BOTW Star Fragment Guide

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It’s no question that there is no shortage of things to do in the latest Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. Link can buy a house, build a town from the ground up, and even ride a motorcycle (if you have the DLC). One area that many players may never explore or know about are Star Fragments.

These fragments fall from the sky and offer all types of upgrades if you can get your hands on them. If you want to know all about these unique items and how to use them, then keep reading our complete guide to Star Fragments. We’ll tell you where to find them and how to use them below.

Key Details Up Front

If you’re looking for something new to do in Breath of the Wild, finding star fragments and putting them to use is a great way to upgrade food or clothing. However, these items can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look.

BOTW Star Fragment Guide
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What Are Star Fragments?

If you watch the night sky in Breath of the Wild, you may see something streaking across and landing far off. Usually, they’ll put off a glow after hitting the ground. However, these star fragments are some of the most difficult items to locate.

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Star Fragment Uses

For the most part, Star Fragments are used for improving certain pieces of armor. However, there are other uses for Star Fragments as well. Link can add bonuses to his dish with Star Fragments or sell them to a merchant for a few hundred Rupees.

Link can upgrade both the Ancient and Wild armor sets by collecting Star Fragments. We’ll get to where you can find them in a moment. For now, just know that you’ll need three to fully upgrade either set. If you want to upgrade Sapphire, Ruby, or Diamond Circlets, you’ll need two Star Fragments. You’ll also need a pair of Star Fragments if you want to upgrade the Topaz Earrings.

Star Fragments can also be used to improve meals. If you add a Star Fragment to your recipe, you’ll have additional bonuses. Of course, the bonus you receive will depend on the type of dish you’re cooking. You can expect one of the following when adding a Star Fragment to your dish:

  • Additional Yellow Hearts
  • Extra Stamina
  • Level-up effect increase
  • Duration of effect increased

If you’re strapped for cash and you come across a Star Fragment, you can sell them to Beedle for 300 Rupees each. Sure, that’s a nice chunk of change, so feel free to sell your Star Fragment, but don’t make a habit of searching out Star Fragments just for the purpose of selling them. There are far easier ways to make money in Breath of the Wild.

ancient cuirass

Ways to Get Star Fragments

You can obtain Star Fragments multiple different ways while playing Breath of the Wild. For example, you can follow dogs to chests that contain these items, or you can complete side quests. If you like to use Amiibo, the Zelda, Ganondorf, and Toon Zelda Amiibo all offer the chance to get a Star Fragment.

However, you’re only going to receive a finite amount using these methods. If you want to continue finding Star Fragments, your best bet is to either repeatedly defeat Silver Lynels (which drop Star Fragments) or keep an eye on the night sky and wait for one to fall.

Let’s take a look at each of your options.

Completing Quests to Get Star Fragments

There are two quests you can complete to get your hands on some Star Fragments.

My Hero Quest

This quest starts at the Outskirt Stable, which is located west of the coliseum in Hyrule Field. For this quest, the only thing you need to do is get the Master Sword, bring it back to the stable, and speak with Aliza. That’s all there is to it. Although, if you haven’t made it very far into the game, this quest may have to wait a while.

Balloon Fight Quest

For this quest, you’ll need to head to Woodland Stable, located near Eldin Canyon, to the east of Hyrule Castle. Here, you’ll speak to Shamae, a kid wandering around the stable. The only thing he wants is to see a few barrels float around. Attach some Octorok balloons to the barrels and watch them float. That’s all there is to it. Enjoy your Star Fragment!

zelda star fragment view

Feeding Dogs

Link can also get Star Fragments by feeding dogs and following them to hidden chest. Here are some of the locations for feeding dogs.

Snowfield Stable

This stable is in the Tabantha Tundra, so be sure you’re wearing the proper clothing before heading that direction. Find the dog and feed it three pieces of fruit or meat, then follow it. It will lead you to an area where the chest is hidden. Use your Magnesis Rune to find the chest and pull it out of the ground.

Lurelin Village

Near the southeast corner of the map you’ll find Lurelin Village. Once again, feed the dog three pieces of fruit or meat, then follow it. Pull the chest out of the ground to claim another Star Fragment. If you don’t want to mess with the dog, you can use your Sheikah Slate to find treasure chests.

feeding dog

Defeat Silver Lynels

Defeating Lynels isn’t very easy, but if you’re at a point where you have no trouble beating them, silver ones have the chance to drop Star Fragments. If you’re really lucky, you’ll get two. Of course, this is also a good way to break your weapons, which may not make it the best option when it comes to getting Star Fragments.

