How To Repair Weapons – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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How To Repair Weapons - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Learn how to repair your short-lasting weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The one issue that is bugging all the players is the weapon durability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It is inevitable to accept how troublesome that is. However, unlike its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom takes a unique approach.

In this new installment, you have already noticed that the weapons are already rusty due to the prevailing gloom. Here comes the Rock Octoroks to take this matter personally. These landbound cephalopods have a unique solution for you. Feed them your weapons, and their acidic gastric juice in the stomach will shine out your weapons, or even shields, like the brand new sunny day.

However, as it sounds, the process is a hardly a complicated matter. Without further ado, let’s break down the process for you.

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How To Repair Weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The “Rock Octorocks”

Rock Octorocks in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
rock octorock

Rock Octoroks are a powerful variant of the regular Octorok. You can come across them in the Eldin Region of Hyrule. You will identify them in an instant due to their size that differs them from the regular Octoroks in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Their primary job is to throw rocks at Link that can deal a significant amount of damage.

However, as mentioned, Rock Octoroks are quite a valuable resource for Link. Not only can you get Rock Octorock by killing them but also, you can make them repair your weapon. That’s not all; they will modify your weapon to add a new modifier at random.

How to Repair Weapons

rock octorock doing its magic in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
rock octorock repairing your weapon!

After you get to see a Rock Octorock, do the following:

  • Drop the weapon you want to repair in front of the Rock Octorok.
  • Walk away from the Rock Octorok until it is out of range.
  • After a while, the Rock Octorok will suck up the weapon. No worries, as one or two sharp blades will not harm this guy, but a simple piece of paper will. Now, he will spit out your weapon a few seconds later.
  • Check out your repaired weapon, and you will notice the new modifiers.

Note that the Rock Octorok will bury itself if you get too close. Remember to keep your distance from the beginning.

Furthermore, you can also repair your shield and bow in this manner in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Limitations to Repairing Weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

As we have already learned about the weapon repair system to address weapon durability, there are also some limitations. Certain weapons, say, the ones you get through amiibos, cannot be repaired.

Moreover, each of the Rock Octorok can only repair one item. That will leave the players waiting until the next Blood Moon to respawn them. It will reset their functions. Afterward, you can again go for repairing.

Also, a little trick might give you a 2-step head start. Before you throw down your weapon to repair, save the game file manually. After that, repair your item as usual. Now the catch is if the modifier doesn’t look appealing, load the last saved game file. You can continue this process till you feel like you got the best modified item after getting repaired.

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