Breath of the Wild: How to Find the Lord of the Mountain in BOTW

Breath of the Wild: How to Find the Lord of the Mountain in BOTW

Here's our guide on how to find the Lord of the Mountain location in Breath of the Wild, and how to get the best horse.

The single best horse in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is called the Lord of the Mountain, and can be difficult to find. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild best horse guide, we'll be walking you through the location of the best horse in Hyrule, so you can track down the Lord of the Mountain as easily as possible.

Breath of the Wild Best Horse Location

To find your way to Satori Mountain (which some fans have speculated is named after the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata), either start at the Ridgeland Tower in the Hyrule Ridge region, or the Central Tower in the Hyrule Field region. From the former tower, it's a short journey south, and from the latter, it's a short journey west.

Once your Sheikah Sensor starts going off, you know Link is headed in the right direction, for the Mogg Latan shrine is located near the top of Satori Mountain, albeit with the tip of the mountain separating the two locations.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Lord of the Mountain Location

What you're looking for is a large tree with very light, pink leaves, which is next to a small pond. The Lord of Mountain will appear in this area, but while some claim that the stallion only appears at night, it has been known to appear during the day.

On top of this, the Lord of the Mountain won't just appear under any normal weather. A thick, murky blanket of mist must be covering the entire area in order for the creature to appear, and so if this isn't present, it's worth exiting the area and travelling in the next day using the Mogg Latan shrine as a quick route back onto Satori Mountain.

When the Lord of the Mountain does eventually decide to show up under these conditions, you should have Link equip his best stealth armor possible, such as the Sheikah armor set that can be purchased in Kakariko Village. On top of this, any potions that boost Link's stealth qualities would also be a welcome addition.

As Link approaches the Lord of the Mountain and mounts the beast, he won't have an easy time bringing it under control. It can reportedly take up to two full stamina wheels before the stallion is under the control of Link, so you should definitely make sure you're prepared before attempting this. In addition, the Lord of the Mountain also can't be registered in any stables, meaning you'll have to leave the horse out in Hyrule, and then return to it later when you require its services.

We have a wealth of other guides on Breath of the Wild here at USgamer, such as articles on how to take down a Lynel, as well as a guide on how to find the best swords and bows scattered throughout Hyrule.

Now that you know exactly where to go to find the Lord of the Mountain, all that's left to do is to get your Link to bring the beast under his control.

If you're looking for more on Breath of the Wild, be sure to read Nadia's op-ed on why BOTW 2 needs to be as weird as Majora's Mask.. Elsewhere, there's Mike's original review of the game.

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Tom Orry

Audience Development Manager, Gamer Network

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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