Armor

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild treats armor very differently from the rest of their items. Unlike weapons and shields, armor does not deteriorate or ever break. There are three sections for pieces of armor: the head, the torso, and the legs.

Some pieces of armor have special effects upon equipping them. Mix and match armor to obtain various bonuses at once. If all three pieces in a set are equipped, the same effects will increase. An additional set bonus will activate once all three pieces in a set are upgraded two stars. Armor can be upgraded at the four Great Fairy Fountains. See the Great Fairy Fountain page for more info.

Original Armor

The following sets of armor can be found in the base game of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nothing additional is required.

Hylian Set

The Hylian Set consists of a Hylian Hood, Hylian Tunic, and Hylian Trousers. All three items can be purchased at the Kakariko Village or Hateno Village armorers.

Effects: These armor pieces do not have any effects.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces does not provide a set bonus.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Bokoblin Horn x5 Bokoblin Horn x8, Bokoblin Fang x5 Bokoblin Fang x10, Bokoblin Guts x5 Bokoblin Guts x15, Amber x15

Soldier Set

The Soldier Set consists of the Soldier’s Helm, Soldier’s Armor, and Soldier’s Greaves. All three items can be purchased at the Hateno Village armorer.

Effects: These armor pieces do not have any effects.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces does not provide a set bonus.

Soldier’s Helm

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Chuchu Jelly x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 Keese Eyeball x3, Mobling Guts x3 Lizalfos Tail x2, Hinox Guts x2 Lynel Hoof x2, Lynel Guts x1

Soldier’s Armor

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Chuchu Jelly x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 Keese Eyeball x3, Mobling Guts x3 Lizalfos Tail x3, Hinox Guts x1 Lynel Hoof x2, Lynel Guts x2

Soldier’s Greaves

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Chuchu Jelly x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 Keese Eyeball x3, Mobling Guts x3 Lizalfos Tail x3, Hinox Guts x1 Lynel Hoof x4, Lynel Guts x2

Snowquill Set

The Snowquill Set consists of the Snowquill Headdress, Snoquill Tunic, and Snoquill Trousers. All three items can be purchased at the Rito Village armorer.

Effects: These armor pieces have Cold Resistance.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Unfreezable set bonus. This will prevent Link from being frozen solid by ice attacks.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Red Chuchu Jelly x3 Red Chuchu Jelly x5, Warm Safflina x3 Fire Keese Wing x8, Sunshroom x5 Red Lizalfos Tail x10, Ruby x5

Desert Voe Set

The Desert Voe Set consists of the Desert Voe Headband, Desert Voe Spaulder, and Desert Voe Trousers. All three items can be purchased at the Tarry Town armorer after completing From the Ground Up side quest and inviting the Gerudo to join Tarry Town.

Effects: These armor pieces have Heat Resist.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Shock Damage Resist bonus.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials White Chuchu Jelly x3 White Chuchu Jelly x5, Ice Keese Wing x3 Ice Keese Wing x8, Icy Lizalfos Tail x3 Icy Lizalfos Tail x10, Sapphire x5

Gerudo Set

The Gerudo Set consists of the Gerudo Veil, Gerduo Top, and Gerudo Sirwal. All three items can be obtained during the Forbidden City Entry Quest. Speak to the man on the roof of the Inn at Kara Kara Bazaar

Effects: These armor pieces do not have any effects.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provide Heat Resistance, and allows Link to enter Gerudo Town.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Radiant Set

More info on the Radiant Set will be coming soon. Purchase at the Gerudo Town armorer after completing The Secret Club’s Secret side quest.

Rubber Set

The Rubber Set consists of the Rubber Helm, Rubber Armor, and Rubber Tights. All three items must be obtained in side quests.

To obtain the Rubber Helm, complete the Thunder Magnet side quest by speaking to Cima at the Lakeside Stable in Faron. She will ask you to discover why lightning continues to hit the stable. Climb on top to find a metal weapon attracting the lightning. Bring it to her to complete the quest.

To obtain the Rubber Armor, complete the Trial of Thunder shrine quest at the Thunder Plateau. You must get several lightning balls onto the raised plateau and place them in pedestals.

To obtain the Rubber Tights, complete the Song of Storms shrine quest in Faron. Find the Qukah Nata Shrine just south of Calora Lake. It is hidden within a rock. Place a metal weapon near the rock to get lightning to strike, revealing the shrine.

Effects: These armor pieces provide Shock Resistance.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces does not provide a set bonus.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Yellow Chuchu Jelly x3 Yellow Chuchu Jelly x5, Voltfruit x5 Zapshroom x5, Yellow Lizalfos Tail x5 Yellow Lizalfos Tail x10, Topaz x10

Flamebreaker Set

The Flamebreaker Set consists of the Flamebreaker Helm, Flamebreaker Armor, and Flamebreaker boots. All three items can be purchased at the Goron City armorer.

