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The 30 Best Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild BOTW Mods [2024]

The 30 Best Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild BOTW Mods [2024]

It’s hard to deny that playing Breath of the Wild felt absolutely incredible back in 2017 and still is today.

Given its massive world, heaps of content, and compelling save the world story that goes far more into the consequences of Ganon winning than the previous games, it’s no wonder people saw this as a compelling reason to get the Nintendo Switch.

Unfortunately, it is only available on the Switch and Wii U officially. You can play the game on a PC using the Emulator, and boy, the modding community, did what they do best, make some mods.

With tons of fun new tools and spells to play with, new dungeons, and enemies, here are our top 21 best BOTW mods.

Best BOTW Mods

30. Henriko’s No Music Mod

Henriko’s No Music Mod

If you’re like us and you can’t stand the constant bombardment of music in certain video games, then you’ll be happy to know about Henriko’s No Music mod for Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This mod removes nearly all of the game’s music but thankfully leaves all of the sound effects intact.

As a result, you’ll still be able to appreciate the game’s world and ambiance without having to listen to any pesky tunes.

We highly recommend this mod for anyone who is looking for a more immersive and peaceful experience while playing Breath of the Wild.

29. Over the Shoulder Camera

Over The Shoulder Camera

Have you ever played a game and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish the camera was in a different position”?

Well, there’s now a mod for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that changes the camera to an over-the-shoulder view.

The over-the-shoulder camera mod is a great way to get a new perspective on the game.

It gives you a more intimate view of Link and his surroundings, and it also makes combat feel more strategic.

With the over-the-shoulder camera, you can better position yourself to flank enemies and take them down.

If you’re looking for a fresh way to play Breath of the Wild, then be sure to check out the over-the-shoulder camera mod.

28. Revo Reshade

Revo Reshade

BOTW is an amazing game, but its visuals can sometimes feel a little flat many years later.

That’s where REVO comes in.

REVO enhances the game’s visuals in a way that makes it feel like you’re playing a remastered version.

The color balancing and lighting really bring the world to life, and it’s absolutely stunning.

If you’re looking for an immersive experience, REVO ReShade is one of the strongest choices around.

27. New Game Plus

New Game Plus

Breath of the Wild is one of the best games ever made, but sadly it lacks the robust NG+ mode that many players crave nowadays.

It’s a tough game, but with this custom save file, you’ll be able to start in New Game Plus with all stamina and heart containers unlocked.

You’ll also have all weapon slots unlocked, so you can carry as many weapons as you want.

And finally, you’ll have the Wild Set outfit, which will make you look like a badass while you’re tearing through Hyrule.

Enjoy this breath of fresh air!

26. Better Hylian Armor and Majora’s Mask

Better Hylian Armor And Majora’s Mask

The Hylian Armor is a custom, reworked armor set for BOTW that provides a number of benefits to the player.

The armor gives the player a level three bonus to their climb speed, making it easier to scale walls and cliffs.

The armor also confers a bonus to attack damage, making it easier to take down enemies.

In addition, the Hylian Armor makes the player less detectable by enemies, providing a valuable advantage in stealth situations.

Finally, the armor allows the player to climb waterfalls, another valuable ability in exploration.

The Hylian Armor also has an optional model switch that makes the player look like Majora’s Mask from the classic Zelda game.

25. Dancing Monks

Dancing Monks

There a quite a few amusing and goofy mods for Breath of the Wild, this being one of them!

Normally, the monks you visit in each shrine simply sit in their blue forcefield boxes and then disappear after giving Link the Spirit Orb.

With the Dancing Monks mod, instead, you’ll be greeted with the monk’s dance! This mod is definitely one to have in case you want a little moment of comedic joy every time you complete a shrine.

And seeing the monk dance was a bit more celebratory than approaching a perfectly still monk, especially after completing the combat shrines!

24. Malice Link

Malice Link

Ever wonder what Link would look like, consumed by malice? With the Malice Link mod, you can equip armor that will make Link look as if he were covered in malice!

This mod is on the creepier side but is a cool set of armor that embraces the vast, tar-like substance.

The creator mentions that you can discover this armor by visiting the Ancient Oven, named Cherry, in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.

There isn’t a set of stats provided about the armor set, however, so Malice Link seems to be mostly a cosmetic mod.

23. Lego Lightsaber

Lego Lightsaber

If you happen to be a fan of Star Wars, the LEGO video game series, and Breath of the Wild, this cosmetic weapon mod is for you!

The LEGO Lightsaber mod is a port that replaces the Ancient Shortsword with a blue lightsaber.

This mod doesn’t impact or change the stats of the Ancient Short sword, though.

The Ancient short sword will still have a strength of 40 and a durability of 54, with extra damage dealt to Guardians.

This is strictly a cosmetic weapons mod that allows Link to fight Ganon’s Calamity, Jedi style!

22. The Glass Shield Nx

The Glass Shield Nx

Legend of Zelda’s Breath of the Wild is already packed with aesthetically pleasing armor and weaponry, but it all is pretty busy in appearance.

