How to get heat resistance in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Heat resistance is a vital part of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – staying cool is about more than just the perfect blast!

You won’t have to worry about heat resistance until later in the game, when you head out into the Gerudo desert, but when you do, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared, unless you really want to make the game a fight.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to ensure Link can survive the heat in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, from heat-resistant food and elixirs to heat-resistant armor.

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If you want to learn more about Link’s adventure, visit our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.

When do you need heat resistance in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?

As with cold resistance, it’s easy to see when Link is feeling the heat in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: not only will the thermometer in the bottom right of the main screen swing to the extreme, but you’ll see Link pass out in The Weapons and Armor Screen. Someone get that man a drink!

Another useful tip is to simply observe your surroundings. If it looks like a desert and feels like a desert, it’s unbearably hot or cold. The question is whether it is day or night, like in real life.

Heat-resistant food recipes in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Interestingly, heat resistant foods in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are known as “cold” items. This is not to be confused with chili, which is, in fact, spicy. We are still waiting for the Chilly Chilli, but this item hasn’t been invented yet.

Bad jokes aside, the quickest (and indeed the first) way to deal with extreme heat is to eat a meal that consists of something that sounds cold. Chillfin Trout or Chillshroom is the way to go.

Simply take five of any of them and place them in your pot, and the game will automatically create a dish for Link to enjoy. Five Chillfin Trout will give you 12:30 minutes of protection. Swap out four of those for Chillshroom and you’ll see a skewer of cold fish and mushrooms in 5:30 minutes!

But where do you find these items? Both can be found quite easily in the mountains around Rito Village, in northwestern Hyrule.

Heat Resistant Elixir Recipes in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Elixirs are a way to use monster parts for more than just selling them for rupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, since they require butterflies, they are much less common than cold foods.

You can find butterflies in the wild, if you have the patience to sneak up on them, or (more likely) you can buy them from the Beedle in Tabantha Bridge Stable.

Once you have a Winterwing Butterfly (Gerudo Highlands or Mount Lanayru) or Cold Darner (Gerudo Highlands or Mount Lanayru), go ahead and mix it with your favorite monster parts to create a Spicy Elixir.

Best Heat Resistant Armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The safest way to stay calm in Tears of the Kingdom is with the Desert Voe Set. This requires a bit of legwork and access to the Gerudo Secret Shop, but it really is the best heat resistant armor Hyrule has to offer.

First, you need to get to Gerudo Town, which is not an easy task in itself. Once inside, jump to the mini-waterfall to the left of the town entrance, or to the well in the town shelter. Either way, follow the aqueduct to a breakable wall.

You will have to go through some walls, but eventually you will be near the foundation of a building. Stand in the middle and go up, and you will find the Gerudo Secret Club, a secret shop that sells children’s clothing (voe) in a society that avoids boys and men.

Once inside, you can purchase Desert Voe Spaulder and Desert Voe Pants for 1300 and 650 respectively.

If you want the matching headphones, head to the Kara-Kara Bazaar to the north and pick them up for 450 rupees. Alternatively, you can pay well over the odds for the Sapphire Ring. At 1400 rupees, it does exactly the same thing: it just (somewhat ironically) burns a metaphorical hole in your wallet.

Good luck staying heat resistant, and if you want to know more about Link’s adventure in Hyrule, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.

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