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Giant Ancient Core
ModelSprite
BotW Giant Ancient Core Model.png
BotW
BotW Giant Ancient Core Icon.png
BotW
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Value(s)
Breath of the Wild
200 Rupees
100 Mon
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
200 Rupees
500 Rupees (When sold to Cheria)
Location(s)
Breath of the Wild
Killing Guardians
Treasure Chests
Use(s)
Cooking Ingredient
Making Gray Dye
Selling for Mon
Armor Upgrades

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 Guardian parts, they were made by the ancient Sheikah ten-thousand 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 equipment, such as the Ancient Bow. Giant Ancient Cores, as Monster Parts, can also be combined with critters in a Cooking Pot to make Elixirs. The Kochi Dye Shop will accept them as an ingredient for Gray Dye, or they can be sold to Kilton at the Fang and Bone for Mon.

Two Giant Ancient Cores are needed for the fourth upgrade of each piece of the Ancient Set at a Great Fairy Fountain. The same amount is also needed for the Vah Medoh Divine Helm, Vah Naboris Divine Helm, Vah Rudania Divine Helm, and Vah Ruta Divine Helm's fourth upgrades.

  • Total for Ancient Soldier Gear: 6 (0, 0, 0, 2) x3
  • Total for Vah Medoh Divine Helm: 2 (0, 0, 0, 2)
  • Total for Vah Naboris Divine Helm: 2 (0, 0, 0, 2)
  • Total for Vah Rudania Divine Helm: 2 (0, 0, 0, 2)
  • Total for Vah Ruta Divine Helm: 2 (0, 0, 0, 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
FranceFrenchEUCœur antique géantGiant antique core
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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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