In the beautiful world of Hyrule, where epic adventures unfold, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom features a captivating aspect of the world of elixirs. Elixirs are potent concoctions that grant Link extraordinary abilities and help him in his dangerous adventure. These elixirs hold the key to overcoming many of Link’s daunting challenges.
Crafting these magical elixirs requires a delicate balance of rare ingredients and understanding of the unique properties of the various items around Hyrule. In this guide, we will embark on a journey on how to make elixirs in Tears of the Kingdom. We will unravel the secrets behind these mystical potions that can turn the tide in Link’s ongoing battle against enemies!
The cooking mechanic is present in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as in the game’s previous iteration, Breath of the Wild. Link can use this mechanic to prepare consumable items that will aid him in his exploration of Hyrule’s surface, skies, and depths.
Cooking lets Link create consumable goods by combining various ingredients and items discovered throughout Hyrule. Elixirs are one type of item that Link can create through cooking.
Elixirs are potions that grant Link new abilities and improvements each time he drinks one. The effects that Link will receive are separated into types:
|Hearty||Restores and adds hearts.|
|Enduring||Adds extra stamina|
|Mighty||Boosts Link’s attack|
|Tough||Boosts Link’s defense|
|Hasty||Raises Link’s movement speed|
|Sneaky||Boosts Link’s stealth|
|Spicy||Increases Link’s body temperature|
|Chilly||Decreases Link’s body temperature|
|Fireproof||Stops Link from catching fire|
|Glow||Link will radiate light|
|Sticky||Link will have the ability to climb wet |
or slippery surfaces
Link can defeat challenging monsters and endure unique regions in the game because of the abovementioned effects. These Elixirs are useful in the game’s early stages when Link lacks specific armors. For example, Link can use Elixirs with increased cold or heat resistance to travel through extremely cold or hot locations without using cold or heat-resistant gear.
How to Make Elixirs
The most fundamental recipe to remember while making Elixirs is to cook critters and monster parts simultaneously in a cooking pot.
To do so, hit the + button to access Link’s inventory and then the L or R buttons to go to the Materials page. After then, press the X button to begin holding materials.
The player can now hold critters and monster parts they want to cook together. Next, use the B button to get back to the game. Then, get near a cooking pot and press the A button to begin cooking!
It is crucial to note that the player should not include any ingredients that are not critters or monster parts. This will turn the elixir into dubious food.
Link will encounter various critters throughout Hyrule’s surface, sky, and depths. These critters include frogs, lizards, and different bugs around Hyrule, like dragonflies and crickets. Link may find critters in ponds, caves, woodlands, and other environments and climates. It is vital to note that these critters are quick and will flee if they see Link. As a result, it is advised to use stealth to catch them.
The critters as ingredients depict the effects of the Elixir on Link. Cooking many critters with similar characteristics yields an Elixir with stacked/improved benefits. This means that the intensity of boost or restoration effects, specifically Energizing, Hearty, Enduring, Mighty, Tough, and Hasty, depends on the number of critters with those effects added.
It is also worth noting that the effects of the critters put to the concoction Link are holding should all be identical. If not, the effects are going to cancel each other out.
Apart from their effects, some critters extend the length of the effect when consumed.
These are all of the critters Link can encounter in Hyrule, along with their effects:
|Energetic Rhino Beetle||Energizing|
|Deep Lightning Bug|
|Bladed Rhino Beetle||Mighty|
|Rugged Rhino Beetle||Tough|
Monster parts are the other ingredient required to make Elixirs. Link can obtain monster parts, as the name suggests, from defeated enemies throughout Hyrule. Monster parts are used in the game for two purposes: producing elixirs and upgrading armor and weaponry.
As ingredients, monster parts indicate the length of the effect after Link has ingested the Elixir. The longer the Elixir’s effect you want to last, the more monster parts Link has to add as an ingredient. This means that the duration of a created elixir depends on the type and number of monster parts added.
