The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Walkthrough will guide you through THe Great Plateau and will help you with the shrines located in the Great Plateau so Link can get the paraglider and leave this area.
The Great Plateau is the first area in Legen Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild from where Link begins his journey. While the game gives player freedom to do anything they want to do in the world, but to leave the Great Plateau Link is required to have the paraglider. To get the paraglider Link will have to complete some tasks.
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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Walkthrough
The Great Plateau
Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild starts off with Link woken up by a voice in a desolate cave. Link wakes up in the Shrine of Resurrection. Once you have the control over Link, wander around in the cave and go to a nearby pedestal to collect the Sheikah Slate. The Sheikah Slate will guide you towards your quest and will also open a nearby door so you can go outside.
In the next room, you will find a pair of treasure chests from which will grant you an Old Shirt and some Well-Worn Pants. Move ahead and hold the Sheikah Slate up to the pedestal which will open the next door. Go through the door and climb up the rock to get outside and you will reach outside the Great Plateau.
After the game gives you an overview of the world, Link will see an Old Man in the distance walking towards a bonfire. From here on out you can go where ever you want in the world. Now, make your way to the old man and speak with him. He will talk about the Great Plateau and how it is the birthplace of Hyrule. He direct Link towards a nearby temple.
after a while, the voice that woke up Link will speak again and will highlight a location on the map using the Sheikah Slate. Go to the marked location and you will find a Bokoblin guarding the entry of the marked location. You can either fight him or just run past him.
Once inside, place your Sheikah Slate on the pedestal. Doing this will activate the Sheikah Towers across the map and will give Link a grander vision of the land. Then Link will appear at the top of the Great Plateau Tower.
Make your way down from the Great Plateau Tower and be careful. Once you have descended the tower Link will be reunited with the Old Man. The old man will give the backstory about Calamity Ganon the appeared almost 100 years ago and caused ruin and destruction of the land.
The old man notes that Link can’t leave the Great Plateau without a Paraglider. He offers to trade the Paraglider for acquiring a treasure from a secret Shrine that has appeared in the distance.
The Oman Au Shrine
There are four shrines on The Great Plateau which can be completed in any order you like. However, the Old man will direct Link towards the Oman Au Shrine in Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild. There are a number of ways to get to the shrine, so make your way to the shrine and place the Sheikah Slate into the pedestal to enter the Shrine.
The Magnesis Trial
Inside the shrine, you will face the Magnesis Trial. Just go ahead and insert the Sheikah Slate into the pedestal to get a Magnesis Rune. The rune will allow Link to interact with metallic objects. Use the Magnesis Rune to pick up the two large metallic rectangles on the ground floor revealing a pathway. Climb down and make your way towards the steps ahead.
Ahead you will find a large wall and you will notice that one block is different than the other rest of the blocks. Again use Magnesis Rune to pull out the block which will cause all of the other blocks to come tumbling down.
Ahead there will be a small guardian enemy and try not to stand still at one place for long as it will lock on Link and fire a beam at him. If you hide behind the boulder it is smart enough to find its way around.
Just keep moving and hit it whenever the opportunity presents itself and defeat it. You can also use the Magnesis Rune to control the block and push the enemy down into the water or smash it.
After defeating the Guardian there will be a metal plate on the ground that will serve as a bridge. So use the Magnesis Rune to carry it over and use it as a bridge to go ahead.
Ahead there will be two massive metallic doors, so use the rune to open the doors and move ahead. Go ahead and tap on the wall to speak with the Monk Oman Au. This monk is the one who set up the trail and will also reward you. You will find a monk at the end of every shrine to reward you.
Once Link has been rewarded he will be warped outside the shrine. Now you can interact with all sorts of objects in the world using the Magnesis Rune.
The Ja Baij Shrine
After completing The Oman Au Shrine the old man will paraglide over and will inform you that using your Sheikah Slate you can fast travel to the locations that Link has discovered. The old man will tell Link to meet him at the top of the Great Plateau Tower so take out your Sheikah Slate and fast travel to the tower.
The old man will be present at the tower when Link arrives and will teach him to use the scope ability of your Sheikah Slate. He then will ask Lik to use the scope ability and pinpoint the locations of the other three shrines. The three shrines are easily visible from the tower but can be missed easily. Use the scope ability to look for the shrines and mark them on your map.
