How to get Hylian Shield in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

James Busby
Link wielding the Hylian Shield

Wondering where the Hylian Shield location is in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Well, our guide will enable you to get this iconic shield early.  

The Hylian Shield is the best shield in Tears of the Kingdom and when you pair it with the Master Sword, you’ll have an unstoppable combination of both defense and offense. However, finding the Hylian Shield is no easy task, as its original location has changed in the sequel. 

Fortunately, we have tracked down the game’s legendary shield so that you don’t have to waste time trekking around Hyrule in search of it. So, whether you’re looking to get the Hylian Shield early in Tears of the Kingdom or just want to know where it is for future reference, then our guide has you covered. 

Hylian Shield location Tears of the Kingdom

The Hylian Shield is located in Hyrule Castle Docks, which is underneath the northwestern section of the castle. We recommend completing the Serutabomac Shrine so that you can teleport to Hyrule Castle in the future. 

From the Shrine, simply drop down to the lower section of the castle and head northeast until you see an alcove with water flowing out of it. We’ve attached an image to show you the exact location as it can be pretty tricky to see. 

Hylian Shield in a treasure chest
The Hylian Shield location has changed in Tears of the Kingdom.

Once you’ve safely made it into this hidden location, either climb or use your Paraglider to make your way around to the Docks. Head up the stone stairs and either kill or run past the creature with many hands. 

You should now see a beacon surrounded by many torches. Simply ignite the unlit beacon to reveal a chest, which has the Hylian Shield within it. 

Does the Hylian Shield break? 

Yes, the Hylian Shield can break in Tears of the Kingdom, although it takes a long time for this to happen.

When your shield’s durability is low, you can take it to an Octorok. Once you’ve located one, simply drop the Hylian Shield next to the Octorok and wait for it to eat it. After a few seconds, it will spit out a shiny new shield that has had its durability restored.

So, there you have it, that’s where you can find the Hylian Sheild in Tears of the Kingdom. Make sure you check out our Zelda page for all the rest of our news and guides. For our full thoughts on Tears of the Kingdom, you can check out our review here.

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