Second Wind Wiki

Second Wind is broken down into two parts that act as separate DLCs for the game. Below are details on all the elements that are part of this project.

Please note, as this project is still in development many aspects listed below are either not available or finalized and there's a possibility they will be removed in the final release.

The Ancient Trials

Labours of the Hero is the first downloadable expansion Mod for Breath of the Wild, currently in development (latest version 1.9.10).


After installing the mod, players will notice the Second Wind logo on the title screen replacing the vanilla Breath of the Wild logo. The version number will also update corresponding with the current build of the Mod installed. Players are able to use the mod regardless of the current state of their current save, however some events can only be experienced with a new save.

Included with this expansion is:

  • 2 New Main Quests
  • 20 New Side Quests
  • 1 Changed Side Quest
  • 2 Extra Heart Containers
  • 29 New Weapons
  • 7 New Shields
  • A New Village
  • A new overworld mini-dungeon
  • 5 New Sub Worlds
  • 37 New Armour pieces
  • 10 New Enemies
  • 25 New Animals (Including sub-species)
  • 13 New Bosses

Labours of the Hero

Labours of the Hero is a large scale quest triggered after obtaining the Hylian Shield. Link must face off against 13 bosses and will obtain an Unbreakable Hylian Shield as a reward. This quest introduces various new areas such as Rozudo Keep, The Royal Crypt, The Hinox Arena, The Wizzrobe Tower, and the Ancient Trials Shrine.

Ordon Village

Named after the village from Twilight Princess this new area provides unique quests, NPCs and acts as a hub to many of the new content expansions including Labours of the Hero, The Blacksmiths, Food Expansion and the Wildlife Expansion.

Chest Fix

In the overworld there are 5 treasure chests that are bugged in some form. Either they are impossible to obtain due to their location, are placed in such a way it would take an hour to excavate or the chest is positioned in some way that the treasure sensor cannot pick it up. This mod fixes all those issues to enable the player to find and open every single treasure chest in the game without any issues.

Fixed Chests
Location Contents
Hateno Village Purple Rupee
East of Aris Beach (on the east shore) Amber
East of Aris Beach (in the water) Opal
East side of Rassla Lake Knight's Shield
Upland Zorana Soldier's Bow

Shrine Overhaul

The Shrine Overhaul changes the atmosphere in Shrines to make them more unique. This change applies to all 120 Vanilla Shrines and may result in a existing shrines featuring new puzzles, alternative solutions, new enemy encounters and more.

Kass Music Pack

This change overhauls the music played during most of Kass' Shrine Quests. This makes it so that the character plays different music when reciting the hint for the various quests. Music was provided by musician/YouTuber Jackson Parodi

Changed Music
Quest Name Music Name
Sign of the Shadow Gerudo Valley (Ocarina of Time)
A Song of Storms Song of Storms (Ocarina of Time)
The Serpent's Jaws Church (A Link to the Past)
The Crowned Beast Title Theme (Ocarina of Time)
Master of the Wind Legendary Hero (Wind Waker)
The Two Rings Stone Tower (Majora's Mask)
Under a Red Moon Oath to Order (Majora's Mask)
The Hero's Cache Outset Island (Wind Waker)

Survival of the Wild

The Survival Elements added to Second Wind come from the ever popular Survival of the Wild mod. These add a few changes that will make players rethink the way they play the game:

  • Trees are harder to cut down with non-Axe weapons.
  • Ore veins have higher life and without the proper tools will wear down the durability of your weapons.
  • The output of Trees and Ores have been increased to compensate for the limited selection of tools needed.
  • More traditional Health Potions have been added via a vendor in Hateno.

Hyrule Rebalance

Hyrule Rebalance is a mod that aims to fix Breath of the Wild's unbalanced elements. It tones down mechanics deemed as broken whilst improving alternatives. The original mod can be downloaded here.

Second Wind uses the following parts of Hyrule Rebalance:

  • Making medium and large Chuchus split when slain
  • Making all armours dyeable (except Jewellery)
  • Making all armours upgradable
  • Stal Creatures have a 50% chance of spawning a Malice Head when defeated

End Game Rebalance

This mod aims to make the final boss of Breath of the Wild more engaging, enjoyable, and a more appropriately balanced final battle. The original mod can be found here.

  • You now always fight the four Blights at Hyrule Castle, regardless of whether or not you have beaten the Divine Beasts
  • The four Blights have faster and more difficult ranged attacks, slightly more HP, and will sometimes be more difficult to stun.
  • Ganon’s AI is faster and more responsive, his ranged and melee attacks are faster, his stun times are drastically reduced
  • Beast Ganon has faster AI cycles, fires his laser more often, and has Guardian backup.
  • Unique End Game Weapons exist to counter this change

Horse Rebalance

Based on the Better Unique Horses mod these changes enable the unique horse of the game to stand out.

Horse Strength Speed Stamina Extra
Giant 5 4 N/A Extra HP
Epona 5 5 5
Cutscene* 4 5 5
White 4 4 5

*The Cutscene horse refers to the default horse given to you in the Ganon fight as well as the horse seen in other cutscenes and memories.

Quiver Overhaul

The quiver overhaul is a small aesthetic change to Breath of the Wild that aims to give more aesthetically pleasing quivers to different Bow groups. This will result in weapons like the Knights Bow and Silver Bow to use different quivers.

The Blacksmiths

Adapted from the Crafting Project this overhaul adds Blacksmiths to Breath of the Wild, capable of crafting vanilla and new weapons. Blacksmiths become available at different points of the game depending on the region you are in. Anvils can now be found at every stable and town, allowing the player to craft arrows and other crafting related materials. With this expansion comes new ores such as Iron, Silver, Gold and Eldin Ore.

Mask Expansion

This expansion adds a variety of masks to the game, originating from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Many of these masks can be purchased from the Happy Mask Salesman while others can be obtained from Kilton. Four additional masks can be obtained from the following side quests:

Gossip Stones

Gossip Stones are re-introduced to Hyrule, functioning in a similar way to previous entries in the Zelda series. Players will need to acquire a special mask that enables the user to communicate with a Gossip Stone which will reveal a secret helping the player on their journey. There are 50 stones to be found across the map.

Martial Arts Expansion

The Martial Arts expansion adds a new dynamic to combat with the ability to use hand to hand combat skills against enemies. Players will gain the ability to perform martial arts skills, train from a Master and develop their abilities in the new expansion.

Food Expansion

The food expansion adds a variety of new original meals as well as introducing referenced meals from Breath of the Wild and porting new meals from Age of Calamity. A total of 38 new meals are added, 10 new materials and a new cooking related quest is introduced.

Wildlife Expansion

This creature expansion adds 28 new animals to the game including new variants of existing animals and newly designed creatures to find in the wild. Variants of the same species have been changed to drop more unique materials as well as spawn in different environments.

The Ancient Island (TBD)

More info coming soon...