Monster Part List
The monster parts Link can farm in the game, as well as the length they contribute to the Elixir, are as follows:
|Monster Part||Duration Added|
|Octo Balloon||40 seconds|
|Octorok Eyeball||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Fire Like Stone||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Ice Like Stone|
|Like Like Stone|
|Shock Like Stone|
|Aerocuda Eyeball||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Captain Construct II Horn||40 seconds|
|Chuchu Jelly||40 seconds|
|Red Chuchu Jelly||1 minute 50 seconds|
|White Chuchu Jelly|
|Yellow Chuchu Jelly|
|Keese Wing||40 seconds|
|Keese Eyeball||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Electric Keese Eyeball||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Electric Keese Wing||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Fire Keese Eyeball||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Fire Keese Wing||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Ice Keese Eyeball||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Ice Keese Wing||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Bokoblin Horn||40 seconds|
|Boss Bokoblin Horn|
|Silver Bokoblin Horn|
|Silver Boss Bokoblin Horn|
|Blue Bokoblin Horn|
|Blue Boss Bokoblin Horn|
|Black Bokoblin Horn|
|Black Boss Bokoblin Horn|
|Bokoblin Fang||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Bokoblin Guts||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Lizalfos Horn||40 seconds|
|Lizalfos Talon||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Lizalfos Tail||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Silver Lizalfos Horn||40 seconds|
|Silver Lizalfos Tail|
|Black Lizalfos Horn|
|Electric Lizalfos Horn|
|Electric-Breath Lizalfos Horn|
|Yellow Lizalfos Tail||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Fire-Breath Lizalfos Horn||40 seconds|
|Red Lizalfos Tail||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Ice-Breath Lizalfos Horn||40 seconds|
|Icy Lizalfos Tail||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Horriblin Horn||40 seconds|
|Blue Horriblin Horn|
|Silver Horriblin Horn|
|Black Horriblin Horn|
|Moblin Horn||40 seconds|
|Moblin Fang||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Moblin Guts||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Blue Moblin Horn||40 seconds|
|Silver Moblin Horn|
|Black Moblin Horn|
|Frox Fang||40 seconds|
|Blue-White Frox Fang|
|Obsidian Frox Fang|
|Gibdo Bone||40 seconds|
|Gleeok Electric Horn||40 seconds|
|Gleeok Flame Horn|
|Gleeok Frost Horn|
|Gleeok Thunder Horn|
|Hinox Horn||40 seconds|
|Blue Hinox Horn|
|Black Hinox Horn|
|Hinox Tooth||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Hinox Guts||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Stalnox Horn||40 seconds|
|Lynel Horn||40 seconds|
|Lynel Mace Horn|
|Lynel Saber Horn|
|Lynel Hoof||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Lynel Guts||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Blue-Maned Lynel Mace Horn||40 seconds|
|Blue-Maned Lynel Saber Horn|
|Silver Lynel Mace Horn|
|Silver Lynel Saber Horn|
|White-Maned Lynel Mace|
|White-Maned Lynel Saber Horn|
|Molduga Jaw||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Molduga Fin||1 minute 50 seconds|
|Molduga Guts||3 minutes 10 seconds|
|Shard of Dinraal’s Spike||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Dinraal’s Horn||30 minutes|
|Shard of Farosh’s Spike||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Farosh’s Horn||30 minutes|
|Shard of Naydra’s Spike||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Naydra’s Horn||30 minutes|
|Shard of Light Dragon’s Spike||1 minute 20 seconds|
|Light Dragon’s Horn||30 minutes|
Link can locate cooking pots at stables and settlements throughout Hyrule. There can also be cooking pots at numerous camps across the land, sky, and depths. To cook with cooking pots, the fire must be ignited beneath them. Link can do this in a variety of ways. The simplest approach is to place a piece of Flint next to the wood and strike them with a metal weapon.
Instead of cooking pots, Link may prepare meals and elixirs using a Portable Zonai Pot. It should be noted that Link can only utilize one Portable Zonai Pot at a time. It will vanish after it is used to prepare a meal or create an elixir. In addition, Link isn’t required to ignite a fire for this pot because it will be set to use once it is placed in the game.
Link can obtain Portable Zonai Pots via the Zonai Gacha Gumball Dispensers. These dispensers can be discovered on the Great Sky Island, the Hyrule Ridge Sky, the Faron Grasslands Sky, the Hebra Mountains Sky, southwest of Hyrule Field, and the Death Mountain Depths.
Link can make 14 different types of Elixirs using all of Hyrule’s critters and monster parts. In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link can create these Elixirs:
|Hearty Elixir||Hearty Lizard + monster parts||Restores hearts and |
adds temporary hearts
|Fairy Tonic||Fairies||Restores at least seven hearts|
|Energizing Elixir||Energizing Rhino Beetle and/or |
Restless Cricket + monster parts
|Enduring Elixir||Tireless Frog + monster parts||Restores stamina and |
adds temporary stamina
|Mighty Elixir||Blade Rhino Beetle + monster parts||Raises attack|
|Tough Elixir||Rugged Rhino Beetle + monster parts||Raises defense|
|Hasty Elixir||Hightail Lizard and/or |
Hot-Footed Frog + monster parts
|Raises movement speed|
|Sneaky Elixir||Sunset Firefly + monster parts||Decreases noise when|
Link is moving (stealth)
|Spicy Elixir||Summerwing Butterfly and/or |
Warm Darner + monster parts
|Gives cold resistance|
|Electro Elixir||Electric Darner and/or |
Thunderwing Butterfly + monster parts
|Gives shock/electricity resistance|
|Chilly Elixir||Cold Darner and/or |
Winterwing Butterfly + monster parts
|Gives heat resistance|
|Fireproof Elixir||Fireproof Lizard and/or |
Smotherwing Butterfly + monster parts
|Gives immunity from |
|Bright Elixir||Deep Firefly + monster parts||Makes Link glow|
|Sticky Elixir||Sticky Frog and/or |
Sticky Lizard + monster parts
|Gives Link slip resistance|
Elixirs, as seen above, can immensely assist Link in exploring the wide world of Hyrule. As a result, it is advised to continue gathering the critters and monster parts that the player will encounter, even if they are not immediately required. This eliminates the need for Link to farm items when he requires a specific elixir.
When the need comes, Link can quickly prepare some. After that, if the player forgets exactly which critters and monster parts are required to make an elixir with a specific effect and duration, they can just refer to this guide about how to make elixirs in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!