The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shrine locations and solutions guide

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Get ready to do some head-scratching, courtesy of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The shrines included in-game not only test your combat mettle, but also feature some of the most devilish puzzles in the entire series. Sometimes, though, the trickiest part is finding them. That’s why we’ve tallied up all 120 Breath of the Wild shrine locations: everywhere from desert islands to shrines smack-bang in the middle of a lava-spewing volcano has been covered.

They’re useful little things, too. The shrines enable you to power up Link and make him a force to be reckoned with well before you’ve slain Ganon. Completing a shrine will net you a Spirit Orb. Getting four of those will give you an extra heart for your HP gauge or extra stamina, the choice is yours. What are you waiting for? Every Breath of the Wild shrine location (divided up by region) and solution is here. So, whether you need it now or in future, be sure to bookmark this page and come back whenever you’re, whisper it, a tiny bit stuck or in need of a eureka moment. Even Heroes of Time need guidance sometimes.

Praying at statues lets you upgrade, but if you feel like you've made a horrible mistake you can pray at the statue in Hateno village to respec your stats, although it'll cost you 20 Rupees each time; you'll receive 100 Rupees to sell a heart or stamina vessel, and 120 Rupees to buy one of your choice. The first time is free, as is the case with all nefarious characters who want you keep coming back for more of the good stuff.

Not all shrines will be as straightforward as strolling up to the door and walking in. Some of the them have attached quests that you'll need to complete first. These shrine quests can be given to you by certain people, or will only become available after completing other side quests. The first four shrines are located on the Great Plateau, and are designed to get you into the swing of things while working out how to use your new powers. We've covered them in our Breath of the Wild Old Man locations guide, but the remaining locations and solutions for the other 116 are all here, if you need a hand. 

We encourage you to give them a whirl on your own at first, so as not to spoil the fun. But if you find yourself tearing your hair out, we've got your back.

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