How To Get Hylian Shield



The Tears of the Kingdom’s Hylian shield is a very durable and easy-to-get kind of shield. Fusing it with objects and bringing out good results on the battlefield. You can do pretty much anything with the Hylian Shield, like fusing and surfing, but it is not unbreakable like you think because it breaks. 

Key Takeaways

  • You first need some Fire Fruits and Energizing Elixirs before heading to get the Hylian Shield.
  • Paraglider is the most important item to have before starting this conquest.
  • Hylian Shield can be found in the Docks of the Hyrule Castle.
  • You can go towards the Docks by first using the Skyview Tower and gliding to it.
  • Docks are basically the underground of the castle.
  • You will need to fire up the Big Torch in the cave in order to reveal the chest containing the Hyland Shield.


Energizing Elixirs In Zelda
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Energizing Elixirs

Now before you go on finding the Hylian Shield, you must do certain things to ensure you get it beforehand. First, you should add some Fire Fruits to your inventory to infuse with your arrows. Fire arrows are needed further into the search for the Hylian Shield.

  • So take at least four of them with you just in case of trouble.
  • Don’t worry since there are no signs of enemies that you need to prepare for while searching for the Hylian Shield.
  • Another thing that you will most definitely need in your conquest will be the Energizing Elixirs.
  • You need to farm these so that they can help you while gliding through the sky.

Basically, what it does is replenish your depleting stamina while you do any sort of physical activity. This also may include running, swimming, and climbing. You will need them to find the Hylian Shield and open different secret passages and chests.

In order to make Energizing Elixirs, you will need Restless Crickets and Bokoblin Horms. In the area outside of the Outlook Landing, you will find tall grasses. When you cut these Tall grasses with any sort of the best weapon, you can find restless Crickets. Get a bunch of them so that you can create a bunch of Elixirs to keep in your inventory. The second item you need is the Bokoblin Horns which can be farmed by defeating nearby Bokoblin Creatures.

Paraglider The Legend Of Zelda
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Paraglider

The last and most crucial thing you need is the Paraglider. Head to the Lookout Landing and talk to Purah. You will need to complete the quest “Crysis At Hyrule Castle.” You will be able to explore the Lookout Landing with Purah, and she will eventually give you the Paraglider. Now everything you need to have will be completed. 

Finding The Hylian Shield

Skyview Tower The Legend Of Zelda
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Skyview Tower

The main location for discovering the Hylian Shield is the Docks of the Hyrule Castle. Reaching there would have been a hefty task, especially in earlier stages of the game. But you have your glider with you, which will help you reach the place in no time. In order to reach the place, you will need to head to the Skyview Tower that was introduced to you by Purah. From there, you will be blasted into the sky, and you will start gliding. 

Heading Toward The Docks

Hyrule Castle Sanctum In The Legend Of Zelda
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Hyrule Castle Sanctum

Once you have glided over to the main entrance to the Hyrule Castle, you can start walking up the stairs and getting inside the Sanctum. You may move forward from the Sanctum and move out from the opening on the left. It will lead you to this damaging lava-type pit area from which you must jump onto the dry floor to avoid the lava. Then you can jump off of the edge and start gliding downwards from the area. 

Now simply glide down and even below the B2 area of the Hyrule Castle field. Eventually, you will see a little cave, Land on the edge of that cave and go inside. Now be careful a little because there will be long, red-armed, stretched monsters here that you need to avoid. You don’t have to go that deep into the docks to find trouble, though. 

Giant Torch

GiantTorch For The Hylian Shield In Tears Of The Kingdom
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Giant Torch

The scary red stretchy arm monster will follow you around, so just run past it and climb the wall of the stairs where it appeared before. Keep moving up the stairs until you find the gigantic torch with mini torches. This is the place from where the Hylian Shield will appear in front of you. It will be inside a chest, and there won’t be any hard puzzles that you need to do in order to make it appear.

All you have to do is use your bow and arrow and infuse the arrows with the Fire Fruit. This will make the arrows fire Explosive, and then you can easily shoot them at the Giant Torch. Once it is lit, the chest will appear from the ground while showing a little cut scene. Interact with this chest and open it to find your Hylian Shield. Its description mentions how it outshines literally every other shield with its durability, which is true. 

Shield Properties 

Hylian Shield In The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom
The Legend Of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Hylian Shield

Okay, so it has the best base defense after every other shield in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. The Hylian Shield has a base defense of 90. This statistic can be creased by fusing as well. Many different swords, like the Legendary Sword, can pair well with the shield. Fighting the monster with a combination alongside the shield will prove beneficial in battles. Survival in battles becomes longer due to the insane durability of the shield.

High durability does not mean that the Tears of the Kingdom Hylian Shield is unbreakable because it breaks too. You may ask what to do if Hylian Shield breaks. In that case, you can simply just play the game further, and just like the previous rendition of the game, you can buy it from various merchants. Till then, you can fuse your shield with various items and enjoy shield surfing on different plateaus. 

Wrap Up

So this is how you get the Hylian Shield in Zelda with each and every step; make sure to follow the prerequisite so that you have everything you need before you try and find the shield. If you are just a beginner in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, then make sure to check out our Beginners guide over it. Do check out our list of the best horses in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, as one of the staff writers has ranked them all.


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