Divine Beast Vah Ruta

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The Divine Beast Vah Ruta (pronounced /ˈruː.tə/ ROO-tə)[1] is a Divine Beast and a dungeon in Breath of the Wild. It is a giant machine that resembles an elephant.


Breath of the Wild

Entrance to the Divine Beast

Before Link can board Ruta, he must team up with Sidon to disable it. If Link approaches it without Sidon's help before defeating Waterblight Ganon, he will be thrown backwards by its barrier. Link must disable the switches on Ruta's sides by swimming up waterfalls and shooting them with Shock Arrows. Each time Link disables a switch, Ruta launches an increasingly savage volley of ice blocks and spiky spheres towards the duo, which Link must break with Cryonis in order to progress. Once he has deactivated all the switches, the endless rain around Zora's Domain ceases and the machine becomes accessible.

Themes and Navigation

Once inside, Link can control Ruta's trunk and move it between various positions. It constantly spews water, allowing Link to position the stream of water by extension. In order to calm Ruta, Link must activate each of the five terminals located throughout it with his Sheikah Slate. After Link activates them all, he can proceed to fight Waterblight Ganon.

Upon defeating Waterblight Ganon, Link is visited by Mipha's spirit and receives Mipha's Grace, a magical power similar to that of a Fairy. He is also rewarded with Mipha's Lightscale Trident by Muzu. Ruta, now commanded by Mipha's spirit, climbs atop a cliff and targets Hyrule Castle in preparation of Link's fight against Ganon.

Minor Enemies


One hundred years before the events of Breath of the Wild, Ruta was piloted by Mipha, the Zora Champion. After Calamity Ganon took control of it, it created a torrential downpour in the Lanayru Great Spring.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Divine Beast Vah Ruta is named after Princess Ruto,[2] the Sage of Water from Ocarina of Time.

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See Also


  1. "And Ruta, as well."Zelda Breath of the Wild - All Cutscenes The Movie HD , YouTube, published March 4, 2017.
  2. "The Divine Beast Vah Ruta, built ages later to face off against Calamity Ganon, was named in honor of Ruto." — History of the Zora, Part Five (Breath of the Wild)