Defense Recipes in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom significantly improve your survivability, especially in combat encounters. With over a dozen of such recipes, you should have no trouble finding something helpful for almost any situation in Zelda: TOTK. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of these recipes depends on how you cook the ingredients — feel free to experiment.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Best Defense Recipes
These recipes focus on defense, HP regen., Stamina, among many other useful effects. Aside from boosting your defensive abilities, these can be plenty helpful for general exploration. You will need to farm a variety of ingredients found throughout the game to be able to cook these recipes.
|Tough Steamed Mushrooms
|Fortified Pumpkins + Ironshrooms
|Tough Meat Stuffed Pumpkin
|Fortified Pumpkins + Raw Meat
|Tough Vegetable Curry
|Fortified Pumpkins + Hylian Rice + Goron Spice
|Tough Mushroom Risotto
|Hylian Rice + Goat Butter + Rock Salt + Ironshrooms
|Rugged Rhino Beetle + Monster Parts
|Tough Steamed Fish
|Armored Porgies + Herb
|Tough Meat-Stuffed Pumpkin
|Fortified Pumpkin + Raw Meats + Goat Butter
|Tough Meat and Mushroom Skewer
|Armored Carp + Ironshrooms
|Tough Fish Pie
|Armored Carp + Goat Butter + Tabantha Wheat + Rock Salt
|Tough Prime Meat Stew
|Fortified Pumpkin + Raw Bird Thigh + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
|Tough Salt-Grilled Mushrooms
|Ironshroom + Rock Salt
|Hearty Fried Wild Greens
|Any Hearty Ingredient + Combination of Vegetables + Flowers
|Hearty Simmered Fruit
|Any Hearty Ingredient + Combination of Fruits
|Hearty Seafood Skewer
|Any Hearty Ingredient + Fish / Seafood
|Hearty Mushroom Skewer
|Any Hearty Ingredient + Mushroom
|Hearty Meat and Mushroom Stew
|Any Hearty Ingredient + Meat / Mushroom + Fresh Milk + Tabantha Wheat + Goat Butter
|Enduring Steamed Meat
|Any Enduring Ingredient + Meat
|Enduring Seafood Skewer
|Any Enduring Ingredient + Fish / Seafood
|Enduring Mushroom Skewer
|Any Enduring Ingredient + Mushroom
|Any Enduring Critter + Monster Part
Where to Find Ingredients?
You should have little to no trouble obtaining these ingredients purely through casual exploration. But in case you are not able to find some of these ingredients, here are some general locations that will help:
|Where to Find
|These can be found in Kakariko and Hateno Village, or dropped by Hinox enemies.
|These are found in the East and West Necluda regions, often near trees, or bought in Gerudo Town.
|Raw Meat is obtained from animals like deer or birds, and wolves drop Prime Meat, which can also be used.
|It can be gathered by cutting grass around Hateno Village or purchased at the village’s General Store.
|It is found in Goron City at Tanko’s General Store.
|It is available at various shops, such as High Spirits Produce.
|It can be obtained by breaking open Ore Deposits in caves throughout Hyrule.
|Rugged Rhino Beetle
|It can be found from tree-like Evermean foes or in the East and West Necluda regions.
|These are acquired from defeated monsters, varying from Keese Eyeballs to Moblin Horns.
|These are common in bodies of water across Hyrule.
|These are found in grassy areas and forests throughout Hyrule.
|In water bodies, especially around Lanayru.
|It is available in stores or fields.
|It is sold in stores.
|These are found in wild areas across Hyrule.
|Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs
|These are common in grassy and forested areas.
|These are found in various locations, like Faron region.
These are some of the best Defense Recipes in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If we missed anything, be sure to let us know in the comments down below!