The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild features hidden set bonuses that you can get for wearing and upgrading all the different parts of specific sets. This Zelda Breath Of The Wild Armor Sets Bonuses Guide will tell you all of the armor sets we’ve discovered so far that come complete with a set bonus once upgraded.
There are a lot of different armor sets in Breath of the Wild and although most of them provide individual bonuses, not all of them apply a set bonus. For example, you can upgrade the Hylian set to increase its stats but it does not offer a set bonus. That’s not to say armor without sets isn’t worth upgrading as the increase in defense is always a good thing.
For the armor sets that do have bonuses you need to upgrade them before the bonus is applied. You can upgrade items several times, each upgrade adds a star above the items name in your inventory. To unlock a potential armor set bonus effect you first need to upgrade the entire set twice, so it becomes two star armor. If you want to know how to upgrade armor, check out our Great Fairy Fountain guide.
Zelda Breath Of The Wild Armor Sets Bonuses Guide
The Zora set provides increased swim speed as its basic stat. Once upgraded to two star Zora set it offers an additional bonus, Swim Dash Stamina Up. This massively reduces the amount of stamina it takes to dash while swimming. Whereas previously it could take up 20-25% of the original stamina bar, the upgrade reduces that number closer to 5%. If you want to find all of the pieces of the Zora Armor set check out our weapons and armor guide.
The Stealth Armor can be bought at Kakriko Village. It doesn’t give much in the way of protection but it does increase your stealth level right away. When you upgrade the whole set to level two you will also get increased movement speed at night. The stealth also lets you sneak up on bugs and other critters easily, as long as you are not sprinting.
The Climbers Armor Set isn’t the strongest in terms of defensive capabilities but the Climbing Jump Stamina Up bonus for the complete set allows Link to scale cliffs twice as high as he could previously, drastically increasing the amount of times you can jump without losing all of the stamina. Check out our check out our weapons and armor guide to find the full set..
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Offering only 3 defense per piece the Gerudo armor set doesn’t seem all that special on the surface. That, and you look like a woman. However, it’s one of the few armor sets in Breath of the Wild that offers a set bonus instantly, without upgrading. The set bonus provides Heat-Resistance. Perfect as you can only find the set in the Gerudo Desert. Speak with the girl atop the general store at the Kara Kara Bazaar to pick up this set.
This is the armor set you can pick up in Goron City. If you get the set bonus you will become Fire Proof, which I thought it already did. Now you can’t be set on fire by enemies from arrows or hits, like flaming Kleese.
The Snowquill set can be bought in the Rito Village at the Clothing Store. It let’s you travel to even the most frigid areas of the map without having to worry about freezing to death. When you upgrade it to level 2, the set bonus makes it so you can’t be frozen at all. This is nice for the snow areas where ice Chuchus like to jump out and freeze you.
This gear is got from the second research lab up in Akkala . It isn’t cheap and it isn’t easy to find the materials for it but it does increase your defense to the Guardians. If you upgrade it to level 2 you will get Ancient Proficiency and to be honest I don’t 100% know what it means. You either do more damage to Guardians or take less damage, not sure.
This is the Male Gerudo gear which you can only get if you upgrade Tarrey Town twice. When the Gerudo is recruited she will open a clothing shop in Tarrey Town and you can buy it there for about 2500 Rupees. This will offer you resistance to electric at level 2 so you don’t drop your weapon when struck.
We’re updating this as we progress through the game so check back soon for updates to our Zelda Breath Of The Wild Armor Sets Bonuses Guide.