I Love Leaf

Hi, my name is Mark. This weekend I finished Zelda.

I love leaf.

Let's take a look at my current suite of weapons shall we?

Quite the line-up I'm sure you'll agree.

I have the Master Sword, of course. I have a splendid collection of '++' Guardian weaponry at my disposal. Axes, spears, swords, claymores. No expense spared, nothing but the best.

I also have my motherfuckin' leaf.

This is a story about my leaf and how I never spent a single minute of my time in Zelda: Breath of the Wild without one.

My Korok leaf. What a beast.

Screw you if you don't love leaf.

Here's a picture of me in the mountain with my leaf.

Here's a picture of me fanning myself in the desert with my leaf.

Here's me at the top of a random mountain. It's cold out here, but I don't mind because I have my leaf.

If you're not playing Zelda, a quick recap. In Breath of the Wild weapons break and you have a limited amount of slots with which to carry them. Inventory management is key and sometimes you need to make tough decisions and toss a perfectly good sword to the curb. Sure, it's nice to have weapons that do a tremendous amount of damage, but it's also worthwhile having weapons that do stuff. Weapons that set shit on fire, weapons that do electric stuff. Maybe a weapons that freezes things? How about a big ol' hammer with which to smash rocks and extract diamonds and ore. All pretty useful.

But motherfucker you ain't shit if you don't have a Korok Leaf. I picked up a leaf in my first 30 minutes with the game and I don't remember a single goddamn moment in the next 80 hours where I didn't have a leaf on my person. A leaf. A weapon that does '1' damage.

The weapons I've passed up on, weapons I've ignored to keep hold of my precious leaf: Great Thunderblades, Guardian swords, royal claymores...

Don't care. Gimme dat leaf life forever and no regrets.

The only time I've thrown away a leaf is to pick up a fresher, newer, less damaged leaf.

Mate, what I find a boat? How else am I gonna get that thing to move — with the wind? Don't make me laugh. What if I want to go on a moonlit sail down some beautiful lake? What if I want to fan a Bokoblin off a cliff?

What if I want to go to Eventide island?

Do I look like I have the stamina to swim over there?

Get real. Get yourself a leaf. Live your leaf life to the fullest and never look back. Learn to love leaf.


    Why doesn't Link blow himself backwards off the boat instead of making the boat move forward? Extra grippy shoes and abs of steel? Probably... probably...

    Leaf, torch and hammer nearly always. I can probably do away with the torch. No idea how many hammers I have gone through though, they break too easy.

      I use my Master Sword for mining.

      Just use the bombs for mining.

        Yeah but you often lose a bit because it flies off down a cliff or somewhere that is a bit of pain to get to.

          Still worth more than having to spend a weapon slot for a hammer. If you are careful (where you place the charges), you can get it all anyway.

            Or if you want to be really tricky (and risky), you can try throwing the bomb while standing right on top of the ore deposit and detonate at just the right time so it hits the ore but not you, then try and "catch" the minerals as soon as they appear.

            I may have killed myself a few times doing this.

            I've started to use my master sword instead. Works well.

    Rafts pretty much always had a leaf just sitting there for you anyway though! Leaves are stupid #iwentthere

      You just made an enemy for LIFE.

        You scots sure are a contentious people.

          Oh yeah, it's now gone far beyond the traditional Celtics-Rangers feuding.

          (Teddy Bears for life)

    I don't think I ever had a leaf in my inventory, unless I accidentally picked one up during an encounter?
    Also, on a side note, you can propel the boat with a metal object (such as a sword) and magnesis.

    I love leaf too!

    However.... Next time you find a raft, use Magnesis on a heavy weapon and push it towards the sail. Zoom zoom.

    I just got in the habit of using cryonis to cross bodies of water instead of rafts. If you get into a rhythm it's not much (if at all) slower than using a korok leaf and you don't have as much trouble with the steering.

    I don't try to keep torches on hand much as long as I've got a wooden weapon or two (just remember to put it out frequently and relight it so you don't burn it out and lose it).

    Do you really love the leaf, or are you just saying it because you saw it?

      Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?

    No Savage Lynel swords? For shame sir! Why, just this afternoon I picked up a level 97 Savage Lynel sword. Most powerful melee weapon I've seen. To be honest I can't think of anything worthy of it. Even another Lynel will probably only give me a sword that's not as good...

    Lets leaf the the leafless to their own devices and keep all the leafs FOR US

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