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Ancient Material
BotW Ancient Gear Icon.png
An Ancient Gear
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Other appearance(s)
Comparable item(s)

Ancient Materials,[1] also known as Ancient Parts,[2] are a recurring class of Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Ancient Materials are Materials that all source from ancient technology like Guardians. Ancient Materials are a type of Monster Part, and therefore can be exchanged for Mon and used to Cook Elixirs.

When Link defeats Guardians, they will drop several Ancient Materials. A number of Ancient Materials can be found in Treasure Chests in Ancient Shrines and Divine Beasts. They are also sold by the Merchant Teli, who travels between Fort Hateno and Hateno Village.

Armor Upgrades

Several pieces of Armor require Ancient Materials in order to be upgraded at a Great Fairy Fountain.

Sheikah Slate Upgrades

As part of the "Slated for Upgrades" Side Quest, Purah at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab offers to upgrade Link's Runes.[1]

Rune Cost
Sheikah Sensor 3 Ancient Screws[3]
Remote Bombs 3 Ancient Shafts[4]
Stasis 3 Ancient Cores[5]

Ancient Soldier Gear

Ancient Materials can also be brought to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab, where the Ancient Oven can make Ancient Soldier Gear, so long as the lab's Furnace is ignited.[6] Making Items will cost Link Ancient Materials and Rupees.[7]

List of Ancient Materials

Material Description Value Additional uses
BotW Ancient Core Icon.png
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. 80 BotW Green Rupee Icon.png
40 BotW Mon Icon.png
Elixir creation
Sold for Rupees and Mon
Armor upgrades
BotW Ancient Gear Icon.png
Ancient Gear
A gear used in ancient machinery. Despite being incredibly old, its build quality is leaps and bounds above anything built using current technology. 30 BotW Green Rupee Icon.png
10 BotW Mon Icon.png
Elixir creation
Sold for Rupees and Mon
Armor upgrades
BotW Ancient Screw Icon.png
Ancient Screw
A screw used in ancient machinery. It's made of an unknown material, and no matter how many times it's turned, its threads never seem to show signs of wear. 12 BotW Green Rupee Icon.png
2 BotW Mon Icon.png
Elixir creation
Sold for Rupees and Mon
Armor upgrades
BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png
Ancient Shaft
A machine part used in ancient machinery. It's incredibly sturdy, and it's not made of any recognizable material. It may come in handy someday. 40 BotW Green Rupee Icon.png
20 BotW Mon Icon.png
Elixir creation
Sold for Rupees and Mon
Armor upgrades
BotW Ancient Spring Icon.png
Ancient Spring
A spring used in ancient machinery. It is light and buoyant enough to float on water, and no matter how many times it's compressed, it never loses tension. 15 BotW Green Rupee Icon.png
5 BotW Mon Icon.png
Elixir creation
Sold for Rupees and Mon
Armor upgrades

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Nomenclature

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See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "If you bring me some ancient materials, I'll power up your runes!" — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ancient Parts" — Material (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "You'll need three ancient screws to power up your Sheikah Sensor." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "You'll need three ancient shafts to power up your Remote Bombs." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "You'll need three ancient cores to power up Stasis." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Cherry...erm, the ancient oven...creates ancient soldier gear. But I fear she's out of sorts at the moment. Hm. I'm afraid someone will have to bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace again..." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Insert materials and rupees.
    Receive ancient equipment in exchange.
    " — Ancient Oven (Breath of the Wild)
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