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Ancient Core
ModelSprite
BotW Ancient Core Model.png
BotW
BotW Ancient Core Icon.png
BotW
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Cost(s)
320 Rupees (BotW)
Value(s)
Breath of the Wild
80 Rupees
40 Mon
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
80 Rupees
200 Rupees (When sold to Cheria)
Location(s)
Teli (Sold only when it rains) (BotW)
Use(s)
Cooking Ingredient
Making Gray Dye
Selling for Mon
Armor Upgrades

Ancient Cores are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Ancient Cores are a rare drop from Guardians in Breath of the Wild. They can also appear in Treasure Chests found in the overworld, within Ancient Shrines, and as amiibo rewards. Like other Guardian parts, Ancient Cores were made by the ancient Sheikah 10,000 years ago. It is used as a power source for the machines it's placed in.[1]

Link can give three Ancient Cores to Purah at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab during or after the "Slated for Upgrades" Side Quest to upgrade his Stasis Rune. Alternatively, they can be used at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab as ingredients to create various pieces of Ancient equipment, including the Ancient Set, Ancient Short Sword, Ancient Bladesaw and Ancient Spear. They're also counted as Monster Parts, which means they can be used with critters in a Cooking Pot to make Elixirs. The Kochi Dye Shop also accepts Ancient Cores as an ingredient for Gray Dye, or they can be sold to Kilton at the Fang and Bone in exchange for Mon.

Ancient Cores are needed to upgrade certain pieces of Armor at Great Fairy Fountains. The Ancient Set, Vah Medoh Divine Helm, Vah Rudania Divine Helm, Vah Ruta Divine Helm, and Vah Naboris Divine Helm all require Ancient Cores for their third tier of upgrades.

  • Total for Ancient Set: 15 (0, 0, 5, 0) x3
  • Total for Vah Medoh Divine Helm: 5 (0, 0, 5, 0)
  • Total for Vah Naboris Divine Helm: 5 (0, 0, 5, 0)
  • Total for Vah Rudania Divine Helm: 5 (0, 0, 5, 0)
  • Total for Vah Ruta Divine Helm: 5 (0, 0, 5, 0)

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
NetherlandsDutchGeavanceerde kernAdvanced core
FranceFrenchEUCœur antiqueAntique core
ItalyItalianNucleo ancestrale 
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See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ancient Core
    This crystal was made using lost technology. At one time it was the power source for ancient machines. This item is very valuable to researchers.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ancient Core
    This crystal was made using lost technology. At one time it was the power source for ancient machines. This item is very valuable to researchers.
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
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