'Breath of the Wild' Luminous Stone: What They're For, When You Need Them And Why You Shouldn't Sell Them

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2017-03-03
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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (c) Nintendo

Luminous stones in Breath of the Wild are among a confusing category of items that seem valuable enough to sell, but also important enough to keep. In our Breath of the Wild beginner item guide, we explain that you should hold onto the luminous stones, but in the interest of keeping that guide spoiler-free, we didn’t tell you why. Well, you’re here because you don’t care about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild spoilers and just want to know what the luminous stones are for, when you’ll need them and whether or not you should sell them. So read on.

Luminous stones in Breath of the Wild are used for two major purposes: a side quest, and a cool set of hidden armor as well as its upgrades.

The side quest takes place in Zora’s Domain after you clear the Divine Beast Vah Ruta dungeon. It’s called, appropriately enough,  “Luminous Stone Gathering.” Speak to a fellow named Ledo outside of the Ne’ez Yohma Shrine and he’ll tell you that he needs ten of these luminous stones.

You can find multiple ore deposits with these stones on the plateaus above the northwest bridge in Zora’s Domain. The Upland Zorana area has multiple spots for gathering luminous stones as well.

If you can’t find enough of the luminous stones there, you can also warp to the Sho Dantu Shrine near the entrance to the Yiga Clan Hideout. Four glowing deposits of luminous stones await you there, with more deposits right behind the Kuh Takkar Shrine, located to the Hideout’s east.

Once you have collected ten of these stones, return to Ledo and he will give you two diamonds. After completing the quest, you can keep trading luminous stones for Ledo. For ten luminous stones, he will give you one diamond instead of two. (The diamonds may be sold for rupees or hoarded for high-tier upgrades to items like the Diamond Circlet.)

The second major use for luminous stones is in a Gerudo Town side quest called “The Secret Club’s Secret,” which unlocks two armor sets. One is the “Radiant” armor set, which decks you out like a luchador. The other is the “Desert Voe” armor set.

In order to upgrade the “Radiant” armor set, you need luminous stones and lots of them. But first, how do you gain access to this armor set in order to upgrade it in the first place?

To clear the “The Secret Club’s Secret” side quest in Gerudo Town, first check out the back door of the local armor shop (located to the building’s southeast). You’ll be asked for a password, and failing to provide the right password triggers this quest. You must wait until the next day before making a new attempt.

To learn the password, you need to eavesdrop on a conversation between two women at the bar in the town’s northern section. Talk to them in order to trigger the conversation, then head to the building next door where Rotana is reading.

Eavesdrop on the ladies via the window and you’ll hear the password: GSC♦️️, which stands for “Gerudo Secret Club.” If enough time has passed since the first time you tried to gain access, you can come back to the secret door with the right password and they’ll let you in.

Now you have access to a new clothes shop where you can purchase the “Radiant” and “Desert Voe” outfits. It will cost you 15 luminous stones and a number of rupees just to purchase the Radiant Armor set. And here’s what you need to upgrade the Radiant Armor set:

Radiant Mask (Defense: 3)

  • Level 1: Luminous Stone x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 (Defense: 5)

  • Level 2: Luminous Stone x8, Moblin Guts x3 (Defense: 8)

  • Level 3: Luminous Stone x10, Molduga Guts x3 (Defense: 12)

  • Level 4: Luminous Stone x20, Lynel Guts x3 (Defense: 20)

Radiant Shirt (Defense: 3)

  • Level 1: Luminous Stone x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 (Defense: 5)

  • Level 2: Luminous Stone x8, Moblin Guts x3 (Defense: 8)

  • Level 3: Luminous Stone x10, Molduga Guts x3 (Defense: 12)

  • Level 4: Luminous Stone x20, Lynel Guts x3 (Defense: 20)

Radiant Tights (Defense: 3)

  • Level 1: Luminous Stone x5, Bokoblin Guts x3 (Defense: 5)

  • Level 2: Luminous Stone x8, Moblin Guts x3 (Defense: 8)

  • Level 3: Luminous Stone x10, Molduga Guts x3 (Defense: 12)

  • Level 4: Luminous Stone x20, Lynel Guts x3 (Defense: 20)

The Radiant Armor has the added effect of “Stal Lure” and a Set Bonus of “Disguise” and “Bone Attack Up.” It is only available in the Gerudo Secret Club. And it makes you look good, brother!

Found another use for the luminous stones in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below. But don’t forget to check out our comprehensive Breath of the Wild guides below:

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