What is the most effective way to grind for drops from the three spirit dragons?

Dinraal, Naydra, and Farosh are benign spirits flying around their respective regions in the form of elemental dragons. Attacking them with arrows will make pieces fall to the ground depending on where they are hit. These pieces are used for a few shrines, but also for enhancing some Armours.

  • What is the best strategy to accumulate these pieces?
  • What sort of appearance patterns do each dragon have? Is this purely random, or is there a way to influence their arrival?
  • Is there a more effective trick to get a higher number of drops during a single encounter?

The pieces that drop are as follows:

  • Dragon’s Scale: Shed by hitting the dragon over most areas of its body.
  • Dragon’s Claw: Shed by hitting the dragon’s limbs.
  • Dragon’s Fang: Shed by hitting the dragon’s mouth.
  • Shard of Dragon’s Horn: Shed by hitting the dragon’s horns.

Each dragon has their own set of four pieces.


You can only obtain a single piece per encounter with a dragon so there’s no point in shooting at them more than you have to. You only need to shoot at them until a flash of light where you hit them appears. That flash is the shard that will eventually fall down. Additional shots will yield nothing. In my experience, it’s better to use a single arrow bow as close as possible to ensure that you hit the part you want. I couldn’t tell if using stronger or weaker bows make a difference (I’m at the point in the game where all I have are bows 30+).

As for favorable spawning points, it can vary from time to time but here’s some places I used to farm them and the time of days. They may or may not spawn immediately, try camping again at the time specified until they do. It will help to have a full set of Climbing clothes as you’ll want to be climbing around to get to the best spots. Also having a fire sword/spear to light your fires for camping.


Due south of Hebra Tower there’s a ledge where a Korok is hiding on the northern face of the canyon wall. Set up camp there on the eastern end of the ledge and wait until Morning to find him. Dinraal will be flying in from the northeast and will fly right though the canyon. When he’s close enough and you feel the breeze, jump toward the center of the canyon and wait til you are close enough. Then take your shot.

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I recommend using a full set of Flamebreaker armor for the Fireproof set bonus so the fire he breathes doesn’t hurt you.


West of Mount Lanayru is the Lanayru Road – East Gate. Further in toward the Lanayru Promenade is a ledge on the south wall overlooking a platform on the north wall path. Set up camp at the top and wait until Morning. Naydra will be flying in high in the sky to the east from Mount Lanayru. He will fly right through the canyon very low and up close. Depending on the parts you want, you’ll want to shoot from above for the scale, fang or horn. If you want claws, it would be easier to shoot from the north wall ledge.

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I recommend using a full set of Snowquill clothes for the Unfreezable set bonus so the ice balls he breathes don’t hurt you.


At Lake Hylia on the south tower of the Bridge of Hylia is a great place to camp. Wait until Night. Farosh will emerge out of the lake from the north east corner. He should come out immediately after getting getting up at 9pm (2100). If not, wait again until he does. Otherwise, you could try waiting til 1am (0100) in the late late night. But he always came immediately when I tried. He will first fly toward the west and will loop back and fly toward the east in front of you. Wait until he’s close enough to feel the breeze then jump out along the bridge. Take your shot when you’re close enough.

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I recommend using a full set of Rubber clothes for the Unshockable set bonus so the lightning he shoots doesn’t hurt you.

Source : Link , Question Author : Gwellin , Answer Author : Kareen

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