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The Hylian Shield is the strongest shield in all of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Fans of the series will also recognize it as an iconic piece of Link’s gear that he obtains in almost every game. With a whopping 90 defense and great durability, it’s a must-have item, plus, you can get it relatively early without too much fuss.

We’ll tell you how to get the Hylian Shield using a method that you can use from the moment you touch down in Hyrule for the first time.

For more Zelda guides and tips, like how to find and activate all Skyview Towers, or an explanation of all Zonai Devices, make sure to read our full Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.

Hylian Shield location – Zelda TOTK


How to rebuy the Hylian Shield – Zelda TOTK

Zelda TOTK Hatteno Village

While the Hylian Shield’s durability is very good, it’s not infinite, and it may break if you rely on it too much. Fear not though, as you can replace it – for a price. You need to go to Hatteno Village on the east of the map and complete the Mayoral Elections questline.

It takes a while, but it’s worth it as you’ll unlock Cece’s relic shop, which lets you recover many valuable armor sets and weapons that you might’ve lost on your journey, the Hylian Shield being one of them. It costs 3,000 rupees though, so check out our rupee farming guide to build up your stash.