EX The Champion's Ballad Walkthrough | Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

BOTW - EX The Champion
This is a guide to the DLC Main Quest, EX Treasure The Champions' Ballad, in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Read on to learn how to start the quest and how to unlock Link's own Divine Beast!

How to Start EX The Champion's Ballad

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Location and Quest Giver

Quest Giver Zelda
Location ???

The quest automatically at any point after you defeat the last Divine Beast. Upon warping to another area, Zelda will telepathically contact Link and instruct them to return to the Shrine of Ressurection.

EX The Champion's Ballad Walkthrough

Guide Overview

EX The Champion's Ballad Part 1

EX The Champion's Ballad Part 2

EX The Champion's Ballad Part 3

Return to the Shrine of Resurrection

Objectives Guide
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Return the Sheikah Slate
Return to the Shrine of Resurrection and place the Sheikah Slate on its pedestal.
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Take the One-Hit Obliterator
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The Sheikah Monk Maz Koshia will speak to Link and present him a trial and the One-Hit Obliterator, a weapon that can defeat enemies in one hit.
Wielding the weapon drains Link's health to the last piece of his last heart container.
Note: Link can't recover any health when doing Maz Koshia's trials. Additionally, all Champion Abilities will be disabled.
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Head to the Monster Bases
The Map of the Great Plateu will be updated with the locations of Monster Bases. Link will need to defeat all enemies in these locations to reveal the new shrines.

Unlock the Yowaka Ita Shrine

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - The ChampionEnlarge Head to the Monster Base in the Forest of Spirits Make your way to the monster base located in the Forest of Spirits in the Great Plateau.
Nearby Shrine:
Oman Au Shrine
2 BOTW - The ChampionEnlarge Defeat All Monsters in the Area
BOTW - The ChampionShoot the Enemies from Afar
Link will need to defeat a group of Bokoblins to unlock the shrine.
Note: Link can still use his ranged weapons to defeat the monsters.
Although the Bokoblins are fairly easy to defeat, the dense forest can make it difficult to navigate the area. Shoot the enemies from afar with Bomb Arrows; even if it doesn't outright defeat the Bokoblins, the blast will still knock them off their feet and make them drop their weapons.
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Conquer the Rohta Chiga Shrine
Once all enemies are defeated, the Yowaka Ita Shrine will rise from the ground. Enter the shrine and make your way to the end to receive a Spirit Orb.
Yowaka Ita Shrine Walkthrough

Unlock the Rohta Chiga Shrine

Objectives Guide
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Head to the Monster Base North of Eastern Abbey
Make your way to the monster base located north of the Eastern Abbey in the Great Plateau.
Nearby Shrine:
Ja Baij Shrine
2 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Defeat All Monsters in the Area Link will need to defeat a group of Lizalfos and a Decayed Guardian to unlock the shrine.
Note: Link can still use his ranged weapons to defeat the monsters.
Since the Lizalfos are very fast, it's a good idea to glide from a high spot like the Great Plateau Tower and shoot the enemies from a safe distance and pick off stragglers once you land.
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Conquer the Rohta Chiga Shrine
Once all enemies are defeated, the Rohta Chiga Shrine will rise from the ground. Enter the shrine and make your way to the end to receive a Spirit Orb.
Rohta Chigah Shrine Walkthrough

Unlock the Etsu Korima Shrine

Objectives Guide
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Head to the Monster Base Near Mount Hylia
Make your way to the monster base located at the base of Mount Hylia in the Great Plateau.
Nearby Shrines:
Keh Namut Shrine
Owa Daim Shrine
2 BOTW - EX The ChampionEnlarge Defeat All Monsters in the Area
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Link will need to defeat a group of Moblins, accompanied by a Lizalfos, Ice ChuChus, and a Blizzrobe, to unlock the shrine.
Note: Link can still use his ranged weapons to defeat the monsters.
Prioritize dispatching the Blizzrobe as it can summon Ice Keese or cause an AOE attack that can knock out Link.
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Conquer the Etsu Korima Shrine
Once all enemies are defeated, the Etsu Korima Shrine will rise from the ground. Enter the shrine and make your way to the end to receive a Spirit Orb.
Etsu Korima Shrine Walkthrough

Unlock the Ruvo Kornah Shrine

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Head to the Monster Base South of the Temple of Time Make your way to the monster base located south of the Temple of Time in the Great Plateau.
Nearby Shrine:
Owa Daim Shrine
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EX ChampionEnlarge Shoot the Enemies from Afar
Link will need to defeat a group of Lizalfos, Bokoblins, and a Moblin. to unlock the shrine.
Note: Link can still use his ranged weapons to defeat the monsters.
Since the Lizalfos are very fast, it's a good idea to glide from a high spot and shoot the enemies from a safe distance and pick off stragglers once you land.
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Conquer the Ruvo Kornah Shrine
Once all enemies are defeated, the Ruvo Kornah Shrine will rise from the ground. Enter the shrine and make your way to the end to receive a Spirit Orb.
Ruvo Korbah Shrine Walkthrough

