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Divine Beast Vah Rudania Walkthrough
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Divine Beast Vah Rudania Walkthrough

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Divine Beast Vah Rudania is a quest in Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW). Learn the full walkthrough and the locations of terminals and treasure chests in this guide.

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Vah Rudania Inside Guide

Divine Beast Vah Rudania Walkthrough Chart

Walkthrough Chart To Reach Vah Rudania

1Head to Goron City
[Things To Do Along the Way]
・Buy Fireproof Elixir in the Foothill Stable
・Activate the Eldin Tower
・Get Flamebreaker Armor at the Southern Mine
2Talk to Bludo and trigger the quest.
3Go to the Abandoned North Mine, and save Yunobo from the rubble.
4Return to Goron City, then talk to Bludo.
5Go to the Bridge of Eldin, and save Yunobo from being surrounded by Moblins.
6After crossing the Bridge of Eldin, select [A whistle!] in the conversation with Yunobo.
7While avoiding being spotted by the Sentries, proceed with Yunobo and use the cannons to drive Vah Rudania into the crater.
8Infiltrate Vah Rudania to complete the inside.
9Defeat Fireblight Ganon.
10Tall to Bludo to complete the quest.
Obtain the Stone Smasher from the treasure chest.

Before Entering Vah Rudania Walkthrough

Get a Flamebreaker Armor at the Southern Mine

Get the Flamebreaker Armor before going to Goron City.
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You can accept a Side Quest of catching Fireproof Lizards at the Southern Mine on the way to Goron City. As the first-time reward, you will receive the Flamebreaker Armor, which is an armor with the effect of Flame Guard. You can buy it in Goron City, but getting them here will save your Rupees.

Prepare All the Fireproof Equipment in Goron City

At least buy a Fireproof Equipment in Goron City.
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Buy some Fireproof Equipment when you arrive in Goron City. You can skip the Armor if you've already obtained it in the Side Quest, but you should buy the Helm and Boots. Since the Helm is expensive at 2,000 Rupees, give priority to the Boots, which is only 700 Rupees.

Flame Guard Level 2 or higher is required to proceed

The Abandoned North Mine, where you will be heading in the Main Quest, and the area around Death Mountain require at least Level 2 of Flame Guard. The best way is to wear two pieces of Fireproof Equipment, so be positive in buying equipment.

How to Reach Flame Guard Level 2
Fireproof Equipment x1 + Fireproof Elixir Lv1
Fireproof Equipment x2
Fireproof Elixir Lv2

Defeat Enemies With the Cannons To Proceed Deeper Into the Abandoned North Mine

Defeat Enemies With the Cannons To Proceed Deeper Into the Abandoned North Mine
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At the Abandoned North Mine, use the updrafts to advance to the destination. The Lizalfos will attack you with the Fire Arrows, so proceed while defeating them as possible. Put the Remote Bombs in the cannons, and the cannons will create updrafts when it explodes, use this to move on.

Destroy the Rubble Where Yunobo Is With the Cannons

When you get close to the destination, use the cannon in front of you to destroy the rubble where Yunbo is trapped in.

How To Deal With the Sentries When Driving Vah Rudania Away

How To Deal With the Sentries When Driving Vah Rudania Away
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1Hide under the boulders to get past the Sentries.
2Let Link climb the cliff alone, there is a large rock, drop this to the Sentry.
3Let Link climb up the cliff alone and move the large steel box with the Magnesis to hit the Sentry.
4・Put the steel bridge nearby between rocks to create a blind spot. Or, carry the steel box in Step 3 to destroy the Sentry.
5Throw a Remote Bomb into the updraft, you can destroy both of them if it is exploded in the air.
6Let Link climb the cliff alone, destroy the Sentries with the Remote Bomb or the steel box nearby.

After crossing the Bridge of Eldin, proceed and avoid the Sentries while signaling Yumbo to move on. Except for the first Sentry, the rest of them can be easily destroyed by the things around you, it's best to destroy them and then proceed safely.

Map Inside Vah Rudania and Locations of Terminals

Map Inside Vah Rudania and Locations of Terminals
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▼Terminal 1Right Hindfoot
▼Terminal 2Tail
▼Terminal 3Left Forefoot
▼Terminal 4Left Hindfoot
▼Terminal 5Dorsal Fin

Light a Blue Flame on a Lantern and Go to the Back

Light a Blue Flame on a Lantern and Go to the Back
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Once inside Vah Rudaniam, the area becomes dark and you cannot see anything. Defeat the two Malice in front of you, and get the Torch from the treasure chest. There are lanterns in front of each door. Light a blue flame on the lantern to open the door and proceed.

