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How To Resist Gloom In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

A dangerous condition in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom called Gloom slowly drains the player’s health, reducing their hearts over time unless they can find a way to resist this unique damage. Players must find a solution to Gloom before traveling to The Depths, a dark underground region in the world. Like any obstacle in the game that blocks off an area, players have multiple methods to discover that might overcome Gloom.


The easiest way to avoid Gloom damage entirely would be to leave The Depths quickly by fast traveling. Any area within the massive map of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that causes Gloom only does so to those actively walking inside it; the condition ends the moment players leave. Depending on whether players have upgraded their health through collected hearts or not, being able to leave The Depths fast can prevent a needless death.

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How To Resist Gloom Damage In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The quest that takes players down into the depths, known as Camera Work in the Depths, teaches players how to use Lightroot to resist the effects of Gloom. Players can see how badly Gloom has affected them by tracking the broken gray heart icons slowly taking over their health. When players activate a Lightroot, it casts a wide area of light that cures all Gloom effects to anything within range.

Players can trade Poes at Bargainer Statues for Dark Clumps, which can be mixed into cooked meals as an item that helps Link resist Gloom when consumed.

Lightroots also act as fast travel points in The Depths, which helps players explore and find glowing blue wisps called Poes scattered throughout the region. Poes are traded at Bargainer Statues for Dark Clumps, meal ingredient items that may be used to cook food with Gloom resistance. A similar consumable found on Sky Islands named Sundelions also restores the health Link loses to Gloom.

The other methods players may use to overcome Gloom are to take a skeletal horse in The Depths or find Armor with Gloom Resistance. Taming these creatures is done the same way as befriending others on the surface, letting players never encounter Gloom while on the back of these horses. Armors are also sold from Bargainer Statues that resist Gloom naturally, making it best to defend against enemies that inflict the condition.

Learning how to resist Gloom in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gives players more room to explore new places like The Depths that would otherwise be impossible to navigate, leading to new adventures waiting to be discovered.

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    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.

    How Long To Beat:
    35-50 hours

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This story originally appeared on Screenrant

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