The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving.
Finding all of the shrines in Breath of the Wild is a massive undertaking, especially when you take time to consider that many of the shrines are hidden. Fortunately, we here at Nintendo Life have invested a great deal of time in uncovering every single shrine you can find in Hyrule.
We've sorted all of the shrines by the section of the map they're located on. As you may already know, you can unlock additional sections of the world map by climbing towers and activating them using Link's Sheikah Slate.
Because of that, we've decided to list each shrine belonging to a tower's map section below, along with handy screenshots showing where you can find each of these. It should be easy to walk through each area and find all of the shrines. Below that, you'll find some basic details or even some more detailed stuff for the trickier shrines in the group.
Akkala Tower Shrine Map (8 Shrines)
- Dah Hesho - This shrine can be found on the cilff south of the circular island in Lake Akkala, which lies northwest of Kaepora Pass.
- Katosa Aug - "Kosha Aug Apparatus" - You'll find this shrine to the east of East Akkala Stable and south of North Akkala Foothill.
- Ke'nai Shakah - Head to the northern part of Ulria Grotto, in the southeast of the Akkala region. You'll need to paraglide into a cave from above to find it.
- Ritaag Zumo - This shrine is found at the end of the spiral-shaped Rist Peninsula. You'll need to complete the "Into The Vortex" side quest to activate the shrine. This involves carrying an orb to the shrine itself. This is easier said than done as you'll be subject to a lot of ranged attacks during your trek.
- Tu Ka'loh - Found on Lomei Labyrinth Island in the northeast. You'll need to paraglide from the mainland to reach it. Finding your way through isn't that difficult but if you want to take the easy route (and you have enough stamina) then you canhe labyrinth, you can climb a wall and walk along the top of the labyrinth to reach the shrine.
- Tutsuwa Nima - This one is found in the Spring of Power, a small body of water south of the North Akkala Valley. To activate it you must have Dinraal's scale.
- Ze Kasho - "Ze Kasho Apparatus" - Paraglide off the top of Akkala Citadel Ruins to the northwest; the shrine is found in the hills.
- Zuna Kai - This shrine is located atop a tall stone pillar in the middle of Skull Lake in the northwest of Akkala. You'll need to find a high spot, then paraglide over, grab on and finish the climb. If it's raining then you might have to wait until it dries up as it's quite a tricky ascent.
Central Hyrule Tower Shrine Map (8 Shrines)
- Kaam Ya'tak - "Trial of Power" - From the top of Central Tower, paraglide down to the southwest and head towards Mount Daphnes; the shrine is on the east side of the mountain.
- Katah Chuki - This one lies northeast of Mount Gustaf, in the southeastern section of Quarry Ruins.
- Kaya Wan - "Shields from Water" – Head west from Wetland Stables. The stables are close to Crenel Peak, near the eastern bank of the Hylia River.
- Namika Ozz - This shrine is found in the northeast section of Central Hyrule, right in the middle of the Crenel Hills.
- Noya Neha - This shrine is found on the island which lies north of Quarry Ruins. It's located on the southern slope of a hill in the southwest corner. Locate the side which is overgrown with thorns and burn them away with fire. You can then use a bomb to shatter the rocks and reveal the shrine.
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- Saas Ko'sah - This one lies in northern section of Castle Hyrule, which makes it quite a tricky one to find due to the risk of attack. Climb the mountain on the northwest side of the fortress - you'll should see a part of the moat where the water flows into the castle - head towards that then, once inside, locate a stone brazier and light it.
- Wahgo Katta - "Metal Connections" - This shrine is located on Whistling Hill, which is right next to the Riverside Stable.
Dueling Peaks Tower Shrine Map (9 Shrines)
- Bosh Kala - "The Wind Guides You" - This shrine is close to Proxim bridge. Amber and a Soldier's Claymore are bonus items.
- Ha Dahamar - "The Water Guides" - This one is right next to Dueling Peaks Stable.
- Hila Rao - "Drifting" - This one is close to the river and is surrounded by flowers. Don't step on any of them to complete the side quest "Watch out for the Flowers" and gain access.
- Lakna Rokee - Gaining access to this shrine requires you to fulfil several side quests in Kakariko Village, making it one of the most time-consuming in the game. The first is the main quest line involving Impa which earns you the Champion's tunic. Complete "Find the Fairy Fountain" quest set by Pikango. "Flown the Coop" involves finding Cuccos for Cado - one is on the roof of the armour shop, other can be found after you've racked up 17 hours in the game. "By Firefly's Light" involves talking to armour shop owner Lasli in her home at around 22 hours game time. You then have to collect 5 fireflies – these can be found in the village and in the forest past the shrine next to the village. Take the fireflies to Lasli's house and place them in front of her before the night is over to complete the quest. After you've done this return to Impa and she should offer you a shrine quest called "The Stolen Heirloom". Wait until nighttime and keep an eye on the two guards standing outside Impa's house. After a while one of them will walk away - follow him at a distance and complete the quest to reveal the shrine.
