Tears of the Kingdom: How To Get The Shining Steps

The Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps guide showcases all three Miner's Set pieces, as well as how to get the Shining Steps bonus in TOTK!

Tears of the Kingdom offers players many choices regarding the best armor sets, food options, and general exploration. Traversing the lands isn’t easy, as dangers are lurking around every corner. Therefore, players might need to get their hands on the Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps, as it is a set bonus part of the Glowing Miner’s Armor

Key Takeaways
  • The shining steps in Tears of the Kingdom is a set bonus players can use. 
  • Shining steps can allow players to glow when traversing in darker areas. 
  • To get the bonus, you must get the Miner’s armor set and all three pieces, such as the Miner’s Mask, Miner’s Top, and Miner’s Trousers. 
  • Miner’s Mask: Located in the Kara Kara Abandoned Mine. 
  • Miner’s Top: Located in the Daphnes Canyon Mine. 
  • Miner’s Trousers: Located in the Hylian Canyon Mine. 

What Is The Shining Steps In Tears of the Kingdom? 

First, you might want to see what the Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps are since they can’t be found all that easily. 

  • The shining steps are essentially status effects that, are bonus effects that are given to enhance the overall viability of the player while progressing. 
  • These status effects provide extra buffs such as attack increases, glow, and stealth, allowing players to gain an advantage during combat or while exploring the area. 
  • Status Effects can be obtained by either wearing different armor pieces altogether or getting them from different food items
    Shining Steps Bonus
    Shining Steps Bonus (Image Credits Exputer)

The TOTK Shining Steps themselves are a set bonus status effect that will grant players the ability to leave behind puddles that will glow, and anywhere Link walks ends up getting illuminated. It can be incredibly useful while exploring caves and areas that are not as illuminated and extremely dark. 

How To Get Shining Steps Set Bonus

Moving on, the next thing that players might want to look into is how they can obtain the Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps set bonus. 

  • The main way players will get it will be by acquiring the Miner’s Set. 
  • The Miner’s Set is a three-piece armor set that includes the Miner’s Mask, the Miner’s Top, and the Miner’s Trousers. 

How To Obtain Miner’s Armor Set

Next up, to get the Set bonus provided to you by the Miner’s Set, you will first need to obtain the Miner’s Set and complete the armor set. 

  • The Miner’s Mask can be located inside the Kara Kara Abandoned mine. 
  • The Miner’s Top: Can be found and used after you head to the Daphnes Canyon Mine. 
  • The Miner’s Trousers: They can be found inside the Hylian Canyon Mine. 

The Miner’s Trousers

Miner's Trouser
Miner’s Trouser (Image Credits Exputer)
Miner’s Trousers Stats Attributes
Base Defense 3
Max Defense 20
Special Effects Glow

Firstly, the Miner’s Trousers are essentially a pair of trousers adorned on the legs to protect and provide a luminescent glow anywhere you step, and they can come in handy when walking in the dark. 

  1. To start their journey, players can open the map, through which they can start by being at the middle point between Mount Hylia and the Northern end of Mount Faloraa. 
    Between Mount Hylia And Faloraa
    Between Mount Hylia And Faloraa (Image Credits Exputer)
  2. If you zoom in, you can further take note of the Great Plateau South Chasm area on the map too. 
  3. You will be standing in front of the entrance of the South Chasm, and the only way to enter is to take a leap of faith and dive deep, so JUMP!

    Koradat Lightroot
    Koradat Lightroot (Image Credits Exputer)
  4. Keep diving down, and eventually, as you do so, you should be able to see the Koradat Lightroot in the far distance, which can help with better viewing. 
    Hylian Canyon Mine
    Hylian Canyon Mine (Image Credits Exputer)
  5. You want to head over towards the Hylian Canyon Mine
  6. As you head deeper into the chasm, start gliding, then go ahead and start gliding towards the Lightroot, located just further up ahead. 
    Heading Past The Bridge
    Heading Past The Bridge (Image Credits Exputer)
  7. Pass by the light root, start gliding, head further from the pathway leading up to the lightroot, and instead use the paraglider to get down. 
  8. Keep heading towards the mine,  and as you head closer to it, you will be prompted with a Hylia Canyon Mine located in the Central Hyrule Depths area. 
    Getting The Trousers
    Getting The Trousers (Image Credits Exputer)

Land on the ground, and you should be able to encounter a chest that is present on a platform, and Link will kick it to open it, which will grant you the Miner’s Trousers, which can add one step to the Tears Of The Kingdom Miner’s Set. 

