Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine guide and walkthrough

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine
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The Runakit Shrine in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is one of the game's harder puzzles, the solution to which is to use Ultrahand to move a metal ball across various metal rails to the receiver. However, obviously it's easier said than done, and many have found themselves struggling to get the Light of Blessing from the Runakit Shrine.

With that in mind, we'll explain the whole thing in our guide below. Runakit Shrine is actually more of a series of puzzles to be solved individually rather than a single challenge, through they all involve trying to move the ball over the gap each time, something you'll probably be used to in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom by this point. Regardless, for those want a helping hand, the below guide to the Runakit Shrine puzzle in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom will help you out.

How to beat the Runakit Shrine in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

If you're in search of the Runakit Shrine, you'll find it directly east of Hyrule Castle near the top of the Hyrule Ridge region on your map:

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine location

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When you enter Runakit Shrine, first take note of the concave dish on your left. This is where you'll have to move the large metal ball from one side of the chamber in order to gain access to the innermost chamber. Use your Zelda Tears of the Kingdom glider to get across the large gap between yourself and the side of the room where the ball is, and then lift it off its pedestal. By this point in the game you should be acquainted with your Ultrahand ability in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, so just place the ball on the metal railings nearby and roll it down to the next platform.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine

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Here, you'll find the next set of railings are too wide to just roll the ball down a second time. Instead you'll have to attach the ball to the rods nearby, ensuring that you connect all four rods end to end so that they can rest on top of the wide railings and act as an anchor. If you don't use all four rods, the ball might get derailed, drop into the abyss, and respawn at its pedestal. Once the ball is safely on the other side of the railings, glide across and detach it from the poles.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine second railing puzzle solution

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This next part of the Runakit Shrine is a little trickier, because the last railing comprises a single track instead of having two like the others. Next to the railing, you'll find a stone structure that looks like two stone slabs joined together in an L-shape to form a triangular tip. This is how you'll get the ball from one side of the chasm to the other:

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Runakit Shrine

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  1. Take the detached ball and attach it to one single rod, carried down from the previous platform
  2. With the ball attached, stick the rod to one edge of the stone triangle
  3. Look around the platform for a flat piece of stone and attach it to the other edge of the triangle, forming a T-shape
  4. Pick the whole thing up and rest it over the railing, with the crux of the L-shaped stones in the middle

Gravity will carry the ball down to the end of the tracks, since the flat piece of stone you've attached to one edge of the triangle will act as a barrier to prevent it slipping off the railing. Now you can glide over to the ball, detach and lift it into the key slot with Ultrahand, and solve the Runakit Shrine puzzle. 

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