"The lid of a large soup pot. It smells vaguely of chicken broth... Yum! It can take quite a beating before breaking."
— In-game description

The Pot Lid is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is an wooden pot lid used in cooking but Link and certain monsters can use it as a shield. However its durability is low and its wooden construction makes it vulnerable to burning when exposed to fire or the extreme temperature areas of Death Mountain, but like all wooden shields does not attract lightning during thunderstorms. The Pot Lid can be seen as the shield-based counterpart to the Soup Ladle as they are both implements used in cooking.

It is among the first shields that Link may come across. One spawns in the small enemy campfire with a cooking pot near the Temple of Time, though the Bokoblins may pick it up and wield it if alerted to Link's presence. One spawns near the Cooking Pot outside the Woodcutter's House. Another one spawns next to the Cooking Pot Koko uses in Kakariko Village. Link can also find one behind the outdoor kitchen with two cooking pots located next to The Great Ton Pu Inn in Hateno Village. Another can be found inside the Great Ton Pu Inn's kitchen. One spawns on a shelf near the Cooking Pot in Rito Village.

Due to its use in Cooking, Pot Lids are often wielded by chefs such as the traveling chef Stamm and the failed chef Moza which they use both in cooking and/or to protect themselves.


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