Chaas Qeta Shrine / A Major Test of Strength – BotW

The Chaas Qeta Shrine is one of the only shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is on an island of its own – I recommend it as it has the Climbing Gear which is very useful. The Major Tests of Strength are usually difficult as you have to defeat a powerful guardian scout, but I’ll teach you a trick to make ’em easy. Here’s how!


The Chaas Qeta Shrine is located on the small island which is virtually south of the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and North-East of the Muwo Jeem Shrine. There are a couple of ways to reach the Shrine that you can use!

chaas qeta location

The three easiest ways that I know to reach Chaas Qeta are as follows:

  • BLSS
    • BLSS is a glitch that allows you to hover in the air and glide anywhere you’d like. Check out our Guide to BLSS (BotW) to learn how to perform this amazing trick!
    • I recommend using BLSS from the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab or the Muwo Jeem Shrine.
Using BLSS to reach Chaas Qeta Shrine
  • WindBombs
    • Windbombing is a glitch that allows you to soar through the Sky at great speeds, I use it all the time and you can learn how to using our Guide to Wind Bombs (BotW)!
    • Again, I recommend launching from the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. I also recommend preparing some extra stamina food for this too!
Windbombing to Chaas Qeta from the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
  • Gliding and Swimming
    • Alternatively, you can just glide from the edge of the mountain which the Muwo Jeem Shrine is located on, but 1) this is boring and 2) this requires a lot of Stamina.


The Major Tests of Strength are usually quite difficult so I’ll teach you two methods, the normal way and the easy way.

The Normal Way to defeat a Major Test of Strength

Normally, I recommend preparing some Attack-Up food or clothing as well as upgrading your armour so you don’t take as much damage from the Guardian.

Furthermore, make sure you have several powerful weapons for use in the battle as chances, a few of them will break. The upside to your weapons breaking, however, is that you’ll receive three brilliant Guardian weapons after defeating the Scout. Regardless of having space in your inventory, I fully recommend picking these up.

As for combat, Flurry Rushes and parries definitely come in handy and shock arrows will help. When the scout spins round really quickly and shoots a continuous laser, and updraft will be created. Use the updraft and hover above the scout, then use any weapon by pressing Y above it and smash your weapon to the ground!

Finally, when it starts shooting powerful Guardian Lasers at the end, stand still and look at the scout until it begins to fire, then run to the left or right to dodge the numerous lasers. Whilst its gaining the lasers, use arrows or melee weapons to deal as much damage as possible. I also recommend using Stasis+.

The Easy Way to defeat a Major Test of Strength

The Easy Way that I know to defeat these Annoying Tests of Strength is to set an electric trap for the Guardian Scout to fall into! All you need to set up this trap is either a Thunderblade or a Great Thunderblade and some metal kindling if you will. The metal kindling can be any metal melee weapon, bow or shield.

To set this trap, you need to keep the charge on you Thunderblade active, even if you aren’t holding it. To do this, take out the weapon and use it – perform a strike in the air. Halfway through your air-attack, open your weapon’s menu and drop the Thunderblade. From here, you need to place you metal kindling next to the Thunderblade in order to make a charge. You can do this by dropping the metal with the Thunderblade or by Magnesissing something metal to the blade.

Perform this trick just after you enter the main room of the shrine and then walk over to the scout. Lure it to your very own shocking trap and watch the hilarity as the Guardian Scout is stuck in peril and can’t move!

Extra Tips

You can deal extra damage to the Guardian by attacking as usual, but a critical hit of any kind will push it out of the trap. Therefore, use a two-handed weapon only one swing at a time, a one-handed weapon only three swings at a time and a spear/halberd only five strikes at a time.

This trick can be used to gain loads of great gear as shown in our Gathering Equipment & Weaponry in Breath of the Wild Guide.

You can also use this trick with Flameblades to create an endless source of fire. The blade will then light anything wooden nearby on fire. You can combine the trick with a Thunderblade and a Flameblade to deal double damage to the Guardian!

Full Video Walkthrough

Chaas Qeta Full Shrine Walkthrough

I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope it helped! Feel free to check out our other cache of Shrine Walkthroughs to find whichever one you’re looking for!


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