Key Points
Completion Time:
5 Minutes
Archaic Warm Greaves
Must Haves:
Ultrahand Ability (Can also use Ascend)

Traversing some areas in Tears of the Kingdom can be challenging due to inclement weather, but armor like the Archaic Warm Greaves solves this in a pinch!

Just like in Breath of the Wild, cold weather is tricky to traverse. It requires special armor that protects against this element or unique food combinations to keep you warm.

Fortunately, you can get this piece of armor and explore some cold regions early in the tutorial area of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to Get the Archaic Warm Greaves

You can get the Archaic Warm Greaves in Tears of the Kingdom by looting a chest northeast of the Gutanbac Shrine in the Great Sky Island.

To access the area with this chest, you will require at least the Ultrahand ability. You can find this ability after meeting Rauru in the Ukouh Shrine.

Archaic Warm Greaves Chest Location Map Tears of the Kingdom

This is the easiest way to get to the Archaic Warm Greaves chest location in TOTK:

  • From the Gutanbac Shrine, travel northeast until you reach an elevated area with a hollow tree on top.
    • To explore this location, you must cook one to five Spicy Peppers to obtain food that provides Cold Resistance. These peppers are scattered all around this area.
  • Use the Ultrahand ability to connect three to four logs and make a bridge to reach the hollow tree. Alternatively, if you already have the Ascend ability, use it in the wooden ledge of the hollow tree. This will get you to the upper level.
Tears of the Kingdom Bridge Building Ultrahand
  • Once there, you will see a chest. Loot the chest to obtain the Archaic Warm Greaves in Tears of the Kingdom.
Archaic Warm Greaves Chest Tears of the Kingdom

What Are the Archaic Warm Greaves in Tears of the Kingdom?

The Archaic Warm Greaves is a piece of armor in Tears of the Kingdom that provides 1 Cold Resistance and 2 Defense. You can find it inside a chest on the Great Sky Island, near the Gutanbac Shrine.

Unfortunately, despite it’s early game usefulness, this piece of armor can’t be upgraded.

Archaic Warm Greaves Inventory Tears of the Kingdom

The in-game description of the Archaic Warm Greaves read:

Warm greaves believed to be from a very long time ago. Despite the old look, the heat-retaining material makes it pleasantly resistant to cold temperatures.

Archaic Warm Greaves In-Game Description Tears of the Kingdom
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