Plus, there’s no promise that you’ll get a Star Fragment after you beat a Silver Lynel. But if this is the way you want to find Star Fragments, be sure you save the game before you start fighting, that way you can try again if he doesn’t drop what you want.

silver lynel defeating

Watch for Falling Stars

Using this method to gather Star Fragments requires covering a lot of ground and using flint and wood to light fires. But it’s worth it to get that Star Fragment. Before you get started, try to find a weapon you can use to light fires and a lot of wood. There’s no use in wasting flint unless you really want to.

When collecting firewood, use your Bomb Rune to save your weapons. Find a dense forest and start bombing the trees. This will create wood piles you can gather. Once you have enough wood, it’s time to find those Star Fragments.

First up on the list is finding Hino, who is roaming around the Dueling Peaks Stable. Look to the left of the stable between the hours of 10 am and 7 pm. If you go any earlier or later, he’ll probably be asleep. Hine will tell you the type of moon you can expect to see that night.

Why does that matter? Because Star Fragments fall more often when the moon is full. Talk to him. If he doesn’t tell you that the moon is going to be full that night, you can either rest until the next day and speak with him again or find something else to do. Once he confirms that the moon will be full, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Now you need to find a good spot that gives you a view of as much of the land as possible. The great thing about Star Fragments is that they’ll only spawn in an area where you can see. This is perfect because it means that you can determine the area in which they fall.

The ideal place is somewhere that you can quickly and easily navigate. Preferably open and flat that doesn’t have much water. If you see a Star Fragment and it falls in the water, there’s no getting it back. Dueling Peaks is a great spot for this type of activity.

It’s completely up to you where you decide to go. The best places are usually elevated and allow you to see as far as possible. Travel to the place you want to go and wait. The challenge here is not touching your controller. Just sit and wait for a Star Fragment to fall.

This usually occurs between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am, so you’ll have to be patient. Keep an eye on the sky. Once you see the star shoot down, you’ll notice a bright yellow light, which makes it easy to find. If you can tell where it is, you might be able to fast travel to a nearby shrine or Tower. Just remember to keep your eyes peeled so you don’t lose the Star Fragment.

falling stars


Star Fragments are not a primary part of the Breath of the Wild quest, but it can be a fun part of the game if you’ve done everything else. Here are some frequently asked questions about Star Fragments.

Question: How do you get Star Fragments in Breath of the Wild?

Answer: There are a few ways to get your hands on some sweet Star Fragments. You can defeat Silver Lynels, watch for falling stars, or feed dogs to get them.

Question: Do Star Fragments Have Any Uses?

Answer: Star Fragments can be used to upgrade armor sets or increase the bonuses in certain recipes.

Question: How Many Star Fragments can you get in Breath of the Wild?

Answer: There is no limit to the number of Star Fragments you can obtain.

Question: Can you Sell Star Fragments in Breath of the Wild?

Answer: Yes, Star Fragments can be sold to merchants for 300 Rupees.

Question: Do you Need Star Fragments to Complete Quests in Breath of the Wild?

Answer: No, but they may make some quests easier. For example, if you’re trying to upgrade an armor set, you’ll need a lot of Star Fragments.

Question: How Often do Star Fragments Fall?

Answer: There is no set schedule, but they seem to fall more often during a full moon.

Question: What Time of Day do Star Fragments Fall?

Answer: Star Fragments usually fall between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am.

Question: Where is the Best Place to Farm Star Fragments?

Answer: The ideal spot is somewhere that you can quickly and easily navigate. Preferably open and flat that doesn’t have much water. If you see a Star Fragment and it falls in the water, there’s no getting it back. Dueling Peaks is a great spot for this type of activity.

Question: What to do if you Can’t Find Any Star Fragments?

Answer: Make sure you’re looking in the right places. Star Fragments only fall in areas where you have a clear line of sight. The best spots are usually elevated and allow you to see as far as possible. If you’re still having trouble, try waiting for a full moon. Star Fragments seem to fall more often during this time.

Star Light Star Bright

The first Star Fragment I see tonight, I wish to get… a bunch of Star Fragments so I can upgrade my armor! Finding these things isn’t always easy, but with this guide, you should have no trouble at all. Just remember to be patient and keep your eyes peeled and you’ll be swimming in Star Fragments before you know it.

Have fun and happy hunting!

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