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Stopping the Divine Beast Vah Ruta

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a walkthrough on how to take down the Divine Beast Vah Ruta in Zora’s Domain.

How to Calm the Divine Beast Vah Ruta

Once you’ve reached East Reservoir Lake, you’ll need to speak to Prince Sidon and prepare to take down the Divine Beast Vah Ruta!

You will be riding on Prince Sidon’s back, and once he gets close to the waterfalls spouting from Vah Ruta’s sides, you can climb up them and then fire an arrow at the weak points all along its body.

(1 of 2) Use Cryonis to shatter the ice blocks before they hit you

Use Cryonis to shatter the ice blocks before they hit you (left), Each time you shoot a weak point, Vah Ruta will create more and more ice blocks. (right)

Vah Ruta will fight back, however, in the form of ice blocks that it will throw at you. Activate Cryonis during these sequences and break the blocks as soon as they are within range. Throughout the fight, Vah Ruta will throw both regular blocks at you, and spiked blocks, which will land in the water and track you.

(1 of 2) These pink spots are what you are aiming for. Scope them out with your camera so that you can aim quickly.

These pink spots are what you are aiming for. Scope them out with your camera so that you can aim quickly. (left), Ride up the spouts from Vah Ruta’s back (right)

After all of the ice blocks are broken (or they hit you, dealing a small amount of damage), Prince Sidon will approach the waterfalls. He will cycle between two of them and each time he gets close to one, the prompt to climb the waterfall will appear for a brief moment in time. Press [A] the moment you can and then while in the air, shoot the glowing pink spots you see on Vah Ruta’s body by pressing the ZR shoulder button.

Be sure to press [A] once you land back in the water to Hold on to Prince Sidon’s back so that you do not drown.

You will be repeating this process six times to hit all six weak spots. Once you have finished, Vah Ruta will calm down and open up its entrance. The skies will also clear. Prince Sidon will thank you, and then he will carry you up to the entrance point for Divine Beast Vah Ruta.

Now comes the hard part: Going into the belly of the beast and wringing it back from Ganon’s control.

(1 of 2) Once you have completed Vah Ruta, you won’t be able to return. But for now, you can fast travel to here any time

Once you have completed Vah Ruta, you won’t be able to return. But for now, you can fast travel to here any time (left), Once you enter the Divine Beast, this will be your first goal so that you do not get lost. (right)

You will automatically place the Sheikah Slate in the pedestal, and this will activate Vah Ruta as a fast travel point during the time you work on completing it. Mipha’s voice will speak with you and welcome you to the Divine Beast. She will tell you that your first goal should be to get to the Guidance Stone, which will give you a map of Vah Ruta.

At this point in the game, feel free to go ahead and pack up some food and gear, especially if the Lynel fight emptied your bag.

Once you are ready, go ahead and enter.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    25 September 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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You wake up in the mysterious Shrine of Resurrection and see a Hyrule you no longer recognize. All you have by your side is the equally mysterious Sheikah Slate and the voice of a stranger to guide you. Take up the mantle of the chosen hero Link and journey throughout the most expansive, open iteration of Hyrule yet in your quest to destroy the monstrous Calamity Ganon and recover your memories of what happened 100 years ago.

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