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How to Upgrade Armor in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

Stock up on materials, have many rupees, and then find a Fairy Fountain.

There are loads of armor sets in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as well as many ways to upgrade these suits of armor to make them look fancy or stronger. In this post, I’ll guide readers and Zelda players through the procedure for upgrading Link’s armor in the game. 

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To get things started, you must know who is needed and what is needed to upgrade your armor. So first things first, where to go and who to find? 

Upgrading Link’s Armor in Tears of the Kingdom

To upgrade Link’s armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you must find all of the Great Fairy Fountains, have lots of rare and common materials, and have plenty of Rupees to pay for all the upgrades. 

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Find the Great Fairy Fountains to Upgrade Armor Pieces in TotK (Screenshot via Prima Games)

Let’s start with all of the Great Fairy Fountain locations in Hyrule.

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All the Great Fairy Fountain Locations in Hyrule 

There are four Great Fairy Fountains in Hyrule that you must find to upgrade your armor fully. They are situated nearby four stables across Hyrule, as displayed on the map below.

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All Great Fairy Fountain Locations in TotK Circled in Red (Screenshot via Prima Games)

All Great Fairy Locations in TotK

Great Fairy FountainMap Coordinates of Great Fairy Fountain  Stable Close By
Great Fairy Tera
(Great Hyrule Forest)
(0921,1380,0093)Woodland Stable 
Great Fairy Cotera
(West Necluda)
(1766,-2172,0012)Dueling Peaks Stable 
Great Fairy Kaysa
(Hyrule Fields)
(-1555,-1238,0085)Outskirt Stable
Great Fairy Mija
(Snowfield)
(-1461,2995,0305)Snowfield Stable

Complete Side Quests 

There are specific side quests that must be completed for you to get all the fairies out of hiding in their giant bud. All of the quests involve finding musicians to play music for them.

Related: How To Unlock The Great Fairies In Tears Of The Kingdom – Great Fairy Tera

Once you’ve completed a side mission, the great fairy will thank you and offer to enhance your clothing a little bit. 

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The Great Fairy Tera in Tears of the Kingdom (Screenshot via Prima Games)

Have Plenty of Materials in Your Inventory

To enhance armor sets in Tears of the Kingdom, you must have a plethora of common and rare materials. From amber to Dinraal’s scale, small critters in caves, monster parts collected from battles, and more are all required to upgrade armor. 

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Upgrading Link’s Armor in TotK (Screenshot via Prima Games)

Have Plenty of Rupees to Pay for Enhancements

Coupled with the materials, you’ll also be required to pay Rupees to enhance your armor pieces. It will cost 10 Rupees per upgrade. So if you’ve tracked down and collected many pieces of armor, it’s best you have plenty of Rupees ready to cash out at one of the Great Fairy Fountains. 

That’s how to upgrade Link’s armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you’re looking to get started on your Great Fairy quest, read: Where To Find The Sound Of A Flute to Unlock Great Fairy Kaysa in Tears Of The Kingdom


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