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Test of Will
BotW Blood Brothers Nabooru.jpg
The three Goron Blood Brothers on Mount Nabooru
Quest Giver Bayge
Location Mount Nabooru
Reward Joloo Nah Shrine

"Test of Will" is a Shrine Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


On Mount Nabooru, Link will encounter the three Goron Blood Brothers hyping themselves up.[2][3][note 1] Bayge explains that this is their ancestral training ground and the three of them are partaking in a contest of endurance,[5] which causes Heehl to shout about feeling the burn.[6] They are taining themselves to be more resistant to heat,[7] Commenting on how sweaty he is,[8] Kabetta reveals that the heat in Goron City has become too much for them as of late, which is why they came to the Gerudo Highlands.[9][note 2]

Bayge has an idea,[12] which causes Heehl and Kabetta to invite Link to train with them.[13][14] If Link agrees, Bayge compliments him for his answer.[15] Heehl remarks that Link has a burning passion,[16] which Kabetta claims is inspiring.[17] The Goron Blood Brothers all stand on the platform behind them, telling Link to join when he is ready for the contest.[18] With this, the Shrine Quest will begin.

When Link steps on the platform, Bayge will inform him that he will lose if he leaves the ring or passes out.[19] With Link there, Bayge starts the contest of endurance.[20] During the contest, Link is able to wear Armor or drink Elixirs that can grant him Heat Resistance. As the contest continues, the Goron Blood Brothers become overwhelmed by the heat.[21][22][23] Eventually, Heehl and Kabetta will collapse from the heat,[24][25] leaving Link to face Bayge.[26] However, Bayge immediately passes out as well, making Link the winner.

After the contest, Bayge reveals that he never thought Link would beat them.[27] Since he completed the challenge, Heehl allows him to try out the contest of ultimate endurance.[28] Kabetta reveals that it is how their ancestors trained and it is the toughest test known to the Gorons.[29] Bayge points out the second platform behind them, which is even hotter than the first.[30] Heehl affirms any reluctance Link has to the challenge,[31] as Kabetta reveals it is even harder to endure this ring than the previous.[32] This time, Link will be forced to deal with both heat and Fire,[33] as standing on it will cause Link to burn.[34] Bayge shares a legend that passing this test will reveal an Ancient Shrine.[35] When Link is ready, Bayge tells him to stand on the platform to begin the contest.[36][note 3]

When Link climbs onto the platform, Bayge decides he is ready to attempt the contest.[39] The rules are the same as before: if Link leaves the ring or passes out, he loses.[40] With the rules stated, Bayge will officially start the contest.[41]

Link can survive the contest of ultimate endurance in two different ways. First, he can drink a Fireproof Elixir before starting, which will grant him resistance to all Fire damage and prevent him from burning. Alternatively, he can restore his Hearts as he loses them by eating Food or drinking Elixirs.

Once enough time has passed, Bayge will stop the contest to tell Link he has done well.[42] Heehl calls his endurance a powerful display.[43] After they speak, Joloo Nah Shrine will rise from the ground behind them, affirming the legend Bayge shared.[44] Bayge declares Link the winner of the contest of ultimate endurance.[45] With this, the Shrine Quest will be completed.


Stage Description
1 The Goron Blood Brothers have challenged you to a test of will.

The rules are simple...The challenger who can handle the intense heat within the ring for the longest without leaving the ring is the winner.

They say that's all there is to it, but...
2 "A true Goron has a barrel for a chest and a heart the size of his biceps.

Gearing up accordingly and having your hearts filled up before competing is key, brother!"
3 You've been challenged to an even hotter test of will.

The three brothers admitted defeat before, but this time you'll have to make sure you've got some serious heat resistance if you want to match their will in the scorching ring.
4 "A true Goron needs mental fortitude, physical fortitude, and spiritual fortitude.

This next test is beyond anything anyone has ever attempted. You've worked out how to protect against heat...right, brother?"
Complete After you endured the heated test, a shrine suddenly appeared.

"So sweaty...Brother..."

Oh, that's all from Kabetta?
That's too bad, brother...


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See Also


  1. If Link has already completed "The Gut Check Challenge", Bayge will recognize him as their fourth brother.[4]
  2. If Link already beat the Gut Check Rock Challenge, Kabetta believes that he will want to try this challenge as well.[10] He reveals that they came to Mount Nabooru to help them handle the rising heat in Goron City.[11]
  3. Bayge will notice if Link is wearing the Fireproof Armor, Gerudo Set, or Desert Voe Set.[37] He will refuse to start the challenge until Link takes the Armor off.[38]


  1. "Test of Will
    Mount Nabooru
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "BEYOND MACHO!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "PUMP IT UP, BROTHER!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Oh! It's the fourth Goron Blood Brother! The one who somehow beat our famous Gut Check Challenge!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "This is our ancestral training ground! Us three Goron Blood Brothers are in the midst of a contest of endurance!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "FEEL THE BURN, BROTHER!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "We're trainin' to become strong and powerful Gorons! Right now we're competin' to beat the heat!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "So sweaty... Brother..." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "We're Gorons...but the heat is too much for us these days... It's too hot to handle in Goron City...so we came here to train ourselves..." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Of course, since ya beat the Gut Check Challenge, you'll wanna try this too." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "That's why we came here to train! After this, we'll be able to handle the extra heat in Goron City, no problem." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Hey, I have an idea!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Come join us!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Yeah! Come try the contest of endurance yourself...brother!" — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "[Sure, I'll give it a try.] Good answer!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "A guy like you has a burning passion in his belly!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "It's inspiring...brother!" — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "When you're ready, step up onto this platform! Then the contest of endurance will commence!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "If ya leave the the ring or pass out, it's all over! You lose! Got it?" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "OK... Now prepare yourself for the... CONTEST OF ENDURANCE!! GOOOOOO!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Phew! Phew!" — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Someone's wavin'..." — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Not yeett!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "I can't...go on..." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Is that...Grandpa?" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Piece of...cake!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "You're amazing! I never woulda thought the three Goron Blood Brothers could lose to you, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "In fact, I'm grantin' you the highest honor—the chance to participate in the contest of ULTIMATE endurance!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "It's where our ancestors trains... It's considered the toughest test known to Goron kind!" — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "You see the ring behind me? The one surrounded in fire? Do ya feel it in your gut—what a bad idea it is to go there?" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Your gut is dead on, brother!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "That special training area is even harder than the last ring..." — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "This contest won't just challenge you with heat...but also with fire!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "If ya lose your focus, your body will catch fire! Make sure you're prepared for this, brother!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "It's said that passin' this test will reveal a shrine...or some such!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "If ya think you're ready, climb into the ring. Do that, and our special contest of ultimate endurance will begin!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "HUH?! Is that heat-resistant gear ya have there, brother?" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "A real Goron mane shouldn't have to rely on wussy stuff like that! Goron up and take the challenge without any help!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "You're standing up there, which can only mean one thing... You ready to push yourself to your limits, brother?!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "The rules for this contest of ultimate endurance are the same as ever. Leave the ring or faint, and it's over!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "OK! Time for the world famous... CONTEST OF ULTIMATE ENDURANCE!! GOOOOOO!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "RAAAAARRRGGGGHHH!! SO EPIC, BROTHER!!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "What a powerful display! What fire! That was somethin' else, brother!" — Heehl (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "Whoah! That's a shrine...or some such! It really appeared, just like that! So the legend is true, brother!!" — Kabetta (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "You won the contest of ultimate endurance, little man! You're amazing!" — Bayge (Breath of the Wild)