If you’ve stumbled on Runakit Shrine in Hyrule Ridge while exploring the vast lands in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you may be wondering how to solve some of its tricky puzzles. You’ll have to make good use of your Ultrahand ability in this shrine, so let’s take a look at how to complete it.
How to solve the Runakit Shrine Puzzle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
In the first room of Runakit Shrine, walk straight ahead and paraglide over to the platform with two high-reaching ladders. Climb either ladder, then note the giant ball at the top.
The goal of this shrine is to get that ball to the hole by the gate to the reward room, but you’ll have to work hard to make that happen. So first up, pick the ball up with your Ultrahand and set it on the track, then let it go so that it rolls to the next platform. Follow it there using your paraglider.
On the other side, you’ll find the next track is too wide for the ball, so you’ll need to get creative. Attach the two nearby pillars–one on each side–so that the ball is able to slide down the track using the pillars.
To reach the ladder leading to the chest ahead, simply pick up one of the double-sided plates and lay it with the angle dead center on the track. This will, oddly enough, cause it to very slowly move in the direction of the ladder. Hop on and enjoy the ride. Alternatively, you could combine various plates to create a bridge, but that may take even longer.
For the final puzzle, you’ll need to design a contraption that can carry the ball over to the other side of the massive chasm before you. There are multiple designs that can achieve this, but we’re going to use a box of sorts with a hook. Start by taking two double-sided plates and two standard plates and creating a nice closed-in floor. Afterward, attach the ball to the inside of the box.
Now, grab one of the pillars from before and place it vertically atop the ball. Attach a final double-sided plate to one side of the top of the pillar to create a makeshift hook.
You can now slide the contraption back to the beginning of the shrine. Pick the ball up, place it in the hole here, and claim your prize.
We have many more guides in our Tears of the Kingdom guides hub, including a map of all Shrine locations and more individual Shrine puzzle guides.
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