How to beat the Kadaunar Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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The Kadaunar Shrine is one of several new challenges in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Working pretty much exactly like the Shrines from Breath of the Wild, TtoK’s new trials will reward Link with a Light of Blessing, which can be exchanged for upgrades to his health and stamina. As well as providing vital rewards, Shrines act as tutorials for gameplay mechanics and interesting challenges by themselves.

By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly how to beat the Kadaunar Shrine and claim the treasures hidden within.

Where do I find the Kadaunar Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom?

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine map location

The Kadaunar Shrine can be found on the South Eldin Sky Archipelago. You’ll have to navigate some simple puzzles to get there. If you’ve yet to reach the South Eldin Sky Archipelago, we’ve covered that here. If you have already unlocked the Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower, it’s as simple as fast-travelling to that and using it to reach the sky. From there simply glide to the first Sky Island.

Follow the linear track of puzzles along and you’ll reach the Kadaunar Shrine in no time at all.

How do I beat the Kadaunar Shrine?

Honestly, beating the Kadaunar Shrine will probably take you much less time than actually reaching the thing – it’s a simple pair of puzzles. Upon entering the shrine you’ll be greeted with a small river of lava and what appears to be some sort of Zonai fire hydrant.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine inside

You can hit the fire hydrant to turn it on, and then pick it up to spray water into the lava, forming panels Link can safely walk across. It’s possible to use the Ultrahand ability to fuse all the platforms together, making a much more substantial bridge.

You don’t actually need the fire hydrant for this part – there’s an infinite supply of stone slabs to the right, so you can just pick them up and lay them out across the river to beat the Kadaunar Shrine‘s first challenge.

To your left you can find the Shrine’s bonus treasure. If you’ve made a proper bridge out of lava platforms, simply grab that and lay it across the lava as a ramp. Or, if you’re lazy like me, just stack them on top of each other until they form a floating step.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine lava puzzle
A deadly ice cream sandwich.

Whichever way you choose to do it, you’ll be rewarded with a Strong Construct Bow. Hop back over and continue right – you’ll be blocked by a stone wall. You can attach a stone slab to the nearby Rusty Claymore to form a makeshift hammer with the Fuse ability. Or if you’ve already got a hammer in your inventory, break that wall down.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collapsed wall Kadaunar Shrine
RIP Link. He never saw that massive avalanche of rock coming.

This next challenge isn’t as straightforward but we’ll clear it in no time. Don’t get confused by the two hydrants on display – you just need one.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom inside Kadaunar Shrine

Grab it and aim it over the side to make a platform. Now you want to grab the platform and move it to the other side – closest to the Shrine’s exit. There’ll be a continuous stream of these now, so don’t worry if you somehow miss.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine

Now let the stone platform you’ve just moved complete a full journey down to the bridge you’re standing on. Don’t let it go under the bridge – hit it with the Recall power before then.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finishing Kadaunar Shrine

The Recall power will return the stone platform back to the spot you first dropped it, where you can quickly hop off and claim the Shrine‘s Light of Blessing. That’s it – you’ve completed the Kadanaur Shrine.

Thanks for reading our Kadaunar Shrine guide – we hope we’ve helped you get a little further in Link’s latest adventure. We’ll be covering Tears of the Kingdom extensively over the next couple of weeks, so check out our Guides section for more of our tips, tricks and hints.

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