"The lid of a large soup pot. It smells vaguely of poultry broth... Yum! It can take quite a beating before breaking."
The Pot Lid is a shield found in Breath of the Wild. It has a base defense of 1, and is typically found in urbanized areas, such as the Hateno Village or Stables. One can be found on the Great Plateau, just outside of the Woodcutter's House. It has the lowest possible base defense out of any shield, and should only be used as a last resort, however, the durability is not to be disregarded.
Pot Lids are a makeshift shield, often times used by Bokoblins in defense. They are the shield-counterparts to the Soup Ladle. As they are related to cooking , Pot Lids can also be seen bying used by the traveling chef Stamm, as well as the failed chef Moza.
Despite its namesake, Pot Lids are never actually seen being used in cooking to cover a pot. While it likely is the case, their in-game use is solely that have a shield.
As part of The Champions' Ballad DLC, a story is told in Daruk's Training Journal where Link encounters an out of control Guardian. During a test, the Guardian lost control and started to shoot out deadly beams. Link grabbed a nearby Pot Lid and performed a Perfect Guard, deflecting the beam back at the Guardian, defeating it. This caught the eye of the King Rhoam, which led to Link being appointed the guard of Princess Zelda.
Hyrule Compendium entry of the Pot Lid.
- ↑ I hear one of those ancient machine things went nuts during some test and shot out deadly beams! With true Goron spirit, Link grabbed a pot lid from the ground and deflected the blast. He nailed the thing in its weak spot and saved the day. His bravery caught the king's eye, and not long after that, he was appointed to guard Zelda! - Daruk's Training Journal