How to cure gloom in Tears of the Kingdom

How to cure gloom in Tears of the Kingdom
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Wondering how to cure gloom in Tears of the Kingdom? Then you’re in luck. With this guide we’ll walk you through everything you need to do fix Gloom in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Despite there being a number of familiar mechanics that return from the 2017 Nintendo Switch hit Breath of the Wild, the Gloom mechanic is something new in this year’s game.

Gloom is a red and black sludge typically found in the depths. If Link makes contact with it, it reduces the number of maximum hearts Link can have until you cure it. The good news is that the effects are not permanent and there’s a few ways you can cure it, which we go through below.

Before diving in, it’s worth making sure you read how to get more hearts in Tears of the Kingdom, and also every recipe in Tears of the Kingdom, so you’re always stocked and prepared for what comes next.

How to cure gloom in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Light is the best cure for Gloom in Tears of the Kingdom. If you find that Link is suffering from Gloom, then fast travel back to the surface level or sky islands and the effects will dissipate pretty quickly.

If you’re down in the Depths for a while and there’s a lack of sunlight, head to a Lightroot and activate it. The light will act as an effective way of curing Link’s gloom. If you manage to activate all of the Lightroots, you’ll be rewarded with an Emblem of Light, so there’s added incentive there also.

Finally, if you’re unable to fast travel, then Sundelions can be used to cure gloom if they’re used in cooking. If you’re struggling, you can read our Tears of the Kingdom recipes list and our how to start a fire in Tears of the Kingdom guide.

Eventually, you’ll be able to buy the Tunic of the Depths and Gaiters of the Depths – which both help protect Link against the effects of Gloom. However, for a while, the light method is the easiest, cheapest and most simple way to cure Gloom.

That’s all you need to know about Gloom in Tears of the Kingdom. If you’re about to go exploring, make sure you’re always on the lookout for the many Skyview towers dotted around the world by checking out our Tears of the Kingdom Skyview Tower guide. If you’re stuck in the Depths and don’t want to fast travel, check out our how to leave the Depths in Tears of the Kingdom guide.