The Soldier’s Armor is one of the best defensive armor sets in Tears of the Kingdom and can be obtained fairly early on in the game’s main story. Below is the guide to acquiring the Soldier’s Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that you shouldn’t miss.
There are plenty of great armor sets in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one of which is the Soldier’s Armor. It may not be the most interesting set visually and it lacks a set bonus when fully upgraded, but its above-average defensive capabilities and its relatively low upgrade costs make it a solid choice for any would-be adventurer. It also helps that players can get the Soldier’s Armor almost immediately after dropping down to the surface, making it incredibly useful during the opening stages of the game.
As is the case with all of the other armor sets in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Soldier’s Armor set consists of three pieces. However, where it differs from a lot of the other sets is that all three pieces are located relatively close to one another, enabling players to get the Soldier’s Armor quickly and without too much trouble. They will need to break an awful lot of rocks though, so should make sure to stock up on rock-breaking weapons and Bomb Flowers before getting started.
How to Get the Soldier’s Armor in Tears of the Kingdom
In order to get their hands on the Soldier’s Armor set, players will need to make their way down into the Royal Hidden Passage. To do so, they should head north from Lookout Landing and through the gates that bar the path up toward Hyrule Castle. If they haven’t already done so, they can open the gates using Link’s Ultrahand ability. If they then follow the path ahead of them, they’ll come to a doorway flanked by two trees at coordinates -0320, 0781, 0074.
Assuming they’ve already completed the “To the Kingdom of Hyrule” main story quest, players will be able to head inside, where they’ll need to use Ultrahand again to lift two heavy metal gates. After heading up some stairs, they’ll want to take a left and then take the first door that they come to on their left.
This will lead down some stairs, at the bottom of which, players should again take a left. At first, this looks like a dead end, but by using Link’s Ultrahand ability to open a trap door, players can reveal a path down in the Royal Hidden Passage.
Following this pathway for a little while will lead to players getting ambushed by a Black Horriblin. Its long weapon and quick mobility make it dangerous, but if players are able to hit it in the butt with an arrow, they should have very little trouble taking it out.
Continuing on, they’ll soon come to a Red Chuchu and some steps leading downward, at the bottom of which they’ll find what looks to be a gravestone with some interesting lore inscribed on it.
Opposite this gravestone, players will find a blocked passageway and so should use Bomb Flower arrows or a rock breaker weapon to proceed: a common theme down in the Royal Hidden Passage. There are a few Stone Pebblits on the other side and some Luminous Stones that players will need to break in order to drop down into a new area below. Heading north here will lead to a pit with a Bubbulfrog in it, but players should instead take the passage leading south, which will bring them to a more open area with a Shock Like.
After taking out the Shock Like, players should break through the rocks over to their left (-0265, 0649, -0012) and then follow the passageway down and to their left. They’ll soon come to a large pile of rocks on their right, with what looks to be an archway poking out of the top of it.
Here, they should use air attacks to clear a path, which they can do by hitting X to jump and then Y to attack while still in mid-air. Doing so will allow them to pass through the archway and to the small dungeon on the other side.
Before doing anything else, players should take care of the two Bokoblins and then turn their attention to the small cell to the right with the large boulder in it. If they use Ultrahand to move this boulder, they’ll be able to drop down to a passageway beneath it and can then follow this for a short distance.
Once at the other end, players should use Link’s Ascend ability and then quickly take care of the Bokoblin that lies in wait. After doing so, they’ll be able to open up the chest (-0267. 0638, -0035) and claim the chest piece of the Soldier’s Armor set.
How to Get the Soldier’s Helm in Tears of the Kingdom
Now that they have the Soldier’s Armor chest piece, players should drop down the nearby hole and follow the passageway back to the hole beneath the small cell. They can then use Ascend again to get back into the main part of the dungeon and then head through the archway that they unblocked a little earlier.
Opposite this archway is another passageway, which, once again, is blocked by debris. Breaking these rocks and the ones at the end of the little rock bridge behind them will lead players into some water and a large cavern full of ore.
Following this water round to the left will lead players to another archway that’s blocked off by debris. If players break the rocks, they’ll find themselves in another little dungeon, where they’ll need to take care of a rather dangerous Ice Like. It’s best to do this from a distance where possible to avoid getting frozen. With the Ice Like vanquished, players will be free to open up the chest (-0230, 0467, -0039) and claim the second piece of the Soldier’s Armor: the Soldier’s Helm.
How to Get the Soldier’s Greaves in Tears of the Kingdom
To get the final piece of the Soldier’s Armor set, players should head back through the archway and then follow the water round to the left. There are some Keese here and a blueish breakable wall with some ore behind it, but players should keep following the path up until their progress is blocked by some more rocks.
Of course, these will need to be broken, and the Moblins on the other side will need to be defeated too. Players can then cross over another stone bridge and break through yet another wall on the far side.
After dealing with a few more Stone Pebblits, players should focus their attention on the large pile of debris on their right, which again looks to be hiding another archway. With a few jump attacks, players can head through it to one final dungeon, where another Stone Pebblit and a regular Like Like await them. Once they’ve been taken care of, players can open up the chest (-0307, 0281, -0006) to get the Soldier’s Greaves, which are the final piece of the Soldier’s Armor set.
How to Upgrade the Soldier’s Armor Set in Tears of the Kingdom
As with all of the other armor sets in Tears of the Kingdom, players can upgrade the Soldier’s Armor to improve its defensive capabilities by visiting the four Great Fairies. Sadly, doing so doesn’t unlock a set bonus, but it can help to turn the Soldier’s Armor into one of the best defensive armor sets in Tears of the Kingdom. With all three pieces at max level, players will receive an incredible 84 defense stat, which is the joint highest in the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for the Nintendo Switch.
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