Smotherwing Butterflies is a crafting material in Zelda Breath of the Wild. They are used to craft potions and elixirs in the game that grant you resistance against scorching weather conditions. Additionally, they are also used to level up certain armor pieces
In this guide, we’ll go over where you can find and farm Smotherwing Butterflies in Zelda BotW. Additionally, we’ll also be going over their uses and where they can be bought.
What are Smotherwing Butterflies
Smotherwing Butterflies are recurring insects that are found in volcanic regions. Unlike most creatures that drop materials, these creatures are used as an ingredient to make potions and elixirs in Zelda BOTW. Since its body possesses some material that resists severe heat, these insects can make a beneficial topical elixir that will save Link from intense heat and a hot climate.
Smotherwing Butterflies uses
- If these are cooked with monster parts, they will make an elixir that makes Link Inflammable.
- They are also used as an ingredient to make gray dye.
- They are also buy-and-sell items so they can be traded in exchange for money. You will get 2 rupees for each.
- You can Max out your armor by getting at least 30 of them before you go to the Great Fairy Fountain in Zelda Breath of the Wild.
- Flamebreaker armor. You need a total of 8 SmotherWing Butterflies to upgrade the armor to level 3 and 4 respectively.
Farming Smotherwing Butterflies in Zelda Breath of the Wild is a great way to get a steady supply of this valuable resource.
Where to find Smotherwing Butterflies in Zelda Breath of the Wild
Smotherwing Butterflies mostly live in the Eldin Canyon and Death Mountain volcanic regions. They are most likely found close to the Lava Lake’s edges. This is the best place to find them. The Great Hyrule Forest and Eldin Mountains are also great places to find them. The map picture above will give you a general understanding of where you should go to find Smotherwing Butterflies.
How to farm Smotherwing Butterflies quickly
To farm Smotherwing Butterflies, you need to find a location where they are abundant. The best location is in Eldin Canyon or near the Tu Ka’loh Shrine in Zelda Breath of the Wild. The butterflies here respawn every in-game day, so it’s an excellent place to farm them. You can also plant a patch of flowers nearby to attract the butterflies.
Where to buy Smotherwing Butterflies in the Zelda: BotW
Smotherwing Butterflies can be purchased from a single merchant, Beedle in multiple locations. Beedle sells Smotherwing Butterflies at the East Akkala Stable and the Wetland Stable they can also be purchased from him at the Snowfield Stable.