The puzzle of the Sunken Scoop is what you’ll find when you venture into the Daka Tuss shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This Daka Tuss shrine guide covers each of the puzzles inside so you can quickly and easily breeze through the shrine and collect the Spirit Orb at the end. The Daka Tuss shrine is located in the small islands of the Lanayru Wetlands, north of Kakariko Village and shouldn’t be too difficult to find. You can follow our written guide in this article or our video guide where the Daka Tuss shrine begins at the 20:17 mark.
When you get inside the Daka Tuss shrine, switch your Sheikah Slate to the Magnesis tool. In the first pool there are three balls floating on the water, with a metal bowl at the bottom of the pool. Activate the Magnesis tool and use the bowl at the bottom to collect one of the balls. Move the bowl over to the caged area near the corner of the pool and drop the ball into it to unlock the first door. There are a few ways to drop the ball into the caged area, but any swift movement to the right or left is enough to remove the ball and drop it in.
Continue using the Magnesis tool on the bowl as you run into the next room where another pool awaits. This room may look very similar to the last, but there are two big differences. First off, the caged area in the corner now has a top that will not allow a ball to simply fall into it. Secondly, there’s a switch at the bottom of the pool.
Your task is to collect one of the floating balls again and drop it on top of the caged area (even with the top still covering the cage). Once the ball is resting on top of the cage, maneuver the bowl so that it’s over the switch in the pool, then release it from the Magnesis so it sinks to the bottom of the pool and activates the switch. This unlocks the ceiling of the cage and allows the ball to drop right in. Subsequently, this also drains the water from the pool.
Before you drop down into the drained pool, head back in the previous room and drop down into that drained pool to find a doorway that leads to a chest. Open the chest to find a Silver Longsword (attack 22), then head back into the other room, drop down into the drained pool and head through the opening in the corner. Continue up the ramp to enter the final room of the chamber and from here you can easily collect your Spirit Orb and be on your way!
For more shrine guides and general strategy be sure to check out our Zelda: Breath of the Wild game hub.