Link will encounter dragons during his journey in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Players can choose to just ignore them or fight them to get rare items.
If you are interested in taking on these three dragons (Naydra, Farosh, and Dinraal) across Hyrule, then this Zelda: Breath of the Wild Dragons locations guide will help you find all of them.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Dragons Locations
There are a total of three dragons in Zelda BOTW so finding and defeating them all shouldn’t take too long. Considering the parts that each dragon drops upon defeat, it is certainly beneficial to find and defeat them.
In Zelda: Breath of the Wild the ideal time to get a glimpse of these wild dragons is during the sunrise. Also, when you interact with the dragons, you’ll automatically fulfill some Shrine Quests.
You can attack the dragons to obtain different parts of their bodies; you have to hit the part you need from a Dragon. Once attacked, these body parts will fall on the ground which you can collect later, and you can use them for several purposes.
You can obtain the Horns from the Dragons by simply attacking their horns. While crafting potions and food, you can achieve a max bonus by using these Horns. You can also obtain the fangs of a wild Dragon in Zelda BOTW by hitting the fangs.
To acquire the Claw hit the leg/claw. This item will grant a medium amount of bonus duration. Last but not least, to acquire Scale hit any part of the dragon’s body. This item will grant a low amount of bonus duration.
Some uses of Dragon Parts in Breath of the Wild are:
- Cooking: These dragon parts will help you cook recipes that will increase the resistance against cold, heat, and power attacks.
- Shrine Quests: You’ll have to offer Dragon scales to the Goddess Statue to unlock the Spring Shrines.
- Armor set Upgrades: We can upgrade many sets of Armor by using Dragon parts.
- Money farming: You can give Dragon parts to Merchants and, in exchange, get money from them.
This dragon spawns in the Lanaryu region during The Spring of Wisdom shrine quest. To attack Naydra, visit the Lanaryu Promenade. The Dragon Neydra will spawn at the top of the mountain.
You will need to wait there for an hour and a half until the Dragon Naydra appears, then wait for the perfect moment to attack it. It’s better if you can reach up to Mount Lanaryu.
The Lanayru is a rocky area and finding the items after defeating Naydra dragon in Zelda Breath Of The Wild can be difficult. As soon as you start fighting the dragon try to find a decent camera angle and don’t lose sight of it.
Once Naydra comes in the range you can target any of his body ports after which it will drop an item for you to acquire in botw. So glide down there and get your piece (Shard of Naydra’s Horn, etc).
You can also camp near the arch at that place in case it is raining and then continue back to farm the rest of the pieces from Naydra in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Farosh can be located in the Eastern part of Faron Tower in Zelda BOTW. Here a waterfall will be present above Lake Hylia and will be encountered during The Serpent’s Jaws shrine quest.
Apart from that you can venture to the Shoda Sah Shrine and make camp underneath the large tree until Night. Then you will encounter Farosh after some time with his yellowish-green appearance at the lake.
Farosh shoots electricity and if you deplete the stamina while in slow motion there is a chance that Link will go tumbling down into the water and lose track of the item that you are trying to get.
So take your time, equip yourself with the Thunderhelm, and target the dragon body part to acquire the item that drops later on in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can follow the same route to farm the rest of the dragon pieces like the Shard of Farosh Horn from the Dragon Farosh in Botw as well.
Dinraal, the Red Dragon location
To locate the Dinraal, you must move to the Northern side of the Eldin Mountains. It is suggested that you use your starting point at Hebra Tower. From there you can just glide on down to anywhere along the cliffside. Then all you need to do is camp until morning.
This Dragon is found near Eldin Great Skeleton early morning, usually around 8 to 9 am. Try to reach this area at a specified time because Dinraal will fly and cross the Tabantha Border after this time. Once he gets in range fly over towards him and attack him and then pick up the dropped Dragon’s scale.
To unlock the Tutsuwa Shrine you need to take Dinraal Scale to the Spring of Power. This is west of the east of Akkala Stable in Zelda Breath of the Wild. Finally, to open the Shrine drop the scale into the water.
Moreover, you can farm the rest of the Dragon pieces from Dinraal by going back to the Hebra Tower and then gliding over the cliff again. This way you can also target other areas of the Dragon Dinraal again for farming dragon pieces like Dinraal’s claw, etc. in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.