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 Naydra Dragon Farming.
Introduction to BOTW Dragons Naydra, Dinraal, and Farosh
First and foremost, who are these dragons? Well, the three dragons are called Naydra, Dinraal, and Farosh. 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 Farm Naydra Dragon Scales, Claws and Fangs in BOTW?
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 Naydra Dragon Farming comes into play.
Who is Naydra in BOTW?
“A spirit of ice taken the form of this giant dragon. Making its home in the Lanayru region, it’s said to have served the Spring of Wisdom since ancient times. An old saying goes, “The dragon ascends to the heavens as the sun begins to set,” but nobody has seen this in the current age. The ice that coats it body makes it dangerous to get near, but Naydra bears no ill will toward people.” – Hyrule Compendium
How to Farm Naydra Dragon Scales, Claws and Fangs in Breath of the Wild
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. Else…you’ll be…ice, ice, baby.
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.
Seriously though, how great does that dragon look?
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.
|Tunic Of The Wild
|Naydra’s Scale (x2)
|Barbarian Leg Wraps
|Shard of Naydra’s Horn
Breath of the Wild is part of The Legend of Zelda franchise. In BOTW, Link takes on a Hyrule that has been lost to Ganon. Link must reclaim his lost memories and rejoin Zelda to help return the land of Hyrule to peace once again. Breath of the Wild is available on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U.