Zelda Breath of the Wild: Armor Set & Outfit Locations, Stats and Bonuses

A proper RPG-like armor system being added into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was something of a surprise, but given how much the game adjusts the existing Zelda formula perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised! There's quite a lot of armor in the game, and while they all share the same basic base stats with only minor variations, many have unique bonus effects.

These bonus effects are not to be underestimated - the sheer difference having a full set of Zora armor makes to swimming or the climbing gear in full makes to your climb speed has to be seen to be believed. If you're playing Breath of the Wild smart, you'll be swapping gear often.

Every piece of armor in Breath of the Wild starts with the same basic set of stats in a very small range, as you'll see below. Not accounted for below is how that every single Armor Set in the game can be upgraded - and upgrading them twice or more will give you access to their unique set bonuses.

To upgrade armor, you simply need to track down the Great Fairy Fountains and awaken the Great Fairies there - then they'll offer to upgrade your gear for you.

Don't forget, too, that you can dye your armor into more unique colors at the dye shop in Hateno Town. 

Below you'll find a list of every armor in the game (Amiibo Armor excluded, but we have a dedicated page on Amiibo Bonuses) as well as where you can find them. This way you can decide which is the best armor for you. Enjoy!


All Regular Armor Sets & Outfits - where to find all of them, what they do

Hylian Armor Set

  • Hylian Hood, Hylian Tunic, Hylian Trousers
    • 3 Defense
    • Hateno Village Shop

Soldiers Armor Set

  • Soldier's Helm, Soldier's Armor, Soldier's Greaves
    • 4 Defense
    • Hateno Village Shop

Sheikah Sealth Armor Set

  • Stealth Mask, Stealth Chest Guard, Stealth Tights
    • 2 Defense, Stealth Up
    • Kakariko Village Shop
    • Set Bonus: Movement speed at night up when full set worn

Snowquill Armor Set

  • Snowquill Headdress, Snowquill Tunic, Snowquill Trousers
    • 3 Defense, Cold Resistance
    • Rito Village Shop
    • Set Bonus: Unfreezable - can't be frozen solid when full set worn

Zora Armor Set

Set Bonus: Dashing while swimming consumes less stamina

  • Zora Helm
    • 3 Defense, Swim Speed Up, Swimming Spin Attack (Y in water)
    • Toto Lake - North of Zora's Domain, lift a chest out of the water with Magnesis
  • Zora Armor
    • 3 Defense, Swim Speed Up
    • Main Quest: The Divine Beast Vah Ruta
  • Zora Greaves
    • 3 Defense, Swim Speed Up
    • Side Quest: Lynel Safari (found in Zora's Domain)

Flamebreaker Armor Set

  • Flamebreaker Helm, Flamebreaker Armor, Flamebreaker Boots
    • 3 Defense, Flame Guard (flame resistance)
    • Goron City Shop
    • Set Bonus: Fireproof - immune to fire and burning

Gerudo Vai Armor Set

  • Gerudo Veil, Gerudo Top, Gerudo Sirwal
    • 1 Defense
    • Main Quest: Forbidden City Entry (Gerudo Town)
    • Set Bonus: Heat Resistant, no upgrade required

Desert Voe Armor Set

  • Desert Voe Headband, Desert Voe Spaulder, Desert Voe Trouers
    • 3 Defense, Heat Resistance
    • Gerudo Secret Club Shop (back door of Gerudo armor shop), Tarrey Town (From the Ground Up sidequest)
    • Set Bonus: Shock Resistance

Ancient Armor Set

  • Ancient Helm, Ancient Curiass, Ancient Greaves
    • 4 Defense, Guardian Resistance (resist guardian attacks)
    • Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Shop/Trade
    • Set Bonus: Ancient Proficiency

Climber's Armor Set

Set Bonus: Less stamina consumed by climbing

  • Climber's Bandanna
    • 3 Armor, Climb Speed Buff
    • Ree Dahee Shrine (Between the Duelling Peaks)
  • Climbing Gear
    • ???????3 Armor, Climb Speed Buff
    • Chaas Qeta Shrine (A small island in the sea south-east of Hateno Tower)
  • Climbing Boots
    • 3 Armor, Climb Speed Buff
    • Tahno O'ah Shrine (North-east of the Hateno Research Lab. Clavia will give you clues to help find it.)

