How to Get Every Piece of Armor in Breath of the Wild—and Upgrade It, Too

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How to Get Every Piece of Armor in <i>Breath of the Wild</i>&#8212;and Upgrade It, Too

In the past Legend of Zelda games, Link often had a few tunics to choose from, each with different powers intended for use in specific puzzles and scenarios. In Breath of the Wild, however, there are many different armor sets and outfits and other wearable pieces, many of which can be upgraded at a Great Fairy Fountain, if you have the right ingredients in your inventory.

It can get a little overwhelming trying to keep track of how to obtain and upgrade each and every item. To help, we’ve assembled this guide detailing the armor, outfits, jewelry, and masks of Breath of the Wild, with the set bonuses, upgrade components, base defense and prices listed, where applicable. Now get crackin’!

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Ancient Set

4
Guardian Resist Up, Ancient Weapon Attack Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

This set is available for purchase at the laboratory in East Akkala once the furnace has been relit with blue fire. It can be upgraded with Ancient parts obtained from killing and scavenging Guardians.

Ancient Helm 2,000 Rupees, 20 Ancient Gear, 5 Ancient Spring, and 3 Ancient Core
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Ancient Screw, 5 Ancient Spring
Level 2: 15 Ancient Spring, 10 Ancient Gear
Level 3: 15 Ancient Shaft, 5 Ancient Core
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Giant Ancient Core

Ancient Cuirass 2,000 Rupees, 20 Ancient Gear, 5 Ancient Spring, and 3 Ancient Core
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Ancient Screw, 5 Ancient Spring
Level 2: 15 Ancient Spring, 10 Ancient Gear
Level 3: 15 Ancient Shaft, 5 Ancient Core
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Giant Ancient Core

Ancient Greaves 2,000 Rupees, 20 Ancient Gear, 5 Ancient Spring, and 3 Ancient Core
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Ancient Screw, 5 Ancient Spring
Level 2: 15 Ancient Spring, 10 Ancient Gear
Level 3: 15 Ancient Shaft, 5 Ancient Core
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Giant Ancient Core


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Armor of the Wild Set

4
Master Sword Beam Up

The Armor of the Wild armor set is rewarded for completing all 120 shrines.

Cap of the Wild


Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 10 Acorn, 2 Farosh’s Scale
Level 2: 5 Courser Bee Honey, 2 Farosh’s Claw
Level 3: 5 Energetic Rhino Beetle, 2 Farosh’s Fang
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Farosh’s Horn

Tunic of the Wild
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 10 Acorn, 2 Naydra’s Scale
Level 2: 5 Courser Bee Honey, 2 Naydra’s Claw
Level 3: 5 Energetic Rhino Beetle, 2 Naydra’s Fang
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Naydra’s Horn

Trousers of the Wild
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 10 Acorn, 2 Dinraal’s Scale
Level 2: 5 Courser Bee Honey, 2 Dinraal’s Claw
Level 3: 5 Energetic Rhino Beetle, 2 Dinraal’s Fang
Level 4: 1 Star Fragment, 2 Dinraal’s Horn


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Barbarian Set

3
Attack Up, Charge Attack Stamina Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

This set is acquired by completing all three labyrinths in Hyrule. The Helm is in the Tu Ka’loh Shrine of Lomei Labyrinth Island in the northeast region of Akkala, which can be reached by gliding from the laboratory. The Armor is in the Dila Maag Shrine of the South Lomei Labyrinth in the Gerudo Desert in the southwest. And the Leg Wraps are in the Qaza Tokki Shrine of the North Lomei Labyrinth in the North Tabantha Snowfield, which is in the Hebra region of the northwest.

