Sasa Kai Shrine

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The Sasa Kai Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name A Modest Test of Strength,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

Sasa Kai Shrine is located in the Gerudo Highlands, directly next to Gerudo Tower. It is originally buried beneath the ground, near an inactive Pedestal.

On top of Gerudo Tower, Link can find Kass, who reveals he knows of an "Ancient Song" from the area.[2] When asked, he will sing the song for Link, which describes shooting an Arrow into the sky from the shadow of Gerudo Tower.[3] This initiates the "Sign of the Shadow" Shrine Quest.

At three in the afternoon, when the sun casts Gerudo Tower's shadow onto the nearby Pedestal, Link must shoot at the sun with an Arrow. Doing so will cause the Ancient Shrine to reveal itself.[4] This completes the Shrine Quest.

As Link enters Sasa Kai Shrine, he is greeted by its Monk, Sasa Kai.[5]

Themes and Navigation

Sasa Kai Shrine features a large primary chamber, in which a Guardian Scout III rises from a pit once Link gets near. In order to complete the Trial, Link must defeat this Guardian Scout.

Once the Guardian Scout III is defeated, a portcullis leading to the Monk's Pedestal will rise, allowing Link to pass through. Sasa Kai will commend Link for completing the Trial, giving him a Spirit Orb as a reward.[6] The Monk will then wish Link well before fading away.[7]

The Treasure Chest behind the portcullis contains a Frostblade.

Minor Enemies and Traps



Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • A Modest Test of Strength
  • Sasa Kai Shrine
  • A Modest Test of Strength
  • Sasa Kai Shrine
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • De gemiddelde krachtmeting[9]
  • Tempel van Sasa Kai[10]
  • The Average Showdown
  • Temple of Sasa Kai
Latin America
Santuario de Sasaik[8]Sasaik Shrine
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sasa Kai Shrine
    A Modest Test of Strength
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "I know a song about this place. Would you like to hear the ancient verse passed down in this region?" — Kass (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "As light shines from the northwest skies
    From the tower's shadow an arrow flies
    Pierce heaven's light to reveal the prize.
    " — Kass (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "When the light was in the northwest, you saw Gerudo Tower cast a shadow upon a pedestal. After firing an arrow toward the light from the top of that pedestal, a shrine appeared!" — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Sasa Kai. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this combat trial." — Sasa Kai (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Your triumph over the test of strength subverts a prophecy of ruin. From the ashes of Hyrule, a hero rises. In the name of Goddess Hylia, I bestow upon you this Spirit Orb." — Sasa Kai (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Sasa Kai (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Santuario de Sasaik" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "De gemiddelde krachtmeting" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Tempel van Sasa Kai" — Map (Breath of the Wild)