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

Rise through Zakusu Shrine and defeat the foes to prove your worth.

Zakusu Shrine is arguably one of the most unique Shrines to be completed in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This shrine requires you to complete an interesting side quest before it appears and can be accessed.

The quest in question to access Zakusu Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is known as The High Spring and Light Rings, in which you must shield surf through green rings of light in a snowy field. Before you complete this quest, this shrine won’t even appear on your Purah Pad sensor.

This all seems a bit complex and difficult to follow. But fret not—we have a detailed step-by-step guide below to help you find and complete Zakusu Shrine easily.

Zakusu Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Zakusu Shrine is hidden and only appears if you manage to complete The High Spring and the Light Rings side quest. To find and start this quest, travel to the southern edge of Spring of Wisdom near Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower.


As this is an extremely cold area, we recommend that you purchase and equip Snowquill armor before venturing here.

1. Talk to an NPC named Nazbi (3962, -1356, 0464) standing near a campfire. Upon talking to him, he will tell you about a hidden shrine and how it can be accessed after passing through the green rings. This will automatically start The High Spring and the Light Rings side quest.

2. Fast travel to Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower and use it to get in the air.

3. Don’t change your direction and glide to the first island you see.

4. There is a sled shield present in the area. Pick it up. If you don’t have enough space, remove one of your shields from the menu and try again.

5. Interact with the Zonai mechanism on the island. This will start the quest, and you will notice a green ring at the end of a slope near the northern edge of the island.

6. The next part is tricky as you need to shield surf through all the green rings. Go near the slope, jump, and press the ZL and B buttons simultaneously to start shield surfing.

7. Once you pass the first ring, follow the green light to the ground. Don’t worry as you near the ground and take out your paraglider. This will not cancel your shield surfing action.

8. As you hit the ground, hold the ZL button and surf through the remaining green rings. If you fail, you can always start from the beginning, as there is no time limit or penalty for retrying.

9. Once you pass through the final ring, The High Spring and the Light Rings side quest will be completed. Zakusu Shrine will appear (3523, -1482, 0167) near the final green ring location. Interact with the shrine’s entrance to activate a fast travel point and enter it to challenge the intruders.

Zakusu Shrine Walkthrough

Zakusu Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a combat shrine. This means you can’t use your armor, shields, weapons, or zonai devices in it. You have to make do with what the shrine provides, which is a bow, a small club, a large club, and a wooden shield in this case.

The trial presented by Zakusu Shrine is called Proving Grounds: Ascension. The objective of this trial is to use your Ascend and Recall abilities to reach the top and kill the enemies guarding the entrance to the altar room.

1. From the start of the shrine, pick up weapons and shields from the left. Use the Recall ability on the lift to the right to reach the top of the arena.

2. Kill the first construct enemy and pick up its body parts. Fuse its parts with your weapons to create more powerful weapons.

3. Pick up some Fire Fruits and use them to craft Fire Arrows and hurt the construct enemies from afar. There are three enemies on the top section of the shrine, including the Captain Construct.

4. Once you are done with the enemies on the top floor, glide down to take the remaining enemies.

5. You can kill the enemies with well-placed arrow shots from above (using the bullet time in the air).

6. Once all the enemies are defeated, all your gear will be returned to you, and the door to the altar room will open.

7. Enter the altar room and open the treasure chest to obtain a Soldier IV Spear.

8. Interact with Rauru and Sonia’s statues to complete Zakusu 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 stamina or health.

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