- Ree Dahee - "Timing is Critical" - This one is near the Dueling Peaks, close to the river. You'll have to climb to reach it.
- Shee Vaneer - This one lies across from Shee Venath (see below). Make sure you're wearing warm clothing as it's very cold on the peak.
- Shee Venath - Climb to the top of the Dueling Peaks mountain (make sure you're wearing warm clothing). Jump from the top and paraglide towards the hidden entrance. The trick to solving this puzzle is visualising a pattern from Shee Vaneer.
- Ta'loh Naeg - "Ta'loh Naeg's Teaching" - This one is inside Kakariko Village.
- Toto Sah - "Toto Sah Apparatus" - This lies west of Hickaly Woods. Next to the river you'll find a breakable stone structure. Drop a remote bomb into the river from a rock a little upstream so that it flows downstream to the structure. Explode the bomb at the right time to destroy the sealed gate and reveal the shrine.
Eldin Mountains Tower Shrine Map (9 Shrines)
- Daqa Koh - Head south from Goron City in the direction of the Goron Hot Springs and you'll find a railroad path. Just before you reach the path to Death Mountain you'll see the glowing orange rocks of the shrine.
- Gorae Torr - This one is located in the Gut Check Rock area. Use the winds to get yourself up onto the rock but make sure you have good climbing gear. You'll have to complete the quest "The Gut Check Challenge" set by Bayage, located nearby.
- Kayra Mah - This shrine is located just south of Gorko Lake, in the Gorko Tunnel. Head to a hut in the west part of Goron City and chat with Bladon to activate the "A Brother's Roast" quest. He'll tell you to go to Goron Tunnels - southwest of Gorko Lake - to find his sibling, Gonguron. Take the road to the southeast and follow the road signs if you get lost. Upon locating Gonguron you'll need to find a rock for the roast in Gortram Cliff. Once you give it to the brothers they will reveal the shrine for you.
- Mo'a Keet - This one lies east of Foothill Stable, on the road that leads to Eldin. It's just off the road, on a hill.
- Qua Raym - "A Balanced Approach" - In the southwesternmost lava lake - Goronbi Lake - there is a small island. Glide down from the tower to access it.
- Sah Dahaj - "Power of Fire" - Glide east from Eldin Tower and drop downwards once you cross Lake Intenoch. Close to Cephla Lake - near the enemy base - you'll find the shrine. Inside, knock over the torch to set fire to the dry vegetation in the first room, then shoot the ropes holding the torches in next room. In the final room you need to shoot the rope holding the torch which is above the crate - this will allow the stone slab to fall on the button which opens the final door.
- Shae Mo'sah - This one lies on the road north from Goron City.
- Shora Hah - This shrine is located on the Isle of Rabac. You'll need at least two pieces of the Flamebreaker armour set to get here as it's incredibly hot. Use your bombs to push the mine cart across the rails into the lava.
- Tah Muhl - "Passing the Flame" - Head southeast from the Mo'a Keet Shrine and Foothill Stable. The shrine can be found southwest of the mountain, hidden by rock formations. This shrine forms part of the shrine quest "A Landscape of a Stable".
Faron Tower Shrine Map (8 Shrines)
- Kah Yah - This one is on the beach near Mount Dunsel, in an region called Palmorae Ruins. Talk to Garini to start the quest "A Fragmented Monument". The first fragment is easy to find as it's close to Garini, near three palm trees. The second is on Palmorae Beach - look for some barrels in the sea and inspect the rocks nearby. The third one is a the furthest point of the crescent-shaped Soka Point. Return to Garini, then stand on the orange shrine plate and hit crouch.
- Korgu Chideh - This one is on Eventide Island in the southeast. The glide towards it takes a while so make sure you have high stamina or food which restores your stamina.
- Muwo Jeem - "A Modest Test of Strength" - On the mountain peak you can spot this shrine in the distance.
- Qukah Nata - This is one of the game's secret shrines. To complete it you'll need to find Kaas and trigger the quest "A Song of Storms". The shrine is located near Calora Lake. If it's raining you can use the Cryonis rune on the waterfall and climb up, step by step. Kiss should be waiting at the top.
- Shai Utoh - "Halt the Tilt" - This one is found at Ubota Point, behind the stable. Find a breakable stone structure and blow it up to reveal the shrine.
- Shoda Sah - This one is hidden behind the Riola Spring waterfall. A hidden path leads to the entrance.
