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Purpose Damaging health
Related Subjects Heat Resistance
Scorching Climate

Heat,(BotW)[1][2] also known as Desert Heat,(HW)[3] is a recurring mechanic in The Legend of Zelda series.


Breath of the Wild

Heat occurs during the daytime in the Gerudo Desert. Heat can damage Link if he does not stay within shade, in a body of water, or if he does not have any Armor that provides Heat Resistance. Both Gerudo Town and Kara Kara Bazaar provide constant protection from Heat. The Rito traveler, Guy, can be found in the Kara Kara Bazaar, waiting for the daytime Heat to pass in order to visit Gerudo Town.[4] The Side Quest, "An Ice Guy", involves giving a Chilly Elixir to Guy so that he can cross the Desert.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

Desert Heat appears in the "Enduring Resolve" Scenario. Warriors caught within the Desert portion of Gerudo Desert will occasionally sustain minor damage from Desert Heat.[5] In order to curb the effects of the Desert Heat, the Hyrulean Forces must seize the North and South Oasis for the northern and southern portions of the Desert, respectively.[6][7]

See Also


  1. "Beat the Heat
    The strong rays of the sun during a desert day will inflict damage if you're unprepared. You'll need to spend time in the shade or water or equip special armor specially made for high temperatures.
    " — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Heat Resistance" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "The desert heat has reduced Lana's health!" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "I would like to see what Gerudo Town looks like, even if I can't go inside... It's just so hot..." — Guy (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "We have to be careful, though. The desert is extremely hot. It'll take a toll on our stamina!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "Phew! An oasis! That's exactly what I needed!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "Hyrulean Forces in the north are safe from the desert heat!" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors)