Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — How to Repair and Upgrade Weapons Using Octoroks

It is possible to repair and upgrade weapons The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, to do this you need to find a specific enemy. Here’s our guide to help you with weapon repairs and upgrades DeadK with Rock Octoroks.

How to repair and upgrade weapons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

This particular method in DeadK somewhat resembles what veterans might remember breath of the wild. Simply put, you need to find a Rock Octorok. The difference now is that in addition to turning decayed weapons into durable weapons, these creatures can also apply additional upgrades. But before we discuss the actual process, let’s talk about where to actually find these animals.

TotK Rock Octorok locations

The Rock Octoroks are here Tears of the Kingdom can be found in the region of Eldin, which is northeast of Hyrule. Below are several locations I’ve marked with the sword icon.

Screenshot of GameSkinny

We can summarize their locations in each area as follows:

  • Goron City and Marakuguc Shrine: You can find some of these enemies north of the shrine. There are also three more to the southwest as you head out of town. Just follow the winding river going downhill.
  • Jiotak Shrine: Since Jiotak Shrine is in an underground cave, you’ll want to find a low ceiling so you can cast Ascend. Once back outside, follow the cliff area northwest.
  • Sibatijak Shrine: The Sibatijak Shrine area has by far the most of them Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Rock Octoroks. From the shrine, go past the stone archway to see four as you continue north. Then glide to the opposite cliff area for two people standing side by side.
  • Momosik Shrine: Finally, there are at least three in the Momosik Shrine on the eastern slopes of Mount Death. Some of these are also quite close to the Sanctuary.

How to repair and upgrade weapons in Tears of the Kingdom using Rock Octoroks

For repairing and upgrading weapons Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, go in front of a Rock Octorok and select a weapon to power up. Drop it and wait for it to suck it into its mouth.

After a few seconds, you should see the creature twinkle. It will then spit out your armament. The weapon that’s thrown back at you deals damage, so you’ll have to raise your shield or dodge sideways to avoid it.

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If you look at your article, you will notice some changes:

  • If it is an expired weapon, it will be restored to its original/new version.
  • If it’s about to break (e.g. a red flash), its durability will be fully restored.
  • Additionally, if it doesn’t have an upgrade benefit, there’s a chance it could get one (e.g. increased attack, increased critical stat, increased defense for shields, and the like).
Screenshot of GameSkinny

Tips for repairing and upgrading weapons

I’ve put together some experience-based tips on how this mechanic works:

  • Each Rock Octorok you find can only do their repair/upgrade mechanic once per Blood Moon cycle.
  • Also, this method doesn’t work for some items, namely Unique/Legendary Weapons, Shields, and Bows.
  • Once you spot a Rock Octorok, take a picture with the Purah Pad to save it in your compendium. Then open your map and use the Purah Pad Sensor+ to track the creature’s other spawn locations.
  • Be sure to disable your Sage companions when performing this trick as they may be able to take down your potential helpers. They are left with no choice but to wait for another blood moon cycle before they respawn.
  • To save time, you can use travel medallions. Just place one near an area with multiple Octoroks. You can instantly teleport to a Travel Medallion as it acts as an extra fast travel point.
  • There is a chance that Rock Octoroks will not provide the desired upgrade. Therefore, you should save before dropping your weapon for this trick. If you didn’t get what you need, just load your save.
Screenshot of GameSkinny

With the above tips and strategies, you should be able to repair and upgrade weapons, shields, and bows Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, nullifying the weapon degradation mechanic. Alternatively, you could simply duplicate weapons via an exploit. In any case, you can learn more about the mechanics of this huge game in our Zelda: DeadK guides hub.

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