The first door is on the right side, and the second door appears after you defeat the Malice on the left side.

Getting the Map Clears the Darkness

Getting the Map Clears the Darkness
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After getting the map at the far end through two doors, the ceiling opens and the darkness disapears. You are not able to explore this area properly until you get the map, so the first priority is to get the map.

Turn Vah Rudania Vertical or Horizontal to Solve the Gimmicks

Inside Vah Rudania, tilt Vah Rudania in two orientions to solve the gimmick. For convenience, we refer to the normal four-legged state as [horizontal] and the two-legged standing state as [vertical].

Vah Rudania Walkthrough Video

Steps To Activate Vah Rudania Terminal 1

1Start in horizontal orientation.
2Burn the leaves on the large steel door near the right hindfoot.
3Open the steel door with the Magnesis and go inside.

Burn the Wooden Door Stop

Burn the Wooden Door Stop
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To open the large steel door, you need to burn the door stop. If you don't have a Fire Arrow, you can place the arrow close to a nearby Blue Flame Lantern, and leave it burn. Once it get burned, open the door with the Magnesis and you will find the terminal inside.

Steps To Activate Vah Rudania Terminal 2

1Start in horizontal orientation.
2Shoot an arrow with a Blue Flame at the door with a hole near the entrance and light the lantern.
3Burn the leaves on the ceiling inside.
4Move the falling steel box to prevent the flame erupting.
5Turn Vah Rudania to vertical and go to the back.
6Turn it back to horizontal and activate the terminal.

Use the Blue Flame to Open the Door Next to the Entrance

Use the Blue Flame to Open the Door Next to the Entrance
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Next to the entrance with two Blue Flame lanterns, there is a door with a small hole in it. Shoot an arrow with a Blue Flame through this hole to light the lantern on the other side.

Burn the Leaves On the Ceiling of the Room Inside

Burn the Leaves on the Ceiling of the Room Inside
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There are leaves on the ceiling of the room you enter, burn them again with your arrow. A steel box falls from the ceiling. Catch it with the Magnesis to stop the flames erupting.

Turn Vah Rudania Vertical and Activate the Termanal Inside

Turn Vah Rudania Vertical and Activate the Termanal Inside
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Turn Vah Rudania in vertical orientation to allow Link to pass through. Once inside, turn it back to horizontal orientation to activate the terminal. After activating, the flame will stop erupting and you can go back.

Steps To Activate Vah Rudania Terminal 3

1Start in horizontal orientation.
2Go inside to the base of right forefoot, and turn Vah Rudania vertical.
3Jump down and move to the terminal with the Paraglider.

Turn To Vertical Near the Right Forefoot

Turn To Vertical Near the Right Forefoot
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Go to the inside of the right forefoot and move Vah Rudaniam in vertical orientation, the terminal will be right below you. Since it might slip down or be missing during turning vertically, it'd be safer if you wait at the protruding part shown as the image.

The imaga when turning to vertical
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▲The image when turning in vertical orientation. It would be easier to jump down from here using a Paraglider.

Steps To Activate Vah Rudania Terminal 4

1Start in horizontal orientation.
2Light the Torch with the Blue Flame near the entrance.
3Turn Vah Rudania vertical near the root of the beam (near the left hindfoot).
4Cross the beam and go outdoors (near the head).
*Defeat the Malice ahead of you in advance.
5You can find a lantern below, then close to it.
6Stay at the position of lantern and turn Vah Rudania horizontal.
7Light the lantern with the Blue Flame to release a ball.
8Go back to the inside again and turn Vah Rudania horizontal.
9The ball travels through the beam, move the steel box where the ball stops with the Magnesis.
10The ball falls down. Enter the hole and open the door nearby.
11Activate the terminal inside the door.

Light the Torch and Cross the Beam

Light the Torch and Cross the Beam
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First, move to the position shown in the image with the Blue Flame on the Torch. Turn Vah Rudania vertical to allow you climb to the root of the beam and cross over it.

Check Where the Lantern Is Before Going Down

Check Where the Lantern Is Before Going Down
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After crossing the beam and going outside, move the camera down and go to where the lantern is. Then, light the lantern by turning Vah Rudania horizontal.

Adjust the direction of Vah Rudania to let the ball rolls downward.