- Tawa Jinn - This one lies in-between Hany Pond, Rabella Wetlands and Uteh Marsh. There are five large bones and the three pressure plates which show its location. You'll need to place three spheres onto the pressure plates - defeat the guards first.
- Yah Rin - You'll find this shrine above Lurelin Village.
Gerudo Highlands Tower Shrine Map (7 Shrines)
- Dah Kaso - "A Minor Test of Strength" - There's a set of bridges - known as the Digdogg Suspension Bridge - that connect the tall stone outcrops. The shrine is located near the bridge that links to the two large stones, near the water and the raft. There's a sleeping Hinox nearby.
- Joloo Nah - You'll find this one north of Mount Naboroo and east of Koukot Plateau.
- Keeha Yoog - On the east side of Gerudo Summit there's a mural with lighting bolts on it and a mound in the middle. Shoot the center with a Shock Arrow to expose the shrine.
- Kema Kosassa - "A Major Test of Strength" - This is found on Mount Agaat, north of Risoka Snowfield.
- Kuh Takkar - This shrine is on Laparoh Mesa. Reaching it involves lots of climbing in cold weather, wear something warm and bring a torch, or flint and firewood - the shrine is covered in ice.
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- Sho Dantu - "Two Bombs" - Climb atop Gerudo Tower and paraglide to the west, then land and continue until you see a shrine mound in the middle of a circle of Luminous Stones. Destroy one of the stones with a bomb to get the Luminous Stone ore and then place it on the mound.
Great Plateau Tower Shrine Map (4 Shrines)
- Ja Baij - "Bomb Trial" - This is the first shrine you'll face, and is easy to locate.
- Keh Namut - "Cryonis Trial" - This one is found on Mount Hylia. You'll need food to warm you up.
- Oman Au - "Magnesis Trial" - This lies north of the Temple of Time.
- Owa Daim - "Stasis Trial" - This one is in the ruins south of the Temple of Time.
Hateno Village Tower Shrine Map (7 Shrines)
- Chaas Qeta - "A Major Test of Strength" - You'll find this on Tenoko Island, one of the smallest islands the game. Climb the high peak nearby and paraglide down to it.
- Dow Na'eh - This shrine is hidden behind a large waterfall.
- Jitan Sa'mi - On Mount Lanayru you'll find the Spring of Wisdom, guarded by Naydra. Shoot it in the eyes which cover its body to release it, then shoot once more to get the Naydra Scale.
- Kam Urog - This is another secret shrine. In the area full of stone heads, keep an eye out for Calip. He will set you "The Cursed Statue" shrine quest. Wait until 9pm then shoot the stone head that glows to reveal the shrine; Blood Moon nights hold the glowing effect for longer, too.
- Mezza Lo - You'll find this one on Rabia Plain. It is one of Kass's secret shrines, so you'll need to complete quest "The Crowned Beast" to access it. Find a deer, mount it and then stand on the pressure plate to reveal the shrine.
- Myahm Agana - "Myahm Agana Apparatus" - This one is easy to find - it's at the entrance to Hateno Village. Inside the shrine you'll need to use the Switch's motion controls to tilt a massive maze, but it's possible to bounce the ball off the top of the maze and onto the slope, if you're quick enough.
- Tahno O'ah - "Tahno O'ah's Blessing" – Look for the bare spot without any trees on the eastern part of Madorna Mountain. Blow up the stones to reveal the shrine.
Hebra Mountains Tower Shrine Map (13 Shrines)
- Dunba Taag - You'll find this one in Tanagar Canyon, just south of Tama Pond. Paraglide down to the place where the canyon curves, near the windmills.
- Gee Ha'rah - You'll find this south of Kopeeki Drifts, which is northwest of Hebra Tower. There's is a pair of huge stone doors here; head backwards up the hill to locate some large rocks. Throw one of these down.
- Goma Asaagh - Paraglide down from the tower towards the southwestern side of Hebra Peak and you'll spot this shrine. Make sure you have the tools to light a fire as you'll need to melt some ice to get in.
- Hia Miu - This one lies northwest of Icefall Foothills. Paraglide down from the nearby mountains.
- Lanno Kooh - This lies west of Hebra Tower and southeast of Hebra Falls. You'll need to swim across a really cold lake, so make sure you've got the gear (or food) to stay warm.
- Maka Rah - At Lake Kilsie, which lies south of the Sturnida Basin, there's a pier. The shrine is just visible through a crack in the nearby wall. Blow up the rocks to ride a wind gust across the water and then follow the rocks until you get to the last wind gust will fly you upwards to an entrance which allows you to access the shrine.
- Mozo Shenno - This is on the east side of Biron Snowshelf. You'll have to paraglide to it from a nearby mountain.
