There are so many Shrines in Hyrule that it can be hard to know where to go first, but these are some of the best ones to visit early on.
The long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally out, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is already showing to be a popular addition to the popular fantasy RPG series. The game takes place again in the familiar land of Hyrule, and players can move through the open world at their own pace.
Shrines are back from the previous games. These are small tasks that look like dungeons and give players key resources they need to level up. But since there are 152 Shrines all over the map, it can be hard for players to figure out where to start. Here are the ones you should open first.
When players first come down from the Great Sky Island, the Kyononis Shrine is likely to be one of the first Shrines they come across. It is in the Central Square near the Hyrule Castle Town Ruins, which is north of Lookout Landing. Kyononis Shrine is a tough place to fight.
Kyononis is a good place to start because it is one of the easier Shrines to finish and will teach players how to fight in the game. Players will be able to perfect Flurry Rush, Perfect Guard, and Perfect Dodge by following the directions given during the trial. This Shrine also has a chest with a Zonaite sword in it. If players beat the Construct, they will get a Zonai Charge and a Construct Bow.
The Yamiyo Shrine can be reached by going east from Central Square all the way to the Romani Plains. It is just north of where the road splits. Yamiyo Shrine is another trial that focuses on fighting. But the lesson to be learned here is a little bit different.
At the Yamiyo Shrine, players will learn how to throw materials into battle to use them as weapons. Players will be able to get Fire Fruit, which they can throw at Construct enemies to set them on fire. Three Bomb Flowers can be found in a chest in the Shrine.
Players can find the Jiosin Shrine by taking the road back through the Romani Plains and the Mabe Prairie, past the ruins of the Mabe Village. This Shrine is next to a Chasm that is circled by Gloom, so players should be careful there. By opening this Shrine, you can get a fast travel point near an entrance to the Depths.
Jiosin Shrine is a puzzle trial where Link’s new Ultrahand skill is used a lot. Because of this, the Shrine is a great place for players to learn how to move things around. For the Shrine, you will have to move things through holes in the wall or put them where they belong to make a ladder. To get a Hasty Elixir, players should make sure to open the secret chest.
The Susuyai Shrine can be reached by staying on the same road from the Jiosin Shrine and going west. This Shrine is on the southwest edge of the Passeri Greenbelt, right next to Mount Daphnes. Another puzzle trial, Susuyai Shrine is all about Zonai motors.
By figuring out the puzzles in the Shrine, players will learn how to use the motors and panels inside to make simple cars. This is a useful skill to build up early in the game. Since cars are a big part of Tears of the Kingdom’s new gameplay. In the first area, you can find a chest with a bunch of arrows on one of the Zonai motors.
When players leave Susuyai Shrine and head north, they will pass Giant’s Forest. Players can get to the Ishodag Shrine next to the Quarry Ruins by going to a fork in the road and going west. Ishodag is another of the puzzle trial Shrines, and it uses the Zonai fans to work.
To finish Ishodag Shrine, players will have to use fans to propel themselves into the air and combine fans with other items to make boats. Players who know how to use Zonai fans well will be ready for similar tasks in other Shrines. In this Shrine, players can also find a chest that gives them an Opal. Opals are great items to sell in Tears of the Kingdom, even though they can be used for other things as well.
If players go northwest from the Ishodag Shrine and cross the Carok Bridge. They should end up at the Sinakawak Shrine in the North Hyrule Plain area. This Shrine is close to the Serenne Stable and is easy for new players to get to. It’s also a good place to fast travel. Another puzzle trial is the Sinakawak Shrine.
In this trial, players must use balloons to get themselves and their things to higher places. This is another new part of the game that most players will need to get used to before they can use it well. There is also a box with another Opal inside Sinakawak Shrine.
Northeast of Lookout Landing, players can reach the Woodland Stable near Pico Pond by going farther away. Ekochiu Shrine is in the area between this and the Military Training Camp. This Shrine is close to the Great Fairy Tera, which makes it a good place to open for fast travel.
The task at Ekochiu Shrine is another puzzle trial that helps players get better at Recall, an important part of Backrooms game. Players can get to hard-to-reach places by using Ultrahand to move blocks and platforms, and then using Recall to get back to where they were. In the second room of the Shrine. On the right side, there is a secret chest that gives a Zonaite Shield.
The Makasura Shrine is on the road that goes from Central Hyrule and the Lanayru Wetlands to Kakariko Village. This Shrine is another good one to open early on. Because it makes it easy to get to Kakiriko Village quickly. Makasura Shrine is a puzzle event.
When players first enter the Shrine, they might be confused by how empty the room looks. But this Shrine needs the Ascend mechanic to be used. In the Shrine, players have to climb up vertical rooms and fuse Zonai devices to answer the puzzles inside. As one of the easier Shrines of this type, it’s a great place for new players to practice merging. There is also a box with a Fairy Tonic inside the Makasura Shrine.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch.