How to Cure Gloom – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
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Gloom is the newest mechanic added to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It destroys the heart container when affected by it. Here is how to cure Gloom in the game.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom introduced many new features in this latest installment. The last game of this franchise was Breath of the Wild which took the gaming by store. So as a sequel, Tears of the Kingdom had a lot to live up to. And with its new mechanics and abilities, it is most able to do that.

Tears of the Kingdom introduces many new elements in this game. Zonai devices and new abilities are some of them. But along with new these, there are new mechanics in the game too. One of the more deadly mechanics is the Gloom.

Gloom will shatter your heart. You cannot heal the heart by eating. So you need to find an alternate way to replenish them. But do not worry; here we will show you how to cure Gloom in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Curing Gloom in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

There are a few ways you can cure Gloom in Tears of the Kingdom. The most common method would be using a Sundelion dish. Sundelion is an item that you can farm from around the world. They typically grow in high places. If you incorporate sundelion in a dish, it will become the sundelion version of said dish. Then you can eat that dish to restore your broken hearts.

Another way you can cure Gloom without any item is by using light roots. Activating a light root will not only light up the area, but it will also cure all the Gloom on your character. So you can use the light root to cure Gloom even if you don’t have a sundelion dish on hand.

Counter against Gloom

You can do a few things not to get affected by Gloom in the first place. The obvious one is to get the gloom resistance armor. This will add a few extra empty hearts that will be affected by Gloom before they can touch your heart. This will provide a bit of protection layer from the Gloom.

Another way you can get this gloom resistance heart is by adding Dark Clump into the dishes. Dark clump food will add a few extra empty hearts to fight against the Gloom. While traversing the depth, you can use shield surf or stall horse to avoid stepping on Gloom and taking damage to the heart.

Looking for more articles on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Check out our article on All Main Story QuestsAll BossesLink’s New AbilitiesHow Long is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and much more!

Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.