Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Keh Nanut Shrine, Cryonis Trial and how to cross River of the Dead to Mount Hylia
Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Keh Manut Shrine is one of four Shrines required to complete the The Isolated Plateau quest, alongside the Ja Baij Shrine and Owa Daim Shrine, and doing so will earn you the Cryonis rune.
If you’re after help for parts of the game, consult our Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough and guide.
Keh Nanut Shrine location and how to cross the River of the Dead
One way to get to this Shrine is to warp to the central Shrine of Resurrection then head west until you reach the river. Just before you head down, the climate will change to cold.
Before you progress, you need Cold Resistance to help you survive. We recommend completing a quick quest to get a Warm Doublet clothing item, or cooking something that’ll give you the temporary status effect, which you can read more about with our Spicy Pepper and Warm Doublet page.
Whenever you’re ready, head towards the River of the Dead, where you’ll come to a broken bridge, with a metal plate you can move with Magnesis. There is one to the left leaning against the ruined structure, and these two combined can be placed across the wooden poles sticking out of the water to create a way across.
Now head up towards Mount Hylia, circling round the mountain top where the Shrine is, and scale the cliff from the south to climb up and access.
How to beat the Keh Nanut Shrine and Cryonis Trial
Place the Shiekah Slate in the far left corner to receive the Cryonis rune, allowing you to create pillars of ice from water surfaces, allowing you to use them as stepping stones and obstacles.
Select the rune and create a pillar in the pool of water to the right. You can climb up these columns to reach up ledges like the one ahead, and if you use the rune on the same column, you can destroy it.
In the next area, the water will be waist high, and a gate will block your path. Create a column underneath the gate to raise it up, allowing you to travel through.
In the next room is an enemy at the far end of the passage. You can use a Cryonis rune to nudge it from its position and then fight it. Use the rune on the left at the end to reach a chest containing a Traveler’s Spear.
Thanks to a new update, it’s now possible to play Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR. Want help with the main game? Our Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough can help complete Divine Beasts Vah Ruta, Vah Rudiana, Vah Medoh and Vah Naboris and more. There’s also how to get the Master Sword, Hylian Shield and all Zelda Captured Memories and Great Fairy Fountain locations, while our Shrines locations and Shrine maps hub explains where to find and solve every puzzle room, including dragon locations and Labyrinth solutions. We also have a DLC 1 guide and DLC 2 guide, including all Tingle, Majora’s Mask, Phantom, Midna outfit locations.
Next, on the right side, is a see saw. Using the rune on one end will raise it up in the air, just like the gate a moment ago, allowing you to head to the above area, which takes you round to the forcefield throne, ending the Shrine trial and giving you another Orb.
As you leave, it’s worth nothing if you own the game’s DLC, there is an expansion pass chest behind the Shrine to the south and down on the outside wall, containing five Bomb Arrows.
From there, if you haven’t already, visit the remaining Ja Baij Shrine and Owa Daim Shrines in order to finish The Isolated Plateau quest and leave the Great Plateau.
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How to use a raft in ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’: Tips and tricks for sailing even faster
Sailing in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a bit different than Wind Waker and other previous Zelda games. Many rivers and streams are traversable using rafts, which you’ll often find conveniently lying around. But with no controls or rudders on the boat, it may not be immediately clear how to control these seafaring vehicles. Nintendo isn’t about to just hand you an hour, but we’re here to help with some handy rafting tips.
How to use a raft in Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The basics
Using a raft in Breath of the Wild is simple. To get the raft going, you’ll need to whip out a Korok Leaf and hit the Y button in the direction of the sails. This will create a gust of wind and push your boat forward. Constantly hitting the Y button will help your raft build momentum. You can also do a charge attack to get a powerful burst of speed.
Sounds simple, right? There’s an eve faster way to use the rafts in Hyrule.
How to use a raft in Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The better way
This pro-tip comes to us from Master0fHyrule on YouTube. While sailing, you may come across some sunken treasure. Use your magnesis rune to lift the chest up out the water. Once aboard your vessel, use your magnet powers to push the chest against the boat. This, inexplicably, will propel you forward and at no effort on your part.
The same thing will also work with large metal boxes. It should even work using a metal weapon in your inventory. Happy sailing.
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Lake Hylia (Breath of the Wild)
Lake Hylia is a location found in Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. It is a large body of water found just southeast of the Great Plateau, in the Lake Tower area. It is the only part of this area in the Central Hyrule province, rather than Faron.
The Hylia River and many of its tributaries spill out into Lake Hylia. At the west side of the lake, Hylia Island is located which includes the Ya Naga Shrine. The Bridge of Hylia extends across the lake, which connects out to the Highland Stable, Lakeside Stable, and all the way out east to Lurelin Village.
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There are three Rafts found throughout Lake Hylia, one just west of the north end of the Bridge of Hylia, and another just east of the south end of the bridge. A third raft can be found on a dock at the west side of Hylia Island.
In the water itself, there are plenty of Hyrule Bass and Staminoka Bass. While not as common, Hearty Bass are also present in the water. There are also several Bright-Chested Ducks swimming around the lake, usually in groups of three.
A Wife Washed Away
After completing Divine Beast Vah Ruta, speak with Fronk at Zora’s Domain. Fronk’s wife Mei has been missing ever since Vah Ruta started to act up. Even with Vah Ruta back to normal, Mei has not returned and Fronk is still worried. He tasks Link with helping him find his wife.
Mei was fishing at Zora River and Fronk thinks she could have been swept downstream and perhaps washed away all the way down to Lake Hylia. Mei can be found on the small island just east of Hylia Island, or sometimes swimming in the water nearby. Talk to her and after realizing her husband is worried about, she realizes she has to go back home. She thanks Link for delivering the message and rewards him with five Staminoka Bass.
Throughout the Lake, there are numerous treasure chests on the Bridge of Hylia, near Hylia Island, and found underwater.