How Many Lightroots Are There in Tears of the Kingdom
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How Many Lightroots Are in Tears of the Kingdom

Perhaps the most surprising part about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, at least for me, has to be the Depths. This entire recreation of Hyrule but underground is wild and unbelievably packed with tons of unique content. But the most common feature in the Depths has to be the new Lightroots, which the Depths is full of in Tears of the Kingdom.

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How Many Lightroots Are There in Tears of the Kingdom?

To fill out the map of the Depths, you need to unlock each of the whopping 120 Lightroots that exist. This not only makes it easier to see the otherwise empty map, but it also brightens up the huge world underground so you can actually see in the blasted place.

Unfortunately, it’s likely going to take you a long time to find all of the Lightroots underground and fill out the entire map, considering how many there are. There are far more Lightroots in this game than the mere 15 Skyview Towers you need to unlock the surface and sky Hyrule map. But it just so happens that there is another surprising secret that these Lightroots hold beyond hosting 120 of them underground.

How Many Lightroots Are There in Tears of the Kingdom

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How Lightroots Connect to Shrines

The reason for there being 120 Lightroots in Tears of the Kingdom has to do with the overworld above. Every single one of the Lightroots in this game connects to a shrine directly above it. What this effectively means is if you find a Lightroot in the Depths, you can guarantee that there is a shrine on the surface of Hyrule right above it.

Unfortunately, you can’t just Ascend most of the time right from the Lightroot to the shrine directly above. But what you can do is reference the Depths map you’ve uncovered while on the surface to find a missing shrine you haven’t reached and vice versa.

Just beware that not all shrines on the surface and in the sky correspond to a Lightroot underneath, as there are overall more shrines than there are Lightroots.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.


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