For some players, staring at the busy-styled shields can be distracting or displeasing. So, the Glass Shield NX mod replaces the Savage Lynel Shield with a simple glass shield.

The shield uses simple black lines and includes the Triforce symbol in the center.

The stats for the shield do not change. The Glass Shield NX will still have a strength level of 62, with a durability level of 20.

Fitting for a glass shield, after all!

21. Wii U Console Performance Patch

Wii U Console Performance Patch

Wii U Console Performance Patch gives a good bump up in performance as the PC emulation for BOTW still has a way to go before really accommodating lower-end PCs. So this is more of a preset in the Emulator itself.

It can also be a baseline to work off what greatly affects performance and what doesn’t if you want to tinker with that more.

20. Stasis Enhancement

Stasis Enhancement

Stasis Enhancement is like an easier, less face full of menus version of a cheat engine. The mod allows you to infinitely use stasis as well as grow, shrink, or kill pretty much everything in the game.

The simple hotkeys are more than enough to rule over the kingdom or wreak havoc from enemies to weapons and any other object that can be directly interacted with.

19. Community Cheats

Community Cheats

Community Cheats is a collection of several cheats for the game made over the years.

Consider it a one-stop cheats shop. It helps save time and the effort of downloading different mods or searching for cheats.

18. Cozy Apocalypse

Cozy Apocalypse

When BOTW was first revealed, the colors wowed everybody with the strong contrast and fantastic lighting that looked fresh. However, some may not enjoy the “into your face” atmosphere.

Cozy Apocalypse aims to bring more realistic contrast while retaining great lighting.

It does this by making all of the colors a bit warmer, cutting down on the vividness of the colors. There is also a performance mode for any system that might experience any frame drops.

17. Second Wind Expansion Project

Second Wind Expansion Project

Although there is no playable version of this mod currently, it is in the making, and the information regarding new items, weapons, and enemies will make this one of the best mods to get.

Second Wind Expansion looks to improve the performance of BOTW.

The mod aims to fix several bugs, completely overhaul the game (visuals and gameplay), and add expansions. Changing the mechanics and adding some new ones are also in the works.

16. More Upgrades

More Upgrades

Sometimes progression in the game doesn’t feel right. Those of you that have spent the time getting upgrades know what we’re talking about.

More Upgrades is a mod that slows down the upgrade progression, ensuring that each upgrade tier feels more substantial.

It also adds new tiers to upgrade to level up the current vanilla upgrade tiers.

You thought that was enough, but it doesn’t stop there. The mod buffs existing enemies making each fight difficult. It’s for those looking to get a couple of more hours out of an already incredibly long yet fantastic game.

15. Monsters Adjustments

Monsters Adjustments

Monsters Adjustments is the exact opposite of More Upgrades, making it easier for gamers to defeat monsters. The mod reduces the HP and attack stats of gold and silver monsters and Lynels too!

For Hinox, it does increase the HP making the monster slightly special compared to the rest. Overall, you won’t feel that the game and fights are a drag and can easily enjoy the story.

14. Monster Weapons Variety

Monster Weapons Variety

Another monster-altering mod but easily the least intrusive and most immersive one of them all, introducing Monster Weapons Variety.

The mod increases the number of weapons monsters can spawn with.

Yes, it makes the game more interesting yet balanced as it also increases the chances of players stumbling across rare weapons. With harder enemies and more weapons, what else can a gamer desire?!

13. Lynel Mount

Lynel Mount

Want to replace your horse with a Lynel? Give Lynel Mount a try, you’re bound to love it.

The mod adds the fearsome centaur in place of your horse, a great way to bulldoze everything that stands in your way.

The animations, however, on this might feel a bit shaky, but the mod does work pretty well, and it’s a lot of fun.

12. Serana Outfit

Serana Outfit

An outfit replacement for the Phantom Ganon Set, the Serana Outfit copies the look of Serana from TES V: Skyrim. It is meant for when you’re playing Zelda or Linkle.

We chose this mod because it’s a stepping stone for those looking to try armor mods, and trust us, there are tons of those! You can either stick with this or explore different armor sets that may suit your character better.

11. Pyra OutfitPyra Outfit

By now, you must have realized our love for outfit mods. Pyra Outfit is another outfit mod worth mentioning on this list. This time the outfit is based on Pyra from the Xenoblade series and is tied to the Flamebreaker set of armor.

There are 7 recolors available for the outfit to choose from, and the completely new physics will captivate you.

Although the new physics are not present for Zelda, they are available for Linkle. Don’t worry about Zelda as the mod is still under development, and there is news that the physics on Zelda is in the making.

10. Phantom Knight Revamped

Phantom Knight Revamped

A replacement for the Phantom Armor set that is more thematically consistent than the base game’s version. Phantom Knight Revamped armor set has a more menacing and cleaner-looking feel than its original version.

The unique design and the textures are the highlights of this armor set. It is also available in all the different colors with many customizable options.

