How to start a fire in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How to start a fire in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

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15th May 2023 17:01

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, starting a fire is one of the most important activities in the game, with an assortment of uses that can help you on your journey. There are also numerous ways to do it.

Here, we’ll be showing you how to create a fire in the game, and what exactly the fire can be used for.

How do you start a fire?

While there are multiple uses for fire, there are also multiple ways to start one. To start a fire in you can:

  • Strike a Flint with a metal or stone object next to a pile of wood
  • Use a fire arrow
  • Use an arrow fused with a Flame Fruit
  • Shoot or drop an explosive barrel
  • Use a Zonai Flame Emitter

Link uses a Zonai Flame Emitter on his shield in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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Just remember, fire is as dangerous in Hyrule as it is in the real world. So don’t get too close unless you want to do some serious damage. And make sure you keep your wooden weapons away from it too before you unleash your inner pyromaniac!

What is fire used for?

As in life, so too in Hyrule, fire is used for a great many things. Fire can be used to:

  • Cooking food when used with a cooking pot
  • Melt blocks of ice in certain puzzles
  • Burn enemies and deal lingering fire damage
  • Burn wooden objects

Link uses a fire and cooking pot to make a tasty dish in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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Images via Nintendo

One of the most unique uses of fire, however, is using it as a way to gain elevation for gliding. If a large enough grassy area is on fire, the resulting air current from the rising flames can be used to launch Link when using his Paraglider.

This can give you the upper hand when fighting enemies, including being able to get onto the platforms of a Battle Talus. I think everyone knows by now that a fight can go your way when you have the high ground.

Additionally, a more practical use of fire is resting by it. This will allow you to advance time to the morning, noon, or night. This can cause NPCs to move and change the weather to something more to your liking.

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Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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