- Qaza Tokki - This shrine lies within the North Lomei Labyrinth. The shrine quest is called "Trial on the Cliff". The fastest way to get it is to paraglide down from the nearby mountain and search for the yellow Electric Chuchu. Just a bit above their location is the entrance to the shrine. There are chest to claim if you want to do things the hard way and tackle the maze.
- Rin Oyaa - "Directing the Wind" - Glide north from Hebra Tower, glide northward and follow the road on the ground.
- Rok Uwog - This ons is west of North Tabantha Snowfield.
- Sha Gehma - You'll find this in the north section of Tabantha Tundra.
- Shada Naw - This shrine lies north of Selmie's Spot, close to Hebra East Summit.
- To Quomo - Head to the Hebra North Summit to find this shrine. You'll be faced wth two stone doors with a snowball nearby. The idea is to roll the snowball so it smashes the doors - you'll need to create some ice pillars to pull this off.
Lake Hylia Tower Shrine Map (6 Shrines)
- Ishto Soh - This is east of Daval Peaks. You'll need to use your paraglider to fly towards it.
- Ka'o Makagh - "Metal Doors Open The Way" – On a hill above the stable.
- Pumaag Nitae - "A Minor Test of Strength" - This lies between Finra Woods and Pagos Woods.
- Shae Katha - This lies north of Dracozu Lake, behind the statue of Goddess Hylia in the Spring of Courage. You'll need one of Farosh's scales.
- Shoqa Tatone - Talk to Loone in northwest Puffer Beach to start "Guardian Slideshow" shrine quest. You'll need to take photos of three different Guardians – walking, flying and small. Take the orb you get and put it in the mound to reveal the shrine.
- Ya Naga - "Shatter the Heavens" - This one is found in the middle of Hylia Island in Hylia Lake. From Lake Tower, head northwest and paraglide from there. Once inside you need to place a remote bomb on the top of the block then drop a normal bomb into the tube that runs underneath it. Detonate the bomb in the tube and then quickly switch to the remote bomb and detonate that - it will blow up the blocks above. You can then roll another bomb under, get on top of the block and detonate it.
Lanayru Wetlands Tower Shrine Map (8 Shrines)
- Dagah Keek - Starting at Zora's Domain, take the bridge that runs northwest. You'll eventually find Veiled Falls, and a secret shrine pressure plate. Swim up the waterfall using Zora's armour then paraglide when you reach the top - you can then dive onto the plate by pressing the attack button.
- Daka Tuss - "Sunken Scoop" - You can spot this one quite easily.
- Kah Mael - On Tingel Island you need to find a large rock. Shift it with Stasis to expose the shrine below.
- Ne'ez Yohma - This one is easy to find - it's under the Throne Room of King Dorephan on Zora's Domain.
- Rucco Maag - This shrine is on Samasa Plain, south of Ruto Mountain.
- Shai Yota - Locate Kass just south of Horon Lagoon and complete the quest "Master of the Wind". The shrine will then be revealed in Horon Lagoon.
- Sheh Rata - This shrine is found on an island which lies between Crenel Peak and Zelo Pond. Burn away the bushes to enter it.
- Soh Kofi - Paraglide north from Lanayru Tower, across the water.
Hyrule Ridge Tower Shrine Map (7 Shrines)
- Maag No'rah - There's a Bokoblin camp on the slope north of Lindor's Brow which boasts a tall crow's nest. Defeat the enemies then climb to the top of this nest - on the nearby mountain you'll see rocks you can destroy. Under these lies the shrine.
- Mijah Rokee - On Washa's Bluff you need to stand on the pedestal with no clothing or armour on and wait for the Blood Moon. The shrine will then appear.
- Mogg Latan - "Synced Swing" - This shrine is right at the top of Satori Mountain so make sure you're prepared to do some climbing. The shrine is on the southern peak.
- Shae Loya - Follow the road from Hyrule Ridge to Hebra, near Tabantha Great Bridge. Look for Tabantha Bridge Stable and then head towards the tall hill nearby.
- Sheem Dagoze - This one is south of Hyrule Ridge and west from Jeddo Bridge. Make sure you complete the "Two Rings" quest first. You'll need to shoot an arrow through two stone hoops in a single shot.
- Toh Yahsa - Head towards Thundra Plateau from the tower. In the center of it, you have to place four balls into their matching colour holes. You'll need to use Stasis to move them.
- Zalta Wa - Fly from the tower towards the east and head for the Breach of Demise canyon.
Tabantha Frontier Tower Shrine Map (6 Shrines)
- Akh Va'quot - "Windmills" - Due south of the Heabra Mountains you'll find a lake as well as Rito Village and the shrine.
- Bareeda Naag - This lies south of Rito Village. Make sure you have a lit torch and wait until about 11AM. Hold the torch near the center of the glowing mound.
- Kah Okeo - "Wind Guide" - This shrine is hidden under a huge slab of rock, so use Stasis to remove it.
