Just like in Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom features a weapon durability system, which although fitting given its narrative, once again divided the fanbase. But how can you repair your weapons in the game? Now, here’s how to repair weapons in the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
How to Repair Weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
You can fully repair your weapons and shields in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom by first finding a Rock Octorok and then dropping your chosen item in front of them before running out of their sight.
Once Link is no longer in view, the Octorok will then approach your chosen item (or leave the underground) and eat it, before shining like in the image below.
After shining, they will then spit the now fully repaired item towards you, thus allowing you to add it to your inventory once again with 100% durability.
Just be careful, as they will spit the item forward in a way that might kill you on hit (don’t ask how I learned that). After spitting out your weapon/shield, the Octorok will also have imbued the item with a random passive effect.
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Taking into account that for some reason each Octorok seems to only be able to repair/imbue one weapon/shield per Blood Moon cycle, as well as the fact that there’s no way to go around the durability system present in 99.9% of the weapons in the game —all but the Master Sword—, we recommend that you only use the method on especially rare weapons.
To recap, here’s how to repair/imbue your weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
- Find a Rock Octorok.
- Get close to the enemy until they go below the ground or approach them stealthily.
- Drop your weapon or shield of choice close to them (preferably in front of the enemy).
- Leave the vicinity and wait for the Octorok to swallow your item.
- Wait for them to spit it back and then add the now-repaired/imbued item to your inventory.
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Where to Find Octoroks in Tears of the Kingdom
We were able to find a Rock Octorok on Eidin, more specifically in an area located north of Goronbi River Cave and with the coordinates 11441, 2177, and 0293.
This guide was made while playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Ver 1.1.0) on a Nintendo Switch OLED.
- This article was updated on May 18th, 2023