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Best Defense Recipes in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)

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by Daniel Wenerowicz
Defense Recipe TOTK

There are all kinds of recipes with specialized bonuses in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but sometimes you can’t beat a basic buff like Defense Up as you take on some tough enemies. Defense Recipes are surprisingly easy to make, and I experimented with all of my ingredients so I could give you the best options for cooking in Hyrule. Here are the best Defense Recipes in Tears of the Kingdom.

Defense Up Recipes and Ingredients in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)

Some of the best defense recipes in Tears of the Kingdom include a Tough Meat-Stuffed Pumpkin or Tough Salt-Grilled Meat. Because of the number of ingredients that have the potential for defense boosts in Hyrule, there are plenty of diverse recipes you can try as long as you have some base meat or spices. Below you can find the best recipes around to keep you fortified.

Best Defense Recipes in TOTK:

  • Tough Meat-Stuffed Pumpkin – 2 x Fortified Pumpkin, 2 x Meat
  • Tough Salt-Grilled Meat – 3 x Ironshroom, 1 x Salt Rock, 1 x Meat
  • Tough Tomato Mushroom Stew – 3 x Ironshroom, 2 x Hylian Tomato
  • Tough Elixir – 1 x Rugged Rhino Beetle, 1 x Monster Part

All of these recipes can be altered to have fewer ingredients if you are running low. The name of the dish will remain the same, but the duration and potency of Defense Up can vary. That won’t apply to the elixir in this case, so don’t worry about the extra monster parts.

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If you want to experiment with defense recipes on your own in Tears of the Kingdom, you simply need the basics. Having Fortified Pumpkins, Ironshrooms, and Armoranth can lead to all kinds of recipes depending on the base of the recipe. As long as the defense ingredient is the main priority in the dish, you will get the defense buff you want and you can start tanking through dangerous enemies.

About The Author

Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.

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