This Fan-Made 'Dungeons & Dragons' Compendium Helps Bring 'Zelda' Characters to Your Next Campaign

Jon Bitner - Author

Jun. 16 2023, Published 2:49 p.m. ET

Link on a Sky Island in 'Tears of the Kingdom.'
Source: Nintendo

As one of the hottest releases of 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has seen no shortage of cool fan projects. One of the latest (and greatest) fan projects has created Tears of the Kingdom DnD characters.

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The Tears of the Kingdom DnD characters make it easy for you to transport your favorite characters from the TV to your tabletop.

Here’s a closer look at the awesome project and how you can use it during your next campaign.

There are five 'Tears of the Kingdom' 'DnD' character templates.

The Tears of the Kingdom Dungeons & Dragons character templates cover five popular races from the game, including Gerudo, Sheikah, Zora, Goron, and Rito. All five are given different skills and perks, which makes it easy to figure out the best way to implement them in your game sessions.

According to the fan-made guide, here’s everything you need to know about the five races before adding them to your DnD session.

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Sidon, a Zora, from 'Tears of the Kingdom.'
Source: Nintendo


Not only do Zora characters get Dexterity and Constitution buffs, but they also have a swim speed of 40 feet. Toss in additional skills when wielding Tridents and the ability to breathe underwater, and it’s clear that this DnD guide has designed Zora’s to be one of the best races in the game.

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The mysterious Sheikah benefit from Dexterity and Intelligence buffs. They also have the unique ability to teleport up to 30 feet when shrouded in darkness. Players can pick to add one of the following proficiencies — Stealth, Acrobatics, or Arcana.

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The burly Gorons benefit from boosts to Strength and Constitution. They’re also incredibly large — this compendium puts them at anywhere from 7–8 feet tall. One of their best skills is Rolling Charge, which forces your target to succeed on a Strength saving throw. If they fail, they’re knocked prone.


Gerudo are given a Dexterity and Charisma increase. They also have high proficiency in the Persuasion skill. And since their home of Gerudo Town is in the middle of a desert, they're resistant to fire and heat damage. Ideal weapons for Gerudo characters include scimitars, shields, and shortbows.

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If you’ve played Tears of the Kingdom, it should come as no surprise that this DnD compendium lists them as experts with shortbows and longbows. They also have the special ability of flight, which allows them to get an aerial view of the battlefield. They also benefit from no fall damage and a buff to Dexterity and Wisdom.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any builds for popular characters like Link, Zelda, or even Ganondorf. But the above guidelines should at least make it a bit easier to piece together DnD characters based on iconic heroes like Revali, Tulin, Yunobo, and Riju.

If you need more tips on how to play Dungeons & Dragons, be sure to check out the official guide. And if you need help getting started with Tears of the Kingdom, consider reading through our brief beginner’s guide.

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