There are several pieces of Armor scattered throughout The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as well as some that can be obtained through the various Zelda Amiibos. While many players may choose to dress Link according to what they favor aesthetically, many of the Armor pieces have certain stat boosts that can make gameplay go much more smoothly.
While there are many factors that can determine the best Armor in Zelda: TOTK, players should consider what is most important to them. For those that value the exploration of Hyrule, something like Climbing Gear may be better, while those that are mainly looking to get straight to the bosses and finish the story may prefer something that boosts Attack Power.
10 Tunic Of The Depths
The Tunic of the Depths is a singular piece of Armor, not a set. It provides Link with a resistance to Gloom in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom which can be vital considering that The Depths, an entire area of the game, is covered in it. Additionally, there are many enemies afflicted by Gloom that can hurt Link.
When Link is affected by the Gloom, unprotected, it will slowly break his Hearts, lowering his max health. Wearing the Tunic of the Depths simply provides one additional false Heart that will be affected first by the Gloom instead of Link’s own. It can also heal itself if enough time passes without more Gloom damage.
Obtaining this piece is very simple. Head into The Depths and look for an item called a Poe. It is a glowing blue little wisp that can be collected. They are usually found in large bunches and easy to spot due to their glow in this dark area. Go ahead and collect 160 of them then head to Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s Lookout Landing area. Speak to the small statue there and trade it 10 Poes in exchange for the location of The Plains Bargainer Statue. Head back to The Depths and find the statue using the map indicator at which point Link can trade it 150 Poes for the Tunic of the Depths.
9 Phantom Armor Set
Phantom Armor is a three-piece set that includes the Phantom Helmet, Phantom Armor, and Phantom Greaves. This set can be valuable, especially in early game, because it holds the highest base Armor defense stats in the game which is 8 per piece and 24 when all three are combined. However, it cannot be upgraded, so while it is great to have early on, once Link begins upgrading Armor with the Great Fairies in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, he may want to opt for something that can be upgraded beyond that. Note that this Armor also gives an Attack boost.
The Phantom Helmet can to be found in a cave that Link will actually enter from below at the coordinates 0293,-3862, 0002 near the Highlands Stable. Head to the end of the cave to find the Chest containing the Helmet. The Phantom Armor is located in the Tamio River Downstream Cave.
The entrance to the cave is near the Gerudo Highlands at coordinates -2914, -0792, 0010. Head in and to the left to find the Chest with the Armor. The final piece, the Phantom Greaves, will be found inside a sandpit in the East Barren Sand Pits at coordinates -2506, 3711, 0009. These can be found south of the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower.
Do not land directly in the sandpits when gliding in from the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower in Zelda: TOTK. Instead, land next to them and then walk in, otherwise Link may take fall damage. The specific sandpit that Link will need to head down into is the one directly above the lowest sandpit when looking at the map. So find the Southernmost one and go to the one immediately North of it.
8 Zora Armor Set
The Zora Armor Set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is highly sought after as it not only has the ability to increase swim speed, which means Link uses less Stamina, but it also lets Link ascend waterfalls. This set is split into three pieces that include the Zora Helm, Zora Armor, and Zora Greaves. The Zora Armor will be the first piece acquired. To get it, simply speak to Yona at coordinates 3334, 0529, 0151 after cleaning the stature, who will ask you to bring her an Ancient Arowana Fish to fix the Armor. Now put this piece on to be able to ascend waterfalls and grab the other two pieces.
To find the Zora Helm pull up the Sky level map near the Zora’s Domain to see a Sky Island that is shaped like a fish. Use the nearby Upland Zorana Skyview Tower in Zelda: TOTK to launch Link and glide over to it. Clear the Sludge away to reveal a small cave on the side of the island that contains a Chest holding the Zora Helm.
Finally, the Zora Greaves can be found only after defeating the Mucktorok Boss in Prince Sidon’s quest. Once that boss is defeated, return to Yona, and she will initiate The Token of Friendship quest which will lead to the Zora Greaves.
