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Russ is a character in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Russ is a member of the Shield Breakers, a shield-surfing gang, consisting of him and his friend Fin.[2] He asks Link to buy from the selection of shields he has, which are used for shield-surfing. If Link purchases a shield, he tells him about the Hylian Shield, which he thinks would be perfect for surfing with.[3][4] After discussing the shield, he tells Link that there's a rumor of one being in Hyrule Castle.[5]

Wares and Pricing

Item Description Price
BotW Wooden Shield Icon.png
Wooden Shield
This lightweight, simple shield is ideal for less-experienced fighters. It can withstand light attacks, but blocking stronger blows is not recommended. BotW Rupee Menu Icon.png 30 Rupees
BotW Soldier's Shield Icon.png
Soldier's Shield
A shield once used by the guards of Hyrule Castle. It's easy to handle, but its core is made of wood, so it can catch fire. BotW Rupee Menu Icon.png 100 Rupees
BotW Knight's Shield Icon.png
Knight's Shield
A shield favored by the knights who served the Hyrulean royal family. Its sturdy metal construction makes it quite durable, but its weight requires decent skill to wield. BotW Rupee Menu Icon.png 300 Rupees


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
United KingdomEnglishBRRuss
Latin AmericaSpanishLARuss
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  1. "Russ" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "It's cause we're members of the shield-surfing gang, the Shield Breakers!" — Russ (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Oh! Speaking of not breaking, have ya heard about the Hylian shield? Everyone in the surfing scene covets that bad boy." — Russ (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "It's clearly commissioned by the royal family or somethin'! It's sturdiness makes it perfect for shield surfing too." — Russ (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "You don't really see 'em around these days... but rumor has it there's one in Hyrule Castle." — Russ (Breath of the Wild)