Breath of the Wild tips and tricks

Faron and Great Hyrule Forest Shrines

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Faron

Ishto Soh - Bravery's Grasp

Shrine Ishto Soh Breath of the WildLocation: Faron Grasslands, west of the Oseira Plains, on high grounds
Required: -.
Glide towards the chest to the left, turn to the switch in the centre of the room, then throw a round bomb and blow it up when it's near the switch, which will make you go up. Get close to the chest, then repeat this action to reach the chest and get an Ancient Core. Jump below, pick up the "beam-shooter" and place it on the moving platform with the beam pointing at the switch. Carefully get close to the other chest and find a Topaz inside. Now go to the opposite corner from the entrance, and climb the blocks step by step thanks to the beam hitting the switch. Go to the monk and receive another Spirit Orb.

Kah Yah - Quick Thinking

Shrine Kah Yah Breath of the WildLocation: Southeast of Faron (East Necluda), in the Palmorae Ruins
Required: -. Linked to the "A Fragmented Monument" quest
Climb the slope to the right, then climb on the moving platform and place a barrel on it. Shoot an arrow at the "diamond switch" to lift the bars, then once you went through them, shoot another arrow at this same switch to lift the following bars. Then, place the barrel on the switch, which lifts the bars next to the barrels. Go back across the corridor and get a Royal Claymore from the chest. Now, climb the slope to the left, lift a barrel, then climb on the moving platform. Place the barrel to the left and stand to the left to go through the fence, then crouch to go through the following one, then place the barrel on the right to go through the last one. Place the barrel on the switch, which lifts the bars next to the barrels. Backtrack and get a small key from the chest. Finally, open the door in the centre and the monk gives you another Spirit Orb.

Ka'o Makagh - Metal Doors Open the Way

Shrine Ka'o Makagh Breath of the WildLocation: Faron, in the southeast of Faron Grasslands, near the Highland Stable
Required: -.
Go forward and use Magnesis to open one of the great doors. Go left, get rid of the small Guardian, then drop several bombs near the blocks column to destroy them all. Get a Knight's (or Royal) Bow from the chest, then go to the other side, attack another Guardian, and pick up its Guardian Spear if you want to. Go back to the left, use Magnesis on the unhinged door, then climb the right steps and place the door between the two platforms. Go across on the door, then place the door between your platform and the one containing other stone blocks. Drop several bombs near the blocks until the chest falls down and find an Opal. Then, go back to the previous platform, grab the door and place it between your platform and the one next to the monk. Go across, look at the Sheikah Symbol and the monk gives you another Spirit Orb.

Korgu Chideh - Korgu Chideh's Blessing

Location: Faron, Necluda Sea, Eventide Island
Required: -. Linked to the "Stranded on Eventide" quest
Go forward and open the chest containing 300 rupees, then simply receive another Spirit Orb.

Muwo Jeem - A Modest Test of Strenght

Shrine Muwo Jeem Breath of the WildLocation: All the way to the east of Faron, to the east of Mount Dunsel and Cape Cales.
Required: -.
Go ahead and get ready to fight a Guardian. Perform some jump attacks, avoid its attacks and hit it with the sword or shoot some Shock Arrows at its eye. Once it's defeated, pick up its Ancient Battle Axe+, its Guardian Shield+, as well as its Ancient Materials. Keep going, get a Royal Bow from the chest, then receive another Spirit Orb.

Pumaag Nitae - A Minor Test of Strenght

Location: Faron Woods, at the forest's entrance (according to its name)
Required: -.
Go forward and get ready to fight a small Guardian. Perform some jump attacks, avoid its attacks and hit it with the sword or shoot some Shock Arrows (or Wooden ones) at its eye. Once it's defeated, pick up its Guardian Sword, its Guardian Shield, as well as its Ancient materials. Keep going, take the Boomerang from the chest, then the monk gives you another Spirit Orb.

Qukah Nata - Qukah Nata's Blessing

Location: Faron, south of Calora Lake
Required: -. Linked to the "A Song of Storms" quest
Go forward and open the chest containing the Rubber Tights, then simply receive another Spirit Orb.

Shae Katha - Shae Katha's Blessing

Location: Faron Woods, Dracozu Lake, at the Spring of Courage
Required: -. Linked to the "The Serpent's Jaws" quest
Go forward and open the chest containing a Thunderspear, then simply receive another Spirit Orb.

Shai Utoh - Halt the Tilt

Shrine Shai Utoh Breath of the WildLocation: Faron Woods, next to the Lakeside Stable
Required: -.
Freeze the seesaw, then climb on it. Then, do the same with the following seesaw and find a Royal Broadsword in the chest. Go back to the seesaw, grab the chest with Magnesis and make it fall on the other side. Walk to its centre, freeze the seesaw and go across to the other side. Grab the chest again and go all the way to the back of the room to another seesaw. Stand on it and stay on the end, raise the chest as high as possible, then drop it so it falls down on the other end of the seesaw and makes you bounce, so you can glide to the chest facing you. Pick up an Ancient core inside, then jump down. (If necessary, put the chest on the end of the seesaw again.) Stand on it, freeze the other seesaw near the monk, then go ahead. Look at the Sheikah symbol and receive another Spirit Orb.