7 Glide Set
The Glide Set of Armor is incredibly useful with the new Sky Island terrains. While Link does have a paraglider, the new Zelda: TOTK Glide Armor gives Link increased Skydive Mobility when not using the paraglider which also means he is able to maneuver around better without draining Stamina.
This set is broken up into three pieces including the Glide Shirt, Glide Tights, and Glide Mask. All three pieces will be obtained by completing a challenge where Link must Skydive through several rings in a certain time limit.
The Glide Shirt can be found on Courage Island at coordinates -2400, 0824, 0615 which can be reached using the Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower. Complete the challenge here to obtain the Glide Shirt. The second challenge, which provides the Glide Tights, is found on Bravery Island at coordinates 0176, 1988, 0758.
Use the Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower to reach this one. The Glide Mask is the last piece in the set and is found on Valor Island at coordinates 4459, -821, 1114. Complete the final Dive Challenge here to complete the Glide Set.
This armor has a significant perk when upgraded. After each piece has been upgraded twice, as long as Link is wearing the full set, he will no longer need to worry about Fall Damage.
6 Desert Voe Armor Set
The Desert Voe Set is not much when it comes to appearance, but provides a great feature which is Heat Resistance. For any players that have begun exploring the Gerudo Desert, one very annoying feature of them is the fact that Link needs constant Heat Resistance in some way to avoid taking damage.
Without the armor, this means that Link has to prepare plenty of Heat Resistant meals to keep him alive which uses up resources that are better used in other ways. This set contains three pieces which include the Desert Voe Headband, Desert Voe Spaulder, and Desert Voe Trousers.
The Desert Voe Headband will be found first at the Kara Kara Bazaar at the coordinates -3279, -2521, 0023. It will unfortunately cost Link 450 Rupees, with the other pieces being even more expensive, so be sure to stock up on Rupees beforehand. To find the other two pieces, head to Gerudo Town and descend into a secret path at coordinates -3793, -2902, 0043.
Navigate through until reaching the room at the coordinates -3792, -2920, 0032 then use Link’s new Zelda: TOTK Ascend Ability to enter the Secret Fashion Club where Link can purchase the Spaulder for 1,300 Rupees and the Trousers for 650 Rupees.
5 Frostbite Armor Set
The Frostbite Armor Set gives Link’s attacks Ice Damage when in chilly areas of Hyrule. This is a great way to take advantage of the colder weather around the west side of the map. While it doesn’t provide Cold Resistance, it will allow Link to work through enemies in those regions faster which will allow his Heat Resistant Recipes in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to help him cover more ground in their limited time.
The Frostbite Armor Set is made up of three pieces including the Frostbite Shirt, Frostbite Trousers, and Frostbite Headdress.
The Frostbite Shirt is going to be found inside the Brightcap Cave. The entrance to this cave can be found at the coordinates -3002, 1641, 0201. Go ahead and work through the cave to find a Chest concealing the Frostbite Shirt.
The Frostbite Trousers will also be found in a cave, specifically the Hebra Headspring Cave at coordinates -2897, 2511, 0393. This cave will be a little more difficult to navigate, but once reaching the end it will also contain a Chest.
The final piece, the Frostbite Headdress, will be found at the end of the Lake Kilsie Cave at the coordinates -3930, 2859, -0015.
4 Climbing Gear Set
The Climbing Gear Armor is a great set for early-game as it provides Link with the ability to climb faster. This can be incredibly useful when Link has lower max Stamina and needs it to stretch as far as possible. Each piece will give a small boost, but Link will want to equip the full set for maximum benefits.
The Climbing Gear in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is separated into three pieces which include the Climber’s Bandana, Climbing Gear, and Climbing Boots. Each piece will be found in a Chest at the end of various caves scattered over Hyrule.
