One hidden yet amazing detail about Breath of the Wild is its three dragons, Naydra, Dinraal, and Farosh. And not only are they named after Hyrule’s Golden Goddesses, but they are also the sources of powerful cooking ingredients that you can find nowhere else. Here are the easiest ways to farm dragon parts in BOTW and their unique purposes in the game.
- Farming Dragon Parts
- Dragon-Related Quests
- Spring of Wisdom
- The Serpent’s Jaws
- Spring of Power
- EX Champion Revali’s Song
- Dragon Part Cooking Bonuses
- Selling Dragon Parts
Farming Dragon Parts
Horns, Scales, Fangs, and Claws
Before you go out into the world and farm your dragon parts at will, you must know the four simple farmable parts: horns, scales, and fangs.
|Horns||Shoot the protruding horn of a dragon’s head. Most potent in cooking.|
|Scales||Shoot anywhere on a dragon’s body other than the horn and mouth. Least potent in cooking.|
|Fangs||Shoot a dragon’s mouth. Second most potent in cooking.|
|Claws||Shoot a dragon’s hands. Second least potent in cooking.|
After you have successfully shot a location on the dragon, the corresponding dragon part will sparkle before flying off of the dragon’s body to a random location somewhat close by.
You can’t farm dragon parts without knowing where the dragons are first! While the dragons can be elusive at times, they usually have a regular schedule as they fly through their home regions.
|Farosh||Lake Hylia, Riola Spring|
|Naydra||Mount Lanayru, Lanayru East Gate|
|Dinraal||Akkala/Eldin region, Tanagar Canyon|
Proper Farming Equipment
Good equipment is key to farming dragon parts. Bow range and stamina all play a part in this, as well as necessary armor to prevent being affected by each dragon’s elemental excretion. If you want to farm a specific dragon part, you’ll need to aim true and precise at the desired location. You have no two-in-a-row chances, and you’ll have to wait until the next in-game day cycle to try again, and it’s no fun to live with disappointment for that long.
|Bow||Ancient Bow or Twilight Bow, for precision|
|Clothing||– Farosh: Thunder Helm|
– Naydra: Zant’s Helmet or Snowquill Set upgraded at least twice by Great Fairies
– Dinraal: Flamebreaker Set upgraded at least twice by Great Fairies
|Stamina||Cook stamina-restoring foods before farming, since bullet time/midair aiming is best to get clear shots, but also uses lots of stamina. Have at least 2 full stamina wheels.|
Not only are dragon parts useful cooking ingredients, but they are also needed for some shrine quests and one DLC main quest. Here are all the dragon-related quests in BOTW.
|Quest||Scale of||Location||Initiated by|
|Spring of Wisdom||Naydra||Mount Lanayru||Medda (Hateno Village)|
|The Serpent’s Jaws (Spring of Courage)||Farosh||East of Lake Hylia||Kass (Pagos Woods)|
|Spring of Power||Dinraal||West of East Akkala Stable||Nobo (East Akkala Stable)|
|EX Champion Revali’s Song||Dinraal||Tanagar Canyon||– Kass (Cuho Mountain)|
– Mazli (Tanagar Canyon)
Dragon Part Cooking Bonuses
Dragon parts can also greatly increase the effects of your dishes when combined with the right ingredients. Dragon horns are the most potent, fangs are second, and scales are the least.
|Horns||Level 3 bonus, lasts 30 min.|
Important note: Dragon parts are not monster parts. They are seasonings similar to Goron spice and monster extract. Therefore, you still need to combine another monster part with an insect on top of the dragon part for elixirs, and dragon parts can be extra ingredients for dishes.
Selling Dragon Parts
Dragon parts can also garner you a lot of rupees if you sell them to merchants. They can also be exchanged for mon at Kilton’s Fang and Bone. However, based on the capriciousness of the dragons and rarity of the parts, the rupees and mon they sell for really aren’t worth it. Even diamonds, far less rare than dragon horns, sell for 200 more rupees!
|Horns||– 300 Rupees|
– 150 Mon
|Fangs||– 250 Rupees|
– 110 Mon
|Claws||– 180 Rupees|
– 80 Mon
|Scales||– 150 Rupees|
– 60 Mon