"Myths abound about armed phantoms that terrorized brave heroes. These greaves look just like the ones they supposedly wore. If sold, this rare find can't be replaced."
— In-game description

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The Phantom Greaves are an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a thematic head armor inspired by the Zelda possessed Phantom guardians from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. It is one of the three pieces of the "Phantom Equipment" along with the Phantom Helmet and Armor. Wearing this armor increases Link's attack power.

Upon "The Master Trials" DLC pack installation and after the side quest "EX Treasure: Phantasma" is triggered, Link is guided to find and read the Misko's EX Journal at the Outpost Ruins, in order to discover the "phantasma" treasures, three new Treasure Chests containing the "Phantom Equipment". The one containing the greaves is buried in the southeast of the Hyrule Garrison Ruins.

According to Misko's EX Journal as well as the above listed side quest's adventure log entry, the greaves and the rest of the set, alongside five other pieces of treasure, were stolen from Hyrule Castle by Misko.

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