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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK) — Rise and Fall Shrine Guide

Here's how to complete the Ekochiu Shrine and the Rise and Fall Puzzle in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Rise and Fall puzzle is located in the Ekochiu Shrine. You’ll be using Recall almost exclusively to complete this Shrine, so make sure you’re familiar with it before going in. Here’s our guide to help you solve the Ekochiu Shrine Rise and Fall puzzle in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Ekochiu Shrine Rise and Fall Puzzle Solution in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Ekochiu Shrine Location

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The Ekochiu Shrine is located in the Eldin region to the northeast of Lookout Landing. It’s just north of Woodland Stable and southeast of Tera’s Great Fairy Fountain. On the map, its coordinates are (1062, 1279, 0045).

TotK Ekochiu Shrine Rise and Fall Walkthrough

Rise and Fall is a three-stage puzzle spread across three rooms. I found this Shrine fairly straightforward, but like all things in TotK, there are a lot of solutions. Feel free to experiment.

First Rise and Fall Puzzle Solution

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In the first room of Ekochiu Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll have to by ride a large stone slab across a gap. You can launch the stone by standing on the large orange button in front of it, but it moves too fast for you to jump to it. Here’s what I did to solve the puzzle:

  • Stand on the button to launch the stone slab, then wait for it to come back.
  • Jump onto the stone slab, and use your Recall ability on it. Then ride it across the gap.

Second Rise and Fall Puzzle Solution and Shrine Chest

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Once you’re across, take the stairs to the next room. You’ll see a lowered section of floor in front of you, covered in flowing water. Just beyond that is a raised ledge. To your left is a waterfall, and to your right is a pair of raised platforms.

A large box will fall from the raised ledge in front of you, then slowly go over the waterfall. Here’s what I did to solve this puzzle:

  • Grab the block that falls into the water in front of you with the Ultrahand, then move it to the rightmost raised platform. Climb the block to reach the platform, and open the chest to receive a Zonaite Shield.
  • If you’re quick, you can use Recall on the block you just used to open the chest and ride it to the top. If not, wait for it to go over the waterfall or throw it off with the Ultrahand. Then, once a new block falls from the ledge, use Recall on it. Finally, climb on the Recalled block and ride it to the top.

Third Rise and Fall Puzzle Solution

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You’ll start this TotK Rise and Fall puzzle on top of a raised platform. A large orange button is in front of you. If you press it, you’ll raise a platform on the lower level in front of you. Like the last two, I used the Recall to solve this. But something else might work, so play around if you’re feeling fancy.

  • First, drop off the platform to your right and grab the block sitting there with Ultrahand. Then, place it on the platform at the other end of the room.
  • Climb back up to the large platform you started on and press the large orange button. This will shoot the block you placed on the raised platform up into the air.
  • Once the block lands, climb on top of it and use Recall to launch the block into the air. Once it reaches its apex, jump off and use your paraglider to glide over to the final area for your reward.
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And that’s how to complete the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Rise and Fall puzzle in Ekochiu Shrine. Congratulations! For more tips articles and walkthroughs, visit our Zelda: TotK guides hub.

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