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Much like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link has to run around and collect memories in Tears of the Kingdom. Unlike the previous game, however, it’s not necessarily his memories that we’re searching for this time.
These memories are also, fortunately, significantly easier to find thanks to the massive pictures decorating the landscape of Hyrule now. But these Geoglyphs are not placed without care; in fact, they are directly underneath the path of our new draconic friend, the Light Dragon.
If you stand on top of the Light Dragon’s head for a full lap around Hyrule, you’ll notice that it crosses over exactly where each Geoglyph is located. However, the Light Dragon isn’t exactly the best way to find and get to each Geoglyph, especially if you want to reveal each Dragon Tear memory in the order you are supposed to find them in.
There are 11 Dragon Tears and Geoglyphs, with a 12th Dragon Tear that is unveiled after you have collected the first 11. The coordinates for each Dragon Tear are as follows:
- Rauru, -1413, 0967, 0124.
- The Temple, -2549, 1887, 0319.
- Purah Pad, 1826, 0738, 0089.
- The Dragon, 0697, -1308, 0053.
- Ganondorf, -3176, -1700, 0419.
- Queen Sonia, -3089, -0075, 0211.
- Scimitar, 3322, -3567, 0005.
- The Demon King, -1863, 3620, 0237.
- Secret Stone, 4468, -0304, 0075.
- Memorial Stone, -0652, 2682, 0068.
- The Master Sword, 0891, 2953, 0362.
- Secret Tear (only unlocked after all 11), 4534, 2143, 0000.
If you go to the Forgotten Temple, as directed by Impa after the Geoglyph of Rauru’s Dragon Tear is uncovered, you will find a map detailing the exact location of every Geoglyph.
Before You Land
As you start your exploration throughout Hyrule, you’ll more than likely take notice of these huge and intricate pictures that seem to have merged with the map, turning the grass and ground they’re on a bright, almost-white color that glows, which helps them stand out from the landscape around it.
These are Geoglyphs, and you should gradually begin to gather them as you complete the various regional phenomenon.
I do not encourage you to gather them all at once, as it can cause the story to lose a significant portion of its impact during the Regional Phenomenon Quest. Instead, consider gathering them as you move through each area. Following this guide can also help to ensure you pick them up in the intended order.
Dragon Tears are found, specifically, in the filled-in “teardrop” shapes of each Geoglyph. Each one contains a memory that can be viewed after interacting with this small pool of water. If you want to watch the memories again, all you need to do is go to the very bottom of your Adventure Log on the Purah Pad.
First Geoglyph, Rauru
The first Geoglyph you’ll find, and the one you should make a priority to visit, is the Geoglyph of a Zonai, though it’s more than likely that the specific Zonai pictured is Rauru. This Geoglyph is found close to Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower (just a little bit southeast) and by the New Serenne Stable.
Here is where you’ll meet the newly retired Impa, who explains to you her personal quest to search the Geoglyphs for Dragon Tears. She’ll take you up in her hot air balloon once you put it back together with Ultrahand.
Once in the sky, you can get a clear view of the Rauru Geoglyph and can start your search for the first Dragon Tear. To make things easy for you, the Dragon Tear should be found in one of his eyes at the top of the Geoglyph. If you need more specificity, go to the coordinates -1413, 0967, 0124.
The Forgotten Temple
After picking up your first Dragon Tear, if you talk to Impa again, she’ll inform you of a Forgotten Temple at the bottom of a canyon near Tabantha Tundra. To make your search for the different Geoglyphs easier, you should head here as soon as you can.
Unlike Breath of the Wild, there aren’t any enemies to worry about, so you can go straight through until you reach the back of the Forgotten Temple, past the broken Goddess statue. Head as far back as you can go, and eventually, you will encounter a miniature scale map of Hyrule with each Geoglyph carefully placed in its exact location.
Snap a picture with the Purah Pad and continue on your way or continue following this guide for more precise tips and locations.
Second Geoglyph, the Temple
The second Geoglyph can also be easily seen from Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower, though this one is across the canyon and just east of the Lucky Clover Gazette and Rito Village. Rather than run up and down the mountainside to find this Dragon Tear, all you have to do is head straight to the upper-middle section of the temple.
Like the Rauru Geoglyph, the Dragon Tear is found in the filled-in Teardrop. For specific coordinates, go to -2549, 1887, 0319.
Make sure you have some cold-resistant food/elixirs or some cold resistance gear like the Snowquill armor and the Archaic Warm Greaves; otherwise, you’ll probably start taking damage before you can pick up the Dragon Tear and you might die (which would be incredibly frustrating).
Third Geoglyph, Purah Pad
While you’re on your way to Goron City, stop by the Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower to pick up another part of the map and grab the third Geoglyph while you’re at it – this time, though, it’s shaped like a Purah Pad.
The Dragon Tear should be found close to the center upper-center of the screen. Unlike the second Geoglyph, you shouldn’t need any special gear to get close and pick up the next memory. For specific coordinates, you should head to 1826, 0738, 0089.
Fourth Geoglyph, the Dragon
The Dragon Geoglyph can be found directly next to the Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower, and the Dragon Tear can be found in the body, near where it begins to transition into the tail. Look underneath the trees close to the top of the hill, and you should stumble across it pretty quickly. If you want specific coordinates, go to 0697, -1308, 0053.
Fifth Geoglyph, Ganondorf
The Ganondorf Geoglyph needs a bit more prep work as it’s found in the Gerudo Highlands. Considering that the Gerudo area is experiencing intense fluxations in temperature after the Upheaval, you’ll need food or clothing that is cold-resistant.