Effects: These armor pieces provide Flame Guard.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provide the Fireproof set bonus. This makes Link immune to fire.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Fireproof Lizard x1, Moblin Horn x2 Fireproof Lizard x3, Moblin Fang x4 Smotherwing Butterfly x3, Moblin Guts x3 Smotherwing Butterfly x5, Hinox Guts x2

Zora Set

The Zora Set consists of the Zora Helm, Zora Armor, and Zora Greaves. All three items must be obtained.

The Zora Helm can be obtained from a treasure chest in Toto Lake, NE of Zora’s Domain. Use the magnet rune to grab the metal treasure chest from beneath the surface.

The Zora Armor and Zora Greaves will be given to Link by King Dorephan of Zora’s Domain after the first visit.

Effects: These armor pieces provide the Swim Speed Up bonus. Additionally, the Zora helm allows Link to use the Spin Attack in water, and the Zora Armor allows Link to climb up waterfalls. The Zora Greaves only increase swim speed.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Swim Dash Stamina Up bonus. Less stamina will be used while dashing in water.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Lizalfos Horn x3 Lizalfos Talon x5, Hyrule Bass x5 Lizalfos Tail x5, Hearty Bass x5 Lizalfos Tail x10, Opal x15

Stealth Set

The Stealth Set consists of the Stealth Mask, Stealth Chest Guard, and Stealth Tights. All three items can be purchased at the Kakariko Village armorer.

Effects: These armor pieces provide the Stealth Up bonus. This reduces the noise made by Link when walking and crouching.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Night Speed Up bonus. This allows Link to move faster—in all forms of exploration—during the night.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 2 4 6 9 16
Upgrade Materials Blue Nightshade x3 Blue Nightshade x5, Sunset Firefly x5 Silent Shroom x8, Sneaky River Snail x5 Stealthfin Trout x10, Silent Princess x5

Climbing Set

The Climbing Set consists of the Climber’s Bandana, Climbing Gear, and Climbing Boots. All three items must be obtained throughout Hyrule.

The Climber’s Bandana can be found in the Ree Dah Hee Shrine on the north side of Dueling Peaks in West Necluda. The Climbing Gear can be found in the Tahno O’ah Shrine on Mount Lanaryu. The Climbing Boots can be found in the Chaas Qeta Shrine on an island south of Hateno Village.

Effects: These armor pieces provide the Climb Speed Up bonus, allowing Link to move faster while Climbing.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Climbing Jump Stamina Up bonus. This means you will be able to jump a maximum of five times while climbing instead of only three times. In other words, 1/5th of the Stamina Wheel will be used instead of 1/3rd of the Stamina Wheel.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Keese Wing x3, Rushroom x3 Electric Keese Wing x5, Hightail Lizard x5 Ice Keese Wing x5, Hot-Footed Frog x10 Fire Keese Wing x5, Swift Violet x15

Barbarian Set

The Barbarian Set consists of the Barbarian Helm, Barbarian Armor, and Barbarian Leg Wraps. All three must be obtained throughout Hyrule.

Effects: These armor pieces provide Attack Up.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Charge Attack Stamina Up bonus. This reduces the stamina needed to perform charged power attacks.

The Barbarian Helm can be found in the Dila Maag Shrine within the South Lomei Labrynth in the Gerudo Desert.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Lynel Horn x1 Lynel Horn x3, Lynel Hoof x2 Lynel Hoof x4, Lynel Guts x1 Lynel Guts x2, Shard of Dinraal’s Horn x1

The Barbarian Armor can be found in the Tu Ka’Loh Shrine within the Lomei Labrynth Island in northeastern Akkala

Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Lynel Horn x1 Lynel Horn x3, Lynel Hoof x2 Lynel Hoof x4, Lynel Guts x1 Lynel Guts x2, Shard of Farosh’s Horn x1

The Barbarian Leg Wraps can be found in the Qaza Tokki Shrine within the North Lomei Labrynth in the Hebra mountains.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 12 20
Upgrade Materials Lynel Horn x1 Lynel Horn x3, Lynel Hoof x2 Lynel Hoof x4, Lynel Guts x1 Lynel Guts x2, Shard of Naydra’s Horn x1

Ancient Set

The Ancient Set consists of the Ancient Helm, Ancient Curiass, and Ancient Greaves. All three items can be created at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with 2,000 Rupees, 20 Ancient Gears, 5 Ancient Shafts, and 3 Ancient Cores a piece.

