How to find the Light Dragon in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023)

The Light Dragon in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is possibly the most special of its kind. There are multiple dragons located around the map, but while most navigate through specific regions, this one constantly circles the entirety of Hyrule’s skies.

Alongside having some useful materials if you manage to get close to it, the Light Dragon is perhaps the most important, as this is where you will find the Master Sword, Link’s iconic weapon. This guide explains where to find the Light Dragon in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, so you can get your hands on one of the best weapons in the game, while also progressing through the main story.

Light Dragon path and location

There are multiple ways of finding the Light Dragon. If you’ve been focusing on the main story, you can pinpoint the Master Sword’s location by finding all 12 Dragon Tear memory locations. That method requires a lot of legwork, but thankfully, there are other, less time-consuming ways.

One is to get through the Lost Woods and reach the Korok Forest. Once there, you need to help the Deku Tree by defeating Gloom Hands and Phantom Ganon. Emerge victorious, and after talking with the Deku Tree, you’ll have access to the “Recovering the Hero’s Sword” main quest.

(Video) Where to find the Light Dragon Location in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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This is the quest for the Master Sword, and thankfully, the Deku Tree will mark the location of the Light Dragon on your map. As long as you select the quest in your Adventure Log, you’ll see where the dragon is at all times, which is of great help.

Keep in mind that once you’ve recovered the Master Sword and the quest is complete, the marker will dissipate. If you want to be able to easily locate the Light Dragon to farm materials from it (more on this later), you might want to hold off on getting Link’s emblem weapon.

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The other way is, plain and simple, to stumble upon the dragon as you’re roaming around the map. The Light Dragon flies a circumferential route around Hyrule; you don’t need to have the related quest in order to find it. The Light Dragon’s flight circuit takes it through areas including Zora’s Domain, Hateno Village, Goronbi Lake, Lindor’s Brow, and the Thyphlo Ruins.

Our map above shows an estimated route based on findings from a few community sources, but we have not been able to confirm the exact route independently. Polygon has reached out to Nintendo for comment.

(Video) Where To Find The Light Dragon In Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom For Claws, Fang, Horn

That said, it’s recommended you complete the Korok Forest quest, as this will mean the Light Dragon will fly lower to the ground. As such, you’ll be able to get to it just by using a nearby Skyview Tower to lift Link up to the sky. Until you complete the quest, there’s a chance that the dragon will be flying at the same height as the Sky Islands, for example, which will make the task significantly harder.

How to jump on the Light Dragon

Unlike in Breath of the Wild, Link is able to ride on the back of dragons in Tears of the Kingdom. This is done simply by landing on their bodies, from where you can easily move on top of them. (For dragons that have a specific element, you’ll be wise to have the proper elemental resistance. You do not need any such resistance for the Light Dragon.)

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If you spot the dragon out in the wild, either by chance or because you have the quest marker active, I recommend fast traveling to the nearest Skyview Tower. Taking this travel shortcut won’t affect the dragon’s position, resulting in a great method to get closer. Then, activate the tower to lift Link up to the air, and paraglide toward the Light Dragon.

As said, if you want to make the process even easier, then make sure you clear out the Deku Forest first. This will see the dragon fly closer to the surface, and thus be more accessible from the height of a tower.

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In the case that any nearby towers are quite far from the dragon you’re attempting to reach, you can always attempt to get to a Sky Island. If you happen to see any sky rocks falling to the ground, use your Recall ability and hop on them to gain altitude. Then, you can jump off the island and bust out your paraglider to get close to the dragon.

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The dragon’s movement is quite slow, but if at any point you fall off from its back, quickly opening your paraglider will lift you upwards again, as there are wind currents surrounding the dragon’s body.

Once you’ve made it to the Light Dragon’s back, the next step is to get the Master Sword from it. For a step-by-step breakdown of how to do this, head over to our dedicated Master Sword page.

Light Dragon materials list and best farming method

Akin to the rest of the dragons in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you can farm dragon materials from the Light Dragon. What you get will depend on which part of its body you attack with either a melee or ranged weapon. When using Light Dragon materials for Fuse combinations, the material will imbue the Fused weapon with a healing effect and will restore a quarter of a heart per hit.

