Part 11: Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Make sure the Divine Beast Vah Medoh quest is selected in the Adventure Log and head towards the marker. This will be on the platform next to Kaneli at the top of Rito Village. Speak with Saki here to get a cutscene. After the cutscene, head to the platform to the south.
Face towards the north to see a large pillar. Hop and glide over to it, being sure to finish climbing up if you do not land on top of it. Now face northwest to see a shrine in the distance. Glide over in that direction and use some food and equip the Warm Doublet when you land to protect from the cold.
Continue towards the shrine, which is the Sha Warvo Shrine. Climb up the hill to reach it. Activate the shrine and head inside for the Path of Hidden Winds trial.
Path of Hidden Winds – Sha Warvo Shrine
Once inside the Sha Warvo Shrine, you will find several wind turbines blowing air upwards. Use them to raise up to the platforms up above. When you reach the second level, there will be an enemy and a chest on one side. Glide over to it and open the chest for a Purple Rupee.
Now glide over to the other side and continue raising up using the wind. Land on the moving platform and climb the ladder when able. Continue raising up using the air gusts. Travel around the structure to the side and you will find a hidden air gust.
Use it to glide even higher and look around to find another chest. Glide over and open it for a Knight’s Bow. Glide back and back up to reach the end of the shrine. Go up the stairs and examine the structure to get another Spirit Orb and be transported back outside the shrine.
Once back outside, head towards the marker to the north. You will come to the Flight Range. Climb up the ladder for a brief cutscene with Teba. Afterwards, speak with Teba once more for some dialog and a challenge. You will need to shoot 5 targets within 3 minutes while gliding around.
There is a target when you first look out. Shoot it with an arrow and then hop out into the gust. Glide around to the back side of the pillar to finds lots more targets. Shoot four of them with arrows to finish the challenge. After a cutscene, open the chest for the Swallow Bow and inside the room will be arrows.
Before continuing, it is strongly recommended that you purchase the Snowquill Clothes from the shop in Rito Village. They are the Snowquill Headdress, Snowquill Tunic, and the Snowquill Trousers. They are really expensive, so be sure to sell what you do not need to the NPC nearby.
If you still do not have enough rupees, go search for more stuff to sell. The set will cost a total of 2,150 rupees. Purchase it, equip it, and head back to speak with Teba again for more dialog and a cutscene. You will now be gliding in the air and have to shoot bomb arrows at the cannons.
This is rather simple to accomplish. Just glide up and down until you get close to the cannons. Now shoot a bomb arrow at it and glide back up. Repeat and the cannon will be destroyed. Now glide over to the other cannons and destroy them as well.
Once they are destroyed, a cutscene will happen and you will now be located on the Divine Beast Vah Medoh. Be sure to have your cold resistant gear equipped or use warm food so that you will not freeze to death.
Divine Beast Vah Medoh
Once you have boarded Divine Beast Vah Medoh, turn around and head towards the outer part of the beast. There will be a chest blocked by a goo. Shoot the eyeball on the back side behind the chest to remove it. Open the chest for a Sapphire. Now head back and go inside the Divine Beast Vah Medoh.
Shoot the eyeball on the right wall and continue inside. There will be a chest located at the top of a platform. Glide over and climb up the side to reach the chest, which contains an Ancient Core. Look forward and you will see an enemy in the distance. Glide over to it and defeat it.
Continue to end of this area to find a pedestal, which is the Guidance Stone and will grant you the map of Divine Beast Vah Medoh. Turn around and make your way to the room with the sliding blocks. Tilt Vah Medoh down using the map and you will see the blocks slide.
Now tilt Vah Medoh all the way up to positing the center sliding block back where it was original located. Use the Magnesis Rune to move the metal blocks around so you can reach the center stone block. Now tilt the Divine Beast Vah Medoh back down to be taken to a pathway.
