The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is by and large one of the greatest games ever made. Its scale and scope is beyond what many games hope to be. The land of Hyrule has never been more fleshed out, more alive than it is here. This game literally has just about everything you could hope for in a grand adventure. And yes, that includes dragons, big ones even. Breath of the Wild has three dragons for you to go find, fight, and collect cool stuff from. In this Dragon Farming Guide, we’re going to help you do Dinraal Farming.

Introduction:

First and foremost, who are these dragons? Well, the three dragons are called Dinraal, Farosh, and Naydra. For those of you well versed in Zelda lore, these should sound familiar. These dragons were named after the legendary goddess of the land of Hyrule, Din, Nayru, and Farore. These dragons have been in Hyrule for a long time, long before Link was put to sleep after Ganon’s rebirth, and they’ve been roaming the lands ever since. But, because of Ganon, they’re cursed currently, so you have to go defeat them to free them from their curse. After that? Well…

All good with Dinraal Farming? Check out our Naydra Dragon Farming or Farosh Dragon Farming guides.

Why Find Them?

Well first of all…they’re dragons, why wouldn’t you want to find them? Now, true, one of them is easily seen, as it’s near the Bridge of Hylia where one of the memory fragments are, but the other two aren’t so easy. So, besides shock and awe factor, why go after them?

Well, these dragons, much like all other creatures in Breath of the WIld, have collectible items that can be garnered by fighting with them. Depending on how you use them, you can create items (mainly sets of armor), you can cook with them (which drastically increases how long your items work in the field) and if you’re desperate, you can sell them for a pretty penny. They are useful for a specific quest. But, just like real dragons (yes, you heard me), they’re a rare sight, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you won’t get anything.

Now, once you do encounter these dragons, you have one of four things you can collect, you can only collect one item per day. You can get a Dragon Scale, Dragon Claw, Dragon Horn, or Dragon Fang. This is where Dinraal Farming comes into play.

Dinraal:

Dinraal Dragon Farming

“A spirit of fire has taken the form of this giant dragon. Making its home in the Eldin region, it’s said to have served the Spring of Power since ancient times. An old saying goes, “The dragon ascends to the heavens as the sun begins to set,” but nobody has witnessed this in the current age. The flames that coat its body make it dangerous to get near, but Dinraal bears no ill will toward people.” – Hyrule Compendium

Time it right, and you’ll find Dinraal in the Eldin Great Skeleton in the Eldin Region. He spawns at 9:00 AM, 1 PM, or 11 PM.

Now, as he’s the Dragon Of Power, and lives in the Eldin Region, you can expect things to get pretty hot, like burning, searing, flames. Dinraal’s body emits a natural flame that can cover his body. Your best bet here is to get the Flamebreaker Armor Set. Make sure though it’s leveled up to Rank 2, which makes Link impervious to fire damage if he’s wearing it. However, direct contact with Dinraal will damage Link.

You’ll need to be careful, and cunning, and try and get an open shot. All three of the dragons create an updraft as they move, if you want a better shot, use it to rise up, then slow down time as you aim and fire.

If you hit any of the four areas listed above (scales encompass the entire body), a dragon part will fall off. What’s more, it glows! So you won’t be able to miss it.

Once you have your part, head to the nearest fire and start the day, then wash, rinse, and repeat.

As of publication, you’ll need Dinraal’s Claw (x2), Dinraal’s Scale (x2), Shard of Dinraal’s Fang (x2) and Shard of Dinraal’s Horn (x5) in total to upgrade all of your armor. If you need to know what other non-Dragon items you need to upgrade your armor, check out volv.org’s great Armor Sets guide.

Armor Name Armor Piece Level Parts Needed
Champion’s Tunic Head 4 Shard of Dinraal’s Horn (x2)

Armor Name Armor Piece Level Parts Needed
Barbarian Set Head 4 Shard of Dinraal’s Horn

Armor Name Armor Piece Level Parts Needed
Armor of the Wild Legs 1 Dinraal’s Scale
Armor of the Wild Legs 2 Dinraal’s Claw
Armor of the Wild Legs 3 Shard of Dinraal’s Fang
Armor of the Wild Legs 4 Dinraal’s Horn

Armor Name Armor Piece Level Parts Needed
Fierce Deity Set Head 1 Dinraal’s Scale
Fierce Deity Set Head 2 Dinraal’s Claw
Fierce Deity Set Head 3 Shard of Dinraal’s Fang
Fierce Deity Set Head 4 Dinraal’s Horn

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Dinraal Farming Guide! Need help with Naydra Dragon Farming or Farosh Dragon Farming? Check out our other guides.