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The best armor in Breath of the Wild is the Old set – the AAncient helmet, breastplate and greaves – and can only be obtained after completing a specific side quest – Robbie’s investigation – Y You have then compiled the appropriate materials to exchange in the Akkala Ancient Technology Laboratory.
It sounds a bit complicated, but it’s actually quite a doable task, and it’s a fantastic means of preparing for some of the toughest challenges in the game, like Calamity Ganon or the toughest Fighting Shrines.
Best Zelda Armor: Breath of the Wild – How to Get the Ancient Armor Set
The best armor in Breath of the Wild, purely speaking in terms of damage resistance provided in combat, is the Ancient Helmet, Ancient Breastplate, and Ancient Grieves Ancient Armor set.
The set itself has the same base resistance as the Soldier Armor set, with 4 defense per item, but it’s the bonus effects that make it stand out: Guardian Resist is a base effect that applies to whatever item you’re wearing. Since, which gives you a damage resistance of all guardians, while wearing a full set, you will get the bonus of the ancient proficiency set which also increases your damage with ancient weapons and guardian weapons. With those who are already doing additional damage to the Guardians themselves, it comes in handy!
You can get your hands on the Ancient Armor set by exchanging certain items, usually those obtained by defeating or overthrowing the Guardians, at Akkala’s Ancient Technology Laboratory, after completing Robbie’s Investigation side quest.
Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Ancient Weapons and Armor Prices
|Ancient arrow||Antique Screw x2, Antique Axle x1, Arrow x1||90|
|Ancient Arrow x3||Antique Screw x6, Antique Axle x3, Antique Arrow x3||250|
|Ancient Arrow x5||Ancient Spring x5, Ancient Arrow x5, Arrow x5||400|
|Ancient short sword||Ancient Spring x15, Ancient Shaft x5, Ancient Core x2||1000|
|Ancient shield||Ancient Equipment x10, Ancient Spring x15, Giant Ancient Core x1||1000|
|Old Bladesaw||Ancient Screw x15, Ancient Axle x5, Ancient Core x2||1000|
|Ancient spear||Ancient Equipment x15, Ancient Axis x5, Ancient Core x2||1000|
|Ancient arch||Ancient Equipment x10, Ancient Spring x15, Giant Ancient Core x1||1000|
|Ancient Helm||Ancient Equipment x20, Ancient Axis x5, Ancient Core x3||2000|
|Ancient breastplate||Ancient Equipment x20, Ancient Bolt x5, Ancient Core x3||1000|
|Ancient Greaves||Ancient Equipment x20, Ancient Spring x5, Ancient Core x3||1000|
Where is the lab and how is the mission completed, you ask? Well…
Akkala Ancient Tech Lab location and Robbie’s Research side quest
The Akkala Ancient Tech Lab is located in the most northeastern part of the map, within the Akkala region, but to complete the mission, you must first have completed another.
Before leaving for Akkala, then, you must talk to Purah in the Hateno Ancient Technology Laboratory and get to the point where you show him a photo of yourself; We have a page on the missions needed to do it in our Hateno Ancient Tech Lab tutorial just for that.
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Once that’s done, the Robbie’s Research side quest will be available, and you can head over to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab to speak with Robbie himself.
Once you are there, it will first ask you to identify yourself. The way to do it is to completely take off all your clothes (we know …) and then talk to him again.
Once you speak to him without clothes on, he will identify you by the scars on his body from his previous battles, and then he will ask you to perform the same task he did when activating the fast travel point for the Hateno Laboratory: carrying the blue flame. with a torch to light the oven.
First, grab the torch on the side of the lab if you don’t already have one, then head outside.
Note that unlike the Hateno Lab version of this mission, there are a large number of enemies along the way, including a Guardian who probably had to pass to visit the lab.
Since you cannot put away the torch without the blue flame going out, we strongly recommend that you head from the laboratory to the source of the blue flames on foot, defeating all the enemies along the way, so that you have a clear path of I go back to the lab once I carry the torch.
The source of the flames itself is located on top of a hill, just east of the Tech Lab, on the other side of a river. Light the torch there and on the way back make sure to light each flashlight as you go; If your flame goes out for any reason, such as rain or accidental running, you can relight it from the nearest flashlight instead of starting over.
Once you’ve finally returned to the lab, light the furnace from the front with the blue flame, and then the lab will unlock as a location for quick travel.
Go back inside and talk to Robbie again, and now you can buy the ancient weapons and armor from him, provided you have the rupees and the necessary materials.
That’s it for the side quest here! However, for more in-depth tutorials, be sure to check out our main Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough and guide hub, along with our Breath of the Wild Shrines and Trials hub, too!