How To Complete Eshos Shrine In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Reflect the incoming projectiles in Eshos Shrine to earn the gods' favor.

Eshos Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the easiest shrines in the game. This shrine serves as a checkpoint for the Dueling Peaks stable and teaches the players one of the most important gameplay mechanics, returning the projectile weapons.

While this may seem like a waste of time for veterans of the franchise, Eshos Shrine still lets you earn the Light of Blessing in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For newcomers, this mechanic can prove invaluable against Lynels.

Eshos Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Eshos Shrine is in the West Necluda region, on the southeast edge of Dueling Peaks. It is near the Dueling Peaks Stable and the Great Fairy Fountain. The closest Skyview Tower is to the southwest in Popla Foothills.

The exact coordinates for Eshos Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are (1572, -1949, 0156). As this shrine is located on top of a mountain, the easiest way to reach it is by using the nearest Skyview Tower and gliding towards it. You can also use the falling time stones and use the Recall ability on them to get high in the air.

Eshos Shrine Walkthrough

As Eshos is a combat training shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you only need to follow its specific instructions to clear it. That means no puzzles or combat challenges.

The trial presented by this shrine is known as Combat Training: Shields. The objective of this trial is to teach you how to parry and reflect projectile weapons.

1. As you enter the shrine, you will notice some shields to the left. Pick up the metal shield and avoid the wooden one.

2. The enemy you will be facing is carrying a Ruby rod and will attack you with fire projectiles. The wooden shield will catch on fire without reflecting the fireballs.

3. Look at the prompt screen very carefully. Pick up your shield by holding the ZL button. Wait for the fireball to come near you and then press the A button while still holding the ZL button.

4. This will deflect the fireball and return it to the enemy, completing the first step of the trial.

5. Another enemy will appear, and it will be carrying a Topaz rod. This rod is capable of firing electric bolts. Don’t use a metal shield here as this will severely hurt you and make you drop the shield.

6. Pick up the wooden shield or take out a shield that is not metallic in nature (zonaite shield). You will need to switch between the shields on the fly (D-Pad left) to select the right shield for the right element.

7. Once you hit both enemies by deflecting their projectiles back at them, the trial will be finished. The door to the altar room will open.

8. Enter the altar room and open the treasure chest to obtain a Mighty Zonaite Shield.

9. Interact with Rauru and Sonia’s statues to complete the Eshos Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and earn a Light of Blessing as a reward. You can exchange four Lights of Blessing at any Goddess Statue to either increase your stamina or health.

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