Dragon tear memory locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Dragon tear memory locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Among the many changes to the surface of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are mysterious, glowing glyphs that have appeared on large swaths of the landscape. Hidden somewhere within each of these images is a small puddle of light. Within these puddles are dragon tearswhich unlock the “Memory” cutscenes fleshing out the stories of Zelda, Rauru, Soniaand Ganondorf.

Whether you’ve put impa (we put her at North Hyrule Plainwest of Lookout Landing), who gives you the “The Dragon’s Tears” main quest to scour every glyph and find every dragon tear, or just investigated a glyph on a whim, collecting every memory is worth it for the context they lend to Tears of the Kingdom‘s narrative. What’s more, finding every Tear will reveal the location of The Master Sword (possibly well before the main story will, depending on the order in which you tackle things).

Below, we’ll outline where to find each glyph, where to find each Dragon Tear within each respective glyph, and some general rules of thumbs that will make this side adventure easier.


What to know about Dragon Tears

We’ll cover the specific Dragon Tear locations for each glyph below, but for those of you seeking some helpful tips to simply nudge you in the right direction, keep these pointers in mind:

  1. When viewing the glyphs from a distance (likely from the sky after you’ve been catapulted from a Skyview Tower), keep an eye out for a tear shape that’s completely filled in with golden “paint,” as opposed to the many hollow tear shapes that litter each glyph. The glowing puddle housing the Dragon Tear will reveal itself in the solid tear shape once you’re almost on top of it.
  2. Because Link needs to be on solid footing in order to “examine” each of the Dragon Tear puddles, these glowing pools will always be on relatively flat ground. This knowledge can help with the glyphs that are drawn on steep hills or cliffsides; in other words, don’t waste time scouring the steepest patches. Your best bet is to investigate the small outcroppings and buttes that would be big and flat enough to house a Dragon Tear puddle.
  3. Finding every Tear will reveal the location of The Master Sword. See our entry for Tear #12: Tears of the Dragon below.
  4. Keep an eye out for rocks at the center of tears and other symmetrical markings in the glyphs — there’s probably a Korok hiding underneath them.

Without further ado, here is the location (complete with map images and coordinates) of each glyph we’ve found so far, along with their corresponding Dragon Tears.


Dragon Tear memory locations

Tear #1 location: Where Am I?

Link stands near the Dragon Tear puddle in the glyph on North Hyrule Plain in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: North Hyrule Plain, west of Lookout Landing

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-0385, 0200, 0957) In the Zonai figure’s head


Tear #2 location: An Unfamiliar World

Link stands in the Dragon Tear puddle in Tabantha Hills in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Tabantha Hills, southeast Hebra region

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-2550, 1888, 0319) Top center of the structure/house


Tear #3 location: Mineru’s Counsel

The glyph and Dragon Tear location for Tear #3: Mineru's Counsel in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: South of Eldin Canyon

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (1828, 0737, 0089) Center of the Purah Pad


Tear #4 location: The Gerudo Assault

Link stands in the Dragon Tear puddle for the glyph east of Batrea Lake in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: East of Batrea Lake, northwest of Dueling Peaks

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (0695, -1309, 0053) In the grove of trees midway up the serpent’s tail, on the northwest side of the glyph


Tear #5 location: A Show of Fealty

Link stands in the Dragon Tear puddle near Sapphia's Table via The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Sapphia’s Table, Gerudo Highlands

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-3178, 1699, 0418) In Ganondorf’s shoulder


Tear #6 location: Zelda and Sonia

The glyph and Dragon Tear location for Tear#6: Zelda and Sonia in The Legend of Zelda;  Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Southwest of Hyrule Ridge

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-3096, -0077, 0211) In Mineru’s right hip


Tear #7 location: Sonia is Caught by Treachery

Glyph and Dragon Tear location for Tear #7: Sonia is Caught by Treachery in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Gogobi Hills, curved peninsula on the southwest side of Necluda Sea

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (3325, -3566, 0004) In the dagger’s hilt


The glyph and corresponding Dragon Tear for Tear 8: Birth of the Demon King in The Legend of Zelda: tears of the Kingdom

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Tear #8 location: Birth of the Demon King

Glyph location: North of Tabantha Tundra

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-1863, 3621, 0236) At the base of Ganondorf’s left arm


Tear #9 location: The Sages’ Vow

The glyph location and Dragon Tear location for Tear#9: The Sages' Vow in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Peninsula south of Lanayru Sea

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (4467, -0305, 0074) On the bottom right side of the Secret Stone


Tear #10 location: A King’s Duty

Link stands near the Dragon Tear puddle on the western banks of Lake Hylia in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: Eastern slopes of Mount Faloraa, western banks of Lake Hylia, near the Great Plateau

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (-0649, -2682, 0068) Top left “prong” of the image


Tear #11 location: A Master Sword in Time

The map location of the glyph and Dragon Tear #11 in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: North of Great Hyrule Forest

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (0892, 2951, 0362) At the bottom of the Master Sword, the tip of the blade


Tear #12 location: Tears of the Dragon

The location of the final Dragon Tear (Tears of the Dragon) in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Glyph location: N/A (Note: This Tear will only appear once all 11 previous Tears have been collected.)

Dragon Tear map coordinates and location: (4534, 2143, 0000) At the center of the spiral of Rist Peninsula

The memory attached to Tear #12: Tears of the Dragon, and the cutscene following the memory, will reveal the location of the Master Sword. We’ve covered another way to uncover the Master Sword location here.

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