The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is known for its vast open-world environment, challenging gameplay, and fascinating storyline. One of the game’s most exciting aspects is the wide range of items and equipment players can discover and collect. Among these is a unique headgear known as Midna’s Helmet. Obtaining the helmet may seem daunting, but it is achievable with exploration and perseverance. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to get Midna’s Helmet in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!
Midna’s Helmet offers a unique nod to a beloved character from a previous game while providing practical combat benefits. It is one of the few items in the game that features Midna, a character from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Midna is a character that appeared in Twilight Princess, which was released for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii in 2006. She is a member of the Twili race and serves as Link’s companion throughout most of the game. She is the Princess of the Twili in the Twilight Realm, also known as the titular Twilight Princess, but has been usurped and cursed by Zant. Midna has a unique character design, with a small, imp-like appearance and a distinctive helmet that covers her head.
Midna’s Helmet is one of the items that Link can obtain in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This item closely resembles Midna’s helmet from Twilight Princess. It has a rocky color scheme and is adorned with spikes and other ornate details.
Midna’s Helmet is a headgear item with a base defense of 7 and one level of Guardian Resist Up. This is similar to the Diamond Circlet and other Ancient armor. But Link cannot enhance Midna’s Helmet from the Great Fairy Fountains all over Hyrule. Also, Midna’s Helmet is not dyeable in the Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village.
Before Link can obtain Midna’s Helmet, it is important to note this armor set is only available if the player has purchased The Master Trials DLC pack. Once the player has purchased and installed that, Link will get a new side quest called “EX Treasure: Twilight Relic.”
Misko’s EX Journal
According to the game’s lore, Hyrule’s royal family amassed a collection of historically noteworthy garments taken by a bandit called Misko. Misko keeps a journal in which the locations of the treasures are recorded.
Misko’s EX Journal can be found on top of a shattered shelf in the Outpost Ruins’ southernmost building. This journal will lead Link to Midna’s Helmet. Misko’s journal also gives clues about other side quests and items in the game.
Misko’s EX Journal says that they possess the helmet of the Princess of Twilight, who, like the Hero of Twilight, has stories that have been handed down. The journal gives a clue on where to find Midna’s Helmet:
“…at the temple ruins soaked in the waters of Regencia River.”
Regencia River is a very long river in the western part of Hyrule Field. To find Midna’s Helmet, this is what Link must do:
How to Get Midna’s Helmet
According to Miska’s journal, Midna’s Helmet can be found at a ruined temple, wet from the Regencia River. The temple referred to in the journal is the Sage Temple Ruins. It is located northwest of Central Tower, the Kaam Ya’tak Shrine, southeast of Hyrule Ridge, and the Sheem Dagoze Shrine.
It is important to note that there is a blue Hinox across the river northwest of the Sage Temple Ruins and another black Hinox just east of the Sage Temple Ruins. Additionally, Link may have to face a few Lizalfos camping in the Sage Temple Ruins.
Although these enemies are not that challenging, it is still important to take caution by equipping good armor, weapons, and shields and stocking up on healing items.
Upon arriving in the Sage Temple Ruins, the chest to find Midna’s Helmet can be found submerged and stuck on the ground underwater next to some, well, ruins, along with a sword and a shield near the deep part of the actual river in the western part of the Sage Temple Ruins. To remove it from the ground and water, press and hold the up directional button, select the Magnesis Rune ability, press the L button to aim, aim at the chest, press the A button to activate Magnesis on it, then pull the chest out of the ground. Finally, open the chest to obtain the Midna’s Helmet!
Midna’s Helmet can be sold for 15 Rupees. We can’t think of why anyone would want to sell it, but the option remains. If the player did that and wants Midna’s Helmet back, Link can purchase it from Granté in Tarrey Town for 50 Rupees. Link can only purchase Midna’s Helmet in Tarrey Town after Link has obtained the helmet from the Sage Temple Ruins.
Now that Link has Midna’s Helmet, Link can wear it to have better resistance from the myriad of Guardians all over Hyrule. It can help Link complete the main, side, and shrine quests in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!