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.
Table of Contents
How To Start A Fire
|1||Carry fire with a Torch|
|2||Throw Materials that can trigger a fire|
|3||Fuse a Flame Emitter|
|4||Attack Flint with Stones or Metal Weapons|
|5||Prepare 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
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
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
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
|1||Wear Armor for Heat/Cold Resistance||★★★|
|2||Eat Foods or Elixirs||★★|
|3||Endure the cold by a Campfire||★|
|4||Light 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
|1||Crouching makes it more difficult to make noise|
|2||Hard to make noise on rainy days|
|3||Some enemies sleep around 10 PM|
Crouching Makes It More Difficult To Make 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
|1||Utilize the difference in height|
|3||Jump from a Horse|
|4||Ride 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.
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
|1||Set fire to the Grass|
|2||Light Spicy Peppers|
|3||Light 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
|1||Place a torch nearby|
|2||Melt it down with Flame Emitter's fire|
|3||Make 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 Medallion||▶How To Use Ultrahand|
|▶Master Sword||▶Hylian Shield|
|▶Repair Weapon||▶Reroll Weapon Effects|
|▶Upgrade Armor||▶Best Fusion & Fuse|
|▶Inventory Expansion||▶Make An Axe|
Farming & Cooking
|▶Rupees Farming||▶Arrows Farming|
|▶Bomb Flowers Farming|
|▶Best Food Recipes||▶How To Cook|
|▶How To Make A Fire||▶Spicy Recipe|
|▶Catch A Horse||▶Reroll A Horse|
|▶Get The Best Horse||▶How To Get Epona|
|Locations & Collections|
|▶Horned Statue||▶Rock Octorok|
|▶Bubbul Gem||▶Where To Buy A House|
|▶Light Gragon||▶How To Find Naydra|
|Route To Each Location|
|▶Lurelin Village||▶Kakariko Village|
|▶Kara Kara Bazaar||▶Gerudo Town|
|▶Goron City||▶Lucky Clover Gazette|
|▶Zora's Domain||▶Hateno Village|
|▶Bedrock Bistro||▶Lost Woods~Korok Forest|
|▶Rito Village||▶Yunoboco HQ|
|▶Forgotten Temple||▶Lookout Landing Hidden Passage|
|▶Cold Resistance||▶Heat Resistance|
|▶Cure Gloom||▶Avoid Lightning|
|▶Break A Crate||▶Remove Sludge|
|▶Mine Ore Deposits||▶Catch Dandelion Seeds|
|▶Blood Moon||▶Ways To Travel|
|▶Summon Satori||▶How To Pass Time|
|▶Get To Sky Island||▶Cross Iron Bars|
|▶Change Weather||▶Cross Broken Rail|
|▶Cross Water||▶How To Catch Fish|
Combat, Skills, and Controls
|▶Battle Controls||▶Paraglider Guide|
|▶Recover Hearts/Health||▶How To Flurry Rush|
|▶How To Whistle||▶Sage's Skills|
|▶Control Construct||▶Create An Updraft|
|▶Controls Settings||▶How To Use Shield|
|▶Shield Surf||▶Defeat Shielded Enemies|
|▶How To Sneakstrike||▶Elemental Effects|
System and Others
|▶New Features||▶Points of No Return|
|▶Amiibo Benefits||▶Should You Play BotW?|
|▶What Carries Over?||▶How To Save|
|▶Can You Play Multiplayer?||▶Change Difficulty|
|▶Death Penalty||▶Required Storage|
|▶Best Settings||▶Kingdom Edition|