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

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Giant Ancient Cores are a rare drop from Guardians. They can also be obtained from Treasure Chests in Ancient Shrines. Like all Ancient Materials, they were made by the ancient Sheikah 10,000 years before Breath of the Wild. When placed on the ground, the inner ring will spin horizontally and the core will spin diagonally.

The Ancient Oven at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab requires Giant Ancient Cores to make several pieces of Ancient Soldier Gear, such as the Ancient Bow. Giant Ancient Cores, as Monster Parts, can also be combined with critters in a Cooking Pot to make Elixirs. However, Cooking them with anything else will result in Dubious Food. The Kochi Dye Shop will accept them as an ingredient for Gray Dye, but they can also be sold to Kilton at the Fang and Bone for Mon.

Giant 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 N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Ancient Cuirass Icon.png
Ancient Cuirass
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Ancient Greaves Icon.png
Ancient Greaves
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Vah Medoh Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Medoh Divine Helm
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Vah Naboris Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Naboris Divine Helm
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Vah Rudania Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Rudania Divine Helm
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)
BotW Vah Ruta Divine Helm Icon.png
Vah Ruta Divine Helm
N/A N/A N/A BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png Giant Ancient Core (×2)

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Giant Ancient Cores are very rare drops on the battlefield, as well as buyable items from Merchants. Additionally, the device wielded by Astor somewhat resembles a Giant Ancient Core, albeit with the coloration of Malice.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese古代の巨大なコア (Kodai no kyodaina koa) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR巨大的古代核心 (Jùdà de gǔdài héxīn) 
NetherlandsDutchGeavanceerde reuzenkern 
FranceFrenchEUCœur antique géantGiant antique core
GermanyGermanAntiker Riesenkern 
ItalyItalianGran nucleo ancestrale 
South KoreaKorean고대의 거대한 코어 (Godaeui geodaehan koeo) 
RussiaRussianДревнее суперъядро (Drevneye superʺyadro) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAGran núcleo ancestral 
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See Also

References

  1. "Giant Ancient Core
    A giant energy crystal made using lost ancient technology. Cores this large are an extremely rare find. A researcher would probably know how to use this.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Giant Ancient Core
    A giant energy crystal made using lost ancient technology. Cores this large are an extremely rare find. A researcher would probably know how to use this.
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
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