- Sha Warvo - This one is north of Rito Village, in Dronoc's Pass.
- Tena Ko'sah - "A Major Test of Strength" - Near the Tabantha Great Bridge is where you'll find this shrine, amid the ruined Ancient Columns.
- Voo Lota - This is west of Rito Village in the area known as Warbler's Nest. Once you've beaten the Divine Beast Vah Medoh and have found all of the sisters, you'll have to head to Warbler's Nest for a musical test. Stand in the section flanked by five statues and use a Kokoro leaf to blow air into the rock which matches the note - one "finger" denotes red, two is yellow, three is green, four is blue and five is purple.
Gerudo Desert Tower Shrine Map (12 Shrines)
- Dako Tah - This one is in the middle of the stone structures in the Great Cliffs area. It's easier to find at night.
- Daqo Chisay - "The Whole Picture" - This is right next to Gerudo Town. A chest with a Thunderblade inside lies within.
- Dila Maag - "Dila Maag's Blessing" - Glide from the Wasteland Tower to the southeast and you'll spot the South Lomei Labyrinth. The Barbarian Armour is your reward for completing this maze.
- Hawa Koth - This is in the southeastern section of the map, inside the Gerudo Great Skeleton / Dragon's Exile.
- Jee Noh - "On the Move" - Head east from the Wasteland Tower and you'll spot this shrine close to the road.
- Kay Noh - "Power of Electricity" - Take the path that runs past the Gerudo Canyon Stable and climb the rocks to the south.
- Kema Zoos - "A Delayed Puzzle" - This one is west of Karusa Valley and northwest of West Gerudo Ruins. The shrine is found in a massive skeleton.
- Korsh O'hu - "Korsh O'hu's Blessing" - This one lies in the East Gerudo Ruins, east of Palu Wasteland. Speak to Rotana outside Gerudo Town to start "The Seven Heroines" quest (he'll give you some Snow Boots). Head to the circular formation at the bottom of the mountain southwest of Wasteland Tower. You'll see the Seven Heroines statues there. Each statue has a symbol which links to one of the nearby metal balls somewhere on them. Place the balls in the appropriate basin using your Magnesis rune. The final ball can be found in the hands of the third statue from the left. Climb up the status nearby and use Magnesis to move the ball. The shrine contains a Flamespear.
- Misae Suma - This one is southeast of Gerudo Town, where you'll find a large rock formation. To get inside you need to finish the quest "The Perfect Drink", which involves gaining entrance to Gerudo Town by dressing as a woman. To get the ice to Furosa without it melting, use Stasis and hit it to move it - if you carry it, it will melt. Once you've done this quest, jump on the rock formation to reveal the shrine.
- Raqa Zunzo - Head to the Sand Seal Rally spot south of Gerudo Town after you've defeated the nearby Divine Beast. Win the sand seal challenge to get the orb which is used to activate the shrine - you won't be allowed near it otherwise.
- Suma Sahma - This lies between Mount Granajh and Daval Peak. Roll a snowball into the puddle, then wait until the sun passes over and casts a shadow on the nearby contraption.
- Tho Kayu - This one is in the Toruma Dunes, with the Molduga mini-boss nearby.
Woodland Tower Shrine Map (8 Shrines)
- Daag Chokah - Take the path from the nearby Keo Ruug Shrine. You'll pass underneath a hollow tree to Tasho. Talk with him to trigger "The Lost Pilgrimage" quest. You then have to follow another Korok to reach the shrine's location.
- Keo Ruug - "Fateful Stars" – You'll want to tackle this one as soon as you enter Korok Forest. It's to the right of the Master Sword.
- Ketoh Wawai - This shrine is in an area called Thyphlo Ruins. You need to complete the quest called "Shrouded Shrine" to reveal its location. Light a torch and look for the bird-shaped braziers - follow the direction of their beaks.
- Kuhn Sidajj - This shrine is found by following a Korok located southwest from the first shrine. This triggers the "Trial of Second Sight" shrine quest - use the Magnesis rune to find the right path and place a Rusty Shield in the tree's mouth. Take the chest it gives you as a reward and place that in the other tree's mouth.
- Maag Halan - Near the Keo Ruug Shrine you'll find Damia, who gives you the shrine quest "The Test of Wood". Fight the enemies which stand in the way of you and the Mido Swamp.
- Mirro Shaz - "Tempered Power" - North of the small Pico Pond is where you'll find this shrine.
- Monya Toma - "Drawing Parabolas" - You can see the glow of the shrine if you look south-east from Hebra Tower.
- Rona Kachta - This one lies east of Mount Drena.
