The Awakening armor is a new set introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It lets you take on the appearance of a very cartoonish-looking Link, as he appears in the remake of Link’s Awakening. Two pieces of the Awakneing set are guarded by Gleeoks, which are fearsome, three-headed dragons.
We suggest starting with the Trousers of Awakening since this will trigger a side-quest called Misko’s Treasure of Awakening III in your Adventure Log. Reading the stone tablet in front of the first chest will also explain how to solve the puzzle to get the Mask of Awakening later.
Updated September 24, 2023 by Jacob Whaling: We’ve updated this guide with some fresh formatting and instructions for how to use the Link’s Awakening Amiibo to get the Awakening set in Tears of the Kingdom.
Where To Find The Trousers Of Awakening
While we suggest doing this first, it does put you in the direct path of an extremely nasty boss enemy called the Gleeok.
It’s a three-headed dragon, which is attuned to the lightning element. It is standing in the middle of the Coliseum and your target is directly behind it.
First, head to the Coliseum in the Hyrule Field region on the map. You can find this by traveling southwest from the Susuyai Shrine in Central Hyrule.
As you approach the Coliseum, you will see that a three-headed dragon is guarding the center. You’ll need to fight and defeat the Gleeok to continue to the treasure.
Directly behind the Gleeok are two statues. One has a sword in its hands, but there is one without a sword. To the right of the sword-less statue is a weapon for it to hold.
Use Ultrahand to move the sword into the statue so the tip points toward the statue’s feet.
Push it into place, and a cave will appear beneath. Go down and grab the chest to find the Trousers of Awakening.
Read the slab on the left to trigger the sub-quest, Misako’s Treasure of Awakening III.
This slab states you need to play with shadows at some point, which is explained lower down.
Where To Find The Tunic Of Awakening
The Tunic of Awakening is also guarded by a Gleeok, but you don’t need to fight this one. Teleport to the Makurukis Shrine next to the Tabantha Bridge Stable on the western side of the map.
Head across the Tabantha Great Bridge and climb the first mountain you see on the left after leaving the bridge. This will place you in the Ancient Columns.
On the eastern tip of this mountain, where the Ancient Columns are on your map, there is a small ruin surrounded by pillars. Looking east and facing the ruins head-on, there is a pillar to your right.
Climb this pillar to find a small stone you can press by standing on it. When you do this, the floor in front of you will open and reveal the cave.
Go inside the cave and snag the Tunic of Awakening from the chest.
Where To Find The Mask Of Awakening
The third and final piece of the Awakening set is found in the Thundra Plateau. You want to head to the small circular island on the map, where you will find four pillars on the north, east, south, and western sides of the small circle island.
To get the door to open, you must cut down four of the mushroom-topped trees found in the area. Using the Ultrahand, fuse the tree trunks to form a large pole.
With your tree pole created, bring it to the southernmost pillar.
Climb the pillar and grab your tree pole with the Ultrahand, pointing it directly into the sky and in front of the pillar you’re standing on.
Facing North, keep hold of the pole with the Ultrahand and wait until noon. Exactly at noon (12:00 pm), the shadow from your tree pole will align with the northern pillar, opening the way to the armour.
Go in and grab the chest. There is a Bubbulfrog behind a cracked wall in the ceiling, so make sure you get that too.
Scan The Link’s Awakening Amiibo
If you’d prefer to get the Awakening set without going through all the trouble, there’s a short and easy method to obtain it instead. If you have the Link’s Awakening Amiibo, you can simply scan the Amiibo on your Switch. This will cause a treasure chest to appear that has a chance of holding one of the three Awakening armor pieces.
Each Amiibo can only be scanned once a day, so you’ll need to wait a minimum of three days to get the full set of Awakening armor. Alternatively, you can set the time on your Switch forward to bypass this time limit.
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