Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom – Karahatag Shrine Puzzle Guide

Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom – Karahatag Shrine Puzzle Guide

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Karahatag Shrine Puzzle is fairly tricky. It requires you to make use of your Recall ability so you can light the braziers that keep moving. Here’s our guide to help you solve the Karahatag Shrine’s Drifting Flame Puzzle in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to solve the Karahatag Shrine’s Drifting Flame Puzzle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Karahatag Shrine is found in the southern portion of the Gerudo region. Due to the sweltering heat, quicksands, and deadly enemies, we advise making use of the Lightning Temple.

Assuming you’ve already cleared the dungeon, return to the Lightning Temple Puzzle area, and use the updraft to get up higher. From there, keep using Ascend, including on the ceiling at the altar/boss arena, so you can reach the top of the pyramid. You can then glide east, where you’ll see the Irasak Shrine nearby, and the Karahatag Shrine further in the distance.

Karahatag Shrine location

Puzzle #1

As for the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Drifting Flame Puzzle, you’ll start out by picking up the torch, then lighting it on the brazier. Use Ultrahand to grab and lift it so that it ignites the other brazier up top. This will open the door.

Puzzle #1 solution
Puzzle #1 solution

Puzzle #2

This is somewhat complex. Basically, there’s a large chamber with three upside down pillars. Stepping on those will cause the floor to get lowered. However, the pillars themselves will reveal the braziers that need to be lit. There’s also a candle nearby.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Pick up the candle and place it upright on any of the three white tiles on the floor.
  • Step on the plate to lower the floor.
  • As soon as you do this, cast Recall on the candle, which will lift it back to its original position. This will cause the candle to light the upside down brazier.
  • Do this for the other two braziers by placing the candle on the matching white tiles.
  • When you’re done, this will unlock the doorway, and you’ll be able to complete the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Karahatag Shrine Drifting Flame Puzzle.
Puzzle #2 solution
Puzzle #2 solution

Chest

Wait, what about the chest? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. In the same large chamber, hop off to the side of the floor switch area. You’ll notice a small nook. Open the chest here for a Mighty Construct Bow.

Chest location
Chest location

The Karahatag Shrine is just one of many puzzle areas in the game world. Don’t forget to take a look at our Shrine locations main guide for all the other challenges that you can tackle.

There are numerous mechanics and facets to learn in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For more information, you can visit our guides hub.

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