How to swap hearts and stamina in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

How To Swap Hearts And Stamina In Tears Of The Kingdom
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Are you not happy with the way you spent your hard-earned Light of Blessings? Do you want to figure out how to swap your hearts and stamina in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? There’s a place you can do so! If you wish to exchange your stamina for hearts or vice versa, you can find the Horned Statue somewhere in Hyrule. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about making a deal with this statue.

Horned Demon Statue location in Tears of the Kingdom

Once you’ve completed one of the four Regional Phenomena, talk to Jerrin in the Emergency Shelter under Lookout Landing. She will speak about a strange voice from beyond the hole in the wall she accidentally created. This will start the ‘Who Goes There?’ quest. There’s now an open entrance to a secret area, called the Royal Hidden Passage. If you crouch down and crawl through, you’ll be first met with some rocks blocking your path.

How To Swap Hearts And Stamina In Tears Of The Kingdom Royal Hidden Passage

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It’s up to you how you want to get through these rocks. The slower option is using a hammer to break them, but you can also bomb them. If you don’t have any Bomb Flowers, I recommend you use the Time Bomb Zonai devices. You’ll need to do this a few times, while following the source of the mysterious voice. After awhile, you’ll find a room with a strange Horned Demon Statue.

If you talk to it, you’re forced into letting the statue take one of your hearts. You can ask for it back, and it will ask back whether you’d like to receive stamina or a heart container back. This is how the swapping works. The Horned Statue goes on to explain any new deal you can make with it.

How To Swap Hearts And Stamina In Tears Of The Kingdom Horned Demon Statue

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You can sell a heart container or stamina wheel for 100 Rupees, and buy one back for 120. Basically, you’re only paying 20 Rupees per exchange. Go back inside the shelter and talk to Jerrin to complete the quest and earn 20 Rupees. And that’s all it takes, now you know how to swap hearts and stamina in Tears of the Kingdom!

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo Switch.

Anyka Pettigrew
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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.