The first piece is the Climbing Gear which can be found in the North Hyrule Plains Cave at coordinates -1187, 0641, 0072. Head to the end of the cave to find a Chest containing the gear. The next piece, the Climbing Boots, can be found at the Upland Zorana Byroad at coordinates 2860, 0349, 0227.
Navigate through the cave’s various puzzles to find the Chest containing the Climbing Boots. The final part of the set, the Climber’s Bandana, is found in the Ploymus Mountain Cave at the coordinates 3367, 0539, 0272.
3 Froggy Armor Set
The Froggy Armor Set is one of the most useful sets in the entire game. One thing that has carried over from Zelda: BOTW is the fact that Link will slip when climbing on wet surfaces which can be incredibly frustrating, especially when he is mid-way up a mountain when it begins to rain.
The Froggy Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gives Link Slip Resistance to solve this issue. Though it isn’t 100% Slip Proof, Link will rarely have any trouble when navigating slippery surfaces when wearing this entire set. The full set includes the Froggy Hood, Froggy Sleeve, and Froggy Leggings.
All three pieces of this Armor will be obtained by completing the same quest. Each piece has a different point during the quest at which it can be obtained. To get the Froggy Armor, first head to the Lucky Clover Gazette and speak to Penn. Following this interaction, Link will need to find Penn at 12 different stables and complete short tasks for him.
After four tasks are complete, Link will get the Froggy Sleeve. After nine of the tasks are complete, Link will get the Froggy Leggings. Finally, once all 12 tasks have been completed, the Froggy Hood can be obtained.
2 Fierce Deity Armor Set
The Fierce Deity Armor Set gives Link’s Attack Damage a 1.5x boost and is one of the few that can also be obtained using one of The Legend of Zelda Amiibo figures. However, for those without the associated Amiibo, it can luckily also be obtained through gameplay. The quest for this armor is one of the many Misko’s Treasure quests.
It will lead Link to each of the three pieces of the set which include the Fierce Deity Armor, Fierce Deity Boots, and Feirce Deity Mask. The start of this quest can be found in the Eldin Region at the coordinates 2581, 1419, 0135, which is next to Cephla Lake.
The Barbarian Armor Set gives the same stat boost that this Armor Set does. So if that one is more aesthetically pleasing to the player, then either can be used for the same effects.
The first piece of the set, the Fierce Deity Armor in Zelda: TOTK is going to be found in the Akkala Citadel Summit Ruins Cave. The entrance to this cave will be found via a hole in the wall at coordinates 3282, 1494, 0414. The next piece, the Feirce Deity Boots, will be found in the Ancient Tree Stump Cave which is very easy to spot at coordinates -1108, -0441, 0064 in the Hyrule Field. The Fierce Deity Mask will be found in the cave beneath Skull Lake. Enter it through the right “eye” of the skull at coordinates 3321, 3424, 0183 and then defeat the Stalnox to reach the chest behind it holding the Mask.
1 Zoanite Armor Set
The best set of armor in the game is the Zoanite Armor Set. The entire set has a base defense of 12 and a max defense of 84 when fully upgraded. Its special ability is that it increases the Energy Recharge which allows Link to more efficiently use Zoanite materials which are one of the core features of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom making this a very valuable set.
It is separated into three pieces which include the Zoanite Helm, Zoanite Waist Guard, and Zoanite Shin Guards. Since this set focuses on the Zonai, it should be of no surprise that each piece will be found in the Sky.
The Zoanite Helm will be found on Lightcast Island at the coordinates -3591, 0942, 1723. There will be a puzzle to complete here that will ultimately lead to the chest containing the Helm. The Zoanite Wasit Guard will be found in the East Necluda Sky at the coordinates 2375, -1775, 1489.
Link will need to turn the nearby lava into a platform and use his The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Ascend ability to get to the chest. The final piece, the Zoanite Shin Guards will be found in the Akkala Sea Sky at the coordinates 4467, 2028, 1413 where Link will need to use Ultrahand and Ascend to reach the associated chest.
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