Shoda Sah - Impeccable Timing

Shrine Shoda Sah Breath of the WildLocation: Faron Woods, Riola Spring, behind the big waterfall
Required: -.
Lift one of the orbs, place it to the right into the mechanism, then hit the switch at the right moment to make the orb fly and fall down into the moving container. You then get a chest containing some Ice Arrows. Lift another orb, place it into the left mechanism, then hit the switch so the orb gets into the container despite the obstacles. Open the chest containing a Small Key. (You can also "cheat" by throwing an orb into the water, then create an ice pillar under it, climb the pillar, lift and throw the orb into the container!) Follow the corridor, unlock the door, then receive another Spirit Orb.

Shoqa Tatone - A Modest Test of Strength

Location: Faron Woods, Puffer Beach
Required: -. Linked to the "Guardian Slideshow" quest
Go forward and get ready to fight a Guardian. Perform some jump attacks, avoid its attacks and hit it with the sword or shoot some Shock Arrows. Once it's defeated, pick up its Guardian Shield +, its Guardian Spear +, as well as its Ancient materials. Keep going, get a Royal Broadsword from the chest, then receive another Spirit Orb.

Tawa Jinn - Tawa Jinn's Blessing

Location: Faron - East Necluda, Mount Taran, Taran Pass
Required: -. Linked to the "The Three Giant Brothers" quest
Go forward and open the chest containing a Great Thunderblade, then simply receive another Spirit Orb.

Yah Rin - A Weighty Decision

Shrine Yah Rin Breath of the WildLocation: Faron - East Necluda, next to Lurelin Village
Required: -.
Climb on the left scale, use Magnesis to grab the magnetic crate, place it on the other scale, then go ahead. Get rid of the Guardian, then grab the chest, make it go over the fence and place it on the switch right of the bars, thus lifting them. Open the chest containing a Royal Broadsword, then go forward taking the chest with you. Climb on the left scale, place the chest on the right one (front plate), then jump towards the chest containing an Opal. Then jump on the closest scale, grab the chest, place it on the fourth scale, then fly to it. Grab it again, place it on the previous scale, then jump further and go to the monk who gives you another Spirit Orb.

Ya Naga - Shatter the Heavens

Shrine Ya Naga Breath of the WildLocation: Faron, in the middle of Lake Hylia
Required: -.
Climb the two stairs, place a square bomb on the stone block, then place a round bomb into the cannon's barrel. Now you have to be well coordinated. Freeze the block with Stasis, select the Round Bomb Rune, blow it up right before Stasis is activated, then as soon as Stasis got activated, select the Square Bomb Rune and blow it up to destroy the blocks on the ceiling. Then, place another round bomb into the cannon, stand on the block, make the bomb explode and fly towards the eastern side. Land next to the chest containing an Eightfold Blade. Fly towards the monk and receive another Spirit Orb.

Great Hyrule Forest

Daag Chokah - Daag Chokah's Blessing

Shrine Da'Chokahi Breath of the WildLocation: Korok Forest, in its northwestern part
Required: -. Linked to the "The Lost Pilgrimage" quest. See the walkthrough

Keo Ruug - Fateful Stars

Location: Korok Forest, near the Great Deku Tree
Required: -. See the walkthrough

Ketoh Wawaii - Ketoh Wawai's Blessing

Location: Great Hyrule Forest, inside Thyphlo Ruins
Required: A torch found there. Linked to the "Shrouded Shrine" quest
Go forward and open the chest containing an Ancient Core, then simply receive another Spirit Orb.

Kuhn Sidajj - Kuhn Sidajj's Blessing

Location: Korok Forest, in its southwestern part
Required: -. Linked to the "Trial of Second Sight" quest. See the walkthrough

Maag Halan - Maag Halan's Blessing

Shrine Rona'Kahta Breath of the WildLocation: Korok Forest, in its northeastern part
Required: -. Linked to the "The Test of Wood" quest. See the walkthrough

Mirro Shaz - Tempered Power

Location: Great Hyrule Forest, next to the Woodland Stable
Required: A hammer (found there) or another sturdy weapon. See the walkthrough

Monya Toma - Drawing Parabolas

Location: Great Hyrule Forest, south of Serenne Stable
Required: -. See the walkthrough

Rona Kachta - Rona Kachta's Blessing

Location: Great Hyrule Forest, Forgotten Temple
Required: -.
Go forward, get the Great Flameblade from the chest, then receive another Spirit Orb.

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