Barbarian Helm
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Lynel Horn
Level 2: 3 Lynel Horn, 2 Lynel Hoof
Level 3: 4 Lynel Hoof, 1 Lynel Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Guts, 1 Shard of Dinraal’s Horn

Barbarian Armor
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Lynel Horn
Level 2: 3 Lynel Horn, 2 Lynel Hoof
Level 3: 4 Lynel Hoof, 1 Lynel Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Guts, 1 Shard of Farosh’s Horn

Barbarian Leg Wraps
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Lynel Horn
Level 2: 3 Lynel Horn, 2 Lynel Hoof
Level 3: 4 Lynel Hoof, 1 Lynel Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Guts, 1 Shard of Naydra’s Horn


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Climber’s Set

3
Climb Speed Up, Climbing Jump Stamina Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The three pieces of the Climber’s Set can be found in shrines. The Climber’s Bandanna is in the Ree Dahee Shrine of Dueling Peaks, the Climber’s Gear is in the Chaas Qeta Shrine at Necluda Sea, and the Climbing Boots are gained as part of the Secret of the Cedars shrine quest, which opens up the Tahno O’ah Shrine on Madorna Mountain in the Lanayru Range.

Climber’s Bandana
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Keese Wing, 3 Rushroom
Level 2: 5 Electric Keese Wing, 5 Hightail Lizard
Level 3: 5 Ice Keese Wing, 10 Hot-Footed Frog
Level 4: 5 Fire Keese Wing, 15 Swift Violet

Climber’s Gear
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Keese Wing, 3 Rushroom
Level 2: 5 Electric Keese Wing, 5 Hightail Lizard
Level 3: 5 Ice Keese Wing, 10 Hot-Footed Frog
Level 4: 5 Fire Keese Wing, 15 Swift Violet

Climber’s Boots
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Keese Wing, 3 Rushroom
Level 2: 5 Electric Keese Wing, 5 Hightail Lizard
Level 3: 5 Ice Keese Wing, 10 Hot-Footed Frog
Level 4: 5 Fire Keese Wing, 15 Swift Violet


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Dark Set

3
Night Speed Up (full set)

This set is available for purchase from Kilton once all four Divine Beasts have been freed. It cannot be upgraded.

Dark Hood 1,999 Mon

Dark Tunic 999 Mon

Dark Trousers 999 Mon


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Desert Voe Set

3
Heat Resistance Up, Shock Damage Resist (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The Desert Voe set, a special Gerudo outfit for men that is outlawed in Gerudo Town, can only be obtained through purchase from one of two Gerudo vendors. Either complete the Tarrey Town sidequests in Akkala and buy it from Rhondson, or find the Gerudo Secret Club in Gerudo Town and buy it there (take the second left as you pass through the gates and find the plain, closed wood door). You’ll need the secret passcode: GSC, followed by the diamond symbol.

Desert Voe Headband 450 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 White Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 White Chuchu Jelly, 3 Ice Keese Wing
Level 3: 8 Ice Keese Wing, 3 Icy Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Icy Lizalfos Tail, 5 Sapphire

Desert Voe Spaulder 1,300 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 White Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 White Chuchu Jelly, 3 Ice Keese Wing
Level 3: 8 Ice Keese Wing, 3 Icy Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Icy Lizalfos Tail, 5 Sapphire

Desert Voe Trousers 650 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 White Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 White Chuchu Jelly, 3 Ice Keese Wing
Level 3: 8 Ice Keese Wing, 3 Icy Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Icy Lizalfos Tail, 5 Sapphire


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Flamebreaker Set

3
Flame Guard Up, Fireproof (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The Armor base of this set is given to Link in Southern Mine on the path to Goron City by completing the sidequest Fireproof Lizard Roundup. The Helm and Boots can be bought in Goron City once you have the Flamebreaker Armor to protect you.

Flamebreaker Helm 2,000 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Fireproof Lizard, 2 Moblin Horn
Level 2: 3 Fireproof Lizard, 4 Moblin Fang
Level 3: 3 Smotherwing Butterfly, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 4: 5 Smotherwing Butterfly, 2 Hinox Guts

Flamebreaker Armor 600 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Fireproof Lizard, 2 Moblin Horn
Level 2: 3 Fireproof Lizard, 4 Moblin Fang
Level 3: 3 Smotherwing Butterfly, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 4: 5 Smotherwing Butterfly, 2 Hinox Guts

Flamebreaker Boots 700 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 1 Fireproof Lizard, 2 Moblin Horn
Level 2: 3 Fireproof Lizard, 4 Moblin Fang
Level 3: 3 Smotherwing Butterfly, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 4: 5 Smotherwing Butterfly, 2 Hinox Guts


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Gerudo Set

1
Heat Resistance Up (full set)

The Gerudo Outfit is obtained in the process of gaining entrance to Gerudo Town (start at the Kara Kara Bazaar, the oasis visible from the nearby cliffs). Each piece can be purchased in Gerudo Town in different colors for 180 Rupees a piece. It cannot be upgraded.