9. Ashitaka’s Outfit and Weapons

Ashitaka’s Outfit And Weapons

Ashitaka’s Outfit and Weapons is a mod that introduces a new set of armors that emulate the look of Chihiro and Haku from Spirited Away. You even get different sets of weapons with this mod.

It’s pretty much a full set of armor and weapons with 2 recolors that match Spirited Away characters in one mod.

There is also a hooded version for all outfits if that’s your thing.

8. Armor Descriptions

Armor Descriptions

The armor descriptions may seem long, but they sure are interesting. As the game progresses and players make upgrades, the description gets boring, short, and simply contains useless information.

No one wants to know how many times your armor has gotten an upgrade when players can simply see the stars.

Armor Descriptions retains the original item description even after the upgrades. Players can also get the version where it complements the Armor Revamp mod by adding the description for Amber Earrings.

7. Armor Revamp

Armor Revamp

A complete rebalance of all the armors that are available in BOTW, Armor Revamp aims to make armor more unique to their respective tiers.

It does this by making each specialized armor lean more into those stats and generally lowering the stats of all 4-star armors.

As gamers progress in the game, the stats on their armors increase, overpowering their characters. This can make the game easy and less challenging, taking the fun out of it.

The idea behind this mod is to ensure that players use the right armor for the battles, as each armor has its own buffs while making fights difficult due to lowered stats.

Armor Revamp is a great way to take some time out to strategize the game and get better at it. If you’re up for a challenge, get this mod!

6. Mad Mastere’d Motorcycle Mod

Mad Mastere’d Motorcycle Mod

The Mad Mastere’d Motorcycle Mod gets the game’s motorcycle, which was already heaps of fun, and makes it more useful while also making it even more fun to drive around the place.

Changing pretty much every aspect of it, the mod plays around with the handling, the physics, the weight, improved drifting, and speeding up animations allowing gamers to go fast and take the motorcycle anywhere they want.

The motorcycle also has enhanced mobility allowing it to whizz through rugged terrain and overcome massive lakes.

It removes the cooldown periods on the motorcycle and improves fuel efficiency allowing for a whole 30 minutes of non-stop madness.

5. Dark Souls Bonfires

Dark Souls Bonfires

A complete revamp of the death system in BOTW, Dark Souls Bonfires takes a good amount of influence from Dark Souls.

The mod ensures that players respawn at a bonfire, but in doing so, it also resets the enemies.

The best part about the mod is that you get refillable health items every time you visit and stop at a bonfire. So although there is blood moon at every respawn, you do get some potent potions to gulp down on!

4. A Visit to Helm’s Deep

A Visit To Helm’s Deep

A Visit to Helm’s Deep completely replaces the Wahgo Katta shrine with Helm’s Deep.

Although the enemies found within are still the same and there is no new loot, the complete recreation of Helm’s Deep is incredible and mesmerizing to witness in such an open-world RPG game.

However, there is one problem with this mod, which is that the spirit orb is unavailable when enabled.

So to get it, you have to disable the mod and run through the dungeon normally, after which you can enable the Helm’s Deep version and play without any problems.

It’s certainly a fair price to pay as you get a glimpse of the world of Arda.

3. Linkle Mod

Linkle Mod

Many gamers prefer the female version of Link in Hyrule Warriors and this mod is to please those fanboys.

Linkle Mod replaces all the sounds and outfits of Link with the ones in Hyrule Warriors.

The mod comes with redesigned outfits and even action sounds, delivering a completely different Link in the Breath of the Wild.

2. Zelda’s Ballad

Zelda’s Ballad

Zelda’s Ballad allows you to play as Zelda with several new and unique weapons and armors.

In addition, the mod has a fully voiced Zelda replacing Link’s voice when performing different actions.

There are even custom animations and physics for the playable Zelda. The mod was made in honor of the passing of the modder’s mum passing away before she could play BOTW.

Truly a labor of love that deserves to be appreciated and on our list.

1. Apocalypse Spell Package

Apocalypse Spell Package

This mod aims to be a massive new addition to BOTW. Apocalypse Spell Package acts as a DLC on its own by holding so much new and creative content to the game.

The mod adds over 100 interesting and unique spells taking inspiration from different fantasy games.

Spells from Dark Souls, Skyrim, Genshin Impact, and more will encaptivate you as you spread madness across the kingdom.

The spells are categorized for easy use, and players can choose between Pyromancy, Cryomancy, Electromancy, and many more.

Breath fire or subdue your enemies with electric shields or simply raise the dead and induce fear in your enemies.

This project deserves a lot of recognition and is a number one spot on our list!

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Thursday 18th of January 2024

The mod you have at #9 "Ashitaka’s Outfit and Weapons" is literally named after the main character of the movie Princess Mononoke. Lol. Pretty sure this mod was meant to emulate the look of Ashitaka, from Princess Mononoke...not two other characters from a completely different movie. The mod author probably just included those Chihiro and Haku color palettes as a little added treat. Maybe do a bit more reading and studying of the actual content you're writing about.