If you’re crossing the desert, you’ll probably want clothing you can swap to that is also heat resistant. Visit at night if you want to utilize cold resistance and during the day if you have the materials for heat resistance.
This Geoglyph is close to the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower, and you should be able to paraglide over to it relatively easily if you have two full stamina rings. The Dragon Tear can be found on Ganon’s shoulder at the coordinates -3176, -1700, 0419.
Sixth Geoglyph, Queen Sonia
The easiest way to get to the sixth Geoglyph isn’t from a Skyview Tower (though you could launch from the Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower or Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower if you really wanted to), but instead to drop by the Tabantha Bridge Stable.
From here, you can pull out a horse and gallop over to where the Geoglyph of Queen Sonia waits for you. Don’t hesitate to put down a marker on your map if it’ll help you to navigate a bit easier.
Queen Sonia’s Dragon Tear can be found near the right-hand side, just before the biggest swirl of her hair. For an exact location, go to the coordinates -3089, -0075, 0211.
Seventh Geoglyph, Scimitar
The Seventh Geoglyph, the Scimitar, can be found just southeast of Lurelin Village. Be careful when you go here because it is filled with monsters, so you shouldn’t walk in without some good weapons and a decent amount of food.
At this point in the game, however, you’re probably at least somewhat prepared to take on the “pirates” that have made their homes in Lurelin Village. The Dragon Tear can be found in the Scimitar’s hilt on the right side at exactly 3322, -3567, 0005.
Eighth Geoglyph, the Demon King
Although the Demon King Geoglyph seems like it would be one of the hardest ones to reach, if you have the Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower unlocked, it’ll be pretty simple. All you have to do is paraglide over after being launched out of the tower, and you can completely avoid the Gleeok in the region.
Of course, you still have to deal with the frigid cold, but after the snowy and remote locations of some other Geoglyphs, you should know very well by now that the Ancient Greeves and the Snowquill armor set from the Rito village will hold you over just fine.
The Dragon Tear can be found in the middle-left, near the very edge of the Geoglyph. It can easily be picked up at the coordinates -1863, 3620, 0237.
Ninth Geoglyph, Secret Stone
The Secret Stone Geoglyph is on the far right side of the map, with the closest Skyview Tower being just south, located on Mount Lanayru. Although you don’t need cold gear when you’re at the Secret Stone Geoglyph, you will if you’re going to use the Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower.
If you do go this route, you can stop on a Sky Island early on and grab a Zonai Wing with some fans attached to fly stamina-free for most of the way. For me, I was able to get right above it before the wing ran out of time and disappeared, which made diving down to the Geoglyph super easy.
Although you might not have trouble finding the Dragon Tear, here are the coordinates regardless: 4468, -0304, 0075.
Tenth Geoglyph, Memorial Stone
I’ve seen this Geoglyph called a frog, but it’s definitely a Memorial Stone, and the memory hidden within this Dragon Tear only confirms that.
The Memorial Stone is found near the southernmost part of the map, and it’s a bit of a pain to get to. The closest tower is Popla Hills, but regardless of how much stamina you have, you’ll likely end up running on foot still.
Be careful because, like the Demon King Geoglyph, there is a Gleeok somewhat close by. The Dragon Tear is found on the left side, just above the flower, at the coordinates -0652, 2682, 0068.
Eleventh Geoglyph, The Master Sword
The final Geoglyph you’ll find (though not the final Dragon Tear) is the Master Sword. The closest Skyview tower is the Thyphlo Ruins tower, and you should be able to reach the Master Sword Geoglyph quickly and easily by gliding from the tower. Once you do, land at the very tip of the sword to pick up the Dragon Tear. Specifically, you’ll need to land around 0891, 2953, 0362.
Twelfth Dragon Tear
This one is not hidden in a Geoglyph but instead is revealed once you have collected all 11 Dragon Tears from each Geoglyph. After a short cutscene, head to the area where the new Tear has dropped and prepare for some revelations if you haven’t completed the “Find The Fifth Sage” quest line.
This Dragon Tear is right next to a shrine, and I recommend picking it up ASAP (especially if you want to come back later to collect the Silent Princesses). As a quick tip, if you’re trying to upgrade the Champion’s Leathers, let the Silent Princesses be for a handful of in-game hours, and they will begin to spread out and grow in number on their own.
Later you can come back and harvest a good portion of them for upgrades. If you still need some help, the final Dragon Tear is at 4534, 2143, 0000 exactly.
Question: How many Dragon Tears are there in Tears of the Kingdom?
Answer: There are 11 you can collect at any time. After getting all 11 Dragon Tears, the final, secret one will be revealed.
Question: Where are the Geoglyphs in Tears of the Kingdom?
Answer: They’re scattered all throughout Hyrule! However, if you pay close attention, you might learn that they’re actually underneath the path that the Light Dragon follows.
Question: Where is the first Dragon Tear?
Answer: The first Dragon Tear can be found at the Geoglyph of Rauru in Hyrule Ridge. It’s right next to the New Serenne Stable and close to Lindor’s Brow Skyview Tower.
Tears of the Kingdom Dragon Tears Guide: Conclusion
Compared to how you collected memories in Breath of the Wild, I really do think that Nintendo stepped up their game with the Dragon Tears. It feels like less of a struggle to find them, and it requires you to discover almost the entire map.
While writing this article, I went through each memory again and was struck by just how impactful they were, especially with the full voice acting. You do have to work to find them, and once you learn that they’re following underneath the path of the Light Dragon, everything just clicks into place so perfectly.
Their placement seems completely random at first, but once you learn it’s not, it dawns on you just how much thought and care has been put into p, and the small details are just the cherry on top.