Into the stomach of the water-spouting beast.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Walkthrough – Main Quest: Divine Beast Vah Ruta Dungeon
After that cool little set-piece the place you labored with Sidon to get aboard Vah Ruta, you end up by yourself on the beast.
In one other Zelda recreation this could’ve been referred to as a Dungeon or a Temple, and although that is round as shut as you get to these concepts in Breath of the Wild it’s nonetheless very totally different.
Let me clarify the fundamentals: your purpose is to activate 5 totally different terminals scattered round Vah Ruta together with your Sheikah Slate. Getting to those terminals or making them accessible is, after all, going to require some puzzle fixing.
As properly as with the ability to transfer objects round and work together with components of the dungeon together with your objects and rune powers you will have one different essential means – the power to maneuver the physique components of every large beast. For Vah Ruta, it’s the trunk, which continuously spouts water… and you need to use that water to assist your self out.
Inside Vah Ruta: Getting a map
Here we’re. The stomach of the beast. Literally. Head into the primary room after the disembodied voice of the Zora’s champion is finished speaking. There’s a weakened guardian right here, so decide it off.
A Terminal might be present in a facet room down a ramp. Just wish to level out: there’s a terminal in right here nevertheless it’s ineffective to you till you activate a number of sub-terminals.
Back up in the principle room, first deal with the water in the midst of the room and the door that was identified to you because the dungeon started. Use Cryonis on the water beneath the door to boost the door, then go inside and obtain the map. Handy!
Inside Vah Ruta: Terminal 1
Back in the principle entrance room look within the water both facet of the map room door together with your Magnesis Rune outfitted. There’s a steel chest right here you may drag above water and open for some loot.
In this similar room, search for the cogs in a nook. Use your Magnesis Rune to show these cogs clockwise to be able to increase a platform that holds one other terminal level you need to use your Sheikah Slate on.
Raise the terminal after which use it – that is your first terminal.
Inside Vah Ruta: Terminal 2
Head upstairs and up the ramp through the facet door. Upstairs there’s a giant water wheel and a guardian. Kill that man.
There are two monumental water wheels in right here – a smaller one which’s turning and a bigger one which’s stationary.
You ought to have the ability to see your second terminal proper in entrance of you it’s truly contained in the smaller cog. The drawback: the cog’s base is flooded with water, and it’s continuously transferring.
Thankfully we’ve got an influence that may deal with that. All it’s essential do is await it to be within the backside of the cog after which use Cryonis on the place the water is coming from to freeze it stable. The water degree drops and the wheel stops turning, thus letting you utilize the terminal.
Run down and activate your second terminal.
Inside Vah Ruta: Terminal three
Ignore the second bigger cog/wheel for now and easily head on over to the opposite facet of the room and up the steps. When you see the Ganon corruption there’s a portal factor that spits our countless enemies – look above this for the eyeball to shoot that’ll do away with the corruption and the spawner with it.
Carry on upstairs till you attain a locked gate on the water wheel at a standstill.
Now use your map display to regulate the place of the trunk, which is continually spitting water. Here’s what it’s essential do:
- Make water pour into the room in order that the wheel turns so the orange ball falls into the blue slot. This opens the door, however now the door is out of attain.
- Freeze the ball into the slot with stasis, then shortly direct the trunk in order that the door is turned again to face you earlier than Stasis expires.
- With the door dealing with you and open, run in and activate that terminal, your third.
- Once that is finished there are three elective chests to seize. The first is gained by climbing onto the bigger water wheel’s fins because it turns. Get to the apex, then look out in the direction of the smaller wheel. There’s a chest on a ledge – paraglide on the market.
- The second chest is on one of many outer fins of the water wheel, so merely await the fitting little bit of rotation and hop on.
- The third spoke of the massive water wheel has a chest trapped between two stone blocks. The key right here is to make use of rotation of the wheel your benefit, freezing the highest block with stasis for lengthy sufficient whereas the ‘chest sandwich’ is parted as a way to run up and open the chest.
