Does Link lose his powers in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?



The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, and by the end of the first game, Link has already gained enough power and abilities to defeat Calamity Ganon. But with this new adventure in the now devastated land of Hyrule, how will Link’s powers come into play?

Will Link be able to keep the powers he gained in Breath of the Wild?

In the first part of the game, we find Link and Zelda on their own expedition below Hyrule Castle when they stumble upon the chamber where Ganon’s physical body is sealed.

Suddenly, the power that sealed Ganon’s body weakened, and this was enough to revive Ganon. In an effort to try to stop Ganon’s rebirth, Link attacked with the Master Sword at him, but instead, corruption seized him and took his strength, as shown having drained most of his hearts, leaving him with only three full hearts. Link managed to free himself to try to save the falling Zelda, but the ancient gauntlet clung to him as Link passed out.

Will Link be able to keep the powers he gained in Breath of the Wild?

As in most previous Legend of Zelda games, Link wakes up nearly powerless. So Tears of the Kingdom will not be some kind of New Game+ for this series. This time, he sees the ancient gauntlet wrapped around his arm burned by corruption to prevent the corruption from spreading. It is then revealed that Rauru, a spirit belonging to the ancient civilization of Zonai, was the one who saved Link by giving him his glove to use.

How will Link get his powers back?

How will Link get his powers back?

Just like before, Link will start almost back to zero. But thanks to Rauru and his right arm, Link will learn new powers once used by the Zonai, who lived centuries ago. As Link explores the floating islands, he will learn about these ancient abilities that he can perform with his right arm; powers like Ultrahand, Fuse, Ascend, and Recall.

Link seizes his Master Sword once more, but it is in such a dilapidated state that it is nearly useless to him. He is reunited with his sword after Zelda fixes it and ignites it.

As for Link’s Vitality, he can restore it by collecting Blessing Lights by completing Shrines and visiting a Heart Shrine with enough of these Blessings to obtain Heart Containers.

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