How To Repair Weapons In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Considering the low durability of every weapon in Zelda Breath of the Wild, you need to know how to repair weapons...

Weapons are your greatest strength in Zelda: Breath of the Wild but unfortunately, the game has a very annoying durability system. Pretty much every weapon in Zelda BOTW loses its durability and breaks after a few hits, except Master Sword. Thankfully, you can easily repair your weapons in Zelda Breath of the Wild, including Champion weapons.

To help you understand how weapon durability works in Zelda BOTW and how to repair weapons in Breath of the Wild, we have crafted this guide with all the ins and outs of the system.

For more help on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, check out our 100% Game Completion Status Guide, Secret Boss Locations Guide, & Minigames Guide.

How to repair weapons in Zelda Breath of the Wild

In BOTW, while you can repair some weapons, there are many base weapons that you cannot repair. Fortunately, the game displays “bad weapons”, as these weapons are on the verge of breaking, so you can plan things accordingly.

As these weapons can’t be repaired, the best use you can make of them before the break is throwing them toward the enemy. No matter what, this will make you lose that weapon permanently, but they were going to break, so why not?

Now, if we talk about the weapons that can be repaired, Master Sword is a special mention in Zelda BOTW. This weapon doesn’t need to be repaired as its high durability never lets it break. Considering its high durability, you should not rely on it entirely, as once used, it takes 10 minutes to recharge. The total recharge then has a durability of 200 hits.


Repairing rusty equipment

In Breath of the Wild, rusty equipment can be repaired, including Rusty Shield, Rusty Halberds, Rusty Claymores, and Swords. Therefore it’s best to keep these weapons for big fights. To repair these weapons, you need to make use of Rock Octoroks.

Rock Octoroks, before attacking the Link inhale the air. So take advantage of it as you throw a rusty sword or anything in its stomach. It will spit out a new, repaired weapon as it inhales that air.

This is the best way to get the Traveler versions of shields or any other weapons, but sometimes it also privileges you with a royal weapon.

How to repair Champion weapons

In Zelda BOTW, you will get different champion weapons on completing different divine beasts. These weapons were used 100 years ago, but they also get damaged after a while. Fortunately, you can get these weapons repaired by an NPC in the hometown of the Champion it belongs to.

The mighty two-handed spear “Lightscale Trident and Ceremonial Trident” that you will get after “The Ceremonial Song” and the “Divine Beast Vah Rutta” can also be repaired. When damaged, take them to Zora Blacksmith, and he will repair them.

You will require five flints and a Zora spear to repair each one of these tridents, so don’t forget to hoard the flints in Zelda Breath of the Wild.

Apart from the aforementioned champion weapon, here is a list of the remaining champion weapons that can be repaired, along with their costs:

Boulder BreakerGoron Black Smith Rohan in Goron City1x diamond, 5x flint
Great Eagle BlowCraftsman Harth in Rito Village1x Swallow Bow, 1x diamond and 5x bundles of wood.
Scimitar of the SevenGuredo Captain Village in Royal Palace.5x flint, 1x Guredo Scimitor, 1x Diamond

Hylan Shield is the best shield in Zelda BOTW. It has a 90 defense rating but can’t be repaired. You can purchase the new Hylan shield for 3000 Rupees once the Hylian shield has been added to Hyrule Castle. You can purchase this replacement from a shop in Tarrey town run by Grante in Zelda Breath of the Wild.