Zelda Tears of the Kingdom How XP System Works
The leveling system in Tears of the Kingdom uses a scaling system similar to the one used in Breath of the Wild. As you gain experience points (XP), certain enemies, weapons, and horns scale up. However, not all things scale in the game. Some objects are specifically set not to scale, while others don't have higher ranks to scale to. Note: this information and understanding of the XP System is based on the work of Echocolat.
How XP Works in Zelda TotK
Each scalable enemy has an experience threshold. When this threshold is reached, every instance of that enemy found in hyrule scales up to its higher rank. For example, when Link reaches 1,701 XP, all scalable Lizalfos will turn into Blue Lizalfos. The same enemies would then evolve into Black Lizalfos at 3,001 XP.
Keep in mind that Weapons, and Horns that are naturally attached to weapons can also scale up.
How To Level Up and Earn XP in Zelda TotK
You can earn XP by defeating certain enemies. Performing certain actions during a fight can give you additional XP. Keep in mind not all of these actions can be done and every enemy type. u/Echo_BotW goes way more into depth about how this works in a reddit post.
- Perfect Parry
- Hit the weak point (examples: Eye of Hinox, Headshot, etc)
- Perfect Dodge
- Defeat the enemy without taking damage