How many Shrines are in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?

How many Shrines in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
(Image credit: Nintendo)

How many Shrines are there in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? There's over 150 across all of Hyrule, and that's not even covering all the Lightroots and Towers you can find as well. Shrines give blessings that you can use to boost your stamina and health far beyond your starting point, as well as each one having a special chest that contains some bonus reward - a weapon, a rare material, an elixir, something worth grabbing before you leave. Before we get into all of that though, let's address: how many Shrines in Tears of the Kingdom are there?

Total number of Shrines in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Iun Orok Shrine

(Image credit: Nintendo)

There are 152 Shrines in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, the vast majority of which are found on the surface - but there are still some in the Sky realm, such as the initial four Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Sky Island Shrines you do during the game's tutorial.

For context, this is 32 Shrines more than Breath of the Wild, which had 120 Shrines total (not including DLC additions). The reason for this is pretty obvious - with the expanded Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Hyrule map, that leaves more room for Shrines up in the air, with 32 of them (by our count) being aerial! That being said, it's also worth pointing out that there are no Shrines in the Depths - instead, there's Lightroots, which are directly underneath all the surface Shrines.

Shrine Rewards

How many Shrines in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

(Image credit: Nintendo)

With 132 Shrines available in Tears of the Kingdom, that means you should be able to use the Goddess Statues to increase Link's Stamina and Hearts a total of 33 times. However, you'll also get five Hearts from doing the main dungeon boss fights across the story, a little extra on top of that already-massive number! And of course, every Shrine has a secret chest in it somewhere with some unique reward.

Rewards for completing every Shrine in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Link wears the Ancient Hero's aspect in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

(Image credit: Nintendo)

For completing every Shrine, you'll get directed back to the Temple of Time on the Great Sky Island, and be presented a chest with the Ancient Hero's Aspect, a unique piece of armor that covers Link's whole body - and makes him look like a Zonai! It's actually very protective and has the best defense stats in the game when fully upgraded, though that process is a nightmare, requiring you to farm all the game's toughest bosses over and over.

© GamesRadar+. Not to be reproduced without permission

Joel Franey
Guides Writer

Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.