There are three different Dragons that you can encounter in the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but all three can be tough to track down. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild Dragons guide, we'll be walking you through a complete list of all the Breath of the Wild Dragon locations around Hyrule, so you can track them all down easily.
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Breath of the Wild Dragon Locations
The three dragons in Breath of the Wild can be found at the following locations:
- Naydra - Mount Lanayru peak
- Farosh - Lake Hylia at 12AM
- Dinraal - area north of Eldin Mountain at 9AM
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.
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.
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.
Farming Dragon Parts
You'll need Dragon Scales, Horns and Claws to upgrade certain armor. To farm these parts, head to the locations detailed above. Bring wood to make campfires, so that you can wait until the correct time. You can only hit each dragon once per day, so once you've done so move onto another dragon in a cycle.