It’s truly a testament to the genius of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that we’re still discovering new mechanics in the game five years later. One such detail, which all this time passed us unnoticed, was recently brought to our attention. The new invention of gamesand this concerns the order in which the three dragons in the game drop their valuable items.
Anyone who has spent enough hours on Breath of the Wild (and we’re assuming that’s most of you) knows about the art of farming items from dragons. Soaring into the sky in an updraft as the shimmering piano takes over the score is one of the most magical moments in the game. Of course, when shooting arrows at flying dragons, you get a number of rewards depending on where you hit – scales, claw, horn or fang.
Except it’s not that easy. As shown in the Gaming Reinvented video above, the first arrow that hits a dragon will always drop scales as a reward no matter where you hit. Aiming for Dinraal’s horn? Scale. Fang of Farosh? Scale. Claws of Naidra – well, you understand.
But why would Nintendo do this? What if you Indeed wanted to upgrade your armor and needed horns? The answer seems to be quite simple. Hidden in Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule are three shrines that require dragon scales to enter (Jitan Sa’mi Shrine, Tutsuwa Nima Shrine, and Shae Katha Shrine). By ensuring that each dragon will drop a scale as the first default item, the game ensures that each of these shrines will be available with the least hassle from Link – how nice!
Of course, once you’ve taken that initial shot, the dragon farm trade will be open for business, and you can boot up in fangs, claws, and horns to the best of your heart’s content. We’re sure the dragons won’t mind.
For more information on how to access these and all other shrines in the game, check out our handy guide below:
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