The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide – What is the Best Divine Beast Order

by Kyle Hanson

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild changes almost everything you’ve come to expect from the series. This extends from the basic principles of gameplay all the way to the dungeons, which have been an important staple for the series since the first game hit the NES. The biggest shift from more recent titles is the fact that you can take on the four main dungeons in any order that you want. This presents you with a lot of choices, so we’re here to help. Here’s our recommendation for what is the best Divine Beast order in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This recommendation comes after completing all four Divine Beast dungeons. We’ll have walkthroughs up soon, so watch for them and we will be sure to link them here as well. An important point is that the order should be changed depending on your own circumstances and what you want from the game. For example, our first recommendation is based on the idea that you will want to be more capable, making the game a bit easier. If you want to keep the challenge high then you should make sure to turn off the special ability you receive at the end of the dungeon.

So, here’s our recommendation for what is the best Divine Beast order in Breath of the Wild.

Divine Beast Vah Ruta – Zora Dungeon

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Location: Eastmost Divine Beast

This is likely the easiest dungeon to complete for a number of reasons. First is that the puzzles aren’t too tough, with players only getting stuck on a couple of spots throughout the whole thing. It is also easily accessible from the starting area. If you follow the main quest line you should end up in the east, which puts you just south of Divine Beast Vah Ruta. You won’t have to cross any freezing or hot areas, so you won’t need any special potions or equipment either.

Finally the special reward for completing the Divine Beast Vah Ruta dungeon is extremely helpful throughout the rest of the game. What it does is essentially a super-powered fairy revive. Once your hearts hit zero you will be revived at full health with an additional five temporary hearts on top. It will take a long time to recharge, but it is vastly important in later boss battles and areas.

Divine Beast Vah Medoh – Ritu Dungeon

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Location: North-West Divine Beast

This one comes with a caveat. Divine Beast Vah Medoh is hard to get to, and you will need to be able to survive the cold. We laid out exactly how to do this in this guide, but you’ll need more than just a couple of hot peppers to make it to and through this Divine Beast. You’ll want to buy the Ritu clothin that is offered in the shop near the top of their village. This means you need a ton of rupees, over a thousand actually. So, make sure you have that, or can have it soon before deciding to take this one on. If you do have over a thousand rupees then you should definitely head to this Divine Beast, and here’s why.

Divine Beast Vah Medoh is almost easier than Vah Ruta. You should be able to get through this dungeon without any trouble, as long as you have figured out how the mechanics of the dungeons work, such as moving between orientations. And finally, the special ability you get for completing Divine Beast Vah Medoh is helpful for exploring the overworld more, and will be useful in a number of ways going forward.


Divine Beast Vah Rudania – Goron Dungeon

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Location: North-East Divine Beast

I would actually recommend waiting a while to take on this Divine Beast, mostly because it requires another thousand plus rupees in order to complete. You need plenty of Flame Guard potions or meals to get to the Goron city, and once there you need to purchase a set of armor once again. Still, this armor will be helpful for the next dungeon, so it makes sense to hit this one next anyway. Just try to grab all the jewels and valuable items you can, and do some side missions, then head to Death Mountain to take on Divine Beast Vah Rudania. The special ability gained by completing Divine Beast Vah Rudania is great too, giving you a big advantage in some of the upcoming boss battles.

Divine Beast Vah Naboris – Gerudo Dungeon

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Location: Westmost Divine Beast

Finally head to the desert and into Gerudo territory for the fourth and final Divine Beast dungeon, Vah Naboris. This is last simply due to the others being better suited to early game access. You’ll need to cross the desert, so have a horse and your Flame Guard gear ready for the trek. It is also one of the toughest dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s special ability is likely the worst as well, so getting it early isn’t all that helpful.

And that’s our favored order for taking on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s four Divine Beast dungeons. If you think we should mix up the order, or you found something better, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

- This article was updated on March 8th, 2018