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Eshos Shrine location and solution for Tears of the Kingdom

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Eshos Shrine is a combat shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you’ve played Breath of the Wild, this will feel very familiar.

Like many of the combat shrines in both Zelda games, Eshos tasks players with defeating enemies in a specific way. In this case, players aren’t allowed to use any weapons other than their shield to damage the constructs. We’ll look at the best ways to defeat the constructs below, but first, let’s see where Eshos Shrine is located.

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How to find Eshos Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom

Eshos Shrine is located in the West Necluda region of Hyrule. If you’re starting from Kakariko Village or Sahasra Slope Tower, you need to head almost directly south to find the shrine. However, if you’re coming from Lookout Landing, it’s quite a distance.

If you haven’t unlocked the Sahasra Slope Tower, travel southeast from Lookout Landing and find that first. Check the map above for the exact location of Eshos Shrine.

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How to complete Eshos Shrine

Once you’re in the shrine, instructions will appear in the air above Link. The instructions explain that to damage the constructs, you must parry their attacks with your shield. Most importantly, no other attacks, items, or skills will damage the constructs within this shrine. If you have a low number of hearts for Link, you’ll risk instant death from the construct’s attacks. Therefore, don’t worry if you need to retry a few times to get the timing down.

To parry with your shield, hold “ZL” to raise it and press “A” at just the right time to send back the constructs’ ranged attacks. The first construct in the shrine will shoot fire arrows at you. To successfully send its shots back, you will need to wield a metal shield. There is a shield rack on the left side of the arena, just past the entrance. It contains both wooden and metal shields, and you will need to switch between both to complete the challenge.

Once you’ve successfully sent back the first fire shot, another construct will appear. This one sends out electric shots only. To defeat both of them, you’ll need to switch between shields. Use the wooden shield for the electric shots and the metal shield for the fire shots.

The construct firing electric shots will be defeated after two successful parries. Therefore, we recommend taking it out first using the wooden shield. Once it is defeated, switch to the metal shield and parry the fire shots back at the first construct two more times.

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The reward for Eshos Shrine

When you’ve defeated both constructs, make sure not to miss the chest before the exit. It contains an incredibly powerful Mighty Zonaite Shield, which can stay with you for most of the game.

Now that you have your fancy new shield, you’re all set to parry your way across Hyrule.

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