Nintendo packed so many Easter eggs and secrets into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They included so much that fans still noticed new details and facts even almost five years after it released. And one fan on Reddit noticed an interesting fact about the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Rito Gear.
What is the Rito Gear in ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’?
BOTW has weapons and armor associated with each race in the game. The Gorons near Death Mountain have the Goron Gear, and the Gerudo Tribe in the desert has the Gerudo Gear.
To the northwest in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Rito Gear can be found in the village beneath the Divine Beast Vah Medoh. The Rito Tribe, a bird-like people that focused on speed over strength, has gear that reinforces this.
The equipment includes three bows, the specialty of the Rito. The Swallow Bow is the weakest, with Falcon Bow providing more strength and durability. The weapon of Champion Revali, the Great Eagle Bow, can fire three arrows at a time with even more deadly damage.
Handheld weapons include the Feathered Edge and the Feathered Spear. Both Descriptions in the Hyrule Compendium emphasize that Rito made the weapons light for their aerial combat.
The Rito Gear in Breath of the Wild also includes the Kite Shield. It does not offer the best defense stats, but it makes for great Shield Surfing.
All the Rito Gear features lightweight equipment for the bird-like Rito Tribe caused one fan on Reddit to notice an interesting detail.
‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Rito Gear features no two-handed weapons
Naturally, Campion Revali and other Rito Warriors like Teba exploit their flight and speed in battles.
“Interesting fact,” the Redditor said. “The Rito set is one of the few weapon sets that doesn’t have a 2 handed weapon. Which makes sense, seeing 2 handed weapons would be heavy to fly with and near impossible to use mid-air
Nintendo paid attention to smallest details in BOTW.
The fact that they went out of their way to match the Rito Gear to the race’s fighting style speaks volumes about the in-depth nature of Breath of the Wild’s worldbuilding.
Another Nintendo fan noted that all the gear sets include details
Below the original post, other Redditors pointed out how in Breath of the Wild, the Rito Gear, Gerudo Gear, Zora Gear, and Korok Gear all include interesting details.
“The Gorons don’t have any 1 handed weapons because to them, 2 handed weapons are 1 handed,” the commenter said. “And they also don’t have a shield because they’re already defensive powerhouses, and no bows because the arrows would burn in death mountain.”
They note that Zora equipment includes silver because it does not rust in water. The aquatic race in Zora’s Domain live most of their days in water, meaning their gear needs to [reflect] those needs.
“The Gerudo have a good balance of weaponry, but their shields, in particular, are the best for shield surfing because of their hidden surf speed values,” they continued. “Which makes sense based on their use of sand seals and the general utility of shield surfing in the desert.”
Finally, the forest-dwelling Koroks made weapons for Hylians like Link and Zelda. However, the weapons should probably stay away from fire. They are all very light and made from the most abundant resource in a forest: wood.
Nintendo did not have to include this level of detail. However, fans never miss a beat to discover every secret, and they greatly appreciate the effort.