(Video) How To Farm LIGHT DRAGON Parts In Tears of the Kingdom

At a glance, here are the materials you can get from the Light Dragon:

  • Shard of Light Dragon’s Spike: Picked up from the dragon’s back, near its spikes. There are around eight of them at a time. This material has a 12 Fuse attack power.
  • Light Dragon’s Scale: Obtained from hitting the dragon anywhere on its body — except its mouth, feet, or horns — with either a melee or a ranged weapon. This material has a 12 Fuse attack power.
  • Shard of Light Dragon’s Fang: Obtained by hitting the dragon’s mouth. This material has a 16 Fuse attack power.
  • Light Dragon’s Talon: Obtained by hitting any of the dragon’s feet. This material has a 14 Fuse attack power.
  • Light Dragon’s Horn: Obtained by hitting the dragon’s horns with either a melee or a ranged weapon. This material has a 20 Fuse attack power.
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As with other dragons, you can only get one material from the Light Dragon at a time. After you do, the glow around its body will disappear. It takes 10 minutes for materials to drop again. After that time passes, the glow will return to its body, indicating that you can grab a new one again. Bear in mind that pausing the game in any form will also stop this hidden timer.

Grabbing a Shard of Light Dragon’s Spike, Light Dragon’s Scale, or Light Dragon’s Horn is quite simple. You only need to stay on top of the dragon, and either grab the item (in case of the shard of spike) or attack the corresponding body part with a melee weapon.

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For the Shard of Light Dragon’s Fang, you’ll need to aim at its mouth. I recommend moving towards his head, dropping into the air, and immediately aiming with your bow so you can slow down time. Then, aim at the dragon’s mouth, and the item will drop. It will stay in place for a few seconds — if you don’t pick it up on the spot, it will simply fall to the ground. You can then skydive and pick it up in the air, or grab it once it hits the ground. (The Glider Armor set can be of help here.)

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A similar method applies to obtain the Light Dragon’s Talon. You can drop off from the back of the dragon and use your paraglider to stay afloat, as the dragon has wind currents around it at all times to help. I recommend attacking the legs from the front, and getting as close as possible, as there’s a chance for the arrow to hit the body instead. It’s by far the most tricky body part to farm, but it’s only a matter of practice.

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In terms of the best farming method, you can just stay on top of the dragon and leave the game idle for 10 minutes. The only dangers of doing so are that you might be attacked by an Aerocuda, or go through an electric storm, which can leave Link vulnerable to lightning if he has any metal weapons, shields, or bows on him.

The alternative is to note the Light Dragon’s location on your map, and go somewhere else. After the 10 minutes have passed, head over to the nearest Skyview Tower and jump on it again. Rinse and repeat. As mentioned, the dragon’s movement is fairly slow, which should hopefully make it easier. But if you can, let Link rest for a while on top of the creature, and you’ll be getting six materials an hour or so.


Where is the Light Dragon in Tears of the Kingdom? ›

The Light Dragon, however, can always be found on the surface. Unlike in Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom dragon locations aren't tied to times of day. Instead, the dragons continuously circle their route. So if you don't see a dragon on the surface, it's because they're probably in the Depths.

What is the easiest way to find the Light Dragon? ›

The easiest way to reach the Light Dragon is to fly with the Glider from the Sky Tower. As mentioned earlier, the best Sky Tower for this is Necluda Sky Tower. Of course, this is only the case if your Hero Sword quest is not active and you don't know where the Light Dragon is.

Is the Light Dragon always on the map? ›

As long as you select the quest in your Adventure Log, you'll see where the dragon is at all times, which is of great help. Keep in mind that once you've recovered the Master Sword and the quest is complete, the marker will dissipate.

Where is the best place to wait for the Light Dragon? ›

Travel to each Sky Tower and look to the sky for the Light Dragon. If the Light Dragon can't be seen go to another Sky Tower and try again. Once you've spotted the Light Dragon, use a nearby Sky Tower to fly up and glide over to it.

Can you find the Light Dragon after Master Sword? ›

Since the Light Dragon's position can instantly be found on the map while the Master Sword quest is still active, it makes farming the dragon for various parts incredibly easy. Instead of having to hunt down its position like the other dragons, the Light Dragon's location is always known.

Does the Light Dragon disappear? ›

The Tears of the Kingdom Light Dragon doesn't disappear once you've pulled out the Master Sword. Instead, it begins wandering all of Greater Hyrule's skies at a slightly lower altitude and can even dive into the Depths from time to time.

Where can I find a lightning dragon? ›

The Ancient Dragons' Lightning Strike can be obtained by giving the Ancient Dragon Prayerbook - which can be found near the Crumbling Beast Grave Depths site of grace in Crumbling Farum Azula in the middle of the building - to any incantation teacher in the Lands Between, either Brother Corhyn or Miriel.

How rare is the Aurora dragon? ›

Very Rare

How do you get on Light Dragon early? ›

With hopefully upgraded Stamina to make sure players can stay on the Light Dragon for longer, using a Skyview Tower to launch Link into the sky gives players a chance to land on the beast.

How long does it take for the Light Dragon to go around the map? ›

It takes the Light Dragon around 2 hours to complete a full loop. It's worth keeping in mind that in some areas the Light Dragon flies you may need some environmental protection from the elements - either in the form of armor or meals.

Does the Light Dragon go into the depths? ›

The Light Dragon is the special case, as she is the only dragon that does not go into the Depths at all. Instead, she flies around Hyrule in a circle with lots of extra curves. Her journey takes around two hours to complete.

Which How to Train Your Dragon is the Light Fury in? ›

Toothless comes face-to-face with the elusive Light Fury for the first time in "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." It's dragon love.

How do you get the firefly dragon? ›

The Firefly Dragon can be bred by using any two dragons which contain the Lightning and Fire elements, at any Breeding Cave.

How do you get the Aurora Dragon? ›

The Aurora Dragon can be bred using any two dragons, containing at least four different elements in total, at any Breeding Cave.

Is Zelda a dragon forever? ›

This is a fairly ceremonial boss fight, and at the conclusion, Zelda will magically turn back into a Hylian (due to her link to the Zonai), reunited with Link at last. So no, she does not stay a dragon forever if you do your job!

Does the Master Sword break in Tears of the Kingdom? ›

For players worried about if the Master Sword can break like any other weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, there is good news. The Master Sword cannot break due to its unique nature. Of course, that doesn't mean that players can use it all the time.

Can you miss the Master Sword? ›

Unlike previous Zelda titles, you can go the whole game without even encountering the Master Sword. The Master Sword isn't necessarily required to defeat Calamity Ganon, though it is helpful.

Can the Master Sword be upgraded in Tears of the Kingdom? ›

Can You Upgrade The Master Sword In Tears Of The Kingdom? What is this? Contrary to what some players may anticipate based on the game's predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and its DLC, The Trial of the Sword, at present, there are no direct upgrade paths for the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

How many dragons are in Tears of the Kingdom? ›

In Tears of the Kingdom, there are Four Dragons: Dinraal, Farosh, Naydra, and the nameless Light Dragon. The first three represent fire, lightning, and ice, respectively, with the materials gained from tracking them down providing elemental power accordingly.

Who kills the last dragon? ›

Western. The motif of Saint George as a knight on horseback slaying the dragon first appears in western art in the second half of the 13th century. The tradition of the saint's arms being shown as the red-on-white St. George's Cross develops in the 14th century.

Does killing the sleeping dragon ruin any quests? ›

Elden Ring players are divided if you should kill the Sleeping Dragon, but from everything players have been able to uncover, it does not cut out any quest lines, and will not have a negative effect on the game as a whole.

How do you get Zeus dragon? ›

The Zeus Dragon is a limited-time Card-Segment Dragon which is obtained if its required 120 matching Dragon Pieces are collected from various events, apart from Clan Events, or from recurring promotional Card Packs.

Where do Stage 5 lightning dragons spawn? ›

Lightning dragons can spawn in Jungle, Savanna, and Badlands biomes. Younger dragons are found on small roosts on the surface (Stages 1-3), whereas older ones (Stage 4 and rarely Stage 5) lurk in caverns beneath the ground.

Where can I find a magma dragon? ›

Kuldath the Magma Dragon appears in Rotations 1 and 2 in the Doom Tower.

What is the rarest dragon ever? ›

Curatoria Draconis, also known as the Dragon Protector, is on a mission to find the rarest dragon on Earth: the Chinese Celestial Dragon.

How rare are rainbow dragons? ›

Rainbow Dragon
Rarity:Extremely Rare
Form:Quadruped Lung
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What is the rarest type of dragon? ›

The rarest of the metallic dragon types, the platinum dragon is believed to also be the most powerful. The species is so rare that scholars only know of one in existence, Bahamut.

How do you breed a Light Dragon? ›

Breeding. The Light Dragon can be bred by: using any two dragons, in either order, containing only the Light element at any Breeding Cave. using any two dragons, in either order, containing only the Light and Dark elements at any Breeding Cave.

How do you breed a pure Light Dragon? ›

Breed the Mermaid (367)and Noble (1056) to get a pure dragon.

How many night light dragons are there? ›

How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming. The three known Night Lights —Dart, Pouncer, and Ruffrunner— feature prominently in this holiday short and are first seen when Toothless draws an image of Hiccup in the sands of the Hidden World.

Does Zelda become human again? ›

The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom true ending is, essentially, a post-credits scene. Basically, after defeating the final boss, you'll see the following: The final boss will explode. The spirits of Rauru and Sonia appear, and they'll return Zelda back to her human form.

Is Farosh the Light Dragon? ›

A spirit of lightning has taken the form of this giant dragon. Making its home in the Faron region, it's said to have served the Spring of Courage since ancient times. An old saying goes, "The dragon ascends to the heavens as the sun begins to set," but nobody has seen this in the current age.

Is there anything after How to Train Your Dragon the hidden world? ›

On October 13, 2021, DreamWorks announced DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms, set 1,300 years after The Hidden World. The six-episode series was released on Peacock and Hulu on December 23, 2021. The Nine Realms stars Jeremy Shada, and is executive produced by showrunner John Tellegen, Chuck Austen and Henry Gilroy.

What time does the dragon spawn in Zelda? ›

Dinraal spawns 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 11:00 PM from the Eastern sky and is best attacked from the southern cliffs above the skeleton.

What level is Rainbow dragon? ›

Rainbow Dragon
AvailableLevel 11
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Where does Farosh spawn in tears of the kingdom? ›

Farosh can be found emerging from the large East Gerudo Chasm on the southeast side of the Gerudo Desert, just south of the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower. The dragon will fly north and dip along the canyon, flying above it as it curves around the Skyview Tower and back down south, before cutting straight to the east.

What is Toothless's girlfriend's name? ›

Light Fury

She is Toothless's girlfriend/mate, as well as his main protection and transportation in the third film. Her white scales and one of her common fan-given names being Luna, might be a nod to the white female dragon, of the same name, from How to Fight a…

Who is faster Toothless or Light Fury? ›

The Light Fury moves as fast as Toothless and shares his ability to blend into the sky – even during daylight hours.

Is Light Fury stronger than Toothless? ›

Even when drugged by Grimmel, the Light Fury was able to keep ahead of Toothless and Hiccup. Light Furies can also presumably preform dive-bombing techniques, just like Night Furies.

How do you get the glimmering dragon? ›

The Glimmerwing Dragon can only be bred at the Cooperative Breeding Cave.

How do you get the ice dragon? ›

The Ice Dragon can be bred by using any two dragons, in either order, containing the Cold and Water elements at any Breeding Cave.

How do you get the Yeti dragon? ›

The Yeti Dragon can be bred by using a Kringle Dragon and a Krampus Dragon, in either order, at any Breeding Cave.

Who is the oldest Zelda? ›

The only known exception to this rule is the Zelda of Twilight Princess, who is a princess in name only. She actually runs the kingdom of Hyrule in that game, and, according to the official Prima guide, she's 20 years old, making her the oldest Zelda in the franchise and the only one decidedly older than Link.

How old is the oldest Zelda? ›

The Legend of Zelda, the first game of the series, was first released in Japan on February 21, 1986, on the Famicom Disk System. A cartridge version for the Nintendo Entertainment System, using battery-backed memory, was released in the United States on August 22, 1987, and in Europe on November 27, 1987.

Does Zelda have a crush on Link? ›

These two are quite clearly in love in The Minish Cap. Honestly, it is so obvious that it goes from cringe-y to downright cute. Zelda has feelings for Link, and their relationship is rooted deeply in childhood.

Where is the last Dragon Tear? ›

Konunsgard Dragon Tear

The final dragon in need of your help is found in Konunsgard. You can only reach this location after unlocking the Hail to the King favor. Do so by finishing all of Brok and Sindri's favors.

What is rare the last dragon? ›

Raya and the Last Dragon (/ˈraɪ.ə/ RYE-ə) is a 2021 American computer-animated fantasy action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

What happens when you get all dragon tears? ›

Rist Peninsula, Akkala Highlands: 4534, 2141, 0001

Once The Dragon's Tears Main Quest is completed, you can go right ahead and unlock the Master Sword.

How do you unlock the 12th Dragon Tear? ›

Dragon's Tear #12 - Rist Peninsula, Akkala

The final Dragon's Tear is unlocked once you've collected all 11 other tears. This does not have an associated geoglyph. This will be marked on your map in-game and can be found near Gemmick Shrine on the Rist Peninsula, the spiral beach on the east side of the map.

What dragon is Light Fury? ›

The Light Fury is a medium-sized Strike Class dragon and a close relative of the Night Fury that first appeared in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Does Farosh spawn every night? ›

Farosh can only spawn once a day but since a new day starts at midnight, it is possible to make it spawn twice in one night.

Where are the 3 dragon shrines? ›

Dragon Shrine #1: Up the hill, to the right of the anchor. Dragon Shrine #2: Turn left from the anchor, and stick to the left edge up the hill path. Dragon Shrine #3: Reach the far end of the broken bridge and match the runes on the door to unlock it.

Is Farosh friendly? ›

The electricity that coats its body makes it dangerous to get near, but Farosh bears no ill will toward people.


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