Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC 2 Armor Location Guide: Phantom Ganon Armor, Royal Guard Armor, And More
Fantastic Armor Sets And Where To Find Them
The final DLC drop from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now. Titled The Champions' Ballad, it contains an assortment of new armor and headgear that offer new tactical and cosmetic benefits. Some are even inspired by characters that longtime franchise fans are likely to recognize, such as Ravio from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. To help you ease the headache of figuring out exactly where these items are, we've detailed each of their locations and have provided screenshots of where they are on the map.
Like the game's first expansion pass DLC, it's possible to find each costume out in the world by following a series of quest hints provided by various Rumor Mill magazines scattered across the world. However, you can nab all the special DLC items without interacting with these helpful texts. If you're looking to take more of a hands-off approach, follow the details provided by the side-quest sections that open upon booting the game with the DLC installed.
It's important to note that none of the new DLC armor can be upgraded at the Great Fairy Fountains. An unfortunate sacrifice in order to look as cool as you do with this stuff equipped.
The Champions' Ballad DLC is the second and final part of Breath of the Wild's paid DLC. If you need even more Zelda guides, check out our recipe and cooking manual, our beginner's guide, or just our general list of everything you might want help figuring out. And of course you shouldn't miss our official review of Breath of the Wild.
Royal Guard Armor
If you ever felt like Link should look more regal, than the Royal Guard armor is the perfect fit for you. When equipped, this set decreases the amount of stamina used from a charge attack. Each individual piece provides you a base defense rating of four.
Royal Guard Armor Piece Locations
Royal Guard Cap: This piece is found in a chest in the room above the Hyrule Castle Sanctum. Approach from the castle rear for the easiest path up.
Royal Guard Uniform: This piece is found in a chest in a small room near the Hyrule Castle Dining Hall. There should be a hallway in front that leads to a dead end, which you need to blast with a bomb.
Royal Guard Boots: The boots are found in a chest in the Hyrule Castle Guards' Chamber, surrounded by two pesky Lizalfos.
Phantom Ganon Armor
Aside from looking incredibly menacing, the Phantom Ganon Armor offers you a stealth bonus. Each individual piece provides you a base defense rating of four. Hardcore fans are likely to recognize that the armor is inspired by Ganon's appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Phantom Ganon Armor Piece Locations
Phantom Ganon Skull: This piece is found in a chest at the base of the main, large waterfall leading up to Corta Lake, in the Faron region.
Phantom Ganon Armor: This piece is hidden in a chest underneath the Sarjon Bridge, in the Faron region.
Phantom Ganon Greaves: This piece of armor is found in a chest next to the broken statue in Ebara Forest on the northern side of the curve in the pathway, in the Faron region.
Ancient Horse Armor
This armor set is likely to trigger memories of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's horse armor, but don't be alarmed, this set is a whole lot cooler and more functional. Comprised of two pieces, each provides a special perk. The Ancient Bridle increases the number of spurs available to the horse it's equipped on, while the Ancient Saddle grants you the ability to summon your horse to your current location.
Ancient Horse Armor Piece Locations
Ancient Bridle: This piece is found in a chest at the peak of Satori Mountain, under the cherry-blossom tree. It's just like one of my Japanese animes.
Ancient Saddle: This piece is found in a chest behind the Malanya Spring in the Lake region.
Island Lobster Shirt
Sometimes you're just too lazy to put on clothes. Inspired by the pajamas you wear in the beginning of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the Island Lobster Shirt doesn't offer much defense, sporting a base defense rating of one. However, it does offer you an increased resistance to heat. That makes sense; after all, Wind Waker Link was always too hot wearing that hero's tunic in the middle of summer.
Island Lobster Shirt Location
The Island Lobster Shirt is found in a chest at the root of the Menoat River, which is south of the Lake Tower. You'll see the chest slightly upstream where it's at the bottom of the river. Use the Magnesis Rune to unearth it from its watery slumber.
The hood of Ravio--the cowardly merchant's hood from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds--offers a base defense rating of two. It's not particularly useful, offering the odd benefit of increased speed while climbing sideways. But hey, at least it's a fun little nod to the recent Link to The Past successor.
Ravio's Hood Location
Oh Ravio, Ravio! Wherefore art thou Ravio's hood? This piece of headgear is found in a chest near the Spring of Courage, directly underneath the right hand of the stone dragon.
If there's one thing that most gamers remember about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, it's the menacing oddball villain, Zant. His helmet contributed to his threatening countenance; though, when it was removed, we almost wished he'd kept it on. Luckily, this nifty piece of headgear can be found in Breath of the Wild. It sports a base defense rating of three, while offering the useful perk of making you unfreezable when it's equipped.
Zant's Helmet Location
Zant's Helmet is found in a chest north of Tobio's Hollow, on a small island with two dead trees at the west corner of the swamp.