Armor Upgrade Tiers Required Materials
Tier 1
  • 10 Brightbloom Seeds 
Tier 2
  • 5 Brightcaps 
  • 20 Brightbloom Seeds 
Tier 3
Tier 4
  • 3 Diamonds 
  • 10 Large Zonaite 
  • 20 Giant Brightbloom Seeds

Miner’s Top 

Miner's Top
Miner’s Top (Image Credits Exputer)
Miner’s Top Stats  Attributes
Base Defense  3
Max Defense  20
Special Effects Glow

Now, as far as the Miner’s Top is concerned, it can be found and located in the Daphnes Canyon Mine. 

  1. Go ahead and open up your map, through which you will want to be in the location between Hyrule Garrison Ruins, towards the western end of Passeri Greenbelt, and below Mabe Village Ruins
    Between Hyrule Garrison And Others
    Between Hyrule Garrison And Others (Image Credits Exputer)
  2. Head into the Hyrule Field Chasm, jump in, and keep diving down, but do not touch the material around it as it can hurt you. 
    Hyrule Field Chasm
    Hyrule Field Chasm (Image Credits Exputer)
  3. As you head inside, you will want to go ahead and head towards the three lightroots available there, which range from the Nisoij Lightroot, Nihcayam, and Iayusus Lightroot. 
    Three Lightroots
    Three Lightroots (Image Credits Exputer)
  4. You wanna head towards the Daphnes Canyon Mine. 

    Daphnes Canyon Mine
    Daphnes Canyon Mine (Image Credits Exputer)
  5. Travel to the Iayusus Lightroot, and then start heading forth, and eventually, you can start gliding and head towards the Daphnes Canyon Mine in the Central Hyrule Depths. 
    Getting The Miner's Top
    Getting The Miner’s Top (Image Credits Exputer)
  6. Climb, head up, and open the chest to obtain the Miner’s Top. 
Armor Upgrade Tiers Required Materials
Tier 1
  • 10 Brightbloom Seed
Tier 2
  • 20 Brightbloom Seed
  • 5 Brightcap
Tier 3
  • 15 Giant Brightbloom Seed
  • 10 Deep Firefly
  • 5 Glowing Cave Fish
Tier 4
  • 20 Giant Brightbloom Seed
  • 10 Large Zonaite
  • 3 Diamonds

Miner’s Mask 

Miner's Mask
Miner’s Mask (Image Credits Exputer)
Miner’s Mask Stats  Attributes
Base Defense  3
Max Defense  20
Special Effects Glow

Last but not least, the Miner’s Mask is adorned on the face and considered a helmet piece, and can be used to provide glow while wearing and traversing the lands. 

  1. You want to start towards the middle of Palu Wasteland and the Northern end of the East Barrens area. 
    Between Palu And East Barrens
    Between Palu And East Barrens (Image Credits Exputer)
  2. After that, spawn into the East Gerudo Chasm area, and the same thing needs to be done here, whereby you will need just to dive in. 
    East Gerudo Chasm
    East Gerudo Chasm (Image Credits Exputer)
  3. There are three Lightroots that can be found here that can be used as viewpoints and can help you see more clearly, such as the Amakawis, Mihcihc, and the Tatayam Lightroot. 
    Abandoned Kara Kara Mine
    Abandoned Kara Kara Mine (Image Credits Exputer)
  4. You want to go towards the Abandoned Kara Kara mine right towards the Tatayam Lightroot. 
    Getting The Miner's Mask
    Getting The Miner’s Mask (Image Credits Exputer)
  5. Towards the middle of a giant structure ahead of the mine, there should be a chest that can help you obtain the Miner’s Mask and can help you achieve the Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps set bonus. 
Armor Upgrade Tiers Required Materials
Tier 1
  • 10 Brightbloom Seeds 
Tier 2
  • 5 Brightcaps 
  • 20 Brightbloom Seeds
Tier 3
  • 10 Deep Firefly
  • 5 Glowing Cave Fish
  • 15 Giant Brightbloom Seeds
Tier 4
  • 10 Large Zonaite
  • 3 Diamonds 
  • 20 Giant Brightbloom Seeds 

And that’s just about it! All that players need to know about the Tears of the Kingdom Shining Steps, and with that, let’s wrap up the guide! While you’re here, why not read up on the Tears of the Kingdom Characters guide, which details all the characters present? You might also like the Tears of the Kingdom Plot guide, which entails everything you need to know about the storyline!

Alongside that, the Tears of the Kingdom Hookshot guide will tell you how to locate the Hookshot! Lastly, read the Tears of the Kingdom Energy Cell guide, which will tell you how to obtain them!

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