Gerudo Veil
Gerudo Top
Gerudo Sirwal


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Hylian Set

3

The Hylian gear can be bought in both Kakariko Village and Hateno Village. It offers no bonus outside the one hinted at in its description: “It’s made from sturdy material to protect travelers from the harsh sun and weather.”

Hylian Hood 60 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Bokoblin Horn
Level 2: 8 Bokoblin Horn, 5 Bokoblin Fang
Level 3: 10 Bokoblin Fang, 5 Bokoblin Guts
Level 4: 15 Bokoblin Guts, 15 Amber

Hylian Tunic 120 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Bokoblin Horn
Level 2: 8 Bokoblin Horn, 5 Bokoblin Fang
Level 3: 10 Bokoblin Fang, 5 Bokoblin Guts
Level 4: 15 Bokoblin Guts, 15 Amber

Hylian Trousers 90 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Bokoblin Horn
Level 2: 8 Bokoblin Horn, 5 Bokoblin Fang
Level 3: 10 Bokoblin Fang, 5 Bokoblin Guts
Level 4: 15 Bokoblin Guts, 15 Amber


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Radiant Set

3
Blend in with Stal enemies, Bone Weapon Attack Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

Find the door to the Gerudo Secret Club (see Desert Voe set, above) and use the password GSC followed by the diamond symbol to enter the shop and purchase the Radiant Set. You’ll need Luminous Stones in addition to rupees.

Radiant Mask 800 Rupees, 3 Luminous Stones
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Luminous Stone, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 8 Luminous Stone, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 10 Luminous Stone, 2 Molduga Guts
Level 4: 20 Luminous Stone, 1 Lynel Guts

Radiant Shirt 800 Rupees, 3 Luminous Stone
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Luminous Stone, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 8 Luminous Stone, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 10 Luminous Stone, 2 Molduga Guts
Level 4: 20 Luminous Stone, 1 Lynel Guts

Radiant Tights 800 Rupees, 3 Luminous Stone
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Luminous Stone, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 8 Luminous Stone, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 10 Luminous Stone, 2 Molduga Guts
Level 4: 20 Luminous Stone, 1 Lynel Guts


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Rubber Set

3
Shock Resistance Up, Unshockable (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

Head over to the Lakeside Stable in Faron, talk to Cima, and complete the sidequest Thunder Magnet to obtain the Helm part of this set. To get the Armor, teleport to Ridgeland Tower, then paraglide due west until you reach Thundra Plateau, where the quest Trial of Thunders will be triggered. The Armor is in the Toh Yahsa Shrine. The tights meanwhile can be obtained by speaking with Kass at Calora Lake in the Faron Region, northeast of Lake Floria, to start the quest A Song of Storms, revealing the Qukah Nata Shrine where they are being held in a chest.

Alternately, the set can be purchased from Grante in Tarrey Town.

Rubber Helm
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Yellow Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Yellow Chuchu Jelly, 5 Voltfruit
Level 3: 5 Zapshroom, 5 Yellow Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Yellow Lizalfos Tail, 10 Topaz

Rubber Armor
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Yellow Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Yellow Chuchu Jelly, 5 Voltfruit
Level 3: 5 Zapshroom, 5 Yellow Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Yellow Lizalfos Tail, 10 Topaz

Rubber Tights
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Yellow Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Yellow Chuchu Jelly, 5 Voltfruit
Level 3: 5 Zapshroom, 5 Yellow Lizalfos Tail
Level 4: 10 Yellow Lizalfos Tail, 10 Topaz


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Sheikah Set

2
Stealth Up, Night Speed Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The Sheikah set of armor can be purchased in the Sheikah town of Kakariko Village.

