One of the strangest parts about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is how little it mentions the events of Breath of the Wild. For example, the Divine Beasts were a massive part of that game and they feel strangely absent in TotK, as do their Champions. There are a few hints and references to them, though, with the most important being 4 special armour pieces dedicated to the Divine Beasts called the Divine Helms. These Divine Beast masks will provide Link with a variety of effects and also boost the power of his Sage allies, making them stronger and more effective in battle.
Knowing where to find all 4 Divine Beast masks can be quite tricky, though. They’re hidden in obscure and secret locations across Hyrule, meaning that you’ll have to get your hands dirty if you want to find them. They’re worth the effort, especially if you want to remember the good old days from when BotW was first released.
Here’s where to find all 4 Divine Beast masks (also known as the Divine Helms) in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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What Are the Divine Beast Helmets?
The Divine Helms are special helmets hidden around Hyrule that Link can acquire. Each helmet corresponds to one of the main factions in the game – the Zora, the Rito, the Gerudo and the Gorons – and each depicts one of the Divine Beasts from Breath of the Wild. They are some of the only remaining links to the ancient Sheikah technology of the first game and are cool reminders of your actions in the past.
Each Divine Helm also grants Link a special bonus based on the Divine Beast and its associated people:
- The Vah Medoh Helm grants Cold Resistance
- The Vah Rudania Divine Helm grants Flame Guard
- The Vah Ruta Divine Helm grants Swim Speed Up
- The Vah Naboris Divine Helm grants Shock Resistance
Another cool feature of the Divine Helms is that they will change the appearance of your Sage allies when worn. When Link wears one of the Divine Beast Masks, the Sage associated with that Divine Beast will gain the ancestral mask of their ancestor as seen in the main story. This also “deepens the bond” with the associated Sage, increasing their damage just like how the Sage’s Will item does.
All Divine Beast Mask Locations
How to Find the Vah Rudania Divine Helm
The first Divine Helm we’ll be searching for in Tears of the Kingdom is the Vah Rudania Divine Helm. This belongs to the Gorons and depicts the Vah Rudania Divine Beast, the massive lizard who strode across Death Mountain back in Breath of the Wild. This also happens to be the easiest Divine Helm to find in TotK.
To reach this Divine Helm, make your way over to the Twin Lizard Lakes north of Death Mountain. The hint for this mask talks about the Twin Lizards and how one is hiding some treasure from the other. Head to the northmost Lizard Lake (the one facing southward) and then move to the head of the Lizard. It will point in the direction of a closed-off cave which can be broken into using bludgeoning weapons or bombs.
Stepping inside will unlock the Lizard’s Burrow Cave. Explore the cave until you eventually find a stone chest sitting alone on a red-brick pedestal.
Opening this chest will give the Vah Rudania Divine Helm. This has 2 defence at the base level and provides one stack of Flame Guard, allowing Link complete protection against lava and extreme heat when worn alongside the Flamebreaker chest piece.
How to Find the Vah Ruta Divine Helm
For the next Divine Helm, we’re heading to Zora’s Domain in the Lanayru region. This time, the Divine mask is based on the Divine Beast Vah Ruta, a massive elephant who dwelled in the East Reservoir Lake.
Once you’re in Zora’s Domain, make for the Great Zora Bridge leading from the main area of the Domain. Peer down from the bridge and look towards the Domain to find a long waterfall. From here, jump down and glide into this waterfall to reveal a hidden cave below Zora’s Domain: just make sure that you’re not wearing the Zora Armour here or you’ll just start swimming up the waterfall, instead.
Entering this cave will unlock the creatively named Cave Under Zora’s Domain. At the centre of this area is a Chasm Entrance (specifically, the Chasm Under Zora’s Domain) but you’ll want to ignore it and continue heading straight. You should see yet another waterfall in this cave and, just the like the last one, you need to run through it to find your prize.
Behind this second waterfall is another stone chest which contains the Vah Ruta Divine Helm. This has 2 defence and gives Link one stack of Swim Speed Up when worn. The Vah Ruta Divine Helms shares this set bonus with the Zora Armour, although you’ll still need the chest armour from that set if you want to climb up waterfalls.
How to Find the Vah Medoh Divine Helm
The third Divine Helm belonged to the Rito and it is the Hebra Mountains. This depicts the majestic Divine Beast Vah Medoh, a colossal bird who flew above Hebra in times past. This Divine Beast Mask is arguably the most tricky to find in Tears of the Kingdom and you’ll want to stock up on items that can produce fire such as Fire Fruits or flame monster materials.
Once you’re ready to head out, you’ll need to go to a desolate location in the middle of the Biron Snowshelf. This location is the central point between three hidden hot springs around Hebra: the Strunida Secret Hot Spring, the Goflam Secret Hot Spring and the Sherfin’s Secret Hot Spring. For right now, simply make your way to the point on the map listed below where you’ll find a massive chunk of ice barring your path.
The cave you need to enter is behind this block and you’ll need to melt it to get past. From here, use your various fire tools and materials to melt it down. After you’ve gotten rid of it, a new path will be available leading into the North Biron Snowshelf Cave. Eventually, you’ll drop down into a pool of water being watched over by a somewhat creepy bird statue.
Your goal is to break three rock clusters on the walls, releasing three streams of water. This will move the bird statue and reveal your treasure once all three walls have been broken. Do be warned that there are more than three walls, though, and destroying the wrong one will unleash some annoying Ice Keese for you to deal with.
Break all three walls and the water from the secret hot springs will flow into the cave. This will move the bird statue aside, allowing you to slip into a secret cave containing a stone chest. From here you can simply pick up the Vah Medoh Divine Helm. This helmet has 2 defence and provides Link with one stack of Cold Resistance when worn.
How to Find the Vah Naboris Divine Helm
Lastly, we have the Vah Naboris Divine Helm. This mask belongs to the Gerudo and depicts the Divine Beast Vah Naboris, a massive camel capable of controlling lightning who roamed the Gerudo Desert back in BotW. Like with Rito’s mask, this one is on the annoying side and you’ll want to prepare explosive materials like Bomb Flowers in advance.
To collect the Vah Naboris Divine Beast mask in Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll have to make your way north of Gerudo Town and towards the West Barrens. This area is a desolate field of nothing but sand and bones. Your goal is a massive set of ribcages lodged into the sand which can be seen from the map.
When you reach the northmost ribcage, you’ll be met with an Electric Like-Like but no cave entrance. Instead, you’ll have to look at the floor for a tiny hole which can be blown open. The entrance is tiny so be careful when trying to blow it open.
Once you’ve opened it up and made your way inside, you’ll find the West Gerudo Underground Ruins. Unfortunately, rock walls block every possible direction. You need to carve your way through these rock walls to reach the chest. What’s worse is that there’s a specific path you need to take through the cave.
To make the process easier, start tearing down the rocks on the right side of the cave once you enter. Then, slowly begin heading straight up while continuing to break down the wall. No matter what, this process is going to take a while so just keep swinging until you find the path forward.
Eventually, you’ll escape the stone-covered halls of the cave and find a chest containing the Vah Nobris Divine Helm instead. This mask has 2 defence and will grant Link Shock Resistance, an effect also on the Rubber armour set.
And that was where to find all 4 Divine Beast Masks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.