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

Catapult yourself across Makasura Shrine with zonai balancing devices.

Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom teaches the importance of creating and using catapults with the help of zonai balancing devices. While this shrine’s primary purpose is to provide a fast travel point to Kakariko Village, the whole catapult mechanism comes in handy when you need to cross gaps but don’t have enough stamina to do so.

Finding Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is easy, but solving its puzzle is not easy unless you know what you are doing. Let us help you in completing it with our step-by-step guide aided by visual clues.

Makasura Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Makasura Shrine is at the edge of Kakariko Village and serves as a checkpoint. It is east of Hyrule Field, and the nearest Skyview Tower is Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower to the west.

The exact coordinates for the Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are (1772, -1048, 0165). We recommend unlocking this shrine as soon as possible to progress the main quest later on.

Makasura Shrine Walkthrough

The trial presented by the Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is known as An Upright Device. The objective of this puzzle is to use the zonai balancing device to create catapults that will throw you across great distances with ease.

1. From the shrine’s entrance, go straight until you reach the end of the hall. Use the Ascend ability to reach the top of the platform and proceed to the next area.

2. In the next area, you will notice a dragon head attached to a meshed platform. This one is known as the Balancing zonai device, and you need to hit it to activate it.

3. Pick up the whole structure with Ultrahand and rotate it, as shown in the picture above.

4. Get on the structure and hit the zonai balancing device. This will make the structure erect, and it will throw you in the air like a catapult.

5. Safely glide across the gap to reach the next area of Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

6. Pick up another structure (same as the previous one) and place it similarly. Make sure it catapults you into the caged area this time, as you must take out the orange ball.

7. Pick up the zonai balancing device from inside the cage and attach it to another mesh structure with a bowl (picture for reference above).

8. Change the direction of the structure so you can reach the platform above to collect the treasure chest.

9. Get in the bowl and hit the zonai device with an arrow. It will catapult you across the room to reach the ledge with the treasure chest. Open the treasure chest to obtain a Fairy Tonic.

10. Get back and hit the zonai balancing device once more. This will deactivate it, and the whole structure will fall to the ground.

11. Now rotate the whole structure opposite so the bowl faces the caged door. Place the orange ball in the bowl (Don’t attach the ball) and hit the zonai balancing device again.

12. The catapult will now throw the ball on the other side of the caged door. Deactivate the zonai balancing device and use the catapult to get out of the area yourself (placing yourself in the bowl and hitting the device with an arrow).

13. Place the orange ball in the receptacle to solve the puzzle and open the locked gate.

14. Deactivate the catapult structure near the receptacle and lay it down facing the altar room.

15. Pick up the mesh from inside the newly opened room and attach it to the catapult, as shown in the picture above. This is very important.

16. Climb inside the bowl and hit the zonai balancing device with another arrow.

17. The catapult will throw you high towards the altar room. Glide to reach it safely.

18. Interact with Rauru and Sonia’s statues to complete the trial of Makasura Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and obtain a Light of Blessing as a reward.


You can exchange four Lights of Blessing at any goddess statue to either increase your health or stamina.

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