Stealth Mask 500 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Blue Nightshade
Level 2: 5 Blue Nightshade, 5 Sunset Firefly
Level 3: 8 Silent Shroom, 5 Sneaky River Snail
Level 4: 10 Stealthfin Trout, 5 Silent Princess

Stealth Chest Guard 700 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Blue Nightshade
Level 2: 5 Blue Nightshade, 5 Sunset Firefly
Level 3: 8 Silent Shroom, 5 Sneaky River Snail
Level 4: 10 Stealthfin Trout, 5 Silent Princess

Stealth Tights 600 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Blue Nightshade
Level 2: 5 Blue Nightshade, 5 Sunset Firefly
Level 3: 8 Silent Shroom, 5 Sneaky River Snail
Level 4: 10 Stealthfin Trout, 5 Silent Princess


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Snowquill Set

3
Cold Resistance Up, Unfreezable (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The Snowquill set is available for purchase in Rito Village.

Snowquill Headdress 1,000 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Red Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Red Chuchu Jelly, 3 Warm Safflina
Level 3: 8 Fire Keese Wing, 5 Sunshroom
Level 4: 10 Red Lizalfos Tail, 5 Ruby

Snowquill Tunic 600 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Red Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Red Chuchu Jelly, 3 Warm Safflina
Level 3: 8 Fire Keese Wing, 5 Sunshroom
Level 4: 10 Red Lizalfos Tail, 5 Ruby

Snowquill Trousers 550 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Red Chuchu Jelly
Level 2: 5 Red Chuchu Jelly, 3 Warm Safflina
Level 3: 8 Fire Keese Wing, 5 Sunshroom
Level 4: 10 Red Lizalfos Tail, 5 Ruby


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Soldier’s Set

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The three pieces of this set are for sale in Hateno Village.

Soldier’s Helm 180 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Chuchu Jelly, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 3 Keese Eyeball, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 2 Lizalfos Tail, 2 Hinox Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Hoof, 2 Lynel Guts

Soldier’s Armor 250 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Chuchu Jelly, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 3 Keese Eyeball, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 2 Lizalfos Tail, 2 Hinox Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Hoof, 2 Lynel Guts

Soldier’s Greaves 200 Rupees
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Chuchu Jelly, 3 Bokoblin Guts
Level 2: 3 Keese Eyeball, 3 Moblin Guts
Level 3: 2 Lizalfos Tail, 2 Hinox Guts
Level 4: 2 Lynel Hoof, 2 Lynel Guts


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Zora Set

3
Swim Speed Up, Swim Up Waterfalls (Armor only), Attack With Y (Helm only), Swim Dash Stamina Up (set bonus at upgrade level 2)

The Armor of this set is given during the course of the main Zora questline. Speak with the King in Zora’s Domain to obtain it. The Helm can be found in a chest in a pond just above Zora’s Domain in Toto Lake. The Greaves meanwhile are earned as a reward for completing Lynel Safari, which you can begin by speaking with Zora Laflat in Zora’s Domain.

Zora Helm
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Lizalfos Horn
Level 2: 5 Lizalfos Talon, 5 Hyrule Bass
Level 3: 5 Lizalfos Tail, 5 Hearty Bass
Level 4: 10 Lizalfos Tail, 15 Opal

Zora Armor
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Lizalfos Horn
Level 2: 5 Lizalfos Talon, 5 Hyrule Bass
Level 3: 5 Lizalfos Tail, 5 Hearty Bass
Level 4: 10 Lizalfos Tail, 15 Opal

Zora Greaves
Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Lizalfos Horn
Level 2: 5 Lizalfos Talon, 5 Hyrule Bass
Level 3: 5 Lizalfos Tail, 5 Hearty Bass
Level 4: 10 Lizalfos Tail, 15 Opal

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Non Set Armor Items

Champion’s Tunic 5
Reveal Enemy HP

Impa in Kakariko Village will give Link this clothing item when he has recovered at least one memory in the main quest Captured Memories.

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 3 Silent Princess
Level 2: 3 Silent Princess, 2 Shard of Farosh’s Horn
Level 3: 3 Silent Princess 2 Shard of Naydra’s Horn
Level 4: 10 Silent Princess, 2 Shard of Dinraal’s Horn


Sand Boots 3
Sand Speed Up

At the entrance to Gerudo Town is a running man named Bozai. Talk to him while wearing the Gerudo Outfit to start the quest The Eighth Heroine, which will award the boots upon completion.

