Using the Miner Armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom effectively explores the Depths of Hyrule, composed of notably dark areas. It is, quite literally, the underground region of the entire kingdom. There are many armor sets in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, all of which have specific purposes and effects. Among them, the Miner set is one of the most useful to have Link equipped during his exploration ventures.
Like most of the armor sets in the game, the Miner set has three distinct pieces. The items need to be collected individually as they are scattered across the Depths. While each part offers its own benefits, including the basic defense stat, there is also a bonus effect in stock for players who equip Link with all three pieces of armor.
How To Get The Miner’s Trousers In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The first piece of the Miner set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the Miner’s Trousers item. As aforementioned, it is located in the Depths. Its precise coordinates, according to BeardBear’s guide on YouTube, are -1299, -2246, -0707. The Miner’s Trousers is hidden inside a chest, and, to find it, players will want to go to the Lightroot area southwest of the Great Abandoned Central Mine. From there, they should continue heading southwest, down into the Hylia Canyon Mine. While gliding from above, the location looks like a ruin.
There is no trick to open the chest, and, once it is done, players will have obtained the Miner’s Trousers, the first item in the Miner set. While it is unrelated to the armor set itself, there will be a few Poes near the chest – it is recommended that players collect all of them, as Poes are a resource used to obtain other armor sets and items from a questline in the Depths that involves the Bargainer Statues. If players have visited Lookout Landing or the Great Abandoned Central Mine before, they may have encountered one of these statues.
How To Get The Miner’s Top In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The next piece in the Miner set is the Miner’s Top. The second item is also in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s Depths, but north of the Great Abandoned Central Mine. It is, more specifically, in an area called Daphnes Canyon Mine. The coordinates attributed to the related chest’s position are -1073, -0544, -0515. For a better path, BeardBear heads to the nearest Lightroot waypoint and then heads south, gliding through a giant canyon that separates Link from the coveted treasure chest. The area is filled with pools of Gloom, so it is best to avoid them.
Much like the first chest that players obtained in their journey to gather all the pieces of the Miner set, this second one is located at the top of the edification. It also has no puzzles or combat sequences involved in unlocking it, so players need only approach it and claim the reward inside it, which is the Miner’s Top. The lack of a challenge in obtaining these items only shows that this is an early and mid-game set intended to help players traverse the Depths when they have not yet illuminated it adequately.
How To Get The Miner’s Mask In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The third and final piece in this armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the Miner’s Mask. This is the most challenging item in the armor set to obtain, mainly because it is the most distant one from the initial area in the Depths. Like the Miner’s Trousers piece, the chest that holds it is southwest, but further west from Hylia Canyon Mine. The area where players can obtain the Miner’s Mask is called Abandoned Kara Kara Mine – for reference with the surface, it is located in the Gerudo Desert Depths. The coordinates are -3228, -2476, -0476.
To optimize exploration time, players should actually consider grabbing the Miner’s Mask immediately after the Miner’s Trousers, as the path from the latter to the former is somewhat linear and easier to follow.
The best way to reach it is to head to the Tatayam Lightroot and, from there, move slightly northeast into a large circular structure. It is incredibly close to the Lightroot and should take only a few seconds to reach if players have already unlocked the location. In the middle of the structure is the chest that contains the Miner’s Mask, an item with mole-like features that match the rest of the Miner armor set.
How To Use The Miner Armor Set In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The Miner armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is not so good for combat purposes but can significantly help Link with his exploration in the Depths. This is because the pieces of the armor have an individual Glowing effect. While it does not illuminate a great area around the protagonist, it is enough to help players better understand his surroundings when the Depths’ Lightroots have not been fully unlocked. Because there is much to uncover in the underground area, having the Miner set can be helpful.
Using the Miner set to get Link to the next Lightroot access point is recommended when it is hard to see inside the Depths.
Unlike the Fierce Deity Armor Set, each piece of the Miner set has a slight glowing effect in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is already useful on its own. Nevertheless, equipping all three pieces grants a bonus effect: whenever Link is walking, the armor set leaves a trail of glowing petals in the hero’s wake, illuminating the area even further. This additional effect significantly improves the glowing radius in dark places and can allow the player to analyze the surroundings with more precision and attention to detail. The best part is that this can be done without relying solely on Link’s current position in an area.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo EPD
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.
- How Long To Beat:
- 35-50 hours
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild