The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features three great dragons hidden across Hyrule. While finding the dragons is an exciting task all on its own, the dragons aren’t around simply to look interesting. Each one is associated with a different spring which helps you unlock a unique shrine.
To help you save time, here are all three of Breath of the Wild dragon locations for Naydra, Dinraal and Farosh.
WHERE TO FIND NAYDRA
If you haven’t found any dragons yet, we recommend finding Naydra first, as meeting and dealing with Naydra explains many of the aspects of the role of dragons in Hyrule.
Naydra can be found at the peak of Mount Lanaryu, northwest of Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. You’ll need a few things, mainly cold weather gear (like the Snowquill armor in Rito Village) and plenty of arrows. Your interaction with Naydra will be unlike the ones you’ll have with the others, so be prepared.
When you encounter Naydra, you’ll notice it’s infected by Calamity Ganon. So before you can reap the benefits of finding a dragon and unlocking Jitan Sa’mi Shrine by using Naydra’s Scale, you must remove Ganon’s infection. You can learn how to do that here which gives you access to Jitan Sa’mi Shrine, its blessing and a Frostspear.
WHERE TO FIND DINRAAL
There’s a handful of places to find Dinraal, but this one is pretty reliable.
Dinraal’s Compendium entry states that you can find it near Eldin Mountains and the Tabantha Frontier, but you can easily spot it where he spawns right next to the Eldin Great Skeleton exactly at 9 a.m. To make sure Dinraal reliably spawns at 9 a.m., we recommend fast traveling to Gorae Torr Shrine, located at the top of Gut Check Rock just north of Death Mountain.
Once at Gorae Torr Shrine, drop some wood, light it on fire and wait until the morning, which will be 5 a.m. From there, travel toward the Eldin Great Skeleton. Once there, climb above the cliffs facing the Great Skeleton, but don’t go too high since you’ll want to paraglide down to take arrow shots at Dinraal. Once atop the nearby cliffs, wait until 9 a.m. and Dinraal should spawn just northeast of the Great Skeleton. Dinraal tends not to spawn if you’re directly in its flight path, which is right above the Great Skeleton. So if you’re above the cliffs, it should appear. From there, you can farm Dinraal’s Scales.
Dinraal’s Scales unlock Tutsuwa Nima Shrine and the Spring of Power, which is located directly west of North Akkala Stable.
WHERE TO FIND FAROSH
Farosh is the easiest dragon to find and deal with. Farosh spawns from the northwest part of Lake Hylia at exactly 12 a.m. The easiest way to get Farosh’s Scale and access to Shae Katha Shrine and the Spring of Power is to travel to Lake Tower.
Once at Lake Tower, travel to the southern tower at Hylia Bridge at Lake Hylia. If you fast travel to Lake Tower, be sure to light some wood there and wait until night, which is 9 p.m. From there, go to the southern tower at Hylia Bridge, stand facing the north and wait for Farosh to rise from the lake at 12 a.m.
While Farosh is the easiest dragon to encounter, making sure you can farm its scales can be a bit tricky. Shoot it while it’s over the bridge so any scales land squarely on the bridge. Like other dragons, Farosh has an updraft around it, so glide from the top of the tower, get close and unleash arrows on its body while it’s over the bridge.
Once you have its scales, you can travel to the Spring of Power and Shae Katha Shrine located at Dracozu Lake, which is at the top of the jungle northwest of Faron Tower.