Link has worn many outfits over the years, but no matter the year or the release, it always harkens back to the classic green garb worn back in 1983. If you want to bring Link back to his roots, you need to find the Hero Armor set in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Like many armor sets in Tears of the Kingdom, the Hero Armor has a base attack of 3 defense per piece, which upgrades to a maximum of 20 (total 60 defense) and provides the incredibly handy Attack Up set bonus.
You can technically get the Hero Armor in Tears of the Kingdom via amiibo, but if you don’t have any figurines, you can also find it by scouring the Depths. Our Tears of the Kingdom Hero Armor guide will help you find all three pieces of the Hero armor set: the Cap of the Hero, Tunic of the Hero, and Trousers of the Hero.
The location of each of these pieces of armor can be found in Old Maps, found in chests across the Sky Islands above Hyrule. These are helpful if you’re playing the game without a guide, but no means essential if you just want to beeline it over to the armor. Here, we will provide the directions you need to get there without stopping to pick up the treasure map.
Cap of the Hero location
The Cap of the Hero can be found in the Tuft Canyon Mine in the East Necluda Depths under Tuft Mountain and just east of Yambi Lake.
The nearest chasm is Meda Mountain Chasm, which you can access from Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower and the closest lightroot is Mimufis Lightroot.
Dropping down to the nearby Yikot Lightroot will require fire resistance, as there’s lava around the area.
If you’re struggling to locate it, the chest is opposite the large Zonai deposit, at (2518, -3602, -0626). Your fancy new hat comes with a base stat of +3 defense.
Tunic of the Hero location
The Tunic of the Hero can be found under the Dueling Peaks (north), in the Dueling Cayons Mine at (1285, -1811, -0784). However, the river that runs through the gorge is mirrored below as an impenetrable mountain. The nearest Chasm is the East Hill Chasm northeast of Kakariko Village. The closest lightroot is Sohse Lightroot.
Once you open the chest, you’ll get the Tunic of the Hero, which (probably) looks familiar and comes with +3 defense.
Trousers of the Hero location
Finally, we look for our trousers, which are hidden in the Corvash Canyon Mine (-3354, 2312, 0812). There are two ways to reach this — while the routes are largely straight-shot, neither are particularly close, as you’ll have to run a ton in the Depths to get to the mine. Unfortunately, the Hebra region has no proper chasm entrance, so make sure you activate lightroots so you can make an easy return for finding other loot in the area later on.
The nearest chasm is the Hyrule Ridge Chasm, west of Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower. Alternatively, there’s the Drenan Highlands Chasm, just west of the Typhlo Ruins Skyview Tower. The closest lightroot is Worihas Lightroot.
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Hero Armor upgrade cost and set bonus
With all three pieces of the Hero Armor equipped, you’ll now have the full set of base level (Level 0) Hero armor. Each has +3 defense (for a total of 9), but can be upgraded to +20 defense a piece (for a total of +60 defense). They cannot, however, be dyed (though that should not come as a surprise).
The upgrades list for this armor is relatively simple, as each stage requires the same items, just in differing quantities. The Hero Armor comes with the Attack Up set bonus, which is exactly what it sounds like.
- To get to Level 1 and raise your defense by 2, you need 1 ruby and 1 Star Fragment per piece.
- To get to Level 2 and raise your defense by another 3, you need 4 rubies and 1 Star Fragment per piece.
- To get to Level 3 and raise your defense by a further 4, you need 6 rubies and 1 Star Fragment per piece.
- To get to Level 4 (max) and raise your defense by 8, to the maximum 20 defense, you need 10 rubies and 1 Star Fragment per piece.
Fully upgrading the Hero Armor will cost you 63 rubies and 12 Star Fragments, plus 2,280 Rupees.