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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
Value(s)
80 Rupees
40 Mon
Location(s)
Teli (Sold only when it rains)
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 Ancient Materials, Ancient Cores were made by the ancient Sheikah 10,000 years ago. It is used as a power source for machines.[1]

Link can give three Ancient Cores to Purah at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab during the "Slated for Upgrades" Side Quest, which will upgrade his Stasis Rune.[3] Alternatively, they can be used at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab as ingredients to create various pieces of Ancient Soldier Gear, including the Ancient Set, Ancient Short Sword, Ancient Bladesaw, and Ancient Spear. They also count as Monster Parts, which means they can be used with critters in a Cooking Pot to make Elixirs. The Kochi Dye Shop 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 required to upgrade the following pieces of Armor at a Great Fairy Fountain.

Armor Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
BotW Ancient Helm Icon.png
Ancient Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Ancient Cuirass Icon.png
Ancient Cuirass
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Ancient Greaves Icon.png
Ancient Greaves
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Vah Medoh Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Medoh Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Vah Naboris Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Naboris Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Vah Rudania Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Rudania Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A
BotW Vah Ruta Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Ruta Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Core Icon.png Ancient Core (×5) N/A

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Ancient Cores can be sold to Cheria for 200 Rupees, though they can be sold elsewhere for 80 Rupees.

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)
  3. "You'll need three ancient cores to power up Stasis." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
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