height is enough to open the Paraglider.

Fuse Rockets

You can fly straight up by Fusing a Rocket, the Zonai Device, onto a Shield. Remember this well if you use bows and arrows often.

Jump From A Horse

Slow Motion Shooting is also possible when jumping from a horse. This is recommended for sniping while exploring.

Ride An Updraft

You can also trigger Slow Motion Shooting by jumping into the updrafts caused by yourself, your enemies, or the terrain. Check out the methods below, and generate updrafts to make your battles easier.

How To Generate Updrafts

1Set fire to the Grass
2Light Spicy Peppers
3Light Hylian Pine Cone

Set fire to the grass

If you throw Fire Fruits toward the grass, they will start a fire and create an updraft. This occurs even if the fire is ignited by an enemy attack.

Light Spicy Peppers

Igniting Spicy Peppers is an easy way to generate an updraft. Simply setting Spicy Peppers on fire in some way, an updraft will be immediately generated.

Light Hylian Pine Cone

Hylian Pine Cone, like Spicy Pepper, can also be set on fire to create an updraft. Keep this in mind as well.

How To Melt Ice

1Place a torch nearby
2Melt it down with Flame Emitter's fire
3Make a Campfire nearby

Place A Torch Nearby

If you keep a lit Torch nearby, you can gradually melt the ice. As long as you have anything that can start a fire, you can melt it without consuming your weapons.

Melt It Down With Flame Emitter's Fire

Ice can also be melted by the fire from a Flame Emitter fused weapon. It's a quick way to melt them, but be aware that it drains your weapon.

Make A Campfire Nearby

Large pieces of ice blocking the way cannot be destroyed by Bombs but by Fire. Since it never rains in the snowy mountains, it is better to melt it with campfires.

How To Remove Mud

Throw Water-emitting Materials


Mud can be washed off with water. It is easy and recommended to throw watery things such as Chuchu Jelly.

Black Sludge Guide - How To Remove & Clean Mud

Tears of the Kingdom Related Articles

Useful Articles From Beginning To Endgame

Link's New Abilities

Things To Know

Purah Pad - Uses & Abilities

How To Use Camera▶Hero's Path Mode
▶Sensor +▶Shrine Sensor
▶Travel MedallionHow To Use Ultrahand

Equipment Related

Master SwordHylian Shield
Repair WeaponReroll Weapon Effects
Upgrade ArmorBest Fusion & Fuse
Inventory Expansion▶Make An Axe

Farming & Cooking

Farming Related
Rupees FarmingArrows Farming
▶Bomb Flowers Farming
Cooking Related
Best Food RecipesHow To Cook
How To Make A FireSpicy Recipe

Horse Related

Catch A HorseReroll A Horse
Get The Best HorseHow To Get Epona
▶Towing Harness

Map Related

Locations & Collections
▶Horned StatueRock Octorok
▶StablesSage's Will
Forge Construct▶Schematic
Great FairyGeoglyphs
PoeMalanya Spring
Bubbul Gem▶Where To Buy A House
Light Gragon▶How To Find Naydra
Route To Each Location
Lurelin VillageKakariko Village
Kara Kara Bazaar▶Gerudo Town
Goron City▶Lucky Clover Gazette
▶Zora's Domain▶Hateno Village
▶Bedrock BistroLost Woods~Korok Forest
Rito Village▶Yunoboco HQ
Forgotten Temple▶Lookout Landing Hidden Passage
Cold ResistanceHeat Resistance
Cure GloomAvoid Lightning
Break A CrateRemove Sludge
Mine Ore DepositsCatch Dandelion Seeds
Blood MoonWays To Travel
Summon SatoriHow To Pass Time
Get To Sky IslandCross Iron Bars
Change WeatherCross Broken Rail
Cross WaterHow To Catch Fish

Zonai Related

All Zonai DevicesZonai Gacha Stations
Upgrade BatteryZonaite Farming
Zonai ChargeCrystallized Charge
How To Use Zonai Devices
Steering StickBalloon
RocketPortable Pot
CannonHover Stone
Big WheelSmall Wheel
BatteryTime Bomb
CartHoming Cart
Construct HeadBeam Emitter
Rocket Shield

Combat, Skills, and Controls

Battle ControlsParaglider Guide
Recover Hearts/HealthHow To Flurry Rush
How To WhistleSage's Skills
Control ConstructCreate An Updraft
Controls SettingsHow To Use Shield
Shield SurfDefeat Shielded Enemies
How To SneakstrikeElemental Effects

System and Others

New FeaturesPoints of No Return
▶Amiibo BenefitsShould You Play BotW?
▶What Carries Over?How To Save
Can You Play Multiplayer?▶Change Difficulty
Death PenaltyRequired Storage
▶Best SettingsKingdom Edition
Collector's Edition

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