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 that.
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…
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. That’s why we’re here to help with this Dragon Farming Guide.
Before You Fight The Dragons…
…you need to make sure they’ll come. Again, one of them (Farosh) appears at Lake Hylia at the beginning of the game, but, the others aren’t that simple. What’s more, to truly maximize what you’re doing, you want them to come EVERY DAY, and that requires you to go on a mini-quest.
In Hyrule, there are three Goddess Shrines you need to find, one for each Goddess. The Shrine Of Power, The Shrine Of Wisdom, and the Shrine Of Courage. The links attached are good gifs that’ll help you better find them. You need to go to these Shrines and pray to them, once you do, the dragons will arrive at their designated locations every day, but, only at a specific time and location.
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.
Let’s break it down.
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. For the record, we’re talking real-time here, not game time. Keep that in mind.
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’sbody 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.
Naydra (who looks freaking awesome, can we admit that?) you can find around Mt. Lanayru, but only at 5 AM, so be ready to go hunting right around them.
Look for it to arrive on the west side of the mountain, it’ll movie towards the East Gate, so be ready to strike quick. Just like Dinraal, you’ll have the chance to use updates to try and get close to her. Just be careful, she has ice abilities, and she won’t be afraid to use them. Time your shots, and you’ll get the part you want.
Seriously though, how great does that dragon look?
Interestingly enough, Farosh is the easiest of the dragons to farm. This is likely because of the fact that Lake Hylia has plenty of vantage points for you to take advantage of it.
In fact, depending on when you try and take on Farosh (early in the morning, 5am, or late at night), it’ll spring from Riola Spring (in the morning) or Gerudo Summit (at night). We suggest using the Riola Spring arrival, as there are numerous highspots there where you’ll just have to wait for her to arrive and then strike her to get the item.
Farosh uses massive electric energy spheres to attack (fire, ice, lightning, get it?), so we recommend having the Thunder Helm handy.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat
The best thing about this Dragon Farming Guide is that it’s useable every day (real-time). The dragons will appear every day once you free them from their curse from Ganon. So, find them, free them, then come back every day to get their various parts. Pretty soon, you’ll have the armor you want, the potions you want, the scales you need to complete quests, and more.
Happy dragon farming!