Gaming Game Play How to Make Elixirs in Zelda: BOTW Pick your critters and monster parts carefully by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on April 08, 2021 Tweet Share Email Game Play Consoles & PCs Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Need a short-term boost and protection from specific attacks or weather conditions in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Then you'll need to learn how to make elixirs in BOTW. If you're in bad environmental conditions or are facing a tough fight, elixirs might save you. Use these elixirs in Breath of the Wild running on both the Switch and Wii U. How to Make Elixirs in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild All elixirs in Breath of the Wild are a combination of animal parts and monster parts. Get animal parts from catching or buying animals like butterflies, crickets, and frogs. Get monster parts by picking them up after killing monsters. Every elixir in Breath of the Wild has two critical attributes: effect and duration. Effect is what the elixir does. For example, the effect of a Chilly elixir is heat resistance. The animal used in the recipe determines its effect. If you base your potion on an animal with heat resistance, it will give you heat resistance. Check out the descriptions of animals in your inventory for more details. Duration is how long the elixir lasts. The monster parts you use dictate its length. Common monster parts offer short-term benefits, while rare ones last longer. The effects of some elixirs in BOTW are all or nothing: they work. In other cases, the more animal parts you use, the stronger the effect, and the more monster parts you use, the longer it lasts. Create elixirs by throwing the ingredients into cooking pots, the same way you cook food. Zelda: BOTW Elixir Guide Remember, for all of these elixirs, you need monster parts, too. When you've made an elixir, you take it the same way you eat meals. Chilly Elixir In the Gerudo desert or another sweltering place and need to cool down? Make a Chilly Elixir using animals with heat resistance like Winterwing Butterflies or Cold Darners. Electro Elixir Is there a lightning storm, or are you fighting an Electric Lizalfos or Electric Wizzrobe? The short-term protection of an Electro Elixir will help. Make it using Electric Darners or Thunderwing Butterflies. Enduring Elixir Need to climb a particularly tall wall or tower, or swim a long way, and worried you wouldn't last? Add extra stamina with an Enduring Elixir made from Restless Crickets or Tireless Frogs. Energizing Elixir Are you climbing a wall or paragliding and running out of energy? Avoid plummeting to your doom by restoring your stamina wheels using an Energizing Elixir made from Restless Crickets. Fireproof Elixir Facing a fiery foe like some kinds of Chuchus, Wizzrobes, or Lizalfos? Protect yourself with a Fireproof Elixir made from Fireproof Lizard. Hasty Elixir Want to run or climb faster than normal? A Hasty Elixir made from Hot-Footed Frogs or Hightail Lizards will do the trick for a little while. Hearty Elixir Heading into a big fight with an adamant foe (I'm looking at you, Silver Lynel)? Add extra hearts to increase your lifespan by making an elixir using Hearty Lizards or Fairies. Mighty Elixir That tough fight we just mentioned? Don't just boost your hearts; increase the power of your attacks, too. Do it using a Mighty Elixir from Chuchu Jelly and Bladed Rhino Beetles. Sneaky Elixir Need to stay stealthy when creeping around big monsters or on tricky missions? A Sneaky Elixir makes it harder for you to be spotted. Make one using Sunset Fireflies. Spicy Elixir Heading into a snowy territory and don't have the cold-weather armor? Down a Spicy Elixir to boost your cold resistance. You'll need Warm Darners or Summerwing Butterflies. Tough Elixir For some tough battles, you may want to increase your defense against enemy attacks. In that cases, use Rugged Rhino Beetles to create a Tough Elixir. All Elixir Recipes and Effects in Zelda: Breath of the Wild Here's a quick overview of the recipe needed for every elixir and what it does in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Elixir Name Ingredients Effect Levels of Effect? Chilly Elixir Winterwing Butterfly or Cold Darner + monster part Heat resistance Yes Electro Elixir Electric Darner or Thunderwing Butterfly + monster part Electric resistance Yes Enduring Elixir Restless Cricket or Tireless Frog + monster part Adds extra stamina Yes Energizing Elixir Restless Cricket + monster part Restores stamina Yes Fireproof Elixir Fireproof Lizard + monster part Flame resistance Hasty Elixir Hot-Footed Frog or Hightail Lizard + monster part Increases movement speed Hearty Elixir Hearty Lizard or Fairy + monster part Adds extra hearts Yes Mighty Elixir Chuchu Jelly + Bladed Rhino Beetle Increases attack Sneaky Elixir Sunset Firefly + monster part Increases stealth Spicy Elixir Warm Darner or Summerwing Butterfly + monster part Cold resistance Yes Tough Elixir Rugged Rhino Beetle + monster part Increases defense How to Cook in Zelda: Breath of the Wild Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! 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