How To Complete Tsutsu-um Shrine In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Use the stakes to control the spheres in Tsutsu-um Shrine.

Tsutsu-um shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom challenges you with a puzzle that requires extreme precision and proper placement of zonai nails. While this shrine can be attempted in the early game sections, its puzzle poses a serious challenge to newcomers and veterans alike.

In this guide, we will provide a step-by-step solution with pictures to help you complete the Tsutsu-um Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Tsutsu-um Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Tsutsu-um Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is in the Southwestern part of Hyrule Field. It is near the fairy fountain, and the Hyrule Field Skyview Tower is the nearest tower to the shrine.

Its exact coordinates are (-1425, -1348, 0067).

Tsutsu-um Shrine Walkthrough

The puzzle presented by Tsutsu-um shrine to the players is called The Stakes Guide You. The purpose of this puzzle is to use staked boards to create paths to progress forward and upward.

1. Pick up the first staked board and attach it to the moving column to the left.

2. Make sure that you insert the nail right next to another one already inserted. Climb the plank to reach the upper floor.

3. Halfway through the journey on the elevator, turn right and jump. Use your glider to reach the upper platform with air drafts.

4. Use the air draft to get airborne and turn back to locate a treasure chest. Glide to the platform and open the treasure chest to obtain 5x Arrows.

5. Use the same air draft once more to reach the next platform on top.

6. Turn left to find a slope with a small sphere running across it periodically. There is a nail inserted in the wall near it. Use Ultrahand to retrieve the nail.

7. Move the nail bit up to obstruct the sphere’s path and make it drop down onto a platform below.

8. Drop down to the lower meshed platform and pick up another nail from the same wall. You will need to use it to stop the rotating platform.

9. Place the nail to the left of the rotating platform to stop it while maintaining its inclined shape.

10. The sphere will drop down and will be blocked by another nail already inserted into the wall. You can also adjust it to your liking.

11. Pick up the sphere and manually drop it on the railing beneath the rotating circle.

12. Remove the nail from the wall and attach it to the rotating circle.

13. The nail will forcefully push the sphere towards the platform housing the receptacle. Once the sphere enters the receptacle, the puzzle will be solved, and the door to the altar room will open.

14. Glide to reach the altar room. Interact with Rauru and Sonia’s statues to solve the trial and earn a Light of Blessing.

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