Effects: These armor pieces provide Guardian Resist Up. This will Link’s increase defense against ancient technology used by the various Guardians around Hyrule.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Ancient Proficiency bonus. This will increase Link’s attack when using ancient weapons.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Ancient Screw x5, Ancient Spring x5 Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Gear x10 Ancient Shaft x15, Ancient Core x5 Star Fragment x1, Giant Ancient Core x2

Dark Set

The Dark Set consists of the Dark Hood, Dark Tunic, and Dark Trousers. All three items can be purchased from Kilton at Bone and Fang, the traveling monster merchant. The Hood costs 1,999 Mon, the Tunic costs 999 Mon, and the Trousers cost 999 Mon.

Effects: These armor pieces do not have any effects.

2 Star Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Night Speed Up bonus. This increases Link’s speed while exploring at night.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3
Upgrade Materials

Armor of the Wild Set

Complete all 120 Shrines in Hyrule and clear the “A Gift From the Monks” side quest. More info coming soon.

Miscellaneous Armor

Old Shirt

The Old Shirt is a basic piece of armor with no effects or upgrades. It can be obtained in the Shrine of Resurrection at the start of the game.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Well-Worn Trousers

The Well-Worn Trousers are a basic piece of armor with no effects or upgrades. They can be obtained in the Shrine of Resurrection at the start of the game.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Warm Doublet

The Warm Doublet will provide a low level of Cold Resistance for Link at the start of the game. It will be a reward from the Old Man on the Hyrule Plateau after cooking his spicy dish. Use a Spicy Pepper, Hyrule Bass, and Raw Meat on the camp fire near his cabin to make the dish.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Champion’s Tunic

The Champion’s Tunic is the blue shirt Link wears on the cover of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Equipping the shirt will reveal the target’s HP, or the hit points needed to defeat the target. Obtain the Champion’s Tunic from Impa in Kakariko Village during the Captured Memories main quest.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 5 8 14 22 32
Upgrade Materials Silent Princess x3 Silent Princess x3, Shard of Farosh’s Horn x2 Silent Princess x3, Shard of Naydra’s Horn x2 Silent Princess x10, Shard of Dinraal’s Horn x2

Sand Boots

The Sand Boots are a miscellaneous piece of armor. They can be obtained after completing The Eighth Heroine Side Quest. More info coming soon.

Effects: This armor provides the Sand Speed bonus, allowing Link to move faster in sandy terrain.

Snow Boots

The Snow Boots are a miscellaneous piece of armor. They can be obtained after completing The Forgotten Sword Side Quest. More info coming soon.

Effects: This armor provides the Snow Speed bonus, allowing Link to move faster in snowy terrain.

Thunder Helm

The Thunder Helm is a miscellaneous piece of armor. It can be obtained from Riju in Gerudo Town after completing the Thunder Helm side quest. To complete the quest, four other side quests in Gerudo Town must be completed.

Effects: This armor provides the Lightning Proof bonus.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3
Upgrade Materials

Amiibo Armor

The following sets of armor can be found after using select Amiibo items with the Amiibo Rune in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Each Amiibo can be used once per day (real time), but the treasure chests are not guaranteed to contain these pieces of armor.

Vah Ruta Divine Helm

The Vah Ruta Divine Helm is a piece of armor obtained from an Amiibo. Use the Mipha Amiibo with the Amiibo Rune for a chance to find this item in a treasure chest.

Effects: This piece of armor provides Swim Speed Up, allowing Link to move faster while swimming.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Ancient Screw x5, Ancient Spring x5 Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Gear x10 Ancient Shaft x15, Ancient Core x5 Star Fragment x1, Giant Ancient Core x2

Vah Medoh Divine Helm

The Vah Medoh Divine Helm is a piece of armor obtained from an Amiibo. Use the Revali Amiibo with the Amiibo Rune for a chance to find this item in a treasure chest.

Effects: This piece of armor provides Cold Resistance.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Ancient Screw x5, Ancient Spring x5 Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Gear x10 Ancient Shaft x15, Ancient Core x5 Star Fragment x1, Giant Ancient Core x2

Vah Rudania Divine Helm

The Vah Rudania Divine Helm is a piece of armor obtained from an Amiibo. Use the Daruk Amiibo with the Amiibo Rune for a chance to find this item in a treasure chest.

Effects: This piece of armor provides Flame Resistance.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Ancient Screw x5, Ancient Spring x5 Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Gear x10 Ancient Shaft x15, Ancient Core x5 Star Fragment x1, Giant Ancient Core x2

Vah Naboris Divine Helm

The Vah Medoh Divine Helm is a piece of armor obtained from an Amiibo. Use the Urbosa Amiibo with the Amiibo Rune for a chance to find this item in a treasure chest.

