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How to Unlock the Horned Statue to Swap Hearts and Stamina in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

Horned Statue isn't a mystery anymore.
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The more you explore the world of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, the greater number of secrets you will discover. Some are better hidden than others but in the end, if you stay on your toes and keep an eye out for details around you, you should be able to grab most of them.

One secret that is hidden in plain sight is the Horned Statue which allows you to swap your Heart Containers for Stamina Vessels. It doesn’t take much time or effort to discover it when you know where to look. Read on to find out how to unlock the Horned Statue and swap out your Hearts and Stamina in Tears of the Kingdom.

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Where is the Horned Statue in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)?

Horned Statue is located in the center of the Lookout Landing. You need to look for an NPC called Scorpis and talk to him. At the end of your dialogue, he will give a signal and the secret underground location will open.

Screenshot by Gamer Journalist/Zelda Dungeon

Take the ladder and go down to explore the underground level that just opened. Look around until you see a small flight of stairs followed by a hole in the wall. Crawl in there and you will find yourself in the Royal Hidden Passage. Now you need to blow up some rock walls so prepare yourself for that with the right gear if you haven’t yet.

After you’ve destroyed the first rock wall you will be faced with two more. One on the left and one on the right. Destroying the wall on the left will take you to a path where you will need to blow up a couple of more walls until you finally reach some loot and precious ore deposits. However, to get to Horned Statue you need to destroy the wall on your right.

How Does Heart for Stamina Swap Work in Tears of the Kingdom?

When you first encounter Horned Statue you need to engage it in a conversation after which it will take one of your hearts away. Ask it to give it back and you will discover that you can trade your Heart Containers for Stamina Vessels.

Here are all the details you should know about the transaction you can do with Horned Statue:

  • You can sell either a Heart Container or a Stamina Vessel to the Horned Statue for 100 Rupees.
  • When you try to get the other one in return, you will need to pay 120 Rupees, which means the transaction costs you only 20 Rupees.
  • You can do this as many times as you like. For example, swap 4 Health for Stamina for a certain quest, and then upon completion return to the Statue and get your Health back.
  • You can’t just go in and buy either Health Container or Stamina Vessel for 120 Rupees. You need to sacrifice one in order to get the other.
  • Note that you need to be healed up when selling your Health Containers. The Statue won’t buy empty ones from you.

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Đorđe Ivanović

Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) has been a staff writer at Game Journalist since late 2022. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His GJ coverage includes Path of Exile, Ragnarok Origin, and Blizzard hit games like Diablo, WoW, and Overwatch alongside other live service games.
In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of puzzle games, and getting familiar with board gaming.

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