Perhaps the rarest armor players can get in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Ancient Hero’s Aspect is earned through the various Shrines Link can find throughout their exploration of Hyrule. Almost acting as a final reward of the game, this armor is unsurprisingly one of the strongest items players can wear. However, it will take some time to unlock the Ancient Hero’s Aspect with many of Link’s late-game tools and abilities.
The Ancient Hero’s Aspect has a +12 Armor stat and may be worn as a complete outfit instead of being split up into three separate pieces like some other armor sets in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While the armor has no special ability, the sheer value that comes with the defense bonus makes it valuable gear. Said to contain the spirit of a hero who once saved Hyrule, this item can only be earned by the most determined players.
How To Unlock The Ancient Hero’s Aspect in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Players must complete all 152 Shrines in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to unlock the Ancient Hero’s Aspect armor at the Temple of Time on the Great Sky Island. Shrines are found all over Hyrule and feature both simple and complex puzzles for the players to solve. Ranging from challenges that test the player’s mastery of Link’s abilities to combat trials that take away the player’s gear, each Shrine can be completely different from others.
The Ancient Hero’s Aspect armor is given as a reward at the Temple of Time on the Great Sky Island for completing all 152 Shrines in the game.
Defeating the puzzles of a Shrine typically gives players a Light of Blessing as a special reward. By taking 4 Light of Blessings to a Goddess Statue, players can purchase either a Stamina Vessel or Heart Container in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to increase Link’s stamina or health respectfully.
When the last Shrine has been completed, the statue of Rauru at the ending altar will tell players, “This is the final Light of Blessing. Make your way to the Temple of Time. There, you shall find a suitable reward for your efforts.“. Fast traveling to Ukouh Shrine puts players close to the Temple, where they will have to use the Recall ability to move a waterwheel to reach the top of the area with the Goddess Statue.
Behind the Statue, a chest contains the Ancient Hero’s Aspect armor for players to get in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, representing their extraordinary efforts to defeat the challenges of every Shrine in the game.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo EPD
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.
- How Long To Beat:
- 35-50 hours
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild