The Speed of Light puzzle in the blocked off Sheh Rata shrine allows Link to find the Giant Boomerang early in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This Sheh Rata shrine guide covers how to enter the Sheh Rata shrine, complete the Speed of Light puzzle, and shows you get through the shrine, as well as access the chest that holds the Giant Boomerang in the final chamber. It’s not a difficult task, so follow our Sheh Rata shrine guide and you’ll have the Giant Boomerang in no time!
Sheh Rata shrine is surrounded by a spiked barrier that prevents conventional access. The easiest way to get into the shrine is to shoot a Fire Arrow at the spikes. However, if you don't have any Fire Arrow you can access the shrine by climbing up near the top of Crenel Peak to the west of the shrine. From that height you can safely glide over the spike barrier and reach the shrine.
Once you’re inside, immediately head to the right and look down to see a chest on the platform below. Open the chest to find an Opal gem then circle back around to the main platform where you entered. There’s a large wheel on one side that can be rotated to control the level of water in the shrine. Rotate the wheel and wait for the laser to activate the water faucets.
With the water level raised, switch to the Cryonis tool on your Sheikah Slate and head over to the far right side of the room near where you found the first chest. On the far wall is a light that the laser hits to activate the flow of water in and out of the shrine. It’s too far to swim without drowning, so use ice pillars from the Cryonis tool to make your way over to the light. Switch to the Remote Bomb tool and place it behind the half-wall near the light. Do not detonate the bomb!
Make your way back over to the main platform and switch back to the Cryonis tool. Create ice pillars leading over to the platform where the laser is sitting. From this platform you can swim over to the opening on the far side. You don’t need to cross yet so long as you know you can make it over to the far side quickly.
Timing is important here because you need to turn the wheel again, then quickly use the ice pillars to make it to the far side of the shrine. If you’re took slow the pillars will break and you won’t make it all the way across. When you reach the far side there’s a metal barrel near the now drained pool of water. There’s also a switch at the bottom of the pool, which means you need to move the barrel on top of the switch to activate it.
With the barrel on top of the switch the door to the final chamber opens. Run up the ramp and into the final chamber. To the right is another platform with a chest at the top. Switch back to the Remote Bomb tool and detonate the bomb you placed by the light. This causes the water to fill the shrine again, which means you can use the Cryonis tool to create an ice pillar and reach the chest. Open the chest to find the Giant Boomerang, then drop down and complete the shrine to collect your Spirit Orb.
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