Divine Beast Vah Ruta
- This article is about the Divine Beast. For the Main Quest of the same name, see Divine Beast Vah Ruta (Quest).
|Divine Beast Vah Ruta|
Divine Beast Vah Ruta in the water
|Location(s)||Lanayru Great Spring|
|Game(s)||Breath of the Wild|
|Quest Reward(s)||Mipha's Grace|
Many years ago, Ruta was piloted by Mipha, the Zora Champion. After Calamity Ganon took control of the machine, it created a torrential downpour in the Lanayru Great Spring. If Link approaches it before completing the necessary precursors, he will be thrown backwards by the beast's barrier.
Entrance to the Divine Beast
Before Link can board Ruta, he must team up with Sidon to disable the Beast. Link must disable the switches on the Ruta's sides by swimming up waterfalls and shooting them with Shock Arrows. Each time Link disables a switch, Ruta sends an increasingly savage volley of ice blocks and spheres that Link must shatter with the Cryonis Rune. Once he has deactivated all the switches, he can enter the Beast.
Once inside, Link can control the elephant's trunk and move it between various positions. It constantly spews water, allowing Link to position the stream of water by extension. To appease Ruta, Link must activate each of the Terminals located throughout the Beast with his Sheikah Slate. After Link activates them all, he can proceed to fight Waterblight Ganon.
If Link is successful in defeating Waterblight Ganon, he is visited by Mipha's spirit and receives Mipha's Grace, a magical power similar to that of a Fairy. Then, the rain in the Lanayru Great Spring will finally stop. Link is also rewarded by the Zora King with Mipha's Lightscale Trident. Mipha's spirit and Ruta climb atop a cliff and send a red beam towards Hyrule Castle to aid Link in his fight against Calamity Ganon.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||神獣 ヴァ・ルッタ (Shinjū Va Rutta)||Divine Beast Va Rutta|
Rutta is a corruption of ルト (Ruto).
- "And Ruta, as well." — Zelda Breath of the Wild - All Cutscenes The Movie HD, YouTube, published March 4, 2017.
- "Long, long ago... In a past more distant that even the Great Calamity or the creation of the Divine Beast Vah Ruta... There was a Zora princess named Ruto. We know that she was an attendant to the Zora patron deity and that she was a fair and lively girl, beloved to all. Around that same time, an evil man with designs on ruling the world appeared, bringing disaster upon Zora's Domain. It is said that Ruto then awoke as a sage, facing this foe alongside the princess of Hyrule and the hero of legend. Her achievements are remembered not only by the Zora, they are also forever etched into the history of Hyrule. The Divine Beast Vah Ruta, built ages later to face off against Calamity Ganon, was named in honor of Ruto. That the Zora princess—my sweet daughter Mipha—was chosen to pilot Ruta is surely the work of fate." — History of the Zora, Part Five (Breath of the Wild)