This is a guide to easily getting more Ancient Arrows in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW). Learn the best way to farm Ancient Arrows, as well as other information including buy prices and locations.
List of Contents
|Where to Buy Ancient Arrows|
|Cherry (Akalla Ancient Tech Lab)|
|Ancient Arrow Cost and Materials|
・Ancient Screw (×2)
・Ancient Shaft (×1)
|Ancient Arrow x3 Cost and Materials|
・Ancient Screw (×6)
・Ancient Shaft (×3)
|Ancient Arrow x5 Cost and Materials|
・Ancient Shaft (×5)
・Ancient Spring (×5)
The best way to farm materials for Ancient Arrows is by defeating Guardian Stalkers. Although all Guardian-type enemies have a chance to drop Ancient Shafts and Ancient Springs, Guardian Stalkers drop the most amount of ancient materials.
To get the most out of the Guardian Stalker's drops, it's best to dismember all six of its legs. Destroying a Guardian's leg always guarantees a drop of at least 1 Ancient Spring and Ancient Screw.
Start by stunning the Guardian with Stasis and hitting one of its legs repeatedly. Depending on your weapon, it may take several hits before the leg shatters.
The best weapon to use against Guardians are Guardian Weapons and The Master Sword. These weapons can break a Guardian's legs in less than three hits!
Shattering a Guardian's Leg stuns it for a few seconds. Use this opportunity to run to its next leg!
Destroying all six of a Guardian's Legs nets you at least 6 Ancient Springs and 6 Ancient Screws, on top of any ancient materials it drops after defeating it.
You can also get ancient materials from looting destroyed guardians in the overland. There are two locations where you can loot a lot of them: Blatchery Plain and Torin Wetland.
Blatchery Plain is located West Necluda region southwest of Fort Hateno. You can easily travel to it by warping at Ha Dahamar Shrine and travelling east past the Dueling Peaks Stable.
The area contains many remains of destroyed guardians and two Decayed Guardains that will fire at you when you get close. The area also has a roving band of Bokoblins that may chase after you as you're looting the Guardians.
Torin Wetland is located in the Akkala Highlands region directly west of Tarrey Town. You can travel there by warping at Dah Hesho Shrine and gliding north to the wetlands.
The area has arguably the most amount of destroyed guardians in the game, making the wetlands appear more like a graveyard. Be careful while farming gathering materials in this area as there are two active Guardian Stalkers roaming the field.
The Master Sword does extra damage against Guardian-type enemies and, unlike other weapons, only needs to recharge instead of breaking.
If powered up to its full potential through the Master Trials DLC, the Master Sword only requires two hits to shatter a Guardian's Legs, making it the most efficient weapon to use when farming for Ancient Materials!
|BotW Bows and Arrows|
|Arrow||Fire Arrow||Ice Arrow|
|Shock Arrow||Bomb Arrow||Ancient Arrow|
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