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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How to Use Zonai Wing Devices in Tears of the Kingdom

Nathan Garvin

After completing the Gutabac Shrine (the third shrine on Great Sky Island) you’ll come across another Zonai device - the wings. These bird-shaped glide boards allow you to sail across the sky - useful for when sticking to the ground won’t get you where you want or will take a significant amount of time or effort. This page will discuss where to find and how to use Zonai wing devices in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

(1 of 2) Use Ultrahand to position wing devices for launch,

Use Ultrahand to position wing devices for launch, (left), just be sure you’re in position to jump onto the wing - gravity won’t wait for you. (right)

How to Use Zonai Wing Devices

Zonai wing devices are initially found in set locations throughout the game, notable for the guide trenches on the grounds of sloped launch ramps. As completely unpowered gliders, wings typically need some assistance getting airborne, whether that’s gravity on a specially built ramp or some other contrivance. In the former case, use the "Ultrahand" iconUltrahand ability to move and reposition the wing so they’re lined up on the launch trench and facing down the ramp and quickly jump on them (you should position yourself in front - downhill of - the wing so they don’t take off without you!).

Getting on the wing is simple enough, but once you’re on them you’ll suddenly find yourself in the precarious position of being high up in the air on what is essentially just an unpowered glider. At some point this ride will end, and you’ll want to ensure you’re in the right place and low enough to the ground. First thing to note is that wings have a finite lifespan - after sailing on one for a while, it’ll start to flash green, increasing in frequency as the wing nears its finite duration, after which the wing will dissolve and leave the matter of your continued existence to gravity and your own ingenuity. If you have the "Paraglider" iconParaglider, you’re probably fine, as you can use that as a secondary glider option to reach the ground, but if you don’t you’ll need to be either over water or close to the ground if you expect to survive your reunion with solid matter. Wing devices, then, aren’t flawless means of conveyance, but unlike the Paraglider it doesn’t consume stamina to guide one about (the Paraglider doesn’t consume stamina when you dive, but it does if you’re actually trying to cover any ground horizontally), so you may find yourself needing a wing device even after you have the Paraglider.

(1 of 3) Stand on the center to keep the wing stable and prolong its use.

How to Steer the Zonai Wing Device in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

There is no engine, nothing providing thrust and no steering apparatus. Instead, Link’s bodyweight will do the steering on the Zonai wing. If you want to pitch down toward the ground (albeit at a fairly shallow angle), walk to the nose of the glider. If you want to turn, walk over to the wing in the direction you wish to turn. You can combine these to make wider turns or shallower dives - the closer you are to the center of the wing, the weaker the effect of your bodyweight. If you stay near the center of the wing, the device will also last longer before vanishing, so if your aim is to cover ground horizontally, keep the turns and dives to a minimum. As a glider, the wing may pitch and dive a bit on its own, but outside of user error (read: ramming the wing into a cliff) it shouldn’t crash no matter where you’re standing.

Where to Get Wing Zonai Capsules

Below, you’ll find a list of Zonai device dispensers where you could obtain some Wing devices. Each dispenser is unique and contains different devices, so you’ll need to go to specific ones if you want to obtain certain Zonai devices. You can also find zonai device capsules in chests.

Device Dispenser Map Location
North Necluda Sky Archipelago Map Marker
Wellspring Island Map Marker
West of Wellspring Island Map Marker
East Hebra Sky Archipelago Map Marker
Tabantha Sky Archipelago Map Marker
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    12 May 2023
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    30 August 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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