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Magic Armors are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses[]

The Wind Waker[]

The Magic Armor appears as jewel or crystal in The Wind Waker. It is an optional item that can be obtained from Zunari after completing part of the Island Trading Sequence.

When activated, a magical barrier covers Link, protecting him from any damage. The Magic Armor slowly drains Link's Magic Meter while active.[3] In The Wind Waker HD, it consumes Rupees when Link is hit.[4] The Magic Armor will stop working once Link's Magic Meter is depleted or he runs out of Rupees. Link can also activate the armor while sailing to protect himself from attacks during sea battles.

Twilight Princess[]

In Twilight Princess, the Magic Armor drains 2 Rupees for every second it is equipped, or 10 Rupees when hit by an attack that would be taking a quarter of a heart normally. Once Link runs out of Rupees, the armor loses its color and becomes very heavy. This causes Link to move as if equipped with the Iron Boots, having the same effect of sinking in water.[5] If Link has the Magic Armor equipped and no Rupees, he will be unable to ride Epona. If Link runs out of Rupees while riding Epona, she will send Link flying off of her.

The quest for the Magic Armor can be started after completing the Lakebed Temple, and is completely optional.

Buying the magic armor

Link purchasing the the Magic Armor at Malo Mart

Upon visiting Kakariko Village after drawing the Master Sword, Link will find that the Gorons wish to sell their Hot Spring Water in the Castle Town. Therefore, Gor Ebizo starts raising funds at Malo Mart in order to repair a bridge in West Hyrule Field, and with the help of Malo himself, who wants to offer the townsfolk a cheaper alternative to Chudley's Fine Goods and Fancy Trinkets Emporium.

After donating 1,000 Rupees, the bridge will be repaired. Afterwards, Link goes back to Malo Mart in Kakariko Village to find out that another monetary collection has been initiated; this time to buy out Chudley’s Fine Goods and Fancy Trinkets Emporium. After donating 2000 Rupees, the emporium will be purchased. Link is then able to go to the Castle Town to find a branch of Malo Mart where the emporium used to be. Inside, he can find various goods at reasonable prices, including the Magic Armor for 598 Rupees instead of the original 100,000.

Alternatively, Link can find that the Goron who fixed the bridge, Gor Liggs' son, has become fatigued, and therefore cannot move in order to import Hot Spring Water to town. After speaking to him, Link must return to Kakariko Village, where Gor Liggs gives him a Barrel of Hot Spring Water to revitalize his son. Link must then cross the western field with the Barrel while avoiding enemy attacks. If Link is successfully attacked, the Barrel will burst. Once Link reaches the bridge, he must throw the Barrel onto the Goron, who will regain his strength, leaving a Piece of Heart behind. Upon returning to Kakariko Village, Link will find that the buyout goal has lowered to 200 Rupees, a much easier goal for the hero to reach, especially if the bridge repair was done particularly recently.


  • In The Wind Waker, when Link is wearing the Hero's New Clothes during the Second Quest, the Magic Armor, when equipped, will still show the outline of Link's hat, indicating that the clothes are indeed real, yet invisible.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マジックシールド (Majikku Shīrudo) (TWW)
マジックアーマー (Majikku Āmā) (TP)
Magic Shield
Magical Armor
French-speaking countries French Armure Magique Magic Armor
Federal Republic of Germany German Magische Barriere (TWW)
Magie-Rüstung (TP)
Magic Barrier
Magic Armor
Italian Republic Italian Corazza Magica
Armatura magica
Magic Armor
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Aura mágica
Armadura mágica
Magic Aura
Magic Armor



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 130 (TWW | TP)
  2. "Magic Armor" — Collection Screen (Twilight Princess HD)
  3. "Use your magic power to create a barrier around you that protects you from enemy attacks!" — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  4. "Use your Rupees to create a barrier around you that protects you from enemy attacks! You won't expend Rupees unless you take damage from an enemy or other hazard." — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  5. "You got the magic armor! You bought it! You are smart! You bought it at Malo Mart! Wear it and your Rupees will become magical. The armor will protect you, so if you get hit, you lose Rupees, not health. If you run out of Rupees, the armor will go dormant and your movement will become impaired." — N/A (Twilight Princess)