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

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Ancient Shafts can be found by defeating Guardians or within chests in Ancient Shrines. They are also sold by the travelling merchant Teli, who can be found on the path northwest of Hateno Village. Like other Ancient Materials, they were made 10,000 years ago to be used in the Ancient Technology of the Sheikah. They are made of a sturdy, yet unknown material.[1]

During the Side Quest "Slated for Upgrades", Link can give Purah three Ancient Shafts to upgrade his Remote Bombs Runes.[3] The Ancient Oven in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab also requires Ancient Shafts to make certain pieces of Ancient Soldier Gear. They can be used to make Gray Dye at the Kochi Dye Shop or exchanged for Mon at the Fang and Bone.

Ancient Shafts 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 Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Ancient Cuirass Icon.png
Ancient Cuirass
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Ancient Greaves Icon.png
Ancient Greaves
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Vah Medoh Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Medoh Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Vah Naboris Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Naboris Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Vah Rudania Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Rudania Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A
BotW Vah Ruta Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Ruta Divine Helm
N/A N/A BotW Ancient Shaft Icon.png Ancient Shaft (×15) N/A

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Cheria the Merchant will buy Ancient Shafts for 100 Rupees. However, they are only worth 40 Rupees when sold elsewhere.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese古代のシャフト (Kodai no shafuto) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR古代傳動軸 (Gǔdài chuándòng zhóu) 
NetherlandsDutchGeavanceerde as 
FranceFrenchEUArbre antiqueAntique tree
GermanyGermanAntike Achse 
ItalyItalianAsse ancestraleAncient Shaft
South KoreaKorean고대의 샤프트 (Godaeui syapeuteu) 
RussiaRussianДревний вал (Drevniy val) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEje ancestral 
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See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "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.
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "You'll need three ancient shafts to power up your Remote Bombs." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
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