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 not available.
- 1 The Ancient Trials
- 1.1 Overview
- 1.2 Labours of the Hero
- 1.3 Ordon Village
- 1.4 Chest Fix
- 1.5 Shrine Overhaul
- 1.6 Kass Music Pack
- 1.7 Survival of the Wild
- 1.8 Hyrule Rebalance
- 1.9 End Game Rebalance
- 1.10 Horse Rebalance
- 1.11 Quiver Overhaul
- 1.12 The Blacksmiths
- 1.13 Mask Expansion
- 1.14 Gossip Stones
- 1.15 Martial Arts Expansion
- 1.16 Food Expansion
- 1.17 Wildlife Expansion
- 2 The Ancient Island (TBD)
The Ancient Trials
Labours of the Hero is the first downloadable expansion Mod for Breath of the Wild, currently in development (latest version 1.9.7a).
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.
Included with this expansion is:
- 15 Side Quests
- 8 Areas
- 2 Heart Containers
- 12 One-Handed Swords
- 10 Two-Handed Swords
- 4 Spears
- 4 Bows
- 12 Shields
- 35 Armour pieces
- 8 Enemies
- 28 Animals
- 13 Bosses
- 20 NPCs
- New Korok Responses when finding Koroks
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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
|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 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
Based on the Better Unique Horses mod these changes enable the unique horse of the game to stand out.
*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.
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.
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.
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:
- SW Treasure: Deku's Sadness
- SW Treasure: Goron's Despair
- SW Treasure: Zora's Regret
- SW Treasure: Hidden Truth
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.
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.
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...