The closest shrine to The Great Plateau tower is Shrine Ja Baij located at the east of the tower. This shrine n Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is located in a maze-like area and is surrounded by inactive guardians which will activate if you get close.
Also, the path to the shrine is blocked by a large boulder you can either go at the back of the shrine and climb the wall to get inside or manipulate the guardian to shoot at the boulder to destroy it. Once inside place the Sheikah Slate on the pedestal to open te entrance to the Ja Baij Shrine.
The Bomb Trial
After entering the shrine, place the Sheikah Slate on the pedestal on the left side to get the Remote Bombs. Spherical bombs are better for rolling down slopes and Square Bombs are better for more precise hits.
Once done, break the wall and head to the hallway. There’s another breakable wall on the right side with a Traveler’s Sword behind it. Head back and destroy two rocks to reveal a ladder. In the next area, place a Square Bomb at the end of the rotating platform.
In the next large area, head to the platform near the first funnel and place a Spherical Bomb in the funnel. This should allow you to reveal another ladder. The ladder should take you to the monk Ja Baij and the next Spirit Orb.
In the opposite side of the previous, you should be able to see another couple of blocks that extend and retract. If you stand on the farthest one, you should be launched to a chest containing a Soldier’s Bow.
The Owa Daim Shrine
The Owa Daim shrine is located to the south-central of the Great Plateau. This shrine is located at the top of a hill and there are multiple ways to reach it. This shrine and the one after this is located in a colder climate and Link will not survive without proper gear. The fastest way to get to these shrines is through heading towards the Temple of Time located in the middle of the map.
From the temple go west and you will see an archway that leads to a snowy plain and just next to the archway there will be peppers so be sure to grab them. However, before going any further ahead go north and you will find a Bokoblin camp. Get rid of the enemies so you can cook and you will find more spicy peppers in the area.
Either use a Bokoblin Club or a Tree branch to light it on fire and use it to light up the fire beneath the pot. Cook some Spicy Sautéed Peppers and consume then as this will grant you cold resistance for some time. Now make your way to the shrine.
The first thing that you need to do is to use your Sheikah Slate on the left side pedestal to get the Stasis Rune that allows you to freeze time and build up the momentum of certain objects.
When the platform is straight, use the Stasis Rune on the large gear on the left side to get into the next area. However, you need to be extra careful while doing so because of incoming boulders that can kill you. Wait for one to pass and use the rune on the next one.
This should allow you to head into the next section. There’s also a treasure chest on a higher platform which you should try and get. From the first platform, grab the Iron Sledgehammer and equip it.
Now you need to use the Stasis Rune on the boulder and continue hitting it with the Iron Sledgehammer to build its momentum and reveal a new path. The path should lead you across the bridge where you’ll get to see the monk Owa Dain and grab the Spirit Orb.
The Keh Numut Shrine
Keh Numut shrine is located at the top of the Mount Hylia. As you enter use your Sheikah Slate on the left side pedestal to get the Cryonis Rune that allows you to create icy blocks and platforms from the water. Once you’ve it, use the rune to create a pillar and get to the next area by grabbing the ledge.
In the next area, use the rune directly underneath the gate to force pry it open. On the other side of the gate, you’ll be greeted by a Mini Guardian. By this time, you should be well familiar with dealing with these so do whatever works.
Once you’re in the final area, create ice pillars on both sides of the raised platform to access the upper area. Once you’re up, don’t head to the monk and look for a treasure chest in an alcove. Once done, get the Spirit Orb from the monk.
After completing all four shrines the Old Man will appear again and will give you a hint about a place where he wants to meet. That place is the Temple of Time. As you arrive at the Temple of Time you will see a shining Goddess statue ahead. After completing every four shrines you will find the statue to pray to it, and upgrade your character.
After this, the old man will call Link from atop the Temple. Climb to the top of the temple and speak with the old man and he will tell you what is going on and will give paraglider to link.
That is all for our Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Walkthrough for The Great Plateau with tips on the four shrines and how to complete the trials to get the paraglider so Link can get out of the Great Plateau.
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