The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one massive physics playground, with many of the shrines and puzzles requiring you to use these systems to your advantage. This is true of the Rasiwak Shrine, which contains the “Flotational Brilliance” puzzle, located on the North Akkala Beach in the northeastern region of Hyrule. Here’s how to solve this Shrine.
How to solve the Rasiwak Shrine Puzzle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
After entering the Shrine you will climb a set of stairs where you will find a pool of water with a hanging platform and a large yellow ball floating in the water. You need to cut the rope holding the rope holding the platform up, but make sure the yellow ball is underneath it. This will make the platform stay at the correct height so you can climb onto it and advance. The rope can be cut via an arrow or by using an ice item, like Ice Fruit, to create a frozen area in the water to ascend up to the platform to cut the rope with a melee weapon.
Next there is a small ramp platform that is stuck in water ahead of you. Bring the yellow floating ball to this area. Use Ultrahand to hold the platform in the air for a few seconds before dropping it, after which you should use Recall to have the platform stay in the air by itself for a few seconds. During this, move the yellow ball underneath the platform, which will keep the platform elevated high enough that you can reach the next section.
Head to the next section where you will find a large body of water, with a flat stone platform, a fan, and two yellow floating balls waiting for you. You need to assemble a floating boat using these tools, in order to cross the water with both yellow balls. Because of the way the balls float, they will likely end up on the top of your ship, not the bottom. This is also where you find the optional chest, hanging from a rope on the left side of the water. You want to use your ship to get underneath it and then shoot the rope to drop the chest onto your platform. If you shoot it with nothing underneath, it will sink, causing you to need to retrieve it with Ultrahand.
The reason you need to build a ship instead of just swimming across is that there is a massive button that opens the final door of the Shrine. You need to drop your creation onto that button in order to open the final door and complete the puzzle.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is filled with different puzzles and discoveries for you to find, so check out our Tears of the Kingdom Guides Hub for all of your Hyrule needs.
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