Kuh Takkar Shrine

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The Kuh Takkar Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name Melting Ice Hazard,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

Kuh Takkar Shrine is located on the Vatorsa Snowfield in the Gerudo Highlands, at the base of Laparoh Mesa. To access the Ancient Shrine, Link must melt the chunk of Ice that is frozen around the Ancient Shrine. This can be done with Fire Arrows, a Flameblades, a Great Flameblade, a Flamespear, or a Campfire. As Link enters the Shrine, he is greeted by its Monk, Kuh Takkar.[2]

Themes and Navigation

At the entrance of Kuh Takkar Shrine, there is an Ice block that can be found right in front of Link. When he approaches it, the voice of Kuh Takkar can be heard, telling Link that the path forward will only open when he offers them the Ice.[3]

The Ancient Shrine features one chamber with multiple columns of Fire. In order to complete the Trial, Link must bring an Ice block to the Monk's Pedestal without it being melted by the Fire. Link can use a metal block, which can be found submerged in Lava, in order to traverse through the Fire. Once Link passes the Fire, the door will open, allowing Link to approach the Monk's Pedestal.

When approached, Kuh Takkar will give Link a Spirit Orb for completing the Trial.[4] Following this, the Monk will wish Link well before fading away.[5]

A Treasure Chest within a pillar blocked by Fire. When Link opens it, he will receive a Frostblade.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Tempel van Kun Takkar[7]Temple of Kuh Takkar
Latin America
Santuario de Utak[6]Utak Shrine
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kuh Takkar Shrine
    Melting Ice Hazard
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Kuh Takkar. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial." — Kuh Takkar (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Offer before me a block of ice. Only then will the path forward open." — Kuh Takkar (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Your resourcefulness in overcoming this trial speaks to the promise of a hero... In the name of Goddess Hylia, I bestow upon you this Spirit Orb." — Kuh Takkar (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Kuh Takkar (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Santuario de Utak" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Tempel van Kuh Takkar" — Map (Breath of the Wild)