This page will help you find all the Great Wirebugs and Jewel Lilies in the Sandy Plains.
What are Great Wirebugs/Jewel Lilies?
Great Wirebugs are bigger versions of wirebugs that can be used to create permanent shortcuts. To use them, you must find a suitable Jewel Lily spot, then place a Great Wirebug from your inventory. You can receive Great Wirebugs from Senior Hunter Hanenaga in Kamura Village. There are also a small number of Great Wirebugs that are already there on the map (usually in mid-air).
There are a total of 10 great wirebugs in the Sandy Plains, split equally between the surface and underground portions of the map. The ones on the surface aren’t super useful, except for the ones near the main camp. Meanwhile, the underground ones help you return to the surface quickly, if you fell down or something.
Main Camp/Area 2
The first jewel lily is located at the end of the tunnel near the main camp. When you first arrive at the Sandy Plains, turn left and you should see it. Using a great wirebug here will propel you north-west to the highlands west from the Area 2 battleground.
In the middle of your flight, you’ll pass by an already-active great wirebug suspended in the air. Press (or spam) when you’re near the great wirebug to launch yourself north towards the center of the highlands at the intersection point of areas 2 and 7.
In the center of the highlands between areas 2 and 7, on the top level of a ruined tower. It’s right next to Sub-Camp 1. If you used the previous great wirebug suspended in the air, you’ll land next to it. Otherwise, climb up with your wirebugs.
It’ll send you flying north into the gaping chasm in the middle of Area 11. If you don’t plan to travel underground, you can mid-air roll with to land outside the chasm.
In the south-west corner of the underground part of Area 11. If you used the previous wirebug (and didn’t course-correct at the end), you’ll land not too far from this jewel lily. Using a great wirebug here will return you to the surface, a short distance east from the road connecting areas 7 and 10.
There are two jewel lilies here, both located underground. One of them is near the south-west corner of the middle level. Using it will take you back to the surface, atop the highlands on the south-east side of Area 10.
Another one can be found near the north-east corner of the middle level. This one will also send you back above ground, towards the lowlands north-west from the Area 9 battleground.
This jewel lily is also underground. To reach it, drop down to the underground portion of Area 12. Once you’re there, climb up towards the east side and look for a small doorway halfway along the wall. Go inside to reach a tomb. Take a left and head for where the light is coming from above. Then wiredash up through the gap in the ceiling.
Using a great wirebug here will send you towards the lowlands north-west from the Area 9 battleground.
In the enclosed space surrounded by highlands where areas 5, 8 and 9 intersect. Right near Sub-Camp 2. If you’ve never been here, start from Area 8 and enter the road that leads to Area 9. Then look for a gap on the right. Using a great wirebug here will launch you a short distance west to the highlands overlooking the Area 8 battleground.
There’s another jewel lily nearby, underground. After using the previous great wirebug, walk over to the south-east corner of the highlands (otherwise, you can just climb up). There’s a big hole in the ground with sand streaming down. Jump on in. After landing, climb up the raised ground to the west and it’s right there. This one will send you above ground again, a few steps east from the big hole.
The last jewel lily is near a vine-covered wall towards the north-east side of the lower ground between areas 1 and 4. From the main camp, you can travel north-east and then drop down after passing the Area 1 battleground. This one will launch you a short distance north-east, to the top of a small highland region adjacent to a path leading to Area 5.