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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: Ka’o Makagh shrine walkthrough and puzzle solutions

Metal doors open the way

Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

The Ka’o Makagh shrine near the Lake Tower is a bit more confusing and a bit more work that most other shrines, but it’s also got more than the usual treasure.

  1. Choose your magnesis rune and use it to open the giant metal doors in front of you.
  2. Turn right and fight the guardian you find there. Use the environment to your advantage — there are stairs up onto the platform next to you on the other side. Use the stairs to get a drop attack on the guardian if you’re having trouble.
  3. Heal up, then make a quick circuit of the room before you do anything else — there’s another guardian patrolling on the other side of the room.
  4. In the back left corner of the room — on the far side of the platform with the stack of blocks and chest on top — activate your magnesis again and pull the large block out. Inside, you’ll find a chest with gold rupee (worth 300 rupees) in it.
  5. There’s another chest to get before we work on leaving this room. Pick up that large metal block with your magnesis and move it back between the two platforms closest to the door you came through. Climb up onto the platform on the right side, then jump across to the one on the left.
  6. Pick up the block with your magnesis and use it to wrecking ball the chest off of it’s tower of blocks on the tallest platform. Open it for an opal.
  7. Move the large metal block between the two platforms on the right — you’ll be using it for your way out in a minute. (You don’t have to do this, but it makes the jump between the platforms easier.)
  8. Now you can turn your attention to the doors on the lefthand wall. Pull them open and open the chest inside for a traveler’s bow.
  9. Head back to the door and look at the hinges on the left side. The blocks making up the wall can be destroyed. Lay a remote bomb there and detonate it to knock the door free.
  10. Carry the door around to the far left corner of the room and make a bridge from the platform to the exit.
  11. Climb the stairs up onto the back right platform (to the right of the door where you started) and jump across to the platform ahead of you.
  12. Use the door to walk to the exit and claim your spirit orb.

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