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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Sign of the Shadow

Seren Morgan-Roberts

A guide on how to complete the Sign of the Shadow shrine quest, found near Gerudo Tower. This shrine quest must be completed in order to unlock Sosa Kai Shrine.

(1 of 2) Trigger the Shrine Quest by talking to Kass atop Gerudo Tower

Trigger the Shrine Quest by talking to Kass atop Gerudo Tower (left), It seems we have to do something about the sun’s shadow to unlock a hidden Shrine (right)

How to Complete Sign of the Shadow

Near the Gerudo Tower is an odd circular, flat pedestal. It looks like it could be a key to a Shrine, and indeed it is, but you cannot access it until you complete this quest.

(1 of 2) This time, the song actually hides a Shrine

This time, the song actually hides a Shrine (left), Kass can be found all over Hyrule with various songs (right)

Once you have unlocked Gerudo Tower, you will find Kass playing the accordion at its top. Speak with him to hear an odd song. Kass will mention the song holding some sort of “secret” and this will kick off the Shrine Quest.

You can see in this image how the Tower’s shadow and the pedestal are almost aligned

The Tower’s shadow is the key to the puzzle. During certain times of day, the Tower will cast its long shadow over the land. When the shadow is overlapping with the circular structure is the right time to solve the puzzle. You will want to stand on the circular platform.

Around 3:00 PM in the afternoon or at night when the moon is directly overhead the tower, the platform will begin to glow. This is your cue to point your bow at the peak of the Tower and fire an arrow, which will unlock the Sasa Kai Shrine nearby in the sand. Any arrow will do, but a normal one is probably the best choices since they are cheap and easy to farm.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    27 June 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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