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"Zora headgear made from dragon scales. Increase swimming speed and allows you to use Spin Attack."
— In-game description

The Zora Helm is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is head armor. It allows Link to perform a variant of the Spin Attack while swimming which resemble the Spin maneuver from Skyward Sword. Equipping the Zora Helm as a set with the Zora Armor and Zora Greaves grants the swim dash stamina up effect though other after the entire set has been upgraded to Level 2 or higher. It is the only piece of the Zora armor set that is not obtained as part of a Quest or Side Quest.

Along with the Zora Armor and Greaves, the Helm cannot be sold, possibly due to the Armor being a gift from Mipha, which exemplifies the set's importance.

History

Main article: Zora Stone Monument

According to the heavily faded seventh Zora Stone Monument, it is implied that Hylian Champion and Captain of Princess Zora's Royal Knights Link had won the Zora Helm while driving off a Lynel that had left Ploymus Mountain and threatened Zora's Domain, which was later enshrined in a sunken temple in Toto Lake where Link finds it inside a Treasure Chest 100 years later. The armor itself is made of dragon scales which may explain its ability to allow Link to perform a swimming spin attack much like the Spin maneuver used by Link after he obtains the Water Dragon's Scale and may be a reference to the Water Dragon's Scale from Skyward Sword.

Interestingly, Mipha's Diary makes no mention of the Helm when Mipha recounts Link's battle with the Lynel which she witnessed, indicating it may have been awarded to Link by the Zora for protecting the Princess Mipha from the Lynel when she followed him while he was hunting the Lynel and was later enshrined in honor of Link's heroism only to be forgotten due to the Council of Elders blaming Link for Mipha's death during the Great Calamity as the temple at Toto Lake had fallen to ruin and the Zora Stone Monuments that mention Link both became weathered.

Upgrades

It can be enhanced by the Great Fairies.

Level Armor Effect Materials Set Bonus
Basic 3 Swim Speed Up

(Spin Attack)

None
5 Swim Speed Up

(Spin Attack)

None
★★ 8 Swim Speed Up

(Spin Attack)

Swim Dash Stamina Up
★★★ 12 Swim Speed Up

(Spin Attack)

Swim Dash Stamina Up
★★★★ 20 Swim Speed Up

(Spin Attack)

  • Zora Helm (x1)
  • Lizalfos Tail (x10)
  • Opal (x15)
Swim Dash Stamina Up

See also

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