How to become fireproof in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Becoming fireproof in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is essential if you want to explore the hot terrain of Death Mountain and the Eldin region.

To help you on your travels through Hyrule, below we go over everything we know about how to become fireproof in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as well as how to make fireproof elixir and what fireproof armor you can equip.

Keep in mind that even if you are fireproof, your weapons and shields are not, so don’t use any wooden objects in combat while exploring the fiery areas of Eldin if you want to keep them.

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How to become fireproof in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

To prevent poor Link from taking flame damage while exploring Death Mountain and other areas of Eldin, we know of two ways to become fireproof in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom:

  • Equip Fire Armor
  • Use elixirs with fire resistance.

Of the two methods, equipping fireproof armor with the “flame guard” perk is the better way to become fireproof because you don’t have to constantly search for the right ingredients to make elixirs. Equipping the full set of enhanced fireproof armor is also the only way we know of in TOTK that gives Link full fire protection.

That said, using elixirs with flame protection is good if you don’t yet have the rupees to get fireproof armor or if you don’t want to take off armor with perks that increase Link’s defense and attack stats.

To help you increase your fire resistance, below we explain everything you need to know about flame protection armor and elixirs.

Fire resistant armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

There are four pieces of fire resistant armor in Tears of the Kingdom:

  • Flamebreaker Helm
  • Flamebreaker armor
  • Flame Breaker Boots
  • Vah Rudania’s Divine Helm

The three pieces of the Flamebreaker set are located inside the armor shop in Goron City and cost:

  • Flamebreaker Helm – 1400 Rupees
  • Flamebreaker Armor – 700 Rupees
  • Flamebreaker Boots: 1,200 Rupees

Go to the armor shop in Goron City to get the Flamebreaker set.

While this can be quite expensive at the beginning of a match, purchasing each piece of the Flamebreaker set and upgrading it is the only way to get full fire resistance in Tears of the Kingdom, so we recommend purchasing the full set if you plan to explore the Death. Mountain a lot.

While it’s nice to become completely fire resistant, it’s not essential, so purchasing a piece or two of the Flamebreaker set will help you keep the flames at bay as you traverse the Eldin region.

If you’re looking for a free armor piece that provides the Flame Guard fire resistance perk, the Divine Helm of Vah Rudania can be found in a chest by the lizard-shaped lake in Death Caldera, near Death Mountain. Or you can get it by scanning the Daruk Breath of the Wild Amiibo if you have one.

Another free way to achieve fire resistance is by making fireproof elixirs…

How to make fireproof elixir in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

To make fireproof elixirs you need to combine monster parts with fireproof lizards or suffocating butterflies. Be careful with your ingredients, because if you add another that provides a different effect, your creation will have no benefit, since they cancel each other out.

Hold the ingredient you want to use and then throw it into a lit pot to make a fireproof elixir.

Location of the fire retardant lizard.

Flame Retardant Lizards can only be found in the Eldin region, and we have found most of ours in the areas surrounding Goron City. Look for a black lizard on the ground and climbing rocks as you search.

You can also buy fire lizards for 25 rupees at Beedle in Woodland and South Akkala Stables.

Location of the suffocating butterfly

Chokewing butterflies are most commonly found in the Eldin region and are more difficult to catch than firewing lizards. Keep an eye out for a black buffer fly in the air as you search.

You can also buy Choking Butterflies for 10 rupees from Beedle in the East Akkala stable.

All the best for exploring the Eldin region in Tears of the Kingdom!

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