Materials are recurring objects in the Legend of Zelda series. They allow purchase or upgrade better equipment to aid in their quest. They are found within the world and are able to be stacked in quantity, much like expendable items such as bombs.
Materials can be found as items left behind by enemies, inside Treasure Chests, received as prizes for completing mini-games, or simply on the ground. In addition, treasures are dispensed randomly by Sheikah Stones the first time Link calls each one with his Harp. They may be used as materials for upgrading items at Gondo's Scrap Shop, or sold to Rupin at night, at his house, for various amounts of Rupees. Some items are rarer than others; these tend to fetch a higher price from Rupin. Certain materials require the use of the Bug Net or Whip to obtain, such as the Tumbleweed and Monster Horn, respectively, though these may also be found in Treasure Chests. Some items are exclusive to one region, such as Ancient Flowers, which are found exclusively in areas of the Lanayru Desert affected by Timeshift Stones.
|Hornet Larvae||Bird Feather||Tumbleweed||Lizard Tail|
|Eldin Ore||Ancient Flower||Amber Relic||Dusk Relic|
|Jelly Blob||Monster Claw||Monster Horn||Ornamental Skull|
|Evil Crystal||Blue Bird Feather||Golden Skull||Goddess Plume|
Materials (素材 Sozai?) are found as spoils dropped by enemies, bosses and enemy characters. Random Materials can also be obtained as rewards in some Network Link scenarios in Adventure Mode. They are classified as bronze, silver, and gold, depending on their rarity. The harder difficulty the mission played, the easier it is to obtain rarer drops by enemies and bosses. Once a material is obtained, it can be used to purchase upgrades at the Bazaar such as Badges and Apothecary Mixtures. Every playable character has a silver and gold material drop if beaten (save for some DLC characters who lack Material drops in Hyrule Warriors). Many of the powerful upgrades at the Bazaar require higher rarity materials. There is also a Material Master Apothecary Mixture that increases the drop rate of Silver and Gold Materials.
All the Materials from Hyrule Warriors return, are dropped by the same enemies, and serve the same propose. New characters (including former DLC characters), bosses, and enemies have their own materials.
|Enemy||Bronze Drop||Silver Drop||Gold Drop|
|Big Blin||Big Blin Hide||Big Blin Club||N/A|
|Stone Blin||Stone Blin Buckler||Stone Blin Helmet||N/A|
|Helmaroc King||N/A||Helmaroc Plume||Helmaroc King's Mask|
|Phantom Ganon||N/A||Phantom Ganon's Cape||Phantom Ganon's Sword|
|Twili Midna||N/A||Twili Midna's Hairpin||Twili Midna's Robe|
|Linkle||N/A||Linkle's Boots||Linkle's Compass|
|Tetra||N/A||Tetra's Sandals||Tetra's Bandana|
|King Daphnes||N/A||King Daphnes' Robe||King Daphnes' Crown|
|Toon Link||N/A||Pirate's Charm||Island Outfit|
|Young Link||N/A||Young Link's Belt||Keaton Mask|
|Skull Kid||N/A||Skull Kid's Hat||Majora's Mask|
|Tingle||N/A||Tingle's Map||Tingle's Watch|
|Medli (Master Wind Waker DLC)||N/A||Ruto's Earrings||Ruto's Scale|
| Link · Princess Styla · King Tuft · Madam Couture|
—Full list of characters
|Arrghus · Blizzagia · Margoma · Moldorm|
| Hytopia · Woodlands · Riverside · Volcano · Ice Cavern · Fortress|
—Full list of locations
|Gripshot · Bomb · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Glove · Gust Jar · Hammer · Water Rod|