- "A protective power containing the perfect defense of the Champion Daruk. It will automatically protect you from all manner of attacks as long as you're holding [ZL]."
- — In-game description
- "Daruk's Protection is now ready to roll!"
- — Daruk
Daruk's Protection is a key item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link obtains it from Daruk after defeating Fireblight Ganon in the Divine Beast Vah Rudania. The cooldown of Daruk's Protection is 18 minutes after all three charges have been consumed. This power, along with Urbosa's Fury, Mipha's Grace, and Revali's Gale can be equipped and deactivated at will by selecting it in the key item menu. It is a red orb with a picture of Vah Rudania at its center.
Daruk's Protection shields Link with an impenetrable barrier, akin to Nayru's Love only the shield can be up indefinitely for as long as the button is held down, from almost any type of direct or indirect damage that would cause Link harm, such as attacks from enemies, falling from great heights, and lightning. It will even deflect back the beam of a Guardian Stalker. What it does not shield Link from, however, is damage that is given from things such as falling into molten lava, falling into an abyss, a pummeling from Magda, or damage caused by drowning.
Another character can use Daruk's Protection, Yunobo, who is descended from Daruk. He can also wield and use this power to make him similar to a cannonball, or protect him from dangerous situations, such as run-ins with enemies. With this power, Yunobo is the only one who could help Link calm Vah Rudania.