Seek Out the Four Monuments

Objectives Guide
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Listen to Maz Koshia
After clearing the new four shrines in the Great Plateau, Maz Koshia will speak to Link and congratulate him for conquering his trials.
2 BOTW - EX The ChampionEnlarge The One-Hit Obliterator Glows
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The Monk will reveal a new trial that Link will need to undertake. Shortly after, the One-Hit Onliterator will glow with the light of the Four Champions and shatter.
The glowing orbs will shoot up to the sky and land on specific locatiosn, revealing Monuments.
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A New Trial Awaits
BOTW - EX The ChampionThe Monuments are Revealed
Maz Koshia will direct link to seek out these monuments and undertake a new trial so that he can reach his new potential.
The Sheikah Slate will update with new locations of each new monument in Hyrule.

Conquer Champion Revali's Trials

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW -EX ChampionEnlarge Look for the Monument at Cuhon Mountain Head to Cuho Mountain south of Rito Village and look for the Monument.
Nearby Shrine:
Bareeda Naag Shrine
2 BOTW - EX The ChampionEnlarge Listen to Kass' Song After the cutscene, listen to Kass' Unfinished Song, which reveals clues recounting Champion Revali's Trials in the verses.
Clues:
Shoot the Flame Dragon's Horn
Race down a Peak Rings Adorn
Shoot Four Targets to Win
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Champion Revali's Memory
Overcome Champion Revali's Trial to unlock a memory from 100 years ago.
Champion Revali's Final Trial

Conquer Champion Urbosa's Trials

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Look for the Monument at East Gerudo Mesa Head to East Gerudo Mesa southeast of Divine Beast Vah Naboris and look for the Monument.
Nearby Shrine:
Suma Sahma Shrine
2 BOTW - EX The ChampionEnlarge Listen to Kass' Song After the cutscene, listen to Kass' Unfinished Song, which reveals clues recounting Urbosa's Trials in the verses.
Clues:
Fight the Brute of the Sand
Chase Rings Upon the Land
Throw the Orb Underground
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Champion Urbosa's Memory
Overcome Champion Urbosa's Trial to unlock a memory from 100 years ago.
Champion Urbosa's Final Trial

Conquer Champion Daruk's Trials

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - EX Champion DarukEnlarge Look for the Monument at the Eldin Mountains Head to the Eldin Mountains southwest of the Southern Mine and look for the Monument.
2 BOTW - EX ChampionListen to Kass' Song After the cutscene, listen to Kass' Unfinished Song, which reveals clues recounting Daruk's Trials in the verses.
Clues:
Stop a Titan of Molten Lava
Follow Rings of Light Alone
Survive Lava's Fiery Hate
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Champion Daruk's Memory
Overcome Champion Daruk's Trial to unlock a memory from 100 years ago.
Champion Daruk's Final Trial

Conquer Champion Mipha's Trials

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - EX Champion MiphaEnlarge Look for the Monument at Ja'Abu Ridge Head to Ja'Abu Ridge southeast of Zora Domain and look for the Monument.
Nearby Shrine:
Rucco Maag Shrine
2 BOTW - EX Champion MiphaEnlarge Listen to Kass' Song After the cutscene, listen to Kass' Unfinished Song, which reveals clues recounting Mipha's Trials in the verses.
Clues:
Find What the Light's Path Shows
Conquer the Ancient Foes
Chase Rings of the Waterfall
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Champion Mipha's Memory
Overcome Champion Mipha's Trial to unlock a memory from 100 years ago.
Champion Mipha's Final Trial

Unlock the Secret of the Shrine of Resurrection

Objectives Guide
1 BOTW - EX Champion MiphaEnlarge Listen to Maz Koshia After completing the last Champion's Challenge, Maz Koshia will speak to Link and direct him to the Shrine of Resurrection once more.
2 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Return the Sheikah Slate Maz Koshia will instruct to Link to place the Sheikah Slate on the pedestal once more to unlock his Final Trial.
3 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Conquer the Labyrinth The Shrine of Resurrection descends into the ground, revealing a complex labyrinth - similar to a Divine Beast, that Link needs to complete.
Divine Beast Tamer's Trial Dungeon Walkthrough
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With the dungeon complete, Monk Maz Koshia will challenge Link to a Final Trial.
Overcome the Final Trial and Link will be awarded with a rune that summons his personal Divine Beast - The Master Cycle Zero.
5 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge The Unfinished Song is Complete Link will be teleported back to the entrance of the Shrine of Resurrection where Kass waits. He will tell Link that his Master's Unfinished Song is now complete!
5 BOTW - EX The ChampionEnlarge The Champion's Ballad Link will then unlock his final memory from 100 years ago - of the Champions and Princess Zelda.
5 BOTW - EX ChampionEnlarge Picture of the Champions Kass will then reward Link with the Picture of the Champions.

