In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, weapon modifiers play a vital role in enhancing your combat abilities. These stat boosts can be applied to your weapons and shields, providing various advantages during battles. If you’re curious about the different modifiers available and how to apply them to your Tears of the Kingdom items, this comprehensive guide has got you covered!
Related: How to Repair and Upgrade Weapons & Shields in Zelda TOTK
All Weapon & Shield Modifiers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Below is a list of confirmed weapon and shield modifiers in Tears of the Kingdom, along with their effects and applicable item types:
|Attack Up||Increases attack power of weapons.||Melee Weapons & Bows|
|Critical Hit||Deal critical damage on the final hit of a combo.||Melee Weapons|
|Shield Guard Up||Reduces shield durability loss from enemy attacks.||Shields|
|Durability Up||Increases weapon and shield durability.||Melee Weapons, Bows, Shields|
|Long Throw||Increases throwing distance for weapons.||Melee Weapons|
|Quick Arrow||Enables faster firing of arrows with the bow.||Bows|
|5-shot Arrow||Allows the bow to fire five arrows simultaneously.||Bows|
Note: Modifiers can have different levels (Basic, Average, Good, Best) represented by color and accompanied by varying values (e.g., Attack Up +2 or Attack Up +10) based on the modifier’s level.
How to Get Modifiers on Weapons & Shields in Zelda TOTK
To obtain modifiers for your weapons and shields in Tears of the Kingdom, follow these steps:
- Locate an Octorok.
- Drop your desired weapon or shield near the Octorok.
- The Octorok will consume and repair the item, also granting it a modifier in the process.
- Catch the repaired weapon or shield as the Octorok throws it back at you!
Please refer to our “How to Repair and Upgrade Weapons & Shields“ guide for in-depth information on the repairing and upgrading mechanics in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Includes a handy map featuring 18 Octorok locations!
Keep in mind that the modifier assigned to your weapon is entirely based on luck, and there is no direct way to choose it. However, you can use the traditional tactic of saving your progress before offering your weapon to the Octorok. If the resulting modifier is not to your liking, you can simply reload the previously saved game file and try again!
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Now armed with knowledge about the various weapon and shield modifiers, you can strategically enhance your arsenal and gain an advantage in battles throughout your adventure in Hyrule!
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