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Other appearance(s)

Stasis is a Rune ability in Breath of the Wild.[1] The Rune allows Link to freeze objects in time while storing their kinetic energy.

Location and Uses

The Stasis Rune is obtained in the Owa Daim Shrine at the Great Plateau. The Stasis Rune allows Link to freeze objects in suspended time, rendering them completely immobile for a short time. When an object is suspended, a glowing, yellow filter surrounds its form. This filter will eventually disappear, whereupon the object will revert back to normal and resume any movement it had before it was frozen. Through this, the Stasis Rune can be used to freeze dangerous obstacles, such as rolling boulders, or manipulate Link's surroundings to bypass them, such as turning gears. After using the Stasis Rune, a timer gauge will appear which must reach full before Link can use Stasis again.

While suspended in time, objects will store any additional kinetic energy that is inflicted upon them. Link can strike a suspended object with a Weapon to produce a vast amount of kinetic energy, which will cause the object to suddenly move as it regains mobility. A yellow arrow will appear as an object is struck to signify which direction the object will move in. Through this, it is possible to make even very heavy objects such as boulders spontaneously fly in a certain direction once time is restored. Stasis freezes a target for 10 seconds, unless unfrozen early, and the cool-down time for Stasis is also 10 seconds.

During the "Slated for Upgrades" Side Quest, Link can upgrade the Rune to Stasis + at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab by giving Purah three Ancient Cores.[2] Stasis + allows Link to freeze enemies for a short period of time.[3] Enemies under the effect of Stasis + are immune to being frozen, burned, or shocked. The cool-down time for Stasis + is unchanged at 10 seconds.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Stasis can suspend enemies in time, and allow Link to damage the enemies suspended in time. Stasis can be used to stop enemies in time even if the player has not gotten Stasis +. Stasis is mostly used to attack enemies when they are energized, making their Weak Point Gauge appear.


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JapanJapaneseビタロック (Bitarokku) 
RussiaRussianСтазис (Stazis)Stasis
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See Also


  1. "Stasis
    Stop the flow of time for an object

    Stops an object in time while storing its kinetic energy. The stored energy will act upon the object when the flow of time resumes. Making good use of the stored energy can move even the largest of objects.
    " — Runes (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "You'll need three ancient cores to power up Stasis." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "If you power up your Stasis, you'll be able to freeze more than just objects. You'll be able to target monsters too!" — Purah (Breath of the Wild)