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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) — Downward Force Shrine Guide

Here's our guide to help you complete the Mayaumekis Shrine's Downward Force puzzle in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Downward Force puzzle is found in Mayaumekis Shrine. In it, you’ll make use of ship canopies to reach the top and clear the challenge. Here’s our guide to help you reach the Downward Force puzzle solution in Mayaumekis Shrine in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Mayaumekis Shrine Downward Force Puzzle Solution in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Shrine Location

Mayaumekis Shrine is located in the Hebra Sky region. You won’t be able to access it from the get-go or through regular free-roaming. That’s because you need to progress further in the Hebra region main quest.

The Shrine itself is at the end of all the floating islands and boats, eventually taking you to the Wind Temple. You generally can’t miss it as you’ll pass by its location on your way to the main objective.

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TotK Mayaumekis Shrine Downward Force Puzzle Walkthrough

To complete the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Mayaumekis Shrine Downward Force puzzle, you’ll want to take note of the area. At first glance, there seems to be nothing there. However, you’ll see a pillar switch if you look closer. You can shoot through the bars with your bow to hit this switch, allowing you to unlock the door.

True, it can really be hard to spot. I personally missed it the first time I ventured into the chamber itself, only seeing it much later when I returned to the Shrines that I wasn’t able to clear the first time around.

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Past that point, you’ll be in a larger chamber with some Zonai Construct guards, as well as numerous ships. The idea is to jump on the canopy of each one, as doing so provides a huge bounce that lets you get up higher.

Bear in mind that in the halfway point, some of the ships will also be spinning around. You’ll want to glide and align your drop properly to hit the canopies. Likewise, if you want to grab the chest, you can do so by sticking closer to the corner when the ship is moving around. This will net you 10x Arrows.

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Once you’re past the ships and close enough to the top, it’s time to use one of your new powers: Ascend. With it, you’ll be able to phase through obstacles, and Link will move vertically through the slits and floors.

This completes the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Downward Force puzzle in Mayaumekis Shrine. Don’t forget to visit our Zelda TotK guides hub for more information about the game.


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