Link using Daruk's Protection
|Use(s)||Protects Link from all attacks|
Location and Uses
Link receives Daruk's Protection from the Goron Champion, Daruk, after defeating Fireblight Ganon and completing the Divine Beast Vah Rudania. Daruk's Protection creates a red crystal barrier around Link when used, protecting him from all attacks and damage while up, as well as deflecting certain attacks back such as Guardian beams. It is activated by pressing and holding the ZL button. Daruk's Protection can still be used even if Link is not equipped with a Shield.
Daruk's Protection can be used three times before needing to recharge and cannot be used again for 18 real time minutes. While in Hyrule Castle, Daruk's Protection instead takes six minutes to recharge. After being upgraded to Daruk's Protection +, its normal recharge time is reduced to six minutes and its charge time inside Hyrule Castle is reduced to two minutes. If Link executes a Perfect Guard with a Shield to deflect an attack while Daruk's Protection is up, then the ability will not be used. Like all Champion abilities in Breath of the Wild, it can be disabled from the Key Items inventory. Daruk's Protection cannot be used while inside an Ancient Shrine.
Daruk uses this ability in Link's fourth Recovered Memory, "Daruk's Mettle", when he shields Link from a falling boulder caused by a quake. Yunobo is also able to use Daruk's Protection as he is a descendant of him. Yunobo uses this ability whenever Bludo fires him at the Divine Beast Vah Rudania with the Cannon, as normal cannonballs are ineffective. Yunobo also uses the ability to protect himself when confronted by enemies.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||英傑ダルケルの護り (Eiketsu Darukeru no Mamori)|
|FrenchEU||Bouclier de Daruk||Daruk's Shield|
- "Ha! I see... So, you've gained the power of Daruk." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
- "Daruk's power is that of defense. It will protect you from evil." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
- "I wanna give you something. It's a special power of mine called Daruk's Protection. It's no good to me now that I'm a spirit... but it might be useful for you." — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
- "That was a little strange... As far as I know, Death Mountain has been quiet for decades. But if the mountain is shivering enough to send down a bunch of boulders that size, then—" — Daruk (Breath of the Wild)
- "...What's gotten into you? Hylians sure are strange. Anyway, Yunobo is actually a descendant of the great Daruk. That's why that slacker can even use Daruk's Protection!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
- "He uses it to protect himself when we fire him at Rudania. That's the only way we can chase that blasted beast away. We have no choice because normal cannonballs are no good against him." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)