How to master Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Zonai wing

The greatest way to across wide gaps is to fly, not use the lengthy bridge. As a result, how to master Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Zonai wing?

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With lookout towers propelling Link into the air, it is quite simple to glide and fall in this game. However, learning to fly requires some practice, as the game never really teaches the “best” way to use the Zonai wing. We’ve experimented with many various takeoff techniques, and we believed sharing them would be beneficial.

Trust us: mastering flight is worthwhile. In the early stages of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, building a bridge is the simple solution to almost every issue. an extremely long bridge. However, your difficulties get – quite literally – bigger the further you travel across Hyrule. A geographic problem will soon extend over a distance that no bridge could possibly bridge.

For the biggest gaps, you’ll need the Zonai wing. Here are our go-to methods for lifting off.


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You must first grasp the fundamentals of aviation before you can advance. Link will encounter the Zonai wing, a bird-shaped glider, early on in the quest on Great Sky Island. A runway that has already been cut out next to this apparatus slopes downward and off a cliff, allowing the wing to take off using just gravity. The Temple of Time may be reached most efficiently using this runway and Zonai wing combination. It’s also a fantastic chance to experience your first flight.

A map of Great Sky Island in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

A Zonai capsule dispenser in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Link looks across Great Sky Island in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


A Zonai capsule dispenser may be found next to the Gutanbac Shrine just before you depart the Great Sky Island. Use your Zonai credits! Since you’ll earn lots more charges during the game, don’t be stingy.

I advise you to purchase in large quantities, feeding the machine five Zonai charges to get the most capsules feasible. If you have the extra charges on hand, repeat this a few times. The Zonai wings and fans that this capsule dispenser prefers are essential for your trips both above and below the surface.


When you go back to Hyrule’s surface, you won’t come across many (if any) Zonai wing launch ramps. So, taking off is a little more challenging. Using extra Zonai equipment to transform the Zonai wing from a glider to a little airplane is the most straightforward way to gain air.

I suggest a high cliff and either rockets or fans. Put the various Zonai components close to the cliff edge in a level, secure area. If you only have one fan or rocket, mount it to the Zonai wing’s tail. If utilizing more than one, balance them on the opposing sides of the Zonai wing’s tail.

Bring the entire miniature aircraft to the cliff’s edge, then detonate the Zonai fans or rockets. To achieve adequate momentum down the edge, you might need a lot of fans or rockets. Therefore, we advise…

Link rides a Recalled Zonai wing in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

This tactic can appear more difficult at first glance, but it allows you to conserve your valuable Zonai resources and, in my experience, has the highest success rate.

Place a Zonai wing on a level area close to the cliff’s edge. Put some space between you and the Zonai wing before using Ultrahand to grasp it. Bring the wing to the cliff’s edge, hold it off the cliff, then raise it to the sky. Now, carefully walk backward while lowering the Zonai wing to the surface — imagine doing the takeoff for an airplane in reverse.

Jump on it and use Recall after the Zonai wing has touched down. If everything is done properly, the Zonai wing will launch into the air and off the cliff.

If you want to get extra distance, combine this technique with the fans/rockets approach. Take off without thrusters, then turn them on when you need some propulsion to reach your destination.

Link plummets to his death in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


This final approach is neither dependable nor simple. You’ll have to jump out of a sky island or be launched into the air, and then there’s the difficulty of actually performing the airborne trick. However, this approach appears to be the coolest.

First, skydive from a colossal height. Open your paraglider when you are at a good height from which to soar toward your destination. Drop a Zonai wing capsule you have in your possession below you. If you execute it well, the Zonai wing will appear beneath Link’s feet, giving you the chance to transform the free fall’s energy into forward speed.

Let me be clear: I have not pulled this off. The photo above is me failing. But the maneuver is possible. One day I will get good.

Fly safe in the skies of Hyrule!