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Breath of the Wild: Where to Find the Dark Link Armor Set

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, perhaps the coolest looking gear you’ll find is the Dark Link armor set. While amiibo-less players might be happy to learn that this gear isn’t tied to any amiibo figure (like much of the fan service gear in the game), acquiring it is quite a grind. It’s not necessarily difficult if you know where to look (it’s certainly easier than beating a Lynel), but it takes an enormous time commitment.

Now, this armor is mostly cosmetic; it’s stats are low and none of the pieces can be upgraded. It does, however, grant you the bonus of moving faster at night.

The Dark Link armor set can be purchased from one peculiar vendor, Kilton, at his traveling Fang and Bone monster shop. However, he doesn’t accept Rupees, like any other merchant in the game; he requires you to purchase a currency called Mon. While Rupees are pretty easy to come by — you’ll find them under rocks and in chests, you’ll receive them as quest rewards, and you’ll be able to sell just about anything in the game for them — Mon can only be traded for monster parts. This means you’ll have to spend an insane amount of time knocking monsters around.

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Keep in mind that higher level monsters drop more parts, so don’t plan on going back to the Great Plateau and farming low-level baddies. Find some moderately difficult monsters and kill as many as you can.

Once you have an enormous stack of monster parts, you can go looking for Kilton. If you haven’t met him yet, you’ll have to introduce yourself. He’s hanging out at the lower island in Skull Lake, a skull-shaped lake in Deep Akkala, northeast of Death Mountain.

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Talk to him and he’ll tell you all about his newest idea: opening a shop for monster enthusiasts. Once he leaves this area, you should be able to find him near just about any settlement in the game.

Kilton can only be found at night, but he’s easy to spot due to the glowing hot air balloon attached to the Fang and Bone. Sometimes you’ll catch him just as the sun is rising, in which case he’ll tell you to stop back the next night. Here are some of the places he’ll set up shop:

Near Lantern Lake, overlooking Kakariko Village:

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At the edge of the fields of Hateno Village:

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On the cliffs overlooking Zora’s Domain:

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In some ruins northwest of Gerudo Town:

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In the snowy region between Rito Village and the Flight Range:

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In the harbor just outside Lurelin Village:

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Under the bridge leading to Tarrey Town:

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Kilton seems to add items to his inventory as you progress the story, and many players have reported that they’d had to conquer all four Divine Beasts before the Dark Link armor was made available for purchase.

And this armor is certainly not cheap. The tunic and trousers will run you 999 Mon each, and the hood costs 1,999.

While it’s a ton of work, getting to run around Hyrule in Breath of the Wild as Dark Link is pretty awesome.

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