"This shield was cherished by the Gerudo Champion Urbosa. The gold used to make it was handpicked to ensure a design that is both lightweight and very durable."
Hyrule Compendium

The Daybreaker is an item in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a shield that can be obtained by Link from Riju as a reward for freeing the Divine Beast Vah Naboris. It was originally owned by the Gerudo Champion Urbosa and wielded by her along with the legendary Scimitar of the Seven. After Vah Naboris is freed and he speaks to Riju, two chests appear one containing the Daybreaker and the other carrying the Scimitar of the Seven which are treasures of the Gerudo people that Riju allows Link to use as thanks for freeing Vah Naboris. It can be seen as the companion of the Scimitar of the Seven.

It has a base defense of 48 which makes it inferior to the Royal Shield, Royal Guard's Shield, Savage Lynel Shield, and Ancient Shield in terms of defense though is superior to all of them in terms of base durability demonstrating the skill of Gerudo shield smiths as they created a metal shield more durable that shields once issued to the Royal Guard Knights of Hyrule, the strongest Lynel made shield, and even shields constructed with ancient Sheikah technology.

If broken, it can be remade by Riju's bodyguard Buliara with a Diamond, five pieces of Flint, and a Gerudo Shield. It is the only reforgeable shield in Breath of the Wild. However the legendary Hylian Shield is superior to it and can be purchased from the Rare Armor Shop after the one acquired from Hyrule Castle Lockup breaks. However the Daybreaker is still useful as a reforgeable backup shield. Like other Gerudo Shields it is metallic and attracts lightning during thunderstorms though Link can also acquire Urbosa's Thunder Helm by completing a side quest for Riju in which he must complete several side quest for her people, making its conductivity less of an issue once the Thunder Helm is obtained. It is also inferior to the Hero's Shield in both base defense and durability making it the third strongest shield in terms of durability and the strongest of the Gerudo made shields.


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