How to get Link's outfit from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Skyrim for Nintendo Switch

Amiibo on Nintendo Switch
Amiibo on Nintendo Switch

There are times in life when two of my most favorite things in the world come together. When Disney announced that Star Wars Land was coming to Disneyland, for example. Another: When The Legend of Zelda mashes up with Skyrim, which is now possible thanks to Skyrim on Nintendo Switch.

You can dress your Skyrim character in Link's Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Champion's Tunic when playing Skyrim on Nintendo Switch. There are two ways to get this fantastic swag. One easy way and one not-so-easy, but possible for anyone way. Here's how

Amiibo on Nintendo Switch

Amiibo on Nintendo Switch (Image credit: iMore)

The easiest way to get Link's gear is by using one of the Link amiibo figures currently available to purchase.

If you have one or more of the above-mentioned amiibo figures, make sure you've registered them with your Switch.

While in the game, select your amiibo power in the Magic section of your menu. Then, Press the R trigger on your right Joy-Con to create a circle of light on the ground in front of you.

Tap the base of your amiibo near the NFC reader that is built into the right Joy-Con. You can rest it on top of the joystick or the Home button. Either is close enough.

If you don't already own some of these figures, tracking them down could get expensive as not all of them are in regular circulation anymore. Here are the amiibo you need to complete the outfit:

Once scanned, a loot crate will appear, which will hopefully yield one of Link's items. It's not a guarantee that you'll get the tunic, sword, or shield right away (there is a 20% chance of getting one of Link's items), but you can re-scan your Amiibo every single day until you get the swag you're looking for (and even after that since you can also win other random loot).

The other Link amiibo currently available can also deliver special items, just not items that are part of the Link costume to equip in the game. According to the folks at Destructoid, you can get this stuff from the other Link amiibo:

  • Smash Link:Hide Shield, Steel Arrow (4), Steel Greatsword, Juniper Berries
  • 8-Bit Link: Iron Shield, Iron Arrow (4), Honey Nut Treat, Iron War Axe
  • Ocarina Link: Iron Arrow (5), River Betty, Salmon Meat
  • Archer Link: Iron Arrow (4), Slaughterfish Egg, Hunting Bow
  • Wind Waker Link: Steel Arrow (6), Iron Sword (2)
  • Majora's Mask Link: Carrot (5), Gold (4), Lavender
  • Rider Link: Steel Arrow (6), Iron Battleaxe, Blisterwart

You can also win random loot chests in-game by scanning other amiibo figures, like Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Chibi-Robo, Yoshi's Woolly World, Skylanders SuperChargers, Splatoon, Kirby, Shovel Knight, Mega Man, Metroid, and Super Mario (standard).

The Throat of the World

If you've never invested in the whole Amiibo craze and don't plan to just for Skyrim, or you are tired of not winning Link's gear with your Amiibo scan, you can still find these coveted items in one special spot in the game.

According to an unnamed source at Bethesda that spoke with Finder, you can find a special loot crated at the top of the tallest mountain in Tamriel. The peak, named The Throat of the World is difficult to scale, but if you're willing to make the trek, you will be rewarded with Link's outfit and gear.

How're your climbing skills?

Have you already climbed to the top of The Throat in Skyrim? Any tips for how the rest of us can make it safely to the top? Put them in the comments!

Lory Gil

Lory is a renaissance woman, writing news, reviews, and how-to guides for iMore. She also fancies herself a bit of a rock star in her town and spends too much time reading comic books.  If she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can probably find her at Disneyland or watching Star Wars (or both).