Dinraal Path Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

In our Dinraal Path Zelda Tears of the Kingdom guide, we are going to describe the path that the fire dragon takes in TOTK. This creature is a resource of valuable materials, like Dinraal’s Claw, Horn, Scale, and so on. Just do keep in mind that whenever you harvest one of these, it takes ten real-world minutes before you can get another. So, let’s find out how the fire dragon Dinraal moves through Hyrule.

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dinraal path zelda tears of the kingdom
Dinraal Path Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Where to Find Dinraal Path in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The path of the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom fire dragon, Dinraal, covers the northeast of Hyrule. The creature emerges from the East Akkala Plains Chasm, then follows the coast to the northeast. As it approaches the Akkala Sea, it turns west and follows a more-or-less straight path into Deep Akkala. It follows the edge of the map around Skull Lake and onward around Eldin Mountains. It goes back underground through the Drenan Highlands Chasm, just west of Typhlo Ruins. Dinraal then takes the same path but in the other direction. It takes about forty-eight in-game hours for the cycle to finish. We’ve marked the whole path Dinraal takes on the surface below. Needless to say, like with all other dragons, the easiest times to jump onto its back are when it’s either rising from the underground or going back down.

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Dinraal’s path (click to enlarge)

So, yeah, that’s the path of Dinraal in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, but what time does it go underground / come back to the surface? Well it used to be that you could fairly reliably expect the dragon to exit the East Akkala Plains Chasm around 9 or 10 AM. However, it seems like that’s not the case anymore and all dragons have a constant cycle that’s not affected by resting at a campfire. So, the best advice I can give you is to wait at Typhlo Ruins Skyview Tower or Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower and wait for Dinraal to come along. Then, use the tower to launch yourself into the air and land on the dragon’s back (or fire at its feet to get the claw). Bring something like the Flamebreaker armor along, because Dinraal’s back is deadly hot.

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