Within the vast world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are three separate dragons to find and battle. They are named Naydra, Dinraal and Farosh, and each can be found in a different region of Hyrule. In this guide we'll tell you how to find them and then defeat them.
But should you need help with any other areas, make sure to head over to our comprehensive Zelda Breath of the Wild guides article, covering the basics like capturing and taming a horse, all the way to taking down the Calamity Ganon itself.
While there's no particular order in which the player should take on all three dragons in, we'd recommend going after Naydra first, Dinraal second, and leaving Farosh to last. Although Dinraal is arguably the easiest to take on, the battle with Naydra teaches all the fundamental mechanics of aerial combat to Link, and so we recommend Naydra first.
How to Find and Fight Naydra Dragon in Breath of the Wild
Naydra can be found on the peak of Mount Lanayru, directly north of the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab where Purah resides. You'll need to equip Link with the best possible frost-resistant gear when venturing up the mountain, so make sure to refer to our guide on how to obtain the Snowquill outfit if you're yet to find it.
On top of this, you'll want a good amount of arrows and possibly some stamina-boosting potions in order to take on Naydra, as it'll involve a lot of paragliding and a lot of climbing to get up to the dragon in the first place.
Upon first meeting Naydra in the clearing with the altar near the peak of the mountain, Link will be informed that Ganon has infected the dragon, and is tasked with removing the infection, similar to the encounters with the Divine Beasts in Breath of the Wild. Get off a quick arrow against one of the eyes nearest to Link, and Naydra will then take flight, meaning Link will have to use the various updrafts around the area in order to keep up with the dragon.
Once in the air, fire a quick shot towards any of the eyes on Naydra whenever you see the opportunity, and make sure to follow the dragon wherever it goes, still using the updrafts. Don't worry if you suddenly find yourself a long distance from Naydra, as Link can merely paraglide down the mountain in order to catch up. Chase Naydra and dispose of all the eyes, and you will heal the dragon from the Great Calamity.
After this has all been completed, return back to the original enclosure with the altar at the peak of Mount Lanayru, and fire off an arrow at the healed Naydra. Rather than harming the dragon, this will instead dislodge Naydra's Scale, an item which can then be picked up and dropped near the altar, opening up a passageway behind the altar that leads to the Jitan Sa'mi Shrine.
How to Find and Fight Dinraal Dragon in Breath of the Wild
Dinraal, the second of the three dragons in Breath of the Wild, poses quite a different challenge than Naydra. Instead of staying in one specific place, Dinraal will only spawn just north of the Eldin Mountains at 9AM, and only if Link is not standing immediately in the flight path of the dragon.
To accomplish this, fast travel to the Gorae Torr Shrine, and make your own campfire using some wood and flint. Once made, rest at the makeshift campfire until morning, which will take you up until 5AM, and from here proceed northeast to the Eldin Great Skeleton location, but don't descend from the top of the mountain on to the skeleton.
Instead, drop down to roughly halfway down the mountain face, and wait here until right around 9AM. At this time, Dinraal should spawn just northeast of the Great Skeleton, and will begin making his way towards the face of the mountain, just below you. When Dinraal is right underneath Link, loose a few arrows anywhere on the body of the dragon, and this will cause the Dinraal's Scale item to fall to the ground below, ripe for the taking.
Then, travel to North Akkala Stable and head directly west from here, eventually happening upon a Spring of Power. Offer up Dinraal's Scale just like you previously did with Naydra in front of the altar, and you will be presented with an entrance to Tutsuwa Nima Shrine.
How to Find and Fight Farosh Dragon in Breath of the Wild
Arguably the easiest dragon to both find and deal with, Farosh will always appear in the northern parts of Lake Hylia at around 12AM, although he has been known to occasionally appear in the earlier parts of the night.
Have Link stand on the southern side of the bridge running over Lake Hylia, and wait for the main body of Farosh to be exactly over the bridge. Once this happens, fire off a few arrows at the part of his body that is directly over the bridge, and this will cause Farosh's Scale to fall down onto the bridge, ready to be hoarded by Link.
Once the scale has been obtained, travel to Faron Tower and proceed northwest to Dracozu Lake, where the next altar will be waiting. But be warned, as the lake itself is swarming with Lizalfos which, while not presenting a huge challenge on their own, can all fire off shock arrows at Link when spotted.
Either sneak around the Lizalfos or run straight past them into the tunnel at the far end of the lake, and offer up Farosh's Scale to the altar at the very end of the cavern. As always, this will then reveal a shrine to Link, this being the Shae Katha Shrine.
Should you need any help with any other areas of Breath of the Wild, be sure to consult our various guides on other areas of the game, such as how to find the location of every memory in the Captured Memories quest, or how to defeat every type of Lynel in the game.
Now that you know how to find and take on all three dragons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you should have no trouble unlocking all three shrines linked to the dragons, and reaping the rewards within.
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