Barbarian Armor Set

Set Bonus: Stamina raise, Charge Attack

  • Barbarian Helm
    • 3 Defense, Attack Boost
    • Tu Ka'loh Shrine (Maze at top right of map)
  • Barbarian Armor
    • 3 Defense, Attack Boost
    • Dila Maag Shrine (Maze in Gerudo Desert)
  • Barbarian Leg Wraps
    • 3 Defense, Attack Up
    • Qaza Tokki Shrine (Maze at the east of the northern region of Hebra)

Radiant Armor Set

  • Radiant Mask, Radiant Shirt, Radiant Tights
    • 3 Defense, Lures Stal-type (skeleton) enemies
    • Gerudo Secret Shop (back door of Gerudo Town Armor Shop)
    • Set Bonus: Bone attacks boosted

Rubber Armor Set

Set Bonus: Unshockable (immune to all shock attacks)

  • Rubber Helm
    • 3 Defense, Shock Resistance
    • Thunder Magnet side quest (at the Lakeside Stable in Faron
  • Rubber Armor
    • 3 Defense, Shock Resistance
    • Toh Yasha Shrine (Near the Ridgeland tower there is a bog; on an island here is a shrine puzzle under constant thunder clouds)
  • Rubber Tights
    • 3 Defense, Shock Resistance 
    • Qukah Nata Shrine (East of Faron Tower - a shrine quest to get hit by lightning)

Dark Link Armor Set

Set Bonus: Movement speed up at night

  • Dark Hood, Dark Tunic, Dark Trousers
    • 3 Defense
    • Kilton's Monster Shop

Classic Tunic of the Wild Armor Set

Set Bonus: Master Sword Beam is more powerful. This is the classic Zelda outfit; you might want to pair it with the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield to complete the look.

  • Cap of the Wild, Tunic of the Wild, Trousers of the Wild
    • 4 Defense
    • Side Quest: A gift from the Monks (complete all shrines)

Stand-alone Armor Items

  • Old Shirt

    • 1 Defense
    • Found inside a chest in the Shrine of Resurrection
  • Well-worn Trousers

    • 1 Defense
    • Found inside a chest in the Shrine of Resurrection
  • Warm Doublet

  • Champion's Tunic

    • 5 Defense, See Enemy HP
    • Main Quest: Captured Memories (Impa)
  • Sand Boots

    • 3 Defense, Walk on Sand at normal speed
    • Side Quest: The Eighth Heroine (man outside Gerudo Town running around during the day)
  • Snow Boots

    • 3 Defense, Walk on Snow at normal speed
    • Side Quest: The Forgotten Sword (following on from The Eighth Heroine sidequest)
  • Topaz Earrings

    • 3 Defense, Shock Resistance
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Amber Earrings

    • 3 Defense, Heat Resistance
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Opal Earrings

    • 3 Defense, Swim Speed Up
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Diamond Circlet

    • 4 Defense, Guardian Resistance
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Sapphire Circlet

    • 3 Defense, Heat Resistance
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Ruby Circlet 

    • 3 Defense, Cold Resistance
    • Gerudo Jewelers Shop
  • Bokoblin Mask

    • 3 Defense, Trick Bokoblins into thinking you're one of them
    • Kilton's Monster Shop
  • Moblin Mask

    • 3 Defense, Trick Moblins into thinking you're one of them
    • Kilton's Monster Shop
  • Lizalfos Mask

    • 3 Defense, Trick Lizalfos into thinking you're one of them
    • Kilton's Monster Shop
  • Lynel Mask

    • 3 Defense, Trick Lynel into thinking you're one of them
    • Kilton's Monster Shop

DLC Armor Items & Sets

  • Korok Mask

  • Phantom Armor

    • When worn as a set, significantly boosts your attack power.

    • A classic from Wind Waker, you must find it in the Trial of the Sword DLC, as detailed in our Phantom Armor unlock guide.

  • Tingle's Fairy Outfit

    • When worn as a set, it boosts your movement speed at night. Why does Tingle need that buff...?

    • Found as part of the DLC - you'll find the pieces of it scattered across Hyrule Field's ruins. For more information, see our Tingle outfit guide.

  • Midna's Helmet

    • Wearing this weakens the attacks of Guardians and other robotic enemies - using the power of the Twilight Realm, we guess.

    • It's found at the Sage Temple Ruins in Hyrule's main map, as detailed in our Midna Helmet location guide.

  • Majora's Mask

    • Probably one of the coolest of the DLC items, as well as looking great, wearing it makes some enemies fear you and flee. 

    • To get it, you'll need to find it hidden in the Kolomo Garrison Ruins, which isn't far from the Great Plateau. The full location is in our Majora's Mask location guide.

  • Salvager Armor from Xenoblade 2

    • Added to the game as a tie-in, you can get armor ripped straight from the world of Xenoblade 2. It boosts your swimming speed - similar to the Zora Armor.

    • To find it, you'll need to complete a special Xenoblade 2 DLC promo quest - the full details of which can be found on our Salvager armor guide.