Enter and head to the back of this area. Shoot the eye on the ceiling to reveal a chest, which contains Ice Arrow x10. Now turn around and hit the orange switch nearby. This will open the side and cause air to gust in. Use the Magnesis Rune to hold the second windmill in place and tilt Vah Medoh all the way up.
This will cause a large object to slide down and press a large switch. Head inside the door that is unlocked to find a pedestal. Examine it and head back towards the center room with the sliding blocks. There will be an eyeball on the lowest level of the room. Shoot it and hop down.
Open the chest the eyeball was guarding to get an Ancient Shaft. Go outside using the nearby door towards the direct of the first pedestal we just got and get on the little trolley. There will be an eyeball along the path the trolley will take. Shoot it with an arrow to remove it.
Now tilt Divine Beast Vah Medoh all the way down to make the trolley go across the path. Get off the trolley and head up the ramp at the far side of the room. At the top will be another room that hosts a pedestal. Run over and examine it. This will unlock the door out of this room.
Go through this door and on back to the room with the sliding blocks. Jump down and use the air gust to raise all the way to the top of Vah Medoh. With the Divine Beast tilted down, head to the wing that is at the top of the slope. Use the air gust to raise up and glide over to the chest on the far side of the beak.
This chest will contain a Giant Ancient Core. Tilt Medoh up and glide down to the lower portion of the wing sloped down. There will be an eyeball located here. Shoot it with an arrow. Run around towards the center of the Divine Beast and shoot another eyeball on the wall.
Now turn around and you will see an opening at the end of the wing. Hop and glide down inside this opening to find a pedestal. Examine it and tilt the wings back the other direction. Glide back towards the center of the Divine Beast and head inside.
Use the air gust to reach the second level, which is the room with the sliding blocks. Tilt the Divine Beast back to normal. Now use the air gust to glide over to the chest on the far side. It will contain Bomb Arrow x5. Make you way back to the second level using the air gust in the room.
Now glide back over to the higher platform we got the chest on earlier. Climb up to the top and shoot the eyeball on the ceiling. Hop down to the platform below and tilt the wings up. You will notice a chest in the far side of the wing. You should now be able to glide over to it.
Open it to get the Knight’s Claymore. Hop down and shoot the eyeball located at the top of an opening. Behind it will be the next pedestal. Hit the orange switch in the room and climb up the ramps on the side near the air gust. Hop and glide over to the pedestal. Examine it and hop back down.
Head back towards the switch and drop a bomb down the hole. Detonate it when it stops rolling. Do this once more to reveal a giant ball. Now tilt the wings down and the ball will start rolling. Once it stops rolling, pick it up with the Magnesis Rune and take it over to the path the bombs rolled down.
Now tilt the wings up to make the ball roll down the path and activate a switch that opens the door. Head inside the room and examine the pedestal on the left side. This is the last terminal of the Divine Beast Vah Medoh. Tilt the wings back to normal and go back to the center room.
Use the air gust in this room to reach the top of the Divine Beast. The last pedestal – the Main Control Unit – will be located dead ahead. Go examine it for a cutscene. A fight with the boss of the Divine Beast Vah Medoh, which is Windblight Ganon, will ensue.
Divine Beast Vah Medoh Boss: Windblight Ganon
The Divine Beast Vah Medoh boss is Windblight Ganon. This boss is rather straightforward if you have lots of arrows or weapons to throw. Simply target Windblight Ganon and shoot the boss with arrows. At half health, Windblight Ganon start with a new attack that is easily avoided.
Simply stay out of the path of the objects and keep shooting arrows at the boss or throwing weapons. Windlight Ganon will eventually start aiming the red laser at you. Now run up and attack the boss as much as possible to defeat it. Grab the Heart Container after the cutscene.
Now activate the pedestal again for a cutscene. You will be transported back to Rito Village and given the Revali’s Gale. Go talk with Kaneli at the top of Rito Village to finish the Divine Beast Vah Medoh quest. Open the chest to get the Great Eagle Bow.