The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Zora Armor Set is fairly unique. For one thing, its got a cool look that’s in keeping with the water-themed nature of your humanoid shark pals. Another reason is that wearing one lets you climb up waterfalls. Here’s our guide to help you find the Ancient Arowana and the full TotK Zora Armor Set. Since these items are part of quests, this article contains minor spoilers.
How to Get the Zora Armor Set in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
You won’t get the full TotK Zora Armor Set until you make your way to the region of Lanayru. Once you reach the capital, Zora’s Domain, you’ll undertake the Regional Phenomena main quest chain in that location.
Restoring the Zora Armor and the Ancient Arowana Location
One of the quicker objectives you’ll have in conjunction with the main quest is called Restoring the Zora Armor. It’s given to you by Yona, Prince Sidon’s beloved. Yona wants you to find an Ancient Arowana, though no further details are provided.
To find the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Ancient Arowana for the Zora Armor, you’ll need to talk to the blacksmith, Dento, who can be found in the general goods store in Zora’s Domain. He says that an Ancient Arowana might be found in Mipha Court. However, if you don’t see it yet or if Dento isn’t sharing any info, I suggest advancing the quest further (i.e., meeting King Dorephan or discovering the Clues to the Sky).
Return to Mipha Court (the same place where you’d meet with Prince Sidon for his branch of the main quest). Go to the top of the steps, and you’ll see a fountain. There, you’ll find an Ancient Arowana. Bring it back to Yona, and she’ll happily hand over the TotK Zora Armor. You’ll need to equip this so you can climb up waterfalls. This is important since the next portion of the quest takes you to the Water Temple.
TotK The Never-Ending Lecture and the Zora Helm
For the Zora Helm, you’ll need to complete The Never-ending Lecture. It’s a side quest given by Chroma, who’s near Zora’s Domain plaza. However, you won’t receive this quest until after you’ve completed all the objectives in the Water Temple. Essentially, you need to finish the Regional Phenomena in Lanayru / Zora’s Domain first.
Once you have The Never-ending Lecture, return to Floating Scales Island. It’s the same place where you did the Clues to the Sky quest (i.e., that floating fish island in the sky). If you’ve forgotten where it is, you can climb the floating island’s waterfall east of Mipha Court or glide east from the Water Temple.
A Token of Friendship and the Zora Greaves
Last but not least, there’s the Zora Greaves, which can be found in the Ancient Zora Waterworks. We discuss this further in our A Token of Friendship guide.
Do it all, and the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Zora Armor Set should be yours in no time. Each item has a +3 armor rating. As an added benefit, wearing just one increases your swim speed and lets you climb up waterfalls. The full set itself just looks really cool. I suggest pairing it with the Lightscale Trident, the unique weapon you can get from this region. You can learn more in our Glory of the Zora/Lightscale Trident guide.
In any case, the Tears of the Kingdom Zora Armor Set is but one of many full outfits that you can obtain in the game. For more tips and walkthroughs, visit our Zelda: TotK guides hub.