They cannot be upgraded.


Snow Boots 3
Snow Speed Up

At the beginning of the quest The Eighth Heroine (described above), Bozai will “lend” you these boots.

They cannot be upgraded.


Thunder Helm 3
Lightning Guard

One of the more difficult items to obtain, getting this will require helping Riju retrieve the helm from the Yiga Clan, then completing the Divine Beast Vah Naboris quest and all the sidequests in Gerudo Town to win her trust so you can use it. Get the process started by speaking to her in Gerudo Town.

It cannot be upgraded.


Warm Doublet 1
Cold Resistance Up

This piece of clothing is obtained in the tutorial portion of the game. Read the book in the Old Man’s cabin and make him a meal with Hyrule Bass and Spicy Peppers. If you climb to Mount Hylia without it, he’ll give it to you once you reach the top.

It cannot be upgraded.


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Jewelry

All items can be purchased at Gerudo Jewelers in Gerudo Town. The shop owner must be given 10 Flint before she can sell to you.

Amber Earrings 4
Heat Resistance
Price: 100 Rupees, 10 Amber

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Amber, 3 Flint
Level 2: 10 Amber, 3 Flint
Level 3: 20 Amber, 3 Flint
Level 4: 30 Amber, 3 Flint


Diamond Circlet 4
Guardian Resist Up
Price: 1,500 Rupees, 2 Diamond

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 2 Diamond 3 Flint
Level 2: 4 Diamond 3 Flint
Level 3: 6 Diamond 1 Star Fragment
Level 4: 10 Diamond 1 Star Fragment


Opal Earrings 3
Swim Speed Up
Price: 200 Rupees, 8 Opal

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 5 Opal, 3 Flint
Level 2: 8 Opal, 3 Flint
Level 3: 16 Opal, 1 Star Fragment
Level 4: 20 Opal, 1 Star Fragment


Ruby Circlet 3
Cold Resistance Up
Price: 500 Rupees, 3 Ruby

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 2 Ruby, 3 Flint
Level 2: 4 Ruby, 3 Flint
Level 3: 6 Ruby, 1 Star Fragment
Level 4: 10 Ruby, 1 Star Fragment


Sapphire Circlet 3
Heat Resistance Up
Price: 800 Rupees, 3 Sapphire

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 2 Sapphire, 3 Flint
Level 2: 4 Sapphire, 3 Flint
Level 3: 6 Sapphire, 1 Star Fragment
Level 4: 10 Sapphire, 1 Star Fragment


Topaz Earrings 3
Shock Resistance Up
Price: 500 Rupees, 5 Topaz

Upgrade Requirements
Level 1: 2 Topaz, 3 Flint
Level 2: 4 Topaz, 3 Flint
Level 3: 6 Topaz, 1 Star Fragment
Level 4: 10 Topaz, 1 Star Fragment


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Kilton Masks

All masks are bought from Kilton the Monster Merchant, who can be initially found in East Akkala at his shop Fang and Bone, which opens up after 10 PM in the left eye of the skull-shaped lake in Deep Akkala. He will then circle through several towns (Gerudo Town, Hateno Village, Kakariko Village, Lurelin Village, Rito Village, Tarrey Town/Lake Akkala, Zora’s Domain) and appear only at night, selling different items depending on how many Divine Beasts have been defeated. Exchange monsters parts for his currency, Mon, and purchase these items.

None of them can be upgraded.

Bokoblin Mask 3
99 Mon
Blend with Bokoblins

Lizalfos Mask 3
299 Mon, 2 Divine Beasts
Blend with Lizalfos

Lynel Mask 3
999 Mon, 3 Divine Beasts
Blend with Lynels

Moblin Mask 3
199 Mon, 1 Divine Beast
Blend with Mobins

Now that you know how to get all the wearable items in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, why don’t you take ‘em for a test run? Take on the subbosses of Hyrule, conquer the Divine Beasts, or just survive the harsh elements a bit better, by using some of the items above.


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