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Free the Divine Beasts Walkthrough

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Free the Divine Beasts is a main quest in Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW). This guide includes the walkthrough, the best order to defeat Divine Beasts, and how to get the Champion's Abilities.

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Free the Divine Beasts Walkthrough

1Talk to Impa in Kakariko Village to trigger the quest.
2・Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Divine Beast Vah Rudania
・Divine Beast Vah Naboris
Complete all of the above.
3Talk to Impa to complete the quest.

This quest is completed by defeating all four Divine Beasts. There is no change or effect on the storyline no matter which Divine Beast you start with.

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Recommended Order to Defeat Divine Beast s

Location of Each Divine Beast

Recommended order
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When Main Quest is selected, four destinations are displayed. By heading to each location, events will progress with the tribes in each area.

Recommended Order

1Divine Beast Vah Medoh
2Divine Beast Vah Ruta
3Divine Beast Vah Rudania
4Divine Beast Vah Naboris

Each time you defeat a Divine Beast, you will learn a Champion's Ability. The above recommended order is determined by the versatility of the Champion's Abilities, and the detailed reasons for the recommendation are explained below.

Champion's Abilities acquired by defeating Divine Beasts

Vah MedohRevali's Gale
Create an upward draft that carries you into the sky. Activated by charging jump with [X] button.
Vah RutaMipha's Grace
When your hearts run out, you'll automatically be resurrected with full health plus temporary bonus hearts.
Vah RudaniaDaruk's Protection
It will automatically protect you from all attacks as long as you're holding [ZL] button.
Vah NaborisUrbosa's Fury
Summons powerful lightning to the surrounding area. Trigger with a charge attack by holding [Y] button.

Best To Start With Divine Beast Vah Medoh

Divine Beast Vah Medoh is the best place to start

Best Ability For Exploration: Revali's Gale

Revali's Gale, which can be obtained by defeating Vah Medoh, is an ability that allows you to rise into the air. It is recommended to obtain it in the early stage, as it is useful in various situations, including exploration.

Relatively Easy Difficulty Level

Another reason to recommend it is the relatively easy difficulty of completing the dungeon and boss. However, you will need to be prepared for the cold weather, so get Warm Doublet and cold-resistant dishes.

Divine Beast Vah Medoh Walkthrough

Vah Ruta and Vah Rudania Can Be Started Either Way

There is not much difference between Vah Ruta and Vah Rudania, no matter which one you start with. Note, however, that the route to Vah Rudania is a bit more environmentally challenging, including the need for heat-resistant protection.

Leave Vah Naboris Later Due to the Difficulty

Because of the difficulty, Vah Naboris can  be tackled later

The ability obtained from Divine Beast Vah Naboris is very powerful, with effects that cause damage over a wide area. But it is difficult to complete the Yiga Clan Hideout and the boss, Thunderblight Ganon, there are many tough spots for beginners and those who are not that skilled at boss fights yet. For this reason, Vah Naboris is recommended to be the last one in order.

You Can Take It Head On First If You Are Confident Enough

If you are used to action games or want to try something a little more challenging, you can try Vah Naboris first.

Divine Beast Strategy Guide

Complete As Many Shrines As Possible

The bosses in the Divine Beast dungeons have relatively high attack power, so it is easy to die instantly if you challenge them without reinforced Hearts. It'd be better to complete the shrines and strengthen Link well in advance.

Upgrade Your Armor

Most of the armor you got can be upgraded. Complete the mission of Great Fairy to enable the Equipment Upgrades. The adventure would be easier with the upgraded armor reducing your damage.

It Is Useful To Upgrade Runes

After visiting the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab in the Main Quest, talk to Purah to trigger a Side Quest which allows you to upgrade your Runes, Remote Bomb and Stasis. Stasis is especially useful as it adds an effect that stops enemy from moving. It is recommended to upgrade them as soon as possible.

Cook HP Recovery Foods

The only way to recover Link's Hearts in the Divine Beast dungeons is to eat food. Gather cooking ingredients and stock up on more recovery-type food before taking on the Divine Beasts.

Useful Dishes In Divine Beast Dungeon

  • HP Recovery Food
  • Defense Boost Food
  • Medicine and Hot/Cold Resistant Foods

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