Breath of the Wild: How to Get the Paraglider

Breath of the Wild: How to Get the Paraglider

This is how you can get the Paraglider in Zelda Breath of the Wild, through finding the Old Man.

A fairly mysterious character is going to approach Link in the opening minutes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and he'll task you with obtaining four Spirit Orbs. In this guide, we'll be walking you through how to get the Paraglider in Breath of the Wild, so you can give Link a much needed helping hand.

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How to Get the Paraglider in Breath of the Wild

To get the paraglider in Breath of the Wild, you'll need to talk to the Old Man. The Old Man promises Link a paraglider in exchange for four Spirit Orbs, found by beating the Magnesis Trial in the Oman Au Shrine, the Bomb Trial in the Ja Baij Shrine, the Cryonis Trial in the Keh Namut Shrine, and the Stasis Trial in the Owa Daim Shrine.

How to Find the Old Man at the Point That the Four Shrines Intersect

On completion of the four trials the Old Man appears and tells Link that he'll get his reward and give him more information if he can find him. He disappears saying that he can be found at the point centred by the four Shrines. Draw an imaginary line between Owa Daim and Oman Au, and a line between Ja Baij and Keh Namut, a point is centred on The Temple of Time. Head here and pray at the statue at the far end of the great hall. You'll be given a choice of reward: a Heart Container or a Stamina Vessel. At this point in the game the enemies you've faced aren't overly challenging, so an extra Heart Container would be for what comes later and wouldn't give the immediate benefit of improved stamina.

Climb this ladder to reach the old man

After selecting your prize in exchange for four Spirit Orbs you'll hear the Old Man shout. He's on the roof of the dilapidated Temple and asks you to make your way up. Face back down the main hall and head out to the right. Immediately outside is a large ladder that leads to the roof of the building. Climb up and walk left, following the edge of the building all the way round until you reach the far most point. Walk up the roof and to your left you'll see the Old Man.

Once the King has told his tale, he awards you the paraglider, as promised - which can be used to cross the edge of the Great Plateau. A treasure chest in the room houses a Soldier's Bow, which is significantly more powerful than others found up to this point.

Surprise! The Old Man is someone very important

How to Use the Paraglider

Don't miss out on leaping from the tower and using your paraglider immediately. Just jump off with B and press B again. There's no need to climb down from the top of the Temple. Remember that you can use the paraglider from any high point, but be aware that if your stamina runs out Link will fall! It's nice to jump from a high point and just take in the view.

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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