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Minetak Shrine location and Deplian Badlands Cave walkthrough in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How to complete Rauru’s Blessing

Link stands in front of Minetak Shrine, just before its door opens, in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
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Minetak Shrine is a shrine within The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Eldin Mountains region, deep inside of a cave.

Our guide will help you find the Minetak Shrine location and collect the chests and Light of Blessing.

When you’re done, our shrine locations page or interactive Hyrule map can direct you toward something else to do.

Minetak Shrine location

The Minetak Shrine is found deep inside the Deplian Badlands Cave in the Eldin Mountains region. Its exact coordinates are (0394, 3484, 0068), although you might find it easier to navigate to the entrance of the cave instead at (0304, 3583, 0089), which you can see below:

Link stands in front of a somewhat obscured cave entrance with some skulls decorating the doorway in Tears of the Kingdom Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin, Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Immediately after entering the cave, Link will face a steep drop into the darkness, with a few brightbloom seeds and a lit torch gleaming in the distance. Collect these or use your own stash of brightbloom seeds to light up the area.

Link heads towards Ore Deposits, brightbloom seeds, and brightcaps to collect in the Deplian Badlands Cave Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

At first, the cave will be empty except for ore deposits, brightbloom seeds, and brightcap mushrooms. Steel yourself, because there will be a lot of Horriblins to fight in this cave before you reach Minetak Shrine. But also, soothe yourself with the knowledge that the shrine doesn’t contain a puzzle; battling Horriblins and trekking through the cave are enough to earn you a blessing from Rauru.

The cave’s corridors are a bit twisty and circuitous, but the area is not that big, and if you collect all of the cave’s resources as you go, you’ll be able to avoid walking in circles and getting lost. At the first fork in the cave, we headed left and ran into a Blue Horriblin hanging from the ceiling. (By the way, if you instead head right at this fork, then turn left, you’ll find this cave’s Bubbulfrog.)

Link fights a Silver Horriblin in the Deplian Badlands Cave Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

After you get past the first Blue Horriblin, the cavern will open up slightly into an area with another Blue Horriblin and a Silver Horriblin. Defeating them will unlock a treasure chest on a wooden platform; use Ascend to get up there and grab the soldier’s-claymore stick.

Head into the next cavern where you’ll find another two Blue Horriblins and a Silver Horriblin, as well as yet another chest (on a wooden platform) that will unlock as soon as you defeat these three enemies. This second chest contains a forest dweller’s spear.

Link runs toward an unlocked chest on a wooden platform in the Deplian Badlands Cave Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Hop off of that wooden platform and turn right; this corridor is almost completely dark, so fire off a brightbloom seed or two for visibility. You’ll run into a Fire Chuchu on the way; fire an arrow at it from a safe distance and collect the red Chuchu jellies. Bear left at the fork and you’ll find a Fire Like and some more Ore Deposits.

Turn back around and take the other fork, and you’ll see Minetak Shrine on your right-hand side. You made it!

Link runs through the corridors of Deplian Badlands Cave to find Minetak Shrine around a corner Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Minetak Shrine walkthrough

This shrine has no puzzles; that cave battle was enough to earn you a blessing from Rauru. Once you enter the shrine, walk straight ahead and open the chest, which contains a big battery. Then walk a little further and get the Light of Blessing.

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