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The guide on Death Penalty in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK). Includes what happens when you die in the game and what to do to prevent death.

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Penalties / Disadvantages Of Death

Be Returned To The Last Save Point

Last Save Point

If you die, you will be transported back to the last Save Point. However, if you haven't saved recently, you'll be brought back to the Auto-Save point, which means you'll need to redo the events and re-collect the items.

An X Will Be Marked On The Map

An X Will Be Marked On The Map

After you die and retry, you will have an X on the map. There is no particular disadvantage to having an X on the map, but it can be used as proof of no-death completion.

What To Do When You Die

Save Before You Die

Press The

You can manually save at any time by pressing the + button and selecting System. It's a good idea to save before a battle or jumping off, especially if you've had to start over multiple times or the preceding steps are troublesome.

How To Save Guide - Can You Stop Autosave?

Restore All The Hearts


Make sure to restore your Hearts before facing a tough enemy or exploring dangerous areas. Unless they can defeat you with a single hit, there is still a chance to survive. Furthermore, increasing the maximum value of Hearts is also helpful for future battles.

Heart Container And Stamina Vessel - How To Increase & Which One To Get

Obtain Powerful Armor

Rito Village

If you find yourself defeated by a single enemy attack, it is a sign that your defense is insufficient. Try buying equipment with higher defense at the Armor Shop to reduce the damage.

Eating Foods That Boost Your Defense

Certain types of Food can have a defensive effect; while it cannot last as long as Armor, it can be useful when you only need to survive briefly.

How To Cook Guide - Cooking Pot

Learn The Attack Patterns

The best way to avoid death is to study your enemy's attack patterns and learn to dodge or defend against them. By mastering the timing and direction of evasions and defenses, you can greatly reduce the risk of death, even if you face the same enemy again.

Battle Tips & Combat Controls

Escape By Travel


If you can't beat an enemy and you can't run away, travel to the nearest Travel Point. The battle state will be lifted, and you can keep any items you got.

Toward Water When Jumping Off

fall into water

When jumping off a high point, falling toward water can prevent damage. It doesn't matter how far you fall, as long as you land in water, you won't take any damage. if you still have the Stamina Wheel, you can use the Paraglider to decrease your speed.

Do Not Leave Link In The Field


To avoid danger while taking a break from the game, open Inventory or have Link stay indoors. Don't leave him in the field where enemy attacks or bad weather like lightning may harm him.

Lightning Protection - How To Avoid Lightning

Tears of the Kingdom Related Articles

Useful Articles From Beginning To Endgame

Link's New Abilities

Things To Know

Purah Pad - Uses & Abilities

CameraHero's Path Mode
Sensor +Shrine Sensor
Travel MedallionUltrahand

Equipment Related

Master SwordHylian Shield
Repair WeaponReroll Weapon Effects
Upgrade ArmorBest Fusion & Fuse
Inventory ExpansionMake An Axe

Farming & Cooking

Farming Related
Rupees FarmingArrows Farming
▶Bomb Flowers FarmingHow To Get Dragon Materials
Cooking Related
Best Food RecipesHow To Cook
How To Make A FireSpicy Recipe
Hearty FoodStamina Food
Gloom Resistance FoodAttack Up Food
Light Foods

Horse Related

Horse GuideCatch A Horse
Reroll A HorseGet The Best Horse
How To Get Epona▶Make A Carriage
Towing Harness

Map Related

Locations & Collections
Horned StatueRock Octorok
StablesSage's Will
Forge ConstructSchematics
Great FairyGeoglyphs
PoeMalanya Spring
Bubbul Gem▶How To Buy A House
Light GragonHow To Find Koltin
Where Is King Dorephan?How To Get Fairies
Route To Each Location
Tarrey TownLurelin Village
Kakariko VillageKara Kara Bazaar
Hidden Passage of Lookout LandingGerudo Town
Goron CityEventide Island
Lucky Clover GazetteZora's Domain
Death MountainHyrule Castle
Hateno VillageBedrock Bistro
Lost Woods to Korok ForestWoodland Stable
Thunderhead IslesRito Village
Link's HouseYunoboco HQ
Forgotten TempleGerudo Secret Club
Hyrule CompendiumAll Coliseum List
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
Best Locations To Collect WeaponsHow To Complete Map 100%
Fireproof ResistanceSlip Resistance
Shock Resistance

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 EditionDownloadable Contents (DLC)
Patch Updates
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