Zelda: Use These Ingredients to Make the Best Recipes

Cooking in Breath of the Wild is a simple process. Tossing ingredients in a pot may seem like a mindless task, but you will want to carefully consider what you mix together if you want to make the most effective dishes.Cooking

Cooking boils down to two main types of dishes—meals and elixirs. Meals are made of food items such as meat, vegetables, and fruit. Elixirs are made from monster parts, bugs, and small creatures. With the right ingredients, your concoctions can produce buffs. Elixirs are solely for buffs, not healing.

There are 10 types of buffs in Breath of the Wild. They are

To tell if an ingredient has a certain quality, look at the name! It usually says the type right in the name (i.e. Mighty Porgy) or is synonymous with the quality (i.e. Silent Princess).

There are tons of ingredients to gather and mix together, but only a few offer the most bang for your buck, so to speak. You’ll want to track down the following ingredients if you want the biggest perks added to your meals.

A few tips before cooking the crème de la crème of meals and elixirs.

  • Do not mix buffs. They will cancel out and provide no buff at all.
  • Make sure to keep elixir ingredients with elixir ingredients. Cross over will ruin the dish and become useless.
  • Adding more of the ingredient to the dish will increase the buff. Adding four chillshrooms to a chunk of raw meat will be more effective against the heat than a meal with two or three chillshrooms.
  • In meals, the more meat you cook with, the more health you can recover. This means fewer buff ingredients. Balance to your needs!
  • Putting four buff items in an elixir is more beneficial than four in a meal.

Big Hearty Radish

  • Location: Akala Highlands, Lanayru Great Springs
  • Effect: Recovers all hearts, adds five temporary bonus hearts
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: One Big Hearty Radish and four Hearty Radish grants full health and 17 bonus hearts

Endura Carrot

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake. Can be found around trees.
  • Effect: Temporarily boosts stamina beyond max limit
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Raw Meat and three Endura Carrots provides a bonus stamina wheel and a fifth.

Staminoka Bass

  • Location: Hyrule Field. Can be found in water or Octoroks may drop them after being defeated
  • Effect: Restores depleated stamina
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Three Staminoka Bass with a piece of Raw Meat recovers three stamina wheels.

Chillshroom

  • Location: Northwestern corner of the map in the Hebra Mountains by Hebra Headspring. Found near trees.
  • Effect: Boosts heat resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Chillshrooms with a piece of Raw Meat grants level two heat resistance for 10 minutes and 30 seconds.

Cold Darner

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge. Found in fields, especially on slopes.
  • Effect: Boosts heat resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Elixir
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Cold Darners with an Ice Keese Wing grants level two heat resistance for 11 minutes and 50 seconds.

Sunshroom

  • Location: Eldin Canyon. Southeast of the “Maw of Death Mountain” by Foothill Stable. Found near trees.
  • Effect: Boosts cold resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Sunshrooms with a piece of Raw Gourmet Meat allows level two cold resistance for 10 minutes 30 seconds.

Warm Darner

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge. Found in fields, especially on slopes.
  • Effect: Boosts cold resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Elixir
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Warm Darners with a Fire Keese Wing grants level two cold resistance for 11 minutes 50 seconds.

Zapshroom

  • Location: Gerudo Highlands. Found on cliff paths and on hill sides.
  • Effect: Boosts electricity resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Zapshrooms with a piece of Raw Meat allows level two electricity resistance for 10 minutes 30 seconds.

Electric Darner

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge. Found in fields near Lindor’s Brow, especially on slopes.
  • Effect: Boosts electricity resistance
  • Ingredient Type: Elixir
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Electric Darners with an Electric Keese Wing grants level two electricity resistance for 11 minutes 50 seconds. 

Fleet-Lotus Seeds

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake. Can be found around trees.
  • Effect: Boosts movement speed
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cooking four Fleet-Lotus Seeds with a piece of Raw Meat grants level three movement speed for 4 minutes 30 seconds. 

Hot-Footed Frog

  • Location: The Great Plateau. Found in small pools of water.
  • Effect: Boosts movement speed
  • Ingredient Type: Elixir
  • Sample Recipe: Cook four Hot-Footed Frogs with a Keese Wing for level three movement speed for 5 minutes 10 seconds.   

Silent Princess

  • Location: Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake. Can be found around trees.
  • Effect: Boosts stealth
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cook four Silent Princess flowers with a piece of Raw Meat for level three stealth for 8 minutes 30 seconds.

Mighty Porgy

  • Location: Lanayru Great Spring. In the middle of Horon Lagoon, near the cluster of rocks.
  • Effect: Boosts attack
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cook four Mighty Porgy with Rock Salt for level three attack boost for 9 minutes 20 seconds. 

Armored Porgy

  • Location: Lanayru Great Spring. In the middle of Horon Lagoon, near the cluster of rocks.
  • Effect: Boosts defense
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Sample Recipe: Cook four Armored Porgy with Rock Salt for level three attack boost for 9 minutes 20 seconds. 


Raw Gourmet Meat

  • Location: Collect by hunting deer, wolves, and other animals
  • Effect: Health only
  • Ingredient Type: Meal
  • Recipe: Five Raw Gourmet Meat makes a Meat Skewer you can sell for 510 Rupees. Five Raw Prime Meat makes a Meat Skewer you can sell for 210 Rupees. See How to Make Money (Rupees) for more info. 

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