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Zelda Breath of the Wild: How to Ride Your Shield

How to Ride Your Shield – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Link is one seriously versatile warrior in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can slow down time with his bow, use runes, beat enemies with their own weapons, and, as it turns out, ride his shield like a professional snowboarder. It’s fun, and useful depending on what you’re trying to do, so here’s how to ride your shield while playing.

First things first, you’ll of course need a shield. You can grab one off of an enemy or find one in a random chest. Once you have the shield and have it equipped, press ZL to bring it up, then, while it’s up, Jump forward and press A in a while on a slope. You’ll jump on it and start cruising down with a decent amount of speed. If just riding it wasn’t enough, you could pull off tricks by pressing Y while riding it. If you feel the need to go on the offensive, you can fire off arrows while riding as well.


Shields are one of the items that have durability, though, so they can break while riding. If it breaks while you’re riding, you will tumble down the hill you were cruising on and can potentially take damage, so keep an eye out for that.

For more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, be sure to check out our wiki.

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