Are you wondering how to get another Hylian Shield after one breaks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)? I picked up the Hylian Shield as it brought back all the feels from when I used it in Ocarina of Time. Unfortunately, I was crushed when it broke until I realized I could get another. While this process may take some time and lots of Rupees, it is possible, depending on where you are in the game’s story. So here is an easy-to-follow guide on how to get another Hylian shield after one breaks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK).
Where to Buy the Hylian Shield After It Breaks in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)
You can buy another Hylian Shield after one breaks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK) from Cece’s Ventest Clothing Shop in Hateno Village.
You can locate Hateno Village using coordinates 3411, -2127, 0120 (shown on the map above). First, however, you must unlock her shop by progressing through the main story quests to the Mayoral Election quest. The series of quests you must complete to reach this point are as follows:
- Team Cece or Team Reede
- Cece’s Secret
- Dante’s Prize
- A Signature Food
- A Letter from Hateno
- Reede’s Secret
- Mayoral Election
Once you have unlocked Cece’s shop, you can purchase a new Hylian Shield for 3,000 Rupees. This is a considerable amount compared to the cost of 80 Rupees in Ocarina of Time but similar to Breath of the Wild if you bought one in that installment. While 3,000 Rupees is a lot to spend, it is worth it because the Hylian Shield has one of the highest durability and defensive scores in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, making it one of the better late-game shields in the game.
I have found that selling items, especially gems, is the quickest way to earn Rupees in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Remember that you can only have one Hylian Shield in your inventory at one time. So if you have one already, it will be grayed out in the shop. This means that you should have a ready supply of Rupees available should you need to replace the Hylian Shield upon it breaking.
To complete the Hylian Armor set comprising Hood, Tunic, and Trousers, you can purchase a Hylian Tunic from Cece’s Ventest Clothing Shop in Hateno Village for 130 Rupees. However, to lower the Hylian Hood from Link’s head, you must also complete the above seven quests and speak with Cece.
How to Repair the Hylian Shield in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)
If you don’t have 3,000 Rupees to buy another Hylian Shield, you can repair it by letting a Rock Octorok suck it up. Once it spits it out, it will then have its durability repaired, which is indicated visually by a shining animation. However, you can only do this one time per Rock Octorock lifecycle. This means you must defeat the Rock Octorok that repaired your Hylian Shield and wait for a blood moon.
Here are five common Rock Octorok locations:
- Sibajitak Shrine: 2399, 3273, 0402
- North of Sibajitak Shrine: 2411, 2447, 0375
- Goron Hot Springs: 1460, 2193, 0297
- West of Goron City: 144, 2352, 0316
- East of Goronbi Lake: 1831, 1487, 0275
Save before doing so because if you don’t like your modifier, you can reload and try again.
- This article was updated on June 7th, 2023