Effects: This piece of armor provides Shock Resistance.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4 7 12 18 28
Upgrade Materials Ancient Screw x5, Ancient Spring x5 Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Gear x10 Ancient Shaft x15, Ancient Core x5 Star Fragment x1, Giant Ancient Core x2

Armor of the Hero Set

The Armor of the Hero Set can be obtained after using an amiibo from The Legend of Zelda base series with the Amiibo Rune. It includes the Cap of the Hero, the Vest of the Hero, and the Trousers of the Hero.

Cap and Vest info coming soon. Trouser upgrades below.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 3 5 8 ? ?
Upgrade Materials Ruby x1, Star Fragment x1 Ruby x3, Star Fragment x1

Armor of Wind Set

The Armor of Wind Set can be obtained after using an amiibo from The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker series with the Amiibo Rune. More info coming soon.

Armor of Time Set

The Armor of Time Set can be obtained after using an amiibo from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time series with the Amiibo Rune. More info coming soon.

Armor of Twilight Set

The Armor of Twilight Set can be obtained after using an amiibo from The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess series with the Amiibo Rune. More info coming soon.

DLC Armor

The following sets of armor can be found by purchasing the DLC Packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and completing the in-game quests locating the special EX treasure chests.

Nintendo Switch Shirt

The Nintendo Switch Shirt is a piece of miscellaneous DLC armor. It is provided as part of the DLC Pack. It is not part of a set, does not have any effects, and cannot be upgraded.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Island Lobster Shirt

The Island Lobster Shirt is a piece of miscellaneous DLC armor. It is provided as part of the DLC Pack 2 mission EX Treasure: Garb of Winds. Locate the treasure chest hidden at Cora Lake.

Effects: This piece of armor provides Heat Resistance.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 1
Upgrade Materials

Tingle’s Set

The Tingles Set includes Tingle’s Hood, Tingle’s Shirt, and Tingle’s Tights. These are armor pieces from the DLC Pack 2 mission EX Treasure: Fairy Clothes. Locate the treasure chests hidden at Exchange Ruins, Castle Town Prison, and Mabe Village Ruins.

Effects: None

Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Night Speed Up bonus. This increases Link’s speed while exploring at night.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 2
Upgrade Materials

Phantom Set

The Phantom Set includes the Phantom Helmet, Phantom Armor, and Phantom Grieves. These are armor pieces from the DLC Pack 2 mission EX Treasure: Phantasma. Locate the treasure chests hidden at Coliseum Ruins, Sacred Ground Ruins, and Hyrule Garrison Ruins.

Effects: These armor pieces provide the Attack Up bonus.

Set Bonus: None

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 8
Upgrade Materials

Royal Guard Set

The Royal Guard Set includes the Royal Guard Cap, Royal Guard Uniform, and Royal Guard Boots. These are armor pieces from the DLC Pack 2 mission EX Royal Guard Rumors. Locate the three treasure chests hidden within Hyrule Castle. They are located in a room near the Dining Hall, in the storage space in the Guards’ Chamber, and on the second floor of the Castle’s Spire above the boss fight.

Effects: None

Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Charge Attack Stamina Up bonus. This reduces the stamina needed to perform charged power attacks.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4
Upgrade Materials

Phantom Ganon Set

The Phantom Ganon Set includes the Phantom Ganon Skull, Phantom Ganon Armor, and Phantom Ganon Grieves. These are armor pieces from the DLC Pack 2 mission EX Dark Armor. Locate the treasure chests hidden at Corta Lake, Sarjon Bridge, and Ebara Forest.

Effects: Each piece of armor provides the Stealth Up bonus. This reduces the noise made by Link when walking and crouching.

Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Disguise and Bone Atk. Up bonuses. Disguise stops monsters from attacking Link. Bone Attack up increases the power of attacks when using bone weapons dropped by Stal-monsters.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 4
Upgrade Materials

Salvager Set

The Salvager Set includes the Salvager Headwear, Salvager Vests, and Salvager Trousers. These are armor pieces from the free Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC collaboration. Find the armor pieces in three separate treasure chests that fall from the sky like shooting stars.

The Salvager Headwear treasure chest will fall around Hylia Lake. The Salvager Vest treasure chest will fall around Skull Lake by Death Mountain. The Salvager Trousers treasure chest will fall around the Hebra Mountains near the Tabantha Tundra region.

Effects: Each piece of armor provides the Swim Speed Up bonus.

Set Bonus: Equipping all three pieces provides the Swim Dash Stamina Up bonus, reducing the stamina used when dashing while swimming.

Base 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star
Defense 5
Upgrade Materials