Etsu Korima Shrine

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Etsu Korima Shrine
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The interior of Etsu Korima Shrine
Main appearance(s)
Main Item(s)

The Etsu Korima Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name Path of Light,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild. It is exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack.

Entrance to the Shrine

The Etsu Korima Shrine is on the Great Plateau on Mount Hylia as part of the Main Quest, "EX The Champions' Ballad". To access the Shrine, Link must defeat the various enemies that appear on Mount Hylia during the trial. After the last enemy is defeated, the Shrine will rise up from beneath the ground. As Link enters the Shrine, he is greeted by the Shrine's Monk, Etsu Korima.[2]

Themes and Navigation

The Etsu Korima Shrine is dark, forcing Link to follow light sources such as Torches or the glowing walls of the Shrine to find his way through. Through a small corridor from the Shrine entrance is a large chamber with seven lasers. The first three are stationary lasers firing vertically from the ceiling, the next three are also stationary but are firing horizontally across the walkway at roughly the same level as Link's eyes when he is standing. The final laser is firing horizontally across the walkway but is on a platform moving up and down. The next chamber has a large number of Torches scattered around four large rotating cylindrical columns, each column two or three walls covered with spikes attached to them. The third chamber has three sets of small openings, each with four nozzles that spew out jets of fire lining the opening. The jets can be safely passed through with the Fireproof Set Bonus or by carefully crossing over one of the nozzles while it is off. Down a small flight of stairs, three Guardian Scouts lie in wait, two of which hide behind nearby walls. At the end of the chamber with Guardian Scouts is a large staircase leading up to the Monk Etsu Korima. As Link ascends the staircase, the Shrine will light up however, the darkness will return if Link turns back.

Upon approaching Etsu Korima, the Monk will give Link a Spirit Orb for completing the Trial,[3] and will wish Link well before fading away.[4]

A metallic Treasure Chest containing a Gold Rupee can be found on a small wooden platform above some vine in the area with the rotating spike walls.

Minor Enemies and Traps


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JapanJapaneseエツィ・コリマの祠 (Etsi Korima no Hokora)
導きは光 (Michibiki wa Hikari)
Etsi Korima Shrine
The Guide is Light
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Etsu Korima Shrine
    Path of Light
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Etsu Korima. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial." — Etsu Korima (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "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." — Etsu Korima (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Etsu Korima (Breath of the Wild)