An Octorok repairing Link's weapon in Tears of the Kingdom.
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How to Repair Weapons and Shields in Tears of the Kingdom

You can repair most of your weapons and shields before they break permanently in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The method is definitely weird and takes a bit to reach, but it works. Here’s how to do it.

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How do I repair my weapons and shields in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

By feeding them to an Octorok, you can restore them. Yeah. I said it was odd! Even weirder is that it can’t be any Octorok enemy. Only the ones by Death Mountain in the Eldin region of Hyrule can repair weapons and shields in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

To locate the enemies, go to Goron City and head north until you reach a YunoboCo construction worker sitting on the ground. Continue forward across the wooden platform and glide down into the lower section below. You’ll find three Octoroks scattered around the area (map coordinates 1652, 2747, 0398).

Drop your almost-broken weapon or shield in front of an Octorok and wait for it to suck air in. It will take your dropped equipment along with it. After a few seconds, the enemy will sparkle and then spit your now-repaired weapon or shield back at you.

Note that this won’t work more than once on the same enemy in the same moon cycle. For example, I tried to get an Octorok I’d used previously to repair my severely damaged Biggeron’s Sword. Instead, it sucked it up and spat it straight back out at me in rejection. This means you’ll have to wait until the next Blood Moon if you’ve made use of all the Octoroks in the area.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you’ve yet to unlock the restored Master Sword, it’s possible too.


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Based in California, Brent is an Editor at Siliconera and has been a journalist since 2010. When he's not playing JRPGs or catching 'em all in Pokémon, you can find him spending time with his wife and two dogs.