Once you’re finished, trip the water wheel all the best way as much as the highest and face the other way of the beforehand talked about chest – in the direction of the trunk. Hop and glide to this new platform, kill the guardian, and press the swap on the left to create a shortcut waterfall that you may swim up with the Zora armor.
Inside Vah Ruta: Terminal four
Now you’re up the place the swap is and the place you simply killed a guardian, go on by the one passageway right here – this leads outdoors, to the trunk.
If you decrease the trunk all the best way through your map display you’ll have the ability to get out to its finish. Here you may shoot an eye fixed to take away Ganon’s corruption and open a chest, however then you must increase the trunk once more and attempt to keep on the tip so long as attainable. When you get sufficient peak, leap and glide so that you’re on prime of Ruta’s physique.
There’s a gap atop Ruta; drop down it and once more discover one of many corruption eyes to shoot on the ceiling. This frees up a mechanism. Grab this mechanism together with your Magnesis rune and switch it clockwise to open a gap within the ceiling.
If your survey the room you’ll now discover that Vah Ruta’s pretty new sunroof has opened instantly above a terminal surrounded by fireplace. Huh. You get the concept, I’m certain: as soon as the outlet is open, preposition the trunk in order that it comes by the brand new gap and douses the flames.
Head on all the way down to the newly extinguished space and use the terminal. This is your fourth terminal.
Turn again in the direction of the cog room and drop down a degree to discover a chest in your method again down.
Inside Vah Ruta: Terminal 5 (Final)
For the ultimate terminal, head again to the world the place you may stroll onto the trunk. Now, I’m not even certain if that is the supposed method (it certain felt like a little bit of a bodge), however right here’s how I did this:
- Bring the trunk all the best way up into the place the place water is pouring into Ruta.
- Stand prepared on the doorway out onto the trunk.
- Make the trunk descend, then leap and paraglide in the direction of the tip of the trunk. You wish to land on the half water is coming from.
- Now make the trunk curl all the best way again up once more, being cautious to stay on the fitting facet of the trunk to be able to not fall and to entry the terminal as soon as it’s the fitting method up – the fifth terminal is on a facet of Vah Ruta’s trunk solely uncovered when it’s absolutely raised.
With this finished, all that is still is to return to the principle room and to move into the principle management room – the very first terminal we identified that was ineffective earlier than. Prepare your self, then activate that terminal.
Boss: Waterblight Ganon
This boss is a giant previous beast fabricated from Ganon’s corruption and floats across the enviornment attacking. It has each ranged assaults and a few nasty up-close and private stuff with its monumental sword, however the truth that it’s waterblight is an effective clue.
This boss has two phases. In the primary part I discovered it best to get in shut and battle; like with the Lynel earlier on within the Zora quest line a precedence needs to be to equip a weapon that allows you to have a defend (so not a trident or greatsword if you happen to may also help it) after which get in shut.
Attack just like the blazes and lift your defend any time he begins to look remotely threatening. Be certain to eat to energy your self up when it comes to assault and defence. If he goes down, swap to a two-handed weapon briefly and go to city with heavy assaults.
For part 2 Waterblight Ganon raises 4 pillars within the water. This is a little bit of a ache because it impedes your means to maneuver round him. Usually he’ll occupy one pillar and he’ll occupy one other.
If you didn’t wrestle an excessive amount of on the boarding Vah Ruta mini-boss you now have a use for these different shock arrows – these wreck havoc on this water-based creature, so now you’re separated by water, blast him from afar. Aim for the attention.
If he will get downed by the arrows, run, leap and swim (don’t overlook, the Zora armor lets you transfer extra shortly) to him and as soon as once more let rip with a heavier weapon.
The battle will quickly be over, and also you’re handled to some cutscenes, be taught some solemn story data, and are then deposited again into the open world… which is now considerably much less wet.
You’ll additionally get a talent in for the cut price – this talent, Mipha’s Grace, will revive you as soon as while you run out of hearts. Once used it’ll take a while – half an hour or so – to recharge, however it may be a lifesaver.