This is part of our Zelda Breath of the Wild walkthrough, which includes All Shrine Locations And Maps and help with specific shrines, including the Keo Ruug Shrine Puzzle Solution, Mirro Shaz Shrine Puzzle Solution, Sha Warvo Shrine Solution, Shae Loya Shrine Puzzle Solution, Eventide Island - How To Beat The Hardest Shrine Quest, and Shee Vaneer And Shee Venath Shrine Answers and Solutions.
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Yeah, I'll have to add this to my home screen for much later as I'm not looking at this for months. I'm about 40 hours in and no where near the end of the game. I can honestly play this game for another 5 months straight.
Very cool. I like how you break up the map by region. Please do the same with the Korok seed locations!
The shrine radar is pretty crappy, so thank you for the map.
Good guide. I'll probably continue to see how many shrines I can find on my own, though. I'm already at around 58 shrines completed.
Bookmarked! I'm at 102 and I want to finish it up before the weekend. I'm tired of exploring for an hour just to find one shrine.
Nice work Steve!
I guess this is good for those who care about hundred percenting stuff. But searching for shrines and traversing the overworld was one of the best parts about the game, I think using a guide would massively take away from that.
@Spoony_Tech Agreed. Game is massive. Really an impressive first time effort for Nintendo in creating an open world experience.
I found all the shrines and it took me ~90-hours or so to do it, then, for about 15-seconds, I considered finding all the koroks...then I was told there are 900 of them...
This is great, thanks NL!
@Spoony_Tech Totally agree.
Some players might be having fun Speedrunning this game, but I bet it's nowhere near as much fun as I'm having just wandering around aimlessly!
@ECMIM Come on...don't you want that golden gift?
Such an amazing game. I spent a couple hours yesterday just exploring and hunting for shrines. So fun. Thanks for the map! Need to increase my hearts and stamina ASAP.
Can't help but notice that the map of the Great Plateau is inaccurate regarding the locations of the shrines. You might want to correct that.
Thanks for breaking it down! Great guide, I'll use it after I've exhausted what I've found, I think.
The names of the places sounds very unique. What kind of language that inspired those name places ?
I just checked my own in-game map; I've only found around half of these so far.
Agreed. I'm curious if the summer DLC update includes an active distance measurement for the shrine radar. Like "you are 40 meters away..."
@rferrari24 It's possible that is because you are passing by a hidden shrine. Not always the case, but that definitely happens.
That said... the shrine locator does suck big time =D Also, it's just way too darn annoying for me to leave on. Would be nice if the DLC introduced another locator upgrade, like @AlternateButtons mentioned
Brilliant! Thanks very much @Steve_Bowling.
Thanks for the guide! I'll definitely use this when I get tired of looking for shrines on my own.
@rferrari24 @roadrunner343 @AlternateButtons I haven't used the Shrine Radar at all, but I have been using the Compendium Radar, and I think it works the same. It was extremely confusing at first, but once I got the hang of it, it's very effective.
Basically, the radar gets brighter the closer you are to moving in the direction of the shine/object. so if you've got one bar it means you're headed in the general direction but not really facing the object. Three bars means you're practically facing the object, but the further away you are the more inaccurate it is. As you get closer to the object if your bars decrease, it means the object is now on your left or right. So walk to the left, if your bars go away completely, walk towards the right.
And I guess if your bars suddenly drop immediately, you legitimately just walked past what you were searching for.
@MasterWario Also, if the bars drop, it could mean the item you're searching for is above or below you; jumping usually gives a good indication of which direction you should go, as the bars will either rise as Link is gaining altitude, or losing it.
@MetalKingShield Glad to be of assistance!
Thank you!!! I've gotten to the point where I wanted to finish finding all the shrines and then you post this nifty guide!!! PERFECT TIMING!!!
Wasteland Tower #9 should be further to the east, next to the light spot on the map. Nice guide, though. Exactly what I needed.
Thank you for this. I have cleared around 40 shrines on my own but am ready for a little help locating the rest.
@JHDK I'd like for them to make something similar to my guide. It's more important to understand HOW to find Koroks than it is to be told all of their exact locations except for a 100% cleanup. I found over 2/3's all on my own which was very satisfying.
@TophatDragoneye I just double-checked it and it looks right to me. Which one is wrong?
@ZurapiiYohane Sure! I don't see why not
Found my first botw glitch
At faron tower there is a object you can move and underneath there is some mushrooms, if you move it collect the mushrooms and save next time you go on the game it will load with the object on your head! And you're stuck🤕
I actually had to look up a guide to figure out the constellation shrine's puzzle. And I still have no idea how the player is meant to figure it out on their own!
Even if I could average 2 hours a day I could play nothing but this game for the next 3 or 4 months straight and still be lucky to find all the shrines or Korok seeds! I love this game!
