There are plenty of armor sets in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, such as the Climbing Gear, but finding these armor sets and discovering the bonus stats available for each armor set can be a daunting task. In this article we cover the Zelda: Breath of the Wild armor sets, where to find them, what their stats are and the set bonuses for each armor set. Of course some of the armor sets in Breath of the Wild you won’t be able to get for awhile (although you can get the Climbing Gear pretty quickly), but it’s good to know what’s out there.

While defense should be your first priority, there are several armor sets that work well for specific tasks. For example, the Climber’s armor set increases your climbing speed by default, and if you have the set bonus it reduces stamina while climbing as well. Any time you need to make a long climb you should be switching to this armor set. There are also armor sets for swimming, stealth and more. If you're looking for armor to keep you alive in very hot areas, we've got you covered on exactly how to find it. To make the most of your armor sets you should be switching frequently depending on what you’re doing in the game.

Armor Set Enhancing

Individual armor items will offer various resistances. For example, each item in the Flamebreaker armor set will grant one level of stackable heat resistance. That means having one piece on will give you level one heat resistance, two pieces will give you level two resistance and three pieces will give you level three resistance. However, if you have a complete set of armor, you can enhance it to get a set bonus. In order to get this set bonus you need to enhance every piece of the armor set at least twice. Armor can be enhanced at one of four locations in Hyrule where you can find a mysterious fountain. We’ve covered the fountains in detail so you can find each one, but enhancing your armor won’t be cheap, especially after the second enhancement. In addition to needing large amounts of rupees to unlock each fountain, you’ll need specific items to use in the enhancement process.

Armor Set Locations and Stats

Armor Piece Defense Location Set Bonus
Hylian Hood 3 Hateno Village Shop None
Hylian Tunic 3 Hateno Village Shop None
Hylian Trousers 3 Hateno Village Shop or Chest East of Temple of Time None
Soldier's Helm 4 Hateno Village Shop None
Soldier's Armor 4 Hateno Village Shop None
Soldier's Greaves 4 Hateno Village Shop None
Stealth Mask 2 Kakariko Village Shop All items offer increased stealth ability, full set grants increased movement speed at night.
Stealth Chest Guard 2 Kakariko Village Shop All items offer increased stealth ability, full set grants increased movement speed at night.
Stealth Tights 2 Kakariko Village Shop All items offer increased stealth ability, full set grants increased movement speed at night.
Snowquill Headdress 3 Rito Village Shop All items offer cold resistance, full set grants freeze resistance.
Snowquill Tunic 3 Rito Village Shop All items offer cold resistance, full set grants freeze resistance.
Snowquill Trousers 3 Rito Village Shop All items offer cold resistance, full set grants freeze resistance.
Zora Helm 3 Chest in Toto Lake All items offer increases swim speed, Helm adds Spin Attack in water, full set causes dashing in water to consume less stamina.
Zora Armor 3 The Divine Beast Vah Ruta Main Quest All items offer increases swim speed, full set causes dashing in water to consume less stamina.
Zora Greaves 3 Lynel Safari Side Quest All items offer increases swim speed, full set causes dashing in water to consume less stamina.
Flamebreaker Helm 3 Goron City Shop All items offer stackable level one flame resistance, full set grants complete fire resistance.
Flamebreaker Armor 3 Goron City Shop, Fireproof Lizard Roundup Side Quest All items offer stackable level one flame resistance, full set grants complete fire resistance.
Flamebreaker Boots 3 Goron City Shop All items offer stackable level one flame resistance, full set grants complete fire resistance.
Gerudo Veil 1 Forbidden City Entry Main Quest Full set grants level one heat resistance without need for enhancement.
Gerudo Top 1 Forbidden City Entry Main Quest Full set grants level one heat resistance without need for enhancement.
Gerudo Sirwal 1 Forbidden City Entry Main Quest Full set grants level one heat resistance without need for enhancement.
Desert Voe Headband 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond), or Ground Up Side Quest in Tarrey Town All items offer stackable level one heat resistance, full set grants shock resistance.
Desert Voe Spaulder 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond), or Ground Up Side Quest in Tarrey Town All items offer stackable level one heat resistance, full set grants shock resistance.
Desert Voe Trousers 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond), or Ground Up Side Quest in Tarrey Town All items offer stackable level one heat resistance, full set grants shock resistance.
Ancient Helm 4 Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Shop All items offer resistance to Guardian attacks, full set increases damage with Ancient (glowing) weapons.
Ancient Cuirass 4 Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Shop All items offer resistance to Guardian attacks, full set increases damage with Ancient (glowing) weapons.
Ancient Greaves 4 Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Shop All items offer resistance to Guardian attacks, full set increases damage with Ancient (glowing) weapons.
Climber's Bandana 3 Ree Dahee Shrine Chest (Dueling Peaks area) All items offer increased climbing speed, full set lowers stamina consumption for jumping while climbing.
Climber's Gear 3 Chaas Qeta Shrine Chest (Island southeast of Hateno Lab) All items offer increased climbing speed, full set lowers stamina consumption for jumping while climbing.
Climber's Boots 3 Tahno O'ah Shrine Chest (Northeast of Hateno Lab) All items offer increased climbing speed, full set lowers stamina consumption for jumping while climbing.
Barbarian Helm 3 Tu Ka'loh Shrine Chest (Lomei Labyrinth Island in the far northeast Hyrule) All items offer increased attack power, full set lowers stamina required for a Charge Attack.
Barbarian Leg Wraps 3 Qaza Tokki Shrine Chest (North Lomei Labyrinth in the far northeast of the Hebra cold region) All items offer increased attack power, full set lowers stamina required for a Charge Attack.
Barbarian Armor 3 Dila Maag Shrine Chest (South Lomei Labyrinth in the east Gerudo Desert) All items offer increased attack power, full set lowers stamina required for a Charge Attack.
Radiant Mask 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond) All items draw Skeleton enemies to you, full set increases attack damage to Skeleton enemies.
Radiant Shirt 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond) All items draw Skeleton enemies to you, full set increases attack damage to Skeleton enemies.
Radiant Tights 3 Gerudo Secret Club Shop (Password: G, S, C, Diamond) All items draw Skeleton enemies to you, full set increases attack damage to Skeleton enemies.
Rubber Helm 3 Thunder Magnet Side Quest (Lakeside Stable - Faron) All items offer shock resistance, full set grants complete shock immunity.
Rubber Armor 3 Toh Yasha Shrine Chest All items offer shock resistance, full set grants complete shock immunity.
Rubber Tights 3 Qukah Nata Shrine (East of Faron Tower) All items offer shock resistance, full set grants complete shock immunity.
Dark Hood 3 Kilton's Monster Shop (After completing all four Divine Beast dungeons) Full set increases movement speed at night.
Dark Tunic 3 Kilton's Monster Shop (After completing all four Divine Beast dungeons) Full set increases movement speed at night.
Dark Trousers 3 Kilton's Monster Shop (After completing all four Divine Beast dungeons) Full set increases movement speed at night.
Cap of the Wild 4 Complete All Shrines Full set increases power of Master Sword beam attack.
Tunic of the Wild 4 Complete All Shrines Full set increases power of Master Sword beam attack.
Trousers of the Wild 4 Complete All Shrines Full set increases power of Master Sword beam attack.

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