Zelda: Breath of the Wild – How to Get Fireproof Armor | Lvl. 2 Heat Guide

On WiiU & Switch: It’s called Death Mountain for a reason. If you’re looking to safely enter Goron City, we’ve got a few tips to keep Link out of the fire.

While travelling up to the Goron City in the Eldin Tower Region of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll have to brave the super-hot volcanic weather. This isn’t normal heat — Link will burst into flames when moving too close to the mountain. To put things mildly, that is going to be a problem. Don’t panic just yet, there are a few solutions to this whole “instant immolation” problem when marching toward Goron City.

Weather is one of those constant dangers in Breath of the Wild, and there are a few ways to stave off extreme heat and extreme cold. Chilly or spicy recipes will heat up or cool off Link, but even these concoctions can only help so much. There are two levels of weather danger — Level 1 and Level 2. When it comes to Level 2, you’ll need more powerful protection. Below, we’ll explain what you can do to escape the heat in the Goron’s realm.


How to Get Fireproof Armor | Lvl. 2 Heat Guide

Eldin Mountain, or Death Mountain, is the deadliest location in Breath of the Wild. Not for the enemies, but for the burning-hot air. Just getting close to the volcano will set Link alight, turning him into a walking fireball.

That makes Goron City, and the northeastern Divine Beast, practically impossible to reach without the right protection. There are two major ways you can fight the insane heat on Death Mountain.

 

  • Extreme Heat Protection Methods:
    1. Foothill Stable — Find the stable south of Eldin, near Cephla Lake and Mo’a Keet Shrine.
      • Talk to Gaile near the cooking pot. She’ll sell Link up to three Fire-Guard Elixirs for 150 rupees.
      • This is only a temporary solution, but it will help you reach the second, more permanent solution.
    2. Southern Mine — Reach the mine near Gortram Cliff on the road to Goron City to begin the side quest “Fireproof Lizard Roundup.”
      • Completing this side-quest will reward Link with a piece of fire-guard clothing.
      • There are plenty of fireproof lizards in the area. Crouch and sneak so they don’t run away.

Once you have the Fire-Guard Armor, you’re safe to travel all over Eldin Mountain without burning to death in a blaze of non-glory. Only one piece is required to get the fireproof protection.

The rest of the fireproof armor pieces are located in Goron City. Over at to Goron City, you’ll find the whole set (head, chest, legs) at the armor shop. The legs piece is sold for 700 rupees — it is absolutely worth it. The head armor is the most expensive at 2,000 rupees. Get that piece when you can, too!


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