You remember those Shrines from Breath of the Wild. They’ve returned for another round of challenges in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, you won’t only be able to show off your puzzle-solving talent this time. Each Shrine you conquer gets you Light of Blessing. If you collect four of these, you can exchange them for a Heart Container or a Stamina growth. However, you shouldn’t assume you’ve got everything sorted out yet. Unlike in Breath of the Wild, around one-fifth of the shrines in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have taken the high road and positioned themselves in the higher skies of Hyrule. Yeah, you heard me right – Sky Shrines.
Among them, one is The Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine, and this sky-high Shrine ain’t like the others. It’s got a unique puzzle mechanic that involves a Zonai Device. You can grab this thing from one of the Zonai Gacha machines idling outside the Shrine in the game. But don’t expect the solution to be a walk in the park. You will need to put on your thinking cap for this one. So, where’s this Shrine hiding, you ask? Well, it’s chilling out in the South Eldin Sky archipelago. You might have to do a bit of sky-surfing to get there.
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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kadaunar Shrine Location
You’re probably wondering, “Where on earth is this Kadaunar Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and how can I access it?” Don’t sweat it; we got you covered. Review your map as a starting step and look for the Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower. Now, you must launch into the air from there and let the wind take you east.
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Keep your eyes peeled for a small island with tracks leading up to the Shrine. Strap on your adventure boots because you’re about to do some climbing. Once you’re there, you’ll have to face off against Construct. Show them who’s boss, and then get busy making a mine cart with a fan. And don’t forget to grab as many of the nearby batteries as you can.
Now, hop into that cart and ride it to the next island. Don’t forget to shoot down that chest hanging from a rope – it’s got a Treasure Map within it. Defeat more Constructs on the spot, then keep going upwards, and you will almost be there. Keep going to the island’s top; you’ll find another mine cart and gear. Outfit it, and you’re all set to get to the next island. And what’s waiting for you there? That’s right, the Kadaunar Shrine.
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For you, all folks who love coordinates, jot these down: 1882, 1202, 1251. Now you’re all set to find the Shrine.
Shrine ‘Water Makes a Way’ Puzzle Solution
Alright, puzzle-slaying champs, let’s crack this Shrine wide open. As soon as you step foot in the Shrine, you’ll see this faucet thingy you can pick up using your Ultrahand. It’s more than it seems – give it a good knock, and it’ll turn into a one-man water show. You think, “A faucet? Really?” It’s like magic when you set it up close to the lava. One tap, and BOOM! – Instant lava shower.
Next up, you’re going to witness some stone-cold sorcery. Your faucet-turned-water-canon cools down the lava into some nifty stone panels. Use your Ultrahand to pick them up and get your architect mode on. Transform those panels into your lava-proof bridge. Drag your new stone bridge into the next room and hang a left. You’ll spot a ledge with a chest begging to be opened there. Angle your bridge across the lava pit to that ledge, and you will receive the reward: a super sweet Strong Construct Bow.
Don’t miss that Claymore, chilling out by the rock wall. You will need some heavy-duty firepower to knock down that wall. No sweat, though. Craft a massive hammer from a stone slab you made with the lava faucet. Strap on your Fuse power, whip out the Claymore and fuse it with a rock slab. A few good swings and that wall is history. Last up, in the final room, you’ll find your exit near a bridge with a lava river and a pair of spouts/hydrants. You know the drill – turn those spouts into stone panel makers, extend your old bridge, or craft a brand-new one to reach the exit.
And that’s all for this guide. Pat yourself on the back as you just crushed the Kadaunar Shrine. Remember, no puzzle is too tough when you’ve got pro gamer skills like yours. Keep on gaming!