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Where Is The Hylian Shield Location In Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Learn how to get the legendary Hylian Shield in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom right here.
Where Is The Hylian Shield Location In Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there were many who wondered how similar it was going to be compared to Breath of the Wild. For example, there are many who were wondering if weapon durability would be making a comeback in this title. Yes, durability is back and that means anything you use can break.

In Breath of the Wild, there was one shield that lasted longer than all other shields and it was the Hylian Shield. The Hylian Shield offered the best protection against tough enemies and took the longest to break in Breath of the Wild. The Hylian Shield is back in Tears of the Kingdom and it is just as good as before. Here, we will teach you how to get the Hylian Shield in Tears of the Kingdom.

How To Get The Hylian Shield In Tears Of The Kingdom

You can get the Hylian Shield as soon as you can get the paraglider. The Hylian Shield is hidden at Hyrule Castle. But not the castle that is floating. The Hylian Shield is actaully on the docks that are still on the ground. You will need to enter from the north side of the castle. There should be a water entrance that you can go in via an Ultrahand boat or floating in with the glider.

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A small torch puzzle stands between you and the Hylian Shield. (Picture: Nintendo/TagBackTV on YouTube)

Go in the docks and you will want to cling on the right side of the wall. Try avoiding the left side as there is a powerful enemy that can easily kill you in the early game. What you need to do is go up and you will see an area with four different torches, the largest one being unlit. Light the large torch and a treasure will appear. Open the treasure and you will get the Hylian Shield.

Is It Worth Getting The Hylian Shield Early In Tears Of The Kingdom?

As you can see, you can get the Hylian Shield very early in the game. But is it worth the risk to break such a valuable shield early in Tears of the Kingdom? We recommend getting the Hylian Shield as soon as possible. The Hylian Shield offers the best defense early in the game and it will take a very long time to break.

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The Hylian Shield has the best durability and defenses in Tears of the Kingdom. (Picture: Nintendo/TagBackTV on YouTube)

But not only that, you can repair or rebuy the Hylian Shield should it ever break. To repair the Hylian Shield you will need to allow a Rock Octorok, commonly found in the Eldin region, to swallow your shield. It will repair the Hylian Shield and give it a buff. To replace your Hylian Shield, you will need to complete the Hateno Village mayoral questline.