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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: How to upgrade the Champion’s Tunic

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There’s not a lot of material reward involved in completing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Captured Memories side quest. But after you capture your first memory, you can return to Impa in Kakariko Village for a prize to help you on your journeys.

The Champion’s Tunic that Impa gives you stands out for two reasons. It has the highest defense rating of any armor in the game — but it doesn’t have a whole set, and therefore doesn’t have a set bonus. It does, however, have an interesting effect — it displays enemies’ health in numbers instead of just a gauge.

Upgrading the Champion’s Tunic

The Champion’s Tunic is a unique piece of armor and it requires difficult to find items to upgrade — shards of horn from Hyrule’s three dragons. You’ll also need a three silent princess flowers per level of upgrade. These are most common around Kakariko Village and Korok Forest. You can also find a few around every Great Fairy fountain.

Upgrading the Champion’s Tunic

Upgrade Chamion's Tunic
Upgrade Chamion's Tunic
Level 1 3 silent princess
Level 2 3 silent princess, 2 shards of Farosh's horn
Level 3 3 silent princess, 2 shards of Naydra's horn
Level 4 3 silent princess, 2 shards of Dinraal's horn

To claim the shards of the dragons’ horns, you’ll need to shoot each dragon in the head. You’ll have to find them first.

Finding Farosh

Farosh is the easiest dragon to find. Farosh spawns from the northwest part of Lake Hylia at exactly 12 a.m. The easiest way to get close is to travel to Lake Tower.

Once at Lake Tower, travel to the southern tower at Hylia Bridge at Lake Hylia. If you fast travel to Lake Tower, be sure to light some wood there and wait until night. From there, go to the southern tower at Hylia Bridge, stand facing the north and wait for Farosh to rise from the lake.

Finding Naydra

Naydra lives at the peak of Mount Lanaryu, northwest of Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. For your first encounter with Naydra, you’ll need a few things, mainly cold weather gear (like the Snowquill armor in Rito Village) and plenty of arrows.

When you encounter Naydra during the Spring of Wisdom shrine quest, you’ll notice it’s infected by Calamity Ganon. So before you can reap the benefits of finding a dragon and unlocking Jitan Sa’mi Shrine by using Naydra’s Scale, you must remove Ganon’s infection.

Finding Dinraal

Dinraal starts its daily journey right next to the Eldin Great Skeleton at 9 a.m. The nearest shrine is Gorae Torr Shrine, located at the top of Gut Check Rock just north of Death Mountain.

Once at Gorae Torr Shrine, wait until the morning. Head toward the Eldin Great Skeleton, and climb the cliffs facing the Great Skeleton. Don’t go too high since you’ll want to paraglide down to take arrow shots at Dinraal. Once atop the nearby cliffs, wait until 9 a.m. and Dinraal should spawn just northeast of the Great Skeleton. Dinraal tends not to spawn if you’re directly in its flight path, which is right above the Great Skeleton, so if you’re above the cliffs, it should appear.

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