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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Dinraal, Farosh, and Naydra's Flight Path in Tears of The Kingdom

Jessica Dillon

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom, there are still dragons flying through the sky. This won’t attack you unless you go tromping on their back and can be used for resource harvesting. The dragons are tricky to find as they follow a timed route. The guide below goes over where to find "Dinraal" iconDinraal, "Farosh" iconFarosh, the "Light Dragon" iconLight Dragon, and "Naydra" iconNaydra in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom.

Finding !Farosh above Lake Hylia.

Where to Find the Dragons

There are four dragons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom and finding them is a lot tougher than it looks. This is due to the fact that the dragons have a timed flight pattern. This doesn’t go by Hyrule’s day/night cycle though, instead, they are on a timer of around 15 to 16 minutes where they circle through a fixed area. The dragon will emerge from one Chasm that leads to The Depths, and then dive down into another one on the other side of the route. This means that half of the path that the dragons follow is in The Depths, although finding them once they go down can be pretty tough. The chart below shows what regions they fly through and what items they drop.

You can only knock off one Scale or Claw per dragon per in-game day. If you need another one, find a bed and sleep to the next day. Your best chance to catch a dragoon is to wait at the chasm where it exits.

Dinraal’s Flight Path

Dinraal flies from East Akkala, where it emerges from the East Akkala Plain Chasm all the way around to the Great Hyrule Forest. Its rotation takes around 16 minutes and follows the outer edge of the Akkala, Eldin, and !Great Hyrule Forest regions. The easiest spots to get on the dragon are at its exit point in East Akkala, and by jumping down from the Lomei Labyrinth Sky Island. You also may be able to get the dragon right as it goes into the Drenan Highlands Chasm, but it’s harder to harvest items in The Depths.

Once you do find Dinraal use caution as the area around them is hot. You will need to use heat resistant armor to successfully harvest items.

Dinraal flies from the East Akkala Plain Chasm to the Drenan Highlands Chasm.

Farosh’s Flight Path

Farosh’s flight pattern takes them out of the East Gerudo and into Faron across Lake Hylia. It seems to circle this route every 15 minutes. Farosh will travel this path before returning to The Depths by using the "Hills of Baumer Chasm" iconHills of Baumer Chasm. The easiest place to catch Farosh is at the exit point of East Gerudo Chasm, near the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower, or by catching it as it crosses Lake Hylia by using the Popla Foothills Skyview Tower to launch yourself onto the sky island above the lake.

Farosh is the lighting dragon, so you want to put on lighting-resistant armor and remove any metal weapons, bows, or shields from Link. This will keep lighting from striking you as you harvest dragon parts.

Farosh flies from the East Gerudo Chasm to the Hills of Baumer Chasm.

Naydra’s Flight Path

Naydra is an easy dragon to harvest as they emerge from The Depths right below the Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower at the Naydra Snowfield Chasm. This is the easiest place to catch Naydram, but you can also use Ebon Mountain to your advantage. Naydra seems to be on a 15-minute loop just like Farosh is.

The region around Naydra is always cold, so you will need to use dishes and armor to keep Link warm, just having the Archaic Trousers won’t be enough. Naydra itself is an ice dragon, so the area around it is cold as well.

Naydra flies from the Naydra Snowfield Chasm to the East Hill Chasm.

Light Dragon Flight Pattern

The Light Dragon is a bit different from the other three dragons and is new to Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom. The dragon circles the surface of Hyrule, never going in or out of The Depths. Due to this, the dragon is always able to be seen from the surface of Hyrule, and can be harvested easier than the other three.

Unlike the other dragons, the Light Dragon’s path takes an extremely long time since it goes all over Hyrule. We timed it at around 2 hours. This equates to around 5 in-game days. If you ride the dragon for the entire path (not recommended unless you’re very bored), you can farm its materials up to 5 times!

Another thing to note: the Light Dragon travels near all of the "Dragon's Tears" iconDragon’s Tears. So if you know where the tears are, you can try spotting the dragon from there. On the flip side, if you’re unsure where a Dragon’s Tear is, you could ride on top of the dragon and scout out the tears from high up.

Finally, depending on your story progress, it can be trivial to find the Light Dragon. If you set the main story quest "Recovering the Hero's Sword" iconRecovering the Hero’s Sword as the active quest, the destination marker will point straight towards the Light Dragon. If you haven’t unlocked this quest yet or already completed it, this won’t be possible, of course.

The !Light Dragon circles around Hyrule, but never goes into The Depths.

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    12 May 2023
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Embark on a quest to find the missing princess, uncover the truth behind a cataclysm, and explore Hyrule’s landscapes and floating islands. This guide for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, includes:

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