Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How to remove fall damage with the Glide Armor Set

With one of the game's defining new features being the ability to explore floating islands, players might have grown tired of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's fall damage; returning from Breath of the Wild. What if I told you there was a way to circumvent it? As a matter of fact, there is - it just requires a bit of prep, and one of the game's new armor sets. Complete a set of 3 diving minigames across Courage, Bravery and Valor Islands across the sky, and you'll gather the 3 pieces of the Glide Armor set; enhance each piece at least two times to unlock the set's unique set bonus, Impact Proof.

Finding the Glide Armor Set Pieces

Even if you've not yet attempted one of the sky's diving challenges, chances are you've seen at least one of the islands in question - they're the towering behemoths you can find dotted across the horizon. Don't worry; you don't need to get to the top to activate the challenges, even gliding to the bottom sections of the island is enough. Talk with the construct on each island to be teleported to the top to activate the challenge; skydive through all of the rings that the construct spawns along the path down. Once you've completed the challenge at least once you'll be given an additional challenge of a time trial - if you can manage to clear the par time you'll receive one of the 3 pieces of the Glide Armor set.

Glide Armor Set locations

Acquiring the Armor Set Bonus

Once you've managed to complete all 3 of the challenges and earned the armor set, you'll need to enhance them twice at a Great Fairy to get the full set bonus. The first upgrade will require 9 Keese Wings (3 per armor piece) alongside a nominal Rupee fee. The second upgrade will require 15 Keese Wings and 18 Aerocuda Eyeballs (5 and 6 per piece, respectively) with another Rupee fee. These are relatively common enemies to challenge across Hyrule, but you can also buy Aerocuda Eyeballs at Kakariko Village; you can find swarms of Keese nearby the Popla Foothills Skyview Tower.

After you've gone through the painstaking process of both getting all of the Armor Set pieces and upgrading them twice, equip them and check Link's Status to find the special Impact Proof status. No matter how high the fall, even if you're straight-up divebombing from the Great Sky Islands down to the surface - you won't take any damage from the fall. Congrats, do with this what you will, and break new ground with no fear of the consequences of your actions!