Best Temple order in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Regional Phenomena quest

Ezequiel Leis
Link opening the Temple of Time in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Hyrule looks a little different in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and players have to investigate what happened by completing the Regional Phenomena main quest. Here’s the best order to tackle every Temple in TOTK.

While The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom brought back many of the elements that made Breath of the Wild a great experience, it also came with a wide array of fresh elements, new characters, and changes to the vast map of Hyrule.

After the first moments of the game and a long tutorial on the Great Sky Island, Link returns to the surface of Hyrule to see it changed. With Hyrule Castle floating in the sky and Gloom everywhere, the main regions of Hyrule and some of its towns began experiencing all kinds of changes.

It’s up to Link to see what’s going on, and players can then begin the Regional Phenomena main quest in the game. This takes players to visit the four main regions of Hyrule to tackle challenging Temples. We’ll detail the best order to take on this quest.

Best Temple order in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

When you start the Regional Phenomena quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll receive instructions and the best order to complete this important quest. As with pretty much everything in this game, you can choose your own path, but we’ll go through the best possible order to complete the four main Temples in TOTK.

  1. Wind Temple in Rito Village (Hebra region)
  2. Fire Temple in Goron City (Eldin region)
  3. Water Temple in Zora’s Domain (Lanayru region)
  4. Lightning Temple in Gerudo Valley (Gerudo region)

There are several reasons to follow this specific path in the Regional Phenomena quest, but they contain spoilers. So, stop reading if you don’t want to know what happens each time you complete a Temple.

Purah in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Purah will keep you on track during the Regional Phenomena quest.

Wind Temple

Many NPCs will tell you all about Rito Village and a huge blizzard that made the whole Hebra region almost uninhabitable. One of the main reasons to start the quest there is because you’ll encounter many other important side quests on your way there. These sidequests include useful armor, recurring characters, and the quest to unlock all Great Fairy Fountains in the game, among other things.

What’s more, completing the Wind Temple will give you access to the first of four Sages. Sages are companions you’ll be able to summon once unlocked. They can help you navigate Hyrule as well as defeat enemies, so following the best possible order is key to completing some dungeons.

The Wind Sage gives you a boost to glide farther and also helps take down enemies with homing arrows.

Fire Temple

If you head back to Lookout Landing after clearing the Wind Temple, a Goron there will tell you to go to Woodland Stable if you’re planning on visiting Goron City. Once you complete the Yunobo of Goron City quest there, you’ll be able to go into the Fire Temple.

Clearing the Fire Temple gives you access to the Fire Sage, which adds a powerful fire attack to your arsenal. This can come in handy since the enemies you’ll face in the next two regions are increasingly more powerful.

Water Temple

Back in Lookout Landing, Purah will tell you about monsters in the Lanayru region, so your next destination in the Regional Phenomena quest should be Zora’s Domain. You’ll have to complete the Sludge-Covered Statue quest and the Sidon of the Zora quest to finally get access to the Water Temple.

Clearing the Water Temple will grant access to the Water Sage, which gives you a very useful bubble shield. This shield not only blocks one hit from any enemy but it can also be used as a shockwave attack. The three Sages will be key to completing the last and most challenging Temple in the game.

Link gliding in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Sages help Link defeat enemies and explore Hyrule.

Lightning Temple

The last waypoint on the map of the Regional Phenomena quest will take you to the Gerudo region. You’ll have to get into Gerudo Town and start the Riju of Gerudo Town quest to gain access to the Temple. Once completed, you’ll be able to summon the Lightning Sage to deploy a lightning field around you. The next attack you land within that lighting field will deal extra damage. You can also fire an arrow with lightning.

And there you have it, that’s the best possible order to complete all four Temples in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For more on TOTK, be sure to check out our other guides:

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