EX The Champion's Ballad Rewards

The Champion's Ballad Rewards
Revali's Gale+ Urbosa's Fury+
Daruk's Protection+ Mipha's Grace+
Master Cycle Zero Picture of the Champions

Adventure Log Entries

Entry Entry Text
Quest Start Zelda's voice spoke to you...
She said that because you have tamed all four Divine Beasts, you can now unlock the powerful force hidden within.
Head to the Shrine of Resurrection and return the Sheikah Slate to its terminal.
1st Update After returning the Sheikah Slate to the terminal in the Shrine of Resurrection, a mysterious weapon appeared out of nowhere.
You must use it to defeat all monsters at four locations within the Great Plateau.
The trial will begin once you take hold of the weapon.
2nd Update The One-Hit Obliterator, as the name suggests, can defeat enemies in one-hit. However, the wielder will also be defeated in one hit. Defeat the monsters at the locations marked on the map within the Great Plateau.
If you wish to quit this trial, simply leave the Great Plateau. The weapon will leave your hands and return to the Shrine of Resurrection.
There are four monster bases remaining.
3rd Update The One-Hit Obliterator, as the name suggests, can defeat enemies in one-hit. However, the wielder will also be defeated in one hit. Defeat the monsters at the locations marked on the map within the Great Plateau.
If you wish to quit this trial, simply leave the Great Plateau. The weapon will leave your hands and return to the Shrine of Resurrection.
There are three monster bases remaining.
4th Update The One-Hit Obliterator, as the name suggests, can defeat enemies in one-hit. However, the wielder will also be defeated in one hit. Defeat the monsters at the locations marked on the map within the Great Plateau.
If you wish to quit this trial, simply leave the Great Plateau. The weapon will leave your hands and return to the Shrine of Resurrection.
There are two monster bases remaining.
5th Update The One-Hit Obliterator, as the name suggests, can defeat enemies in one-hit. However, the wielder will also be defeated in one hit. Defeat the monsters at the locations marked on the map within the Great Plateau.
If you wish to quit this trial, simply leave the Great Plateau. The weapon will leave your hands and return to the Shrine of Resurrection.
There is one monster base remaining.
6th Update The One-Hit Obliterator, as the name suggests, can defeat enemies in one hit. However, the wielder will also be defeated in one hit.
If you wish to quit this trial, simply leave the Great Plateau. The weapon will leave your hands and return to the Shrine of Resurrection.
You have defeated all of the monster bases. Conquer each Shrine that appears.
7th Update You completed the trials of the Great Plateau! After conquering the last shrine, the One-Hit Obliterator split into four glowing orbs and scattered to different parts of Hyrule.
There seems to be more to this trial... What challenges await?
Go to the areas marked on the map. Locations remaining: 4
8th Update You completed the trials of the Great Plateau! After conquering the last shrine, the One-Hit Obliterator split into four glowing orbs and scattered to different parts of Hyrule.
There seems to be more to this trial... What challenges await?
Go to the areas marked on the map. Locations remaining: 3
9th Update You completed the trials of the Great Plateau! After conquering the last shrine, the One-Hit Obliterator split into four glowing orbs and scattered to different parts of Hyrule.
There seems to be more to this trial... What challenges await?
Go to the areas marked on the map. Locations remaining: 2
10th Update You completed the trials of the Great Plateau! After conquering the last shrine, the One-Hit Obliterator split into four glowing orbs and scattered to different parts of Hyrule.
There seems to be more to this trial... What challenges await?
Go to the areas marked on the map. Locations remaining: 1
11th Update In a realm of memory, you defeated the powerful Phantom Ganons of the four Divine Beasts. You have also completed the four trials inscribed on the stone monument.
But this trial is far from over.
The door to the final trial in the Shrine of Resurrection has opened. Return there once more.
12th Update When you returned the Sheikah Slate to the terminal at the Shrine of Resurrection, the room shook and descended.
The shrine itself must have been designed to play a part in the trial... Once you reached the underground, an enormous space was revealed.
Conquer the labyrinth.
13th Update You reached the deepest area of the trial's labyrinth!
Before you could report your completion of the trial to Monk Maz Koshia, he rose before you and the final trial started.
Display your power by fighting Monk Maz Koshia and proving you are worthy of mastering a Divine Beast.
Quest Clear The power within prevailed! You proved your worthiness to Monk Maz Koshia by completing all of the Divine Beast Tamer's Trials. Your gift, the Master Cycle Zero, can be found with your Runes. After the trial, you met with Kass, who sang the completed Champions' Ballad for you. The song helped you recall the distant day you were appointed as a Champion...

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