As players explore the world of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, they will come across Zonai Device Dispensers — a machine that provides Zonai Devices in exchange for Zonai Charges. These machines are helpful for the player as it provides them with a constant way to build forms of transportation. The Steering Stick is arguably the best Zonai Device in the game, allowing players to control their ship, boat, car, or whatever the player has made. Here is where you can get Steering Sticks in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
Where to Find Steering Sticks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Steering Sticks gives the player complete control over anything they make in the game. To add more mobility to your transportation builds, follow the steps we have laid out for you below. Here is how you get the Steering Stick in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Players can acquire the Steering Stick from a Zonai Device Dispenser in the North Hyrule Sky Archipelago region. This device dispenser is on a floating island in the sky, and getting there is pretty tricky. So first, you will need to reach this island by heading to the Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower — the northernmost Skyview Tower. Use the image below for a reference point.
Once at the Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower, use it to launch into the air and head toward the mark shown in the image below. It would be best for you to open your map in the air and add a marker — making it easier to know exactly where to go.
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You will know you’re getting close when you see a floating island that looks like a plus sign.
Land on this island, and there will be a Zonai Device Dispenser with various devices — including the Steering Stick. To activate the Dispenser, head into your inventory, make Link hold as many Zonai Charges as you can, and insert them into the Zonai Device Dispenser.
If you aren’t familiar with Zonai Device Dispensers, here is what they look like.
Make sure you activate the Shrine that is located on the same island, so you can always fast-travel back here when you need more Steering Sticks!
How to Get Steering Sticks Early in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)
Attack of the Fanboy’s contributing writer, Matthew Kevin Mitchell, found a strategy that allows you to get Steering Sticks as soon as you finish the Great Sky Island tutorial zone. Mitchell’s strategy has been laid out below.
First, you must activate the Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower at coordinates 2854, -2953, 1211.
The best strategy he found is to wait for the rain to go away so you can destroy the thorns using a fire arrow, creating a clear path to the tower.
Next, use the Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower to travel to the Kumamayn Shrine
Once here, activate the Zonai Device Dispenser with your Zonai Charges to obtain Steering Sticks.
Mitchell also recommends activating the Kumamayn Shrine so you can quickly teleport back whenever you need more Steering Sticks. He also laid out a strategy that doesn’t require you to defeat the construct to activate the shine. Instead, you can follow the steps he laid out below.
Use your Ultrahand ability to grab the block from within the Flux Construct’s body
Then, grab the Crystal from the Flux Construct III’s body.
Once you have it, take it back across the bridge to the spring device. Put the Crystal and yourself on the spring, then attack it to be sent to the island with the Kumamayn Shrine.
Carry the Crystal over to the shrine to activate it.
Steering Stick Location on the Ground Floor
If you don’t want to go to the sky dispensers — I have recently found one on the ground floor near Tarrey Town. West of Tarrey Town and Southeast of Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower, you will find a Device Dispenser offering a Steering Stick, along with other Zonai devices perfect to create a vehicle — such as a fan and wheels. Below you will find an image of the exact location of the Device Dispenser for your Steering Sticks.
Going to this Device Dispenser will give you the small wheels you need to create a motorcycle — so check out our guide on making one!
- This article was updated on May 26th, 2023