There is one on tingle island hidden below a huge slab couldn't see it on the guide
Did.... you guys actually discover all these yourselves or did you just copy from the guidebook/internet??? 😀
Unless you're David S J Hodgson, you'd either need to play for a year straight or facilitate a community wiki to amass this kind of information.
About the Shrine Radar complaints, the best I can acertain is that it is telling you when your approaching a shrine in 3D space. What I mean is it's taking the 3d direction your going, including going up and down, gliding down at a angle, going at any angle, to tell if there's a shrine in that direction. So, for example, if a shrine is way below you, and your just walking on a horizontal plain, it'll tell you you're getting close for a little while, then turn off when your almost on top of it.
It makes it hard to find shrines sometimes, when you just can't move in certain 3d directions where you are.
I don't wanna nitpick, but you guys missed #6 under Central Hyrule Tower.
Also Ha Dahamar = "Had A Hammer"? Lol
I have 81 shrines, I'm not peeking this guide quite yet - except maybe to see how many shrines there is in particular areas. That helps with the search.
@Steve_Bowling One of the shrine on the map is outside the Great Plateau (number 1), which is actually part of the Dueling Peaks area (at the Proxim Bridge, which you can see on the Dueling Peaks map). The Bomb trial should be where 4 is, and 4 should be further south, just at the south-eastern edge of Mount Hylia, just where you can barely see the shrine icon on the map. I remember that because you had to use stasis on a nearby rock to remove it to gain access to a treasure chest down there.
Double-checked in-game as well to be certain.
Ah, thank you so much! I'm going with the "two Heart Containers and then one Stamina Vessel" route, and I've only just got a second Stamina Vessel. I need to do many more shrines to get the Master Sword.
I accidenly found the master sword yesterday but I don't have enough Hearts to pull it out of the ground. I only have 9 Hearts. Apparently you need 13 (from what I've read online). I have 3/4's of another stamina bar. I'm still a work in progress and I've seen some more of those shrines. So close to finally having an unbreakable weapon. That's all I'm doing today is finding more shrines for more orbs. I need 16 more orbs, so I'm gonna be quite busy!
So I've found 80 shrines already, just from wandering around and following the plot. Im reaching that point where wandering around isn't going to help much longer. Instead I've been wandering around looking for all the lynels, hinoxes, and taluses, so i can farm their parts and weapons.
It aslo has some hidden secrets
Casually I got 50 Shrines. This is a massive undertaking.
Knowing where all the shrines are is nice, but I need muh inventory slots!
Just going 'wild' with riding, hunting and cooking at the mo, but this will no doubt become useful later on...
@CrimsonMoonMist it took me a while, too. The big constellation image on the far back wall contains multiple constellations. Then, there's the individual ones on the ground wall. You need to count how many of the singular ones appear on the far back wall to figure out where to place the orbs.
@GraveLordXD nah, I tried that. Doesn't work. You have to actually HAVE the hearts permanently.
Thank you, this is very helpful
Shrine 1 on the great plateau is way off the Mark! It's completely off the great plateau. You have it near Proxim bridge which is not on the great plateau. You even have it pass the first of time and scouts Hill which are both off the great plateau...
I'm wondering if there really are only 120 shrines. This list seems pretty accurate yet I found a shrine in Akkala on Tingel Island between 3 and 4, under a large plate that requires stasis to move. I haven't had a chance to get all of the others yet, I have about 80, so I'm not 100% sure if maybe one on the list isn't actually present and this was simply missed or not.
Great guide. One small comment - Bareeda Naag shrine was closer to 12:30 PM for me, and I was able to activate it by simply setting a camp fire on the platform, rather than using a torch.
@Steve 9 on the wasteland tower is too far west. Nice guide though, wish it said which had a shrine quest and where to find them, I missed one quest but got all 120.
Aah man, I'm here, grovelling for info at last. I've found 115 of the shrines the way they were meant to be found; like an ignorant bumbling nomad. But having beaten pretty much every other element of the game (not the Koroks, obviously), I could really use a hand polishing up the locations of the last few.
Forgive me Gods of the Wanderlust, for I have sinned. But thank you Nintendo Life for the means to do so.
Wasteland Tower number 9 Is wrong. It is more to the east of the current location
@Steve_Bowling Just a heads up, the shrine marked as 1 under the Great Plateau Tower map is actually Bosh Kala: The Wind Guides You, not Ja Baij: Bomb Trial as stated. The words correctly identify the four Great Plateau Shines, but I think the image needs changing to fit them.
Thanks for the guide.
@Kamikazebee - that one's Kah Mael (#3 in Lanaryu).
Thanks for wasting my time on the mislabeled Misae Suma shrine. Well, it got me a Molduga kill, but still.
@Ralizah I got to 101 before I had to start using a guide to help find the last 19.
