Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom – Fifth Sage Location Guide

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Fifth Sage is one of the game’s main quests. Why talk about it? Well, that’s because there is hardly any clue on how to solve it. All you’ve been told is “find the ruins from The Age of Legends” and you might get frustrated trying to find the target. Don’t worry, our guide will help you find the location of the Fifth Sage in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Likewise, please remind me this article contains spoilers.

Where to find the Fifth Sage in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Ruins from the Age of Legends

After defeating you will receive the quest Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Fifth Sage Spectral Ganon in Hyrule Castle. As the group discusses the latest turn of events, the Purah tells you that there may be a Fifth Sage somewhere. Your only clue is “find ruins from the era of legends“.

There are many ruins in the game, and most of them fit this vague description. If you explore as much as you can, chances are you’ll think every major landmark fits the bill. However, the location is actually there Ring ruins in Kakariko. In fact, it is the fifth and final stone tablet you will know if you have already completed it A journey through history.

In Kakariko's Ring Ruins there is the last stone slab.
In Kakariko’s Ring Ruins there is the last stone slab.

To get to it, use the move ability to get to the central section in the area (the one you couldn’t go to before because NPC Calip warned you). You should be able to use Ascend to reach a small room. Take a picture with the Purah Pad, then return to Paya and Tauro below to share your findings.

Note: At the time of this writing, we cannot confirm whether Journey Through History needs to be completed beforehand to trigger the quest step. We already finished this side quest before we reached the goal of the Fifth Sage.

A long hike through Faron

The next steps of the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Fifth Sage quest turn into a very long hike:

  • Go to the Skyview Tower Pog√≥rze Popla.
  • Continue to Lake Dracozu to the south and talk to Tauro.
  • Open the chest to receive a charged shirt.
  • The goal now is to follow the winding river and look for small chambers with chests. This will give you two other items from the Charged set.
  • The basin itself is snake-shaped and you need to make your way to the “tail” part to the southwest.
  • You will find another chamber there. Offer a charge to Zonai by holding it and dropping it on the altar. This will lead to a cutscene that will reveal the Thunderhead Isles in the sky.
Collect charged armor pieces as you navigate the winding serpentine river.
Collect charged armor pieces as you navigate the winding serpentine river.

And Thunderhead Islands

Thunderhead Isles consists of several landmasses floating in the sky. Although the tasks are quite simple and easy to understand, the main danger here is the constant thunderstorm. This will cause lightning to strike anything metal. As such, you’ll only want to equip cloth outfits and wooden weapons. If you want to melt something, make sure it’s monster material like bones or claws.

Along the way, you will also see blocks that need to be powered by electricity. Nearby metal bars will also periodically attract lightning strikes, so you can rotate the push block and wait for that to happen. Alternatively, you can use Shock Fruit or Riju’s ability.

Don't equip any metal item unless you want that item to hit Link in the face.
Don’t equip any metal item unless you want that item to hit Link in the face.

Spirit Sage

At the end of the Thunderhead Isles part of the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Fifth Sage quest, you will reach a hidden object in the Depths. You’ll see a carved outline of the construct there, except it looks larger than the snake-like automatons you’ve encountered throughout the game.

She is none other than Mineru, Rauru’s sister who is actually the Sage Spirit. Your goal now is to collect four robot parts from each of the objects surrounding the central forge.

Once you do, Mineru will take a physical form. This new Sage companion acts as a vehicle that you can drive and control. You can attach various Zonai devices and objects so that he can attack in melee, shoot beams and ranged projectiles, and have extra speed pulses.

Complete Mineru's robotic body so she can take on a physical form.
Complete Mineru’s robotic body so she can take physical form.

Boss Busy Construct

The last thing we need to mention is the boss you’ll face, called the Captured Construct. By defeating this enemy during the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Fifth Sage quest, he will no longer appear later in the campaign.

However, if you’ve never completed the Fifth Sage quest before, you’ll have to fight the Occupied Construct later on, also without your own mech. One of our writers mentioned that his defense went through the roof and it took almost 20 minutes before they could beat him.

The legend of true steel.
The legend of true steel.

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