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Tears of the Kingdom Elixirs
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Tears of the Kingdom – Elixir Recipe Guide

Tears of the Kingdom players can craft Elixirs to endure extreme temperatures, gain buffs, and prepare for intense battles.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players can again create special elixirs recipes in their Cooking Pots by combining Monster Parts with bugs and critters. These potions offer big boosts to Stealth, Stamina, and Health, and can also offer buffs that are critical to success in battle.

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How to craft Elixirs in Tears of the Kingdom

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Just like when cooking delicious snacks with foraged goods and groceries, elixir recipes require the use of a Cooking Pot to be crafted.

Instead of stacking meat, rice, or veggies, players will instead grab a fistful of monster parts and at least one insect or critter. After stacking a total of five ingredients, they can be tossed in the pot and simmered up into a useful brew.

Every Type of Elixir in Tears of the Kingdom

Like in the previous game, there are a number of important elixirs that can be crafted, including:

  • Chilly Elixir
  • Electro Elixir
  • Energizing Elixir
  • Fireproof Elixir
  • Hasty Elixir
  • Hearty Elixir
  • Sneaky Elixir
  • Mighty Elixir
  • Tough Elixir
  • Spicy Elixir
  • Bright Elixir
  • Sticky Elixir

Best Elixir Recipes for Early Game in Tears of the Kingdom

It has been surprising to find that Tears of the Kingdom is much harder to get started in than Breath of the Wild. I found myself being shot, smacked and electrocuted to death only minutes after stepping into Hyrule. Because of that, early use of elixir recipes can be an important game-changer.

The best early-game recipes are The Stealth, Mighty, and Tough elixirs. Sunset Fireflies are easy to amass, and the sneak boost can help fans sneak around encampments before they have strong armor. Additionally, the boost I got from Mighty and Stealth elixirs made early-game fights much less daunting. It was especially helpful when I was low on weapons other than sticks.

Every Elixir Recipe in Tears of the Kingdom

Currently, the newest elixir recipes are being discovered in Tears of the Kingdom, but they will be added with all needed ingredients, the buffs they offer, and how long their duration lasts as soon as they have been located.

ImageElixir NameEffectIngredients
Chilly Elixir Tears of the KingdomChilly ElixirHeat ResistanceCold Darner or Winterwing Butterfly + Monster Part
Electro Elixir Tears of the KingdomElectro ElixirElectricity ResistanceElectric Darner or Thunderwing Butterfly + Monster Part
Energizing Elixir Tears of the KingdomEnergizing ElixirStamina Regeneration/ExpansionEnergetic Rhino Beetle or Restless Cricket + Monster Part
Fireproof Elixir Tears of the KingdomFireproof ElixirFire/Heat ResistanceFireproof Lizard or Smotherwing Butterfly + Monster Part
Hasty Elixir Tears of the KingdomHasty ElixirSpeed IncreaseHot-Footed Frog or Hightail Lizard + Monster Part
Hearty Elixir Tears of the KingdomHearty ElixirHealth Regeneration/Additional HeartsHearty Lizard + Monster Part
Sneaky Elixir Tears of the KingdomSneaky ElixirIncreased StealthSunset Firefly + Monster Part
Mighty Elixir Tears of the KingdomMighty ElixirAttack BoostBladed Rhino Beetle + Monster Part
Tought Elixir Tears of the kingdomTough ElixirDefense BoostRugged Rhino Beetle + Monster Part
Spicy Elixir Tears of the KingdomSpicy ElixirCold ResistanceWarm Darner or Summerwing Butterfly + Monster Part
Bright Elixir in TotKBright ElixirTemporary LightDeep Firefly + Monster Part
Sticky Elixir Tears of the KingdomSticky ElixirSlip controlSticky Frog or Sticky Lizard + Monster Part
Fairy Tonic TotKFairy TonicN/AFairy and no Monster Parts

How to improve Elixir time in Tears of the Kingdom

Like in the previous game, Tears of the Kingdom players can improve the quality of their elixir recipes for a longer or more robust effect. This can be done by adding additional ingredients with similar effects.

For example, players could add two Sunset Fireflies to a Stealth Elixir, or even toss in a Silent Princess flower, to increase the potency of the brew they create. Personally, I found this difficult to do in the early game when resources were scarce, but as you build up your elixir cabinet, it because less worrisome to dump a few extra items in the pot.

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