Shrine location number 9 by the Wasteland Tower in Gerudo Desert is wrong, the marker should be placed more to the east.
for the Suma Sahma Shrine, don't roll the snowball down the hill. Doing so is pretty much a red herring and a LOT more difficult to do than what I did;
Take one of the snowballs at the bottom, if you want, you can make it a bit larger but you need to be able to still carry it.
Wait until roughly 17:00 ingame (try 16:30 if not confident) and stand on the cliff edge so that the shadow of the snowball COMPLETELY covers the central ring on the pedestal.
EDIT: then just wait a couple seconds
I've got all but three shrines: Secret of the Snowy Peaks, Under a Red Moon, and Rona Kachta.
Wasteland Tower's #9 is way off on the map. The point on this map is actually an oasis with a molduga and some bokoblins if im not mistaken.
I'm at 114 found on my own and I'm missing 6 shrine quest so I figured it was time to check out this guide.
@Fidu you are completely correct. Your comment needs more attention. Also, " "The Perfect Drink", which involves gaining entrance to Gerudo Town by dressing as a woman. (To get the ice to Furosa without it melting, use Stasis and hit it to move it - if you carry it, it will melt. Once you've done this quest, jump on the rock formation to reveal the shrine.) " I copy and pasted this from the description on how to unlock number nine. I find that method to be useful but you use up a lot of weapons hitting it across the desert when you could just go at night time and carry it without it melting and make sure you're not holding a fire weapon. 😗 Cheers 😙
I went one by one counting and I'm still missing one shrine. The Gerudo Deserts #9 seems to be in the wrong place.
I only opened this as I am almost through the game minus calamity ganon, 100 koroks, and just a few shrines. To be perfectly honest, it's great how it is broken up by region, but as far as flow across the map of those regions... Awful! Starting in one corner and going in some sort of continuous direction across the map, or starting in the center where link started the story, then moving out and around the map would have made this easier to navigate. Also a few of your shrine locations are not exactly on point should double check your full complete map and do an edit to make this article more friendly.
Suma Sahma - Instead of rolling a snowball into the puddle, it's much easier using Cryonis. It still works, as long as it covers the centre of the platform.
Misae Suma - Is actually a bit further right on the map to the next closest rock formation.
I'm late to the party but been playing the game for about 25 hours so far and really been struggling...with nearly everything lol so just discovered this article...thanks very much..super helpful!
HEY, EVERYONE LOOK AT THIS: https://www.zeldadungeon.net/breath-of-the-wild-interactive-map/
You're frickin' welcome, my dudes
I might have to jump back on Zelda and finish it with this guide!
I been on/off BoTW got so many other games to backlogged.
Can someone explain to me how I've found all 120 shrines and yet have only completed 40 out of 42 shrine quests?
Very cool stuff thanks! Already completed the maps and all the quests/items/upgrades/stash upgrades....after you've done EVERYTHING, you'll be at around 70%....the last 30% is pretty much only finding korok seeds....have no real interest in that at that point. Stash fully upgraded, then the rest is tedious.
@hihelloitsme In some cases it is possible to find and complete a shrine without having activated its related shrine quest. One easily-missed one I had an issue with is the Gerudo desert sandstorm shrine quest which is given by the NPC on a platform in the oasis area. You simply need to find the NPCs who give the missing shrine quests and talk to them to mark those quests complete. This is arguably one of the few legitimate design flaws in Breath Of The Wild I can think of.
Maybe this guide will get me into the game. I think it’s beautiful to wander around, but I’ve got no idea where I’m going or what I’m supposed to do, and so haven’t touched it in a year
This is all fine and good but why was this posted again? It even still has comments from March 17, 2017. Just seems a bit random to bring up again.
@Majora101 ah! interesting, and I bet this is exactly it. I agree, very rare design flaw of this amazing title.
More easy if you have them all.. ;-;
I was so stupid on the shadow snow ball shrine I thought I had to make a snow ball hit it..
But where are all the gold Skulltula tokens located?
320+ hours play and still 119 shrines here. The last one must be very good hiding.
This article should really be credited to Steve. What a great guide that brings people like me to the site.
Your maps are great! Thank you!
Just a note you have number 1 on the great Plateau tower map marked as Ja Baij, which is actually Bosh Kala of Dueling Peaks Tower, and number 4 marked Owa Daim, in the Eastern Abbey which is actually Ja Baij. and Owa Daim is not marked. Its southeast of the Great Plateau off of Mount Hylia. Hope this helps.
Great article! I've used it since 2017 to late last year when my Wii U Gamepad got broke. I may end up using it again when I get this game for my Switch.
what in the 2 years ago is this?
@AshFoxX I have no idea why..
It took me 140hrs to find all 120 shrines before I took on Ganon at the end (wearing the Tingle outfit!)
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