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How to get the Yiga Armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Increase your stealth by finding tailors

Link poses alongside a head bust wearing the Yiga Armor set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The Yiga Armor is a peculiar set in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Wearing pieces of this armor increases Link’s stealth, yet its biggest draw by far is that it allows you to impersonate a Yiga Clan member (if you’re wearing all three pieces).

It’s likely that you’ll receive hints on where to find the Yiga Armor from NPCs or Old Maps scattered across Hyrule. Or just by stumbling upon the wrong cave at the wrong time. But if you want to skip the busywork and get straight to the treasure, we’ll explain where to find it as quickly as possible — detailing the locations for the Yiga Armor, Yiga Tights, and Yiga Mask.


Yiga Armor location

A screenshot of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab map location in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You can find the Yiga Armor inside a Yiga Clan hideout in Akkala Highlands at the coordinates (4501, 3143, 0245). While you can get to it through the Depths by ascending from underneath, there’s an easier method.

First, you can use the Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower nearby to get closer. If you’ve gained access to the Jochi-iu Shrine and its fast travel point, even better.

Link stands next to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab entrance in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The key is to follow the main road that sprawls from East Akkala Stable. Instead of heading west toward North Akkala Foothill, take the path to the right up to Akkala Ancient Tech Lab up north.

It’s a fairly straightforward trip. There are stones with Yiga markings paving the way, too, so you won’t get lost. Once you arrive at the hideout, simply knock on the door, and get ready to rumble.

Link faces a Yiga Blademaster in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You only need to fight two of them. Honestly, it’s not a tough fight. I focused on the smaller Yiga member first, and then switched my attention on the bigger one. He has a two-handed weapon that can hit hard, so try your best to dodge it.

If you have arrows on you, keeping your distance with ranged attacks is a good tactic as well.

Konba, a tailor, offers Link the Yiga armor in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

After you’re done, get inside the hideout again, and speak to Konba. After a brief chat, you’ll get the Yiga Armor. This armor piece adds 1 defense and grants you a stealth boost.


Yiga Tights location

A screenshot of the map location of the Yiga Clan Maritta Branch in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You can find the Yiga Tights in the Yiga Clan Maritta Branch, which is a cave located in Aldor Foothills at the coordinates (-0643, 2032, 0157), located southeast of the Snowfield Stable at the Tabantha Tundra and west of the Great Hyrule Forest. There isn’t a direct tower for the location, but either Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower or Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower will get you close enough.

Link stands at the entrance to the Yiga Clan Maritta Branch in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Once you’re inside the cave, you’ll find two Yiga Clan members to wrestle with. If you got the chest piece first, the fight is pretty much the same.

Link prepares to face two Yiga Clan members inside the hideout in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

After you take both of them down, you’ll have to use Ascend to get to a secret room where the kidnapped tailor is waiting to be rescued.

A graphic of an arrow pointing toward the ceiling, close to where Link just fought the Yiga Clan members, in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Graphic: Diego N. Argüello/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Standing next to the table with materials in the center of the cave, where the Yiga Clan enemies were standing when you first entered, look towards the entrance and aim at the ceiling.

Link stands right below the hole in the ceiling that leads to the tailor room in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You’ll notice a hole that leads to an attic of sorts. There are some stones with markings on the ground, too, signaling the spot. Use Ascend in any spot around the hole, and get to the tailor.

The tailor Aliza extends her gratitude to Link for rescuing her in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

After a brief chat, you’ll obtain the Yiga Tights. This armor piece adds 1 defense and grants stealth up to Link.


Yiga Mask location

A screenshot of the map location of the Yiga Clan hideout in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You can find the Yiga Mask in an unnamed Yiga Clan shack at the coordinates (-0800, -2255, 0087), located northwest of Lake Hylia in the Faron region. You can use either the Hyrule Field Skyview Tower or Popla Foothills Skyview Tower to get closer. Taking a closer look at the map, you can find the shack south of the Temple of Time Ruins, which is close to the Great Plateau. If you’ve crossed paths with the Great Plateau South Chasm, it’s northeast of its location, too.

Link stands on a small cliff and prepares himself to jump over the spiked fence in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The hideout (which isn’t exactly hidden...) is protected by two spiked fences. There are plateaus all around it that you can use to at least bypass one of the fences with a quick jump and the help of your paraglider.

Link stands next to the entrances of the Yiga hideout in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Then, there are entrances open around the second fence. Just use any of them, and try to avoid any of the spikes. They hurt.

Link stands right before the door to the hideout in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

From here, you need to go ahead and knock on the shack’s door. If you need a moment to switch your armor or heal yourself, don’t interact with the door until you’re all set.

Once more, two Yiga Clan members will show up. Take them down and, when you’re ready, head inside the shack.

The tailor Pitar is thrilled to be rescued by Link in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You’ll find the third and last tailor. After a brief chat, you’ll be in possession of the Yiga Mask. This armor adds 1 defense and grants stealth up to Link.

That’s all for the Yiga Armor set! From now on, you’ll be able to mask yourself amongst other members of the clan whenever you’re wearing the full set.


Yiga Armor upgrade costs and set bonus

Each piece of the Yiga set gives you a little bit of stealth up. When each piece upgraded to two-star or higher and worn together, you will get the Night Speed Up set bonus, making it so you run faster at night.

You can upgrade the armor set at Great Fairy Fountains, and the costs per item is as follows:

  • 1-star (3 defense): 2 Octorok eyeballs, 10 rupees
  • 2-star (5 defense): 3 Fire-Breath Lizalfos tails, 3 puffshrooms, 50 rupees
  • 3-star (7 defense): 5 Ice-Breath Lizalfos tails, 5 Keese eyeballs, 200 rupees
  • 4-star (12 defense): 5 Electric Lizalfos tails, 3 Black Hinox horns, 10 mighty bananas, 500 rupees

The total cost of upgrading all three pieces to max will be 6 Octorok eyeballs, 9 Fire-Breath Lizalfos tails, 15 Ice-Breath Lizalfos tails, 15 Electric Lizalfos tails, 9 puffshrooms, 15 Keese eyeballs, 9 Black Hinox horns, 30 mighty bananas, and 2,280 rupees.


Once you’ve found all three pieces of the Yiga Armor, consult our list of all armor sets and set bonuses to see what to find next, or check out our recommendations for the best armor.

Update (June 15): An earlier version of this guide included extraneous steps for finding the Yiga Armor chest piece. We’ve updated this guide for clarity.

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