Shrine quests are special side quests in Zelda: Breath of the wild that usually have a secret or puzzle for you to solve and are important because finding all shrines in the game rewards you with the everyone’s favorite Green Tunic armor set/outfit. Many shrines in the game are plain in sight or discoverable by your Sheikah Slate radar. From time to time your radar will beep, but no shrine will be in sight. This is probably a site of a shrine quest with a puzzle to solve. In this guide we will list many of the shrine quests, where we started them and how we solved the riddles for them. We also have a separate guide for Kass Secret Shrines, type of shrine quests all given by Kass, the accordion playing bird person.
The Spring of Wisdom – Jitan Sa’mi Shrine – Frostspear
This is probably one of the first shrine quests you will get. It starts in Hateno village from a guy named Medda found in a field behind one of the houses. The really hard part of this shrine quest is getting on top of Mount Lanayru. Also, make sure you have at least 20 arrows with you if you are as bad a shot as I am. You will need some serious cold protection gear or food as well. You can check our guide for Zelda cold protection for details. If you follow the main road to the top you will have to fight many enemies along the way. I went around and reached the top having to avoid only 6-7 enemies on the road. Once you get to the top your goal is to shoot the red eye growths on the dragon’s body. Each time you shoot one of the eyes the dragon moves to another position on the mountain. Follow him and take out eyes. Once done you will get teleported to the Spring of Wisdom. You need to drop the Naydra’s scale you acquired into the waters of the spring to reveal the shrine (go into your inventory, click X on the scale, click A to add, B to exit, A to drop into water). You get Frostspear in the shrine for your efforts.\ '); }