How to get more hearts and stamina in Tears of the Kingdom

Get stronger before you fight Ganon.

Ganondorf’s back and is ready to destroy Hyrule and its people. If Link wants to defeat him, he needs to get stronger. With just a measly three hearts and one stamina wheel, it won’t be enough to take down Ganondorf, or most of the enemies in Hyrule, for that matter. Thankfully, just like in Breath of the Wild, there is a way for players to upgrade Link’s health and stamina. Here’s how you get more hearts and stamina in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Increasing Your Health or Stamina in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom getting a heart container
Screenshot by Kristi Jimenez

The main way to get hearts and stamina is to visit Goddess Statues when you have four Lights of Blessing. You receive a single blessing after completing a shrine. Once you have enough blessings, you can then visit a Goddess Statue. In exchange for four Lights of Blessing, you can get either a heart container or a small percentage of stamina.

Another way to get hearts (not stamina, keep that in mind), is by defeating the Regional Phenomena. However, you’ll only get four heart containers in total after defeating all of them, so your main focus should be completing the shrines instead of relying on story to upgrade your stats.

For more coverage on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, read some of our content on Press SPACE to Jump! Want to get around Hyrule faster? Go over to our sister site, GameSandwich, to learn how to tame a horse.

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Kristi Jimenez
Kristi Jimenez

Kristi Jimenez is the Editorial Lead for Press SPACE to Jump. She is an indie game developer that has released multiple games on itch and Steam. Her goal as a game developer is to create diverse and engaging stories that'll make players smile.

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