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Thyphlo Ruins

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Thyphlo Ruins
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The entrance to the Thyphlo Ruins
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The Thyphlo Ruins are a location in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Features and Overview

Located in the northern portion of the Great Hyrule Forest, the Thyphlo Ruins are surrounded by a murky lake and are shrouded in darkness, making navigation impossible without a light source. The Ruins can be entered from any side, though doing so will place Link at the entrance regardless. The entrance is located on the eastern side, connected by a bridge near a bird totem.

Upon entering, a voice speaks to Link and informs him of an Ancient Shrine deep within the Ruins.[2] However, he must navigate the darkness within in order to reach it. This begins the "Shrouded Shrine" Shrine Quest. Near the entrance is a Torch that can be used if Link does not carry one one.

As Link makes his way through the darkness, he will find many Torches that can be lighted. These Torches serve as hints to find the way to the Shrine.

Once Link reaches a pedestal near a set of unlit Torches, he will spot a glowing sphere tethered to the necklace of a Blue Hinox. Link can defeat the Hinox in order to obtain the sphere. Alternatively, he can steal the sphere from the Hinox's necklace, avoiding the fight. Placing the sphere on the pedestal will reveal the Ketoh Wawai Shrine and complete the Shrine Quest.


Minor Enemies


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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ドイブラン遺跡 (Doiburan Iseki) Doiburan Ruins
Doiburan is an anagram of ブラインド (Buraindo), referencing the low visibility inside the Ruins.


See Also


  1. "Thyphlo Ruins" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Traveler from beyond these woods, you are now faced with a trial... Find the shrine hidden in these dark ruins..." — Ketoh Wawai (Breath of the Wild)