In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one of the most valuable additions is the ability to gain Slip Resistance. Unlike its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, this feature allows players to minimize the frustration of losing progress when climbing rain-soaked cliffs. We’ve all experienced that annoyance of carefully ascending a cliff, only to have our plans foiled by sudden rainfall. Thankfully, Slip Resistance comes to the rescue by reducing the setback caused by slippery conditions, offering much-needed relief for players. However, obtaining and maximizing Slip Resistance can be a challenging endeavor in Tears of the Kingdom.
As of September 11, 2023, players have had ample time to explore the game world and uncover various methods to enhance Link’s Slip Resistance. This ability proves invaluable when traversing the wetter regions of the game, such as Zora’s Domain and numerous caves. Given its significance in exploring certain areas, players must be adequately prepared and knowledgeable about the best ways to boost Slip Resistance. Here, we present some of the most effective strategies for increasing Link’s Slip Resistance.
Slip Resistant Armor
In Tears of the Kingdom, there is only one armor set that grants Link Slip Resistance—the Froggy Armor Set. Each piece of this set provides a specific level of Slip Resistance and boasts a base defense level of 3. However, acquiring the Froggy Armor Set is no walk in the park, as it demands substantial effort.
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How to Obtain the Froggy Armor
While exploring Hyrule, players may come across NPCs reading newspapers at stables. These newspapers originate from the Lucky Clover Gazette, which now occupies the former Rito Stable. To obtain the Froggy Armor Set, players should engage with Traysi, who will introduce them to journalism through the ‘Potential Princess Sightings’ side adventure. Completing the 12 different side quests provided by this adventure yields various lucrative rewards, including the Froggy Armor Set.
This armor set significantly facilitates climbing during rainfall, although it won’t entirely prevent slipping. Each piece offers one level of Slip Resistance, with a maximum of three levels achievable. Players can earn individual armor pieces by completing a specific number of stories for the Lucky Clover Gazette. To begin a story, locate Penn at various stables, sometimes requiring a keen eye to find him. Once players interact with Penn, he will brief them on the story’s details, setting them on a quest to uncover it.
Where to Find Penn
Penn can be found at numerous stables throughout Tears of the Kingdom:
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- Lucky Clover Gazette
- Dueling Peaks Stable
- Foothill Stable
- Gerudo Canyon Stable
- Highland Stable
- New Serenne Stable
- Outskirt Stable
- Riverside Stable
- South Akkala Stable
- Snowfield Stable
- Tabantha Bridge Stable
- Wetland Stable
- Woodland Stable
Froggy Armor Set Upgrades
Upon acquiring the Froggy Armor Set and visiting at least one of the Great Fairy Fountains, players can enhance the armor’s effectiveness. Fortunately, each Froggy Armor piece follows the same upgrade path:
- Level 1: 10 Rupees, 3 Sticky Lizards
- Level 2: 50 Rupees, 5 Horriblin Horns, 5 Sticky Lizards
- Level 3: 200 Rupees, 5 Blue Horriblin Horns, 5 Sticky Frogs
- Level 4: 500 Rupees, 5 Black Horriblin Horns, 10 Horriblin Guts, 10 Opals
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Regrettably, Tears of the Kingdom offers only one recipe for Slip Resistance: the Sticky Elixir. This elixir can be concocted using up to four Sticky Lizards or Sticky Frogs and a monster part. Different monster parts have varying effects, with rarer parts enhancing the elixir’s potency and duration.
For instance, combining four Sticky Frogs and a standard Bokoblin Horn yields a Sticky Elixir that provides high-level Slip Resistance for nine minutes and ten seconds. Sticky Lizards and Sticky Frogs can be challenging to obtain, but here’s where players can find them:
Sticky Lizard Locations
Sticky Lizards are commonly found in many underground caves within Tears of the Kingdom. They are agile and easily startled, making them difficult to catch. To approach them stealthily, players can equip Stealth Armor or prepare Stealthy recipes, making it easier to sneak up on them. Alternatively, players can purchase Sticky Lizards from Beedle at South Akkala Stable, albeit at a higher cost of 32 Rupees each.
Sticky Frog Locations
Sticky Frogs cling to various surfaces, often in wet conditions. They are most frequently found in West Necluda and Lanayru Great Spring. Compared to Sticky Lizards, Sticky Frogs are easier to catch, but players should still approach them carefully to avoid startling them. Beedle also sells Sticky Frogs at East Akkala Stable or Lakeside Stable for 40 Rupees each.
Explore Alternative Solutions
If players find themselves without Sticky Elixirs or have yet to unlock the Froggy Armor Set, there are other creative ways to combat the rain in Tears of the Kingdom. One alternative is to use the Ultrahand ability to construct a ramp from nearby materials, allowing for a partial ascent without expending stamina. Players can also ignite a fire beneath the ramp and rest to wait out the rain. Additionally, they can replenish their lost stamina by preparing dishes that boost their Stamina Wheels, with plenty of recipes available regardless of ingredient availability. Overcoming the rain’s challenges simply requires a touch of ingenuity.