Adjust the direction of Vah Rudania to let the ball rolls downward.
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Once the lantern is lit, the ball will roll downward. It should be horizontal at first, then falls directly to the tip of the beam. After that, if you turn Vah Rudania vertical, the ball will roll through the beam to its initial position.

Lift the Steel Box to Let the Ball In

Lift the Steel Box to Let the Ball In
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Once the ball falls to the bottom of the beam, lift the steel box up with the Magnesis. When the ball falls into the hole, the door to the terminal will open.

Steps To Activate Vah Rudania Terminal 5

1Start in horizontal orientation.
2Defeat the Malice with a dorsal fin from the location of the lantern outside.
3Turn Vah Rudania vertical and cross the side of the dorsal fin.
4Bach to horizontal, go to the location of the terminal.

Head to the Side of the Dorsal Fin

Head to the Side of the Dorsal Fin
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First, aim for the side of the dorsal fin. Defeat the Malice that you can see from the location of the blue flame lantern outside, and then turn Vah Rudania vertical to move to the side.

Move to the Position Where You Will be Stopped When Turning Back to Horizontal

Move to the Position Where You Will be Stopped When Turning Back to Horizontal
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After moving to the side, go to a position where you will not fall when returning to the horizontal orientation.

Defeat the Malice to Activate the Terminal

Defeat the Malice to Activate the Terminal
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There is a Malice attaching to the terminal, defeat it safely with the bow and activate the terminal.

Vah Rudania Treasure Chest Locations

1Ancient Screw
2Dragonbone Boko Club
3Torch
4Knight's Bow
5Arrow×5
6Arrow×5
7Ice Arrow×5
8Ancient Gear
9Knight's Bow
10Ancient Core
11Silver Rupee (100 Rupees)

1:The Tail of Vah Rudania

Tail of Vah Rudania
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Head to the tail from the entrance, you will find a treasure chest at the tip.

2, 3:Destroy the Malice at the Entrance

Destroy the Malice at the Entrance
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Destroy the two Malice right after the entrance, two treasure chests will appear. Keep the Torch with you as it will be used to solve the gimmick.

4:Destroy the Malice at the End of the Door After the Entrance

Destroy the Malice at the End of the Door After the Entrance
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After opening the first door with a blue flame, destroy the Malice attached to the wall, a treasure chest will appear at the same time as the second door and the lantern.

5, 6:Destroy the Malice at the Base of the Right Forefoot

Destroy the Malice at the Base of the Right Forefoot
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Destory the Malice inside Vah Rudania, near the base of right forefoot, two treasure chests will appear.

7:Destroy the Malice on the Ceiling

Destroy the Malice on the Ceiling
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When Vah Rudania is in horizontal orientation, you can find a Malice on the ceiling inside the torso. A treasure chest will fall down when it is destroyed.

8:Burn the Leaves On the Terminal 1

Burn the Leaves On the Terminal 1
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Burn the leaves in the room of the Terminal 1, a treasure chest will fall from the ceiling.

9:On the Beam Inside the Torso

On the Beam Inside the Torso
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First, face the root of the beam and turn Vah Rudania vertical in this state.

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Once Vah Rudania is in vertical orientation, stand near the root of the beam (around the position in the image above) and return it to horizontal again.

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Reach the top of the beam, go straight up to get the treasure chest.

10:The Side of the Dorsal Fin

The Side of the Dorsal Fin
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Turn Vah Rudania vertical at the blue flame lantern outside. Walk along the dorsal fin to get the treasure chest. Take down the Malice in advance.

11:A Small Room Entered From Outside At the Base of the Left Forefoot

The treasure chest here is a little difficult to find, please watch the video showing how to get it.

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A Small Room Entered From Outside At the Base of the Left Forefoot
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First, go to the head part in the horizontal orientation. It'd be better to take the blue flame lantern as a landmark.

First, go to the head part in the horizontal orientation. It'd be better to take the blue flame lantern as a landmark.
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In the vertical state, you will see a foothold with a Malice in the abdominal part near the left forefoot.

Get inside
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There is a foothold with a small hole further in from the place where the Malice is, and if you get into the small hole with the Paraglider, you will reach a small room with a treasure chest. There is a switch in the small room, use the door that opens with the switch to go back inside.

BOSS Fireblight Ganon Guide

BOSS Fireblight Ganon Guide

The boss is Fireblight Ganon. You need to prepare the heat resistance and avoid wooden weapons. You can use the Remote Bombs to stop him from moving, and deal damage easily.

See How To Defeat Fireblight Ganon

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