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How to get the Flamebreaker Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Get a flame guard perk — for a steep price

Link wears the flamebreaker armor while standing under twinkle lights in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The Flamebreaker Armor set is an invaluable piece of gear in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. As well as protecting Link from some damage, it also highly raises his heat resistance. In fact, it gives the flame guard (fire resistant) effect, allowing you to explore all the warmest corners of Hyrule. You’ll be ready to take on Death Mountain’s hottest caves.

Flamebreaker Armor location

The most straightforward way to find all three pieces of the Flamebreaker Armor set — the Flamebreaker Helm, Flamebreaker Armor (chest piece), and the Flamebreaker Boots — in Goron City.

Goron City is in the northeast part of Hyrule, close to Death Mountain. The armor store has the coordinates (-1640, 2410, 0384). The full set of Flamebreaker Armor is available here. However, it is quite expensive. To wit:

  • The Flamebreaker Helm costs 1,400 rupees.
  • The Flamebreaker Armor costs 700 rupees.
  • The Flamebreaker Boots cost 1,200 rupees.

Each piece grants the flame guard perk and comes with a base stat of +3 defense.

In order to afford all pieces of the Flamebreaker Armor, you might want to check out our guides on how to farm rupees through the bowling minigame or what to sell without worrying.

How else can you get the Flamebreaker Armor?

Although it’s available with the rest of the set in Goron City, there are actually multiple ways to get the Flamebreaker Armor chest piece. This is worthwhile, because as well as being the cheapest option, combined with other heat resistant effects, for example from food, it will still enable you to explore some of the hottest areas of the map. For example, you can complete the Fire Temple with only the chest piece.

Link stands near a shop selling the flamebreaker armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The chest piece can also be found at YunoboCo HQ, just north of Goron City at the coordinates (1604, 2827, 0424). The price is also 700 rupees.

Flamebreaker Armor upgrade costs, set bonus, and effect

As mentioned above, you get a stack of flame guard per piece of armor you wear, which prevents you from succumbing to scorching fiery heat (but not the regular sunny heat that you experience in the Gerudo Desert). Upgrading all the pieces to two-star or higher and equipping the full set makes you fully fireproof, which is great when fighting fiery enemies.

You’ll be able to upgrade the pieces of the Flamebreaker Armor at a Great Fairy Fountain, in exchange for the following materials:

  • 1-star (5 defense): 3 Moblin horns, 10 rupees
  • 2-star (8 defense): 5 Moblin fangs, 5 fireproof lizards, 50 rupees
  • 3-star (12 defense): 5 Blue Moblin horns, 3 smotherwing butterflies, 15 flint, 200 rupees
  • 4-star (20 defense): 5 Black Moblin horns, 5 smotherwing butterflies, 30 flint, 500 rupees

To upgrade the set fully, you’ll need 9 Moblin horns, 15 Moblin fangs, 15 Blue Moblin horns, 15 Black Moblin horns, 15 fireproof lizards, 24 smotherwing butterflies, 135 flint, and 2,280 rupees.

Once you’ve found a way to afford all three pieces of the Flamebreaker Armor, consult our list of all armor sets and set bonuses to see what to find next, or check out our recommendations for the best armor.

Correction (June 13): A previous version of this guide misstated the effects for the Desert Voe and Flamebreaker Armors. We’ve updated this guide to reflect this.