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How to Raise Cold Resistance in Zelda: TOTK

The cold never bothered Link anyway.

One of the biggest challenges that players will face in The Legend of Zelda: TOTK is adapting to survive the cold weather in Hyrule.

Without the proper equipment, some areas are too cold for Link to explore, leading to him slowly losing his health. This could prove troublesome when players are trying to finish a mission or find a shrine.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to survive the cold in Tears of the Kingdom. Here are some tips on how to stay warm in the snowy terrains of Hyrule in TOTK.

How to Survive Cold in Tears of the Kingdom

Players can survive the cold in TOTK by cooking recipes that raise cold resistance or wearing cold-resistant armor.

There are various cold-resistant armors, but one of the earliest ones players can obtain is the Archaic Warm Greaves while in the starting area, Great Sky Island.

Once you obtain this armor piece, you’ll have a permanent 1 Cold Resistance boost for Link. This means you can survive longer in cold areas like the Herba Mountains and Gerudio Desert at night.

Best Way to Get Cold Resistance in TOTK

The best way to obtain Cold Resistance in TOTK is by purchasing the Snowquill Armor Set at Brazen Beak in Rito Village. Players will need 2,150 Rupees to purchase all three pieces of the set.

With its base stats, this armor set gives players 9 Defense and 3 Cold Resistance. Players can find Rito Village just past the Tabantha Great Bridge, north of Tabantha Frontier.

Rito Village TOTK
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Once there, make your way to Brazen Beak, and you’ll see the Snowquill Headdress, Snowquill Trousers, and Snowquill Tunic on stands ready for purchase.

ArmorPriceBase Defense Stat
Snowquill Headdress650 Rupees3
Snowquill Trousers1000 Rupees3
Snowquill Tunic500 Rupees3

This armor set is enough to handle the harsh cold you’ll face as you adventure through the snowy regions, but if you need more, you can always cook up a quick recipe.

How to Increase Cold Resistance Quickly

The fastest way to increase your Cold Resistance in a pinch is to cook up 5 Spicy Peppers using the Portable Pot Zonai Device, campfires found throughout the world, or a Cooking Pot found in towns.

This allows you to have a consumable with you on the field to use if you suddenly encounter cold temperatures quickly.

Sauteed Peppers TOTK
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There are even more advanced recipes with boosted recipes for cold resistance, including:

Spicy Sauteed PeppersSpicy Pepper x5• 5 Hearts
• 12 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Steamed MushroomsSunshroom x4
Hyrule Herb x1
• 6 Hearts
• 10 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Mushroom SkewerSunshroom x512 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Fish SkewerSizzlefin Trout x5• 10 Hearts
• 12 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Fruit & Mushroom MixHylian Shroom x3
Spicy Pepper x2
• 5 Hearts
• 6 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Pepper Seafood Hyrule Bass x1
Spicy Pepper x1
• 3 Hearts
• 3 minutes of Cold Resistance
Spicy Meaty Rice BallsRaw Meat x1
Hylian Rice x1
Spicy Pepper x1
Goat Butter x1
Fresh Milk x1
• 6 Hearts
• 6 minutes and 40 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy Meat & Seafood FryHyrule Bass x1
Raw Meat x1
Spicy Pepper x1
• 5 Hearts
• 3 minutes and 30 seconds of Cold Resistance
Spicy ElixirSummerwing Butterfly or Warm Darner x1
Monster Part x1
Cold resistance depends on the monster part used.

You can keep track of how much cold resistance you have left at the top left of your HUD.

Cold Resistance TOTK
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It’s always a great idea to cook up a couple of these recipes in advance so that you have them ready in your inventory in case you need them in an emergency.

This will create the Sauteed Peppers recipe that will increase your Cold Resistance for a total of 10 minutes.

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