Zelda Breath of the Wild has more than a hundred shrines for you to find in its wonderful world. These are important because completing them gives you Spirit Orbs that you can exchange for additional hearth containers or bonus stamina (four spirit orbs for one health or stamina upgrade), and after completing all 120 shrines you’ll get Green Tunic of the Wild. By now you probably figured out that you can use your Sheikah Slate radar feature to locate shrines once you get close to them.
While adventuring through Hyrule I came across a bird man named Kass playing his accordion (or is it a concertina?) and he offered me a side quest with a riddle to solve. To my surprise, solving the riddle revealed a secret shrine. These shrines do not register on your Sheikah Slate’s radar, which makes them very special. If you are a completionist like me you will want to find all of them as well. In this guide we’ll show you location of Kass, solution to his riddles and puzzles and discuss shortly what you can find in each shrine and perhaps how to solve it.
The Crowned Beast Quest – Mezza Lo Shrine – Getting Thunderblade
You can find Kass playing his songs in the Rabia Plain region, directly northeast of Kakariko village. He presents the following riddle:
“A beast that wears a crown of bone,
Prancing through the lush green.
Mount the beast upon its throne,
For only then the shrine is seen”
For whatever reason I was stumped by this beast with crown of bone thing. Not until I saw them grazing nearby did I figure out it is a deer buck I am looking for (I also found out that I am slightly retarded for not thinking of that sooner). So, your goal is to find a buck, sneak up on him and press A to mount him when you are close enough and the game gives you a prompt to do so. I found it much easier to sneak up on them if you wear all stealth enhancing armor or eat some food with that property. It takes almost a full stamina bar to tame him. Once you do that go back to Kass on your newly acquired mount and stand on the glowing platform next to him. This should reveal the Mezza Lo shrine.
Map shows where to get the Crowned Beast Quest and find the secret shrine.
Using stealth approach a buck nearby and mount it. Ride it to the platform to unlock the shrine.
Puzzle inside Mezza Lo is called Ancient Trifecta. To the right of where you enter is a cube you can control with magnetism. Move it to reveal a laser that will hit the switch object. You can move the cube so that you can glide onto it and jump from it onto the platform with the chest to get Thunderblade sword; Magical sword with 22 damage that electrocutes enemies once it charges up and shines with a golden light. Now go back to the switch object and hit it with the sword and this should raise the platform next to the locked gate that takes you to the Spirit Orb guy. Once this happens move the cube so you can reach the newly raised platform. Once on it move the cube and drop it onto the switch in an enclosed area right of the locked gate. This should open the gate and complete the shrine.
First move the cube with Magnetism to free the laser beam.
Set the cube up so you can reach the chest and get Thunderblade
Hit the object the laser activated to raise the platform and use the cube to reach it.
Move the cube and drop it onto the switch that opens the last door.
Rubber Tights – A Song of Storms Shrine Quest – Qukah Nata Shrine
Kaas is up on a clearing that is hard to reach. You will have to find Calora Lake, directly east of the Faron Tower in Necluda region. Climb up a waterfall there to get to the clearing (use your freeze rune to create ice blocks to climb up with), or just scale the hill. He gives the following riddle:
“When a lost hero calls down lightning from the sky
The monk responds from a giant mound on high”
You’ll notice there’s a storm going on. This means that lightning can strike from the sky if you are wearing metal weapons. Go to the nearby mound and climb on top of it. If you have low hearths you will die, but you can do the following:
- Equip a metal weapon (Iron Sledgehammer for example)
- Once you see lightning sparks showing up on Link drop your weapon.
- If the sparks do not transfer onto the weapon try opening your weapon inventory (hold right dpad) and choose remove again.
- Once the sparks are on the weapon on the ground run away as fast as you can.
- Lightning should destroy the mound and reveal the shrine
Enter the shrine and there is no puzzle to solve. You get Rubber Tights – part of the Rubber shock resistance armor set
and an easy spirit orb.
The Two Rings Quest – Sheem Dagoze Shrine
Go west of the Central Tower and cross the Jeddo Bridge towards north to find Kass on a rock giving you the following riddle:
“When a single arrow threads two rings,
the shrine will rise like birds on wings.”
Riddle is pretty self explanatory. The trick is finding two stone formations that align for you to take a shot through them. Quest’s cutscene is misleading, showing some stones that won’t align. Refer to the screenshot to see the exact location of where I stood to make the shot and reveal Sheem Dagoze Shrine.
The Two Rings Shrine Quest start
Stand at this exact spot to shoot an arrow through both stone rings