Best order to complete Zelda TOTK dungeons and temples
As soon as you leave Great Sky Island, you will find out about the 4 temples or dungeons – Wind, fire, water and lightning. Each of these Temples is located in different regions of the map. You have complete freedom to select and clear any dungeon in any order to acquire powers. However, you can still follow an ideal sequence to get the respective powers and progress through the main story without any issues. To help you with that, This is the best order in which you should complete the temples in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK).
Regional freak quests task you with exploring regions and completing their respective quests. Meanwhile, you also need to complete the Temples or Dungeons located in those regions. With that out of the way, here is which Dungeon you should complete first in Zelda TOTK.
Best order to complete temples in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)
You can follow this order to complete the Dungeons in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK).
- Wind Temple (Rite Village)
- Fire Temple (Goron City)
- Water Temple (Zora)
- Temple of Lightning (Gerudo City)
Regardless of which sequence you choose, you should always complete the Temple of the Wind in TOTK first. Here, you will be receiving the sage of the winds power that comes in handy while flying. You will find this power extremely useful as you explore Great Sky Island. Even all the NPCs and the pure pad itself recommends that you first complete the Temple of Wind in Rito Village.
Later on, completing the Fire Temple or Goron City Dungeon second is a much wiser choice in TOTK. Defeating the dungeon boss here will reward you with fire sage force. This power can become a great addition for you, as it allows you to use fire to knock down enemies.
It is important that you also focus on your defensive stats. With that in mind, the next Temple in the order is the Water Temple. Once you complete this Temple, you will be granted the power to generate water bubbles (water sage) around Link. Reduces all incoming damage dealt by enemies.
The Lightning Temple is last in the order because it is really hard to beat in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK). By the time you complete the 3 temples above and reach the Temple of Lightning, you will find yourself in a much better position in the game. After completing this Temple, you will receive the Lightning Sage force. You can use this power and shoot an arrow to deal colossal damage to enemies.
Temple of the Spirit
Unlike the previous 4 dungeons, the Spirit Temple is not part of the Regional Freaks quest in TOTK. Instead, it’s something you unlock during the Guidance From Ages Past main story quest. Completing it will reward Link with Vow of Mineru, Sage of Spirit. It can be used to summon Mineru’s Construct (Mech Suit).
According to me, that is the best order to complete the Temples or Dungeons in Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK). For a more detailed look at this topic, check out our Zelda TOTK guide on Best Regional Event History Order. In this guide, you will know the perfect order to complete dungeons or temples keeping story quests in mind.