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How to get the Phantom Armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Where to find all three Phantom Armor pieces across Hyrule.

The Phantom Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom not only makes Link look extremely intimidating, but it also offers a great deal of protection against any and all enemies.

Armor is a crucial part of life in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there are multiple different types that you can find while exploring Hyrule and by helping various residents you find along the way. Every piece of the Phantom Armor has a base stat of eight, with plenty of potential to upgrade it to even higher levels.

Without further ado, we're going to show you how to get the Phantom Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Phantom Armor set explained

The Phantom Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is made up of three separate pieces, a Helmet, a Chest Piece, and Greaves.

  • Phantom Helmet - Base Stat of eight and increases Attack.
  • Phantom Armor - Base Stat of eight and increases Attack.
  • Phantom Greaves - Base Stat of eight and increases Attack.

Unlike some other armor pieces in Tears of the Kingdom, it looks like the Phantom Armor set cannot be enhanced at a Great Fairy Fountain. However, all three pieces combined will give Link a grand armor stat of 24 and significantly boost his attack power.

Luckily, all three pieces can be found in the southern half of Hyrule, meaning that you'll only need to do a bit of light travelling to get them all.

How to get the Phantom Greaves in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

To find the Phantom Greaves in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you need to find the Ancient Altar Ruins in the Gerudo Desert. Fast travel to the Siwakama Shrine if you have it, if not, then these are the coordinates for the Siwakama Shrine (-2445, -3342, 0041).

Before you get there, make sure to have heat resistant armor on or at least have a meal or two that boosts Link's heat resistance. It gets very hot in this area during the day.

zelda totk siwakama shrine map location

When you get to the Shrine, look out into Gerudo Desert and you should see a bunch of holes in the ground. These are quicksand holes that will suck Link below into the Ancient Altar Ruins, but there is a specific sinkhole you need to go to.

Once you get to the formation of sinkholes, you need to head for the hole at (-2525, -3703, 0010). We've also highlighted the right circle on the map below:

zelda totk entrance to phantom greaves ancient ruins map location

When you get to the right sinkhole, dive into it and let it swallow Link up. You'll then appear in a small room with sand trickling in from the ceiling.

zelda totk ancient altar ruins phantom greaves sinkhold

Once you are in this room, look around and you should see the chest is on a slightly raised ledge. All you need to do is climb up there and open the chest to collect the Phantom Greaves.

zelda totk ancient alter ruins phantom greaves chest location

How to get the Phantom Helmet in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The Phantom Helmet in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be found in a cave on Puffer Beach in south Faron. To find the helmet piece, head to Puffer Beach. You can fast travel to Utushok Shrine near Highland Stable to get closer if you want to, we've also marked the location of Puffer Beach on the map below:

zelda totk puffer beach map location

Once you get to Puffer Beach, head to these coordinates (0286, -3849, 0004) and look up. You should see that there is an opening in the rock above you leading into a raised cave.

zelda totk puffer beach raised cave entrance

To get up here, you can grab one of the discarded Zonai rockets against some rocks at (0259, -3875, 0001). Fuse one of the rockets to your Shield and head back to the entrance of the raised cave.

zelda totk puffer beach zonai rockets

Equip your Shield and ride it up into the cave. Once you land in here, there will be a Black Horriblin and a Horrblin waiting for you. We recommend taking them out as they can be a pain when trying to open the chest.

After dealing with the Horriblins, head through the small opening at the rear of the cave that leads into another cave room and look right. You should see a chest here. Open the chest to collect the Phantom Helmet.

zelda totk puffer beach raised cave phantom helmet chest location

How to get the Phantom Armor in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Now, we've left the Phantom Armor chest piece until last as it's the hardest of the three pieces to find. To find the Phantom Armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you need to head to very tip of Tamio River. This is east of the Cliffs of Ruvara, south west of Rutile Lake, and nother east of Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower.

We've marked the location of the tip of the Tamio River on the map below:

zelda totk tip of tamio river map location

Head to the tip of the river and when you get there, look for the entrance to Tamio River Downstream Cave. The coordinates for the Tamio River Downstream Cave entrance are (-2912, -0795, 0010).

Before you head into the cave, we recommend activating any and all of the Sages that you have so far. If you don't have any, we strongly advise that you investigate at least two Regional Phenomena first. However, it is possible to make it through this cave alone with a lot of supplies, meals, elixirs and arrows.

zelda totk link at entrance of tamio river downstream cave

When you're ready, head into the Tamio River Downstream Cave. In the first room, a few Horriblins are crawling around the ceiling but you can completely ignore these if you want to. Keep heading through the cave, making sure to stick to the left side.

Follow the path on the left side of this cave until you come into the beginning of the next room. You should see the chest location opposite you, but do not drop down. There are Gloom Hands below you, and they make getting to the chest very difficult.

zelda totk tamio river downstream cave link looking down at gloom hands

You can try to avoid the Gloom Hands, but we did find it easier (surprisingly) to learn how to beat the Gloom Hands and then beat Phantom Ganon who appears after that. Once you've managed to do this, follow the path on the ground to the far side of the cave behind the chest location.

Here, you should see a wall that is blocked by rocks.

zelda totk link looking at blocked wall in tamio river downstream cave

Destroy the rocks using a hammer or Sage ability, then climb the newly revealed ramp to collect the Phantom Armor in the chest at the top.

You now have the full Phantom Armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, congratulations! Now, you could make Link even more intimidating by learning how to find Ganon's Giant Horse. Alternatively, if you want to hunt down a different armor set, you could always learn how to find the Zora Armor too.

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